Category: Oscars Watch

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association picked “Belfast” as the Best Film of 2021, but overall, they spread the love. Not only did “Belfast” win Best Film, it also won Best Original Screenplay. “The Power of the Dog” won Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay while “tick, tick… Boom!” won Best Actor and Best Editing. Winning three technical awards was … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

With the way the earlier awards were landing, you could have narrowed down the Atlanta Film Critics Circle’s pick for Best Picture to two films. It was either going to be “The Power of the Dog,” which won Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Cinematography, or “Licorice Pizza,” which tied for Best Lead Actress and Best Ensemble and won for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

“Cyrano” and Peter Dinklage were the big winners after the Detroit Film Critics Society announced their winners today. With an Academy favorite director at the helm in Joe Wright, I would say we’ll be seeing a lot of “Cyrano” at the Oscars. Despite having the most nominations, “CODA” failed to win anything. Also with several nominations, “King Richard” earned Jon Berthal a well-deserved Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 24th British Independent Film Awards

QUICK LIST Best British Independent Film: “After Love”Best Director: Aleem Khan — “After Love”Best Screenplay: “After Love” — Aleem KhanBest Actor: Adeel Akhtar — “Ali & Ava”Best Actress: Joanna Scanlan — “After Love”Best Supporting Actor: Talid Ariss — “After Love”Best Supporting Actress: Vinette Robinson — “Boiling Point”Breakthrough Performance: Nell Barlow — “Sweetheart”Best Debut Director: Aleem Khan — “After Love”Best Debut Screenwriter: Cathy Brady — … Read More Oscars Watch: 24th British Independent Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Nominees

The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association announced their nominees today, with “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog” being the focus of eleven nominations each. The group will announce their winners on Monday, December 6th at 8AM ET QUICK LIST Best Film “Belfast” “The Green Knight” “The Power of the Dog” “tick, tick…BOOM!” “West Side Story” Best Director Kenneth Branagh — “Belfast” Jane … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

It’s hard to say exactly what one film lands as the Detroit Film Critics Society’s favorite as they dropped their nominees this afternoon. Films that land in a few categories include “CODA,” “Don’t Look Up,” and “King Richard.” The group will announce their winners after the weekend, on Monday, December 6,2021. Detroit Film Critics Society BEST PICTURE “Belfast” “CODA” “Cyrano” “Don’t Look Up” “King … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

It’s safe to say that most of those named winners by the New York Film Critics Circle this morning will go on to get Oscar nominations. Jane Campion, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lady Gaga, Paul Thomas Anderson, and “Flee” have to be strong contenders for the Oscars already. The one huge pleasant surprise is the Critics Circle awarding its top film of the year to the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 93rd National Board of Review Awards (2021)

Paul Thomas Anderson and “Licorice Pizza” earn their first big wins of the season, as the National Board of Review adorns them with their top honors; Best Picture and Best Director. “King Richard” also comes in big, grabbing acting wins for both Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis. Asghar Farhadi inches closer to more Oscar recognition as well, winning Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign … Read More Oscars Watch: 93rd National Board of Review Awards (2021)

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Sunset Circle Awards

The 2nd Annual Sunset Circle Awards were swept by “Dune.” Almost everything it as nominated for, it won, apart from Best Supporting Actress (Rebecca Ferguson). That means “Dune” won Best Film, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Best Cinematography, Best Score, and Scene Stealer. Also, she might only have one win so far, but I feel a Kristen Stewart Oscar win this year. SUNSET CIRCLE BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Sunset Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Hollywood Critics Association Award Nominees

The Hollywood Critics Association announced the nominees for their year-in-review awards, which will be announced January 8, 2022 at Avalon Hollywood. Some highlights include lots of love for “Dune,” “Last Night in Soho,”and “CODA” and continued love for “Spencer” “Belfast,” and “King Richard,” which are Oscar favorites as well. Hollywood Critics Association BEST PICTURE “Being the Ricardos” “Belfast” “CODA” “Dune” “King Richard” “Last Night … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Hollywood Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual International Press Academy Satellite Award Nominees

The 26th annual International Press Academy Satellite Awards will be held on January 5, 2022. The group of professional entertainment journalists honor the best in films and television, with nominees including “Belfast,” “Dune,” and “CODA” on the film side and “Succession,” “Mare of Easttown,” and “The Kominsky Method” on the television side. TELEVISION

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Oscars Watch: 31st Independent Film Project Gotham Awards

“The Lost Daughter” and “CODA” were two big winners at the 31st Independent Film Project Gotham Awards. “The Lost Daughter” writer-director Maggie Gyllenhaal took the stage four times, winning Best Director and Best Screenplay, relaying Olivia Colman’s speech for winning Outstanding Lead Performance, and accepting the Best Feature award at the end of the show. Overall, the ceremony landed perfectly, with an equal amount … Read More Oscars Watch: 31st Independent Film Project Gotham Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Sunset Circle Award Nominees

In their second annual end-of-the-year awards, the Sunset Circle has officially announced its nominees. At the head of the pack are films like “Being the Ricardos,” “Belfast,” “King Richard,” and “Spencer.” There’s also plenty of love for “Cyrano,” “Dune,” and “Don’t Look Up.” Although some of these films don’t land for public consumption for a few more weeks, they will present their winners on … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Sunset Circle Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 31st Independent Film Project Gotham Award Nominees

After moving to January last year because of the coronavirus, the Independent Film Project Gotham Awards move back to November. The first awards ceremony of the gate, the films accepted here are made at a ceiling of $35 million. With the most nominations, “The Lost Daughter” and “Passing” are strong contenders to win in their categories, with “The Green Knight” popping up a few … Read More Oscars Watch: 31st Independent Film Project Gotham Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards

We knew coming into the 93rd Academy Awards that this would be an unprecedented year. Not only was it the most extended Oscars season in history, but it took place during a time when shared theatrical experiences were nonexistent. This year’s Oscars made history. Chloé Zhao became the first female director of color to win Best Directing. Only the second female to ever win … Read More Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards Predictions

The most extended Oscars award season culminates tomorrow with the 93rd Academy Awards. 2020 was a year that tested us as a people, and it’s not over yet. But it’s essential to take a step back and hopefully be able to breathe a slight sense of normalcy, if only in experiencing the yearly tradition of Hollywood awarding itself. Thanks to the quarantine, I was … Read More Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual EE British Academy Of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

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Oscars Watch: 25th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

Solidifying his spot as the Oscars front-runner, Donald Graham Burt and his work on “Mank” is about to win him an Academy Award. Nathan Crowley and “Tenet” won for Fantasy Film, and, as they’re also Oscar-nominated, you can’t completely count them out. A win here for “Soul,” which is already the front-runner in the Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars, just confirms that … Read More Oscars Watch: 25th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Get that Oscar ready for Chloé Zhao, at least in the directing category. Not only did she unprecedentedly sweep the critics’ awards this year, but she’s also now won the Directors Guild’s highest honor for her work on “Nomadland.” Awarded for his first feature, Darius Marder won the First-Time Narrative Feature award for his directing work on “Sound Of Metal.” And, “The Truffle Hunters, … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

