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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[...]

What the PGA nominations mean for the Best Picture race

Yesterday, the Producers Guild of America (or PGA) announced their nominations, which essentially are the clearest precursor to the Oscar Best Picture lineup that you can get in an awards season. There were surprising inclusions, shocking snubs, and more questions than answers, as you might imagine. In some ways, we’ve[...]

The films that will sadly be shut out on Oscar nomination morning

In less than two weeks, the mystery is going to be solved in terms of who and what receive Academy Award nominations (with some mystery going away earlier today with the announcement of the Producers Guild of America nominations, but I’ll chime in on that tomorrow). At the same time,[...]

Producers Guild of America Announces Nominees

Producers Guild of America Announces Nominees American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a. Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole Boyhood (IFC Films) Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g.a., Cathleen Sutherland, p.g.a.[...]

Art Directors Guild Announces Nominees

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) today announced nominations in 11 categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the Art Directors Guild’s 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The nominations were announced by ADG Council Chair Marcia Hinds and[...]

A January Oscar Predictions Update

Can you believe that Oscar nominations are less than two weeks away? Yes, on January 15th the first phase of the awards season ends with the Academy Award nominations. Wow. Time flies once the precursors start. As such, this is the second to last set of Oscar predictions that I’ll[...]

American Cinema Editors (ACE) Announces Nominees

American Cinema Editors (ACE) today announced nominations for the 65th Annual ACE Eddie Awards recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. Winners will be revealed during ACE?s annual black-tie awards ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Next[...]

2015 releases to look forward to

Happy New Year! With 2014 now just a memory, we turn our attention to 2015 and what cinematic treasures the next 12 months will hold. Between now and the end of January we’ll have all manner of films hitting screens, from franchise reboots to sequels, with the occasional original property[...]

The best films and performances of 2014

We’ve come to the end of the line, ladies and gentlemen. 2014 is about to be put into the books, with 2015 upon us in mere few hours. To close out the year, I wanted to pile on to the seemingly never ending group of articles filled with Top Ten[...]

A look at the second spot in each of the main Oscar categories

As much as people in the prognostication line of work (like me) tend to focus in on the number one spot in every Academy Award category, it’s just as important to figure out who or what the number two is. Even before the Oscar nominations have been handed out, you[...]