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How Best Actor Drives Best Picture

How Best Actor Drives Best Picture

Nowadays, the most influential category for Best Picture is Screenplay. That just means it's most common that a Best Picture nominee has a corresponding screenplay nomination. A film can miss almost everything else, but if it misses Screenplay it's very rare that it wins Best Picture. Missing Best Director doesn't matter as much anymore in the expanded Best Picture ballot era. Right behind Screenplay...

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Oscar News

Oscar News

For Olivia, My First Crush

They say you never forget your first crush. I have to confess, when I first saw Grease on HBO back in…never mind. Let’s just say this was a time that preceded streaming, DVRs, and your guide came to you in the mail once a month in what amounted to a pamphlet form.  Anyway, that’s enough of me dating myself. I do recall that summer afternoon when Grease was showing on ye olde Home Box Office and thinking that blonde girl sure is pretty, and she can sing too. It never occurred to me while watching Grease that her and co-star...

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Viola Davis and The Woman King Will Close the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Fest

The MVAAFF began August 5th, to close on August 13th with Gina Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King, per the Hollywood Reporter. is to take place in a conversation about the Sony Pictures/TriStar movie on closing night, Aug. 13, as part of the festival’s signature event, Color of Conversation. During the conversation, Davis and moderator Jazmine Hughes of The New York Times will discuss the film and share clips from the movie. The film Descendant opened the festival, and is the latest title from Netflix, Participant Media and Higher Ground, Barack and Michelle Obama's production company. The documentary film follows members...

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Predictions Friday: As the Pendulum Swings

AwardsDaily is a free-thinking zone. Anyone who is not familiar with this site should be aware of that. This is great in some ways but probably not so great in other ways. Social media has trained us to form tribes and anyone inside one of those tribes would be expected to follow the ideology of that tribe. I don't run my site that way. Writers here offer different points of view and belong to very different ideologies. I could fire everyone and say I only want writers who mirror my own beliefs but that would be, I think, a boring...

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HollyShorts to Kick Off Next Week with Star-Studded Opening Night Line-Up

Next week, the HollyShorts Film Festival kicks off, and you are not going to want to miss the incredible batch of films playing. Opening night will feature films featuring Academy Award® winner Ben Proudfoot, British legend Sir Steve McQueen, Academy Award® winner Travon Free, Jamie Lee Curtis and Gemma Arterton. Jury members include Adaku Ononogbo, Blair Underwood, Bryan Cranston, David Dastmalchian, Janina Gavankar, Jeremy Swift, Jennifer Morrison, Joanna Quin and Stephanie Laing. Check out the full press release below, and find more information about the line-up and tickets. _________________________________________________________________________________________ HollyShorts OSCAR®-qualifying film festival does it again with an impressive opening...

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Favorite Oscar Year, Favorite Oscar Winner

As we head towards Oscar's 100th year, I thought it might be fun to talk about the best years of the Oscar experience from our own personal perspectives. What was the most fun? What winner felt the most satisfying? Which ceremony do you remember? Did you ever jump out of your seat and scream? The Oscars have been so somber of late, especially in the past few years. Much of that is the giant sucking sound of fun leaving so much of our culture of late. Everyone just seems angry, paranoid, bitter, and punitive. Not a lot of giving people...

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2023 Oscar TRACKER

Best Picture
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Top Gun: Maverick

Best Actor Austin Butler, Elvis
Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Actress Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Supporting ActorTom Hanks, Elvis

Best Supporting Actress
Best Director Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Joseph Kosinsky, Top Gun: Maverick

Original Screenplay
Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Adapted Screenplay
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Editing
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Production Design Elvis
Sound Mixing + EditingElvis
Top Gun: Maverick
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Costumes Elvis
Visual EffectsTop Gun: Maverick
Everything Everywhere All at Once

Original Score
Original Song Top Gun: Maverick
Makeup and Hair Elvis
Animated Feature
Documentary Feature
International Feature
Live Action Short
Documentary Short
Animated Short


Oscarwatchers Say…

  1. CODA really had nothing to do with gender. Nomadland has big themes throughout. It may not have won in any…

  2. how is it already forgotten when it's doing great at the boxoffice?It's going to hit 150M domestic and lots of…

  3. I'm so unenthusiastic about this season's Best Actor race. It looks like a very uninspired list. Too bad that Phoenix,…


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