Category: Oscars Watch

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Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards

The 94th Academy Awards was a ceremony we won’t soon forget, and some of us might want to forget, but let us not forget that “CODA” made history by becoming the first Sundance film to win Best Picture. Apple also earned the prestigious title of first streaming service to land an Academy Award for Best Picture, something Netflix has been striving to do for … Read More Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Predictions

“The Power of the Dog” has 12 nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, and somehow most pundits, myself included, only have it winning 1 or 2 Oscars. That doesn’t feel quite right, but here we are. There’s a chance it only wins Best Directing for Jane Campion. But I believe it will win the night’s top prize over “CODA.” And I’m happy to be … Read More Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

Outstanding Achievementin Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking “Flee” Directed by Jonas Poher RasmussenProduced by Monica Hellstrӧm, Signe Byrge Sørensen, and Charlotte De La Gournerie Announced by Joshua Oppenheimer | The Act of Killing (2014) and The Look of Silence (2016) NOMINEES AscensionDirected and Produced by Jessica KingdonProduced by Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell Faya DayiDirected and Produced by Jessica Beshir The RescueDirected and Produced by E. … Read More Oscars Watch: 15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors

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Oscars Watch: 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards aired on TBS/TNT on Sunday night, and it felt like a step back into our regularly scheduled programming. Whether it’s headed that way or not, with COVID still lurking around every corner and a new war on the horizon, it felt like a slice of normalcy. Not only was it nice to see celebrities bumping shoulders and talking … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Oscars Watch: 34th Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Awards

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY SCRIPTER AWARD “The Lost Daughter” Screenplay by Maggie GyllenhaalBased on the novel of the same name by Elena FerranteNetflix ADAPTED EPISODIC SERIES SCRIPTER AWARD “Dopesick”Episode: “The People vs. Purdue Pharma” Written by Danny StrongBased on the nonfiction book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America” by Beth MacyHulu

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Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Nominations Predictions Scorecard

With the 94th Academy Awards nominations announced this morning, it’s time to see where I landed as far as predictions went. I’ve correctly predicted 89 nominees in the last two years, while this year, I guessed only 83. Last year I got five categories entirely correct, while this year, I only got two: Best Makeup & Hairstyling (one of the same categories from last … Read More Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Nominations Predictions Scorecard

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Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Nominees

BEST PICTURE “Belfast”Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, and Tamar Thomas(Focus Features) “CODA”Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, and Patrick Wachsberger(Apple Original Films) “Don’t Look Up”Adam McKay and Kevin Messick(Netflix) “Drive My Car”Teruhisa Yamamoto(Janus Films) “Dune”Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter(Warner Bros. Pictures) “King Richard”Tim White, Trevor White, and Will Smith(Warner Bros. Pictures) “Licorice Pizza”Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) “Nightmare Alley”Guillermo del … Read More Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Nominee Predictions

On Tuesday, February 8, the Academy will announce its nominees for the 94th Academy Awards. As with every year, it wouldn’t be complete without a bit of conjecture. Sifting through all the guilds, critics awards, and other major film awards so far this year, I’ve compiled what I believe to be the contenders in each category. Some categories were more challenging than others, but … Read More Oscars Watch: 94th Academy Awards Nominee Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 75th Annual EE British Academy Of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Award Nominees

BEST FILM “Belfast”Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, and Tamar Thomas(Focus Features) “Don’t Look Up”Adam McKay and Kevin Messick(Netflix) “Dune”Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Denis Villeneuve(Warner Bros. Pictures) “Licorice Pizza”Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Adam Somner(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) “The Power Of The Dog”Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, and Emile Sherman(Netflix) OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM “After Love”Aleem Khan and Matthieu de Braconier(BBC Film) “Ali … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Annual EE British Academy Of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Sundance Film Festival Awards

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival Award winners were announced today. What you’ll notice is that the Audience Award winners were all different from the Grand Jury Prize winners. The Grand Jury Prize winners included “Nanny” for the U.S. Dramatic Competition and “The Exiles” for the U.S. Documentary Competition, plus “Utama” for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and “All That Breathes” for the World Cinema … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Sundance Film Festival Awards

