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Awards Season Roundup
Mallory H. |
March 5, 2014 12:23 PMReply
The Oscars were pretty exciting this year. Still got that Oscar fever? Check out more fun Oscars stuff here.
March 4, 2014 5:51 PMReply
What happened to the predictions article? I thought it was well done!(Only three wrong and still very close on the others based on the ranking...)
J. McLain |
March 3, 2014 12:04 AMReply
Sandra Bullock should have won HANDS DOWN! What she endured & suffered through in the making of Gravity doesn't even come close to the other women. I'm NOT happy!
March 4, 2014 11:18 AM
I totally agree with you! Sandra deserves the award!!
February 25, 2014 2:53 AMReply
"I don't think any other actress could have pulled off Bullock's precise athletic dramatic feat."Is Thompson serious? what a laugh."(who has artfully dodged the now fading Woody Allen controversy)"Is that necessary, especially given that, like you said, is HAS faded?Keep it classy woman.Thompson's Gravity bias is stanking all over.
February 24, 2014 11:33 AMReply
I can't tell what the predictions are. It's just a list of the nominations... Am I missing something? How do we see what the predictions are?
February 24, 2014 9:09 PM
They are in order.
February 19, 2014 11:20 AMReply
@fans of HER: A lot of movies with one-word titles have won Best Picture over the years (WINGS, CIMARRON, REBECCA, HAMLET, OLIVER!, PATTON, ROCKY, PLATOON, TITANIC, CHICAGO, CRASH, etc.), including two with only four letters, GIGI and ARGO, but none--I repeat, NONE--with only three letters. However, one-word titles have never won two years in a row, so since ARGO won last year, GRAVITY will not win this year. Look for SLAVE or HUSTLE to win.
February 18, 2014 9:58 PMReply
Cate Blanchett has won NYFC, LAFC, NSFC, majority of regional awards for Best Actress, the Golden Globe, BFCA, SAG and now BAFTA. No Best Actress has ever gotten this far to lose the Oscar. She has won more awards than any other nominee in all categories this season. The BAFTA voting was also at the height of Farrow-gate. Yet Blanchett still trump BAFTA darling Judi Dench.
February 25, 2014 2:55 AM
Well noted actually.
February 18, 2014 4:44 PMReply
Nothing, absolutely nothing, looks worse than giving Best Picture to a movie that awards organization obivously doesn't like that much, but is affraid not to award. That's cowardice and cowardice never looks good. 12YS Best Picture wins are really starting to look ridiculous for that reason, since it isn't winning much else, while its nearest competitor is clobbering it. This pattern has been obvious from Golden Globes to BAFTA - they like Gravity more but are affraid not to award "important" movie, espeically since the one they like is sci fi, a genre that never won Oscar for Best Picture.Every year is going to have an important movie or two and quirky feel-gooder or two. And if there's a very strong sci fi, it'll be, once again, passed on in favor of what has been awarded before. AMPAS awarded race issue with Crash, so it isn't like 12YS is due for a win for this particular important issue. I say this is the year when AMPAS should finally break the barrier between themselves and sci fi and award sci fi. They obviously like Gravity very much. Grow balls and do what GG and BAFTA had no courage to do - award the movie you like, don't give in to blackmail that boils down to "if you don't vote 12YS you're racist". You are not racist. It's your right to like it less and therefore put it lower on your ballot. Sci fi is one of the most lucrative genres, whose boxoffice allows studios to make those important and quirky movies that, sadly, always bust sci fi's hopes of winning best Picture. There are many masterpieces in this genre including Gravity. Voting Gravity the Best Picture will not bring shame in the long run. Quite the contrary, it can revigorate AMPAS that's been critized for having lost touch with general public.
