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2016 Oscars: Documentary Feature

  At the moment, Amy, the film about singer Amy Winehouse, is the clear leader to win Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars next week. It won the ACE Eddie, the PGA and the BAFTA and took the lion’s share of critics awards this season. The film was released by A24 and was a box office success ($8.4M). That seems to make ...

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2016 Oscars: Who Will Present Best Picture?

  With just 10 days until The Oscars and a fourth slate of presenters announced just today it’s about time we start thinking about who will present the biggest award of the night, Best Picture. Lots of familiar names have been anointed this task and some repeatedly. Jack Nicholson has made the announcement eight times. Sometimes solo, sometimes with someone ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Director – Iñárritu Way Out in Front

  With his DGA and Golden Globe wins under his belt there’s very little in the way of Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) winning his second Best Director Oscar in a row. This would put him in same group as John Ford and Joseph Mancewicz. He could still do this without The Revenant winning Best Picture but even that is starting to ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Visual Effects

  Visual Effects is a category with a long history of Best Picture correlation. In fact, 1970’s Tora! Tora! Tora! was the last non-Best Picture nominee to win here against a film that was (Patton was the only other nominee here). That’s a long statistic and this year we have three films nominated for Best Picture (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, ...

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