The Critics Choice Super Awards aired on Sunday night and as a voting member, I would like to present how I voted for the movie awards. Voting took place over December 4-5, 2020. Some categories were not easy when some of your favorite films were so close together. In other categories, the decision was a no-brainer. All in all, seven of my choices were the winners in their category. Like so many others, I have…"Critics Choice Super Awards: My Ballot"
The Critics Choice Super Awards are airing tonight on The CW and Solzy at the Movies will be posting up the winners throughout the ceremony. Kevin Smith and Dani Fernandez are hosting the ceremony, which was taped while following Covid-19 protocols. The Critics Choice Association will also present the Legacy Award to the Star Trek franchise, recognizing the cultural impact it has had across multiple decades while continuing to appeal to and grow its loyal…"Critics Choice Super Awards: The Winners"
An annual tradition, Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2020 as a way of honoring the best achievements this year in film. When it comes to the Solzy Awards, my criteria are usually the same as the Oscars with the traditional 7-day minimum release in Los Angeles and New York. What differs this year is that I am not adding on January and February. Personally, I would prefer that my awards-voting groups…"The Solzy Awards for 2020: The Best in Film"
The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2020 honor the best of the documentary films that were released during the past year. Last month, I voted in my second-ever Critic’s Choice Documentary Awards. Some of these awards do match how I voted during the CCDA. However, there were some instances in which my preferred documentary was not a nominee earlier this month. In other instances, some of my categories were not a category up for voting…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2020"
If it is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving weekend, this means that it is time to present the Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2020. This certainly is not the traditional year for films. I’ll admit right now that I have not watched nor covered anywhere close to the amount of short films like in prior years. Some of this definitely comes down to festivals getting cancelled. While SXSW and Tribeca got cancelled this year, many…"The Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2020"
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…"The Solzy Awards for 2020…So Far"
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…"Oscars: Should The 2021 Ceremony Be Postponed?"
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…"The Academy Shakes Up Awards Season For Oscars"
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…"Sundance 2020: The Solzy 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…"Oscars 2020: Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards"