December 03, 2016

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Hollywood Contenders – Nine finalists are left in the race for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations

Yesterday, the Academy announced the nine films that are left in the running for the five slots in Best Foreign Language Feature. As you might expect, the movies put on the short list here include both some surprising inclusions as well as some odd snubs. It’s a tight race for[...]

Can “Spotlight” win the Oscar for Best Picture without any acting nominees?

Folks, something kind of strange is going on with these early precursors. Well, maybe not strange, but noteworthy at the least. Basically, as Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight continues to establish itself as the Best Picture frontrunner at the Oscars, its grip on acting nominations is loosening more and more. What initially[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Could Paul Dano be a bigger Oscar contender than some think for “Love & Mercy”?

Over the course of the awards season so far, specifically during the precursors, no one has had a quicker ride to the top tier of contention than Paul Dano. Originally, it seemed like his excellent work in Love & Mercy was destined to be overlooked, but then something interesting happened…he[...]

Always Unusual Face for Best Original Song Features Lady Gaga, Eminem as Contenders

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” “Moon River.” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” “Lose Yourself.” There’s no question that original songs that began in movies have become iconic pieces of both composing and filmmaking. And yet the Academy Award for Best Original Song is frequently one of Oscar’s most derided categories. To[...]

AFI’s Top Ten list is the first to cite “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s no shortage of Top Ten lists out there in the world, I know. That being said, every so often one is of special interest. A few hours ago, the American Film Institute (or AFI) released their Top Ten list for 2015 and they’re officially the first to have Star[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Seven Films are up for nominations in the Makeup and Hairstyling category

Yesterday afternoon, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made another category announcement. This time, it was the shortlist for the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category. The large field has been reduced to just seven contenders, with three set to be nominated for Oscars (this is the rare category[...]

Ranking the films in the Star Wars franchise

In just a few short days, one of the biggest movie releases in literally years will occur when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens. Yesterday was the World Premiere in Los Angeles, with later today being the day most critics and pundits lay eyes on it (in fact, as you’re[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Could “Son of Saul” be the biggest Oscar night lock?

When it comes to the documentary and especially foreign film contenders for Oscar, it can be hard to, you know…actually find them. Usually, the frontrunner for a nomination and in turn a win tends to be what’s actually been seen and enjoyed by audiences in addition to critics. Well, opening[...]

“Mad Max: Fury Road” leads the Critics Choice Award Nominations

Another day, another notable precursor announces…one among many, in fact. Earlier today, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (or the BFCA) announced the nominations for their 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards. Though not a guild or anything of that sort, the BFCA’s awards function sort of like a poor man’s Golden[...]

74 candidates will fight it out for Oscar nominations in Best Original Song

Right at the tail end of last week, another short list hit the web, this one having to do with Best Original Song. This establishes which tunes from the flicks of 2015 will be eligible for Academy Award nominations. Voters now officially have 74 songs to sift through, all in[...]
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