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Drawn That Way: Breaking Down the Animated Short Shortlist

Drawn That Way: Breaking Down the Animated Short Shortlist

Ahhh, the shorts. With the three different categories of live action, documentary, and animation, the short film categories can make or break your Oscar ballot every year. Even though the Academy is slowly making strides for more inclusivity with its membership and winners, the shorts always represent a wide swath of artistry that trots all over the world. If Disney gets nominated this year...

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Nomadland | For Your Consideration

Nomadland | For Your Consideration

Chloé Zhao - Writer, Director, Editor There are only two filmmakers in history who were nominated for writing, directing and editing their feature films: David Lean and Chloé Zhao. There have been co-editors who were nominated for directing and writing. Even that is a short list: Michel Hazanavicious, the Coen Brothers and Alfonso Cuaron, who is the only director to win for editing and directing.  Chloé Zhao as the sole nominee for editing is quite an extraordinary thing,...

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Predictions Friday: They Have the Ballots!

The major nominations for PGA, DGA, ACE, and WGA all dropping all on the same day was illuminating. Since people were voting more or less at the same time, and since they did not have many groups influencing their choices, we got a mostly organic picture of what the industry voters actually like this year. What did it tell us? Well, not that much more than what we already knew. There were no major surprises, I don't think. Probably the biggest surprise for me was that I thought there would be more of a crossover from SAG ensemble to DGA....

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15th 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, just submit an updated nomination form.  Your last submission in each branch will be used. Voting will be closed at 11PM (PST) on Friday 2/4. Deepest thanks once again to Dr....

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Exclusive: A Personal Look at Original Song “Beyond the Shore” from ‘CODA’

Awards Daily presents an exclusive look at the original song from the award-winning film CODA, "Beyond the Shore." Performed by star Emilia Jones, the song was co-written by Nicholai Baxter, Matt Dahan, director Sian Heder, and composer Marius de Vries. In this clip, Jones, Heder, and de Vries talk about their personal connections to the song and to the film. "The last moment of the film when Ruby does this : it is both her name sign and it also means ‘I love you forever,’ " Heder explains in the clip. "The idea of the song was a continuation of...

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Oscar Voting Starts Today — Dear Oscar, Hear My Plea

As it is tradition here at AwardsDaily, on the first day of Oscar voting we like to send our wishes out into the ether. Here is your chance to put it out there in the comments. What would be your most sincere Oscar wish? I think I have made my own personal requests known, whether that matters at all (it doesn't). Jennifer Hudson is someone the awards race disgracefully ignored. The Screen Actors guild did not. I hope that the Academy can recognize such extraordinary work. Other than that, a Spider-Man Best Picture nomination would be the coolest thing ever...

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Directors Guild Announce Nominations

Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice Pizza (Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures/United Artists Releasing) Mr. Anderson’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: Sue McNamara First Assistant Director: Adam Somner Second Assistant Director: Trevor Tavares Second Second Assistant Directors: Kasia Trojak, Bob Riley, David Marnell Kenneth Branagh Belfast (Focus Features) Jane Campion The Power of the Dog (Netflix) Steven Spielberg West Side Story (20th Century Studios) Mr. Spielberg’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Carla Raij, Daniel Lupi First Assistant Director: Adam Somner Second Assistant Director: Jeremy Marks Assistant Unit Production Manager: Robert T. Striem Second Second Assistant Director: Josh Muzaffer Additional Second Assistant Director: Billy...

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Writers Guild Announces Nominations

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Being the Ricardos, Written by Aaron Sorkin; Amazon Studios Don’t Look Up, Screenplay by Adam McKay, Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota; Netflix The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, Screenplay by Wes Anderson, Story by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola & Hugo Guinness & Jason Schwartzman; Searchlight Pictures King Richard, Written by Zach Baylin; Warner Bros. Pictures Licorice Pizza, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; United Artists ADAPTED SCREENPLAY CODA, Screenplay by Siân Heder, Based on the Original Motion Picture La Famille Belier Directed by Eric Lartigau, Written by Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carree de Malberg,...

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Producers Guild Announce Nominees

The PGA will giving its Stanley Kramer award to Rita Moreno. They have also extended voting until March 8, 2022. Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Being the Ricardos Producer: Todd Black, p.g.a. Belfast Producers: Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas CODA Producers: Philippe Rousselet, p.g.a., Fabrice Gianfermi, p.g.a., Patrick Wachsberger, p.g.a. Don’t Look Up Producers: Adam McKay, p.g.a., Kevin Messick, p.g.a. Dune Producers: Mary Parent, p.g.a., Cale Boyter, p.g.a., Denis Villeneuve, p.g.a. King Richard Producers: Tim White, p.g.a., Trevor White, p.g.a., Will Smith, p.g.a. Licorice Pizza Producers: Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson,...

