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2018/2019 Film Awards Calendar

2018/2019 Film Awards Calendar This calendar will be updated throughout the year as new dates for film’s biggest and best awards are announced. OCTOBER 2017 NOVEMBER 2017 DECEMBER 2017 Screen Actors Guild Nominations (SAG) – January 12, 2018 JANUARY 2018 Makeup and Hairstyling Guild Nominations (MUAH) – January 10, 2019 Oscar Nominations (AMPAS) – January 22, 2019 25th Screen Actors Guild ...

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‘The Shape of Water’ is NOT a conventional Best Picture winner

I suppose it was inevitable. Almost immediately after Guillermo del Toro’s adult fantasy The Shape of Water was announced as Best Picture by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came the claims that somehow its win was ‘conventional’ or ‘safe.’ Was it conventional in theme – underdog triumphing over a greater evil – sure. But in subject and execution – absolutely ...

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Oscar Podcast #64: Post-BAFTA Oscar Winner Predictions – Can Get Out Win?

In this 64th Oscar podcast, I am joined by Gold Rush Gang member Matt Dinn the day after the BAFTA awards where Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri won Best Film and the four acting frontrunners – Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri), Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) all ...

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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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2018 Oscars: Best Picture is beginning to take ‘Shape’

We’re just a month away from the 90th Academy Awards and…we sort of have a frontrunner now? The Directors Guild of America (DGA) bestowed their 70th honor to Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) this weekend. He also has the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and will probably win the BAFTA too, which should at least secure his position as ...

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DGA Awards: Guilllermo del Toro is 2018 Directors Guild Winner

  The Directors Guild of America have given Guillermo del Toro their top prize, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for his romance fantasy The Shape of Water. The film recently won the Producers Guild award and is cementing itself the Best Picture frontrunner just a month out from the Oscars. Only four movies have ever won DGA and PGA (not including ...

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PGA and SAG Split and We Finally Have a Race on the Eve of Oscar Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild voted Three Billboards. The Producers Guild voted The Shape of Water. The Globes voted Three Billboards. The Critics’ Choice voted The Shape of Water. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race on our hands and amazingly, it’s for two films with the same studio – Fox Searchlight. After a disastrous season last year with The Birth ...

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DGA nominees: Peele, Gerwig, McDonaugh, Nolan, del Toro

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2017. In a swift change from who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated for the Golden Globes, this is not an all-male or all-white group of nominees. Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) becomes only the 7th female nominee ...

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