My 8th Annual Film Awards: The Nominees

  Here they are, the nominees for the eighth edition of the only film awards based on facts and logic: Picture: Annihilation Black Panther BlacKkKlansman Blindspotting The Favourite First Reformed If Beale Street Could Talk Suspiria Vox Lux You Were Never Really Here Director: Brady Corbet, Vox Lux  Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk Yorgos…

BAFTA Winners: 2018

The BAFTAs announced their winners today, and there were a few surprises, many of them quite pleasant. I don’t necessarily think all of those pleasant surprises will carry over to the Oscars, but let’s just run down the list and see what we’ve got. The full list of nominees, with my comments, can be found…

SAG Award Winners: 2018

SAG announced their winners tonight. Let’s go over them real quick. Best Cast in a Motion Picture: Black Panther

The 91st Academy Awards Nominations

    Well, we had a surprise or two this morning, didn’t we? I won’t take long here – I’m going to run down the nominations, offer a few thoughts, and see how I did compared to my predictions. I’ll give a more detailed analysis of the various nominees in a few weeks when I…

Predicting the Nominees of the 91st Academy Awards

On Tuesday morning, bright and early, the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced, and this article will either testify to my brilliance or my idiocy – it matters not greatly which. This year, as I already noted during my review of the BAFTA nominations, a lot of categories feel as if they’ve…

BAFTA Nominations: 2018

I was going to watch the nomination announcement live, but slept through it. Naturally. Going over these, there are a few surprises—some pleasant, but most more baffling than unpleasant per se, and tending to complicate the question of consensus. Not severely, mind you, but you’ll see what I mean as we go forward. And the…

DGA Nominees: 2018

The directors have weighed in. Let’s just cut to the chase, since we already know these will be pretty significant to predicting the Oscar nominees. First, the official five Best Director nominees: Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born Alfonso Cuarón, Roma Peter Farrelly, Green Book Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman Adam McKay, Vice

WGA/ACE Eddie Nominations: 2018

A number of guilds are announcing their awards nominations today, but the ones I’m most interested in are the writers’ and editors’ guilds, since those most impact the top-level Oscar races. So let’s cut open this metaphorical sacrificial animal and perform some haruspicy on its organs, what what?

76th Golden Globes Results

I’m going to make this quick, because if I spend too much time on it, I might start vomiting. Okay, maybe not that, but just now I don’t feel like dwelling on the results or digging too deeply into what they might portend. My predictions here.

Golden Globe Predictions: 2018

These’ll be a quick and dirty set of predictions. I’m not entirely sure what the Globes are gonna end up doing, but I’m gonna take my best stab at it. I’m not going to assume they’ll fuck it up completely, but…I’m not assuming great choices either. My full analysis of the nominees can be found…