"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is a clever and winning sequel for Disney                Alfonso Cuarón tells a deeply personal story with absolute precision in "Roma"                "Creed II" is an outstanding sequel and one of the year's best films                Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November        

Tag Archives: AMPAS

Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for September

Well, here we are. It’s the first set of Academy Award predictions for the month of September, when things get really interesting. Yes, now we can look at what Oscar could be thinking based upon, at least in part, what the fall festival season has brought us. Now, buzz from[...]

OSCARS: ‘The Revenant’ leads the 88th Academy Award Nominations

We finally know who and what has been nominated this year by Oscar. Ladies and gentlemen, just a few moments ago this morning the 88th Academy Award nominations were handed out, with The Revenant leading the way. 12 nominations went to that film, with Mad Max: Fury Road next in[...]

Final Oscar Predictions before the nominations

This is it. We’re now less than 24 hours away from the Academy Award nominations being announced. Yes, early tomorrow morning the Oscar nominations are going to be handed out live, either validating or (more likely) invalidating a number of hunches and suspicions that we’ve had all season long. Prognosticators[...]

New Oscar Predictions for the new year

Happy New Year everybody and welcome to 2016! With a whole new year (366 days, with the Leap Year) ahead of us, what better way to kick things off than with new Academy Award predictions? Well, I’m sure there are better ways, but this is what I’ll be doing today,[...]

Hollywood Contenders – 112 Films are up for Best Original Score

Late last week, we had another shortlist hit the internet, courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or AMPAS, as we all know by now). This one concerned which films were eligible to compete in the Oscar category of Best Original Score. Basically, the Academy decided that[...]

Updated Oscar predictions after the Globes and SAG announce their nominees

In this post Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nomination world that we’re now living in, I think it’s a very apt time to update Academy Award predictions. In fact, I believe that anyone not in need of a prediction update needs to seriously take a look at themselves in[...]

Why the Academy shouldn’t go back to five Best Picture nominees

One of the most fiercely debated subjects when it comes to the Oscars, aside from the actual films and performances in contention, is what the Academy should do with the size of their Best Picture slates. Recently, rumors have been swirling that AMPAS members have been considering again adjusting the[...]

The last minute screenplay controversy for “Whiplash”

At literally the 11th hour, something particularly noteworthy has happened to Damien Chazelle’s script for Whiplash. The screenplay, which was just nominated by the Writers Guild of America and is being campaigned by Sony Pictures Classics as an Original has been ruled as an Adapted work by the Academy. As[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘Dinner For Schmucks,’ ‘Get Low’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: Although boxoffice was up compared to this week a year ago and Christopher Nolan’s remarkable “Inception” remains the number one movie for the third week in a row with an estimated $27 million and only a 36% drop week to week, it does seem like the dog[...]