The Oscars are done. The Blitz is over. All the films that I'm going to see for any of these purposes I've seen. There's just one last thing to do to officially wrap up 2021 in cinema, and that's to acknowledge the absolute bottom of the barrel. Please welcome, Billie Eilish! Just kidding. I'd never … Continue reading Just One More Thing… – 42nd Annual Razzies!
Tomorrow's the big day when the Academy finally makes their announcement for this year's Oscar nominations. But as happens every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards get to go on "Oscar Eve" as the Academy's self-described "ugly cousin," highlighting the absolute worst Hollywood had to offer in the previous year. For the third year running, I … Continue reading The Bruce Willis Show – 42nd Razzie Nominations!
Back in December, an episode of Family Guy entitled "Pawtucket Pat" ends with Peter musing about whether or not there's ever been an award-winning movie where the protagonist becomes more conservative over the course of his story, and having that be seen as positive growth. The joke is that no one can think of one, … Continue reading A Colossal Cinematic Hick-Up – Hillbilly Elegy
Yesterday we got the Golden Globe nominations, and the list of snubs in favor of poppy bullshit is so large that my gag reflex is only just now recovering. The next stage of Awards Season concerns the major trade guilds and specialty fields. That stage began today with the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild … Continue reading Acting! Genius! – 27th Screen Actors Guild Nominations
The second year of the Oscar Blitz on this blog has been a wild ride, and I thank each and every one of my readers for taking it with me. Tomorrow's the big night, and after five weeks of in-depth analysis and general shit-talk, it's time to put my non-existent money where my loud mouth … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – Who Will Win?
In recent history, the Supporting Actress category has unfortunately been treated as a foregone conclusion. Part of it is a side effect of trying to make the Best Actress category less competitive (see: Vikander, Alicia), and part of it is recognizing great actresses who you'd never see on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. It's become a … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – Best Supporting Actress
It's time! It's finally time! Time to debate and debase the thinking of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, because the nominees for the 91st Oscars have arrived! Will I have to scramble to see multiple films I missed over the course of 2018? Will it just be a casual trip to the … Continue reading 3, 2, 1, BLITZ! – 91st Academy Award Nominees Announced!
Now that the Golden Globes are out of the way, and Awards Season is in full swing, it's time for the rest of the minor ceremonies to announce their nominees. We've already had the Independent Spirit and SAG nods for a while, but in the last few days we've also accumulated announcements from the Writers … Continue reading Let the Undercard Bouts Begin! – Guild and BAFTA Nominees Announced
My final film of calendar year 2018, Vice, presents a unique opportunity. Written and directed by Adam McKay, it provides another chance for McKay's rapier wit in explaining how the elite grab hold of the seats of power and fuck over the rest of us. He did it two years ago with The Big Short, and now … Continue reading What a Dick! – Vice
In the continuing quest to get as much advance knowledge as possible before next year's Oscar Blitz begins, we now have the nominees for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Like the Golden Globes, they're divided into movies and TV, and we only care about the movie side here. You can find the entire announcement at … Continue reading Insert “Sagging” Joke Here – Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced!