Tag Archives: Mad Max: Fury Road

The 88th Academy Awards offered up surprise after surprise

Wow. That’s about as appropriate a one word reaction to what happened last night as anything else. After a full year basically of predictions, guessing, analysis, and precursors, it all came down to waiting for Morgan Freeman to announce the Best Picture winner at the 88th Oscars. Recent events had[...]

The tech categories will be a battle between “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant”

As we get down to the final week and a half or so until the Academy Awards ceremony, it’s worth focusing in on a few of the races that might still be up in the air. I have three of these pieces planned, with the first one being a look[...]

Mad Max: Fury Road dominates the Critics Choice Awards while Spotlight takes Best Picture

Last night, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (or BFCA) handed out their Critics Choice Awards for the 21st time. Though the night was fairly dominated by Mad Max: Fury Road, the evening’s top prize did go to Spotlight. I want to caution that this isn’t the sort of precursor that[...]

DGA nominees announced

Finally, I get a precursor right. After what has seemed like an impossible to predict awards season, I actually went five for five with my Directors Guild of America (or DGA) nominees, which were announced earlier today. The nominees were, of course, Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant, Tom McCarthy[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Potential nomination morning snubs

As much as we tend to focus on who and what might get in on Oscar nomination morning, there’s also another factor to consider…who and what might wind up missing. Yes, for all but the most locked in of contenders, there’s the chance that a snub might be coming their[...]

Updated Golden Globe predictions

Believe it or not, the Golden Globe awards are coming, sooner than you think. Yes, it seems like just yesterday the nominations were announced, but now the actually ceremony is only a few weeks away (less than three weeks now, in fact). As such, it’s definitely time to update my[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Ten hopefuls remain in the race for Best Visual Effects

Tell me if this one sounds familiar to you…yesterday, a shortlist for one of the Academy Award technical categories was released. Yes, Oscar now has taken the Best Visual Effects category, which just two weeks ago released a (long) list of 20 contenders, and whittled it down to simply ten[...]

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Best Picture? Updated Oscar Predictions

If it’s a Friday late in the year, it must be time for an update to my predictions. Of course, it’s not just any Friday today though, it’s the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m saving a more in depth look at the film until Monday (with[...]

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[...]
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