Archive for March 15, 2021

And the Nominees Are: Analyzing the 93rd Academy Award Nominations

Okay, so we got here. Nominations have finally been announced. And now all that thinking I’ve been doing about what was gonna get here is gonna cease to be relevant the minute I finish this article. From here on out it’s only about what’s gonna win.

Quick thoughts about everything as a whole — generally this all felt in line with what I’d have expected. Some minor surprises and really only one or two that felt like they came out of nowhere, but nothing earth-shattering (and mostly of them positive developments). It’s more of a category by category thing, so let’s go through each of them, see how they differed from what was expected and what that means for who’s going to win going forward.

Here are your 93rd Academy Award nominations: (more…)


Pic of the Day: ♫ “Moon river, wider than a mile / I’m crossing you in style some day / Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker / Wherever you’re goin’, I’m goin’ your way / Two drifters, off to see the world / There’s such a lot of world to see / We’re after the same rainbow’s end, waitin’ ’round the bend / My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me.” ♫ (60th Anniversary)

And the Nominees Are… (2020)

Here are your Oscar nominations. I’ll be back later with full analysis:

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah




Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7