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Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Oscar race took one step closer to answering some of our questions Sunday night while leaving us even more puzzled with others. Taking the big Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award was “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Not long ago, pundits called Aaron Sorkin’s film the Best Picture front-runner for the Oscars because it had been nominated or … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Oscars Watch: 1st Annual Set Decorators Society of America Awards

In their first ever awards ceremony, the Set Decorators Society of America awarded “Promising Young Woman” and “Mank” as their choices for Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a Contemporary Feature Film and a Period Feature Film, respectively. For Sci-Fi/Fantasy, the award went to “Tenet” and for Comedy/Musical, they awarded “The Prom.” With “Mank” being the favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Production … Read More Oscars Watch: 1st Annual Set Decorators Society of America Awards

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Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards

We’re still over a month away from the Oscars, but tonight, we got another piece of the puzzle. The Producers Guild announced their winners, with “Nomadland” taking the top prize. The groundswell around director Chloé Zhao was apparent, but the Best Picture narrative was still pretty undetermined. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” has all the precursory wins that generally lead to a Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards

Two screenplays moved one step closer to winning an Academy Award on Sunday. Emerald Fennell and her script for “Promising Young Woman” are all but the front-runners to win the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. On the other hand, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” which won the WGA award for Adapted Screenplay, does not have as much confidence behind it. Many believe that “Borat” winning here … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

After being nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, “Minari” is having a nice little run of wins, this time being awarded Best Film by the Austin Film Critics Association. Right during Austin’s virtual SXSW Film Festival, they took this opportunity to announce all there winners, essentially splitting them between “Minari” and “Nomadland.” Apart from Best Film, “Minari” also won Best Original Screenplay, Best Ensemble, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

With a few more critics awards trickling in, the Phoenix Critics Circle has named “Minari,” which is an Oscar Best Picture nominee, as their Best Picture winner. The film also won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress. Chloé Zhao, however, was able to keep her streak alive by winning the Best Director award for her work on “Nomadland.” Carey Mulligan won Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards Nominations Predictions Scorecard

Last year, I guessed 89 out of the 124 nominees correctly. This year, I predicted 89 to the dot. However, since they combined the two sound mixing categories and only eight films were nominated for Best Picture, the total number ended up at 118. By lowering that number, my percentage actually got better, going from 72% last year to 75% this year. I nailed … Read More Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards Nominations Predictions Scorecard

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Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards Nominees

After the longest-running Academy Award season, the nominations for 2020 were finally announced this morning by Priyanka Chopra-Jonas and Nick Jonas. It was also officially announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president David Rubin that the Awards would take place between the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles, a first for the Oscars. For the nominations, it seems … Read More Oscars Watch: 93rd Academy Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Awards

The University Of Southern California announced the recipient of the 33rd annual Scripter Award, which honors what they consider to be the best in adapted screenplays for the year. No huge surprise this year, with Chloé Zhao continuing her victory lap, winning for the screenplay of Best Picture hopeful, “Nomadland.” Also no surprise was the winner in the episodic series category, with “The Queen’s … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Awards

Oscars Watch: My Predictions for the 93rd Academy Awards Nominations

Early tomorrow morning, the nominees for the longest Oscars award season of all-time will be announced by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. At 5:19AM PST nonetheless. An unprecedented year for everyone will finally answer some questions about what has been deemed the best movie of the year? There are some solid “locks” in some categories. “Nomadland” and Chloé Zhao were the darlings of the … Read More Oscars Watch: My Predictions for the 93rd Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

With just a few short days before the Academy announces their nominees for the Best of 2020, the Georgia Film Critics Association has chimed in with their award winners. “Nomadland” and Chloé Zhao were the big winners yet again, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay, with Joshua James Richards winning Best Cinematography. “Sound Of Metal” was a two award winner, taking … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 71st Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award Nominees

If you were wondering which films might be nominees in the Oscar’s Best Film Editing category, the American Cinema Editors have announced their nominations for the 71st Eddie Awards. Best Picture front-runners “Mank,” “Nomadland,” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” landed as expected, while “Minari” and “Sound Of Metal,” who are leaning toward getting a Best Picture nomination as well, show up here … Read More Oscars Watch: 71st Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 35th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

The American Society Of Cinematographers released their nominees today, mixed with a few surprises. Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC was probably the biggest surprise, getting nominated for his recent work on the Russo Brothers’ latest film “Cherry,” which was critically panned. Not a surprise were the front-runners Joshua James Richards (“Nomadland”) and Erik Messerschmidt (“Mank”) getting nominations. Expect to see their names on Oscar nomination … Read More Oscars Watch: 35th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 14th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

The 14th annual Cinema Eye Honors were announced this week, focusing on non-fiction films and those behind them. When comparing the winners to the Academy’s shortlist for Best Documentary Feature, there’s quite a few films that match up. Not necessarily an iron clad predictor, it does shed some light on what’s coming across with a voting body. “Collective,” which was highly touted by the … Read More Oscars Watch: 14th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual EE British Academy Of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

As we inch closer to true equality and inclusivity, here we stand with two women, one man of Korean descent, and two white men as the Directors Guild’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Narrative Feature Film. The odds-on favorite has to be Chloé Zhao, who not only decimated all the Critics Awards thus far, but was honored by the HFPA at the … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 African American Film Critics Association Awards

Last year, Jordan Peele and his horror film “Us” were the big winners of the African American Film Critics Association Awards. This year, it was split between “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “One Night In Miami.” “Judas and the Black Messiah” won Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Debut Director while “One Night In Miami” won Best Director, Best Screenplay, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 African American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual Producers Guild Award Nominees

As we draw closer to the 92nd Academy Award nominations being announced, the Producers Guild chimes in with their nominees today. Some of the nominees seem like no-brainers like “Nomadland,” “Minari,” “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” At the Oscars, they will be showing up in a lot of categories, so a Best Picture nomination seems likely. Then … Read More Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual Producers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

With Oscar nominations a week away, “Nomadland,” “Minari,” and inclusion were the big winners out of the Detroit Film Critics Society awards. Chloé Zhao won Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for her work on “Nomadland,” while the film itself won Best Picture and Frances McDormand won for Best Actress. “Minari” won Best Ensemble, Best Adapted Screenplay for Lee Isaac Chung, and Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Taye Diggs hosted the 26th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night. With a few actors in the studio to help present and many more available on Zoom calls, the awards were given out for one of the most unprecedented years in memory. Taking the big awards was “Nomadland,” which took Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay. … Read More Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