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Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual Producers Guild Award Nominees

With the announcement of the Producer Guild nominees, we’re much closer to the seeing Academy Award’s Best Picture landscape this year. One film that was nominated for the Best Ensemble Award by the Screen Actor’s Guild that is missing here is “House of Gucci.” Some pundits are also taking a flier on “Drive My Car” getting a Best Picture nomination despite not showing up … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd Annual Producers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 24th Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

The Costume Designers Guild have made their voices heard, putting out their nominees for their 24th awards ceremony. With the Oscars category having only five spots, this shows you fifteen films with a chance of a getting a nomination. Of those films, “Dune” has to be at the top of the list. Not only is Jacqueline West a three-time nominee, “Dune” will likely be … Read More Oscars Watch: 24th Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award Nominees

The American Cinema Editors announced their nominees today, with “Dune” and “The Power of the Dog” leading the pack. As only five nominees will make the cut for the eventual Oscar for Best Editing, at least half of the Eddie nominees will not make it. “No Time to Die” and “Cruella” are among the ones likely not to make the cut. It is interesting … Read More Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Writers Guild of America Award Nominees

The Writers Guild has announced their annual nominees, with several key players not be eligible, including Jane Campion and her adapted screenplay for “The Power of the Dog” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast,” both of which will likely receive Oscar nominations. The notable films that may get bumped include “Nightmare Alley,” which may not have as much support as those other films. You’ve also got … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Writers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

Setting the stage for what the Oscar nominations might look like, the Directors Guild announced the nominations for the 2021 year. Leading the pack is Jane Campion, who was the critical darling so far this awards season. Close behind has to be Denis Villeneuve and Steven Spielberg, who have both been much talked about. Kenneth Branagh and his film “Belfast” will likely be more … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 36th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

Most of the cinematographers nominated for the American Society Of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards were expected, with Greig Fraser for “Dune” and Ari Wegner for “The Power of the Dog” being the front-runners. Dan Laustsen for “Nightmare Alley” and Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth” have been fairly talked about. Haris Zambarloukos for “Belfast” is probably the one surprise of the bunch, which … Read More Oscars Watch: 36th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 11th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts announced all their International Award winners. Who should win for Best Picture but the critical darling “The Power of the Dog.” Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee also won for their performances, but Jane Campion missed out for Best Direction and Screenplay. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Sorkin were both awarded for “Being the Ricardos” while Judi Dench … Read More Oscars Watch: 11th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

One cannot deny the dominance of “The Power of the Dog” and the Music City Film Critics Association have reinforced that with yet another Best Film of the year awarded to it. Jane Campion also won another award for Best Director and Screenplay while Kodi Smit-McPhee received another win for Supporting Actor. QUICK LIST Best Film: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists named “The Power of the Dog” the Best Film of the Year along with ten other awards. EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS (These awards honor WOMEN only) EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS QUICK LIST Best Film: “The Power Of The Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion – “The Power Of The Dog”Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Power Of The Dog”Best Actress: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

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Oscars Watch: 58th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominees

The Cinema Audio Society have picked their top five candidates for the best Sound of the year. One musical, one science fiction, one western, and two action films made the cut, with “Dune” likely leading the pack as far as Oscar chances go. “No Time to Die” and “West Side Story” have to be favorites to be nominated for an Oscar as well. Not … Read More Oscars Watch: 58th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Nominees

The 69th Golden Reel nominees have been announced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Films that seem like they have a chance to get Oscar nominations include “Dune,” “A Quiet Place Part II,” and “West Side Story.” If we’re talking musicals then it seems like “tick, tick… Boom!” probably has a better shot than say “In The Heights,” just due to popularity and other … Read More Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

The Art Directors Guild announced the nominees for their awards ceremony, which will be held on March 5th. Of the fifteen live action features, “The French Dispatch” has to be the odds-on favorite to win the Oscar, with “Dune,” “Nightmare Alley,” and “West Side Story” standing the best chance of getting the nominations. The final spot is up in the air, but my best … Read More Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Online Film Critics Society Awards

