Category: Oscars Watch

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Oscars Watch: 95th Academy Awards Nominees

Janet Yang, Riz Ahmed, and Allison Williams all took to the stage this morning to announce the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards. The big takeaways were that the Academy’s love for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” far exceeded our wildest dreams, earning the most nominations of any film with eleven. “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Banshees of Inishirin” received nine … Read More Oscars Watch: 95th Academy Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 95th Academy Awards Nominee Predictions

Tomorrow morning, the Academy will announce the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards. Spoiler alert, there will be snubs. There always is. So mentally prepare yourself now. The guilds and critics, general audiences, and film industry professionals never align one hundred percent. That’s why guessing who will get nominated is fun, and surprises are usually enjoyable. This year, I see “The Banshess of Inisherin” … Read More Oscars Watch: 95th Academy Awards Nominee Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 76th Annual EE British Academy Of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Award Nominees

AWARDS CEREMONYSunday, February 19, 2023Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival HallHosted by Richard E. Grant “All Quiet On The Western Front”Malte GrunertNetflix “The Banshees Of Inisherin”Graham BroadbentPete CzerninMartin McDonaghSearchlight Pictures “Elvis”Gail BermanBaz LuhrmannCatherine MartinPatrick McCormickSchuyler WeissWarner Bros. Pictures “Everything Everywhere All At Once”Daniel KwanDaniel ScheinertJonathan WangA24 “TÁR”Todd FieldScott LambertAlexandra MilchanFocus Features “Aftersun”Charlotte WellsA24 “The Banshees Of Inisherin”Martin McDonaghGraham BroadbentPete CzerninSearchlight Pictures “Brian And Charles”Jim ArcherRupert MajendieDavid … Read More Oscars Watch: 76th Annual EE British Academy Of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 35th Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Award Nominees

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”Written by Guillermo del Toro,Patrick McHale, & Matthew RobbinsNetflix—Based on the fairy tale“The Adventures of Pinocchio”by Carlo Collodi “Living”Written by Kazuo IshiguroSony Pictures Classics—Based on the novella“The Death of Ivan Ilyich”by Leo Tolstoy “She Said”Written by Rebecca LenkiewiczUniversal Pictures—Based on the nonfiction book“She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement”by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey “Top Gun: … Read More Oscars Watch: 35th Annual University Of Southern California (USC) Scripter Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” claimed another Best Picture award, this time from the Seattle Film Critics Society. With the Oscar nominations a week away, it’s clear that both “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and the Daniels are the clear favorites of the critics’ awards season. Whether that will translate into love from the Academy will have to be seen. One film I guarantee … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

The Denver Film Critics Society awarded “Everything Everywhere All At Once” with seven awards, including Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay. Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu were honored on the acting side. “RRR” was the only other film to receive multiple awards, including Best Foreign Language Film and Original Song. The rest of the awards were spread evenly among films like … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 4th Annual North Dakota Film Society Awards (2022)

The North Dakota Film Society Awards took a different path than most critic groups this season, naming A24’s “Aftersun” as the Best Picture of the Year. The consistent winner, “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” only grabbed two wins out of its nine nominations. “The Banshees of Inisherin,” also with nine nominations, only received one award for Best Screenplay. “Babylon” won three awards, while “Top … Read More Oscars Watch: 4th Annual North Dakota Film Society Awards (2022)

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Portland Critics Association Awards

The Portland Critics Association named “Everything Everywhere All at Once” the Best Picture of the year. It won a total of seven awards after being nominated for fourteen. Despite being picked as the second-best film of 2022, “TÁR” ended up with no prizes. “Top Gun: Maverick” received three awards, and “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” both won two. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Portland Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Hosted by Chelsea Handler, the 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out Sunday night, with “Everything Everywhere All At Once” remaining the highlighted film. Given Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay, the film won five awards throughout the night. Missing from the winners was Michelle Yeoh, who saw Cate Blanchett win Best Actress for her performance in “TÁR.” In her acceptance speech, Blanchett … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

The Hawaii Film Critics Society placed “Everything Everywhere All at Once” in their top spot, awarding the film with Best Picture honors. The most significant difference Hawaii had to offer was Mia Goth winning Best Actress for her performance in “Pearl,” which also won Best Horror film. “Top Gun: Maverick” won four awards, including Claudio Miranda for Best Cinematography, continuing to cement an Oscar … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

The Georgia Film Critics Association anointed “Everything Everywhere All at Once” the Best Picture of 2022, awarding it Best Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay. “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” both took a pair of wins, as did “Till,” if you could Danielle Deadwyler’s Breakthrough win (tied with Stephanie Hsu) as a win for “Till,” which … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Nonfiction Film Awards

