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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Beale Street’ lead Black Reel Awards nominations

Black Panther If Beale Street Could Talk The largest grossing domestic film of the year, Marvel’s Black Panther continued it’s historic run as it shattered the record for most nominations in a single year. Director Ryan Coogler’s cultural touchstone secured 17 nominations to top Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls’ previous record of 14 from the group. Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could …

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Predictions – Film

Screeners, screeners, screeners. It’s the age old conversation whenever we discuss the Screen Actors Guild, especially in the nominating phase. The Screen Actors Guild nominating committee is a randomly chosen group of about 2100 of SAG’s 160K+ membership (which also includes AFTRA – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). With many of those members not living in the …

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‘The Favourite’ leads Critics Choice Movie Awards noms with 14; female directors snubbed entirely

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) No female-directed films in Best Picture, no women in Best Director The political period comedy The Favourite was definitely the favourite of the Broadcast Film Critics Association as the film earned a field-best 14 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations this morning including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Ensemble and three individual acting noms for Olivia Colman, …

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‘Vice,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Green Book’ ‘A Star Is Born’ lead 76th Golden Globe Awards nominations

Christian Bale in Golden Globe nomination leader VICE The nominations for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning by actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slate. They were joined by Golden Globe ambassador Isan Elba, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna and Dick Clark Productions executive VP of television Barry Adelman. In the Motion Picture categories, Vice …

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20 Advance in Visual Effects Oscar Race: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ more

Isle of DogsMary Poppins Returns 20 films will compete for a Visual Effects Oscar nomination, the Academy announced today. They include Black Panther, Isle of Dogs, Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place.  Curiously missing from the list was Annihilation. Alex Garland’s previous film, Ex Machina, was a surprise Oscar winner in this category for 2015. Also missing was high …

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Frontrunner Friday: Awards season has begun

First Reformed, A Star Is Born, Eighth Grade and Green Book have started out awards season ahead of the pack This week has given us the Gotham Award winners, the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.  With wins for ROMA to Green Book to A Star Is Born, and performances from Ethan Hawke to Regina King to …

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National Board of Review (NBR) Predictions

The National Board of Review (NBR) is set to kickstart the 2018-2019 awards season with its 88th year of handing out awards for the best in film. In their first year, 1930, they named the top 10 films of the year and the top 5 foreign language films. They are the oldest organization outside of the Academy to do so …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

Black Panther (Disney) As with Best Director, Black Panther makes a move this month – up four spots all the way into the top 5.  The huge misfire of the Academy’s rushed ‘Popular Film’ Oscar category, that was quickly tabled after a substantial backlash, I think has given way to what most good Oscar pundits were already predicting – that …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

From top: Barry Jenkins, Steve McQueen, Spike Lee and Ryan Coogler could make Oscar history That might not be that unique year to year but what is unique this year is amount of black directors who top tier contenders helming a host of Best Picture hopefuls.  Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (Adapted Screenplay for Best Picture winner Moonlight) is back with …

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