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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: SOUND EDITING and SOUND MIXING (November)

First Man (Universal)A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) First Man stays locked at #1 in Sound Editing despite faltering elsewhere this month. It feels like a category that would be impenetrable to its overall nomination potential and could even eke out a win.  Black Panther keeps moving up, ROMA holds on at #2. After La La Land‘s shocking loss in …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING and CINEMATOGRAPHY (November)

ROMA bumps First Man in Film Editing and keeps the top spot in Cinematography this month, further pushing the Netflix film on its way to Best Picture. A Star Is Born also moves up, jumping over The Favourite, while the rest of If Beale Street Could Talk stays in a holding pattern at #5. Spots 6-10 don’t budge either.  Cold …

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Frontrunner Friday: The Impact of AFI Fest and Spirit Awards noms

This week saw the second half of AFI FEST bring us two long-awaited world premieres that could impact many Oscar categories: Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex (review here) starring Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones and Josie Rourke’s feature film directorial debut Mary Queen of Scots (review forthcoming) about the Queen Anne/Queen Elizabeth I rivalry …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (October)

Everything in this month’s top 10 moves except, interestingly, the #1 and the #10 films. As with Best Director, ROMA is still on top after one of the best fall festival runs ever, hitting every major (and most 2nd and 3rd tier) after Netflix’s big Cannes fight this summer. It was a fight that showed the streamer’s muscle and stubbornness …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (October)

The top 5 in Best Director this month stays the same with a bit of movement with that group. In fact, the top 10 is all the same but with slight, but important, changes.  Alfonso Cuarón still holds the top spot with his personal epic ROMA but first-time director Bradley Cooper inches up in what could be the fight of …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (October)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) maintains his #1 status and right now still looks like the one to beat in Best Actor. I think the question for many people is how many Oscars can Cooper take home in one night? He could be personally nominated for five awards and I feel like the industry likes him the way they …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (October)

Oscar winners Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will duel in Best Supporting Actress with The Favourite The season’s biggest category question has finally been answered; Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz will compete in Supporting Actress for The Favourite while Olivia Colman gets bumped up to Lead. Appropriate that the two will battle against each other as they are also rivals …

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