Articles By: Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

Penultimate Predictions a week out from the Oscar nominations

Seven days from now, we’ll know who and what the Academy Award nominees are. My final set of predictions will drop on Monday, but for now, I wanted to tinker just a little bit first. For what it’s worth, over the coming weekend, the Producers Guild of America and the[...]

Which films could lead the Academy Award nominations this year?

Voting for the Oscars has ended. The ballots are in. Now, we wait. In the meantime, why not ponder some possibilities? Today, we’re going to be looking at movies that could end up the overall nomination leader once the Academy makes their announcement. It’s an interesting thing to ponder, as[...]

“The Shape of Water” wins big at the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards

Last night, the critics portion of the precursor season came to a head with the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Chosen by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the winners here get a nice little boost as Academy Award voting is currently wrapping up. Remember, critics aren’t members of the Academy,[...]

Directors Guild of America nominations announced

We now have another piece of the puzzle folks. Just a few moments ago, the Directors Guild of America revealed their nominees. DGA doesn’t always match up with the Academy Awards lineup of Best Director, but it’s safe to assume that at least three or four of the honored individuals[...]

Updated Academy Award predictions as voting is going on

In just a few days, ballots for the 90th Academy Award will be due, which means that now is literally the most crucial point in the season. If a screener is going to be watched, it’s going to be watched today. The voters I’m in contact with still have things[...]

“The Shape of Water” leads the BAFTA nominations

In the wee hours of the morning, the British Academy announced their BAFTA nominations, putting into place yet another major Oscar precursor. This voting block, known as the British vote, does hold some sway with the Academy. At the Academy Awards, they represent a solid portion of membership, so while[...]

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” surprises at the Golden Globe Awards

Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association again defied expectations with their Golden Globe selections. As always, the HFPA do their own thing, the Academy be damned. Now, that’s a bit different this year, as voters for the Academy Awards were potentially watching, with voting currently going on. In that[...]

Producers Guild and Writers Guild nominations announced

Moments ago, the Producers Guild of America announced their nominees, to go along with yesterday’s nominations by the Art Directors Guild and the Writers Guild of America. Having this troika of guilds is an important moment in the awards season, especially with the flashier Golden Globe ceremony just two days[...]

Final Golden Globe predictions

This Sunday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce their latest crop of Golden Globe award winners. With the Academy Award nominations still to be announced, this sets the HFPA up in a position to try and influence some last minute voters. That may or may not happen, but with[...]

ACE Eddie nominations include “Dunkirk” and “I, Tonya”

This morning, the American Cinema Editors announced their nominees for 68th annual ACE Eddie Awards. This is one of the most important guilds to take notice of, due to how Best Film Editing at the Academy Awards can often link up to Best Picture. It’s not a perfect correlation, but[...]
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