Oscars 2018: A Fantastic Woman wins Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman took home the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film during the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. It was A Fantastic Woman director Sebastián Lelio who accepted the win for Chile’s winning film during the ceremony.  He was joined on stage by a few members of the cast and crew, including transgender actress Daniela Vega.  Vega was one of a very few transgender people to actually play a transgender person in a feature film. Thank…

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Oscars 2018: Predictions for the 90th Academy Awards

With the 90th Academy Awards set to air tonight, here are my predictions for who will be taking home Oscars this evening. Best Picture: The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers Best Director:  Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water Best Actor:  Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Best Actress:  Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actor:  Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actress:  Allison Janney, I, Tonya Best Adapted…

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2018 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

The awards ceremony was held tonight for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.  The winners follow. 2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE FILM AWARDS The U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented by Simon Chin to: Kailash / U.S.A. (Director: Derek Doneen, Producers: Davis Guggenheim, Sarah Anthony) — As a young man, Kailash Satyarthi promised himself that he would end child slavery in his lifetime. In the decades since, he has rescued more than eighty thousand children and built a…

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The Long-Overdue Solzy Awards for Film in 2015

I never got around to posting The Solzy Awards in 2015 as I was dealing with a lot of shit at the time, mostly coming out as transgender while living under the roof of my in-denial parents.  As 2017 comes to a close, I decided that I should finally get around to posting the awards.  Better late than never, am I right? I didn’t see Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the best of circumstances–major…

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Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle: 2017 CIFCC Awards Winners

The 26 film critics and voting members of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle completed their final ballots in 21 categories for their second annual CIFCC Awards. Leading all films with four awards is Get Out from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, including three awards for Jordan Peele and his many hats. A24’s Lady Bird from director Greta Gerwig follows with three wins, including Best Independent Film. Fifteen different films were award winners. In two special award categories, the Trailblazer…

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The Solzy Awards for 2017

In selecting The Solzy Awards for 2017 in Film, some of the categories were so competitive in which they forced a tie because I wasn’t able to select just one. Rather than select just a top ten, I decided to go for twenty in choosing the Solzy Awards for 2017.  I saw over 250 films this year so limiting my list to just a top ten didn’t seem right because there’s a solid ten films…

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Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle: 2017 CIFCC Awards Nominations

Capping off their second year as a recognized awards-voting body, the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle, a group which I helped found and participate as a proud member, has announced their nominees for the second annual CIFCC Awards.  The 26 voting members completed ballots with the goal of three final nominees in 21 categories.  They will commence a final round of voting ending on December 29, 2017 with winners announced on December 30, 2017. Leading all films…

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Oscars: Visual Effects Shortlist Announced for Academy Awards

As we get inch closer to the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the shortlist of ten films that remain running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards to be held this March.   Alien: Covenant Blade Runner 2049 Dunkirk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Kong: Skull Island Okja The Shape of Water Star Wars: The Last Jedi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets War for…

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Oscars: A Fantastic Woman makes Foreign Language shortlist

A Fantastic Woman, starring actress Daniela Vega, was among nine films that advanced to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars.  The nine films were narrowed down from 92 submissions. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director Lebanon, “The Insult,”…

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24th SAG Awards: Nominations announced for Screen Actors Guild

The nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.  The SAG Awards actor nominations were announced by a very enthusiastic pairing of Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn. The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild…

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