The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is looking at screwing over the Oscars ceremony as a way of attracting ratings. The news comes from Matt Belloni’s What I’m Hearing newsletter (via Screen Rant). It’s upsetting to say the least. What the Academy wants to do is move some of the awards to before the show or during commercials. This is not the way. It will not lead to an increase in ratings. In…"Oscars: Academy To Drop Awards Due To Ratings?"
Things are slowly coming back to normal for movies but once again, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2021…so far. It feels like it’s been forever since Sundance kicked off the traditional start of the new movie year. The festival went with a hybrid version this year with a mix of both online and in-person. In terms of film festivals over all, I’m going to be full honest that this isn’t my…"The Solzy Awards for 2021…So Far"
The Academy’s Board of Governors have announced the approval of the rules and campaign regulations for the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars). The eligibility period was previously announced as Academy Awards consideration returns to the standard December 31 deadline. A feature film must have a qualifying release date between March 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Theatrical exhibition is still being impacted by the pandemic this year. As such, the Oscars eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be…"Oscars: Changes for 94th Academy Awards"
Following a weekend of streamers adding onto the HFPA boycott, NBC went a step further and cancelled the 2022 Golden Globes broadcast. The HFPA had been sitting on their own 20 yard line and were looking at 4th-and-long. There was no first down to be had. They ended up getting sacked and not just in the football metaphor kind of way. The latest news came as Tom Cruise took the protest a step further by…"Golden Globes: NBC Cancels Award Broadcast"
When the last award of the night was announced this evening, viewers were stunned to learn Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman. I apologize if none of this is coherent as I am still in a state of shock. Hopkins gave a commanding performance in the film but Chadwick Boseman all but locked it up. When Joaquin Phoenix opened it up, I was shocked. I mean, I had the tweet ready to go and then suddenly…"Anthony Hopkins Over Chadwick Boseman: A Shock"
The biggest day for movie lovers is finally here as the 93rd Oscars telecast finally gets underway and the Academy Awards winners are known. If you ask me, there was no reason to delay the eligibility deadline by two months. However, it is what it is. As far as the ceremony itself, I still believe that they should have gone with the Hollywood Bowl. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t have a home series this…"93rd Oscars: The Academy Award Winners"
Solzy at the Movies presents the official predictions for the 93rd Oscars as the Academy Awards ceremony finally gets underway tonight. It’s been a long year. A few of today’s nominees have had a long journey. Some of them premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival only to have their journey delayed time and time again. It feels like just yesterday when I saw Promising Young Woman during one of the public screenings at the…"93rd Oscars: My Academy Award Predictions"
The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) announced the winners for the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards in a 2-day event. For the first time, the EE British Academy Film Awards took place over two consecutive evenings from the Royal Albert Hall in London. The EE BAFTA Film Awards Opening Night ceremony was hosted by Clara Amfo alongside guests Rhianna Dhillon and Joanna Scanlan. Eight of 25 competitive awards were announced on…"BAFTA: 2021 British Academy Film Awards Winners"
The Directors Guild of America honored the best of the past year in TV and Film during the DGA Awards ceremony held on Saturday night. Like many of the other awards ceremonies this year, The 73rd Annual DGA Awards were presented virtually. To nobody’s surprise, Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. The DGA Awards are one of the best predictors when it comes to who…"DGA Awards: 73rd Annual Winners"
The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards were held this evening during what is probably one of the shortest SAG Awards telecasts. Tonight’s ceremony honors the best outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances as chosen by the actors guild. Like with other major awards shows, SAG-AFTRA extended the eligibility period with February 28, 2021 being the last date. There are noticeable differences between tonight’s nominees and the upcoming Oscars ceremony. Most notably, the BAFTA nominees don’t…"SAG Awards: 27th Annual SAG Award Winners"