Archive for March 1, 2021

Oscars 2020: The 78th Golden Globe Awards

Okay. Golden Globes were last night, and we got… something. I’m not exactly sure what. But we got something.

My only notes are — hilarious that in response to claims of racism, they rushed up the two Black winners to the top of the show as if that was always their plan. (I’m also totally convinced that Boyega vote was altered to make him win. Kaluuya I can buy without assuming impropriety. Boyega, not a chance that was the original vote.) And strange that every commercial is now for a streaming service instead of upcoming movies and shows.

That’s all I have. Let’s go over it.


Pic of the Day: ♫ “You think you own whatever land you land on / The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim / But I know every rock and tree and creature / Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.” ♫

Oscars 2020: MPSE Nominations

Okay, Sound time.

They combined the Sound categories into a single one this year, which makes today’s MPSE nominees and tomorrow’s CAS nominees hugely important. And then we’ll get BAFTA next week.

What you need to know here is that there are three main MPSE categories: Sound Effects and Foley, Dialogue and ADR and Music. So basically the three major components of sound design — effects, dialogue, music. There’s also other categories for musicals and animation and this year there’s one for non-theatrical features that also is kinda relevant (mostly to show what they don’t consider a feature even though everything was non-theatrical this year). All of this, with CAS and BAFTA, will go toward us figuring out what the eventual Sound nominees are gonna be.

With that said, here are your MPSE nominees this year: (more…)