The Online Film Critics Society named “The Power of the Dog” the Best Picture of the year, as well as seven other awards including Best Picture and three acting awards. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actress: Olivia Colman — “The Lost Daughter”Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

The Houston Film Critics Society named “The Power of the Dog” their Best Picture of the year in their fifteenth year. Jane Campion won two awards, for Best Director and Screenplay, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee both won acting awards for their work in “The Power of the Dog.” QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 34th Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Award Nominees

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY SCRIPTER AWARD ADAPTED EPISODIC SERIES SCRIPTER AWARD

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Oscars Watch: 2021 North Dakota Film Society Awards

In their third year, the North Dakota Film Society named “The Power of the Dog” the Best Picture of the year, along with Jane Campion as the Best Director. Not only that, they awarded three of the four acting awards to the cast. The film also won Best Cinematography, Film Editing, and Original Score. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 North Dakota Film Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2nd Annual Set Decorators Society of America Awards Nominees

The Set Decorators Society of America announced the nominees for their 2nd annual awards ceremony. Some of the films to watch in regards to the Oscars are “The French Dispatch,” “Nightmare Alley,” “The Power of the Dog,” and “Dune.” The winners will be announed on February 22.

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

If “The Power of the Dog” had not yet proved its dominance in the critical acclaim department, the Denver Film Critics Society continued to instill that sentiment, awarding it the Best Picture of the year. It also won Best Director, Actor, and Adapted Screenplay. One notable win was J.K. SImmons winning his first Supporting Actor award for his work in “Being the Ricardos.” QUICK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

The Seattle Film Critics Society picked “Drive My Car” as their Best Picture of the year, with director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi winning their Best Director award. The film also won Best Screenplay and Film not in the English Language. “The Green Knight” and “Dune” both were awarded three wins apiece as well. QUICK LIST Best Picture Of The Year: “Drive My Car”Best Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 African American Film Critics Association Awards

In their thirteenth year, the African American Film Critics Association named “The Harder They Fall” the Best Picture of the year, with director Jeymes Samuel taking the subsequent Best Director award. The film also won Best Ensemble and Best Music. “King Richard” was also a big winner, with Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, and Saniyya Sidney all receiving individual acting awards while director Reinaldo Marcus … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 African American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Pandora International Film Critics Awards

The Pandora International Film Critics presented their 3rd annual awards ceremony with “Titane” and director Julia Ducournau taking the top prizes of Best International Motion Picture and Best Director. “The Power of the Dog” still won Best English Language Motion Picture as well as Cinematography and Score Composing. I find these enlightening as it shows what films are showing up on an international level, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Pandora International Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

“The Power of the Dog” continues its steamrolling of the critics awards this year, this time being awarded Best Picture by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle. Jane Campion wins Best Director and Benedict Cumberbatch also wins Best Actor. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

The Toronto Film Critics Association named “Drive My Car” their Best Picture of the Year, also awarding it Best Screenplay and International Feature. You’ve to wonder if “Drive My Car” has what it takes to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Jane Campion was the Best Director winner for her work on “The Power of the Dog.” Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

The Iowa Film Critics Association named “Belfast” its Best Film of the Year. Meanwhile, Jane Campion still won Best Director for “The Power of the Dog.” Andrew Garfield won Best Actor while Lady Gaga won Best Actress. Caitriona Balfe continued the love for “Belfast,” winning Best Supporting Actress while Kodi Smit-McPhee continues his impressive run for an Oscar win in the Best Supporting Actor … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

“Licorice Pizza” was the big winner with the Georgia Film Critics Association, as they honored it with six awards including Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Ensemble, and the Breakthrough award. “Dune” and “The Power of the Dog” won multiple awards as well. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “Licorice Pizza”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actor: Nicolas Cage — “Pig”Best Actress: Alana Haim — … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

The Hawaii Film Critics Society stepped outside the box and named “Last Night in Soho” the Best Picture of the Year. The film also won Best Editing, Sound, and Horror Film. “CODA” won big as well, winning Best Overlooked Film, Adapted Screenplay, and both Supporting Actor and Actress. Guillermo del Toro was also named Best Director for his work on “Nightmare Alley.” QUICK LIST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

The Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for their yearly awards, confirming certain Oscar hopefuls while ruffling some feathers with snubs and omissions. The biggest surprise has to be Kristen Stewart for her performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer,” who has been the critical darling all Oscar season. Another surprise when comparing to the critics is “The Power of the Dog” missing Best Ensemble, … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 9th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees

The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild turned in their 2021 nominees for their upcoming awards. The multiple nominated films include “The Suicide Squad,” “Coming 2 America,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” and “House of Gucci,” each with three nominations. “Dune,” “Cruella,” and “No Time to Die” also had a pair of nominations each. Rounding out the films nominated by the Guild that align … Read More Oscars Watch: 9th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association awarded “The Power of the Dog” five trophies including Best Film ad Best Director. “Pig” was also represented well, winning three awards including Best First Film and Original Screenplay. QUICK LIST Best Film: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actor: Nicolas Cage — “Pig”Best Actress: Agathe Rouselle — “Titane”Best Supporting Actor: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

After all the love “The Power of the Dog” has received from the critics, it is hard to imagine a world in which it is not a decent contender for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The latest group to give it that honor was the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle, who also awarded Jane Campion with the Best Director and Adapted … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

The San Diego Film Critics Society named “The Power of the Dog” and Jane Campion their Best Picture and Best Director winners. Nicolas Cage wins another Best Actor award while Jason Isaacs wins his first Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in “Mass.” QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actor: Nicolas … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards marked the first time the ceremony was untelevised since 1979. The winners were announced online, with hopes of returning to a broadcast next year, barring any set backs to their representation initiative. The big winners were mostly echoes of the critics’ awards consensus, with “The Power of the Dog” and Jane Campion winning Best Motion Picture (Drama) and … Read More Oscars Watch: 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

The National Society Of Film Critics named “Drive My Car” the Best Picture of the Year, with Ryusuke Hamaguchi grabbing Best Director and Screenplay, and Hidetoshi Nishijima grabbing Best Actor. They stayed fairly international, with “Flee” winning Best Non-Fiction Film, Penélope Cruz of “Parallel Mothers” winning Best Actress, and Anders Danielsen Lie of “The Worst Person in the World” winning Best Supporting Actor. QUICK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Chicago Indie Critics Awards

The Chicago Indie Critics honored the best of both worlds, awarding “CODA” their Best Independent Film Award (budgets under $20 million), while awarding “The Power of the Dog” their Best Studio Film Award (budgets over $20 million). Jane Campion also won a pair of awards for Best Director and Adapted Screenplay for her work on “The Power of the Dog.” QUICK LIST Best Independent … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Chicago Indie Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Critics Association of Central Florida Awards

In their first year giving out awards, the Critics Association of Central Florida named Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” as their Best Picture, with Denis Villenueve getting Best Director. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Tragedy of Macbeth”Best Director: Denis Villenueve — “Dune”Best Actor: Andrew Garfield — “tick, tick… BOOM!”Best Actress: Renate Reinsve — “The Worst Person in the World”Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Critics Association of Central Florida Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

Add the Columbus Film Critics Association to the growing list of critic groups that support “The Power of the Dog” as the Best Film of the Year. The film and its players earned a total of seven awards. “Licorice Pizza” was the runner-up for Best Film, earning itself three awards, two of which went to lead actress Alana Haim. QUICK LIST Best Film: “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

Fresh into the New Year, the North Carolina Film Critics Association has continued the praise for Jane Campion and her film “The Power of the Dog.” Not only did she win Best Director and Adapted Screenplay and the film Best Narrative Film, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee both won acting awards as well. “Mass” won Best Ensemble, with Ann Dowd winning Best Supporting Actress. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

“Licorice Pizza” ended up edging out “The Power of the Dog” for Best Picture by the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Not to worry, as Jane Campion won Best Director and Adapted Screenplay, along with the cast receiving three different acting awards and Jonny Greenwood grabbing the Best Score. Alana Haim grabbed the final acting award for “Licorice Pizza,” which also won Original Screenplay. QUICK … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 3rd Annual Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards

The Society of Composers and Lyricists announced their award nominees today. Eight of the ten feature scores are still in contention, with Hans Zimmer’s “Dune” score and Jonny Greenwood’s “Spencer” score likely the front-runners in their respective categories. In the Original Song categories, five of the ten songs have been shortlisted by the Academy. “Just Look Up” from “Don’t Look Up” has to land … Read More Oscars Watch: 3rd Annual Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Internet Film Critics Society Awards

In their fifteenth year, the Internet Film Critics Society named “C’mon C’mon” the Best Drama of the year. They honored Jane Campion with the Best Director for her work on “The Power of the Dog.” Nicolas Cage won Best Actor for “Pig” while Kristen Stewart won Best Actress for “Spencer.” QUICK LIST Best Drama: “C’mon C’mon”Best Comedy: “Licorice Pizza”Best Horror or Science Fiction: “Titane”Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Internet Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

The Greater Western New York Film Critics Association has picked Michael Sarnoski’s “Pig” as their Best Picture of the Year, with Jane Campion and her film “The Power of the Dog” taking Best Director and Adapted Screenplay. “Pig” also won the Best Breakthrough Director for Michael Sarnoski and Lead Actor for Nicolas Cage. The Association also did not adhere to the Academy’s release window … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

“King Richard” received a chance to shine from the Black Film Critics Circle, being awarded Best Film, two acting awards, and Original Screenplay. Some of the other honorees included “Dune,” “Passing,” and “The Harder They Fall.” QUICK LIST Best Film: “King Richard”Best Director: Denis Villeneuve — “Dune”Best Actor: Will Smith — “King Richard”Best Actress: Tessa Thompson — “Passing”Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee — “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

The North Texas Film Critics Association showed their love for “The Green Knight,” awarding it Best Picture of the Year. They also had a lot of love for “The French Dispatch,” which won two acting awards as well as the Best Ensemble. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Green Knight”Best Director: Denis Villenueve — “Dune”Best Actor: Nicolas Cage — “Pig”Best Actress: Kristen Stewart — “Spencer”Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films on the 94th Academy Award Sound Nomination List

SOUND SHORTLIST: “Belfast” “Dune” “Last Night in Soho” “The Matrix Resurrections” “No Time to Die” “The Power of the Dog” “A Quiet Place Part II” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” “tick, tick…BOOM!” “West Side Story” Members of the Sound Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. All members of the Sound Branch will be invited to view eight-minute excerpts and interviews with the … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films on the 94th Academy Award Sound Nomination List

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Scores Considered for 94th Academy Award Nomination

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) SHORTLIST: “Being the Ricardos” — Daniel Pemberton “Candyman” — Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe “Don’t Look Up” — Nicholas Britell “Dune” — Hans Zimmer “Encanto” — Germaine Franco “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun” — Alexandre Desplat “The Green Knight” — Daniel Hart “The Harder They Fall” — Jeymes Samuel “King Richard” — Kris Bowers “The Last Duel” — … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Scores Considered for 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Live Action Shorts Nearing 94th Academy Award Nomination

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) SHORTLIST: “Ala Kachuu – Take and Run” “Censor of Dreams” “The Criminals” “Distances” “The Dress” “Frimas” “Les Grandes Claques” “The Long Goodbye” “On My Mind” “Please Hold” “Stenofonen” “Tala’vision” “Under the Heavens” “When the Sun Sets” “You’re Dead Helen” One hundred forty-five films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation, Directors, Producers and Writers Branches … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Live Action Shorts Nearing 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 94th Academy Award Makeup & Hairstyling Nomination

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING SHORTLIST: “Coming 2 America” “Cruella” “Cyrano” “Dune” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” “House of Gucci” “Nightmare Alley” “No Time to Die” “The Suicide Squad” “West Side Story” All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view seven-minute excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Branch … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 94th Academy Award Makeup & Hairstyling Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 94th Academy Award Nomination

