The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2023 honor the best of the documentary films that were released during the past year. I’m a member of the Critics Choice Association’s Documentary Branch so I usually watch a good number of documentaries during the year. Instead of waiting until next week, I’ve decided to go ahead and announce the winners today. I’m not awarding a winner in the categories of biographical or sports this year because it’s…"The Solzy Awards for Documentaries in 2023"
The strikes are over and awards season is getting under way so it is time to present the Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2023. I decided to go ahead and announce the awards today rather than wait closer to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Unfortunately, I did not watch as many short films as I would have liked to watch this past year. I try and cover short films playing film festivals. Because of timing…"The Solzy Awards for Short Films in 2023"
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie was the big winner–winning five awards–at the Eighth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) unveiled the winners of the Eighth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards at a gala event in New York City. Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie took home five trophies in all including the top award of the evening for Best Documentary Feature. The film’s other victories were Best Director for Davis Guggenheim, Best Editing for Michael…"Critics Choice Documentary Awards: Eighth Annual Winners"
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) has announced the nominees for the Eighth Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards (CCDA). The winners will be revealed at a Gala Event on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at The Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. The ceremony will be hosted for the second year in a row by longtime event supporter, actor, and standup comedian Wyatt Cenac. The Critics Choice Documentary Awards will be live-streamed through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Viewing links will be available on the Critics Choice Association website at 7:00 PM…"8th Annual Critics Choice Documentary Awards – Nominations for 2023"
Solzy at the Movies presents the Solzy Awards for 2023…so far, which spotlights the best films and performances of the first half. While I had a chance to screen a few July releases in late June, they are not listed below because of not being released between January and June. Anything not released yet that I screened during a film festival will be listed below under Festival Favorites. There are cases here where I also…"The Solzy Awards for 2023…So Far"
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is inviting 398 artists and executives into the long-running organization. New invitees are among those who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to motion pictures.“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide,” said Academy…"The Academy Invites 398 To Membership Roster – Oscars Watch"
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have set new theatrical release standards for Best Picture contenders at the Oscars. These new standards will not take effect until 97th Oscars. In short, all films being released in 2024 and looking to compete for Best Picture will have to have a dedicated theatrical release. Movies being released in previous years would only need a minimum of seven days in at least one designated theatrical market…"Academy Awards Requires Expanded Theatrical Run For Best Picture Contenders – Oscars Watch"
Actor Richard Dreyfuss is not a fan of the recently adopted diversity standards of Best Picture nominees at the Oscars. In short, the Oscar-winning actor, who won for The Goodbye Girl, said that the new standards make him vomit. Dreyfuss has been making the rounds with the recent release of Sweetwater in theaters. For an actor starring in a film about the first Black basketball player to sign an NBA and later be inducted into…"Richard Dreyfuss Slams Oscars Diversity Standards"
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the winners of the 3rd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards for the most popular genres. The awards honor the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both movies and television, including Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, and Action. Everything Everywhere All at Once led the film winners this year, garnering three awards overall. The film was awarded Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie, while Ke Huy Quan took home Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy…"The 3rd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards Winners"
Solzy at the Movies will be providing live updates as the 95th Oscars are broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre on ABC. Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are producing the 95th Oscars while Jimmy Kimmel returns for his third hosting stint. Kimmel previously hosted in 2017 and 2018. If you recall, Kimmel was on hand during Envelopegate, which is covered in Michael Schulman’s new book, Oscar Wars. Here’s to hoping nothing controversial happens tonight, even…"95th Oscars: The Academy Award Winners – Live Updates"