Tag Archives: Wes Anderson

“Birdman” soars at the Spirit Awards and Oscar ceremony

Well, it happened folks. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) took Best Picture from Richard Linklater’s Boyhood last night at the Academy Awards. It also managed to win Iñárritu Best Director over Linklater, as well as Best Original Screenplay as well, beating back Wes Anderson’s The[...]

The Oscar Case For and Against Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood”

Believe it or not, we’re only about 72 hours away now away from the Academy Award ceremony folks. Like I said earlier this week, by now we all know that it’s basically a final sprint to the finish between Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. As such, this[...]

Will we have a split between Best Picture and Best Director?

As Oscar voting ends later on today, one of the big questions that remains in my mind is…will there be a Best Picture/Best Director split? Aside from trying to figure out whether Birdman or Boyhood takes the top prize, there’s also the possibility that they each go home with one[...]

A Mid February Oscar predictions update

We’ve come to the penultimate update to my predictions folks. With Academy Award voting going on hot and heavy, it’s really time to buckle down and try to work out some last minute Oscar hunches before final predictions next week, right? Much like I said last week, it’s pretty serious[...]

Writers Guild of America predictions

This weekend, the last of the big precursors will announce their winners, essentially putting us into the final lap for Oscar. Also the final guild, the Writers Guild of America (or WGA) prize is notable for being the one place where oftentimes Academy Award nominees find themselves ineligible. The WGA[...]

Directors Guild of America Final Predictions

On Saturday evening, the Directors Guild of America will announce their big winner, hopefully doing their part to clear up this Oscar race. Actually, there stands a pretty good chance that DGA could only muddle the field further, but hopefully that won’t be the case. Once again, we’re looking at[...]

Which are the most competitive Oscar categories this year?

We’re less than three weeks away from the Awards Awards, ladies and gentlemen. Doesn’t time just fly? It seems like only yesterday we were still speculating on so many of the contenders. Now, it’s the home stretch for awards campaigns. Interestingly, a few of the categories are as competitive as[...]

George Lucas slams Oscars for snubbing David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay – “Selma”

“The thing about the Academy is it’s a political campaign. It has nothing to do with artistic endeavor at all,” said George Lucas on “CBS This Morning” after the highly publicized Oscar snubs of “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo. BELOW LISTEN TO GEORGE LUCAS INTERVIEW: Nominations for the 87th[...]

What does the DGA announcement mean for Best Director at the Oscars?

A few short hours ago, the Directors Guild of America announced their nominees, letting us in on the final precursor of the season. All that’s left is Thursday morning’s Academy Award nominations, but the puzzle is almost complete. Today’s announcement from the DGA brought a bit of clarity to some[...]

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[...]
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