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Roger Deakins wins ASC Award for “Blade Runner 2049”

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC claimed the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for his work on “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Mart Taniel, ESC was given the Spotlight Award for “November.” In the TV categories,[...]

Updated Academy Award Predictions for early February

In just under a month, the Oscars will be handed out. Voting has not yet opened up for Academy members, so we remain in a form of awards season stasis. The calm before the final storm, if you will. There’s not a whole lot of news to sift through here,[...]

Clint Eastwood continues to direct his way at 87

No matter your opinion on the directing career of Clint Eastwood, it’s impossible not to admire the pace he keeps. At 87 years old, he’s shown no sign of slowing down, essentially putting out a film every other year. It’s not the yearly pace of fellow octogenarian Woody Allen, but[...]

Academy Award predictions following the nominations

Now that the Academy has had their say, it’s time to figure out just who and what might be winning Academy Awards in March. The next month and change will be relatively quiet, with only a few precursors (mainly the Directors Guild) chiming in with their clues. As such, a[...]

Oscars: 90th Academy Award nominations

Well, it just happened. The nominations were announced moments ago for the 90th annual Academy Awards. We had some snubs, some surprises, and now we finally know the actual Oscar field. This is the end of Phase One, with Phase Two and a campaign for actual wins about to begin.[...]

“The Shape of Water” won the PGA’s

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced this year’s winning motion picture, television, and digital productions at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by Cadillac ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Closing the evening, the feature film “The Shape of Water” and its producers[...]

American Society of Cinematographers Unveils Nominees in All Categories

— The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM).[...]

“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,[...]

“First Man” and “The Irishman”: 100 movies to look forward to in 2018

Folks, welcome to 2018! First of all, a very sincere Happy New Year to you all out there. Hopefully you had a fun and safe sendoff to 2017. A whole new year is upon us now, and as such, there’s a ton of new films to anticipate. Fun, right? Today[...]

Updated Academy Award predictions to close out the year

Before the we turn the page from 2017 to 2018, of course there needs to be a new set of Oscar predictions, right? These are the final days of the year (look for a best of 2017 post tomorrow), with every film in contention having been screened for critics and[...]
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