Tag: best original screenplay

2020 Oscars Challenge: [36] “Parasite” — Six Nominations

Let’s just bask in the fact that absolutely no one nominated for this film has ever been nominated for an Academy Award before. Even the country of South Korea had yet to even gain a nomination. Now Bong Joon Ho and the rest of his crew can get their names in the history books. And “Parasite” is actually one of the Big Three, with runner-up status as we speak. The only reason it’s not front and center is because “1917” has been cleaning up the awards, from the PGA to the DGA to the Globes. “Parasite” has done well in its own right, winning the SAG Ensemble award as well as Best International Film at the Globes. It simply depends where the Academy leans.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [34] “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” — Ten Nominations

Heading into the awards season this year, it felt like “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” might end up being the film to beat. However, then “1917” and “Parasite” came on the scene and started winning everything. Now, “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is still apart of the Big Three, remaining in the conversation, but being overshadowed by those other two films, which have been sweeping the season thus far.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [27] “Knives Out” — Best Original Screenplay

The mere fact that Rian Johnson made it here thrills me to no end. I loved “Knives Out” but did not see it getting anywhere near the Oscars. “Parasite” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” being part of the Big Three make them the front-runners here. But if there’s going to be a jaw-dropping upset, it might be “Knives Out” winning here.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [17] “1917” — Ten Nominations

Experts place “1917” as the current odds-on favorite to win Best Picture. Apart of the “Big Three,” including “Parasite” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “1917” leads them as the current front-runner. Right now, it seems the only way it won’t win is if “Parasite” ends up taking it all.

2020 Oscars Challenge: [10] “Marriage Story” — Six Nominations

In the Best Picture category, there are currently the “big three,” which are the films with the best shot at winning. “Marriage Story” is not one of them. They include “1917,” “Parasite,” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” I would even say “The Irishman” falls in somewhere ahead of “Marriage Story” as well.

2019 Oscars Challenge: [32] “Vice” – Eight Nominations

“VICE”Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick Director: Adam McKayProducers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Kevin J. Messick, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKayWriter: Adam McKayCinematography: Greig FraserEditor: Hank CorwinComposer: Nicholas BritellDistributor: Annapurna PicturesRelease Date: December 25, 2018Budget: $60 millionRun-time: 132 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Dick Cheney rises from humble beginnings to the heights of politics, serving in cabinet positions, in the White … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [32] “Vice” – Eight Nominations

2019 Oscars Challenge: [26] “Green Book” – Five Nominations

“GREEN BOOK”Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga Director: Peter FarrellyProducers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick VallelongaWriters: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter FarrellyCinematography: Sean PorterEditor: Patrick J. Don VitoComposer: Kris BowersDistributors: Universal PicturesRelease Date: November 16, 2018Budget: $23 millionRun-time: 130 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Dr. Donald Shirley, an accomplished concert pianist, hires Italian-American bouncer … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [26] “Green Book” – Five Nominations

2019 Oscars Challenge: [15] “The Favourite” – Ten Nominations

“THE FAVOURITE”Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos Director: Yorgos LanthimosProducers: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos LanthimosWriters: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamaraCinematography: Robbie RyanEditor: Yorgos MavropsaridisComposer: Komeil S. HosseiniDistributor: Fox Searchlight PicturesRelease Date: November 23, 2018Budget: $15 millionRun-time: 120 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In the early 1700s, Queen Anne, in poor health and emotionally unstable, allows her most trusted confidante, … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [15] “The Favourite” – Ten Nominations

2019 Oscars Challenge: [12] “Roma” – Ten Nominations

“ROMA”Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón Director: Alfonso CuarónProducers: Alfonso Cuarón, Gabriela Rodríguez, and Nicolas CelisWriters: Alfonso CuarónCinematography: Alfonso CuarónEditors: Alfonso Cuarón and Adam GoughComposer: Steven PriceDistributor: NetflixRelease Date: November 21, 2018Budget: $15 millionRun-time: 135 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In Mexico City in the early 1970s, Cleo is a maid in the household of a middle-class doctor. She takes on increasing responsibility caring for the family’s … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [12] “Roma” – Ten Nominations

