The Golden Trailer Awards honor ‘Gravity’ with Best in Show

Yes, they have awards for everything these days, including trailers for movies and the like. This award is called the Golden Trailer (with this being the 15th Annual Golden Trailer awards) and they just announced their winners, with Gravity taking the Best in Show prize. The film took a heaping 15 awards in total, making […]

Check out this Annapurna Sizzle Reel

One of the most exciting production shingles out there right now has to be Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures. Over the last few years, Ellison has been the reason that movies like The Master have gotten made and filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson have been able to see their visions through. In 2013, Annapurna had a […]

Razzie Awards Names ‘Movie 43’ the Worst Film of the Year!

Well, at least one voting body seemed to be listening to me (aside from the critics groups that cited Her during the precursor season). Yesterday, the Razzie voters let their voices be heard and named Movie 43 the worst film of 2013. The flick tied for the most honored/dishonored at the awards with After Earth, […]

2014 Independent Spirit Awards Predictions

The day before the Academy Awards each year, the Independent Spirit Awards are held, obstensibly to give a moment in the sun to the more indie films out there. This year however, both groups has by and large focused on similar groups of movies. No, the Spirit Awards didn’t nominate Gravity (the budget missed the […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Director

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Director. And the Nominees are… Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne – Nebraska David O. Russell – American […]

Sound Editor Awards Give Love to ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘Gravity’

Another precursor made the rounds this past weekend for our obsessing pleasure, with the Motion Picture Sound Editors’s 61st annual Golden Reel Awards chiming in. As with most precursors, they opted to honor as many contenders as possible, with Captain Phillips, Gravity, and The Great Gatsby taking some of the bigger awards. The Best Sound […]

LEGO Recreates the Best Picture Nominees!

Well, here’s something random and kind of awesome for you all to take a look at. Maybe the release last weekend of The LEGO Movie has everyone in a toy-centric mindset, but over at Yahoo Movies you can see all nine of the Best Picture nominee theatrical posters done with LEGO characters. The site has […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Adapted Screenplay

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continues.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titledOscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Best Adapted Screenplay. And the Nominees are 12 Years a Slave – John Ridley OSCAR SCENE: Soloman says that he will survive Before Midnight – Julie […]

Art Directors Guild winners include ‘Gravity’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, and ‘Her’

Doing absolutely nothing to clear up the Best Production Design race at the Oscars, the 18th annual Art Directors Guild awards spread the wealth among three of the top contenders for that Academy Award category. Her won the Contemporary category as expected, while Gravity expected won the Fantasy category as well, leaving the only real […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

Our look at the individual Oscar categories continue.  If you missed a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2014.  You can also see the official Oscar Predictions page for Visual Effects HERE. And the Nominees are… Gravity – Timothy Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, and Neil Corbould OSCAR SCENE: The opening sequence The […]

Annie Awards Love ‘Frozen’

We all know by now that the Annie Awards aren’t huge fans of Pixar, so there was really no chance of Frozen not going home with the top prize this year, but still…I’m pleased to see it win here. The Best Animated Feature win was one of five triumphs for the flick, while if you’re […]

‘Gravity’ Wins Four 3D Society Awards

You can file this one under the category of “duh”, but Gravity did quite well at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s Creative Arts Awards on Tuesday. The film won four awards, called Lumiere trophies, at the ceremony there. One was for best live action 3D feature, one for the best stereography in a […]

Top Ten Scores and Soundtracks of 2013

Here’s a look at some of those audible treasures from 2013. Yes, this is my yearly look at the best scores and soundtracks that the film world had to offer. This year was one that was a little bit stronger in terms of scores as opposed to soundtracks, but there’s no shortage of either to […]

Alternate Oscar Nominations!

Here we are again folks, time to look at just what Oscar left off of their nominations list. For those who don’t follow or don’t remember this piece from years past, I basically go down the line in the major categories and look at what voters probably had next on their lists. For example, in […]

Talking ‘Mitty’ and Being a Character Actor with Adrian Martinez

I’m fascinated by character actors, as I’m sure many of you are as well. I’m especially fascinated when they start showing up in higher profile roles and begin to edge towards the cusp of going from “that guy” to an actor whose name you know immediately. For Adrian Martinez, 2013 was certainly one of those […]

Motion Picture Sound Editors Nominations

The nominees for the 61st annual Golden Reel awards have been announced by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Among the films doing the best with this precursor, we have 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, and Gravity. Also showing up in at least one place we have other potential Sound nominees like All is Lost, […]

Visual Effects Society Nominations Are Led by ‘Gravity’

The 12th annual Visual Effects Society nominations have been announced, and surprising absolutely no one, Gravity is the film that has done the best among the nominees. In the main category of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture, it’s joined by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, Pacific […]

International Cinephile Society Nominations

If you’re someone who gets tired of seeing the same films and performances cited again and again during the precursor season, then the annual release of the International Cinephile Society nominations provide somewhat of a breath of fresh air. While their awards do tend to skew differently than most, this year at least their nominations […]

ACE Eddie Nominees Include ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Her’

The nominations for the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards (or ACE Eddies) were announced today, and they basically represent the films who could wind up in the Best Film Editing category, so pay attention here. We have the expected nominees in 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, and Gravity, while we also have Her and […]

Screenwriters Choice Awards go to ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Gravity’

We’ve got a new-ish precursor to share with you now. It’s the Screenwriters’ Choice Awards, which are in their second year and are voted on by a wide range of Final Draft users after the nominees are chosen by a panel of screenwriters in the industry. Hardly an Oscar barometer, but still…they’re out there and […]

American Society of Cinematographers Nominate Seven

Sometimes a tie is a good thing, ladies and gentlemen. Exhibit A: getting seven nominees out of the American Society of Cinematographers nominations today. Besides the expected nods for the likes of Captain Phillips, Gravity, and 12 Years a Slave, we also had Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and Prisoners make it in (with the latter […]

BAFTA Nominations 2014 are Led by ‘Gravity’ with Eleven

The 2013 BAFTA nominations have hit folks, and they’ve mostly just doubled down on what we expected them to like. The top nomination getters were the trio of Gravity, American Hustle, and 12 Years a Slave (sound familiar?), while Philomena and other more British films did quite well also. The one movie I was bummed […]

Central Ohio Film Critics honor ‘Gravity’, Adèle, and Spike Jonze

After announcing their nominations last week/last year (which you can see right here), the Central Ohio Film Critics Association have now let loose with their winners, and the big victor was Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity. The film took home Best Picture, Director, and Cinematography, while Spike Jonze‘s Her did quite well too. In addition to taking […]

75 Original Songs will compete for Oscar’s attention

Those of us holding out some hope that Please Mr. Kennedy would somehow still be ruled eligible for the Best Original Song category can now let go of that dream, as the official list of 75 Original Songs in contention has been released and that tune from Inside Llewyn Davis is nowhere to be found. […]