Carey Mulligan, Chadwick Boseman, Chloé Zhao, Nomadland win 2021 BFCA | Critics Choice Awards

Carey Mulligan, Chadwick Boseman, Chloé Zhao, Nomadland win 2021 BFCA | Critics Choice Awards

FILM BEST PICTURE Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) BEST DIRECTOR Chloé Zhao – Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) BEST ACTOR Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) BEST ACTRESS Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman (Focus Features) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Studios) BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Alan Kim –...

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Nomadland | For Your Consideration

Nomadland | For Your Consideration

Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland is a story about people who belong nowhere. Their identities are wrapped up not in where they have planted their roots, not in the job they held for a lifetime that guaranteed safety and comfort in retirement, not in the church or the local bar or the community center - but on the road. Their homes are cars or vans or RVs or tents. Their church is the great wide open - the casual unstoppable beauty of it,...

13th Annual Awards Daily Oscar Ballot!

Due to this year's jumbled awards calendar, the ballot has been trimmed to the top 6 categories: Picture, Director, and the four Acting categories. So, here are your instructions: "Imagine you're an honorary member of the Academy, and you're asked to nominate films and performers in their respective categories. Make your selections accordingly." Only the films on the Academy’s Reminder List are eligible for selection. If you change your mind, submit an updated nomination form.  Your last submission in each branch will be used. Voting will be closed at 11PM (PST) on Wednesday 3/10. AWARDS DAILY 2020 NOMINATIONS BALLOT

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Critics Choice Awards Tonight! What to Expect, What They Mean, Why Tho!

Are we having fun yet? We must be, right? In the words of the great Iggy Pop, "It'll all be over soon!" The Critics Choice Awards will be the second televised awards show in the march towards the Oscar telecast in - wait for it - late April. That's almost two months away. We had the Globes. That was, um. That was -- what was that? Now we'll have the Critics Choice, which is usually a fun show to tease. But now? How can anyone tease anyone about anything? We are all just too freaked out for a wide variety...

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‘Sound of Metal’ Supervising Sound Editor Nicolas Becker On Being a Renaissance Sound Man

Awards Daily’s Megan McLachlan talks to Sound of Metal supervising sound editor Nicolas Becker about his groundbreaking work on Darius Marder’s film.  Sound of Metal’s supervising sound editor Nicolas Becker has worked on many high-profile films, including Gravity and Arrival, but his sound work on the Darius Marder film has proven to be one that has had everyone talking for the way it forms a relationship between the audience and protagonist.  Sound of Metal follows heavy metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) as he accepts losing his hearing and joining a new community, a journey that utilizes sound to take the...

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When All Hope is Lost, There Is ‘Hope,’ Filmmaker Maria Sødahl Lives to Tell

Imagine being told you only have three months to live? Then, nine years later, the film you made about the maddening, heartbreaking, soul-searching experience of surviving brain cancer has been shortlisted for the International Feature Film Academy Award! That is the short version of Norwegian filmmaker Maria Sødahl’s journey from living the story to creating the movie, aptly titled, Hope. Prior to her health scare, Sødahl worked on numerous TV dramas, docs and shorts. In 2010, her feature debut, Limbo, opened the Norwegian International Film Festival—Haugesund. The film won five Amanda Awards including Best Director. Now, a decade later, she...

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Breaking Down the Animated Shorts Shortlist

The shorts can make or break your Oscar pool. Thanks to Shorts TV, the animated, live action, and documentary short films are easier to find every year, but what about those films that just missed the cut? Earlier this month, the Academy released their shortlist of films for all three shorts categories, and we will be looking at all the entries before the nominations are announced.  Hair Love, last year's winner of Best Animated Short, still remains one of the best wins in recent memory of the category. A true Cinderella Kickstarter story, Marc Cherry created a film that is...

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Oscar Voters – No Time or Desire to Watch the Movies? Here is a Primer

In the past, Oscar voters had the holidays to gather around the hearth with their family, watch movies and celebrate while on vacation from the daily grind. Now, it's this weekend in March with ballots due in just four days. Some will do it quickly to get it over with. Some will do it carefully, new members usually, and watch everything to make sure they have made all of the right choices. And some will procrastinate until the last minute and then jot them down as quickly as possible. A lot of the films that populate the Oscar race in...

