January 17, 2017

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Oscar predictions for the new year: 2017

Friday the 13th. Talk about the proper time to update some predictions, right? After the Golden Globes and the Directors Guild announcements, the race for Academy Award nominations is perhaps beginning to come into focus. With ballots being due today for the Oscars and only a few weeks to go[...]

DGA nominations announced and include frontrunner Damien Chazelle

Today, the Directors Guild of America (or DGA) announced their nominees, further shaping the Oscar race. They come hot on the heels of yesterday featuring the American Society of Cinematographers (or ASC) announcing, as well as the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. Earlier today, before DGA, the Costume Designers[...]

Can “Deadpool” really become an Oscar nominee?

One of the most interesting developments during the recent part of the precursor season is the surprising strength that Deadpool has shown. From the Golden Globes to the Writers Guild to yesterday the Producers Guild, this odd little blockbuster has popped up in a number of places. Not only has[...]

BAFTA loves “La La Land” and the Producers Guild of America nominations are revealed

Moments ago, the Producers Guild of America (or PGA) announced their nominations. This comes on the heels of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (better known as BAFTA) announcing their nominees in the wee early hours. Between BAFTA and PGA, a few pieces of the precursor puzzle have[...]

“La La Land” sets a record as the big winner at the Golden Globes

Last night, the glitziest awards show of the season so far went down, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing their Golden Globe award winners. As always, the HFPA mixed in acclaim for frontrunners with some truly idiosyncratic selections. Yes, voters opted to continue much of the Oscar status quo,[...]

2017 movie releases to look forward to

Welcome to 2017 folks! First of all, a belated Happy New Year to you all. Hopefully you had a fun and safe sendoff to 2016. A whole new year is upon us now, and as such, there’s a ton of new films to anticipate. Today will be a day to[...]

Oscar predictions for the first half of December

All of a sudden, a matter of days can make someone’s predictions feel really out of date, can’t it? My Academy Awards predictions are overdue, no doubt about that, so that’s what is going down today. With the beginning of guild nominations and the influx of other precursors, the race[...]

“Manchester by the Sea” leads a shocking Screen Actors Guild nomination list

Just a few short moments ago, the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild (or SAG) awards were announced. They mark the first of the guilds, which actually are solid barometers for Oscar. More so than a critics group or random awards body, this guild, along with the others, includes actual[...]

The Golden Globe nominations contained their usual surprises

Bright and early yesterday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (or HFPA) announced their Golden Globe nominations for this year. As usual, it was a group of nominees filled with head scratchers, surprise (both pleasant and puzzling), as well as an overall imperfect view of what the awards season is[...]

Will voters embrace escapism or realism this Oscar season?

If you follow the awards race, you’ve probably heard in some regard that Best Picture is sewn up, with La La Land already engraved on the statue. Now, I absolutely love that film (more on that soon) and see it as the odds on favorite, but there’s a chance that[...]
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