Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: More Precursors Are About to Chime In With Uncertainty Reigning Supreme
Normally, I like to update my predictions for a Friday. However, a few things kept that from happening this week. One was just life-related, as I was flying out to California from New York for the Critics Choice Awards, which happens to fall on my birthday. So, while Sunday will be happy birthday to me, […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: The Post-SAG Fallout
Last week, I set the stage (here) for what might be happening with the evolving second phase of the awards season. It was written with the Screen Actors Guild Awards only a few days out. Now, with it in the rearview mirror, we have SAG’s impact, as well as the rest of the precursors, to […] More
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: 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