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
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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
Tomorrow, we begin the annual celebration of the best of the best (or at least the best FYC campaigns). But as is tradition, on the eve of the Oscars Spotlight, it's time to take a dubious moment to "honor" the absolute worst of the worst with the Golden Raspberry Awards. In a year where everything … Continue reading The Suckiest Bunch of Sucks That Ever Sucked – 41st Razzie Nominations!
Okay folks, this is it. The undercard has been officially filled out. Over the last 24 hours we've gotten the final film nominations for the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and the British Academy! These three ceremonies, which will take place over the next month, represent the last batch of major … Continue reading … And the Rest! – Nominations for PGA, DGA, and BAFTA Awards!
In the past, I haven't really covered the Annie Awards in the buildup to the Oscar Blitz. There wasn't any particular reason why. I love animation more than most, and there's many a year when I fully advocate for a great animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. I have used the Annie results … Continue reading Are You OK? – Annie Award Nominees!