Tag Archives: Sicario

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[...]

National Board of Review honors “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Martian”, and more

Just moments ago, the National Board of Review announced their 2015 awards. In a bit of surprise, Mad Max: Fury Road took their Best Film prize, while Matt Damon and Ridley Scott gave The Martian the best showing overall, taking Best Actor and Best Director, respectively. NBR’s winners are always[...]

Which categories will be the most competitive this year?

Of the many things that you can consider when thinking about the Oscar race, one that I like to ponder from time to time is which categories will be the most competitive. I hinted at this in another piece this week, but certain categories are shaping up to be stronger[...]

Hollywood Film Awards: Benicio Del Toro to receive the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for “Sicario”

Benicio Del Toro is a pretty singular talent in the industry, so it’s never a surprise when he does worth worthy of being honored. This year, the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards have seen fit to bestow upon him the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his performance in Sicario. Of[...]

A first crack at Golden Globe predictions

Now that we’re well into the fall months and about to enter the tail end of the 2015 movie release season, I wanted to take my first crack at some Golden Globe predictions. I’ll be mixing these in with Oscar predictions going forward, but early Globe picks are always interesting[...]

The Hollywood Film Awards Series: Acting contenders Benicio del Toro, Saoirse Ronan, and Alicia Vikander are next to be honored

Pressing on with the Hollywood Film Awards Series, we now have some potential acting contenders to discuss. Yes, the honorees announced yesterday for the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards include some possible Academy Award nominees like Benicio del Toro (for Sicario), Saoirse Ronan (for Brooklyn), and Alicia Vikander (for The[...]

Brie Larson in “Room”: Ten potential first time acting nominees for Oscar in 2015

As pleasing as it can be to see an actor finally receive an Academy Award after a deserving career, it’s just as pleasing, if not more sometimes, to see an actor or actress get that first nomination. This year, there’s no shortage of potential first timers with Oscar in the[...]

J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015

Much like I’ve been saying, of the many storylines that begin during awards season, few are usually as compelling as the ones centered around who’s most due for an Academy Award. I think that it’s usually pretty satisfying to see a former bridesmaid finally become a bride, as it were.[...]

Roger Deakins offers up some of his very best cinematography in “Sicario”

There’s so much talent behind the film Sicario it’s almost scary. You have a cast that includes Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro, along with the supremely talented director Denis Villeneuve at the helm and the legendary DP Roger Deakins handling the cinematography. I’ve seen this movie twice[...]

“The Hateful Eight”: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay Contenders

Good afternoon folks! Today I’m continuing on down the line of the big eight categories and finishing them off with another writing one…Best Original Screenplay. It’s the last of the big eight categories today, though I’ll continue on in the weeks to come with a few more, at the very[...]
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