While the Oscars are the main event of Awards Season, there's still a good deal of information to gather along the way for those trying to win their office pools. Just about every major production branch has its own union that votes on internal awards, but the big four in this regard are the unions … Continue reading Acting! Genius! – 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Nominees
Returning to Form – 94th Academy Awards News
There are two major news items to report regarding this year's Oscars, set to take place on March 27th. The first is that Glenn Weiss will be directing the broadcast. He has directed the Oscars six times and the Tonys 20 times, for which he's won a combined five Emmy Awards. The Academy's press release … Continue reading Returning to Form – 94th Academy Awards News
Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!
We've reached the final stage of the pre-Blitz with today's announcement of 10 shortlists for specialty categories for next year's Oscars. And as always, there are some truly baffling decisions made by the individual branches to go along with the more logical ones. From here on out it's nothing but hunting and viewing as I … Continue reading Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!
I’m 37?! – 37th Independent Spirit Nominees Announced
Come on, how could I not preface the Independent Spirit Awards with a reference to quite possibly the greatest independent film of all time? The moment has come at last, and Awards Season is truly and officially underway with the first major announcement of nominees. Yes, technically the Golden Globe nods came out first with … Continue reading I’m 37?! – 37th Independent Spirit Nominees Announced
Put On Your Blitzin’ Shoes – Academy Announces Specialty Feature Submissions
It's finally happened. The Oscar Blitz has officially entered the preliminary stages, at least from a public-facing perspective. The deadline for specialty feature films to submit to the Academy was on November 1, and typically as soon as eligibility is determined, the powers that be at AMPAS publish those lists. For whatever reason, we had … Continue reading Put On Your Blitzin’ Shoes – Academy Announces Specialty Feature Submissions
Somewhat Back to Normal – 94th Oscars Announced!
It's been a month since what may have been the most batshit Oscars ceremony ever, and a lot of that train wreck was necessitated by the world's adjustment to the COVID-19 pandemic. Timelines got shifted, streaming movies became an option, and the need for social distancing resulted in the whole affair being awkwardly staged at … Continue reading Somewhat Back to Normal – 94th Oscars Announced!
Ding Dong, the Witch is… On Hiatus! – 2022 Golden Globes Effectively Canceled
Hello everyone! Sorry for going dark for the past 10 days. After this year's Blitz, I was just a tad burned out. It's no surprise, as between the Oscars coverage and new reviews and content, I posted on here for 50 consecutive days. I've never had a streak that long before. So to give myself … Continue reading Ding Dong, the Witch is… On Hiatus! – 2022 Golden Globes Effectively Canceled
Absolute Poop – 41st Razzie Awards!
Tomorrow night is Oscar Night, where the ostensible best in film will be celebrated with the industry's highest honor. However, as is tradition, on the eve of the ceremony, the world recognizes the absolute bottom of the barrel with the Golden Raspberry Awards! For the second straight year, I paid for a membership so I … Continue reading Absolute Poop – 41st Razzie Awards!
A Short Circuit – 2021 Awards Season Update
As I type this out, the Independent Spirit Awards are taking place. Normally held the night before the Oscars, this year it was moved up a couple of days to give us a little bit of breathing room between the last major ceremony of Awards Season and the Main Event that is the Academy Awards. … Continue reading A Short Circuit – 2021 Awards Season Update
Time For the Delayed Blitz! – 93rd Academy Award Nominations!
It's here. It's time. We've made it at last. After the most tumultuous year in cinema history, we finally arrive at Nomination Day. Twenty-three categories have been filled with hopefuls vying for the top prize in the film industry, and the annual Blitz is officially on! It's not lost on me that it's been exactly … Continue reading Time For the Delayed Blitz! – 93rd Academy Award Nominations!