Tag Archives: Dan Gilroy

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[...]

Writers Guild of America Announces Nominees

Earlier today, the final guild precursor was revealed, as the Writers Guild of America (or WGA) announced their nominees. It was basically the final big card left to fall before it’s solely up to Academy voters to make up their minds and send in their ballots (the Directors Guild of[...]

Oscar stock watch: 5 contenders up and 5 contenders down

With an almost daily influx of awards to make note of, this is the sort of time where things change for Oscar contenders quickly. As such, I wanted to try out a new segment, where I periodically take the temperature of the race and list some of the Academy Award[...]

“Nightcrawler”: What’s Up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: Dan Gilroy Written by: Dan Gilroy Main Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed, among others… Past Oscar relations: Gyllenhaal is a former Academy Award nominee, cited in Best Supporting Actor for Brokeback Mountain Today we have another article in this particular series of mine concerning certain 2014 releases[...]

Re-ranking the contenders in Best Director

As I mentioned last week, with the festival season well underway and a good portion of the major contenders for the Academy Awards having screened or about to screen, now seems like as good a time as any to take a look at the big eight categories and see what’s[...]

Felicity Jones: Oscar newbies hoping for a first citation this year

Much like I took a look yesterday at veterans in contention for Oscar love the year, today I’m going to be turning my attention to the newbies who hope to receive some awards love. As I mentioned in the last piece, this is leading up to me doing a re-ranking[...]

The Toronto Film Festival has crowded the Oscar field in a big way

If there’s one thing you can count on from the Toronto International Film Festival each and every single year, it’s that the fest is going to launch a ton of major Academy Award contenders. This year, that was no exception, as the race really has begun to take its initial[...]

The Toronto Film Festival will again play host to scores of Oscar hopefuls

With today’s announcement that David Dobkin’s film The Judge will open the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, I figured that it was a good time to talk about the TIFF lineup. That Robert Downey Jr. vehicle will seek to become an awards player, and it’s not alone. Each year, scores[...]