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) SHORTLIST: “Affairs of the Art” “Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice” “Bad Seeds” “Bestia” “Boxballet” “Flowing Home” “Mum Is Pouring Rain” “The Musician” “Namoo” “Only a Child” “Robin Robin” “Souvenir Souvenir” “Step into the River” “Us Again” “The Windshield Wiper” Eighty-two films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Animated Shorts Draw Closer to 94th Academy Award Nomination

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Songs Pared Down for 94th Academy Award Nomination

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) SHORTLIST: “So May We Start?” from “Annette”Written by Sparks (Russell Mael & Ron Mael)Performed by Sparks, Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard feat. Simon Helberg “Down To Joy” from “Belfast”Written by Van MorrisonPerformed by Van Morrison “Right Where I Belong” from “Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road”Written by Brian WilsonPerformed by Brian Wilson and Jim Hames “Automatic Woman” from “Bruised”Written by H.E.R., Van Hunt, … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Songs Pared Down for 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 94th Academy Awards

INTERNATIONAL feature SHORTLIST: Austria — “Great Freedom” Belgium — “Playground” Bhutan — “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” Denmark — “Flee” Finland — “Compartment No. 6” Germany — “I’m Your Man” Iceland — “Lamb” Iran — “A Hero” Italy — “The Hand of God” Japan — “Drive My Car” Kosovo — “Hive” Mexico — “Prayers for the Stolen” Norway — “The Worst Person in … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Countries and Films Narrowed Down for Best International Feature at 94th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Short Films in Contention for 94th Academy Award Nomination

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT SHORTLIST: “Águilas” “Audible” “A Broken House” “Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis” “Coded: The Hidden Love of J. C. Leyendecker” “Day of Rage” “The Facility” “Lead Me Home” “Lynching Postcards: “Token of a Great Day”” “The Queen of Basketball” “Sophie & the Baron” “Takeover” “Terror Contagion” “Three Songs for Benazir” “When We Were Bullies” Eighty-two films qualified in the category. Members of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Short Films in Contention for 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

Looking at the Dublin Film Critics Circle’s top 10, you can see that a majority of the films are technically from last year’s Oscar cycle, like “Promising Young Woman,” “The Father,” and “Nomadland.” That being said, the winners are almost all from this year’s cycle, with “The Power of the Dog” and Jane Campion taking the top prizes, along with Benedict Cumberbatch. Frances McDormand … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 94th Academy Award Nomination

DOCUMENTARY feature SHORTLIST: “Ascension” “Attica” “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry” “Faya Dayi” “The First Wave” “Flee” “In the Same Breath” “Julia” “President” “Procession” “The Rescue” “Simple as Water” “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” “The Velvet Underground” “Writing with Fire” 138 documentaries were narrowed down to 15 by the Academy today. Of the 15, the top 5 … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Watch: 49th Annual Annie Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

The Online Association of Female Film Critics picked “The Power of the Dog” as the Best Film of the Year, along with Jane Campion as Best Director and Adapted Screenplay writer. The rest of the awards were fairly spread out, mostly among performers and films that are definitely in line to be Oscar nominated by the time the nominees are announced. QUICK LIST Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

“CODA” gets on the board with one of its first critics picks for Best Film, this time by the Nevada Film Critics Society. It actually comes as a surprise, too, as “Nightmare Alley” was awarded a majority of their prizes. Guillermo del Toro won Best Director and Adapted Screenplay, as well as winning Best Production Design and tying with “The Power of the Dog” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

“The Power of the Dog” claims another Best Picture prize, this time from Florida Film Critics Circle. Jane Campion also grabbed another Best Director and Adapted Screenplay award. The Florida Film Critics Circle also lifted up “Annette,” which hasn’t been mentioned much this awards season, even awarding Adam Driver the Best Actor award for his role in the film. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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

VISUAL EFFECTS SHORTLIST: “Black Widow” “Dune” “Eternals” “Free Guy” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” “Godzilla vs. Kong” “The Matrix Resurrections” “No Time to Die” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Films Make the Cut for 93rd Academy Award Visual Effects Nomination

