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...Read more
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....
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....
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...
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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