Posts tagged “Best Best Director Choices

Oscars 2015 Category Breakdown: Best Sound Mixing

Every year before the Oscars I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category, how it works, what its history is, how it usually turns out, and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.

How these work is — I 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 went, and 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.

Today is Best Sound Mixing. No, not Sound Editing. You know, because you know exactly what the difference is between those two. (more…)


Oscars 2015 Category Breakdown: Best Animated Feature

Every year before the Oscars I break down each of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with the category, how it works, what its history is, how it usually turns out, and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.

How these work is — I 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 went, and 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.

Today is Best Animated Feature. Also known is, “Is Pixar winning this year, or Disney?” (Hint: It’s probably Pixar.) (more…)


The Oscar Quest: Best Best Director Choices

I’m gonna do this without little fanfare because — it’s obvious why these films are on this list.

We all know which Best Director winners were the best, but in the interest of symmetry — I already listed what I consider the worst Best Director choices, so it’s only fair that I list the best as well.

Also, since I have room here — all of these articles will go up on one big “Oscar Quest Pages” page, where I link to all of this stuff. That’s why I’m not going out of my way to link to it all now.

Anyway — here are what I (and most people, I’d imagine) consider to be the best Best Director choices of all time: (more…)