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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Critics Choice Awards: How I Voted

Now that the 25th annual Critics Choice Awards have come to an end (or at least I’m hoping the show doesn’t run long, I present my final ballot from this weekend’s awards. Given that I attended the Critics Choice Awards show this evening, I’ll have a full rundown later on including all the winners.  These aren’t so much predictions in as much as they are my choices or favorites.  Knives Out is my favorite film…

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77th Golden Globes: Award Winners – Live Updates!

The winners for the 77th annual Golden Globe (Golden Globes) Awards are being announced tonight on NBC from inside The Beverly Hilton International Ballroom. I’m not going to beat around the bush here.  There are many members of the transgender community that are boycotting tonight’s ceremony because Ricky Gervais is hosting the show.  This is because of the comedian has a problematic past with telling transphobic jokes.  Gervais can say that they are just jokes…

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Chicago Indie Critics Awards: 2019 Winners

The Chicago Indie Critics Awards were handed out on Saturday night during the 4th annual CIC Awards with Knives Out and Parasite taking four wins a piece.  Little Women and 1917 followed in honors with three wins a piece. The 2019 Chicago Indie Critics Awards took place at the Cards Against Humanity Theater and were hosted by Chicago comedian Katie Baker. BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (budgets under $20 million) Parasite (Producers: Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae, Moon Yang-kwon, and Jang…

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The Best Movies of the 2010s

With December 31, 2019 bringing the 2010s to a close, it’s time to present the best movies of the 2010s as we head into the 2020s. It’s never easy putting together these lists.  Hell, some films improve with time while other films are long forgotten.  Take a look at this year, for instance.  What films will we be talking about in a decade from now.  Will the best movies of the 2010s still be the…

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Chicago Indie Critics: 2019 Awards Nominations

The Chicago Indie Critics, formerly the CIFCC, have announced the organization’s fourth annual awards nominations for 2019. The Chicago Indie Critics awards ceremony will take place on January 4, 2020. THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2019 CIC AWARDS: BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (BUDGETS UNDER $20 MILLION) Booksmart Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfield, Jessica Elbaum, Megan Ellison, and Katie Silberman (producers) The Farewell Anita Gou, Daniele Melia, Andrew Miano, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Chris Weitz, Jane…

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