Many Oscar-shortlisted documentaries were honored at the 16th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Nonfiction Film Awards. “All That Breathes” was awarded the top prize of Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking, with Ben Bernhard and Riju Das also winning for Achievement in Cinematography. Another shortlisted film, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” won Outstanding Achievement in Direction. And “Fire of Love” won three awards, sharing … Read More Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Nonfiction Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 25th Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

With Oscar nominations under two weeks away, the Costume Designers Guild announced their nominees, narrowing down what might get nominated by the Academy. The Period category appears to have the most potential for an Oscar nomination, with “Babylon,” “Elvis,” “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” and “The Woman King.” “Don’t Worry Darling,” “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” and “Nope” getting nominations makes me very … Read More Oscars Watch: 25th Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 34th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

The Producers Guild Awards are the most significant predictor for the Best Picture Oscar, and they announced their nominees today. The obvious choices included “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” and “The Fabelman,” which are the front-runners for winning Best Picture. “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Elvis,” and “Top Gun: Maverick” are also safe bets for getting nominated for Best Picture. … Read More Oscars Watch: 34th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

The Iowa Film Critics Association gave four out of ten of their awards to “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” including Best Film and Director. Ke Huy Quan, who is a lock for an Oscar nominations, grabbed Best Supporting Actor, while Jamie Lee Curtis won Supporting Actress. Curtis’ Oscar fates are still up in the air. Cate Blanchett and Colin Farrell, the front-runners for Oscar … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 75th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

A day removed from Steven Spielberg winning the Golden Globe award for Best Direction – Motion Picture for his work on “The Fabelmans,” his name is atop the nominees for the Directors Guild of America’s top honors as well. Fellow Golden Globe nominees Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) and the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) (“Everything Everywhere All At Once”) are along … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

Ashley Park and Haley Lu Richardson announced the nominees for the 29th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for film and television this morning. Many of the same names we just saw for the Golden Globes were present, like winners Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, and Austin Butler, who are all locks for the Oscar nominations. We also got names that didn’t appear at the Globes, like … Read More Oscars Watch: 29th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees

“The Batman”Warner Bros. Pictures—Naomi DonneDoone ForsythNorma WebbJemma Carballo “Everything Everywhere All At Once”A24—Michelle ChungErin RosenmannDania A. Ridgway “The Menu“Searchlight Pictures—Deborah LaMia DenaverMazena PukstoDonna CicatelliDeb Rutherford “Nope”Universal Pictures—Shutchai Tym BuacharernJennifer Zide-EssexEleanor SabaduquiaKato De Stefan “Spirited”Apple TV+—Monica HuppertAutumn J. ButlerVivian Baker “Amsterdam”20th Century Studios—Nana FischerMiho SuzukiJason Collins “Babylon”Paramount Pictures—Heba ThorisdottirShaunna Bren ChavezJean BlackMandy Artusato “Blonde”Netflix—Tina Roesler KerwinElena ArroyCassie Lyons “Elvis”Warner Bros. Pictures—Shane ThomasAngela Conte “Till”United Artists … Read More Oscars Watch: 10th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards

After a year off for bad behavior, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association returned with a televised version of their 80th annual Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best of last year’s films and television. Jerrod Carmichael was on hand to host the event and opened the night, sitting on the stage explaining the decision-making behind getting picked as the host. The pull quote on every … Read More Oscars Watch: 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association picked “Everything Everywhere All At Once” as the Best Film of the Year, giving it 9 total awards. Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu all grabbed acting awards, while Colin Farrell, a favorite for an Oscar nomination (and potential win) won Best Actor for his work in “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Jenny Slate received an award for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 59th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominees

“All Quiet on the Western Front”Netflix—Production Mixer: Viktor PrášilRe-Recording Mixer: Lars GinzelRe-Recording Mixer: Stefan KorteScoring Mixer: Daniel KrescoADR Mixer: Jan MeyerdierksFoley Mixer: Hanse Warns “Avatar: The Way of Water”20th Century Studios—Production Mixer: Julian Howarth CASRe-Recording Mixer: Christopher BoyesRe-Recording Mixer: Gary SummersRe-Recording Mixer: Michael HedgesScoring Mixer: Simon RhodesADR Mixer: Bill Higley CASFoley Mixer: Tavish Grade “The Batman“Warner Bros. Pictures—Production Mixer: Stuart Wilson CASRe-Recording Mixer: Andy … Read More Oscars Watch: 59th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees (2023)