If there’s one thing being proved this awards season, it’s that “Nomadland” transcends geography, genders, and race by winning for either Best Picture or Best Director and in a lot of cases, both. The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association was one of those groups that awarded it both. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Soul” were big winners, taking home three awards apiece. “Minari” and “One … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 10th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International named “Promising Young Woman” their Best Film of the year, while “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Schitt’s Creek” were honored as their favorite series. Along with the “Promising Young Woman,” Carey Mullian was awarded Best Lead Actress, but instead of Emerald Fennell winning Best Director, that went, yet again, to Chloé Zhao for “Nomadland.” Aaron Sorkin … Read More Oscars Watch: 10th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

The awards are still coming in for 2020’s beloved “Nomadland,” this time being awarded Best Picture by the Las Vegas Film Critics Society. Chloé Zhao was also awarded yet another Best Director honor while Joshua James Richards won the Best Cinematography award. Another multi-winner was “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Not only did Daniel Kaluuya win Best Supporting Actor but the film also won … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Nominees

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have named their nominees for the year in 2020. Headed in, “Sound Of Metal” had to be the clear front-runner and it indeed showed up in the Feature Effects/Foley category. Other films that could easily find their way to an Oscar nomination in the now combined Sound category are “Soul,” “Tenet,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE … Read More Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 4th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards

The Hollywood Critics Association honored the winners of their 4th Annual Awards ceremony. “Promising Young Woman” ended up with Best Picture, which was no surprise when you see that it won across the board, winning a total of four awards as well as Emerald Fennell winning the Filmmaker on the Rise award. Darius Marder, the director of “Sound Of Metal,” was honored for the … Read More Oscars Watch: 4th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

With no Oscars shortlist for the Costume Design category, the Costume Designers Guild’s nominees are as close as we’re going to get before the Academy releases their nominees on March 15th. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” has to be the favorite going in. Ann Roth won for her work in “The English Patient” and was nominated three other times. “Mank” and “Emma” seem like safe … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

The AARP Movies for Grownups have hoisted “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” onto their shoulders and declared it their Best Picture winner. Along with that win, Aaron Sorkin won a pair of awards for directing and writing “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” something that could play much closer to what’s predicted in terms for the Oscars. Anthony Hopkins winning Best Actor and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

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Oscars Watch: 57th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 1st Ever Set Decorators Society of America Awards Nominees

“Mank” might be the favorite headed into the Oscars, but there’s plenty of set directors to celebrate this year. The first ever Set Decorators Society of America Awards are doing that with four different categories to honor.

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Annie Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 19th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Nominees

If you’re using the nominees from Visual Effects Society Awards as a barometer for what the Oscar nominations will look like, there’s a few films that lead the pack. “Soul” leads the pack with multiple nominations. “Mulan” and “The Midnight Sky,” which made the Oscar shortlist, show up a few times here, along with “Bloodshot,” “Mank,” and “The One and Only Ivan.” Missing complete … Read More Oscars Watch: 19th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

What a breath of fresh of air. For once, the rest of the industry is on point with the Online Association of Female Film Critics so much so that there’s nothing that hasn’t already gotten love. “Promising Young Woman” did take the top prize over “Nomadland,” but Chloé Zhao was still able to take Best Director. Don’t worry, however, because Emerald Fennell was still … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

Can “Nomadland” get any more buzzy? Not only has been sweeping the critics’ awards, it is now a Golden Globe winner. The Phoenix Film Critics Society followed suit, naming it Best Picture and awarding Chloé Zhao for Best Director and Joshua James Richards for Best Cinematography. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” won Best Actor and Best Costume Design, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” won … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2nd Annual Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards

What film could have won the Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film award other than “Soul” and Trent Reznor and company? It’s been the score to watch this awards season and is, by far, the front-runner for the Academy’s Best Original Score category. “Husavik – My Hometown” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” won the Outstanding Original Song for Visual … Read More Oscars Watch: 2nd Annual Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards

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Oscars Watch: 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

In a hybrid setting between two venues, one in New York and one in Los Angeles, and a virtual environment of Zoom calls in all the nominees’ houses, the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards commenced. With no real red carpet moments, the stars turned out on Instagram to show off their latest award fashion. The actual audience of the show was made of masked … Read More Oscars Watch: 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

The 2020 Art Directors Guild Award nominees were announced today, giving a better glimpse into what five films could get an Oscar nomination for Best Production Design. The Best Picture favorites are likely to be the front-runners here, with “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” taking the lead. Specialty films like “Mulan” and “Tenet” should not be counted … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

All the “Nomadland” and Chloé Zhao supporters out there must be ecstatic with the way the critics’ award season has panned out. Not only Zhao and “Nomadland” been the majority winners, they’ve swept more than I’ve ever seen a film and a director sweep in a given year. They’ve won again with the Southeastern Film Critics Association, taking Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

Even the critics North of our borders loved “Nomadland,” as the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awarded it with Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress. “Minari” was shown some love as well, winning Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress. Daniel Kaluuya continued his surge for Best Supporting Actor front-runner, and Aaron Sorkin beat out Jack Fincher and Emerald Fennell for Best Screenplay … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

“Nomadland” won almost everywhere it could throughout the Iowa Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and even a first win in the Best Score category. No other film won more than one award, with “Sound of Metal,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “Minari” all winning awards for acting and “One Night In Miami” winning Best Song. BEST PICTURE “Nomadland” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

“Promising Young Woman” came, saw, and concurred the Nevada Film Critics Society Awards, winning all the major awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Original Screenplay for Emerald Fennell, and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan. “The Father” won Best Adapted Screenplay and tied in the Best Actor category, with Anthony Hopkins sharing the award with Riz Ahmed from “Sound of Metal.” Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 International Film Music Critics Association Awards

“The Personal History of David Copperfield” was the big winner at the 2020 International Film Music Critics Association Awards, winning both Film Score of the Year and Best Comedy Score. “The Queen’s Gambit” won two awards on the television end, winning Best Television Score and Best Composition of the Year. Not much pertains here to the Oscars as none of the Film Scores of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 International Film Music Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees

The nominees for the 8th annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards were announced this morning. Match this with the shortlist from the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch, and you get a pretty good idea what is ranking high to get an Oscar nomination. A few of those films include “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,” “Hillbilly … Read More Oscars Watch: 8th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 British Independent Film Awards

The British Independent Film Awards were announced today and, although most of the films will have little bearing on the Academy Awards, it may still put some films on your radar that weren’t there before. “Rocks” and “His House” were two of the big winners. “Rocks” took Best British Independent Film, both Supporting Acting awards, Most Promising Newcomer, and Best Casting, while “His House” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 British Independent Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Writers Guild of America Award Nominees

