Just recapping these super-quick.
Here’s my rundown of the nominees.
And the winners were…
The DGA announced their nominees today. And as much as I like the BAFTAs and the Globes, the DGA is much more useful for predicting what the Academy will do, because the people who pick the Oscar nominees are all DGA members (at least, I’d imagine so).
And I have to say, their choices don’t make predicting the Oscars (nominees or winners) much easier. Which is just fine by me.
And the nominees are…
Before the BAFTA nominations were announced, I openly expressed my desire that they would shake up the race. And while they didn’t totally throw it into chaos, they most certainly made it more interesting, in the process providing me with what might be my favorite single nomination of the season to date.
Well, that didn’t go so well (for me).
And, if you ask me, it didn’t go that well in any case. But how not-well I’ll explain by degrees…
Predicting this year’s Globes is tricky. On the one hand, they love to help a narrative along. On the other hand, this year has several competing narratives. On the other other hand, thanks to some key omissions (namely in Director and Screenplay), they’re making it very difficult to predict which narrative, if any, they’re going to advance. So take these predictions with a grain of salt, and not just because I’m a dude on his couch who won’t even see the ceremony live because he doesn’t have cable.
The Producers Guild of America announced their award nominees today. They’re a pretty major Best Picture barometer, as the last five years demonstrates:
That’s a pretty impressive rate of prediction. And of the four films they’ve missed, three were Globe nominees for Best Picture – Drama, which makes my job all the easier.
So let’s see what they’ve got for us this year.
The Writers Guild announced their nominations today. They’re always a pretty major milestone on the road to the Oscars, even if they tend to disqualify a major contender or two every year. We’ll get to those in due time.
And here are the nominees: