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20th Annual No Guts, No Glory Globes Edition

Greetings, Oscarwatchers. The time has come for Ye Aulde No Guts, No Glory. You know the rules. Three choices. And they have to be WILD choices, not like Marriage Story AND Little Women are going to be nominated for Drama (because they probably are). It is indeed a wide open race and the Globes are going to bring that hammer down and start slamming many doors shut. We could call them Doors Wide Shut. My Globe predictions have two No Guts, No Glory picks - Wesley Snipes and Da'Vine Joy Randolph in the supporting categories -...

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Parasite Takes Picture, Director at LAFCA 2019

Best Picture, Winner: PARASITE Best Picture, Runner-up: THE IRISHMAN Best Director, Winner: Bong Joon Ho, PARASITE Best Director, Runner-up: Martin Scorsese, THE IRISHMAN Best Actress, Winner: Mary Kay Place, DIANE Best Actress, Runner-up: Lupita Nyong'o, US Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film, Winner: AMERICAN FACTORY Best Documentary/Nonfiction Film, Runner-up: APOLLO 11 Best Screenplay, Winner: Noah Baumbach, MARRIAGE STORY Best Screenplay, Runner-up: Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, PARASITE Best Supporting Actress, Winner: Jennifer Lopez, HUSTLERS Best Supporting Actress, Runner-up: Zhao Shuzhen, THE FAREWELL Best Actor, Winner: Antonio Banderas, PAIN AND GLORY Best Actor, Runner-up: Adam Driver, MARRIAGE STORY Best Supporting Actor, Winner: Song Kang Ho, PARASITE Best Supporting Actor, Runner-up: Joe Pesci, THE IRISHMAN Best Cinematography, Winner: Claire Mathon, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE and...

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The Irishman Leads Critics Choice Awards with 14 Nominations

“The Irishman” leads all films this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture, Robert De Niro for Best Actor, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for Best Supporting Actor, Martin Scorsese for Best Director, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, and Best Score. “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” impressed with 12 nominations, followed by “Little Women” with nine, “1917” and “Marriage Story” with eight, and “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” and “Parasite” with seven each. Several actors received multiple nominations across both the film and television fields. Laura Dern could take home two trophies for her work in “Big Little Lies” and “Marriage Story,” while Scarlett Johansson received nominations...

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For Sama Tops IDA – International Documentary Association Winners

2019 IDA AWARD WINNERS Best Feature For Sama (Syria, UK / PBS Distribution, Channel 4, FRONTLINE. Director/Producer: Waad al-Kateab. Director: Edward Watts) Best Director Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert (American Factory. USA / Netflix) Best Short Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you're a girl) (Afghanistan, UK, USA / Lifetime Films, A&E IndieFilms. Director: Carol Dysinger. Producer: Elena Andreicheva) Best Curated Series Dokumania (Denmark / Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Executive Producer: Anders Bruus) Best Episodic Series Abstract: The Art of Design (USA / Netflix. Executive Producers: Scott Dadich, Morgan Neville, Dave O'Connor, Justin Wilkes and Jon Kamen) Best Multi-Part Documentary Leaving Neverland (USA / HBO. Director/Producer: Dan Reed. Executive Producers: Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller) Best Short Form Series A Moment in Mexico —...

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Parasite Tops New York Film Critics Online

Best Picture: Parasite Foreign Language Film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire Animated Feature: I Lost My Body Documentary: Apollo 11 Ensemble: Knives Out Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker Best Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, Us Director: Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite Debut Director: Lila Avilés, The Chambermaid Use of Music: Rocketman Cinematography: 1917 Screenplay: Parasite Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci, The Irishman Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story Breakthrough performer: Kelvin Harrison, Jr. Waves 1917 THE FAREWELL HUSTLERS THE IRISHMAN JOJO RABBIT JOKER MARRIAGE STORY ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD PARASITE THE TWO POPES

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Predictions Friday – Never Forget the Preferential Ballot

When people predict Best Picture, they are almost always thinking about it wrong. Almost always. They are seeing it the way it used to be back in the day, not the way it has been since 2009. The way the ballots are now tabulated makes a big difference, though, in how the race goes down if it is a divided race or a united one. And of course, you can't assume what kind of race it is until the Producers Guild announces their winner. At this stage of the race we have no clue and I can promise you, though it's always been true it is more true today than it ever has been that critics can tell you next to nothing about how...

