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Costume Designers Guild (CDG) winners: ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘I, Tonya’ dress to impress

The Shape of Water, Wonder Woman and I, Tonya were the top choices from the 20th Costume Designers Guild awards on Tuesday night, winning the Period, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Contemporary film categories, respectively. The event was hosted by Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez. The Shape of Water defeated fellow Oscar nominee Phantom Thread and Wonder Woman beat out Oscar nominee Beauty ...

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AwardsWatch Forums’ 50 Favourite Performances of 2017

For the last five years, the AwardsWatch forums have compiled their 50 Favourite Performances of the year and the results for 2017 are in. Once we enter the top 20 it’s impressive how many performances showed up that didn’t earn #1 mentions but were on so many ballots, and still had a high placement on those ballots, earned such high rankings. ...

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that ...

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WGA Awards: ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Topline Guild Wins

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have chosen Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) and Get Out (Universal) as the best screenplays of 2017. They each also earned the most screenplay wins during critics’ season in their respective categories – Adapted and Original. They enter the Oscars as favorites but Original Screenplay is a much tougher category this year and ...

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Win USC Scripter Awards

Call Me By Your Name and The Handmaid’s Tale won the USC Scripter awards for film and television (respectively) last night. The University of Southern California’s USC Libraries Scripter honors adaptations and rewards both the script writer and the original author(s). For Call Me By Your Name, screenwriter James Ivory and novelist Andre Aciman were awarded; for The Handmaid’s Tale ...

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2018 Oscars : 6 Observations on this year’s Animated Short Film Race

Two weeks ago, AMPAS announced its Oscar nominations in all 24 categories and like every year, there were surprises and snubs. The Animated Short Film race is one that’s rarely commented on – except when there are notable snubs or surprising inclusions. This year was no different – except that there was one big snub that had everyone truly puzzled. ...

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Leads International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA, the forums-based branch of AwardsWatch) have announced their nominations for 2017 film and Call Me By Your Name leads with 13 nominations including double mentions in Supporting Actor (for Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg) and Original Song (“Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon,” both from Sufjan Stevens. Phantom Thread was next with nine nominations ...

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