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”Eugenio CaballeroNetflix “Bullet Train”David ScheunemannColumbia Pictures “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”Rick HeinrichsNetflix “TÁR”Marco Bittner RosserFocus Features “Top Gun: Maverick”Jeremy HindleParamount Pictures “Avatar: The Way of the Water”Dylan Cole, Ben Procter20th Century Studios “The Batman”James ChinlundWarner Bros. Pictures “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”Hannah BeachlerWalt Disney Pictures “Everything Eveywhere All At Once”Jason KisvardayA24 “Nope”Ruth De JongUniversal … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees (2023)

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Oscars Watch: 37th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

Ceremony presentation: March 5, 2023The Beverly HiltonBeverly Hills, California MOTION PICTURE “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”Darius Khondji, ASC, AFCNetflix “The Batman”Greig Fraser, ASC, ACSWarner Bros. Pictures “Elvis”Mandy Walker, ASC, ACSWarner Bros. Pictures “Empire of Light”Roger Deakins, ASC, BSCSearchlight Pictures “Top Gun: Maverick”Claudio Miranda, ASCParamount Pictures “God’s Country”Andrew WheelerIFC Films “The Quiet Girl”Kate McCullough, ISCSuper LTD “War Sailor”Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, DFFDCM Film … Read More Oscars Watch: 37th Annual American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

The Music City Film Critics Association announced their honorees, and the overwhelming winner was “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Winning six awards, including Best Film, the Daniels’ hit indie film continues to take the awards season by storm. “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” won three awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Janelle Monáe. And “Top Gun: Maverick” won three technical awards, including Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle split their honors between a few films, giving their Best Picture prize to “The Banshees of Inisherin.” It also won Best Actor and Supporting Actress. “TÁR” was also a big winner, with Todd Field grabbing Best Director and Original Screenplay, while Cate Blanchett won Best Actress. “Women Talking” won a pair of awards, with Sarah Polley … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 70th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Nominees

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE “Elvis”Warner Bros. Pictures—Supervising Music Editor:Jamieson Shaw MPSEMusic Editor: Evan McHughScoring Editor: Chris Barrett “Everything Everywhere All at Once”A24—Music Editors: Dean Menta, Luke Wilder, Katherine Gordon Miller “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”Netflix—Music Editors:Lewis Morison, Eric CaudieuxScoring Editor: Chris Barret “TÁR”Focus Features—Supervising Music Editor: Gerard McCann MPSE “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody”TriStar Pictures—Supervising Music Editor: John WarhurstSupervising Sound Editors: John Warhurst, Nina … Read More Oscars Watch: 70th Annual Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Stepping outside the United States, the Toronto Film Critics Association named “Aftersun” the Best Picture of the year and Best First Feature. Charlotte Wells won Best Director for her work on “Aftersun,” and Paul Mescal won Best Actor for his performance. However, a few things stood consistent, with Ke Huy Quan winning again for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and Cate Blanchett winning for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

“TÁR” was the National Society Of Film Critics’ pick for Best Picture, with “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” not even in the runner-up position. Charlotte Wells won Best Director for her work on “Aftersun.” Again, the Daniels and Martin McDonagh did not even appear to be in the conversation. The acting awards looked more similar to the other critic … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Critics Association of Central Florida Awards

The Critics Association of Central Florida jumped on board with most of the other critic groups, giving “Everything Everywhere All At Once” their top Best Picture award. The film also won three additional awards and was the runner-up in most categories. “Top Gun: Maverick,” “RRR,” and “The Whale” were the only other films to win multiple awards. SPECIAL HONORS Critics Association of Central Florida … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Critics Association of Central Florida Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

“The Banshees of Inisherin” won five awards from the San Diego Film Critics Society, including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay. “Everything Everywhere All At Once” won three awards, including Best Director, Editing, and Ensemble. “Elvis” also ended up with three awards. “Babylon” and “All Quiet on the Western Front” both won two awards. SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

The Columbus Film Critics Association named “The Banshees of Inisherin” the Best Film of the year, with The Daniels winning Best Director for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” They combined the actor and actress awards into Best Lead Performance and Supporting Performance this year. Cate Blanchett won the lead category, while Brendan Gleeson won the supporting category. Top Films of 2022 2. “Everything Everywhere … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

Most of the Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards centered on films like “Women Talking” and “The Woman King,” but the Best Film winner was “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Colin Farrell would also win Best Actor, and Martin McDonagh took the prize for Original Screenplay. Sarah Polly won Best Director and Adapted Screenplay, while “Women Talking” won Ensemble for its casting directors. Emma Thompson … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

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Oscars Watch: 3rd Annual Set Decorators Society of America Awards Nominees (2022)

