Archive for January 28, 2020

Oscars 2019: CDG Awards

The Costume Designers Guild handed out their awards tonight.

The winner in Period was Jojo Rabbit.

The winner in Contemporary was Knives Out.

And the winner in Fantasy was Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

As a reminder, the Oscar category consists of The Irishman, Jojo, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Little Women. It should be noted that only Jojo and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were nominated here at the guild, so it’s not the biggest help in the world. And since BFCA gave their award to a film that wasn’t nominated (Dolemite Is My Name), we’re basically waiting on BAFTA to tell us how this one’s gonna go.

But hey, at least Chris Evans’ sweater won something, right?

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Oscars 2019 Category Breakdown: Best Animated Short

Here’s how this works: every day leading up to the Oscars, I break down each of the 24 categories. The goal is to both familiarize everyone with the category itself (how it works, what its history is and how you go about figuring out what’s gonna win) while also making it easier to reference when I write my giant article with picks and everything. A lot of the leg work is already here. But really, the goal is to see if there’s anything to look for leading into Oscar night that could be a shortcut to me picking the category.

What we do is — I give you all the winners of the category throughout history, go over all the recent trends if there are any, discuss the precursors and whether or not they matter, and then we talk about this year’s category and how we got to it, and then just look at where we are and rank the nominees in terms of their likelihood of winning (at the current moment in time. Of course, things can and will change going into the ceremony). It’s all pretty simple. I’ve done this every year. Everyone should know the drill.

Today is Best Animated Short. AKA, “It’s probably Pixar or Disney again, isn’t it? (more…)

Pic of the Day: “A man loves a thing that don’t mean it’s gotta love him back.”