2019 Oscars Challenge: [11] “First Reformed” – Best Original Screenplay

“FIRST REFORMED”Paul Schrader Director: Paul SchraderProducers: Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Gary Hamilton, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, and Frank MurrayWriter: Paul SchraderCinematography: Alexander DynanEditor: Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.Composer: LustmordDistributor: A24Release Date: May 18, 2018Budget: $3.5 millionRun-time: 113 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Reverend Ernst Toller, the middle-aged pastor of a small church in upstate New York, grapples with the guilt and grief caused by … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [11] “First Reformed” – Best Original Screenplay

2018 Oscars Challenge: [41] “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – 7 Nominations

“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh Director & Writer: Martin McDonagh Producers: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh Cinematography: Ben Davis Editor: Jon Gregory Composer: Carter Burwell Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: November 10, 2017 Run-time: 115 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Several months after the rape and murder of her teenage daughter, Mildred Hayes is so furious that … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [41] “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – 7 Nominations

2018 Oscars Challenge: [39] “The Shape Of Water” – 13 Nominations

“THE SHAPE OF WATER” Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale Director: Guillermo del Toro Producers: Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale Cinematography: Dan Laustsen Editor: Sidney Wolinsky Composer: Alexandre Desplat Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures Release Date: December 1, 2017 Run-time: 123 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1962, janitor Elisa Esposito works at a classified government laboratory that tests new technology to help defeat the … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [39] “The Shape Of Water” – 13 Nominations

2018 Oscars Challenge: [19] “Get Out” – 4 Nominations

“GET OUT” Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele Director & Writer: Jordan Peele Producers: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele Cinematography: Toby Oliver Editor: Nick Houy Composer: Michael Abels Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: February 24, 2017 Run-time: 103 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Photographer Chris Washington is nervous about meeting his girlfriend Rose’s parents for the … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [19] “Get Out” – 4 Nominations

2018 Oscars Challenge: [18] “The Big Sick” – Best Original Screenplay

“THE BIG SICK” Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani Director: Michael Showalter Producer: Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel Cinematography: Brian Burgoyne Editor: Robert Nassau Composer: Michael Andrews Distributor: Amazon Studios & Lionsgate Release Date: June 23, 2017 Run-time: 117 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Kumail, an aspiring comedian from Pakistan, has a fling with Chicago graduate student Emily, and both are surprised when their affection … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [18] “The Big Sick” – Best Original Screenplay

2018 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Lady Bird” – 5 Nominations

“LADY BIRD” Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O’Neill Director: Greta Gerwig Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, & Evelyn O’Neill Writer: Greta Gerwig Cinematography: Sam Levy Editor: Nick Houy Distributor: A24 Release Date: November 3, 2017 Run-time: 93 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Strong-willed teenager Christine McPherson, who has dubbed herself Lady Bird, yearns to leave her hometown of Sacramento and attend college on the East Coast. … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [3] “Lady Bird” – 5 Nominations

2017 Oscars Challenge: [16] “20th Century Women” – Best Original Screenplay

“20TH CENTURY WOMEN” Written by Mike Mills Directed by: Mike Mills Screenplay by: Mike Mills Cinematography by: Sean Porter Music by: Roger Neill Production Company: Annapurna Pictures Distributed by: A24 Release Date: December 28, 2016 Budget: $7 million FILM SYNOPSIS: Teenager Jamie lives with his nonconformist mother Dorothea in Santa Barbara, California. In 1979, the other women in his life are Abbie, a boarder … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [16] “20th Century Women” – Best Original Screenplay

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [37] “Spotlight” – 6 nominations

“SPOTLIGHT” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Michael Sugar // Directed by Tom McCarthy // // Dated Viewed: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 // BLU-RAY //  5 films – 5 days //

