We're less than 48 hours from the Academy Awards, which means it's time to finally put up or shut up and predict what films and artists will actually take home the gold on Sunday. We've spent the last month poring over every nominee, analyzing the pros and cons to come to a conclusion as to … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Who Will Win?
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
We made it, everyone! After 22 categories, it's finally time to tackle the big one. In a year that I think we can all agree was utter shit, the movie-going experience changed dramatically, and not for the better. I think we can also agree that, as years go, the overall quality of movies was lower … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Best Picture
This is often a tricky category year-to-year for a variety of reasons. For one thing, it's one of the few that can still have fewer than five nominees. In 2011, only two songs were nominated, and two years later one was disqualified, giving us four. The current rules state that the category will have either … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Original Song
I've spent over 10 years of my life as a professional editor in addition to my writing. Eight of those years were at ESPN, and the rest was at Fox Sports. It's not that I'm particularly better at editing sports than anything else, it's just a matter of familiarity with the equipment and operating systems. … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Film Editing
I say this a lot, but it's absolutely true. I am in awe of people who do the things I can't. Some of these folks have innate talent that gets applied perfectly to a trade or activity. Others choose something and passionately apply themselves to it until they're the absolute best. I love these people, … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Cinematography
The distinction between a lead actor and a supporting actor is a precise art. It takes a careful examination of things like line count, screen time, overall importance to the plot, and many other criteria that are parsed with surgical precision to-- Nah, I'm just kidding. It's basically made up. The entire process by which … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Supporting Actor
As a writer, the Screenplay categories are among my favorites. They're also the only categories where I even have a calculable chance of ever getting nominated myself. Currently, those chances stand at 0.000000873%. It's the three that's most important. Last year it was 0.000000871%. Things are starting to look up for me, I can feel … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Original Screenplay
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!
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!