February 18, 2014 4:22 PMReply
does it matter how they want to be perceived though- when the preferential ballot can produce an unintentional result? you didn't even mention that, and that seems to me like the most important factor here. isn't Gravity more likely to rack up those #2 and #3 votes needed to win in a close race? let's say people didn't pick Gravity or 12 Years as #1, then which of those two are they more likely to put ahead of the other? if they were using a normal weighted ballot i'd say 12 Years is more likely to prevail, but this preferential thing makes it a toss-up, doesn't it? i mean, the PGA showed that much
James S. |
February 18, 2014 3:38 PMReply
Or "won" an Oscar. Take your pick.
Wow! Here we are, 5 years later, STILL talking about how Kathryn Bigelow one an Oscar because she's a woman. And coming from a woman, no less. Shame, shame, Anne Thompson; you should know better.
February 18, 2014 4:52 PM
Anne's right because "make history by awarding a woman" was major part of her narrative that her campaign exloited it to the max. The other one was Battle of Ex's. So it isn't like she won on sheer superioroty of her work. Also, since Hurt Locker is comfortably sitting in Wal Mart's bargain bin for years now, I guess it wasn't all that. IMO, if a guy made that movie, nobody would care. IMO, best movie of that year was Inglorious Bastards. Also, Django Unchained >>>>>>>>>>>>> 12YS. Django had something new to say about slavery (Leo's monologue was Holy Smokes!) and told the old story (that Roots already covered much better than 12YS) in a fresh new risky way. Unlike Roots Digest.
Vashti Dolan |
February 10, 2014 11:57 AMReply
This year it's a tough call. I think American Hustle will win Best Picture even though I think there are movies way more deserving. I went and made all my Oscar picks at PredictAny highly recommend it. It's a free and fun way to make your Oscar predictions.
February 9, 2014 9:27 AMReply
I don't know how Spike Jonze missed out on a director nomination - Her was beyond well directed, and the editing superb (the beats from comedy, to drama, to existential commentary was seamless). And how in the world, did Joaquin Phoenix not get a best actor nom for a performance like that - the guy is a modern day Marlon Brando. Also, the cinematography was some of the best - this film should have gotten 9 or 10 noms easy, and easily blows away 12 yrs a slave and Wolf of Wall St with regards to writing, directing, editing. Her is the best picture of the year if the Academy had any sense. Hopefully it does.
January 25, 2014 7:34 AMReply
I think Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi should win. They were amazing in their roles. EXTREMELY FANTASTIC. And for people like Barkhad and Lupita, this may be their only chance to ever get nominated much less win anything. Look at Cuba Gooding Jr. How many black men and women ever really get nominated or win an Academy? Give these guys a break, will ya? All you people going on and on about Lawrence being superb and more natural are just completed blinded and biased by her. She's already won an Academy Award. And natural? Really? Her acting was okay but her accent drifted in and out and she just sounded strange at some points. Her performance didn't really move anyone. It wasn't awe-inspiring, it wasn't jaw dropping, it wasn't touching, it wasn't sad or melancholic...It was just good. Nothing to hoo-hah about. Did you guys SEE Lupita and Barkhad? Lupita was just TRAGIC, SAD, INSPIRING, MOVING, TOUCHING and so heart wrenching! And Barkhad Abdi was just so believable and natural and just amazing. This was from a guy who had NO acting experiences! In any case, films like American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street are just so god damned overrated, IMHO. They were about a bunch of degenerates who went around conning people and selling penny stocks for 200 of its original worth and just partying, drugs, booze, sex and glorifying all that shit up. They were entertaining stories, don't get me wrong, but are they necessary? Do they serve a higher purpose than just art and entertainment? No, they're fun to watch but you don't get anything out of them. They're not films like The Fighter or Dallas Buyers Club or 12 Years a Slave or Precious. They don't move the audience. They don't make you cry and do a little soul searching. They're just gool ol' fun entertainment.
ralph phillips |
January 28, 2014 12:39 AM
Cuba Gooding Jr took away a much deserved award from William H. Macy in Fargo. I would Barkhad Abdi based on this years noms but I thought all of the noms for 12 years a slave are undeserved. It was a decent story, but it wasn't great. There have been several black actors who have won in the last 10-15 years so its time to roll back the affirmitive actions votes.