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Agnieszka Holland Continues to Push Boundaries in ‘Charlatan’

Agnieszka Holland is a truly international filmmaker who has blazed a trail for politically and socially relevant work in her five decades in the entertainment field. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Holland witnessed the tumultuous events of her youth, including the Prague Spring of 1968 in Czechoslovakia, when she was arrested and imprisoned. The experience had a profound effect on her and shifted her desires to the arts. But she has always remained politically active, especially fighting for women’s rights. Holland went on to direct and/or script over 30 films in many different countries including Bitter Harvest (also called Angry Harvest)...

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Berlin Dispatch – That’s a Wrap

So that was it. Another year, another – very unusual – Berlinale. Compressed and entirely virtual, with a 24-hour screening window that induces paralyzing FOMO, the 71st edition of the festival came to an end. Here's a look at the winners of the main competition, chosen by a jury composed of six previous Golden Bear winners: Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Yibrán Asuad for the editing of A COP MOVIE Kudos to the Berlinale for having a tech award category and this is a good call. Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ A COP MOVIE is the last competition title I saw and it...

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Predictions Friday: The Producers Guild and the DGA

The new rules for the BAFTA voting takes them out of bounds a bit in terms of predicting how the Oscars might go. Until such time as the Academy and other industry groups decide to start selecting via jury who should be nominated, rather than leaving it up to the voters themselves, the will BAFTAs no longer tell us much. Instead we will be need to look to the Directors and Producers Guilds, along with SAG, to find our trends and bellwethers among consensus voters. On the the had, the Oscar nominees might end up being the same as those...

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‘Soul’ Blends Traditional Jazz with the Unique Sounds of Reznor and Ross

Disney/Pixar's Soul, which recently won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, tells the story of Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher yearning for his big break into the New York jazz scene. Music, particularly the unique sounds and rhythms of jazz, serves as the main inspiration for Joe and propels the story forward. The filmmaking team behind Soul settled on jazz as Joe's deep passion, something that would drive his quest for the rest of the film. Their jazz-influenced score, coupled with more ethereal work required for the otherworldly scenes of the film, also received a Golden Globe for Best...

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Regina King’s One Night in Miami is a Best Picture Contender and a Resource to Teach American History

Regina King’s presence is felt throughout One Night in Miami. For her feature debut she chose to cast herself as a silent observer, as a fly on the wall, and a witness to history. The reimagining of a pivotal moment in Civil Rights history has already been nominated for a Best Director at the Golden Globes, along with a SAG ensemble nomination, not to mention being named one of the 10 AFI Movies of the Year, and the recipient of many guild plaudits. Its remarkable lessons are now being used as a resource to help educate students. Among the many...

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‘Mandalorian’ Emmy Nom’d Crafts Use Bleeding Edge Tech To Recreate Vintage ‘Star Wars’ Look and Feel

Author's Note: Tackling the brilliant crafts of Disney Plus' The Mandalorian was not an easy task. Every craft is painstakingly rendered to both remain faithful to the original series and also to create something new and innovative for demanding 21st century audiences. This is a large story, but I hope you'll find the experience as compelling as I did. While writing it, I adopted the same Yoda-spoken mantra the beloved and Emmy-nominated crafts persons likely followed when creating the series: "Try not! Do, or do not. There is no try." The nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards brought multiple surprises...

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Emmy Tracker: Debuting The 2021 ADTV Emmy Tracker!

As the dust settles from the Golden Globes, it is finally time for us to debut our annual Awards Daily TV Emmy Tracker! It feels like the television season has just begun, however, as we enter March we’ve already gone through three fourths of the eligibility window. Clearly we are heading into a very different kind of Emmy season. Our first round of predictions are clearly heavily influenced by the Golden Globes. Big winners like The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit are our unanimous frontrunners while winners like Jason Sudeikis, Anya-Taylor Joy, Jon Boyega, and basically everyone from The Crown...

