Due to the extended eligibility period from last Oscar season, March has been our January. However, because we are now in July, we can still take a look at where the Oscar race might already be. Particularly, when it comes to films that have already been released in theaters/streaming/VOD. Without further ado, let’s take a look:
After being delayed for about a year, In The Heights finally made its way to theaters and on HBO Max this past month. What seemed like a potential Best Picture contender saw its chances in that category almost evaporate the minute both its box…
On the last day of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, I wanted to do a write-up on my own mental health struggles. I was uncomfortable doing a Twitter thread on it, but because I don’t want to suffer in silence and ensure that anyone who goes through the same thing doesn’t feel like they’re alone, writing my thoughts out via blog post is the best outlet for me.
Just yesterday, I stumbled across a shared article in The Outline published a few years ago called “I am not always very attached to being alive.” A write-up on the…
For anyone wanting my commentary on the 93rd Academy Awards, sadly, I’m going to be like Peggy in The Irishman when she put up the “Closed” sign on her father at her workplace. Instead, I’m going to not necessarily make a predictions article for next season, but more of a watchlist.
Nowadays, I don’t do predictions until around the summer or the fall once TIFF, Telluride, and NYFF start to take place. But even though we’ve seen an end to this extended Oscar season, just for fun, I’m going to do a Best Actress watch list. Again, not who I…
No analysis. No intro. Just getting straight to predictions. Happy Oscar Sunday everyone!!
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Actress: Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn, Minari
Best Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father
Best Cinematography: Nomadland
Best Film Editing: Sound of Metal
Best Production Design: Mank
Best Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Sound: Sound of Metal
Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Original Song…
As someone who regularly enjoys Oscar season, it is quite painful that as we approach April 25th, I’m all “Good riddance.” One of the biggest downsides of this extended awards season, if not the biggest, is that it means two more months of ugly discourse. Hot takes, people arguing/blocking on Twitter, etc.. It just takes the fun out of Oscar season and makes people forget to just, you know……..enjoy.
People get so hung up on defending their favorites, acting like any film or performance that wins over their faves is inferior, that they lose sight of simply appreciating the work…
While the Golden Globes may at least be viewed as a key precursor, because there’s more voter overlap, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which air tomorrow, may be a stronger indicator of what’s to come at the Oscar ceremony on April 25th. Without further ado, here’s a look at who I think will win and should win each of the film categories.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night in Miami..
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Will Win: Minari
Could Win: The Trial of the Chicago 7
The day has finally come! The 93rd Academy Awards nominations have finally been announced this morning by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas and like any other year, there were shocks and omissions. But for the most part, it’s a pretty solid set that reflects an extended season full of quality pictures. Without further ado, here are some big takeaways from this set of nominations.
A Mixed Day for Streamers
Despite thriving as movie theaters became closed during the CO-VID pandemic, streamers like Amazon and Netflix had a very mixed morning. Especially Netflix which did have their hands quite full…
The time is finally coming. After this long, extended season, Oscar nominations are finally being announced on Monday morning and honestly, even with precursors announcing their nominees, I have no concrete idea of how they will transpire. But this Herculean task is one that must be completed even if my predictions in each category may change after this article goes up.
Without further ado, here are my final predictions in the eight major categories:
So, because Oscar nominations ballots went out a few days ago and voters have until Wednesday to turn them in, this is a perfect time to remind them of certain films and performances that they should keep in mind as they fill their ballots.
While there’s plenty of personal FYCs I could come up with, here are five FYCs that I’d really hope for voters to consider. FYI, I decided not to go with fringe contenders like Delroy Lindo for Da 5 Bloods or Paul Raci in Sound of Metal because frankly, those are names that we all want to…
While the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has no voting overlap with AMPAS, because the Golden Globe Awards can make tides turn in the Oscar race, they did shake things up in quite a dramatic way on Sunday night. Without further ado, here’s a look at some of the big post-Globe takeaways.
Best Picture is a two-person battle
Nomadland managed to take home Best Motion Picture-Drama, meaning that Best Picture might still be a fight between Nomadland and The Trial of the Chicago 7 which only took home Best Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. Nomadland has shown a strong critical dominance, yet…
I tend to write Oscar ramblings.