Juha Tapani |
January 22, 2014 7:12 AMReply
"Gravity" for best movie, director, editing, music, special effects, actress and cinemaphotography. Will it win ...No.
January 20, 2014 8:26 AMReply
Why is everyone counting out "her"? That was one of the greatest films I have ever seen, 10 times better then 12 years a slave. It deserves this best picture award.
February 20, 2014 7:22 PM
In your dreams. Her was seriously boring and the writing for AI/Samantha was laughable.
January 16, 2014 3:13 PMReply
Congrats to Miss Jennifer for her nomination. Her character seemed so authentic and she once again showed that she can play characters that are extraordinarily complex. I'm very proud of her and I think she deserves her second Oscar. Lupita was amazing and deserves her nomination. Her acting is different from Jennifers. Lupita seems more theatrical and it reminded me of Anne Hathaway at times. I felt as though I was watching a play rather than a movie. Her movements seemed slightly forced and choreographed. Sometimes I think all the training and education can diminish the portrayl of a character. Jennifer would have my vote if I had the opportunity to do so. I also think she may win because American Hustle had such a brilliant cast, but I don't think any of the other nominees can pull off a winin their categories. Jennifer may get more votes to honor at least one of the actors from AH.I haven't seen all of the other movies. I love Julia Roberts and I think that she is fun to watch in most roles. I don't think this role was particularly Oscar worthy, but she will have more opportunites.
January 16, 2014 11:26 PM
I completely agree with you. Lupita's acting was a bit theatrical and I did looked choreographed, even thought I was still an amazing and heartbreaking performance. I hope Jennifer wins on Oscar night, but I wouldn't mind if Lupita takes the price home.
January 16, 2014 12:13 PMReply
You incorrectly state in your summary that Blue Jasmine got a BP nomination.
January 16, 2014 9:50 AMReply
As a South African I am glad the Mandela film is not nominated because it is pure crap. British-made capitalistic exploitation of our history. Naomie Harris was nothing but an embarrassment unto herself, Idris Elba tried hard but his performance is not award-winning material.
January 13, 2014 7:26 PMReply
fantasia better get a nomination
January 12, 2014 12:54 AMReply
I would like to see Fantasia get nominated for Best Original Song for In the Middle of the Night. That would be a good look for her and her career.
January 7, 2014 1:34 PMReply
Who can exceed Cate Blanchett? No one. Amy Adams is as appealing as cold toast and Way too old for the part she played...did they put baby powder all over her face to make her look younger...she looks ridiculous. Matt McC is perfect in Dallas Buyer's Club. As to 12 Years, if you read deeper you'll find that it was written by a ghostwriter, and to make the main character sound like a British aristocrat educated at Oxford is ridiculous. He may have been "educated" for the time but he was hardly the scholar they portray him to be. And just out of curiosity, got any "new" plots in Hollywood? Slavery. Been there done that. Greed is good. Been there done that. The Book Thief...Nazis...Been there done that.Gravity was the only thing that was original this year.
February 18, 2014 4:56 PM
Cate is great in Blue Jasmine but Anne's on the money that nobody could carry Gravity like Sandra. Sandra has incredible charisma on top of easily relatable everywomen charm and looks. Cate is fine in smaller movies like BJ but she could never carry something like this. Different type of presence.
January 23, 2014 7:52 AM
and GRAVITY stunk. nothing more than an action adventure film with amazing tech. work. have seen most of the scenes before.
January 11, 2014 12:58 PM
You clearly haven't seen August: Osage County. I thought Cate was phenomenal, but it's Meryl's best role to date. She was brilliant. She deserves it, as well as Julia. The entire film was brilliant, deserves a hell of a lot more nominations.
January 6, 2014 11:52 PMReply
'The Spectacular Now' deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. It was brilliant. Bummer that Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley aren't listed too!
