Category Archives: Awards

My Dream Oscar Ballot 2021

Once again, I’m going off the Academy’s eligibility lists, so several movies I would have considered for some awards aren’t represented here. I’ve also seen too few foreign language films to fill out those categories, so I’m abstaining. So enjoy … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2010

You know the drill. Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE 127 HoursBlack SwanThe FighterInceptionThe Kids Are All RightThe King’s SpeechThe Social NetworkToy Story 3True GritWinter’s Bone Should have won: The Social Network Not even nominated: Shutter … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2021

While the extended season offered plenty of pros and cons, there are still a few races that don’t seem quite over. So here’s what should and will win, but remember that you shouldn’t be putting money based on my picks. … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2021 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Cow – Adapted Screenplay, Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Production Design For the first time ever, the New York Film Critics’ Circle pick for Best Film wasn’t nominated for … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2021

BEST PICTUREJudas and the Black Messiah Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNomadlandOne Night in Miami…Promising Young WomanThe Trial of the Chicago 7 Dark Horse: Da 5 BloodsLong Shot: Sound of Metal Total Shock: Never Rarely Sometimes Always The skinny: Proof that the … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Feb 2021

We finally got a load of precursors to help us see who were contenders and who were pretenders, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. I’ll have my final picks a day or two before the nominations are announced … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Jan 2021

BEST PICTUREDa 5 BloodsThe Father Ma Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNomadlandOne Night in Miami…The Trial of the Chicago 7 Falling off: News of the WorldRising star: Promising Young Woman The skinny: It’s still a little weird that only three of these movies … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Nov 2020

BEST PICTURE Da 5 BloodsMa Rainey’s Black BottomMankMinariNews of the WorldNomadlandOne Night in MiamiThe Trial of the Chicago 7 The skinny: We already have our first victim of bad reviews: Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy. Netflix’s adaptation of J.D. Vance’s controversial … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Limited Series and TV Movies

LIMITED SERIESLittle Fires Everywhere (Hulu)Mrs. America (Hulu)Unbelievable (Netflix) Unorthodox (Netflix)Watchmen (HBO) Should and will win: WatchmenCould win: Mrs. AmericaShould have been nominated: Briarpatch (USA) The skinny: It’s not quite Watchmen all the way down. (We’ll get to that in a … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESCurb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Dead to Me (Netflix)The Good Place (NBC)Insecure (HBO)The Kominsky Method (Netflix)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Schitt’s Creek (Pop) What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Should and will win: Schitt’s Creek Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. … Continue reading

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