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association awarded “The Power of the Dog” five awards including Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. “Summer of Soul” and “Drive My Car” continue to prove their dominance in their respective categories while “Dune” won a pair of technical awards. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Power of the Dog”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Actor: Benedict … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

The Indiana Film Journalists Association stepped outside the box this year, picking “Mass” as their Best Film of the Year. “Mass” also won Best Original Screenplay and Ensemble Acting, plus director Fran Kranz won the Breakout of the Year. The Association also boosted the lesser talked about documentary “Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time,” awarding it Best Documentary and the Edward Johnson-OTT Hoosier Award. “Annette” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

“Licorice Pizza” may have been named Best Film by the St. Louis Film Critics Association, “Mass” and “The Power of the Dog” actually ended up winning more award. “Mass” won three with Best Ensemble, Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay while “The Power of the Dog” won five with Best Director, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, and Cinematography. The only other awards “Licorice Pizza” won were … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

“The Power of the Dog” has to be this year’s front-runner for the Oscars, as it is definitely the critical darling. The Phoenix Critics Circle names it their Best Picture, along with Jane Campion winning Best Director and Jonny Greenwood winning Best Score. It also won a pair of acting awards with Actor going to Benedict Cumberbatch and Supporting Actress going to Kirsten Dunst, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

The Utah Film Critics Association named Jane Campion and “The Power of the Dog” their Best Director and Best Picture of the Year. The film also took Best Supporting Actor and Original Score. “CODA” won Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Lead Performance (Female) while “Flee” was able to pull off a win for Best Animated Feature and Non-English Language Feature. QUICK LIST Best Picture: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Winning its second Best Picture award from a critics group, the international film “Drive My Car” continuing its bid for a Best International Film nomination at this years Oscars. “Drive My Car” also won Best Screenplay. Oddly enough, Best Film Not in the English Language did not go to “Drive My Car,” but to Celine Sciamma’s “Petite Maman.” The Los Angeles Film Critics Association … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Nominees

OUTSTANDING VISUAL EFFECTSIN A PHOTOREAL FEATURE “Dune”Paul LambertBrice ParkerTristan MylesBrian ConnorGerd Nefzer(Warner Bros. Pictures) “Godzilla vs. Kong”John “D.J.” Des JardinTamara KentBryan HirotaKevin SmithMike Meinardus(Warner Bros. Pictures) “The Matrix Resurrections”Dan GlassNina FallonTom DebenhamHuw J EvansJames Schwalm(Warner Bros. Pictures) “No Time To Die”Charlie NobleMara BryanJoel GreenJonathan FawknerChris Courbold(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”Christopher TownsendDamien CarrJoe FarrellSean WalkerDan Oliver(Walt Disney Pictures) “Spider-Man: No Way … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

A consensus is building around “The Power of the Dog,” this time winning the Best Picture award from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Jane Campion wins another Best Director and Adapted Screenplay award while Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee both won acting awards. Other consensuses building are Best International film going to “Drive My Car,” Best Documetary going to “Summer of Soul,” and Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

TELEVISION Filmmaker Grant Nominees ABOUT FILM INDEPENDENT Film Independent is the nonprofit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects and works to diversify the film industry. Film Independent’s Board of Directors, filmmakers, staff and constituents … Read More Oscars Watch: 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Portland Critics Association Awards

In a departure from the consensus, the Portland Critics Association named “The Green Knight” the Best Picture of the year. Despite most awards going to “The Power of the Dog,” “Dune,” and “The French Dispatch,” David Lowery’s medieval tale took the top prize. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The Green Knight”Best Director: Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog”Best Male Leading Role: Benedict Cumberbatch … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Portland Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

The Women Film Critics Circle named Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” as their Best Movie About Women. The film also seemed tailor-made for some of their more specific awards. The Josephine Baker Award honors a film that embodies the American experience of women of color. The Karen Morley Award honors a film that exemplifies the female place in history/society and their search for identity. “Passing” checks … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

