The BAFTAs were just announced. Guess what? Shit’s locked, guys.
This is the last major voting body we’ve been waiting for. After this, it’s just WGA, CAS, CDG, MPSE and the Makeup & Hairstylists Guild. Of those, we really only are gonna get any help from CDG. The rest we can reason through with the categories.
But yeah, BAFTAs. They definitely illuminated a few things I was curious about. Let’s just get into it. Here are your winners: (more…)
Every year before the Oscars I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category, how it typically goes, voting-wise, historically and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.
What I do is 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 voted, 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. So you know what the general favorites are.
Today is Best Actor. Which… yeah, not a whole lot of complexities here. (more…)
Pic of the Day: “You are British?” “Scottish. I am Scottish.” “Scottish? Ha! Ha! Why didn’t you say so?… Great soldiers. Very brave. And good people. Completely. Let me tell you, if I could be anything instead of a Ugandan, I would be a Scot.” “Right… Really?” “He. Except for the red hair, which I’m sure is attractive to your women, but which we Africans, we find is quite disgusting.”
They announced the ADG Awards last night, which should give us a little insight into the Production Design Oscar. Which, to my recollection, is one of the more interesting potential outcomes for the entire ceremony. There’s not a whole lot that feels wide open at this point, but this is a category that could be open.
Your category is — Arrival, Fantastic Beasts, Hail Caesar, La La Land and Passengers. All five of them were nominated at the ADG Awards. Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Passengers were in the Fantasy category, La La Land was in Contemporary and Hail Caesar was in Period. But they were all nominated.
The Contemporary winner was, of course, La La Land.
The Fantasy winner was Passengers. Not Arrival or Fantastic Beasts. Which is interesting.
The Period winner was Hidden Figures. Not even Hail Caesar, knowing it was nominated for the Oscar. (more…)