Critics' Choice Awards

Critics’ Choice Awards Preview – A Quick Prediction

The Broadcast Film Critics Association will announce their nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards tomorrow and while I’m an active and voting member of the group, by popular demand, I’m venturing some guesses for tomorrow’s announcements. Nominees in the film categories will be announced tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. PT Full […]

Emmys 2016: Are ‘House of Cards’ and Netflix Ready for the Drama Series spotlight?

Political scandal, a contentious race for presidency, a First Lady fighting for candidacy, domestic terrorism – these sound more like news headlines from just this last year, but “House of Cards” bridges the gap between fiction and reality, showcasing there’s often truth to fantasy and hyperbole to facts. The latest season of the acclaimed Netflix […]

2016 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

Welcome to our annual Oscar Circuit series, our deep down look into each and every category that will be presented at the upcoming Academy Awards.  Each writer of will tackle a different category, offering up their own perspectives on those specific races.  If you miss a piece, click on the tag titled Oscar Circuit 2016. You can […]

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival Award Predictions

The thing I always enjoy about predicting the Cannes Film Festival awards every year is how it forces me to predict from an emotional distance that I can’t with the Oscars. Barring some fairy godmother miracle, I will never be there to screen the competition entries at Cannes, most of which are making their premiere there. So […]

2015 Tony Awards Nomination Predictions

The Tony Awards are Broadway’s biggest awards and the stage is set for a really interesting Tony Award race. The nominations will be announced tomorrow and Sam and Terence have decided to take a look into the crystal ball to see what shows might pop up. Take a look at our take on the above […]

EMMY PREDICTIONS: Creative Arts Emmys

The Emmy Awards give out a TON of trophies.  Some people consider this much too much, however, I dare you to look down this list of their technical categories and claim even one is superfluous.  Either way, due to the TV Academy’s large amount of categories, they separate the Emmy ceremony into two shows: the […]

Emmys Circuit: Best Comedy Actor

There are some categories at this year’s Emmys that are overflowing with quality performances. Indeed, some races are sporting six or seven plausible winners. Some races, however, are quite lacking not only in possible winners, but in worthy nominees. For roughly four seasons now, Best Actor in a Comedy Series has been such a category… […]

67th Annual Cannes Film Festival Award Predictions

The final in-competition entry at this year’s Cannes Film Festival has screened, and with the time gap between speculation and results much smaller than the Oscar race, it’s time once again for my spitballing, mostly-in-the-dark, probably inaccurate predictions on who will emerge victorious from the Croisette tomorrow. Strict Academy Award hounds shouldn’t write off these upcoming results […]

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 […]

Golden Globes Predictions – A Final Look Before the Ceremony

Sunday night the Hollywood Foreign Press will unveil their winners for 71st annual Golden Globe Awards with host Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  With a more than solid slate of nominees in virtually every category, this looks to be a very interesting race to watch.  Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and David O. Russell’s […]

New York Film Critics Circle Preview – What Will Show Up Tomorrow?

The New York Film Critics Circle will be cooking up their favorite films and performances of 2013 tomorrow beginning at 10:00 am Eastern time.  The East Coast group will be the first ones to drop the gauntlet on the season and possibly put a film or performer in prime position for recognition since SAG and […]

2013 Tony Award Nominations Predictions

Broadway is boomtown! Or at least it will be when the nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards are announced on Tuesday. The Tonys, for the uninformed, is theater’s version of the Oscar, honoring the best of the Broadway season, as well as highlighting regional theater and honorary members in the community. We here at the […]

Of the Upcoming Mortals and Cities

I have read all the books in ‘The Mortal Instruments‘ series, doodled production design ideas, and even drafted different scripts with the hopes of the movies turning out as epically beautiful as the written words of Cassandra Clare, but after watching the trailer, I find my heart has dropped a bit. Being a fan who […]

Happy Oscar Day! – A Day Full of Excitement

The day is finally here.  All the predictions, prognosticating, bitching, and moaning has led to this.  The Academy Awards begins at 8:00 pm Eastern time tonight with the Red Carpet beginning at 7:00 pm.  However, here we have a day full of great festivities for you to enjoy. First, if you haven’t done so yet, […]

Previewing the Independent Spirit Awards!

