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‘Spotlight’ is the big winner at the Independent Spirit Awards

The night before it would go on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, Spotlight wound up having a great night at the Spirit Awards. Yes, Tom McCarthy’s film all but swept the Spirits, beating back what originally seemed like a strong challenge from Todd Haynes’ Carol, not to mention[...]

Predicting the Independent Spirit Awards

While it’s true that we’re just about 72 hours out from the Oscars, we’ve also got the Film Independent Spirit Awards coming in just about 48 hours or so. Personally, I find the Spirit Awards to sometimes be preferable to the Academy Awards, since they offer up a chance for[...]

BAFTA gives a big boost to “The Revenant”

Yesterday, some of the final shots in the Oscar race were fired, including a big one when The Revenant scored with the British Academy (known to us as BAFTA). Yes, we had BAFTA announce yesterday, and they more or less made it clear that Alejandro G. Inarritu and his film[...]

Updated Oscar Predictions as BAFTA and the Writers Guild Awards near

If it’s Friday, it must be time for some new predictions. Yes, we’re nearing the finish line for the Academy Awards, with the ceremony only a few short weeks away. This is a pretty huge precursor weekend though, with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA) handing[...]

DGA makes history and gives their top prize again to Alejandro G. Iñárritu for “The Revenant”

Yes, the Directors Guild of America made history over the weekend at their annual awards ceremony. They decided to award Alejandro G. Iñárritu again this year, making him the first filmmaker to win back to back honors from DGA. His win for The Revenant obviously shakes up the Oscar race[...]

Updated Academy Award and Directors Guild Predictions

Folks, I’m basically tearing my hair out trying to decide if I should predict The Big Short or Spotlight to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Yup, it must be Friday and time for a new set of Academy Award predictions. As has been the case for the last few[...]

“Spotlight” takes the top prize from SAG to stay alive in the Oscar race

Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG, for those who don’t know) did their best provide both questions and answers in regards to the Oscar race. On the one hand, much of what we suspected to the the Academy’s likely favorites remains as such, but on the[...]

Updated Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Predictions

Folks, we have another huge weekend ahead of us. This one, frankly, may very well decide the Oscar race. Yes, the Screen Actors Guild (or SAG) will be having their awards show tomorrow night, with the acting races, as well as Best Picture, potentially set to be decided. With really[...]

Updated Academy Award and Producers Guild of America Predictions

Yes, I’m continuing to update Oscar predictions weekly here, even if it seems like things are in a bit of stasis right now. Well, that’s not the case, as the Producers Guild of America (or PGA) are giving out their award tomorrow night. The PGA award is more or less[...]

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[...]
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