Tag Archives: Nate Parker

“The Birth of a Nation” looks to survive controversy and contend for awards

Without fail, every single year there are Oscar hopefuls that fall victim to controversy. Some are well founded, some are pure smoke, and some are caught in between. This week, the year’s most controversy laden film hits theaters. In fact, it’s out today. The controversy isn’t due to the film’s[...]

Hollywood Contenders – The State of The Race: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay contenders

Good afternoon folks! It’s that time again. Yes, today I’m continuing on down the line with the last of the big eight categories and finishing off with the other writing one…yes, Best Original Screenplay. It’s the final one of the big eight categories today, but not the final installment of[...]

Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders

As you fine folks all know from last year as well as my return article late last week, it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions at this point in the year in order to see what folks like myself think will happen six or so months from now,[...]

2016 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners include “The Birth of a Nation”

Though many were obviously keeping a close eye on the guild awards over the weekend, something else of note also went down. Yes, the Sundance Film Festival announced their awards for 2016. As a general rule, it helps to take some sort of prize from Sundance if you want to[...]

Oscars: Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’ Stand Up Guys, Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games, Nicholas Jarecki’sArbitrage, and J.A. Bayona’s The Impossible, I started to analyze how this year could pan out for smaller films that are trying[...]