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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Oscars 2020: Shortlists Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars) in nine categories. The announced shortlists for the Oscars included the following categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. The nominations voting for the Oscars will take place Thursday, January 2, 2020 through Tuesday, January…

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Emmy Awards Have A Documentary Problem

When the 71st Emmy Award nominations were announced, a number of Oscar-nominated documentaries received several nominations. While I am excited for some of the Emmy nominations this year, I remain disappointed in the continued documentary overlap between the Oscars and Emmys.  This is also one of those areas in which I find myself in high agreement with Steven Spielberg.  The director has certainly let his feelings be widely known when it comes to Netflix. This is…

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Steven Spielberg, Netflix, and The Academy

Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg is taking his battle against Netflix all the way to The Academy when the next board meeting takes place in April. Without Steven Spielberg, I would never have developed an interest in film.  I’ve already written about this in an article on Jurassic Park in 2017.  It still kills me that I was’t able to be in the same theater as him during SXSW last year because of certain reasons.  I…

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Green Book is not the Best Picture

While Roma was the film that many of us thought would win Best Picture, the tide took a turn when Green Book took home the award. I’ll be honest.  In my initial review, I gave Green Book a positive review.  This being said, my thoughts begin to evolve throughout the awards season.  This is because I of all the articles that I read over the past few months.  I’m one to admit in all seriousness…

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91st Oscars Winners

The 91st Oscars are taking place tonight at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and airing live on ABC.  While no one will host the show, the 91st Oscars must go on. I’ll be providing live updates throughout the evening both here and on Twitter at DanielleSATM. Winners Performance by an actress in a supporting role: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk Best documentary feature: Free Solo; Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin,…

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My 91st Oscars Predictions

With the 91st Oscars airing tonight on ABC, I present my final predictions as to how I believe that the awards will be honored during the telecast. One of the biggest question marks for me is certainly Best Supporting Actress.  I would certainly not in any way be opposed to Regina King taking home the award for If Beale Street Could Talk.  She won during the Spirit Awards ceremony last night but the strong factor…

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Oscars 2019: Four Categories Get The Boot

Four categories are among those to have gotten the boot from the 91st Oscars ceremony according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. Among these four categories are editing, cinematography, live-action, short, and makeup/hairstyling.  This is completely unacceptable to cinephiles such as myself.  It’s completely unfair to the nominees, winners, and those people who will be inspired by just one speech to enter the industry. I did a series of interviews with a few of…

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Oscars Nominations 2019: The Nominees

The 91st Oscars nominations were announced this morning with plenty of snubs and surprises as we get closer to next month’s ceremony. Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards Performance by an actor in a leading role Christian Bale in “Vice” Bradley Cooper in “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe in “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book” Performance by an actor in a supporting role Mahershala Ali in “Green Book” Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman” Sam Elliott in…

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2019 Oscars Nominations: The Snubs

Among the early snubs for this year’s Oscars nominations are La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz.  This nomination comes as First Man is now available to bring home on home media. Also missing from Best Original Score is Marco Beltrami for his score in A Quiet Place.  Given the lack of sound in the film, the score is among the most important aspects. With regards to Best Editing, Tom Cross misses out on a nomination…

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