One of the biggest indicators in determining the Writing nominees at the Oscars, the Writers Guild of America announced their nominations today. Some predicted entries were there, like “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “One Night In Miami,” but there were plenty surprises. Many were hoping for “Promising Young Woman” to make it and it did, as did “Judas and the Black Messiah” … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Writers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 25th Annual International Press Academy Satellite Awards

The International Press Academy showed tons of love to “Nomadland,” awarding it Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director, and Best Actress (Drama) at their 25th Satellite Awards. Other films with multiple wins included “Mank,” “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” and “Sound Of Metal.” MOTION PICTURE BEST MOTION PICTUREDRAMA “Nomadland BEST MOTION PICTURECOMEDY OR MUSICAL “The Forty-Year-Old Version” BEST DIRECTOR Chloé Zhao“Nomadland” BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION … Read More Oscars Watch: 25th Annual International Press Academy Satellite Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

“Nomadland” was the big winner of the Seattle Film Critics Society Awards, not only winning the top prize of Best Picture, but taking Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing. The only film that had a chance of beating it was “Minari,” which ended up winning Best Supporting Actress, Best Youth Performance, and Best Film Not in the English Language. “Tenet” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Straying from the pack slight, the Utah Film Critics Association handed out their awards. Best Picture strayed from “Nomadland” and went to “Minari” instead. Also stepping outside the box in Best Directing, they awarded Regina King for her work on “One Night In Miami.” Leslie Odom Jr. was also able to grab Best Supporting Performance (Male) for the same film. Nice to see a … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association spread their love around this year between “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Mank,” and “Minari.” Winning Best Picture and Best Cinematography was “Nomadland,” as well as continuing the unprecedented run for Chloé Zhao and her Best Director sweep of the awards season. “Minari” won Best Foreign Language Feature and Russell Smith Award for best low budget film. “Promising Young … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

“Nomadland” was the big winner at the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards, winning five awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. “Minari” and “One Night In Miami” had a good showing as well, winning multiple awards, as was “Soul,” which grabbed three awards. BEST FILM “Nomadland” BEST DIRECTOR Chloé Zhao“Nomadland” BEST ACTOR Chadwick Boseman“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” BEST ACTRESS … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 93rd Academy Award Visual Effects Nomination

VISUAL EFFECTS SHORTLIST: “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” “Bloodshot” “Love and Monsters” “Mank” “The Midnight Sky” “Mulan” “The One and Only Ivan” “Soul” “Tenet” “Welcome to Chechnya” Where is “The Invisible Man” on this shortlist? It may have not been the front runner, but it definitely deserved to be apart of the conversation. On March 6, the Visual … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 93rd Academy Award Visual Effects Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Live Action Shorts Nearing 93rd Academy Award Nomination

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) SHORTLIST: “Bittu” “Da Yie” “Feeling Through” “The Human Voice” “The Kicksled Choir” “The Letter Room” “The Present” “Two Distant Strangers” “The Van” “White Eye” Two things are bound to get noticed when it comes to the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch picking the final five nominees: poignant subject matter and stars. As “The Human Voice” has Tilda Swinton starring … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Live Action Shorts Nearing 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 93rd Academy Award Nomination

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) SHORTLIST: “Burrow” “Genius Loci” “If Anything Happens I Love You” “Kapaemahu” “Opera” “Out” “The Snail and the Whale” “To Gerard” “Traces” “Yes-People” When it comes to the Best Animated Shorts category, Disney+Pixar usually rules the day. This year they have two shorts competing. To bet against either of them is foolish. “Burrow” was my pick from the get-go and “Out” is … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 93rd Academy Award Nomination

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Songs Pared Down for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) SHORTLIST: “Turntables” from “All In: The Fight for Democracy”Written by Janelle Monáe, Nathaniel Irvin III and George “George 2.0.” A. Peters IIPerformed by Janelle Monáe “See What You’ve Done” from “Belly of the Beast”Written by Mary J. Blige, Darhyl Camper, Jr., Denisia Andrews and Brittany ConeyPerformed by Mary J. Blige “Wuhan Flu” from “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Erran … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Songs Pared Down for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Scores Considered for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) SHORTLIST: “Ammonite” — Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann “Blizzard of Souls” — Lolita Ritmanis “Da 5 Bloods” — Terence Blanchard “The Invisible Man” — Benjamin Wallfisch “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” — John Debney “The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)” — Gabriel Yared “The Little Things” — Thomas Newman “Mank” — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross “The Midnight Sky” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Scores Considered for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 93rd Academy Award Makeup & Hairstyling Nomination

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING SHORTLIST: “Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” “Emma” “The Glorias” “Hillbilly Elegy” “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” “The Little Things” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” “Mank” “One Night in Miami…” “Pinocchio” On Saturday, March 6, the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will convene to watch seven-minute excerpts from the ten films they shortlisted today. Among them … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 93rd Academy Award Makeup & Hairstyling Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

INTERNATIONAL feature SHORTLIST: Bosnia and Herzegovina — “Quo Vadis, Aida?” Chile — “The Mole Agent” Czech Republic — “Charlatan” Denmark — “Another Round” France — “Two of Us” Guatemala — “La Llorona” Hong Kong — “Better Days” Iran — “Sun Children” Ivory Coast — “Night of the Kings” Mexico — “I’m No Longer Here” Norway — “Hope” Romania — “Collective” Russia — “Dear Comrades!” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Short Films in Contention for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM SHORTLIST: “Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa” “Call Center Blues” “Colette” “A Concerto Is a Conversation” “Do Not Split” “Hunger Ward” “Hysterical Girl” “A Love Song for Latasha” “The Speed Cubers” “What Would Sophia Loren Do?” Today, the Academy announced the shortlist for the Best Documentary Short category as part of the delayed 93rd Academy Awards. One hundred fourteen shorts were eligible … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Short Films in Contention for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

DOCUMENTARY feature SHORTLIST: “All In: The Fight for Democracy” “Boys State” “Collective” “Crip Camp” “Dick Johnson Is Dead” “Gunda” “MLK/FBI” “The Mole Agent” “Notturno” “My Octopus Teacher” “The Painter and the Thief” “76 Days” “Time” “The Truffle Hunters” “Welcome to Chechnya” Today, the Academy announced the shortlist for the Best Documentary Feature category as part of the delayed 93rd Academy Awards. Starting as two … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Up in Canada, the Toronto Film Critics Association showed their love for “Nomadland,” awarding it with their Best Picture honor, as well as Best Director to Chloé Zhao and Best Actress to Frances McDormand. Daniel Kaluuya continues to earn awards for his supporting role in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” hopefully continuing on a trajectory that will lead him to an Oscar nomination BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 London Film Critics Circle Awards

