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SAG Noms: 10 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) It’s no secret that the Screen Actors Guild, which is comprised of over 160,000 members of SAG and AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) utilizes a randomly selected group of about 2000 members – the SAG nom comm – to come up with the yearly nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  In …

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SAG Television Nominations: ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Ozark’ lead with four

The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselOzark The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Ozark topped the Screen Actors Guild nominations for television this morning, earning four apiece including Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series, respectively. Two-time SAG winner Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and first-time nominee this morning, Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), announced the nominees …

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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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Alan Alda to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

One of the most prolific and awarded actors in Hollywood, Alan Alda will be the 55th person to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild.  Alda has won six Emmys (and 34 nominations), six Golden Globes, four DGA awards (including the D. W. Griffith Award), a WGA award, and has earned three Tony Award nominations, and an Oscar …

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Golden Globes: Key dates announced for nominations and awards show

The key dates for the 76th Golden Globe Awards have been announced yet, amazingly, without a network to put them on. While NBC has aired the top awards convergence of film and television since 1993, other networks – including CBS and Fox – have submitted bids for the glitzy and glamorous Hollywood event. Viewership and ad dollars are definitely a …

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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 2018 Critics’ Choice Documentary Nominations (BFCA) – October 15, 2018 Gotham Awards Nominations (IFP) – October 18, 2018 NOVEMBER 2018 Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (BFCA) – November 10, 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations – November 16, …

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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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