Golden Globes Nominations: 2018

Gonna jump right in. It’s the Globes, they’re gonna make at least a couple of choices I don’t love. I’ll just say I didn’t plan to watch the nominations live, but I did catch the tail end of them because I was up to use the bathroom. Caught a couple of surprises in those few…

AFI Top 10: 2018

The American Film Institute unveiled their Top 10 films today (plus one “special” film). The AFI, since it’s not part of the guilds or a critics’ group, isn’t necessarily a great Oscar prognosticator, but they’re a decent one; last year, 7 of their films got Best Picture nominations (The Big Sick, The Florida Project, and Wonder…

Satellite Awards Nominations: 2018

The Satellite Awards, given out by the International Press Academy, aren’t one of the biggest Oscar prognosticators, at least compared to the Critics’ Choice Awards, which I often twin them with, but any set of nominees is fun to go over, and in a year like this, where it’s still not at all clear what,…

New York Film Critics Circle Awards: 2018

Coming thick and fast now. The NYFCC is a decently solid Oscar prognosticator (not perfect, though—they gave Carol Best Film and the Oscars didn’t even nominate it). So their choices should at least be noted. And they are: Best Film: Roma Interesting. I’m not saying this won’t be a contender—it will—I’m just saying it’ll be…

National Board of Review Top 10 & Awards: 2018

Awards season is here at last, kicked off by my favorite awards group, the good old NBR. While not a perfect Oscar prognosticator as such (you’d have to go back to 2008 and Slumdog Millionaire to find the last time their Best Film winner won the Oscar), their dedication to their top 10 lists and…

In the Twilight of the Year

Awards season is, essentially, already under way, with the recent announcement of the Independent Spirit Award nominees setting the tone for the season – or not, depending on what the coming weeks have in store for us. For me, the highlights of the rest of the year are: November 27: the National Board of Review announces…

Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: 2018

The Indie Spirit Awards announced their nominees yesterday, as the 2018-19 awards season continues to take shape. A few odd omissions (some objective, some subjective) mark this set of nominees, but there are a few pleasant surprises and outright good choices to make me mostly happy with them. I’m not going to try and guess…

European Film Awards Nominations: 2018

Seems like I’ve fallen into the pattern of profiling these awards every other year; I did so in 2014 and 2016, but not ’15 and ’17. They’re awarded by the European Film Academy and are open to films from all across Europe. This year’s nominees aren’t an incredibly distinguished bunch, but there are a few…

British Independent Film Awards Nominations: 2018

It’s BIFA time again, and as usual, I like what I see – ample nominations for several films I like and one film I can’t wait to see. One film which already made a big splash at the Gothams…and pretty much everywhere it’s appeared at all. You probably already know what it is, so let’s…

Gotham Awards Nominations: 2018

Awards season 2018 begins in earnest today, as the Gothams announce their nominees. Now, it’ll be a little while before the next major piece of awards news—the British Independent Film Awards announce on Halloween, so at least that long—but regardless, this helps to set the tone for the season to come. And while it’s inevitable…