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2021 Oscars Challenge: [15] “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Five Nominations)

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM BEST Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleBEST Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleBEST Achievement in Production DesignBEST Achievement in Makeup and HairstylingBEST Achievement in Costume Design During a recording session in a Chicago studio in 1927, tensions rise between famed singer Ma Rainey, ambitious horn player Levee and Ma Rainey’s white manager, both of whom are … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [15] “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Five Nominations)

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “Roma”Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk”Best Actor: Christian Bale – “Vice”Best Actress: Viola Davis – “Widows”Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”Best Directorial Debut: Boots Riley – “Sorry To Bother You”Best Animated Film: “Incredibles 2”Best Documentary Film: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”Best Foreign … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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89th Academy Award Winners

Best Picture “Moonlight” Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Actress in a Leading Role Emma Stone – “La La Land” Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Actress in a Supporting Role Viola Davis – “Fences” Animated Feature Film “Zootopia” Cinematography “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren Costume Design “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” … Read More 89th Academy Award Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: ”Moonlight” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Cinematography: ”Moonlight” – James Laxton Best Production … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “Arrival” Best Comedy: “Deadpool” Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell or High Water” Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Leading Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell or High Water” Best Cinematography: “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Golden Globe Winners

FILM AWARDS Best Motion Picture – Drama WINNER: “Moonlight” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “Lion” “Manchester by the Sea” Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy WINNER: “La La Land” “20th Century Women” “Deadpool” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “Sing Street” Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama WINNER: Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea
”) Joel Edgerton (“Loving
”) Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge
”) Viggo Mortensen … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Golden Globe Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Adapted Screenplay: “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer Best Cinematography: “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren Best Score: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Directing: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Lead Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Lead Actress: Emma Stone – “La La Land” Best Supporting Actor (Tie): Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” and John Goodman – “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan Best Adapted … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Emma Stone – “La La Land” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Viola Davis – “Fences” and Greta Gerwig – “20th Century Women” Best Screenplay: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay: “The Lobster” – Efthimis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Best Score: “La La Land” – Justin Hurwitz … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Manchester by the Sea” Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” and Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Film: “Moonlight” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Rebecca Hall – “Christine” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Animated Feature: “Kubo and the Two … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Love and Friendship” – Whit Stillman Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan Best Cinematography: “La La Land” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Nocturnal Animals” – Tom Ford Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle Best Cinematography: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Documentary: “Tower” Best Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Cinematography: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Denzel Washington – “Fences” Best Actress: Ruth Negga – “Loving” Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Screenplay: “Fences” – August Wilson Ensemble: “Hidden Figures” Foreign Film: “Tanna” Best Independent Film: “Moonlight” Best Song: “Victory” from “Hidden Figures” Documentary: “13th” Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Breakout Performance: Janelle Monae … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Ensemble Cast: “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Documentary: “13th” Best Animated Feature: “Kubo and the Two Strings” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Debut Director: Robert Eggers … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Denzel Washington – “Fences” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay, Original (Tie): “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan and  “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Screenplay, Adapted:  “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer Best Cinematography: “Moonlight” – James Laxton Best Production Design:  … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Acting Ensemble: “Hell or High Water” Best Youth Performance: Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Voice Performance: Liam Neeson … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Quick Review: Far From Heaven (2002)

FAR FROM HEAVEN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 14, 2014 More like an episode of “Mad Men,” Todd Haynes’ period drama “Far From Heaven,” set in the late ’50s, tackles some racy issues including homosexuality, interracial relationships, and divorce, all on the backdrop of a picture-perfect ’50s family. Julianne Moore plays the matriarch of the family, Cathy Whitaker, a stay-at-home mom with more on her plate … Read More Quick Review: Far From Heaven (2002)

Quick Review: Ender’s Game (2013)

ENDER’S GAME BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 3, 2013 This review may act as a spoiler, so stop reading now if you wish to be completely surprised. Occasionally in working for the industry and passionately partaking in the marketing for feature films, there come causalities like “Ender’s Game,” which completely telegraph their ending. Ask anyone who actively avoids trailers and they’ll tell you that they give … Read More Quick Review: Ender’s Game (2013)

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2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

[6 OUT OF 46 FILMS REMAINING]-[4 DAYS TO OSCARS] One of the weaker films in the Best Picture category, this film will probably gain most of the acting awards with one fell-swoop. Even at the Golden Globes, winner Meryl Streep said that Viola Davis deserved the award more. Much better than Streep’s performance, Davis should be able to capture this award. Though I would … Read More 2012 Oscars Challenge: [40] The Help & 4 Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2011 Indiana Film Critics Awards

Best Film of the Year Winner: The Artist Runner-up: The Descendants Other Finalists: Coriolanus, Drive, Hugo, Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Muppets, The Skin I Live In, Super 8, The Tree of Life Best Animated Film Winner: Rango Runner-up: Winnie the Pooh Best Foreign Language Film Winner: The Skin I Live In Runner-up: 13 Assassins Best Documentary Winner: Project Nim Runner-up: Into the Abyss … Read More Oscars Watch: 2011 Indiana Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

BEST PICTURE The Descendants BEST DIRECTOR Nicolas Winding Refn – Drive BEST ACTOR Ryan Gosling – Drive BEST ACTRESS Viola Davis – The Help BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Albert Brooks – Drive BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jessica Chastain – The Tree of Life BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Alexander Payne, Based On The Novel By Kaui Hart Hemmings, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon – The Descendants BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY … Read More Oscars Watch: 16th Annual Golden Satellite Awards

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For Your Consideration 2011: “The Help”

The surprise success of the summer, “The Help” held the top spot in the weekend box office for four straight weekends in a row, having made $168 million in its theater run,  and only costing about $25 million to produce. With astonishing and heartwarming performances from several of the actresses in the film, specifically Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain, some acting nominations are almost … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “The Help”