The Set Decorators Society of America announced the nominees in their four categories, ranging from Contemporary to Period and Fantasy films. “Avatar: The Way of Water” is the front-runner of all the categories, even in the stacked category of Science Fiction and Fantasy. “The Batman,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” are also all in the Oscar conversation. In the … Read More Oscars Watch: 3rd Annual Set Decorators Society of America Awards Nominees (2022)

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Even in the New Year, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” is heralded as the Best Picture of the Year. The latest group chiming in is the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, which awarded the film its top honor. The film also received Best Director, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, and Original Screenplay. Cate Blanchett and her performance in “TÁR” edged Michelle Yeoh for Best Actress. Colin … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 4th Annual DiscussingFilm Critic Awards (2022)

“Parasite,” “Minari,” and “The Power of the Dog” are the last three winners of Best Motion Picture named by the DiscussingFilm Critic Awards. Two of those went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. DiscussingFilm Critics named “Everything Everywhere All At Once” the top prize this year. So if that goes on to win the Oscar for Best Picture, they’ll be 75% … Read More Oscars Watch: 4th Annual DiscussingFilm Critic Awards (2022)

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Oscars Watch: 2022 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

The North Carolina Film Critics Association announced “Everything Everywhere All At Once” as the Best Narrative Film of the Year. They also awarded it Best Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, Actress, Acting Ensemble, Original Screenplay, Editing, and Production Design; nine awards in total. The big question is if all this critical love will translate into that many nominations at the Oscars. North Carolina Film Critics … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Internet Film Critics Society Awards

The Internet Film Critics Society awarded the who’s who of the awards this year. “TÁR” received Best Drama, “The Banshees of Inisherin” won Best Comedy, and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” won Best Experimental Film. My favorite award was Ana de Armas receiving a Best Actress nomination for her role in “Blonde.” Film Critics Association UK Best Drama:Best Comedy:Best Horror or Science Fiction:Best Action … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Internet Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Film Critics Association UK Awards

“The Banshees Of Inisherin” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” were the only two films honored by the Film Critics Association UK, with both films splitting the awards. “The Banshees Of Inisherin” won Screenplay and Actor of the Year, while “Everything Everywhere All At Once” won Film, Director, Actress, and Supporting Actress of the Year. In their first year honoring films, they have picked … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Film Critics Association UK Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

If we’re sincere, “The Banshees of Inisherin” is the stronger Oscars contender for Best Picture than “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The latter, although likely more the film we’ll remember more than twenty years from now, is not your typical Academy fair. Remember, “Spotlight” won over “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2015, and “Green Book” won over “Black Panther,” “The Favorite,” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 27 Animated Features Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood” (Netflix) “The Bad Guys” (Universal Pictures) “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” (20th Century Studios) “Charlotte” (Good Deed Entertainment) “DC League of Super-Pets” (Warner Bros.) “Drifting Home” (GKids) “Eternal Spring” (Lofty Sky Distribution) “Goodbye, Don Glees!” (GKIDS) “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (Netflix) “Inu-Oh” (GKids) “Lamya’s Poem” (Phoenicia Pictures) “Lightyear” (Pixar) “Little Nicholas, Happy as Can Be” (Buffalo 8) “Luck” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 27 Animated Features Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 10 Feature Films Shortlisted for Best Visual Effects at 95th Academy Awards

“All Quiet on the Western Front” “Avatar: The Way of Water” “The Batman” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” “Jurassic World Dominion” “Nope” “Thirteen Lives” “Top Gun: Maverick” Per the Academy’s press release: 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 95th Academy Awards. The Visual Effects Branch … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Feature Films Shortlisted for Best Visual Effects at 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 10 Feature Films Shortlisted for Best Sound at 95th Academy Awards

