The nominations are in for the 36th Razzie Awards and it doesn’t look good for Fifty Shades of Grey – despite being a global hit, the film leads the Razzie pack with six nominations: worst actor, worst actress for Dakota Johnson, worst director for Sam Taylor-Johnson, worst screenplay, worst screen combo and the coveted worst film prize.
Adam Sandler (as usual) didn’t get off easy either, with a worst actor nomination for The Cobbler and Pixels (which had six nominations in all: worst actor, worst supporting actor (2), worst supporting actress, worst screenplay and worst picture).
Elizabeth Banks, M. Night Shyamalan, Will Smith and Sylvester Stallone are in the running for the Razzies Redeemer Award – for redeeming their past Razzie award/nominees by producing outstanding work in 2015, For a complete list of those honored, follow the jump. (Full disclosure: I took part in voting on the nominees…). The Razzie Award winners will be announced on Saturday, February 27th.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 87th Oscars. The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015.
For those interested in the mechanics and scheduling of the events leading up to the presentation of the Academy Awards®, follow the jump for significant dates for the Awards season.
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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts are proud to release the first installment of the 2013 GeekScholars Movie News Awards! Featured on this show include the winners for: Best Hero, Best Villain, Breakout Star, and Unsung Hero. Hit the jump for more on this week’s show
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Hey Everyone, I’ve been sucked into the black-hole known as end of the year movie award madness – nearly 60 movies in four weeks. The Washington, DC Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced this year’s crop of winners. For a change I can’t complain about our selections, every category featured at least one of my nominations and most of the eventual winners were some of my nomination picks (even if I may not have voted for them in the final balloting).
Twelve Years A Slave is one of the toughest, most uncomfortable, but important films to come out in years and deserves to be recognized as one of the year’s best. Other highlights for me include Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) getting Best Supporting Actor (although I ultimately voted for James Franco) and seeing The Great Gatsby snagging Best Art Direction. My only minor gripe is Emma Watson’s performance in The Bling Ring didn’t make it onto the ballot.
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Once again it’s time to reward the best of the best on TV – and once again, some of the best have not even been acknowledged with a nomination; and once again, some of the best, who would’ve been right not to expect a nomination, were acknowledged. In short, it’s the usual assortment of woulda, coulda, shoulda – mixed with the occasional WOW! They really nailed that one!
After the jump, I run down how I would pick the winner if I had the deciding vote.
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Overall, I would say I’m pleased by this year’s winners – except Jennifer Lawrence. Show was horrible. Some pleasant surprises. Life of Pi was a strong movie (until the ending ruins it), so can’t say I’m really upset by Lee winning – just shocked. Liked seeing Django Unchained get some love. I think most of my selections were mostly right. Wish B.P. was a surprise, but two months ago it was clear it was going to be Argo and I’m ok with that. Just surprised at how fast and hard Zero Dark Thirty fell. I would swear I was one of the few critics who didn’t like that movie.
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Part 1 of the 2012 GeekScholars Movie News Awards! January 2013 Preview! Reviews of Les Miserables and Django Unchained! Hit play above or the jump for more details! Continue reading Eclipse Magazine presents the GeekScholars Movie News Podcast #071
The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations for original, adapted and documentary screenplays today. Once again, Bridesmaids is included and Terrence Malik’s The Tree of Life is not.
In episodic television dramas, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland and Game of Thrones garnered multiple noms; The Office and Modern Family led the way for episodic comedy and The Simpsons once again dominated animation.
The complete list of nominations follows the jump.
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes Awards many not be the most respected awards in Hollywood, but they know how to throw a party – and they also know how to throw a spanner in the works when it comes to unusual [and sometimes superior] taste when it comes to selecting nominees.
On the movies side of things, multiple nominee/winner Tree of Life is not on this year’s shortlist for Best Movie, for example – though The Artist makes the list for BestComedy/Musical and Michael Hazanavicius did get a Best Director nom.
A wee bit more commentary and the full list of nominees follow the jump.
Continue reading Awards Season Confusion VII: 69th Annual Golden Globes Nominations