January 5, 2014 2:11 PMReply
Leo among the top five, that's great to see. AMPAS, make this happen:-)
February 18, 2014 4:58 PM
Sucks he won't win this year (MM has it in the bag and he's also deserving) but WOWS proved the sky's the limit for Leo, so he'll surpass himself. I think he'll win for something that won't look like an Oscar thing but will blow eevryone away so much he'll fianlly become undeniable and steamroll the season all the way to Oscar gold.
January 3, 2014 10:08 AMReply
I've seen all of the possible candidates. If you haven't seen Philomena, go and see why Judi Dench deserves the Oscar.
January 2, 2014 6:17 PMReply
AMY ADAMS FOR BEST ACTRESS!!!!
February 25, 2014 3:00 AM
Adams was cringe-worthy most of the time. Besides, no one else is taking Best Actress.
January 5, 2014 12:33 PM
Nope...the Oscar will and should go to Cate Blanchett. Adams was good, not great. Jennifer Lawrence clearly outshined Adams hands down so, if Adams as the lead is outshined by Jennifer Lawrence in a supporting role, (granted, I pity any actress having to go up against Lawrence...the woman is a powerhouse) then Adams does not deserve the Oscar.
December 9, 2013 9:28 PMReply
How is Jennifer Lawrence the frontrunner for BSA when she has won 1 critics award and Lupita Nyong'o has now won FOUR? Also, I see August Osage County is being underestimated. Critics won't love it, actors will. The actors branch is going to push that thing over, trust me.
January 11, 2014 1:01 PM
I think Jennifer is a front runner again, because of the maturity she portrayed the role and she'll bring in viewers. Meryl and Julia are not contenders, but frontrunners. They were brilliant, the entire film was flawless.
December 24, 2013 10:27 AM
@Jasmine: Jennifer Lawrence is the frontrunner because Lawrence is phenomenol in American Hustle...read the reviews and they will explain in greater length about how Jennifer Lawrence steals the entire film.
December 8, 2013 8:36 PMReply
Gravity up for a cinematography award? When it was almost always a CG camera created by a VFX supervisor?
December 6, 2013 10:45 PMReply
Are your names in alphabetical order or in order of prediction? It will be interesting to see how the steam starts to roll in the next week with LA board of Review, GG and SAG noms.
December 5, 2013 7:54 PMReply
Pretty sure Jennifer Lawrence is a frontrunner for Best Supporting Actress.
December 4, 2013 11:40 PMReply
So I am guessing you haven't seen the best film of the year - 'The Book Thief' with the Best Actress performance by Sophie NÃ©lisse, Best Supporting Actress performance by Emily Watson and Best Supporting Actor performances by Geoffrey Rush & Nico Liersch.
November 7, 2013 11:29 PMReply
IÂ´m sure that Jake Gylenhall will be in an Oscar Contender, he is truly great in Prisoners.
Scott Brooks |
November 3, 2013 11:17 PMReply
What about the strong performances of the child performers, film, and supporting actors in "The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister and Pete"?
Anne Thompson |
October 30, 2013 12:32 AMReply
Why not? Because it's a romantic comedy from a woman writer-director starring two actors usually associated with television?
November 18, 2013 5:31 PM
also seems like a reasonable thought process when trying to predict the academy's behaviour.
October 29, 2013 8:53 PMReply
Enough Said is not an Oscar contender. Guarantee it.
October 24, 2013 6:14 PMReply
Swap out Emma Thompson and Judi Dench for JLD (long shot, for sure) and Brie Larson (not enough people have seen this gem). The Academy loves great British dames and stories that purports the magic of Hollywood.
Anne Thompson |
October 24, 2013 12:48 PMReply
Yes, "Fruitvale Station" and "American Hustle" are categorizing themselves as original screenplays even though they are based on the lives of real people. They are not adapting published memoirs.
November 18, 2013 5:29 PM
October 24, 2013 5:49 AMReply
Why are Fruitvale and Hustle listed at Adapted? What were they adapted from? And, being only "inspired" by a newspaper article, isn't the jury out on the category designation for Butler? Isn't TWC going for Original? And where is Dallas Buyers Club for screenplay, even as a long-shot? And, newsflash, Philomena is getting nominated for Adapted Screenplay. Either I didn't get the memo, or this is a hot mess.
