Category: Critics 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Watch: 2021 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Portland Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Detroit Film Critics Society Award Nominees

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Sunset Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Hollywood Critics Association Award Nominees

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

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Oscars Watch: 2021 Sunset Circle Award Nominees

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 African American Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 4th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 London Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Oklahoma Panhandle Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 North Dakota Film Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Critics Choice Super Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

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

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

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Chicago Indie Critics Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 33rd European Film Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2020 Sunset Circle Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 24th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2019 North Dakota Film Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Iowa Film Critics Association Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Hawaii Film Critics Society Awards

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

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Music City Film Critics Association Awards

Cutting into the “Parasite” winning streak, tally up another win for “1917,” having been awarded Best Film by the Music City Film Critics Association.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

“Parasite” continues to flex its supremacy, this time with the Georgia Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Awards

Even the Alliance Of Women Film Journalists are honoring “Parasite” with their Best Film category, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Non-English Language Film.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Hollywood Critics Association Awards

Following its big wins at the Golden Globe Awards, “1917” takes another win from the Hollywood Critics Association, along with Best Action/War Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 GALECA’s Dorian Awards

“Parasite” continues its sweep of the Awards Season, winning Best Film of the Year and Best Director of the Year along with Best Supporting Actor, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Screenplay of the Year at GALECA’s Dorian Awards.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

The Austin Film Critics Association continue the sentiment of this end of the Awards Season, awarding “Parasite” with Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, and Foreign Language Film.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Online Film Critics Society Awards

The Online Film Critics Society picked “Parasite” as their Best Picture of the year, along with Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Film Not In The English Language.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 National Society Of Film Critics Awards

“Parasite” is on a bit of a hot streak lately, this time winning Best Picture and Best Screenplay from the National Society Of Film Critics. Greta Gerwig gets a big win here for Best Director with her film “Little Women.”

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Chicago Indie Critics Awards

Chalk another one up for “Parasite,” this time winning the Best Independent Film from the Chicago Indie Critics. It also won Best Supporting Actor, tied for Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

“Parasite” swept the North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Narrative Film (their top prize), Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay. “Little Women” picked up a few, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Columbus Film Critics Association Awards

The Columbus Film Critics Association named “Parasite” Best Picture and Best Director of the year. They also named it Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. There was also a lot of love for Florence Pugh and “Knives Out.”

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

“Parasite” wins yet another award, this time from the Houston Film Critics Society, winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign-Language Film. Also winning three awards was “1917,” which won Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Visual Effects.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

“Marriage Story” was awarded Best Picture by the Greater Western New York Film Critics Association and it wasn’t surprising, as “Marriage Story” also won Best Original Screenplay, Best Lead Actor and Actress, and Best Score.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Online Association of Female Film Critics Awards

“Parasite” is the Online Association of Female Film Critics’ Best Film, along with Bong Joon-Ho taking Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

The Utah Film Critics Association named “Parasite” the Best Picture of the year, where it also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Non-English Language Film. “1917” won a few awards as well, including Best Director and Best Cinematography, while “Marriage Story” took both Leading Actor and Actress awards. “Apollo 11” won three awards, including Best Documentary, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Venturing outside the norm, the Florida Film Critics Circle awarded “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” with Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film, while “Marriage Story” took three of the four acting awards, and “Little Women” took Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Ensemble.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Black Film Critics Circle Awards

The Black Film Critics Circle awarded “Dolemite Is My Name” with four awards, including Best Film, Eddie Murphy for Best Actor, Da’Vine Joy Randolph for Best Supporting Actress, and Best Ensemble. They also awarded “The Irishman” and “Parasite” with some honors as well.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

“Marriage Story” was the big winner at the Nevada Film Critics Society Awards, winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress (tied with “Bombshell”).

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Oscars Watch: 2019 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

“The Irishman” is awarded Best Picture by the North Texas Film Critics Association. The rest of the awards were pretty spread out over many different films including “1917,” “Joker,” and “Knives Out.”

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

The Dublin Film Critics Circle named “Marriage Story” the Best Film of 2019, along with Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. Noah Baumbach missed the Best Director category, however, with Martin Scorsese pulling off the win for “The Irishman.”

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

“Joker” sweeps in and takes Best Picture from the Phoenix Film Critics Society along with Best Actor going to Joaquin Phoenix. “1917” cleaned up the technical awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, and Best Production Design.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle picked “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” as their Best Picture of the year, along with Brad Pitt taking Best Supporting Actor and Robert Richardson taking Best Cinematography.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle awarded “Parasite” their Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Foreign Language Film awards while “Marriage Story” took three of the four acting awards along with Best Screenplay.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

“1917” and “Marriage Story” took home the lion share of the awards from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. “1917” took Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Musical Score while “Marriage Story” took Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Awards

The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle honored independent film “The Last Black Man In San Francisco” with a few awards, but the top honors went to “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Parasite, ” both coming out with three wins each.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

“Marriage Story” is a film that was talked about a lot heading into the awards season, and although it may be popping up here and there, it really had not won an substantial critics awards. However, the Indiana Film Journalists Association have awarded it their Best Film of the year, along with Best Actor going to Adam Driver and Best Original Screenplay going to Noah Baumbach.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

“Parasite” wins yet another Best Picture critics award, this time from Seattle Film Critics Society. Not only that, it won Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Ensemble Cast, and Best Foreign Language Film.

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Oscars Watch: 2019 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

Four awards were given to “Parasite” by the Phoenix Critics Circle including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Foreign Language Film.