A trip across the pond to London and the London Film Critics Circle Awards tells us that “Nomadland” is just as popular overseas as it is here in the States. Winning four awards including Film of the Year and Screenwriter of the Year, “Nomadland” continues its hot streak. However, Chloé Zhao did not win Director of the Year, which went to Steve McQueen and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 London Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 238 Documentary Features Eligible for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

Narrowing 238 documentary features down to 15 seems like an almost impossible task. Someday I’d really like to talk to the Academy members whose job it is to whittle them down. Instead of just picking the five I think will get Oscar nominations, I decided to expand and guess the 15 documentaries that will be shortlisted next week. I broke them into three different … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 238 Documentary Features Eligible for 93rd Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 27 Animated Features Eligible for 93rd Academy Award Nominations

#1: “SOUL” — WALT DISNEY PICTURES + PIXAR ANIMATION Not to give this award away before the Oscars have even announced their nominees, but the Animated Feature category is all Pixar’s “Soul.” There will just be no beating it. As good as I imagine “Wolfwalkers” is, there’s a reason Pixar has won sixteen Academy Awards. “Soul” will also likely be competing in Best Original … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 27 Animated Features Eligible for 93rd Academy Award Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

Before the buzz had even died on the Golden Globe nominations from yesterday, the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominees this morning. Many of the same nominees carried over from the Globes. And many of the “mistakes” that the Hollywood Foreign Press were accused of were rectified by SAG. However, some new problems might have been raised. One of those problems is likely to … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

This year’s batch of Golden Globe nominations is bound to ruffle some feathers. Voted on by the 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press (journalists and photographers from mostly outside the United States), the Golden Globes is never the most significant predictor for the Academy Awards. Compare that to the Academy, which comprises almost 10,000 members and includes professionals in the industry. The decisions … Read More Oscars Watch: 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

In the interest of being honest, my predictions here are mainly just stabs in the dark. I follow the Oscars and the awards season leading up to them fairly closely. I get an idea what has groundswell, what history says the Academy votes for, and just a general gut feeling regarding certain films. But there’s nothing close to science behind my picks. I mainly … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 93rd Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards

If there was a way to “sweep” the Sundance Film Festival, “Coda” found the way. Taking home four awards including the Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Feature, the film stands for Child Of Deaf Adult and follows a young, speaking girl with a passion for singing as she acts as a bridge between her deaf family and the outside world. Questlove’s documentary, “Summer Of … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

In a week that will not only see Golden Globe Award nominations, but Screen Actors Guild as well, the Atlanta Film Critics Circle kicks it off with their picks of 2020’s best. No huge surprise, they picked “Nomadland” for Best Picture and Chloé Zhao for Best Director. Following suit with other trends, Carey Mulligan and Riz Ahmed both won in the leading actress and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Oklahoma Panhandle Film Critics Circle Awards

The Oklahoma Panhandle Film Critics Circle, not to be confused with the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, announced their winners for the 2020 season. “Mank” ended up being their Best Picture winner, while Chloé Zhao continues her streak with winning Best Director critics’ awards. A big difference here, however, was Zendaya winning Best Actress for “Malcolm & Marie,” while Sam Levinson won for Best Screenplay. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Oklahoma Panhandle Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

The 11th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards honored the best composers, musicians, songwriters, and supervisors of 2020. The Original Score winners in the genre films (Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Independent, etc.) were fairly easy to pick this year, with “Tenet,” “The Invisible Man,” and “Minari” all landing as the ones I would have picked. However, the winner of the Best Original Score for Feature Film … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Another film critics group that is usually one of the first out of the gate during the start of awards season, the New York Film Critics Online released their winners today. “Minari” took their top award of Best Picture as well as Best Foreign Language film and tying for Best Supporting Actress. “Promising Young Woman” actually took three awards, with Carey Mulligan winning Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

Mark down another win for “Nomadland” and Chloé Zhao, both of which have been dominating this awards season. Linda May even picked up her first award for Best Newcomer. Speaking of first awards, Steven Yeun grabbed his first Best Actor award for his performance in “Minari.” The film also brought home Best Supporting Actress and Foreign Language film. Best Ensemble went to “The Trial … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 92nd National Board of Review Awards (2020)

Usually one of the first voices heard during a normal awards season, the National Board of Review released their 2020 year-in winners today, with “Da 5 Bloods” receiving Best Picture, Director, and Ensemble, with Chadwick Boseman also posthumously receiving their Icon Award. “Minari” and “Sound Of Metal” each won a pair of awards, but a film that has not been mentioned much during this … Read More Oscars Watch: 92nd National Board of Review Awards (2020)

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Oscars Watch: 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

The Film Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced this morning online, with Olivia Wilde, Barry Jenkins, and Loverne Cox announcing the nominees via their homes and Zoom cameras. A new feature to this year’s Spirit Awards is the television category, which honors series in their debut seasons. The ceremony departs from its usual Saturday before the Oscars time slot, instead airing Thursday, April 22 … Read More Oscars Watch: 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Online Film Critics Society Awards

“Nomadland” all but swept the Online Film Critics Society Awards, winning a total of six awards including Best Picture, Director, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, and Cinematography. Emerald Fennell came away with a pair of awards for her film “Promising Young Woman,” winning Best Debut Feature and Best Original Screenplay. Also grabbing a pair of wins was “Soul,” with Best Animated Feature and Best Original … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR “Da 5 Bloods”Netflix “Judas And The Black Messiah”Warner Bros. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”Netflix “Mank”Netflix “Minari”A24 “One Night In Miami…”Amazon Studios “Nomadland”Searchlight Pictures “Soul”Disney+Pixar “Sound Of Metal”Amazon Studios “The Trial Of The Chicago 7”Netflix AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR “Better Call Saul”AMC “Bridgerton”Netflix “The Crown”Netflix “The Good Lord Bird”Showtime “Lovecraft Country”HBO “The Mandalorian”Disney Plus “Mrs. America”Hulu “The Queen’s Gambit”Netflix … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

In the first Best Picture tie of this award’s season, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle honored both “Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman” with its biggest award. They both won two additional awards, with “Nomadland” winning Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Chloé Zhao, while “Promising Young Woman” won Best Actress for Carey Mulligan and Best Original Screenplay for Emerald Fennell. M. I. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

Awards season, so far, has been pretty straightforward filled with across the board love for “Nomadland,” “Sound Of Metal,” and “Da 5 Bloods.” The New Mexico Film Critics Association took the first big step away from the consensus thus far, honoring films and performers that had yet to have their names lifted up. Taking Best Picture was David Fincher’s “Mank,” a film that will … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

Last year, “Dolemite Is My Name” won four awards from the Black Film Critics Circle, including Best Picture. This year, that honor goes to “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which took Best Film, Best Leading Actor and Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. “Minari” took a pair of awards while Regina King and Chloé Zhao tied for Best Director. BEST FILM “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