“All Quiet on the Western Front” “Avatar: The Way of Water” “Babylon” “The Batman” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” “Elvis” “Everything Everywhere All at Once” Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” “Moonage Daydream” “Top Gun: Maverick” Per the Academy’s press release: 10 films will advance in the Sound category for the 95th Academy Awards. All eligible members of the Sound Branch vote to determine the shortlist and … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Feature Films Shortlisted for Best Sound at 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Live Action Short Film Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“All in Favor” “Almost Home” “An Irish Goodbye” “Ivalu” “Le Pupille” “The Lone Wolf” “Nakam” “Night Ride” “Plastic Killer” “The Red Suitcase” “The Right Words” “Sideral” “The Treatment” “Tula” “Warsha” Per the Academy’s press release: 15 films will advance in the Live Action Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. 200 films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Live Action Short Film Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Animated Short Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“Black Slide” “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” “The Debutante” “The Flying Sailor” “The Garbage Man” “Ice Merchants” “It’s Nice in Here” “More Than I Want to Remember” “My Year of Dicks” “New Moon” “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It” “Passenger” “Save Ralph” “Sierra” “Steakhouse” Per the Academy’s press release: 15 films will … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Animated Short Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Songs Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“Time” from “Amsterdam”Performed by GIVĒONMusic and Lyrics by Drake, GIVĒON and Daniel Pemberton “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from “Avatar: The Way of Water”Performed by The WeekndMusic and Lyrics by The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia and Simon Franglen “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”Performed by RihannaMusic and Lyrics by Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Tems “This Is A Life” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Songs Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Scores Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“All Quiet on the Western Front” — Volker Bertelmann “Avatar: The Way of Water” — Simon Franglen “Babylon” — Justin Hurwitz “The Banshees of Inisherin” — Carter Burwell “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” — Ludwig Göransson “Devotion” — Chanda Dancy “Don’t Worry Darling” — John Powell “Everything Everywhere All at Once” — Son Lux “The Fabelmans” — John Williams “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Original Scores Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 10 Feature Films Shortlisted for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at 95th Academy Awards

“All Quiet on the Western Front” “Amsterdam” “Babylon” “The Batman” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” “Blonde” “Crimes of the Future” “Elvis” “Emancipation” “The Whale” Per the Academy’s press release: 10 films will advance in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 95th Academy Awards. All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Feature Films Shortlisted for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 International Feature Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Argentina — “Argentina, 1985” Austria — “Corsage” Belgium — “Close” Cambodia — “Return to Seoul” Denmark — “Holy Spider” France — “Saint Omer” Germany — “All Quiet on the Western Front” India — “Last Film Show” Ireland — “The Quiet Girl” Mexico — “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” Morocco — “The Blue Caftan” Pakistan — “Joyland” Poland — “EO” South Korea … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 International Feature Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Short Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton” “Anastasia” “Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison” “As Far as They Can Run” “The Elephant Whisperers” “The Flagmakers” “Happiness Is £4 Million” “Haulout” “Holding Moses” “How Do You Measure a Year?” “The Martha Mitchell Effect” “Nuisance Bear” “Shut Up and Paint” “Stranger at the Gate” “38 at the Garden” Per the Academy’s press … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Short Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

The Florida Film Critics Circle has voiced its favorites of the year and at the top is “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The film was awarded Best Picture, Supporting Actor, and Ensemble. “Decision to Leave” also won a few awards, receiving them for Best Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and International Film. “Babylon,” “Women Talking,” and “TÁR” all received multiple honors as well. Florida Film … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” may have won five awards from the Nevada Film Critics Society, but “She Said” came away with the top prize of Best Film. It would also win Best Adapted Screenplay. Nevada Film Critics Society Best Film:Best Director:Best Actor:Best Actress:Best Supporting Actor:Best Supporting Actress:Best Original Screenplay:Best Adapted Screenplay:Best Documentary:Best Animated Movie:Best Production Design:Best Cinematography:Best Visual Effects: “She Said”Daniel Kwan & Daniel Sheinert … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Feature Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

“All That Breathes” “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” “Bad Axe” “Children of the Mist” “Descendant” “Fire of Love” “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song” “Hidden Letters” “A House Made of Splinters” “The Janes” “Last Flight Home” “Moonage Daydream” “Navalny” “Retrograde” “The Territory” Per the Academy’s press release: 15 films will advance in the Documentary Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Feature Films Shortlisted for 95th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

Gina Prince-Bythewood and “The Woman King” were the big winners of the 2022 Black Film Critics Circle Awards. Together, they won Best Film, Director, and Ensemble, with Viola Davis also winning the Pioneer Award. Danielle Deadwyler won Best Actress for her performance in “Till” while Angela Bassett won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Brendan Fraser won Best Actor … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Taking a female-centric position on awards, the Women Film Critics Circle gave their top honors to “She Said” and “Women Talking.” Michelle Yeon would still win Best Actress for her role in “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” and she would share the Best Screen Couple award with Ke Huy Quan. WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE SPECIAL PAULINE KAEL JURY AWARDS 2022 BEST FEMALE ACTION HEROKeke … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” became the big winner at the 2022 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards. It won Best Picture along with Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. The rest of the awards were the usual suspects of Brendan Fraser winning Best Actor, “Marcel the Shell with Shoes on” winning Animated Feature, and “RRR” winning Foreign Language Film. The only variance … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

Much like last year’s award season and “The Power of the Dog,” the Daniels and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” have found a way to transcend critic groups to become the clear-cut favorite across the board. No matter the region or sex, the film is capturing the hearts and minds of everyone, this time winning eight awards from the Online Association of Female Film … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