An international title took the top spot at the Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards, the first time that’s happened since 1985. That year, Best Picture went to Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran.” This year, the Japanese title “Drive My Car” won Best Picture, along with Director, Actor, and Screenplay. In these years where a Non-English film wins, they flop the Non-English category to Best English … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards will look a bit different this year. After the Hollywood Foreign Press Association came under fire for lack of diversity in the organization, NBC decided against airing the telecast, with many other media groups following suit. However, the HFPA has pushed forward and will continue to hold the ceremony in some fashion which has yet to be disclosed. … Read More Oscars Watch: 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominees

BEST PICTURE “Belfast” (Focus Features)“CODA” (Apple Original Films)“Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)“Dune” (Warner Bros. Pictures)“King Richard” (Warner Bros. Pictures)“Licorice Pizza” (MGM)“Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight Pictures)“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)“tick, tick…Boom!” (Netflix)“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) BEST ACTOR Nicolas Cage – “Pig” (Neon)Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)Peter Dinklage – “Cyrano” (United Artists)Andrew Garfield – “tick, tick…Boom!” (Netflix)Will Smith – “King Richard” … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards split pretty evenly between “Belfast” and “West Side Story” along with some “CODA” thrown in. “Belfast” won Best Picture, Original Screenplay, and Male Youth Performance, while “West Side Story” won Best Director, Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Film Editing, and Art Direction. “CODA” won Best Ensemble, Supporting Actor, and Female Youth Performance. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “Belfast”Best Director: Steven … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

“The Power of the Dog” was once again picked as the big winner, this time by the Southeastern Film Critics Association. The film took Best Picture and Best Director, three of the four acting awards, and Adapted Screenplay. “The French Dispatch” took the Ensemble Award, “Licorice Pizza” took Best Original Screenplay, and “Dune” took a pair of technical awards. QUICK LIST Best Picture: “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

The Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards saw a healthy amount of its awards go to “Belfast,” including its top honor of Best Picture. Kenneth Branagh was also awarded with both Best Director and Original Screenplay. Ciaran Hinds won Best Supporting Actor and Jude Hill won Best Youth Performance. A film that’s been pretty quiet thus far in “Mass” won two awards: one for Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

Priding themselves on stepping outside of the box, the New Mexico Film Critics Association picked their winners of the year. “West Side Story” and Steven Spielberg winded up in the top spot, also winning Editing and Production Design. “Cry Macho” was honored with Best Actor and Original Song while films like “The Falls,” “One Second,” and “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” were honored … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

Last year, “Nomadland” was the clear-cut favorite throughout the critics awards. This year, that appears to go to Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog.” Philadelphia Film Critics Circle followed suit with the majority of awards so far, awarding “The Power of the Dog” Best Film along with Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Script, and Soundtrack/Score. “Passing” won a pair of awards for Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 New York Film Critics Online Awards

“The Power of the Dog” ravaged the New York Film Critics Online Awards, winning out in seven different categories including Best Picture and Best Director. The cast of “The Power of the Dog” took Best Ensemble, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor, while “Passing” took Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga. Director of “Passing,” Rebecca Hall, also took … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Last year, the Boston Online Film Critics Association picked “Nomadland” and Chloé Zhao as its top choices. This year, those honors were awarded to “The Power of the Dog” and Jane Campion. In fact, “The Power of the Dog” won seven awards, including three for acting (Cumberbatch, Smit-McPhee, and Dunst), one for Best Screenplay, and the last for Best Cinematography. “Dune” scored to technical … Read More Oscars Watch: 2021 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2021 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

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Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 94th 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 94th Academy Awards

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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 Shortlist: 138 Documentary Features Eligible for 94th Academy Award Nomination

Narrowing 138 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: 138 Documentary Features Eligible for 94th Academy Award Nomination

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Oscars Shortlist: 26 Animated Features Eligible for 94th Academy Award Nominations

#1: “Encanto” — WALT DISNEY PICTURES The strongest of the Walt Disney contenders, “Encanto” has the heart we’ve come to expect, the award-tier songs, and some truly great voice performances. It would be hard to see this one not getting nominated, and, in my opinion, possibly pulling off the win. #2: “Flee” — NEON + PARTICIPANT If there was one film that had all … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 26 Animated Features Eligible for 94th Academy Award Nominations

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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