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Golden Globe Preview and Predictions

Keep in mind that your Best Picture winner is very likely going to be among the nominees in the two Golden Globe categories of drama or musical/comedy. Most of the time the Oscar winner is drawn from the Drama deck. The only recent film that won Best Picture that wasn't nominated in either GG category was 2005's Crash. Otherwise, it's a solid way to focus the field: 2018 - Green Book (won GG Comedy/Musical)  2017 - The Shape of Water (Three Billboards won GG Drama) 2016 - Moonlight (won drama) 2015 - Spotlight (Revenant won drama) 2014 - Birdman (Grand Budapest won Musical/Comedy) 2013 - 12 Years a Slave (won drama) 2012 - Argo (won drama) 2011 - The Artist (won Musical/Comedy) 2010 -...

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What to Expect From This Year’s Golden Globe Nominations

2019 was a crazy year for television. After eight monumental seasons, Game of Thrones has finally come to an end as has Veep - the defining political show of the decade. Reese Witherspoon cemented herself as THE most interesting producer working in television. Meryl Streep gave us possibly the most iconic scream of the new millenium. We have two brand new streaming networks that had major debuts. And to top it all off there was Baby Yoda. So what does that all mean for the upcoming Golden Globes. The 77th Annual Golden Globe nominations will be announced on...

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12/12-PGA - Voting Begins
12/17-SAG Final voting
12/19-GOLDEN GLOBES - final ballots mailed
12/30-GOLDEN GLOBES - Voting Closes

1/2-OSCARS - nominations open
1/5-GOLDEN GLOBES Telecast
1/6-DGA - Voting Ends
1/6-PGA Voting Closes, final voting begins
1/6-WGA - Voting Ends
1/7-DGA - Nominees Announced, final voting begins
1/7-Oscars - voting closes
1/7-PGA - Nominees announced
1/13-Oscars - nominations announced
1/16-PGA - Final Voting Ends
1/17-SAG final ballots due
1/18-PGA - Awards
1/19-SAG - SAG Awards
1/21-WGA - Final Voting ends
1/24-DGA - final voting closes
1/25-DGA - DGA Awards
1/27-Oscars - Nominees Luncheon
1/30-Oscars - Final Voting begins
2/1-WGA - WGA Awards
2/4-Oscars final ballots due
2/9-92nd Oscar telecast

WGA Awards (Feb 1)
Oscars - Final Voting Closes (Feb 4)
Oscars - 92nd Academy Awards (Feb 9)

Best Picture

+NBR winner *top ten
+NYFCC winner

The Irishman++
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*
Jojo Rabbit*
Ford V. Ferrari*
Dolemite is My Name*
Marriage Story*
Richard Jewell*
Knives Out *
Uncut Gems*
The Two Popes
Little Women
The Farewell
Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Queen & Slim
Motherless Brooklyn
Dark Waters

Best Actor

Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems+
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory+
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
George MacKay, 1917
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite is My Name
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell
Christian Bale, Ford V. Ferrari
Matt Damon, Ford V. Ferrari
Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Michael B. Jordan, Just Mercy
Mark Ruffalo, Dark Waters
Daniel Kaluuya, Queen & Slim
Kelvin Harrison, Jr. Waves 
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Adam Driver, The Report

Best Actress
Renee Zellweger, Judy+
Lupita Nyong'o, Us +
Charlize Theron, Bombshell 
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women 
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet 
Ana De Armas, Knives Out
Awkwafina, The Farewell 
Jodie Turner-Smith, Queen & Slim 
Alfre Woodard, Clemency 
Elizabeth Moss, Her Smell 
Felicity Jones, The Aeronauts 

Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood+
Joe Pesci, The Irishman+
Tom Hanks, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 
Wesley Snipes, Dolemite is My Name 
Sam Rockwell, Richard Jewell
Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy
Tracy Letts, Ford v Ferrari
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Sam Rockwell, Jojo Rabbit 
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Zack Gottsagen, The Peanut Butter Falcon
Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy
John Lithgow, Bombshell 
Alan Alda, Marriage Story
Ray Liotta, Marriage Story
Sterling K. Brown, Waves 
Tim Robbins, Dark Waters 
Timothee Chalamet, Little Women 
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse 

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern, Marriage Story+
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell+
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Dolemite is My Name
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Anne Hathaway, Dark Waters
Shuzhen Zhao, The Farewell
Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit
Taylor Russell, Waves
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Motherless Brooklyn
Elisabeth Moss, Us
Annette Bening, The Report

Best Director Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood+
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
James Mangold, Ford V. Ferrari
Safdie brothers, Uncut Gems+
Todd Phillips, Joker
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Craig Brewer, Dolemite is My Name
Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim
Jay Roach, Bombshell
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Todd Haynes, Dark Waters
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Trey Edward Shults, Waves
Fernando Meirelles, The Two Popes
Marielle Heller, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn
Jordan Peele, Us
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Scott Z Burns, The Report

Original Screenplay Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino+
Uncut Gems, The Safdie brothers+
1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Sam Mendes
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach 
Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han
Dolemite is My Name, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Ford V. Ferrari , Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth
Queen & Slim, Lena Waithe
Bombshell, Charles Randolph
Waves, Trey Edward Shultz
The Farewell, Lulu Wang
Us, Jordan Peele 
Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf
Late Night, Mindy Kaling
Booksmart , Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman
The Report , Scott Z Burns

Adapted Screenplay The Irishman, Steve Zaillian+
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten
Little Women, Greta Gerwig 
Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Hustlers,  Lorene Scafaria
Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton
Just Mercy, Daniel Destin Cretton, Andrew Lanham

Cinematography 1917
A Hidden Life
Ad Astra
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ford V. Ferrari
The Irishman 
Portrait of a Lady on Fire+
Little Women
The Aeronauts
Jojo Rabbit 
The Two Popes

Editing Ford v Ferarri
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Jojo Rabbit 
Marriage Story

Production Design 1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
A Hidden Life
The Aeronauts
Little Women
Ad Astra
Ford V. Ferrari
Motherless Brooklyn

Sound Mixing 1917
Ford v Ferrari 
Ad Astra
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King 

Sound Editing Ford v Ferarri
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Avengers: Endgame
Ad Astra
The Irishman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Costume Design Dolemite is My Name
Little Women
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Downton Abbey
Knives Out
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
The Aeronauts
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Visual Effects 1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame
Alita: Battle Angel
Captain Marvel
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Ford v Ferrari
Gemini Man
The Irishman
Jumanji: The Next Level
The Lion King
Men in Black: International
Spider-Man: Far from Home
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Terminator: Dark Fate

Original Score 1917
Marriage Story
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Ad Astra

Original Song Into the Unknown - frozen II
Spirit - The Lion King
Speechless - Aladdin
Stand Up -Harriet
i'm Standing With You - Diane Warren
Beautiful Ghosts - Cats
I'm Gonna Love Me Again - Rocketman

Makeup and Hair Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Dolemite is My Name
The Irishman

Animated Feature Toy Story 4
Frozen II
Missing Link
I Lost My Body+
The Lion King
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Documentary Feature The Factory
Apollo 11
Sea of Shadows
The Edge of Democracy
Citizen K
The Apollo
Biggest Little Farm
Midnight Family
One Child On Nation
For Sama
Rolling Thunder Revue

Foreign Language Feature
Parasite, South Korea++
Pain & Glory, Spain
Les Misérables, France
The Boy Who Harnassed the Wind, UK
Beanpole, Russia
The Painted Bird, Czech Republic

Full List

Live Action Short Fifteen Minutes at 400 Degrees
A Worthy Man
The Confirmation
Nefta Football Club
Any Wednesday
Missing a Note
A Million Eyes
9 Steps
Little Hands
Sin Cielo
Dunya’s Day
A Worth Man
Tree #3
Marriage Material
Just Me and You
The Confirmation
My Time

Documentary Short Skateboard in a Warzone (if you're a girl)

Animated Short




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