AwardsDaily Podcast Takes Us On An Oscarwatching Nostalgia Trip

Sasha Stone – Oscarwatch is a great site to have around when I cannot make it to the show…brilliant! That piece of gratifying text is pulled directly, font, color and all, from one of my very first websites from around 2000. Though I can’t really call it a website, more a self-build pile of dogshit hosted […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 7

So I’m going to go out on my own this one time only, and want to just salute the year of 2007 for Part 7. Apt. This was very much more like it regarding the quality of movies on offer at the Academy Awards. It’s like they were waking up, finally. An Oscar race is […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 6

Dances With Wolves was the runaway winner on the night of the 63rd Oscars, a sweeping epic, and hard to argue about many of the awards it took that night. Though many will debate that Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas not taking the big award was quite frankly criminal. A mere 20 year later The King’s Speech became […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 5

Two perfectly pleasant and accomplished movies, with a taste of France and the movies, went head to head in 2012. But we are not going to talk about either of those today. Two gorgeously shot movies, that had opinions stretched either end of a see-saw, also scraped Best Picture nods. We won’t be talking about […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 4

Crash. The verb to describe the significance of Jack Nicholson’s announcement, as well as the actual name of that Best Picture winner. It was a collision that knocked Brokeback Mountain off the road right at the very end. I won’t mention that this collision was not avoided by Lionsgate making a late DVD Screener dispatch, or some much […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 3

Had a certain movie budget-bombed as it looked for a while it would, then 1997 at the Oscars would have been a well fought out race between LA Confidential and Good Will Hunting. With nine nominations apiece there was a lot of love for both movies. Amidst the ridiculous, record-breaking sweep, they managed an acting […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 2

“It’s a clean sweep!” Steven Spielberg announced enthusiastically as he declared The Return Of The King winner of Best Picture – like we did not know that was going to happen considering the movie had taken each of the ten Oscars it was nominated for that far (remarkably though, no nominations in Sound Editing or Cinematography). It […]

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100 Not Nominated For Oscars – Part 1

Oh how I would like to start our Oscar-less series by writing resentfully about how Forrest Gump won over more voters in AMPAS than Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. That alone is worthy of an article, an essay, Hell, a book. Forrest Gump is not awful by any stretch of the imagination, but Pulp […]

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Steven Spielberg’s Oscar Run Heats Up With The Post Trailer

The trailer for The Post directed by Steven Spielberg was released on Wednesday. The film is based on the true story of the battle between journalists and the government and the publishing of the Pentagon Papers. The first scene in the trailer sets us up for some high drama. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks certainly […]

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Cannes Winners Among The European Film Nominations

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 30th European Film Awards on 4th November 2017. A few familiar films currently making the awards circuit that premiered in Cannes show up multiple times here, including the big winners at the festival. Here are the nominations: European Film 120 battements par minute […]

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A Prestigious Bunch Lavished By British Independent Film Awards Nominations

The recent announcement of the British Independent Film Awards for the year of 2017 are dominated by breakthrough talent from the indie circuit. The big five shortlisted for the top prize also fill the spots for Director and Screenplay, as well as making a significant chunk of the acting categories. Starting with the standard long […]

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For Your Consideration: Aubrey Plaza, Best Actress, Ingrid Goes West

As those of us that follow the Oscar race know, Best Actress this year is a bloodbath with no clear frontrunner. You have Sally Hawkins for The Shape Of Water and Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri out in front. Then names like Margot Robbie for I, Tonya, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, […]

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For Your Consideration: Baby Driver, Best Film Editing

Baby Driver is easily one of my favorite films released in theaters this year, and part of the reason it is, is because of its crafts. As the Oscar race heats up, one of the films that I haven’t seen much attention for is Baby Driver. I don’t know why because it has some of the best: […]

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Vote Oscars: What Are The Greatest Of The 89 Best Picture Winners?

This needs little explaining. We’re heading towards the 90th Academy Awards, so a two-month mass vote to establish a ranked list of the 89 Best Picture winners at the Oscars is something to celebrate. There’s a bit of scrolling involved here, but of the 89 Best Picture winners you can choose up to 25. Your […]

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Film Honors: 1972

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the […]

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1st Edition Of My Early Oscar Predictions

Hey all Oscar fans, I’ve decided to put out my early Oscar predictions after the reactions to the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals. I’ve got the biggest major contenders being Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, and even the latest Toronto People’s Choice award winner, Three Billboards Outside […]

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92 Countries To Compete For Foreign Language Film At The Oscars

A record 92 countries have submitted films to be considered for the final shortlist in the Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. This includes a few familiar successes from the Cannes Film Festival, as well as an array of female directed films. The international range of cinema truly is one of my […]

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100 Performances Oscars Forgot – 20/20

RE-POST And now, the end is near, and so we face the final cinematic curtain. My film friends, I’ll say it clear, we stated our case for Oscar snubs, of which I’m certain. Regrets, hell yeah, we have a few, the Academy would argue there are too few to mention. So we did what we […]

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