I’ve often said that my favorite awards show each year usually winds up being the Independent Spirit Awards. Part of that has to do with how the nominees often reflect my tastes more so than many other awards, but also I just really enjoy how unpredictable they can be. It’s not a total love affair […]

Producers Guild of America Predictions

The Producers Guild of America will announce their winner tomorrow.  Speaking with Staff Writer Mark Johnson yesterday, he affectionately told me that this weekend will probably just confuse us even more.  I’m scared to agree. With ten nominees: Argo Beasts of the Southern Wild Django Unchained Les Miserables Life of Pi Lincoln Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings […]

Golden Globe Predictions – A Final Guess

**UPDATE: Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Ed Helms To Announce Golden Globe Nominations** The Hollywood Foreign Press Academy will present their nominees tomorrow for 70th annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  As the star-studded affair where Hollywood drinks, laughs, and wins awards together, the nominees are good catapults in kick-starting a […]

National Board of Review Preview and Predictions

Tomorrow the prestigious National Board of Review will unveil their slate of films and performances they consider the best of 2012.  After yesterday’s long and sort of surprising announcement of the New York Film Critics, all eyes are on this group.  The National Board of Review are known to kick-start campaigns for films pundits and […]

Predicting the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Winners

And so the most prestigious film festival in the world comes to an end, with the “awards season” taking a vague shape right behind it.  Cannes, usually to its credit, has almost always been far outside of Oscar’s wheelhouse, opting for indie and world cinema superstars over Hollywood royalty that make the cinema snobs raise […]

Previewing the Spirit Awards

There’s probably no awards show I like more year in and year out than the Independent Spirit Awards. It’s quirky as can be and tends to honor films the Academy wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole. As always, there’s some crossover with Oscar, but no more than usual (though ‘The Artist’ did as well […]

Oscar Circuit: Adapted Screenplay

The screenplay categories have a strong correlation with past Best Picture winners.  In the past few years, “Slumdog Millionaire,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “The Departed” have all won the Adapted Screenplay race that translated to a Best Picture statue.  Other winners such as “The Social Network,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by […]

Directors Guild of America Preview & Predictions

Probably the most important precursor of them all, the Directors Guild of America announces their nominees tomorrow.  With the field of Best Picture anywhere between five and ten, the names called tomorrow morning will be essential to making the final cut in both Motion Picture and Director.  Last year, the group chose Darren Aronofsky (Black […]

Writers Guild of America Predictions

While many notable contenders are ineligible for a citation from the Writers Guild of America, many films that are not in serious contention will likely show up as the group unveils their picks tomorrow.  Below are the predicted nominees.  Include yours in the comment section. Best Original Screenplay “Bridesmaids” “50/50” “Midnight in Paris” “A Separation” […]

Producers Guild of America Predictions

Short and sweet: The Artist Bridesmaids The Descendants Drive Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2 The Help Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball War Horse “Bridesmaids” is a curve ball but I think it’s making some ground.  My one alternate is “The Tree of Life” but I don’t think enough votes will make it […]

SAG Awards Preview & Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild will be announcing their nominees tomorrow at 9pm ET on TNT by Judy Greer (The Descendants, Two & a Half Men) and Regina King (Ray).  Does that mean Greer doesn’t get in for her scene stealing work in the film?  Perhaps. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are very important to any […]

Broadcast Film Critics Preview & Predictions

My very own organization, the Broadcast Film Critics Association will be revealing their picks for the best in 2011.  They have a very great track record with in correlating with what Oscar thinks but with a wide open race in various categories this year, anything can happen.  Here are the predictions. Best Picture The Artist […]

Los Angeles Film Critics Predictions

Los Angeles will be announcing their winners for year 2011 in just under 12 to 15 hours or so.  This will complete the “tri-fecta” that is the LAFCA, New York Film Critics, and the National Board of Review.  Hopefully we’ll have some cool, out-of-the-box choices tomorrow but one can dream.  Include your predictions in the […]

American Film Institute (AFI) Preview & Predictions

The American Film Institute will be unveiling their top ten films of 2011 tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited.  This particular group doesn’t have a huge impact on the race like it should but they do often present some eclectic choices.  Last  year they named every Best Picture nominee except for Oscar Best Picture Winner “The […]