The Houston Film Critics Society has handed out yet more awards to “Nomadland,” honoring them with Best Picture, Best Director for Chloé Zhao, and Best Cinematography. “Promising Young Woman” took home a pair of awards (Best Actress and Best Screenplay), as did “One Night In Miami…” (Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song), “Tenet” (Best Visual Effects and Best Stunt Coordination), and “Soul” (Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

The Denver Film Critics Society has announced the winner of their yearly awards, honoring Netfliix’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” with their Best Picture award, straying from the general consensus of “Nomadland.” However, they are not straying from Chloé Zhao being the Best Director of the year, following suit with that honoree. One other pick that sets them outside the box if their … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

If we’re learning anything from this season’s critics awards, it is how much they all loved “Nomadland.” Not only did the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle award the film their Best Picture category, but Chloé Zhao also won yet another Best Director and Best Editing award. “First Cow” was honored with Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design while “Soul” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

With its first Best Film award of the season, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” took the top award from the he Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, with Viola Davis also winning Best Actress for her performance in the film. Amanda Seyfried also got her first win of the season, with Best Supporting Actress from her performance in “Mank.” The runner-up for Best Film was “Da 5 … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 36th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards

The Barack and Michelle Obama produced documentary “Crip Camp” was the big winner of the 36th IDA Documentary Awards, which also ended up winning the ABC News VideoSource Award. The Netflix documentary is about a group of disabled teens in the 1970s attending a New York summer camp who eventually turn themselves into activists for the disability rights movement. The Amazon Studios documentary “Time,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 36th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

“Nomadland” continues it steamrolling of the critics awards this season, being awarded Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing by the St. Louis Film Critics Association. Giving it a run for its money was “Promising Young Woman,” which was runner-up for both Best Film and Best Director, but beat out “Nomadland” for Best Actress, with Carey Mulligan winning over France McDormand … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 North Dakota Film Society Awards

“Nomadland” was the bigger winner coming out of the North Dakota Film Society Awards, winning not only Best Picture and Best Director for Chloé Zhao, but also Best Actress for Frances McDormand, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing. “Mank,” which was the most nominated by the group, took a pair of awards: Best Production Design and Best Original Score. “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was also … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 North Dakota Film Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

The Hawaii Film Critics Society has announced Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” as the Best Picture of 2020, also honoring it with Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing. For Best Director, they awarded Spike Lee for his work on “Da 5 Bloods,” which also won Best Actor for Delroy Lindo. “Nomadland” (Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Adapted Screenplay) and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 30th Independent Film Project Gotham Awards

Tonight, the IFP Gotham Awards was a beacon of inclusivity. People of vast gender, ethnicity, race, etc. were among those awarded, presenting, and overall honored… and almost all of it was done from home. Yes, that meant their was some lag-time when people were thrown to, live. But the overall message of the evening was never lost. Hopefully the Academy was taking notes, because … Read More Oscars Watch: 30th Independent Film Project Gotham Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Chalk up Monday, 11 January 2021 as a day of celebrating “Promising Young Woman,” as it just won its second critics award for Best Picture of the day. This time awards by the San Diego Film Critics Society, the film also won another Best Actress award for Carey Mulligan. Speaking of winning another award, Chloé Zhao makes some more space on her mantle for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

The Music City Film Critics Association really spread the love around in their 3rd Annual Awards Ceremony presented on Twitter. The top honors went to “Promising Young Young,” taking Best Picture, along with Carey Mulligan receiving Best Actress. Chadwick Boseman won Best Actor for her role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” which tied in the Best Ensemble category with “One Night In Miami.” Speaking … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Critics Choice Super Awards

In the first annual Critics Choice Super Awards, the CCA presented honors to genre films and television series, from Action and Horror to Superhero and Science Fiction/Fantasy. Animated films and television series were honored as were the actors and actresses in each. As far as films go, “Birds Of Prey,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Palms Springs,” “Soul,” and “The Invisible Man” were the most honored, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Critics Choice Super Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

The National Society of Film Critics gave their top honors to “Nomadland” and director Chloé Zhao. The film also won Best Cinematography and Best Actress for France McDormand. They also echoed the love for Delroy Lindo (“Da 5 Bloods”), Paul Raci (“Sound of Metal”), and Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) which means these actors all took one step closer to getting recognized by the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

A week before its anticipated VOD release, “Promising Young Woman” has grabbed its first critics Best Picture win, with the Columbus Film Critics Association handing it the award today. Carey Mulligan won for Best Actress while director Emerald Fennell won for Best Breakthrough Film Artist and Best Original Screenplay. Winning her twelfth Best Director award this season was Chloé Zhao for her work on … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

“Minari” was the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle pick for Best Picture of the year, while Chloé Zhao continued her impressive run of Best Director wins for “Nomadland,” which also received Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for Frances McDormand. Also taking several awards was “Sound Of Metal,” both for acting with Riz Ahmed getting Best Actor and Paul Raci getting Best Supporting Actor. “Soul” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

Even the Alliance Of Women Film Journalists are honoring “Parasite” with their Best Film category, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Non-English Language Film. BEST FILM “Nomadland” BEST DIRECTOR Chloé Zhao“Nomadland” BEST ACTOR Chadwick Boseman“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” BEST ACTRESS Frances McDormand“Nomadland” BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Leslie Odom Jr“One Night In Miami” BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Yuh-Jung … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

The North Carolina Film Critics Association has awarded its Best Narrative Film prize to “Minari,” which also won Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Youn Yuh-jung, and the Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award for Will Patton. It’s also worth noting Chloé Zhao is back as Best Director and missing her first critics award. BEST NARRATIVE FILM “Minari” BEST DIRECTOR Chloé Zhao“Nomadland” BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

Look across the board at the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Award winners and it’s easy to see why they made “Nomadland” their Best Picture winner. Chloé Zhao, herself, won three awards for the film, for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Editing. The film also won Best Cinematography and Frances McDormand won Best Lead Actress. The other darlings of the … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Chicago Indie Critics Awards

Although “Nomadland” won Chicago Indie Critics’ Best Independent Film, the big news here ended up being Spike Lee breaking Chloé Zhao’s streak for Best Director, winning for his work on “Da 5 Bloods,” which also tied for Best Studio Film with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Chadwick Boseman took three awards, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and the Impact Award. Viola Davis took her first … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Chicago Indie Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

The Florida Film Critics Circle gave their Best Picture award to “First Cow,” but the story that overshadows that win is Chloé Zhao going undefeated in the Best Director category across all critics awards so far. The groundswell of support for her and her film, “Nomadland,” cannot be ignored. Frances McDormand was awards another Best Actress award while Anthony Hopkins, Paul Raci, and Maria … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Chloé Zhao continues her impressive streak, as she takes her sixth (out of six) Best Director awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. “Nomadland” also took Best Picture, Best Actress (for Frances McDormand), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. The rest of the evening was scattered amongst several different films including “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” “Sound Of Metal,” and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

