BAFTA Nominations Announced for 2019

The Favourite looks to be the film to beat as the EE Brtish Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for 2019 were announced by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. While the Oscars have expanded to anywhere from five to ten nominees, BAFTA has stuck with five nominees.  One could look to the Best Picture winner to come from these five films: A Star is Born, Roma, The Favourite, BlacKkKlansman, and Green Book. BAFTA and…

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DGA Nominations and Snubs

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2018. Once again, no women have been nominated.  I cannot stress this enough.  While Greta Gerwig was nominated for Lady Bird last year, you’d have to go back to Kathryn Bigelow’s nomination for The Hurt Locker (2009) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012).  Before this, the most recent nomination had been Sofia Coppola for Lost in…

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Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody Is Not The Best Picture

With the Golden Globes crowning Bohemian Rhapsody for Best Picture – Drama all thoughts turn to the Oscars and the inevitable Best Picture nomination of the Queen biopic. I want to get one thing straight.  I have nothing negative to say about Rami Malek’s performance as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.  His performance was absolutely suburb.  The problem with the film goes back to the screenplay’s embellishments.  The paint-by-numbers biopic embellishes so much of what we…

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76th Annual Golden Globes Winners (Live Updates)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) awarded the 76th Golden Globes on Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. According to their website, the HFPA has about has about 90 members based in Southern California.  They consist of the voting body for the Golden Globes.  I’ll be updating the winners throughout the broadcast. Motion Picture Winners Best Motion Picture – Animated: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation; Sony Pictures Releasing) Best…

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76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Predictions

The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air tonight on NBC.  I’m offering my predictions for tonight’s film and television awards even though it’s probably a crap-shoot. It’s always tricky when it comes to predicting the Golden Globe Awards because nobody truly knows how the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will vote.  After all, this is the same group that previously nominated The Tourist for Best Comedy or Musical during their 68th Golden Globe Awards in 2011. …

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Kevin Hart and the Oscars Host Controversy

The controversy surrounding comedian Kevin Hart and the Oscars continue to grow following the comedian’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. There have been no shortage of opinions being offered, be it Tre’vell Anderson, Ira Madison III, Don Lemon, David Mack, Harry Cook, and many more.  I echo many of their thoughts but especially this one: Ellen DeGeneres does not speak for the entire LGBTQ population. The original backlash started when people found some of…

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2019 Producers Guild Awards: The Nominees

The motion pictures and television nominees for the 2019 Producers Guild Awards were announced on Friday afternoon.  The Producers Guild Awards will take place on January 19, 2019. The Producers Guild Awards are considered to be a strong prognosticator when it comes to the Oscars.  As the Oscar field expanded to ten, the Producers Guild Awards also followed suit in their awards.  Since the first Producers Guild Awards ceremony in 1989, 20 winners have gone…

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AWFJ Announces EDA Awards 2018 Nominations

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced the nominations for the AWFJ EDA Awards 2018 with The Favourite leading with 11 nominations. The winners will be announced on January 10, 2019. AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration. Best Film BLACKkKLANSMAN THE FAVOURITE GREEN BOOK LEAVE NO TRACE ROMA VICE Best Director Alfonso Cuaron – ROMA Debra Granik – LEAVE NO TRACE Yorgos Lanthimos – THE FAVOURITE…

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25th SAG Awards: Screen Actors Guild Nominations

The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) nominations were announced this morning ahead of the the telecast on January 27, 2019. Theatrical Motion Picture Nominees Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role CHRISTIAN BALE / Dick Cheney – “VICE” (Annapurna Pictures) BRADLEY COOPER / Jack – “A STAR IS BORN” (Warner Bros. Pictures) RAMI MALEK / Freddie Mercury – “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” (20th Century Fox) VIGGO MORTENSEN / Tony Lip – “GREEN…

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24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

The nominations were announced this morning for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards with The Favourite leading the field with 14 nominations. Black Panther and First Man follow with twelve and ten nominations, respectively.  Mary Poppins Returns, A Star is Born, and Vice tie each other with nine nominations.  Roma picked up eight nominations.  Finally, Green Book has seven nominations. “The films of 2018 have been some of the most culturally impactful in recent history,” said BFCA…

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