The Solzy Awards for Film in 2017 So Far

We’ve reached the halfway point of 2017 so that means it’s time to issue the Solzy Awards for Film in 2017 So Far. The two films that really stand out to me at this point in the year are The Big Sick and Baby Driver.  I started writing this article prior to seeing The Beguiled when it opened in Chicago on Friday.  I debated a lot to myself about whether or not I should include…

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89th Academy Awards: My Oscar Predictions

The 89th Academy Awards will be held this evening at the at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony will air live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. My predictions follow. Best motion picture of the year: La La Land; Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers Performance by an actor in a leading role: Denzel Washington, Fences Performance by an actress in…

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23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: The Winners

And the winners of the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are… Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy – Shameless Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis – Fences Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor…

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89th Academy Awards: Oscar Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning. In a change from the press conference of prior years, a video package was put together and streamed live online. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by former Oscar winners and nominees for the announcement. The 89th Oscar Ceremony will be held Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the ceremony will…

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EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017: Nominations

La La Land led the field with eleven nominations as the BAFTA nominations were announced this morning. Arrival and Nocturnal Animals were next with nine nominations. The EE British Academy Film Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12th at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the awards show will air in the United States on BBC America. BEST FILM ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder I, DANIEL…

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2017 Producers Guild Awards: Theatrical Nominations

A few days after announcing the nominations for television categories and digital series, the Producers Guild of America announced the nominations for theatrical and animated motion pictures. The 28th annual awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. In addition to announcing the winners, the PGA will present honors to Tom Rothman (Milestone Award), James L. Brooks (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), Irwin Winkler…

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The Solzy Awards for Film in 2016

Just as in prior years, all movies released that I have seen during the calendar year are eligible for the Solzy Awards. Thankfully, I am in Chicago now so films that otherwise would not have opened up in Kentucky until after the new year starts have been seen such as Hidden Figures. Movies going wide after the new year, such as Patriots Day, Silence, Paterson, and 20th Century Women are not eligible for consideration. In…

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23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations: Analysis

The SAG Award nominations were announced this morning and they were not without some shockers. The biggest shock of all was Emily Blunt’s performance in October’s The Girl on the Train being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, and Emma Stone were seen as locks for nominations. With Amy Adams, Ruth Negga, and Isabelle Huppert also in contention, it was a big question…

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23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Common and Sophia Bush announced the nominations this morning for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be held live Sunday, January 29, 2017 on TBS and TNT. THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role CASEY AFFLECK / Lee Chandler – “MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions) ANDREW GARFIELD / Desmond Doss – “HACKSAW RIDGE” (Lionsgate) RYAN GOSLING / Sebastian –“LA LA LAND” (Lionsgate) VIGGO…

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2017 Golden Globe Awards: Quick Take Analysis

This morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards for the films and television in the year ending in a few weeks. My own personal opinion of the HFPA not withstanding, there are some definite snubs on both the film and television fronts. With the films being separated into both comedy and drama, there can be some surprises that won’t otherwise be considered for the Oscars. I tend…

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