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 -...
When the AFI announced their top ten of the year, it was astonishing that two acclaimed films about American entrepreneurs, were left off of their list. It was a very carefully curated list, as it always is, but with the two glaring omissions of Ford v Ferrari and Dolemite Is My Name it represents a misread of the year in film and only serves to illustrate how insular the Oscar race and it's feeder tributaries have become, especially the rush to judgement in this year's crushingly compressed time frame. The Oscar race was never meant to take place in the cloistered enclaves of festivals, private screenings, and VIP parties. It was meant to celebrate the most successful and critically acclaimed achievements in film. But...
AFI MOTION PICTURES OF THE YEAR 1917 The Farewell The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Knives Out Little Women Marriage Story Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Richard Jewell Special Award: Parasite Last year: Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Eighth Grade The Favourite First Reformed Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Mary Poppins Returns A Quiet Place A Star Is Born Special award: Roma Missing: Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice 2017 Call Me By Your Name Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird The Big Sick The Florida Project The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Wonder Woman Not named: Phantom Thread (late breaker), Darkest Hour (if you follow Film Twitter you will know why). 2016 Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water La La...
Best Picture: The Irishman Best Director: The Safdie brothers for Uncut Gems Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Best Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, Us Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory Supporting Actress: Laura Dern, Marriage Story - Little Woman Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci, The Irishman Cinematography: Portrait of a Lady on Fire Animated Feature: I Lost My Body Best Documentary: Honeyland Foreign Language Film: Parasite Best First Film: Atlantics
And here they are. I do not know which of these will be eventual nominees. But I'm fairly certain 1917 and The Irishman have a pretty good shot. “Ad Astra” “The Aeronauts” “Aladdin” “Alita: Battle Angel” “Avengers: Endgame” “Captain Marvel” “Cats” “Dumbo” “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” “Ford v Ferrari” “Gemini Man” “The Irishman” “Jumanji: The Next Level” “The Lion King” “Men in Black: International” “Midway” “1917” “Spider-Man: Far from Home” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” “Terminator: Dark Fate” The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary list of films eligible for further awards consideration. Later this month, the committee will select a shortlist of 10 films that will advance to nominations voting. Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards...
To my mind, though a few other groups have announced their nominations before today, the NBR is the first big stop in the Oscar race. Traditionally, they, like the Globes come very early in the season -- almost too early to consistently match with the Oscars -- but they have had enormous impact on shaping the direction of the race going all the way back to their beginning, in the 1930s and certainly for the past 20 years that I've been watching the race. That's why I always anticipate seeing which films and performances they choose and why. Of their top ten films of the year, on average, about 6 or 7 usually make it into Oscar's Best Picture category. Give or take. Here...
Below is a full list of the 2019 award recipients, announced by the National Board of Review: Best Film: THE IRISHMAN Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD Best Actor: Adam Sandler, UNCUT GEMS Best Actress: Renée Zellweger, JUDY Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, RICHARD JEWELL Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Ronald Bronstein, UNCUT GEMS Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, THE IRISHMAN Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, RICHARD JEWELL Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, QUEEN & SLIM Best Animated Feature: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Best Foreign Language Film: PARASITE Best Documentary: MAIDEN Best Ensemble: KNIVES OUT Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917 NBR Icon Award:...
The third season of Amazon's awards juggernaut broadens its scope and soars on the open road. I recently said that The Crown was the most exquisite show on television, but I should correct myself here and now. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is utter perfection, and—I'm sorry, Lizzie—but when you lay your eyes on the third season of the Amazon show, your eyes will bulge out of your head when you take in the craft and the stunning production value. Amy Sherman-Palladino continues to push her characters in directions that a lesser show wouldn't dare to, given...
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