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Taking home four awards The Crown was the big winner at this year's Golden Globe Awards while Schitt's Creek, The Queen's Gambit, Ted Lasso, and Small Axe also stood out in an unusual ceremony.  No one knew what to expect from the 78th Golden Globe Awards. A virtual ceremony and no in-person campaigning meant that the boozing and schmoozing that the Hollywood Foreign Press is known for was thrown out the window. On top of that just a week ago multiple major publications exposed the organization for its anti-Blackness and pay-to-play behavior. It led to an uncomfortable ceremony. One that didn’t learn from the 2020...

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For Your Consideration – Disney

For Your Consideration – Disney

'Mandalorian' Emmy Nom'd Crafts Use Bleeding Edge Tech To Recreate Vintage 'Star Wars' Look and Feel The nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards brought multiple surprises last July, but few were as eye-brow raising as the nomination for...

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2021 Oscar TRACKER
AFI*
NBR+winner/*top ten/--top ten indie
Golden Globes*
SAG Awards*
Critics Choice*
WGA Nominations*
Art Directors Guild*
Cinema Audio Society*
Best PictureNomadland**+*
The Trial of the Chicago 7******
Minari*****
Mank*****
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom*****
Promising Young Woman*****
News of the World****
Sound of Metal*****
One Night in Miami***
Da 5 Bloods+***
The Father**
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm**
Judas and the Black Messiah*
Soul*
First Cow*
Midnight Sky**

Best Actor Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom+**
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal+***
Anthony Hopkins, The Father***
Gary Oldman, Mank***
Steven Yeun, Minari**
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian*
Dev Patel, David Copperfield*
Tom Hanks, News of the World*
Ben Affleck, The Way Back*
Delroy Lindo, Da Five Bloods*
Kingsley Ben-Adir, One Night in Miami
Colin Firth, Supernova

Best Actress Andra Day, United States vs. Billie Holiday+*
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman+***
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom***
Frances McDormand, Nomadland***
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman***
Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy*
Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit*
Meryl Streep, The Prom*
Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma*
Zendaya, Malcolm and Marie*
Robin Wright, Land
  Sophia Loren, A Life Ahead
Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth
Meryl Streep, Let Them All Talk   
Clare Dunne, Herself 
Rashida Jones, On the Rocks
Kate Winslet, Ammonite

Best Supporting ActorDaniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah+**
Sacha Baron Cohen, Trial of the Chicago 7***
Jared Leto, The Little Things**  
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami***
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods**
Bill Murray, On the Rocks*
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal+*
Stanley Tucci, Supernova
Arliss Howard, Mank
Bo Burnham, Promising Young Woman
Charles Dance, Mank
Frank Langella, Trial of the Chicago 7
Mark Rylance, Trial of the Chicago 7
David Strathairn, Nomadland
Best Supporting ActressJodie Foster, The Mauritanian+
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy***
Olivia Colman, The Father***
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari+**
Helena Zengel, News of the World**
Maria Bakolova, Borat**
Amanda Seyfried, Mank**
Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of Woman*
Saoirse Ronan, Ammonite
Dianne Wiest, Let Them All Talk
Candice Bergen, Let Them All Talk  
Julianne Moore, The Glorias
Alicia Vikander, The Glorias

Best Director Chloe Zhao, Nomadland+*
David Fincher, Mank**
Aaron Sorkin, Trial of the Chicago 7**
Regina King, One Night in Miami**
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari*
Emerald Fenell, Promising Young Woman**
Spike Lee, Da Five Bloods+*
Paul Greengrass, News of the World 
Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah
George C. Wolfe, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 
Kevin MacDonald, The Mauritanian
Rod Lurie, The Oupost
Sofia Coppola, On the Rocks
Christopher Nolan, Tenet
Eugene Kotlyarenko, Spree 
Francis Lee, Ammonite
Original Screenplay Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin+*
Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell**
Mank, Jack Fincher*
Minari, Lee Isaac Chung+
Soul, Pete Docter, Mike Jones,Kemp Powers
Judas and the Black Messiah, Will Berson & Shaka King*
Florian Zeller, The Father*Palm Springs, Andy Siara*
Sound of Metal, Darius Marder & Abraham Marder*
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, Eliza Hittman
On the Rocks, Sofia Coppola

