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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The Solzy Awards for 2018

It’s the end of the year so that means that it’s the time of year to announce the Solzy Awards for 2018. This has been another great year for film.  As a result of film festivals more so than living in Chicago, I’ve seen more films than ever before.  This comes after setting a personal best in 2017 with 264 films.  At the end of November, I had seen 422 feature films–all first viewings! While…

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AFI Awards 2018 Honorees Announced

The American Film Institute has announced the honorees of the AFI Awards 2018, celebrating the most outstanding achievements in both film and television.  There were ten films, ten TV series, and an AFI Special Award for Roma.  These films and series were honored for what AFI considers to be culturally and artistically significant.  Because Roma comes from a Mexican-born director and filmed in Mexico, the film doesn’t meet the criteria to be considered as an…

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The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2018

In presenting the Solzy Awards for Documentaries, this year has proven to be the toughest year ever.  It’s so tough that I’m not issuing just one award as I’ve done in years past.  As you can see from many of the below winners, Sundance truly kicked off the Year of the Documentary.  While it tends to be the case every year, this year proved to be harder than most.  I wish I could honor every film…

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The Solzy Awards for Short Films

I’m changing it up this year with how I present my awards and as such, I’m presenting the Solzy Awards for Short Films prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It’s been a great year for film.  When it comes to short films, I’ve seen some films that have blown me away.  I’ve seen some films that I don’t think that anyone could have possibly imagined.  Without any further adieu, here are the winners of this…

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