Archive for January 14, 2015

Oscars 2014: What I Think Will Be Nominated

Tomorrow, the nominees for the 87th Academy Awards will be announced.

Today, I’m going to guess what those nominees will be. All of them. This is the best part for me. Guessing, and seeing how close I can get. Guessing the nominees is actually more fun than guessing the winners. Because the choices are a lot smaller and the odds are a lot greater with the winners. Here, the possibilities are actually completely endless.

I also need to make this part clear every year — I’ve stopped reading any other Oscar blog or whatever place that tracks all this stuff. I base this purely on the guilds and critics groups who have already announced their nominations, as well as on the general trends throughout history and the previous few years, and just my general instinct on things, since I’ve been doing this for a while now and have the general hang of it.

Here are my guesses as to what’s going to be nominated tomorrow: (more…)

Oscars 2014: MPSE Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors released their nominations. (Really under the wire, too.)

Since my Oscar guesses article is about to hit the presses, we’ll be quick:

Sound Effects + Foley in a Feature

American Sniper


Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes


Guardians of the Galaxy


Unbroken (more…)


Pic of the Day: “I don’t know what to say. I’ve never been with a woman before. We’ve been together four weeks, and I can’t live without you. I can’t. Even the thought of it kills me.”

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2014 Razzie Nominations

These are always fun. This is the Unforgivables list to the Oscars’ Top Ten list.

The thing about the Razzies, though, is that they tend to nominate stuff that’s bad in perception, but not actually as bad as some of the other stuff they didn’t nominate. But it’s hard to quibble about a show that means nothing.

This year, I only had one prediction for the awards, and I haven’t even looked yet, and I know I was 100% right. Because there’s no way it wasn’t nominated.

Here are your Razzie nominations: (more…)