To quote one of the best punchlines of the night, the 95th Academy Awards went “off without a hitch. Or at least this time, without Hitch.” Will Smith sat this one out, tweeting: “I guess I’ll watch this year from home.” Jimmy Kimmell nailed the hosting duties, offering relevant and often biting jokes and commentary, with an opening monologue that took jabs at Nicole … Read More Oscars Watch: 95th Academy Awards
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The journey through the world of 2022 cinema is finally complete, with the 95th Academy Awards airing a day from now. Unlike many of the past few, there’s been an aura of inclusion and celebration this awards season. I hope we get to continue those good vibes at the Oscars. I see “Everything Everywhere All At Once” winning a lot. We will all be … Read More Oscars Watch: 95th Academy Awards Predictions
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“Parasite” and Bong Joon-Ho won big at the 92nd Academy Awards, taking home a total of four awards including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best International Feature Film, and Best Original Screenplay. That makes this a historic night, as a non-English film has never won the top prize in the past 92 years. Add to that the fact that South Korea has never even been … Read More Oscars Watch: 92nd Academy Awards Winners
I have seen every film nominated this year, including the shorts, and the below predictions are a meld of what’s been winning, what I want to win, and what I think will win. There’s upsets every year and the pundits never get everything 100% right, so I try to mix up some of my picks with ones I prefer or ones where my gut tells me something different than what the experts are picking. These are my best guesses, so take them for what they’re worth. If you need a disclaimer, just know that I’ve never won my prediction ballot at work.
Out of the 124 Academy Award nominations announced this morning, I was able to predict 89 of them correctly, putting my percentage at 72% correct. How did everyone else do?
John Cho and Issa Rae announced the 92nd Academy Award nominees this morning from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. The big winner was “Joker,” receiving the most nominations with 11 total. “1917,” “The Irishman,” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” all received 10 nominations while “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” and “Parasite” all received six nominations each. ABC will host the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 9.
My super last minute predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards nominations, announcing Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 5:18 a.m.
BEST PICTURE “Green Book” “BlacKkKlansman” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “The Favourite” “Roma” “A Star Is Born “Vice” ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma” Glenn … Read More Oscars Watch: 91st Academy Awards
BEST PICTURE “Roma” “BlacKkKlansman” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “The Favourite” “Green Book” “A Star Is Born “Vice” ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” MIGHT WIN: Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Glenn Close – “The Wife” WANT TO WIN: … Read More Oscars Watch: 91st Academy Award Predictions
Marked in green is everything I got right and marked red is everything I got wrong. Marked in blue are the nominees that ended up getting the spot rather than the ones I picked. BEST PICTURE “Roma” (FRONT-RUNNER) “A Star Is Born” (FRONT-RUNNER) “BlacKkKlansman” (LOCKED) “Black Panther” (LOCKED) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (LOCKED) “The Favourite” (POTENTIAL) “Green Book” (POTENTIAL) “Vice” (POTENTIAL) “Crazy Rich Asians” (POTENTIAL) ACTOR … Read More Oscars Watch: My Personal 91st Academy Awards Nomination Prediction Results
BEST PICTURE “BlacKkKlansman” “Black Panther” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “The Favourite” “Green Book” “Roma” “A Star Is Born “Vice” ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma” Glenn Close – “The Wife” Olivia … Read More Oscars Watch: 91st Academy Award Nominations
BEST PICTURE “The Shape Of Water” ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE France McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” ANIMATED FEATURE FILM “Coco” CINEMATOGRAPHY “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger Deakins COSTUME … Read More 90th Academy Award Winners
BEST PICTURE “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Runner-Up: “The Shape Of Water” ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Runner-Up: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name” ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE France McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Runner-Up: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, … Read More 90th Academy Award Predictions
Live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, CA and streamed for the 94,000 people watching at home,”Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish and actor/CGI extraordinaire Andy Serkis made the official nominations announcements for the 90th Academy Awards this morning at 5:22 a.m. PT. Best Picture “Call Me By Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape … Read More Oscars Watch: 90th Academy Awards Nominees
Best Picture “Moonlight” Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Actress in a Leading Role Emma Stone – “La La Land” Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Actress in a Supporting Role Viola Davis – “Fences” Animated Feature Film “Zootopia” Cinematography “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren Costume Design “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” … Read More 89th Academy Award Winners
Listen, I can’t be mad because the same thing happened a few years ago when “12 Years A Slave” won having only won Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, while “Gravity” had taken home 7 Oscars including Best Directing. So “The Revenant” wins Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Leading Actor, yet does not pull off Best Picture. I do know which film I’ll … Read More 88th Academy Award Winners
Proving to be one of the toughest years yet for completing the Oscar Challenge since I started 6 years ago, with life getting in the way in the best possible ways, I was still able to see every film that was readily available to me, viewing 43 of the 45 films nominated and all 15 short films. The two missing films were “Glen Campbell: … Read More 87th Academy Award Winners
This year’s Academy Awards was a testament to the amazing films that were made in 2013 and the best example of that is being able to root for absolutely every film and never feeling bad regardless of the win. Of course there were categories that I was strongly cheering for, like “12 Years A Slave” in Best Picture and “Her” in Best Original Screenplay. … Read More 86th Academy Awards Winners
Since most of my votes went with “Lincoln”, my final tally was a little off, but I still got 17 categories right, which I choose to believe is rather good for such an unpredictable year. Although I don’t feel “Argo” was the obvious choice for Best Picture, especially without any acting or directing nominations, I refuse to be bitter about it and will simply … Read More 85th Academy Award Winners