Scorsese and the Oscars: Furthering Film Education With Promising Period Pieces (1993 – 2002)

Martin Scorsese’s next motion picture proved he had enough, setting out to make a costume drama, an adaptation, real Oscar-bait — I’m joking of course. It was back in 1980 when Jay Cocks (another writer collaborator of Scorsese’s) introduced him to the novel The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. The two of them always […]

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Scorsese and the Oscars: Actors’ Wins, For and Against (1973 – 1991)

Heading into the 1973 Oscars, up-and-coming actor Robert De Niro was hotly fancied for a Best Supporting Actor nomination. And he had two very good chances, one with John Hancock’s baseball drama Bang the Drum Slowly, and another in a small New York picture called Mean Streets – directed by Martin Scorsese. Come nominations morning […]

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An Epic Oscars Argument For The English Patient

The battle of the Oscars an astonishing 21 years ago might tell us just how much the awards race has changed. I mean, heading into the race it looked like three of the favorites to land Best Picture nominations were also displaying extremely strong Best Actress contenders. Two would make it come nominations morning. A […]

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71st BAFTA Awards Announced

The BAFTA awards have just been announced. While Guillermo del Toro continued his run of Best Director wins with the British Academy, it was Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that came away with the most awards. This included Best Film, Best British Film, Original Screenplay, plus the familiar two acting wins of Frances McDormand […]

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Producers Guild of America Winners

The Producers Guild of America announced their winners in what was the very early hours of the morning here in the UK. Very early. Anyway,, congratulations to Guillermo del Toro and company as The Shape of Water won the PGA. Here are the nominees for the motion picture categories, and the winners notified in bold. […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 12: Golden Globes Reactions

Filmotomy Podcast host Al Robinson is this time joined by Joel Melendez, returning after some rather unfortunate natural events, and first-timer on these here shores, Matt St.Clair. Matt has been handy to have around Filmotomy in recent weeks, having helped with the awards season coverage. The trio discuss the Golden Globes film awards immediately following […]

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Four Awards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Lady Bird, del Toro Also Win At 75th Golden Globes Awards

Just when we perhaps thought that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was slipping down the ranks somewhat in the awards race, the film goes and picks up 4 Golden Globe awards. Martin McDonagh won the Screenplay prize, and the film then finished the night on a greater high by winning Motion Pictue Drama. Meanwhile, Frances McDormand and […]

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21 Golden Globe Winners Not Even Nominated At The Oscars

Welcome to the Golden Globes once again. The awards season party hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press. That incorporate musical and comedy into their awards, not the actual show like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Of course, before you read on and after you have read the title, you would be right […]

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Lady Bird Conquers The National Society Of Film Critics

As the National Society of Film Critics earlier announced their winners (and runners-up), awards season is very much feeling like the latter of the high school exams, and the kids are just copying the other answer. That sensation is not, of course, the fault of the NSFC. This is the way the cookie crumbles every […]

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Oscars: All 89 Best Picture Winners Ranked

89 Best Picture Academy Award winners. Votes came in thick and fast over the two month window. Bloggers, journalists, film critics, movie buffs, Oscarologists, et al. You all voted for your favorites, or what you considered the best, and the results are now here. A huge, huge thank you to all that got busy ticking […]

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Online Film Critics Society Opt For Get Out

The Online Film Critics Society proclaimed Get Out as the Best Picture of 2017 and awarded it Best Original Screenplay for writer/director Jordan Peele as well. Meanwhile, Laurie Metcalf continues to steamroll her way through the Supporting Actress race as she won here for Lady Bird and Sam Rockwell proves to be a heavy frontrunner […]

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Dunkirk And Blade Runner 2049 Big Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

The Florida Film Critics Circle announced their annual set of winners and gave the Best Picture prize to Dunkirk. However, they strongly embraced Blade Runner 2049 by awarding it in four technical categories and awarded I, Tonya in both actress categories. Meanwhile, Call Me By Your Name emerged victorious in Best Actor for Timothee Chalamet […]

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Las Vegas Film Critics Society Really Like Three Billboards

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society has announced their annual awards, and this year, they went with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as their Best Picture, along with Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, and Ensemble. I’d say there is a good chance they liked this film, which is music to my ears. Las […]

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Lady Bird Again With Vancouver Film Critics Circle Winners

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards winners announced Lady Bird as Best Picture, as well as snapping up both Actresses  honors. Paul Thomas Anderson took Director, with Daniel Day-Lewis Best Actor giving Phantom Thread some awards fuel. Notably. BPM (Beats per Minute) took another Foreign Language prize having recently missed out somehow on the Academy Awards shortlist. […]

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Lady Bird Soars High With The Memphis Online Film Critics

The Memphis Online Film Critics chose Lady Bird as its Best Picture winner and not only gave Best Director to Greta Gerwig but interestingly, they awarded Lady Bird with the Best Art Direction award. While Lady Bird continues to be a steamroller along with Sam Rockwell who won another Supporting Actor prize, there were some […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 10: Close Encounters of the Critics Awards

So here comes Episode 10 of our podcast, which we may have finally settled on a name for, given the site’s successful re-branding. But enough of that, in this session host Al Robinson is joined by Daniel Smith-Rowsey, Jonathan Holmes, and Steve Schweighofer to discuss the recent critics awards events over the past couple of […]

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Lady Bird Conquers With Chicago Film Critics Association Winners

Lady Bird managed to take flight at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, winning Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Promising Filmmaker for Greta Gerwig. But coming right behind is Call Me By Your Name which won three awards: Best Actor and Most Promising Performer for Timothee Chalamet and Best Adapted Screenplay […]

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San Diego Film Critics Society Stand Strong For Get Out

The San Diego Film Critics Society pulled their weight behind Get Out which won both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Even though Lady Bird was runner-up in both categories, it still pulled off a Supporting Actress win for Laurie Metcalf who tied with Allison Janney for I, Tonya. Other notable wins include the battle […]

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The Square Takes Top Prizes At The 30th European Film Awards

Moments ago, in Berlin, The Square was named the Best European Film of the year at the 30th annual awards, which was kind what was expected at this stage given the Palme d’Or winner was also the recipient of European Comedy, Best Actor for Claes Bang, as well a double for Ruben Östlund who won Screenplay […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson Joins The Boston Online Film Critics Association Winners

Get Out of here! It seems that the Boston Online Film Critics Association REALLY loved Get Out as they awarded it as their pick for best film of the year and gave it Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay as well. Also, Willem Dafoe continues to steamroll his way through the Supporting Actor race as he […]

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