The Indiana Film Journalists Association announced their year-in-review winners, and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” took Best Film. It also won Best Supporting Performance and Editing. Also winning three awards was “TÁR,” which won Best Director, Lead Performance, and Original Screenplay. “Women Talking” won a pair (Best Adapted Screenplay and Ensemble Acting), as did “RRR” (Best Stunt/Movement Choreography and Foreign Language Film). Top Films … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

No matter which critics group, one constant is the overall love for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Hopefully, that love can translate into lots of Oscar nominations. The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association named “Everything” the Best Picture of the Year this time. “Banshees” won Best Actor for Colin Farrell, Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon, and Best Screenplay … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is the Phoenix Film Critics Society’s Best Picture of the Year pick. Additionally, it was honored with Best Ensemble, Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, and Film Editing. “Babylon,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” and “The Whale” all won a pair of awards each. Top Films of 2022 “Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 7th Annual New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards (2022)

The New Mexico Film Critics Association was one of the first groups to go against the grain this awards season. Winning the Best Picture award was “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also won Ensemble, Editing, Cinematography, and Song, totaling five honors altogether. “The Fabelmans” was also loved by the critics in New Mexico, winning Steven Spielberg the Best Director award and Original Screenplay with Tony … Read More Oscars Watch: 7th Annual New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards (2022)

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Oscars Watch: 2022 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

During their awards announcements, the St. Louis Film Critics Association named “Everything Everywhere All at Once” the best film of the year. The Daniels would also tie for Best Original Screenplay, and the cast garnered two acting awards and the Best Ensemble. “The Banshees of Inisherin” was the other screenplay tying in the Original category. At the same time, the cinematographer Ben Davis and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Please tell me we live in a world where “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” will be the frontrunners at this year’s Oscars. Yet again, these two films split the honors the Boston Online Film Critics Association gave. “Banshees” would take the top prize of Best Feature as well as Colin Farrell and Kerry Condon receiving acting awards and Martin … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” wins ten awards from the Utah Film Critics Association, including Best Picture, Director, three acting awards, and Ensemble Cast. “The Banshees of Inisherin” won Best Actor and tied with “Everything Everywhere All At Once” for Original Screenplay. Also, tying in the Best Adapted Screenplay category, “Marcel the Shell with Shoes on” tied with “Women Talking.” “Marcel” also won Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

There was no love for “The Banshees of Inisherin” from the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle. “Everything Everywhere All At Once” swept significant honors, including Best Film, Directors, and Script. “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” and “RRR” won several awards, including the first for K. K. Senthil Kumar and Best Cinematography. PHILADELPHIA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE BEST FILM:BEST DIRECTOR:BEST ACTOR:BEST ACTRESS:BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 95th Academy Awards

Next week, the shortlists for several Oscar categories will be announced, among them the International Feature category. So, I dove into the 93 films submitted and sorted out a few that have the best chance of landing a nomination. A few movies have been winning awards all over the place, a few have some big-time actors and directors lifting them, and a few of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 93 Countries and 93 Films in contention for Best International Feature at 95th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

“The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” both continue to split the awards season, with the Phoenix Critics Circle honoring “Banshees” with the Best Picture and Screenplay and the Daniels with Best Director and Science Fiction Film. Keke Palmer gets another win for Best Supporting Actress, and I’m praying for this to materialize into an Oscar nomination. Phoenix Critics Circle BEST … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

Traveling off the beaten path, the Dublin Film Critics Circle named “The Quiet Girl” their Best Film of 2022, awarding it Best Irish Film as well. “The Banshees of Inisherin” won two awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Actor. And, it was Charlotte Wells and her work on “Aftersun” (which came in 2nd place for Best Film) that won Best Director. Dublin Film Critics … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominees

Ceremony presentation: Sunday, January 15, 2023Fairmont Century Plaza in Los AngelesHosted by Chelsea HandlerBroadcast LIVE on The CW “Avatar: The Way of Water”20th Century Studios “Babylon”Paramount Pictures “The Banshees of Inisherin”Searchlight Pictures “Elvis”Warner Bros. Pictures “Everything Everywhere All at Once”A24 “The Fabelmans”Universal Pictures “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”Netflix “RRR”Variance Films “TÁR”Focus Features “Top Gun: Maverick”Paramount Pictures “Women Talking”MGM / United Artists Releasing Austin … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominated the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards six honors including Best Directors, but it was “The Banshees of Inisherin” that ended up winning the top prize of Best Picture. It also won two acting honors and the Best Original Screenplay category. “Decision to Leave” was the only other film to win multiple awards, including Best Foreign Language Film and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 38th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees [Updated]