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Screenplay

BRIDGE OF SPIES Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1957, in the midst of the Cold War, New York insurance lawyer James Donovan is enlisted to provide a pro-bono defense for Rudolf Abel, who is accused of spying for the Russians. The CIA then sends Donovan to East Berlin to conduct precarious negotiations with the Soviets to … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Screenplay

2016 Oscars Challenge: [26] “Inside Out” – Best Original Screenplay

INSIDE OUT Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, & Josh Cooley Original story by Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen FILM SYNOPSIS: When 11-year-old Riley and her parents move to a new city, it’s up to Riley’s five main emotions — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust — to help her adjust. Joy and Sadness are accidentally launched on a journey through Riley’s brain … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [26] “Inside Out” – Best Original Screenplay

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – 6 nominations

“BRIDGE OF SPIES” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger // Directed by Steven Spielberg // // Dated Viewed: Sunday, February 14th, 2016 // DVD //  11 films – 15 days //

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [26] “Inside Out” – 2 nominations

“INSIDE OUT” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Jonas Rivera // Directed by Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen // // Dated Viewed: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 // BLU-RAY //  16 films – 23 days //

2016 Oscars Challenge: [18] “Ex Machina” – Best Original Screenplay

EX MACHINA Written by Alex Garland FILM SYNOPSIS: Twenty-something computer programmer Caleb wins a contest to spend a week at the isolated home of his boss, the CEO of the Internet’s largest provider. Caleb is thrilled to meet Nathan, whom he idolizes, but quickly learns the real reason for his presence: to administer a Turing test that judges the consciousness and abilities of Ava, … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [18] “Ex Machina” – Best Original Screenplay

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [18] “Ex Machina” – 2 nominations

“EX MACHINA” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Andrew Macdonald and Allon Reich //Directed by Alex Garland // // Dated Viewed: Friday, January 29th, 2016 // AMAZON PRIME //  24 films – 31 days //

2016 Oscars Challenge: [16] “Straight Outta Compton” – Best Original Screenplay

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff FILM SYNOPSIS: In the mid-1980s, five young men from Compton — Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren — form a hip-hop group called N.W.A. As their music takes off, they attract the attention of veteran rock manager Jerry Heller, … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [16] “Straight Outta Compton” – Best Original Screenplay

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Screenplay

  WES ANDERSON & HUGO GUINNESS “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Another year and another Best Original Screenplay nomination for Wes Anderson, this time for his screenplay, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay three times now (previously nominated for “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001) and “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012)), some will argue that this year’s entry is his best film yet. It involves a … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [12] The Grand Budapest Hotel – Best Original Screenplay

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [39] Nebraska – Six Nominations

Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa “Nebraska”, a black-and-white jaunt into the lives of a family residing in Montana, the entire film follows lead Bruce Dern playing an aging man named Woody Grant that believes he’s won $1,000,000 from a sweepstakes, all he has to do is make it to Lincoln, Nebraska to accept the money. Heartwarming and laced with a dark comedic element that … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [39] Nebraska – Six Nominations

2014 Oscars Challenge: [30] Her – Five Nominations

Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay “Her” was my favorite film of 2014. Not only is Joaquin Phoenix perfectly cast in the film, but the writing and production on screen is absolutely phenomenal. Capturing a future not too far off where a new operating system is released that has artificial intelligence and has its own personality, Phoenix’s introvert character, Theodore Twombly, begins a … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [30] Her – Five Nominations

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [25] Blue Jasmine – Three Nominations

Cate Blanchett Nominated Role: As Jasmine, Cate Blanchett portrays a formerly wealthy woman who moves in with her sister after the break-up of her marriage. The odds-on favorite to win, Cate Blanchett has won absolutely every award in her path to get here. Woody Allen obviously provides a fantastic screenplay but with Blanchett and her ability to bring Jasmine to life, this film would … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [25] Blue Jasmine – Three Nominations

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [21] Dallas Buyers Club – Six Nominations

Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter With likely two acting awards coming from the film, “Dallas Buyers Club” is a forced to be reckoned with. Even without a Best Directing nomination, the film likely lands into the top 5 with chances of the winning the Oscar for Best Picture. And even though it is entirely unlikely that it will win, this film will not go … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [21] Dallas Buyers Club – Six Nominations

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [20] American Hustle – Ten Nominations

Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon There are three big contenders in the Best Picture category this year: “Gravity”, “12 Years A Slave”, and “American Hustle”. Now, “Gravity” and “12 Years A Slave” are the odds-on favorites to win, both vying for the Best Directing category and leaving David O. Russell out of the mix, but the steam that is building … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [20] American Hustle – Ten Nominations

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For Your Consideration 2013: Her

From the trailer alone, I want to root for Joaquin Phoenix and his role in “Her” as a man looking for connection and finding it in the robotic voice that becomes his personal assistant. With director Spike Jonze guiding him and an emotional gambit to run, there’s no telling what Phoenix can deliver. Having been nominated three times for his acting work in different … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Her

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [28] Django Unchained – Five Nominations

DJANGO UNCHAINED BEST PICTURE Despite Roger Ebert placing this film high on the films to win Best Picture, “Django Unchained” doesn’t have much of a chance. If we think “Argo” is a tough call due to the lack of a Best Directing nomination, “Django” must be placed below that. Meaning it will have defy even more than “Argo” to win. That being said, it … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [28] Django Unchained – Five Nominations

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [26] Zero Dark Thirty – Five Nominations

ZERO DARK THIRTY BEST PICTURE Before the Oscar nominations were announced, “Zero Dark Thirty” was the strong leader for Best Picture per general consensus in the critics circles, topping the ranks of over half the countries critics. But then the nominations were announced and the slander campaign began for Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film, bringing the question of authenticity to the table. Despite these remarks, … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [26] Zero Dark Thirty – Five Nominations

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [23] Flight – Two Nominations

FLIGHT BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Nominated Role: As Whip Whitaker, Denzel Washington plays a pilot with a substance abuse problem whose life changes after he performs a daring maneuver during an airliner crash. Denzel Washington delivers a tortured performance worthy of an Academy Award. Unfortunately, there’s not going to be a third win for Denzel this year, the first two being “Glory” … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [23] Flight – Two Nominations

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [14] Moonrise Kingdom – One Nomination

MOONRISE KINGDOM One of my favorite screenplays of the year, Wes Anderson has a way about writing that brings out the comedic in the most mundane of ways. Set around two runaway children and the search party of family, friends, and khaki scouts, you never quite know where a Wes Anderson comedy is going to take you, but you love the adventure it takes … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [14] Moonrise Kingdom – One Nomination

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For Your Consideration 2012: Jeff Who Lives At Home

With the continued, never say never attitude that comes along with the Academy Awards, it is very hard to count out “Jeff Who Lives At Home” or The Duplass Brothers in the Original Screenplay category, with the down-home writing and rich, natural characters, there would be little surprise from me if it snagged a nomination. For your consideration in the following categories Best Original … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Jeff Who Lives At Home

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For Your Consideration 2012: Flight

With a big name like Robert Zemeckis behind it and the thrill of his return to the live action, “Flight” has a great shot of getting some Oscar recognition this year, especially with Denzel Washington’s high caliber performance and an excellent script from John Gatins. Zemeckis has been nominated for an Academy Award an astounding 32 times, with 1/3 of those wins. Here’s his … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Flight

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For Your Consideration 2012: Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow surprised everyone when she won the 2009 Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Picture for her war related film “The Hurt Locker”. Fast forward three years, to 2012, and she hasn’t done a film since. Now, this December, her latest film “Zero Dark Thirty” is causing everyone to hold their breath, seeing if this will grab any nominations. With her … Read More For Your Consideration 2012: Zero Dark Thirty

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [34] A Separation & 2 Nominations