Adapted ScreenplayNomadland, Chloe Zhao*
The Father, Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton*
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Ruben Santiago-Hudson*
One Night in Miami, Kemp Powers*
News of the World, Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies+*
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Sacha Baron Cohen et al.*
The White Tiger, Ramin Bahrani*
Cinematography Nomadland+
Mank
News of the World
Emma
Tenet
The Outpost
Mulan
Da 5 Bloods


Editing Nomadland, Chloe Zhao
Kirk Baxter, Mank
William Goldenberg, News of the World
The Outpost, Michael Duthie
Trial of the Chicago 7, Alan Baumgarten
Spree,Benjamin Moses Smith


Production Design Mank*
News of the World*
The Trial of the Chicago 7*
Pinocchio*
The Midnight Sky*
Wonder Woman 1984*
Birds of Prey*
Emma*
Promising Young Woman*
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom*
Mulan*
Tenet*
Sound Mixing + EditingTrial od the Chicaho 7*
Sound of Metal*
News of the World*
Mank*Greyhound*
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Tenet


CostumesMank
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Emma
News of the World 
The Prom
Mulan


Visual EffectsBirds of Prey
Bloodshot
Love and Monsters
Mank
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
Soul
Tenet
Welcome to Chechnya
Original Score Soul+
Mank*
Midnight Sky*
News of the World*
Tenet*
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Ammonite
Blizzard of Souls
Da 5 Bloods
The Invisible Man
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
The Little Things
Minari
Mulan

Original Song lo Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)+*
Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7*
Turntables from All In: The Fight for Democracy
Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah**
Speak Now from One Night in Miami...**
Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga*
See What You’ve Done from Belly of the Beast
Wuhan Flu from Borat
Never Break from Giving Voice
Make It Work from Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Rain Song from Minari
Show Me Your Soul from Mr. Soul!
Loyal Brave True from Mulan
Free from The One and Only Ivan
Green from Sound of Metal

Makeup and HairBirds of Prey and the Fantabulous
Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Emma*
The Glorias
Hillbilly Elegy*
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
The Little Things
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom*
Mank*
One Night in Miami...
Pinocchio


Animated Feature Soul++*
Wolfwalkers*
Onward**
The Croods: A New Age**
Over the Moon*
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon*
Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus
Bombay Rose
Calamity
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train
Dreambuilders
Earwig and the Witch
Kill It and Leave This Town
Lupin III: The First Mosley
My Favorite War
Nos Ili Zagovor Ne Takikh
No.7 Cherry Lane
On-Gaku: Our Sound
Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs
Ride Your Wave
Scoob!
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Terra Willy
Trolls World Tour
A Whisker Away
The Willoughbys


Documentary Feature Crip Camp
TIME+
All In: The Fight for Democracy*
Dick Johnson is Dead*
The Truffle Hunters*
Gunda
Boys State
Collective
MLK/FBI
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher
Notturno
The Painter and the Thief
76 Days
Welcome to Chechnya
International Feature Another Round (Denmark)**
Two of Us (France)**
Collective (Romania)*
La Llorona (Guatemala)**
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina) The Mole Agent (Chile)
Charlatan (Czech Republic)
Better Days (Hong Kong)
Sun Children (Iran)
Night of the Kings (Ivory Coast)
I’m No Longer Here (Mexico)
Hope (Norway)
Dear Comrades! (Russia)
A Sun (Taiwan)
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)
Live Action Short Bittu
Da Yie
Feeling Through
The Human Voice
The Kicksled Choir
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
The Van
White Eye

Documentary Short

Abortion Helpline, This Is Lisa
Call Center Blues
Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
Hysterical Girl
A Love Song for Latasha
The Speed Cubers
What Would Sophia Loren Do?
Animated ShortBurrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Kapaemahu
Opera
Out
The Snail and the Whale
To Gerard
Traces
Yes-People

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