Every year before the Oscars I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category, how it works, what its history is, how it usually turns out, and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.
How these work is — I go over each category’s history, give you all the previous winners and nominees, then list the current year’s nominees. And then I’ll go over how each of the guilds (if there is a corresponding guild) have went, and how that corresponds to the Oscars (some guilds mean a lot to how a category will play out. Others mean nothing). It’s basically everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision when you make your picks on Oscar night. And then I also rank the nominees at the end in terms of where I see them in terms of their likelihood to win.
Today is Best Documentary Short. You know, the category that you look brilliant by giving everyone at your Oscar party the answer to because no one else knows what it is. Except for Dave, that asshole that read one article and thinks he knows what he’s talking about. Fucking Dave. (more…)
The Visual Effects Society handed out their awards last night.
They have way too many categories to count, so I’ll only focus on the ones that matter.
It’s still a shit ton. But usually you can start to make some headway into what might win Best Visual Effects.
Here are your VES winners: (more…)