[12 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[9 DAYS TO OSCARS] At this point in the season, it is fairly clear what will be take certain awards, based on how well it’s done in other ceremonies and based simply on whether or not there is still buzz towards a certain film in any given category. “A Separation” has been a clear pick for Best Foreign Language … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [34] A Separation & 2 Nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [25] Bridesmaids & 2 nominations

[21 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[18 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the shockers of the Oscar nominations, “Bridesmaids” is normally not the type of film that gets recognized by the Academy. The main reason it surprised me is that it’s a comedy, which are rarely recognized by this awards ceremony, let alone given one of the highly acclaimed nomination spots. However, up against the … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [25] Bridesmaids & 2 nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [10] Midnight In Paris & 4 nominations

[36 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[29 DAYS TO OSCARS] In 1977, “Annie Hall” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It also took Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actress. So to count out Woody Allen in any regards is ill-advised. However, with the heated competition this year, “Midnight In Paris” probably won’t be pulling in that many awards. Described as Woody Allen’s return … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [10] Midnight In Paris & 4 nominations

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [7] Margin Call & Original Screenplay

[39 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[30 DAYS TO OSCARS] For starters, it should be known that developing a screenplay with even one truly formed character is a difficult task, let alone developing an entire ensemble in one coherent piece of writing. J.C. Chandor writes and directs this masterful film, a first for the writer/director in both regards, and he makes it look easy. Chandor’s … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [7] Margin Call & Original Screenplay

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Super 8”

“Super 8” is easily one of the most original films of the year, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams. Though I do not see any huge awards coming out of this film, visual effects and screenplay should definitely be honored. How nice would it be to see Elle Fanning nominated for her performance, however, she may be too young and this … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Super 8”

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Moneyball”

Nothing but rave reviews have come out of “Moneyball” and for a sports film to be considered for the Oscars is quite an achievement. Brad Pitt is no stranger to the Academy Awards, but Jonah Hill takes his first step out of the dirty comedy realm and earns his first consideration for an Oscar nomination, and what an achievement it will be if he … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Moneyball”

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For Your Consideration 2011: Another Happy Day

The main considerations coming out of “Another Happy Day” include: Ellen Barkin for Best Actress Sam Levinson for Best Original Screenplay

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2011 Oscars Challenge: Inception

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Inception” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: The King’s Speech

2011 Oscar Challenge: “The King’s Speech” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: Another Year

2011 Oscar Challenge: “Another Year” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: The Fighter

2011 Oscar Challenge: “The Fighter” (2010)
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2011 Oscars Challenge: The Kids Are All Right

2011 Oscar Challenge: “The Kids are All Right” (2010)
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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Messenger

THE MESSENGER Up For: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Occasionally, the Oscar Challenge has helped shine a light on films that, for some reason or another, are glazed over by the local theaters and publicity as a whole. The Messenger was one of those films. Without much knowledge going into The Messenger … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Messenger

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2010 Oscars Challenge: A Serious Man

A SERIOUS MAN Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Honestly, what would the Academy Awards be without a Coen Brothers film these days? A staple in the Awards for almost 2 decades, not seeing them at the Oscars for at least one award would be a rare occurrence. Winning the big awards (Best Picture, … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: A Serious Man

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2010 Oscars Challenge: The Hurt Locker

THE HURT LOCKER Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Best Achievement in Directing Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Achievement in Cinematography Best Achievement in Editing Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Best Achievement in Sound Editing In the lead for … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: The Hurt Locker

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Inglourious Basterds

INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Best Achievement in Directing Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Achievement in Cinematography Best Achievement in Editing Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Best Achievement in Sound Editing Nothing like eight Oscar nominations to tell you how great this film is. Quentin Tarantino … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Inglourious Basterds

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2010 Oscars Challenge: Up

UP Up For: Best Motion Picture of the Year Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Best Achievement in Sound Editing Best Animated Feature Film of the Year First things first, Up deserves every award it wins this year. Up was by far the best Disney-Pixar film I have seen to date. Combine … Read More 2010 Oscars Challenge: Up