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Oscars 2018: BFCA (Critics Choice) Awards

The Critics Choice Awards were tonight.

They don’t mean a whole lot to me now, since I’m in the middle of figuring out what’ll get nominated for the Oscars. Sure, this helps a little bit, but winners really only matter after we get nominees. So some of it will factor into my decision-making, but I suspect a lot of this will confirm what I already suspected to be the prevailing winds.

Generally what I’m looking for here is to see if some things win that I think may potentially be left off the Oscar list, which could help shore up a nomination (at least spiritually). Otherwise, I expect this all to be confirmation bias.

Here are your Critics Choice winners: (more…)


Oscars 2018: BFCA (Critics Choice) Nominations

Critics Choice time.

After the Globes, which pretty much told me this is a wide open race, BFCA is here to give us a little more clarity. They’re generally pretty populist, but do tend to hit a good deal more than not. They feel like they get most of the Best Picture nominees a lot of the time, and they always have six-to-seven acting nominees in a category, which gives us the broad lay of the land.

Usually a fair amount of where the Academy is going is laid out on this table, and it’s just a matter of which ones are gonna end up being extraneous. So I’m interested to see what they’ve done.

Here are your Critics Choice nominees for 2018: (more…)


Oscars 2017: BFCA (Critics Choice) Awards

The Critics Choice Awards were last Thursday night. Gonna be honest, I had more important shit to do, so I paid no attention to them whatsoever. (I’m nothing if not up front about stuff.) My way of thinking about it is, you come here for the quality* (*rambling) than the news. So I haven’t been able to look at any of this until now.

BFCA is generally helpful in figuring out how things are gonna go. Oftentimes when something ‘surprising’ happens at the Oscars that seem to not have been prefaced by the major precursors, chances are BFCA had it. I like them. They have way too many categories, but I generally like looking at them. They are a bit more mainstream than the Academy, but they definitely are a good weather vane to see which way the winds are blowing.

So, without further ado (and because I really only know like, three winners on this whole list and I wanna know who won), here are the winners: (more…)


Oscars 2017: BFCA (Critics Choice) Nominations

We have our Critics Choice nominations. My general perception of them is — I usually like hearing their opinion, there are far too many categories, and they’re generally fairly helpful in seeing how the Oscars are gonna turn out. They always announce early, so they become the de facto signpost of where things are headed, more so than the Golden Globes, who are gonna announce next week.

Generally, BFCA gets most, if not all of the Best Picture nominees on their list. Last year, all they missed was Hidden Figures and had the rest. Typically they only miss one, if that. Which is pretty cool, especially since in recent years the Oscars have generally had solid taste.

Anyway, let’s get into it. The Critics Choice nominations for 2017: (more…)


Oscars 2016: BFCA Awards

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…)


Oscars 2016: BFCA Nominations

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…)


Oscars 2015: 21st BFCA Critics Choice Awards

The BFCA announced their winners last night. They like to announce just after Oscar nominations are out.

They don’t always match 100% with the Oscars, but they usually are a good prognosticator of one of two things: the film that is going to win Best Picture, or the film that everyone thinks should win Best Picture.

Otherwise there are a lot of awards, and they tend to be pretty populist throughout.

Here are your BFCA winners for 2015: (more…)