The Makeup and Hairstylists Guild announced their nominations today.
However, because the Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar category is so bizarre in their voting methods, we really don’t have a whole lot to talk about.
Here are your nominees: (more…)
They announced the Best Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlist today.
This is the one shortlist I don’t question. I don’t know how they figure it out, and I don’t really care what they left off, because you could spend days trying to figure out the methodology. All I know is — they give me seven, so I work with those seven. The rest is a fool’s errand.
Here are your shortlisted films for Best Makeup & Hairstyling: (more…)
I love when they announce the Best Original Song eligibles. Nothing is more fun than going through all of them and listening to as many as I can (which is usually 90-95% of them). Definitely one of my favorite articles of the year to write.
This year, there are 91 songs eligible. Of those 91, at least 65 are never gonna get nominated and another 15 stand no realistic chance. So basically we’re gonna listen to 91 songs to find 11 that maybe have a chance, of which only 5 will be nominated.
They’ve updated the system for voting, so now there will be five nominees and they basically just vote for what they like the best and the top five vote getters get nominated. So we’ll gauge accordingly for that. Generally you can listen to them and know which ones have no chance and then also know by sight which ones will get pushed through by studio campaigns or previous nominees.
Anyway, here are your 91 potential nominees for Best Original Song: (more…)
There are 91 scores eligible for Best Original Score this year.
As I do every year, I list them all, then just rip right through an eliminate 75% of them right off the bat. Because let’s be serious — you know what the contenders are and what the contenders aren’t. This is not the most surprising category.
Last year, there were 112 eligible scores. So we’re actually getting an easier job this time around. There still will only be like 15 that really have any legitimate shot anyway.
Here are the 91 eligible scores for this year: (more…)
And now the SAG Awards. Oscar season is here, people.
These are the first awards that truly matter. BFCA was medium, the Globes were light. This is the one that will truly set the pace.
I’m already thinking about what the outliers are gonna be, and which random acting nomination Harvey Weinstein is gonna manage to get this year
Here are your 2016 SAG nominations: (more…)
The Critics Choice Awards were tonight. This is our first look at what the major awards are gonna look like.
The winner of BFCA’s Best Picture has gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars 8 out of the past 10 years. Same for Best Actor. 8 out of 10. Best Actress is 6 out of 10 (with a technicality). Supporting Actor is 7 out of 10. Supporting Actress is 8 out of 10 (with a technicality). Best Director is 6 out of 10.
The point is — you should listen to them when they vote for something. We have to take this alongside the rest of the precursors, but for now, this will be interesting to use as a measuring stick to set the pace.
Here are your winners for the 2016 Critics Choice Awards: (more…)
The Critics Choice nominations were announced today, and this is one of the big four signposts for how the Oscars will turn out. So this is exciting. Something relatively real I can look at until the Golden Globe nominations come out in two weeks.
For quick reference, last year all eight Best Picture nominees were nominated by BFCA. 2014, 7 of 8. 2013, 8 of 9. 2012, 8 of 9. 2011, 9 of 9. Get my point? These are the movies you’re gonna see all season long, so start getting used to it.
Here are your BFCA nominations for 2016: (more…)