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Tag Archives: Carol

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[...]

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[...]

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Best Picture? Updated Oscar Predictions

If it’s a Friday late in the year, it must be time for an update to my predictions. Of course, it’s not just any Friday today though, it’s the release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m saving a more in depth look at the film until Monday (with[...]

AFI’s Top Ten list is the first to cite “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

There’s no shortage of Top Ten lists out there in the world, I know. That being said, every so often one is of special interest. A few hours ago, the American Film Institute (or AFI) released their Top Ten list for 2015 and they’re officially the first to have Star[...]

“Carol” scores big with the New York Film Critics Circle

It seems like every single day now there’s a new major precursor announcement, doesn’t it? Yesterday, the New York Film Critics Circle announced their awards for 2015, and Carol was the biggest winner of them all. It managed to take a large number of awards from the NYFCC, perhaps to[...]

Sight & Sound 2015 critics poll begins the rush of Top Ten lists

With the calendar about to turn to December, one thing you can count on is a ton of Ten Ten/Best of the Year lists beginning to come down the pike. From critics groups to guilds to various organizations and publications, now is the time to start feting the top titles[...]

“Carol” and “Spotlight”: Independent Spirit Award nominations announced

The year marches on! Yesterday, the Film Independent Spirit Award nominations were announced, marking another point in the awards season. Though not exactly a perfect barometer for Oscar, it can actually do some good in seeing which indie contenders are sitting in a position of strength. This year, it was[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Where does “Carol” fit into the awards season now?

It’s been a very interesting year so far for Todd Haynes’ film Carol. Beginning at the Cannes Film Festival, it was feted as one of 2015’s biggest Oscar contenders, and throughout the festival season (including the New York Film Festival), that has more or less continued. The thing is, slowly[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Which films could have multiple nominees in the same category?

It doesn’t often happen, but every so often a category in the Oscar race will have multiple contenders from the same feel competing for nominations. Ironically, this year seems to have an abundance of them, making for a potentially interesting Academy Awards race when all is said and done. In[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander will be Lead not Supporting at the Golden Globes!

Only hours after I posted my latest set of Golden Globe predictions on Friday, word came down the pike that the two main contenders for the Best Supporting Actress prize wouldn’t be in the running. Yes, both Rooney Mara (for Carol) and Alicia Vikander (for The Danish Girl) have had[...]