15 Annual No Guts, No Glory Oscar Edition

Well my dear Oscarwatchers, as Iggy Pop would say, “it’ll all be over soon.” And indeed, 2013 is almost over. What a year for movies. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s results have been worth the blood, sweat and tears. Many of us think there will be upsets...
Posted On 01 Mar 2014

15 Annual No Guts, No Glory Nominations Edition

It has all come down to this, Oscarwatchers. Please pick three good ones – major upsets that no one saw coming. Good, bad, doesn’t matter. Let’s hear them. Feel free to put them in a form of haiku, as I am doing here. All is Lost Best Picture Full blown...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014

The Final Stretch – 14 Annual No Guts, No Glory

For our final contest, which isn’t really a contest, we leave you for this very bizarre and suspense-filled Oscar year with a challenge. Please pick three very unlikely things that might happen. Really out there, wild things that might take hold. Here are mine. 1. Benh...
Posted On 23 Feb 2013

DGA No Guts, No Glory

According to Oscar/DGA history, no director has ever won the DGA, lost an Oscar nomination for directing, then won Best Picture.  It’s not happened ever, going back to 1949. So if this is a crazy year, as everyone keeps saying, you will see something happen that has never...
Posted On 02 Feb 2013

14th Annual No Guts, No Glory Oscar Nominations Edition – Shit Just Got Real

Well, as Iggy Pop would say, it will all be over soon.  There are so many weird surprises that could take place tomorrow since all of the nominations came after Oscar ballots were turned in. BAFTA did their voting completely differently this year and for the first time ever...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013

No Guts, No Glory Directors Guild Edition

Since tomorrow the DGA will be announcing their nominees for Best Director.   Let’s play a little round of No Guts, No Glory. My predictions are: Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee and David O. Russell (alts are Tarantino and Hooper) My No Guts, No...
Posted On 07 Jan 2013

Golden Globes, No Guts, No Glory!

Predicting the surprises at the Globes is an attainable dream because surprises there actually do happen. Pick up to three. 1. Christopher Nolan nominated in Director for The Dark Knight Rises 2. Anne Hathaway shows up in lead for the Dark Knight Rises 3. The Dark Knight Rises...
Posted On 12 Dec 2012

SAG Awards No Guts No Glory

I have hard that the Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained screeners might not have gotten to the SAG nominating committee in time, as they finished just in the knick of time. I have always wondered, though, if voters don’t just put down names anyway, in anticipation of how...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012

Los Angeles Film Critics No Guts, No Glory

Since one of the most important of the film critics groups announces tomorrow, it’s a good time to play a little No Guts, No Glory. UP to three and make sure they’re good ones. Don’t forget to enter our contest.  I’ll go first. I will choose two. Best...
Posted On 08 Dec 2012

Zero Dark Thirty tops the National Board of Review Awards

The National Board of Review winners Best Film:  ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED Best...
Posted On 05 Dec 2012
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