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…)
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…)
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…)
The BFCA announced their nominations today, and I’m really interested to see which way they go. They’re quietly one of the more helpful precursors out there.
They tend to also be somewhat populist, but you can see when they are. And you can also get a sense of what the sneaky contenders are going to be (or if there are going to be any. It’s hard to tell this year).
It’s very early in the game, so I’m curious to see how much their nominees fit with what seems to be the same group of films that are out there.
Here are your BFCA nominations for 2015: (more…)
The Critics Choice Awards were last night. Typically they’re a fairly good barometer for what’s going to win at the Oscars. You have to view it all in context, but they are very helpful.
Interesting that they waited to have the ceremony until the day Oscar nominations were announced, as if to plant the flag of, “We’re gonna be the one that sets the tone for the rest of the season.”
Anyway, here are your BFCA Award winners: (more…)
The Critics Choice nominations are out. At first glance, these don’t sound like anything important, but they’ve proven to be a sneaky relevant awards show. Actually more so than the Golden Globes.
Sometimes they’re populist, but overall, you can really see where the tastes lie, and you can sometimes pick up on what the sneaky choices are all around. I’ll get into it it as we go along.
Here are the 2014 Critics Choice nominations.