Barry Jenkins and the Precursor Trifecta + SAG Predictions

As the Oscar race for Best Picture ventures on, we keep a close eye on the ever evolving Best Director race. In the trifecta of major precursors – National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association – director Barry Jenkins of the masterful “Moonlight” took home prizes from […]

Oscars: 20 Academy Award Contenders from the First Half of 2016

As we exist now in the second half of the year, studios and awards strategists are positioning their slates for the fall festivals and beyond.  As the Academy Awards make pivotal announcements towards inclusion and diversity, we’re looking back at the early months to see what films and performances are in contention for next year’s Oscars. […]

Ken Howard and JoBeth Williams to Announce Stunt Ensemble Honorees During SAG Awards Pre-Show

Can we get these guys on the big show?  It’s one more award and these men and women deserve a spotlight. Read the press release: LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt […]

Golden Globes and SAG Predictions Update! Some ‘Not So Funny’ Films Competing as Comedies!

Taking a week off from any Oscar prediction updates (there will be this coming week along with a new column), some focus has to be placed on the Golden Globes and SAG awards that have been a powerful indicator of support for films and performances.  I thought I’d use this space to offer up some prediction updates in […]

2014 Oscar Predictions – Quick Updates to the Major Categories

With the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild unveiling their nominations over the past two days, the race has taken a shape, many didn’t see happening.  Jean-Marc Vallee’s Dallas Buyers Club has risen considerably while actors like Barkhad Abdi and Daniel Bruhl have become the hands on favorite to be nominated in their respective categories.  Oprah Winfrey got a huge blow earlier today, […]

SAG Awards® To Receive the Environmental Media Association’s 2013 EMA Green Production Award

The Environmental Media Association will bestow the honor of their Green Production Award to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams during the 23rd Annual Environmental Media Awards on October 19, 2013. Here is the official press release from SAG: LOS ANGELES, (September 4, 2013) – The Environmental Media Association (EMA) has announced the Screen Actors […]