Ceremony presentation: Saturday, March 4, 2023Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, California “Bones and All”MGM / United Artists Releasing—Producers: Timothée Chalamet, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Luca Guadagnino, David Kajganich, Lorenzo Mieli, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, Theresa Park, Peter Spears “Everything Everywhere All At Once”A24—Producers: Daniel Kwan, Mike Larocca, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang “Our Father, The Devil”Solid Stripe Films—Producers: Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono “TÁR”Focus … Read More Oscars Watch: 38th Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees [Updated]

Oscars Watch: 34th Annual Producers Guild of America Documentary Award Nominees

The Producers Guild of America announced their nominees for Best Documentary Feature with a list of seven contenders. Among the list was awarded darling “All That Breathes,” which just won the International Documentary Association’s top honor a few days ago. “Fire of Love” and “Navalny” are also major Oscar contenders that the PGA named, while “Descendant,” “Nothing Compares,” and “The Territory” are all names … Read More Oscars Watch: 34th Annual Producers Guild of America Documentary Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Viva Las Vegas! The Las Vegas Film Critics Society rightfully honored “Elvis” with a few awards, including the aptly titled Doja Cat song “Vegas” winning Best Song and Catherine Martin winning Best Costume Design. However, that was not the big winner as “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and the Daniels continued their awards season domination, winning Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

Imagining a world where “Everything Everywhere All At Once” becomes this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture brings me joy. Every critic’s circle that picks it as their favorite film of the year brings us one step closer to that reality. Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association is the subsequent critic’s award for stepping in and making that play. Along with Best Film, “Everything … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Here we are, in the heart of the critics’ awards season, and here we are again honoring “Everything Everywhere All At Once” for Best Picture. This time, the Southeastern Film Critics Association is naming it their favorite film of the year, along with Best Directing, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. They also followed suit in naming some actors from “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

Despite being blacklisted only a year ago, the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Golden Globes are back in the awards conversation this morning as they announced their nominees. Last year, NBC refused to air their telecast, and Tom Cruise declared he’d be returning his statues, and yet this morning, I awoke to an Instagram filled with major studios posting their award laurels. Regardless of … Read More Oscars Watch: 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

The Boston Society Of Film Critics split most of their honors between “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which won Best English Language Film and a pair of acting awards, and “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” which won the remaining acting awards. “After Yang” received a Best Adapted Screenplay award for the first time this season, while Eliot Rockett won his first Best Cinematography award for … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 New York Film Critics Online Awards

The New York Film Critics Online announced “The Banshees of Inisherin” as their pick for Best Picture of 2022. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson both won acting awards. Martin McDonagh won Best Screenplay and tied with “Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert. Michelle Yeoh and Hong Chau won the remaining acting awards, while Austin Butler took the Breakthrough Performer … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Despite only picking up a Best Supporting Performer win for Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” would go on to be awarded Best Picture in a tie with “TÁR,” which won three other awards, including Best Director. Cate Blanchett continued her sweep of the acting category, but Bill Nighy grabbed his first win of the season thus far. The Los Angeles Film … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 35th Annual European Film Awards

The European Film Academy Founded in 1988, the European Film Academy now unites 4,400 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting Europe’s film culture. Throughout the year, the European Film Academy initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops, and a common goal … Read More Oscars Watch: 35th Annual European Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 38th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards

About the International Documentary Association The International Documentary Association (IDA) supports the vital work of documentary storytellers and champions a thriving and inclusive documentary culture. They are dedicated to the vision of a world where documentary creators flourish. Through their work, they connect audiences with the best of the form, provide resources, create community, and defend the rights and freedoms of documentary artists, activists … Read More Oscars Watch: 38th Annual International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

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Oscars Watch: 94th Annual National Board of Review Awards (2022)

In what I can only describe as a huge surprise, the National Board of Review announced “Top Gun: Maverick” as their Best Picture pick of 2022. They also spread the love, with Steven Spielberg winning for “The Fabelmans” and Martin McDonagh, Colin Farrell, and Brendan Gleeson all winning for “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Lots of A24 titles were honored as well, with Michelle Yeoh … Read More Oscars Watch: 94th Annual National Board of Review Awards (2022)

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Oscars Watch: 27th Annual International Press Academy Satellite Award Nominees

The International Press Academy announced the nominees for their 27th annual Satellite Awards, and “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick” were among the most nominated films. Also getting plenty of nominations was “The Fabelmans,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” and “Elvis,” which are all favored to also come away with plenty of Oscar nominations this year. Some films just now popping onto … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th Annual International Press Academy Satellite Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 1st Annual Hollywood Critics Association Creative Arts Award Nominees (2022)

Ceremony presentation: Friday, February 17, 2023 Hollywood Critics Association The Hollywood Critics Association was established in 2016 with one goal: to highlight and elevate diverse and underrepresented voices within entertainment criticism and journalism. Since its inception, the HCA has made history as the country’s most diverse group of critics, celebrating groundbreaking entertainment, visionary storytellers, and incomparable artists that reflect today’s multifaceted, global audiences.