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ACE Editors Guild Announces Nominees

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) Belfast Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE, BFE Dune Joe Walker, ACE King Richard Pamela Martin, ACE No Time to Die Tom Cross, ACE, Elliot Graham, ACE The Power of the Dog Peter Sciberras BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY) Cruella Tatiana S. Riegel ACE Don’t Look Up Hank Corwin, ACE The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun Andrew Weisblum, ACE Licorice Pizza Andy Jurgensen tick, tick…BOOM! Myron Kerstein, ACE, Andrew Weisblum, ACE BEST EDITED ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Encanto Jeremy Milton, ACE Luca Catherine Apple, ACE, Jason Hudak The Mitchells vs. the Machines Greg Levitan Raya...

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Reacquaint Yourself With the Magical Madrigal Family of Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Walt Disney Animation Studio's 60th animated feature, Encanto, returned the filmmaking giant to the animated musical genre for which it has become so closely associated. To do that, the filmmakers -- producers Clark Spencer and Yvett Merino, screenwriters Jared Bush and Charise Castro Smith, directors Byron Howard and Bush, as well as songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda -- looked to the one thing that all people have in common. Family. "No matter the size or the shape, we all have a family.  For Lin, Jared, and myself, we all have large extended families. I have a large, crazy, wonderful Italian family in Philadelphia. Jared...

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Breaking Down the Live Action Shorts Shortlist

Ahhh, the shorts. With the three different categories of live action, documentary, and animation, the short film categories can make or break your Oscar ballot every year. Even though the Academy is slowly making strides for more inclusivity with its membership and winners, the shorts always represent a wide swath of artistry that trots all over the world. According to The Academy's website, an incredible 145 films qualified for this year's Live Action Short shortlist, and that is down slightly from last year's 174. This year's list features a lot of yearning: to be free, to be loved, to be...

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No Guts, No Glory on the Eve Before the World Turns Upside Down

Tomorrow we'll be getting all of our key awards groups all at once. It's kind of nuts but what can you do. So let's have a little No Guts, No Glory party. These are the groups: Directors Guild Writers Guild Producers Guild Editors Guild You can pick any of these groups for your No Guts, No Glory. Pick up to three. Here are mine: Sian Heder (CODA) for Best Director and Best First time Director No Time to Die and Spider-Man in for Producers Guild

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DGA Announces Nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials for 2021

David Phillips’ Top Ten Shows of 2021

The Directors Guild of America today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2021. The winners will be announced at the 74th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, March 12, 2022. DRAMATIC SERIES KEVIN BRAY Succession, “Retired Janitors of Idaho” (HBO) Mr. Bray’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Gabrielle Mahon, Scott Ferguson First Assistant Director: John Silvestri Second Assistant Director: Nicholas Notte Second Second Assistant Directors: Jimmy Rosario, Nicole Payson Location Manager: Paul Eskenazi MARK MYLOD Succession, “All the Bells Say” (HBO) Mr. Mylod’s Directorial Team: Unit Production Managers: Gabrielle Mahon, Scott Ferguson First Assistant...

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‘The Gilded Age:’ Gold Standard or Imposter Syndrome?

This week, the Water Cooler Gang visits HBO's newest drama The Gilded Age. Starring Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Christine Baranski, and many, many more, the Julian Fellowes drama envelops viewers in the historic Gilded Age period where new monied families struck out against the old money social mores. Is this a worthy successor to Fellowes' Downton Abbey? Or does the series collapse under the weight of its lofty ambitions? Plus, is this series a competitor to Succession or Squid Game at the 2022 Emmys? We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating...

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‘Ozark,’ ‘Gilded Age’ Push to the Top of the Emmy Tracker

Two major titles have finally entered the Emmy Tracker, giving Succession and Squid Game some potential competition in the 2022 Emmy race: Ozark Season 4 and The Gilded Age. Netflix's Ozark premiered its final season on Friday. It's a dissected final season with a Season 4 Part 2 due sometime "soon," as Jason Bateman recently said on the Jimmy Kimmel show. I'm not exactly sure why they decided to cut the season into two parts. They don't appear to be following the Breaking Bad finale season model that was split over two Emmy seasons. The second half of that series premiered during...

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