There’s no denying that “Nomadland” has serious groundswell at the moment. Not only did the Indiana Film Journalists Association award it their top honor of Best Film over “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (which won for Best Ensemble), but director Chloé Zhao is also currently running the table in the Best Director category. Including the win here, she’s now five for five in the category. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

In a controversial decision, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association has awarded Steve McQueen’s anthology of short films, “Small Axe,” with their Best Picture award. They also awarded the “Small Axe” cinematographer, Shabier Kirchner, with Best Cinematography. Many believed “Nomadland,” which took the Runner-Up spot, would win Best Picture as Chloé Zhao won Best Director. She has now swept all the critics awards thus … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Sweeping the 9th Annual Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards was Chloé Zhao and her film “Nomadland.” Not only did the film win Best Picture, Chloé Zhao also won Best Director and Best Editing. Frances McDormand also won Best Actress for her performance and Joshua James Richards won Best Cinematography for his work on the film. Delroy Lindo, Paul Raci, and Maria Bakalova also … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The 86th Annual New York Film Critics Circle trophies were handed out to their winners on Twitter this morning. Getting Best Film (and nothing else) was “First Cow.” Getting her second Best Director award in a row, Chloé Zhao took it for “Nomadland” (and again, nothing else). Winning multiple awards were Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” with both Delroy Lindo and Chadwick Boseman (posthumously) … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

Coming off her buzzed about 2017 film, “The Rider,” Chloé Zhao and her latest film, “Nomadland,” is the first critics awards darling of the season, taking the Boston Society’s top honors of Best Picture and Best Director along with Best Cinematography. Charlie Kaufman was awarded Best Screenplay for “I’ve Been Thinking Of Ending Things,” which also took Best Editing. “The Father” also grabbed a … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 33rd European Film Awards

European Film “Another Round” European COMEDY “The Big Hit” European Discovery “Sole” European Documentary “Collective” European Animated Feature Film “Josep” European Director Thomas Vinterberg“Another Round” European Actor Mads Mikkelsen“Another Round” European Actress Paula Beer“Undine” European Screenwriter “Another Round”Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm European Short Film “All Cats Are Grey In The Dark” EFA Award for Innovative Storytelling “Women Make Film”Mark Cousins European Cinematography “Hidden … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd European Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Sunset Circle Awards

In their inaugural year, the Sunset Circle has announced their winners, kicking off one of the most unprecedented (and lengthy) Awards Seasons ever. Their top honor when to “Promising Young Women,” which they awarded Best Film, Best Actress for Carey Mulligan, and Director to Watch for Emerald Fennell. “Sound Of Metal” also garnered multiple awards, including Best Director for Darius Marder, Best Actor for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2020 Sunset Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 30th Independent Film Project Gotham Award Nominees

With COVID-19 wrecking havoc on our way of life, it’s nice to be able to turn to staples like sports and awards season to take our mind off of it. This year looks a little different, as the Academy Awards have been pushed back until April. The first out of the gate still, will be the Independent Film Project’s Gotham Awards. The nominees were … Read More Oscars Watch: 30th Independent Film Project Gotham Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Awards Winners

“Parasite” and Bong Joon-Ho won big at the 92nd Academy Awards, taking home a total of four awards including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay. That makes this a historic night, as a non-English film has never won the top prize in the past 92 years. Add to that the fact that South Korea has never even been … Read More Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Awards Winners

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Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Award Predictions

I have seen every film nominated this year, including the shorts, and the below predictions are a meld of what’s been winning, what I want to win, and what I think will win. There’s upsets every year and the pundits never get everything 100% right, so I try to mix up some of my picks with ones I prefer or ones where my gut tells me something different than what the experts are picking. These are my best guesses, so take them for what they’re worth. If you need a disclaimer, just know that I’ve never won my prediction ballot at work.

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Oscars Watch: 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards

Hosted for the second year in a row by Aubrey Plaza, the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards honored the best in independent cinema down at the Santa Monica Beach. The top honor of Best Picture this year went to “The Farewell,” which also took Best Supporting Actress for Zhao Shuzhen. Also winning big was Adam Sandler, who addressed his Oscars snub and offered a very funny acceptance speech.

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Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Black Reel Awards

Outstanding Motion Picture “Dolemite Is My Name” Outstanding Director Jordan Peele“Us” Outstanding Actor Eddie Murphy“Dolemite Is My Name” Outstanding Actress Lupita Nyong’o“Us” OUTSTANDING Supporting Actor Wesley Snipes“Dolemite Is My Name” OUTSTANDING Supporting Actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph“Dolemite Is My Name” Outstanding Screenplay “Us”Jordan Peele Outstanding Documentary Feature “The Black Godfather”Reginald Hudlin Outstanding International Film “Atlantics”Senegal Outstanding Ensemble “Dolemite Is My Name”Lindsay Graham & Mary Vernieu … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Black Reel Awards

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Best Film “1917” Outstanding British Film “1917” Best Director Sam Mendes“1917” Leading Actor Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” Leading Actress Renée Zellweger“Judy” Supporting Actor Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Supporting Actress Laura Dern“Marriage Story” Adapted Screenplay “Jojo Rabbit”Taika Waititi Original Screenplay “Parasite”Han Jin Won & Bong Joon Ho Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer “Bait”Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite Original Score … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Parasite”Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin WonStory by Bong Joon HoNeon ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Jojo Rabbit”Screenplay by Taika WaititiBased on the book “Caging Skies” by Christine LeunensFox Searchlight DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley”Written by Alex GibneyHBO Documentary Films TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES “Succession”Written by Jesse Armstrong, Alice Birch, Jon Brown, Jonathan Glatzer, Cord Jefferson, Mary Laws, Lucy … Read More Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Writers Guild of America Awards

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Oscars Watch: 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGNFOR A FEATURE FILM PERIOD FEATURE FILM “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”Production Designer: Barbara Ling FANTASY FEATURE FILM “Avengers: Endgame”Production Designer: Charles Wood CONTEMPORARY FEATURE FILM “Parasite”Production Designer: Lee Ha-Jun ANIMATED FEATURE FILM “Toy Story 4”Production Designer: Bob Pauley EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGNFOR TELEVISION ONE-HOUR PERIOD OR FANTASY SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Episodes: “Ep. 305, Ep. 308”Production Designer: Bill … Read More Oscars Watch: 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

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Oscars Watch: 18th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “The Lion King”Robert Legato, Tom Peitzman, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING VISUAL EFFECTS in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “The Irishman”Pablo Helman, Mitch Ferm, Jill Brooks, Leandro Estebecorena, Jeff Brink OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTS in an ANIMATED FEATURE “Missing Link”Brad Schiff, Travis Knight, Steve Emerson, Benoit Dubuc OUTSTANDING ANIMATED CHARACTER in a PHOTOREAL FEATURE “Alita: Battle Angel”Character: AlitaMichael … Read More Oscars Watch: 18th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Excellence in Contemporary Film “Knives Out”Jenny Eagan Excellence in Period Film “Jojo Rabbit”Mayes C. Rubeo Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”Ellen Mirojnick Honorees Career Achievement: Michael Kaplan Spotlight: Charlize Theron Distinguished Collaborator: Adam McKay Distinguished Service: Mary Ellen Fields TELEVISION Excellence in Contemporary Television “Schitt’s Creek”Episode: “The Dress”Debra Hanson Excellence in Period Television “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Episode: “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”Donna Zakowska … Read More Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards

Sam Mendes is solidifying his Academy Award win with the Director Guild awarding him with the top honors in directing this year. Add to that multiple Golden Globe wins and the Producers Guild’s top honors, and the film is sweeping the big deciders heading into the Oscars.