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

When “Everything Everywhere All at Once” came out in March of this year, everyone was betting that it would be the big winner at the end of the year, into the Oscars. The Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards put that claim to the test, giving “Everything Everywhere All at Once” the Best Picture and Best Director awards. Ke Huy Quan also continues his Critics … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 25th British Independent Film Awards

On Sunday, the 25th British Independent Film Awards took place at Old Billingsgate in London, England, honoring the best in independent British films. The biggest honoree was A24’s “Aftersun” and director Charlotte Wells. Together, they won seven awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Debut Director. Another big winner was “Blue Jean,” which won both Lead and Supporting Performances and Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 25th British Independent Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Two critics circles have chimed in, both have picked the same title as their “Best Film.” Both the Sunset Circle and New York Circle have honored “TÁR” with their top prizes, both of which awarded Cate Blanchett with the Best Actress award. However, whereas the Sunset Circle also gave “TÁR” director Todd Field both the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards, the NYFCC gave … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2022 Sunset Circle Awards

In the 3rd Annual Sunset Circle Awards, Todd Field’s “Tár” was the biggest recipient. Winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay, the closest any other film got to touching that number was “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” which received Best Supporting Actor and Best Ensemble. Some of the other films honored included big-budget fare like “Elvis,” “Top Gun: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2022 Sunset Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual Gotham Awards

Cipriani Wall StreetNew York city, new york FEATURES SERIES TRIBUTES About the Gotham Awards The Gotham Awards, one of the leading honors for independent film and television, provides early acknowledgement to groundbreaking independent films and television series. Selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, the Gotham Awards are the first honors of the film awards season. … Read More Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual Gotham Awards

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Oscars Watch: 13th Annual Governors Awards (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

Fairmont Century Plaza HotelCentury City, CaliforniaHosted by Mindy Kaling

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Oscars Watch: 13th Annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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Oscars Watch: 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards

Ceremony presentation: Sunday, November 13, 2023Edison Ballroom in New York City About the Critics Choice Awards The Critics Choice Documentary Awards are an offshoot of the Critics Choice Awards, which are bestowed annually by the CCA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. Historically, the Critics Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations. The Critics Choice Awards ceremony … Read More Oscars Watch: 7th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards

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Oscars Watch: 38th International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards Nominees

Ceremony presentation: Spring 2023 About the International Documentary Association The International Documentary Association (IDA) supports the vital work of documentary storytellers and champions a thriving and inclusive documentary culture. They are dedicated to the vision of a world where documentary creators flourish. Through their work, they connect audiences with the best of the form, provide resources, create community, and defend the rights and freedoms … Read More Oscars Watch: 38th International Documentary Association (IDA) Documentary Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Nonfiction Film Awards Nominees

Ceremony presentation: January 12, 2023Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria About the Cinema Eye Honors Cinema Eye was founded in 2007 on three ideals: creating events to support and build a sense of community amongst those who make documentary films; recognizing the entire creative team of craftspersons that create these films; and recognizing excellence, innovation and boldness in the artistry of nonfiction filmmaking. … Read More Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Nonfiction Film Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 35th European Film Awards Nominees

Ceremony presentation: December 10th, 2022Reykjavik, Iceland The winners of the Excellence Awards in the categories ‘European Cinematography’, ‘Editing’, ‘Production Design’, ‘Costume Design’, ‘Make-up & Hair’, ‘Original Score’, ‘Sound’ and ‘Visual Effects’ will be determined by an eight-member jury consisting of representatives of the different arts and crafts and will be announced on November 23. The award winners of the ‘European Lifetime Achievement’, the ‘European … Read More Oscars Watch: 35th European Film Awards Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 25th British Independent Film Awards Nominees

Ceremony presentation: December 4th, 2022Old Billingsgate in London, England About the British Independent Film BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) is an internationally renowned organisation that celebrates, promotes, and supports independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the UK. Founded in 1998, BIFA has championed the best and most innovative independently funded British filmmaking for over 20 years, working at the heart of the industry to nurture emerging … Read More Oscars Watch: 25th British Independent Film Awards Nominees

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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