The Solzy Awards for 2020…So Far

This year might be a non-traditional year as far as movies are concerned but Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2020…so far. It feels like it’s been forever since Sundance kicked off the traditional start of the new movie year.  So much has and hasn’t happened since the Park City-based film festival.  In a traditional year, some of my favorite SXSW films would be included below.  However, at least one film isn’t…

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Oscars: Should The 2021 Ceremony Be Postponed?

The Academy’s Board of Governors is set to meet on Monday with the most pressing question being the delay of the 2021 Oscars ceremony. That next year’s Oscars ceremony is going to be delayed sounds like a no-brainer.  An eight week delay doesn’t seem like too big a deal.  After all, we’re still amid a pandemic so there’s no telling whether massive gatherings of this nature will be allowed.  Will other organizations follow suit?  So…

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The Academy Shakes Up Awards Season For Oscars

In just two paragraphs this morning, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found a way to shake up the process for the 94th Academy Awards. The news comes as part of the equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025.  It’s the newest phase in their ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the industry and increase representation within the membership and film community.  While today’s press release focuses on the Oscars, governance, membership, and workplace…

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Sundance 2020: The Solzy Awards

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone but a number of films left their impression on me by the time that the film festival ended. The altitude hit me a bit more than expected this year.  As such, I didn’t get to see as many films as I would have preferred to see.  There were times this year that required sleeping in if it meant staying as healthy as I possibly could during…

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Oscars 2020: Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

The 92nd Oscars are being held tonight and Solzy at the Movies will be providing live updates throughout the Academy Awards broadcast this evening. Unfortunately, once again, there is no host tonight.  Sadly, the Academy couldn’t clone Bob Hope.  Was Billy Crystal not available again?  Can we please have a host next year?!? Before the show gets underway, here’s a look at my predictions one last time. Janelle Monae gets things started with “Won’t You…

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Oscars 2020: 92nd Academy Awards Predictions

With the 92nd Oscars airing tonight on ABC, Solzy at the Movies offers predictions on how the Academy Awards will play out on Sunday night. Knives Out is not nominated for Best Picture tonight.  As such, I’m going with my second choice for Best Picture: Jojo Rabbit. My personal choice not withstanding, it’s hard to imagine the Academy not going for a film such as Parasite or 1917.  With the Academy being the Academy, there’s…

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2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards: The Winners

The 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out live on IFC–during a ceremony hosted by Aubrey Plaza–from a beach in Santa Monica. The best speeches of the night came from Uncut Gems directors Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie in addition to Best Male Lead Adam Sandler. Best Feature: The Farewell (A24) Producers: Anita Gou, Daniele Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Lulu Wang, Chris Weitz, Jane Zheng Best Director: Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie, Uncut…

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SAG Awards: 26th Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

The 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) are taking place tonight live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Solzy at the Movies will be providing updates throughout the telecast. During the Red Carpet, the Stunt Performers were awarded to both Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones. I love this built with Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, and Tom Hanks.  Hanks is making the same face as he did during the Golden Globes two weeks…

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Oscars: Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards

John Cho and Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars nominations from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. There’s a lot to be said about the upcoming Oscars, taking place on February 9, 2020.  For starters, not a single women director was deemed worthy of being one of the five best directors.  This is unfortunate when you have strong contenders such as Greta Gerwig, Marielle Heller, Lulu Wang, and Olivia Wilde. …

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Critics Choice Awards: The Winners

The winners of the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced live from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica with Once Upon A Time in…Hollywood winning best picture. FILM BEST PICTURE Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony) BEST ACTOR Joaquin Phoenix – Joker (Warner Bros.) BEST ACTRESS Renée Zellweger – Judy (Roadside) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Laura Dern – Marriage Story (Netflix)…

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