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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Oscars 2019: What do the Critics Choice Awards mean?

As we approach the Oscars, the awards landscape is looking to get locked in following the Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony airing on Sunday night. As the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) made their picks known during the Critics’ Choice Awards, things were noticeably different from last week’s Golden Globes Ceremony.  Most tellingly, Bohemian Rhapsody was completely shut out.  It’s a safe bet that the the film likely did not have a shot winning best picture. …

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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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