American Society of Cinematographers Awards Announced: ‘Silence’ Makes the Cut with ‘Moonlight’

The American Society of Cinematographers (or ASC) have announced their nominees where “Silence” has finally received some much deserved recognition for Rodrigo Prieto.  Some other notable and strong inclusions include James Laxton’s elegant work on “Moonlight” and Greig Fraser’s touch on “Lion.” Expected nominees Linus Sandrgen (“La La Land“) and Bradford Young (“Arrival“) rounded out […]

2017 USC Scripter Nominees: ‘Hidden Figures’ Muscles In Alongside ‘Moonlight’ and Others

The USC Scripter has announced their nominations: The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Scriptcreenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson for the play and screenplay of “Fences” Screenwriters Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi for “Hidden Figures,” based on […]

BAFTA Nominations: No Love for Barry Jenkins or Denzel Washington

The BAFTA Nominations have been announced. Take them all in: BEST FILM ARRIVAL Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, David Linde, Aaron Ryder I, DANIEL BLAKE Rebecca O’Brien LA LA LAND Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward, Kevin J. Walsh MOONLIGHT Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, […]

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations – Kevin O’Connell Moves Closer to Oscar Nod #21

The Cinema Audio Society announced their nominations today. Surprise inclusions were “Doctor Strange” from Marvel. Can 20-time Academy Award nominee Kevin O’Connell finally win for “Hacksaw Ridge” or will the power of the musical edge him out once again? Check out the nominations from the press release: MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION Doctor Strange Production […]

Denver Film Critics Society Nominations: Doubling Down on the Aaron Taylor-Johnson Surge

The Denver Film Critics weighed in with their nominations with some surprising citations along the way. Their notables were in Supporting Actor where they have doubled down on the sudden surge for Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Nocturnal Animals,” but he also came alongside Timothy Spall from “Denial” and John Goodman from “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Check out […]

2017 Golden Globe Winners: ‘La La Land’ Sweeps, ‘Moonlight’ Takes Drama, Aaron Taylor Johnson Surprises!

The Golden Globes handed out their awards tonight. The big winner was Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” which won all seven of its nominated awards. “Moonlight” took home the Best Picture (Drama) prize, the only win of the night for the Barry Jenkins film. The big shocker came in Best Supporting Actor when Aaron Taylor-Johnson […]

Art Directors Guild Nominations – ‘Fences’ and ‘Hacksaw’ Cited, ‘Silence’ Misses Out

Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively: PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5, 2017 – Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in […]

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WGA Awards Film Nominations Announced – ‘Deadpool’ Sneaks In Among the Usual Suspects

The Writers Guild of America announced its nominees in film today. The usual suspects – “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” – all showed up. The big surprise of the day came by way of “Deadpool,” which snuck itself into the Adapted Screenplay category. The nod is just the latest for the film […]

Nominations for 67th Annual ACE Awards Announced! – ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ and ‘Arrival’ on the Path for Strong Academy Showing

The ACE Eddie’s have announced their nominations and all the major players have showed up. There are no glaring omissions from the race with the exception of Thelma Schoonmaker being passed over for “Silence,” which is to be expected at over 2.5 hours long and with a divisive subject matter. There is a ding to […]

Casting Society of America Announces its 2017 Artios Awards Nominees for Feature Film Categories

Los Angeles, CA – January 3, 2016 – The Casting Society of America (CSA) is pleased to announce nominations for its 32ndAnnual Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in Feature Film Categories. Nominations for Television, Theatre, Short Films and Short Form/Web Series were announced in September 2016. CSA members have received final film ballots and voting will close on Sunday, […]

Austin Film Critics Association Winners – ‘Sing Street’ Pops Up in Top Films, ‘Moonlight’ Dominates

The Austin Film Critics Association crowned its winners over the holidays. “Moonlight” won over the group in a big way, taking Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay and a Special Honorary Award for the cast’s ensemble and casting. The group also releases a Top 10 Films list, which has “La La […]

North Carolina Film Critics Association Nominations – Sam Neill Pops Up for ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

The North Carolina Film Critics Association announced their nominations, where many of the usual suspects popped up, but they embraced some left field choices. Sam Neill received his first mention for the year for his performance in “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” while films like “The Handmaiden” made a healthy showing. Winners will be announced at the […]

Online Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead With 7 Each

Read the Press Release: Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side! With 6 nominations apiece are the critically acclaimed Arrival and Manchester by the Sea.   Films also up for Best Picture include Jackie and Hell or High Water.   Casey Affleck’s performance in […]