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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Terrence Malik’s Tree of Life won Best Picture – and Malik was named Best Director – as the Toronto Film Critics Association announced the selections for their annual awards, further muddying the waters as to who/what might conceivably be forerunners for the Oscars®.
Muddying the waters even more, the TFCA named Michael Shannon Best Actor for his performance in Take Shelter, and Michelle Williams for My Week With Marilyn.
Supporting nods went to Jessica Chastain for Take Shelter and Christopher Plummer for Beginners.
The complete list of winners follows the jump.
The Artist may have continued to build credibility as a genuine Oscar® candidate as it scored nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, but The Help took the most nomination by a single film with four [Viola Davis nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role; Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role; The Help nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture].
On the television side, Modern Family scored Five Nominations [Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series; Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, Modern Family nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series].
Dexter led cable shows with three noms.
A complete list of the nominees follows the jump.