Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: Precursors Galore…What Do We Make Of It All?
We live in a very different cinematic reality today than we did early yesterday morning. Not only have nearly all of the precursors chimed in with their nominations…Oscar voting has begun. Yes, the Academy has started to have their membership put virtual pen to virtual paper, selecting their top films and performances. I spent a […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: Who the Hell is Winning Best Actress?
Like everyone else, I’m puzzled by the Best Actress race. Just a week ago, it seemed like the race was pretty steady. Hell, all the races were. It was just a question of whether Nomadland was going to win all of its nominated categories or just most of them. Then, the Screen Actors Guild got […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: SAG Lags Behind
Considering how little of this Oscar season has followed expectations, it only stands to reason that a Guild Award has a dulled impact in 2021. Whereas most years, we look to the Screen Actors Guild Awards for major tips in regard to the Academy Awards, this time around, that feeling is rather muted. Sure, SAG […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: Where Do We Stand Post-Nominations?
Monday morning seems both moments ago and also a bit of a distant memory, doesn’t it? Well, time has lost all meaning over the past year and change, so it’s not surprising. However, we still are at a point where we can sit and ponder the start of Phase Two. Awards Season may not have […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Final Phase One Update: Voting Closes and All That’s Left to Do is Wait
It’s all done except for the crying. Now, the question is, will the tears on Monday morning be ones of disappointment or joy? The answer is, likely both. Yes, with the Academy Award nominations now only days away, there’s nothing left to do but wait. Voters have finished casting their ballots, the nominees are prepared, […] More
Awards Season Update: Could ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Be the New ‘Spotlight’ in Best Picture?
For a significant portion of the year, my predicted winner in Best Picture has been The Trial of the Chicago 7. Aaron Sorkin‘s film has been in the pole position, Oscar prediction-wise, for months now. However, as the season has evolved, some of its potential wins have slipped away, to the point where I now […] More
Awards Season Update: Pondering the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Nominations
What a week, right? Hot on the heels of last week, where we were teased with the Film Independent Spirit Awards and their nominations, precursor season kicked into overdrive over the past 48 hours. First, the Golden Globe nominations arrived, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association listing very on brand citations for them. Then, the […] More