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…

My Six-Month Film Awards: 2018

  I decided to publish this article a week early; I’ll be going out of town and not seeing any new films for a while (sorry, Gotti, you’ll have to wait), and since most of it was written up already, I saw no particular reason to wait. Without further ado, the best films, performances, screenplays, and…

My 7th Annual Film Awards, in the Style of the Golden Globes

You may recall I’d done my 2014 awards in this fashion. I’d drawn this up for fun, but after posting my official awards, I figured I’d post this as well. Because this year was so dominated by Dramas, the Comedy awards give some under-appreciated films the respect they deserve. Picture – Drama: Dunkirk The Shape…

Predicting the 90th Academy Awards

I’m going to start by saying that I won’t get as in-depth, nuts-and-boltsy with this post as I did with my predicting-what-will-be-nominated post. Some of that may be due to personal fatigue. But a lot of it is due to what this season has become – a melange of yawn-inducing locks, conflicting precedents, and confounding…

My 7th Annual Film Awards: The Winners and Rankings

And here we are once again. Remember that my top 5 in each category were the nominees unless otherwise noted. I’m listing my top 20 in each category except Picture, where I list 25. The nominees themselves, along with additional information on these categories, can be found here. A quick key: * – Oscar nominee;…

BAFTA Awards: 2017

The BAFTAs announced today. No major upsets (one mild surprise, though), but this awards race is getting interesting for reasons I’ll delve into…

The 90th Academy Awards Nominations

So I got up way too damn early to watch the Oscar nominations announcement, but was rewarded for my sacrifice with a few nice surprises and few, if any, unpleasant ones. Here’s what I predicted would be nominated, along with my rationale for each. As a reminder, my batting average the last couple of years…