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    Nominees for the 16th Golden Trailer Awards Announced

    A fairly random awards body, the Golden Trailer Awards are now entering their 16th year of existence. As such, the nominations for the 16th Annual Golden Trailer Awards have been announced, highlighting the best teasers and trailers of the past year or so. It’s a diverse list, separated by category, making room for such films […] More

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    2015 Oscar Circuit: Best Animated Short

    AND THE NOMINEES ARE The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs) The Dam Keeper (Daisuke Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo) Feast (Patrick Osborne) Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) A Single Life (Joris Oprins) Continuing on with the Oscar Circuit series, we come now to Best Animated Short. Oftentimes, this is a hard category to get correct, one […] More

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    BAFTA Nominations highlight ‘Birdman’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and more

    Late last night/earlier this morning, the BAFTAs chimed in with their nominees for this year. Leading the way were the usual Oscar suspects of Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything, who all will compete for Best Film (as well as being top tier contenders in Best Picture […] More

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    USC Scripter Nominees include ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Inherent Vice’

    On the heels of the Writers Guild of America announcing their screenwriting nominees, the USC Scripter Awards have unveiled their nominee list as well. Given to the best adaptation of the year, the the 27th USC Libraries Scripter Award will honor both the writers of the adaptation as well as the creator of the source […] More

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    Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Nominations Announced

    Another precursor has come down the pike, with the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild announcing their nominations for this year. Many of the expected players are among their nominees, though the only films on the list to show up in both Make-Up and Hair categories are The Grand Budapest Hotel, Guardians of the Galaxy, […] More

  • Costume Designers Guild Nominations include ‘Boyhood’, ‘Interstellar’, and ‘Selma’

    Somewhat in the shadow of the same day announcement of the Writers Guild of America nominations, the Costume Designers Guild also announced their awards nominations. Go figure too, I’d argue that the costume designers came up with a slightly better list of nominees than the writers did. As always, these nominations are split between three […] More

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    National Society of Film Critics crowns ‘Goodbye to Language’ Best Film

    Well, here’s something a bit different. The National Society of Film Critics have named their Best of 2014 and in at least a few categories, they’ve eschewed some favorites. Particularly, their Best Picture prize went to Jean-Luc Godard‘s 3D experiment Goodbye to Language. It narrowly beat out Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood (by one vote), though Linklater […] More

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    Top Ten Scores and Soundtracks of 2014

    This is my yearly look at the best scores and soundtracks that the film world had to offer. 2014 was a year that was very solid, both in terms of scores and soundtracks. The last few years, I’ve found one side of the coin to be stronger than the other (and if you’re wondering what […] More

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    Sizing Up 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay

    We’re coming to the end of the Sizing Up series. This penultimate time around, we’re tackling the Adapted Screenplay race. I willingly admit that my success rate is still to be determined with this year’s crop of articles, but that kind of comes with the territory of Oscar prognostication, and I’m feeling at least as […] More

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    Sizing Up 2014: Best Supporting Actress

    Continuing on with the Sizing Up series, this one is a look at the slate of Best Supporting Actress contenders. As always with this annual tradition of mine, this is as large a grouping of the hopefuls as is possible, categorizing them by their assumed likelihood of a nomination come the big morning. Oftentimes, more […] More

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