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Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Awards

USC FILM Scripter Award “Little Women”Greta Gerwig(Based on the novel by Author Louisa May Alcott) USC TELEVISION Scripter Award “Fleabag”Episode: “Season 2: Episode 1”(Based on her one-woman play of the same name)Phoebe Waller-Bridge Literary Achievement Award Susan Orlean

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Oscars Watch: 56th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Ford v Ferrari”Production Mixer: Steven A. Morrow CASRe-recording Mixer: Paul Massey CASRe-recording Mixer: David Giammarco CASScoring Mixer: Tyson LozenskyADR Mixer: David BetancourtFoley Mixer: Richard Duarte MOTION PICTURE — ANIMATED “Toy Story 4”Original Dialogue Mixer: Doc Kane CASOriginal Dialogue Mixer: Vince Caro CASRe-recording Mixer: Michael Semanick CASRe-recording Mixer: Nathan NanceScoring Mixer: David BoucherFoley Mixer: Scott Curtis MOTION PICTURE — DOCUMENTARY … Read More Oscars Watch: 56th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 34th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematographyin Theatrical Releases “1917”Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC SPOTLIGHT AWARD “The Lighthouse”Jarin Blaschke Outstanding Achievement in Cinematographyin documentary Releases “Honeyland”Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma Outstanding Achievement in CinematographyIN AN Episode of a Series for Commercial Television “Project Blue Book”Episode: “The Flatwoods Monster”C. Kim Miles, CSC, MySC Outstanding Achievement in Cinematographyin AN Episode of a Series for Non-Commercial Television “The Handmaid’s Tale”Episode: “Night”Colin … Read More Oscars Watch: 34th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers Awards

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Oscars Watch: 47th Annie Awards

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “Klaus”Netflix Presents A Production of The Spa Studios and Atresmedia Cine Best Animated Independent Feature “I Lost My Body”Xilam for Netflix Animated Effects in an Animated Production “Frozen II”Walt Disney Animation StudiosBenjamin Fiske: Benjamin FiskeAlex Moaveni: Alex MoaveniJesse Erickson: Jesse EricksonDimitre Berberov: Dimitre BerberovKee Nam Suong: Kee Nam Suong Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production “Klaus”Netflix Presents A Production of … Read More Oscars Watch: 47th Annie Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

BEST PICTURE “Parasite” BEST DIRECTOR Bong Joon Ho“Parasite” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Awkwafina“The Farewell” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jennifer Lopez“Hustlers” Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance Rosa Salazar“Alita: Battle Angel” BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “Toy Story 4” BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE “Parasite”Bong Joon Ho(South Korea) BEST DOCUMENTARY “Knock Down the House” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Parasite”Bong … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

“Parasite” wins the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award and suddenly, the Best Picture landscape for the 92nd Academy Awards is much tighter. “1917” may have cleaned up at the Golden Globes and PGA Awards, but “Parasite” winning here definitely puts it back in the conversation. The individual acting awards, however, seemed more than locked, as all four are exactly who have been sweeping the awards season.

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Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation “Toy Story 4”Supervising Sound Editor: Coya ElliottSound Designer: Ren KlyceSupervising Dialogue Editor: Cheryl NardiSound Effects Editors: Kimberly Patrick, Qianbaihui Yang, Jonathon StevensFoley Editors: Thom Brennan, James SpencerFoley Artists: John Roesch, MPSE, Shelley Roden, MPSE Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary “Echo in the Canyon”Sound Designer: Robby Stambler, MPSEDialogue Editor: Sal Ojeda, MPSE Outstanding Achievement … Read More Oscars Watch: 67th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

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Oscars Watch: 31st Annual Producers Guild of America Awards

You can officially place “1917” in the frontrunner spot for Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. Not only did it win big at the Golden Globes a few weekends ago, but now it has won one of the biggest predictors for the Best Picture winners, winning the Producers Guild’s biggest honors, beating out the likes of “Joker,” “The Irishman,” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

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Oscars Watch: 2019 North Dakota Film Society Awards

BEST PICTURE “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST DIRECTOR Bong Joon Ho“Parasite” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Florence Pugh“Midsommar” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Willem Dafoe“The Lighthouse” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern“Marriage Story” BEST SCREENPLAY “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”Quentin Taratino BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY “The Lighthouse”Jarin Blaschke BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”Barbara Ling & Nancy Haigh BEST EDITING “The Lighthouse”Louise … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 North Dakota Film Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 70th Annual ACE Eddie Award Nominees

“Parasite” and “Jojo Rabbit” were honored by the American Cinema Editors with their annual ACE Eddie Awards. Both films are nominated for an Academy Award, so this could mean they’ll be the ones to beat for the Oscar.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST DIRECTOR Quentin Taratino“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Renée Zellweger“Judy” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern“Marriage Story” BEST SCORE “1917”Thomas Newman BEST SONG “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4”Randy Newman BEST ANIMATED FILM “Toy Story … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

BEST PICTURE “1917” BEST DIRECTOR Sam Mendes“1917” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Scarlett Johansson“Marriage Story” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS(TIED) Florence Pugh“Little Women”&Laura Dern“Marriage Story” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Knives Out”Rian Johnson BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Little Women”Greta Gerwig BEST ANIMATED FILM “Toy Story 4” BEST DOCUMENTARY “Honeyland” BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “Parasite” BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Avengers: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

BEST PICTURE “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST DIRECTOR Quentin Taratino“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix“Joker” BEST ACTRESS Awkwafina“The Farewell” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern“Marriage Story” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”Quentin Taratino BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “The Irishman”Steven Zaillian BEST ART DIRECTION “Parasite”Ha-jun Lee BEST COSTUME … Read More Oscars Watch: 2019 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Awards Nominations Predictions Scorecard

Out of the 124 Academy Award nominations announced this morning, I was able to predict 89 of them correctly, putting my percentage at 72% correct. How did everyone else do?