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

14th Annual No Guts, No Glory – Golden Globe Edition

Believe it or not, this is our 14th year (I think) of doing No Guts, No Glory for the Golden Globes! But it has to be a really hard win to call. It can’t be one people expect to see. You have three options. Here are mine. 1. Kate Winslet wins Best Actress for Labor Day 2....
Posted On 10 Jan 2014

DGA Nomination No Guts, No Glory

Tomorrow morning around 10am the DGA will announce its five director nominees for this year. I predict five of the following: 1. Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity 2. Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 3. David O. Russell, American Hustle 4. Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips 5. Martin...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Golden Globes, No Guts, NO Glory!

Once again, tomorrow very early the Golden Globes will be announced.  Since the Globes have two categories for picture, actor and actress, most of those we expect to get nominated will likely get nominated. So perhaps this is a futile exercise.  But nonetheless!  Do you have any...
Posted On 11 Dec 2013

SAG Nominations No Guts, No Glory

Our first No Guts, No Glory of the season for the SAG nominations. You can pick three. The winners will get prizes but only if you predict upsets. Anything that was a generally predicted contender doesn’t count. My choice: Out of the Furnace for ensemble. Brie Larson for...
Posted On 10 Dec 2013

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