March 24, 2017

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Predictions for the Independent Spirit Awards

Yes, the Academy Awards are on Sunday, but they aren’t the only big award show this weekend. The Independent Spirit Awards are on Saturday, making for a great one-two punch. I’ve always enjoyed the Spirit Awards as much as any precursor, even if their Oscar impact is basically nil. They[...]

Will we have a split between Best Picture and Best Director?

As Oscar voting ends later on today, one of the big questions that remains in my mind is…will there be a Best Picture/Best Director split? Aside from trying to figure out whether Birdman or Boyhood takes the top prize, there’s also the possibility that they each go home with one[...]

The Oscar Case For and Against Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman”

We’re less than a week away from the Academy Award ceremony folks, and by now we all know that it’s basically a sprint to the finish between Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. As such, this week I’m going to be looking at the Oscar cases for and[...]

BIRDMAN Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award

Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, ASC; John Lindley, ASC; and Peter Flinckenberg, FSC earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for[...]

Writers Guild Winners Announced: The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel

2015 Writers Guild Awards – WINNERS ANNOUNCED The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at[...]

David Carr rest in peace. You will be missed…

Times executive editor Dean Baquet newsroom memo: “He was the finest media reporter of his generation, a remarkable and funny man who was one of the leaders of our newsroom,” Baquet wrote. “He was our biggest champion, and his unending passion for journalism and for truth will be missed by his[...]

A Mid February Oscar predictions update

We’ve come to the penultimate update to my predictions folks. With Academy Award voting going on hot and heavy, it’s really time to buckle down and try to work out some last minute Oscar hunches before final predictions next week, right? Much like I said last week, it’s pretty serious[...]

Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars

Six-time Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter Lady Gaga will make a special tribute performance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. “Lady Gaga is a once in a lifetime artist[...]

Writers Guild of America predictions

This weekend, the last of the big precursors will announce their winners, essentially putting us into the final lap for Oscar. Also the final guild, the Writers Guild of America (or WGA) prize is notable for being the one place where oftentimes Academy Award nominees find themselves ineligible. The WGA[...]

Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley Maclaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts to present at 87th Oscars®

Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Shirley MacLaine, Chris Pine, Miles Teller and Naomi Watts will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Affleck, a[...]
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