October 24, 2013 12:32 AMReply
"Gravity" as frontrunner for Costume Design? I think that must be a mistake. Nothing wrong in "Gravity"'s costumes but I mean, there are only three versions; two kinds of space suits and Bullock's underwears.
October 19, 2013 8:56 PMReply
I sugest you for the best foreign film "The Child Position"
January 23, 2014 7:57 AM
CHILD'S POSE ????
October 17, 2013 8:37 AMReply
Why isn't Amy Adams for "American Hustle" in the contenders?
October 15, 2013 7:04 PMReply
I'd love to see Harris Savides at least get a Golden Globe nod for Bling Ring. But thats just me.
October 14, 2013 2:06 PMReply
How the hell do you consider Nebraska such a frontrunner? The reviews aren't the same as sideways and the descendants. It's not going to make much money and doesnt seem too audience friendly. Yes it will probably be a good movie but it's not oscars and the reviews aren't strong enough. Especially not for director. I mean really. It's not even going to be nominated.
October 12, 2013 4:07 PMReply
I really liked how you put Brie Larson as a frontrunner for best actress. Too bad the academy has a boner for Cate Blanchett and will obviously give it to her.(In her defense she did a good job, just not as good as Brie)
Daniel Delago |
October 12, 2013 4:08 AMReply
It's pretentious to give Oscar predictions on films that haven't been seen by the public yet. This list is filled with commercial Hollywood fare and not many indies. Toronto Film Festival this year was flooded with too many Hollywood films. Keep your focus on independent films, Indiewire...
Joe H. |
October 11, 2013 7:50 PMReply
Lone Ranger a frontrunner for Cinematography?? haha who wrote this list?
A H |
January 13, 2014 12:21 PM
There is a big difference between Cinematography and Visual Effects which is what they put Lone Ranger in as a potential "contender"
October 24, 2013 2:20 PM
I couldn't agree more.
MATTHEW MCCORRECTAUGHEY |
September 28, 2013 5:43 AMReply
September 27, 2013 5:06 PMReply
So you're going with Juila Roberts in Lead huh? Even despite the Hollywood Film Awards nomination (yes I know they're bullshit) but it seems like she'll be pushed in Supporting?
September 26, 2013 6:49 PMReply
Cameron Diaz ! :D cheetah pet !rawr
September 21, 2013 9:52 PMReply
How is Disconnect, not on this list? It is by far, the best film I've seen all year and Jason Bateman's performance is definitely Oscar worthy.
September 11, 2013 10:26 AMReply
the film or the actor are not on this list, but 'All is Bright' should be up there and so should paul giamatti for the lead role.
September 10, 2013 4:28 PMReply
Brie Larson will not only be mom for an Oscar she will the Oscar for best actress
ELDON PERRY |
September 14, 2013 5:08 PM
is she that good ?i saw her in 'Rampart' and 'united states of tara'
September 9, 2013 3:51 PMReply
Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave.
September 9, 2013 10:54 AMReply
I think Anne should consider Marion Cotillard, she is fenomenal in the immigrant
Tom Brueggemann |
September 9, 2013 1:10 PM
Leyla - to my knowledge, The Immigrant hasn't been confirmed as a 2013 release - that could be why she isn't included. Films that appear at Cannes sometimes don't get released until the following year - Mud, for example, premiered at Cannes, didn't play at Toronto, did show at NY, then was released this year.
September 9, 2013 4:05 AMReply
Blue Jasmine is frontrunner for best picture ! WoW ! I mean no doubt that Cate Blanchet's performance is an absolute lock on the front and Woody Allen's screenplay but the movie man, I mean have you ever considered Before Midnight should instead be on Blue Jasmine's place or be the fifth frontrunner
September 8, 2013 8:54 PMReply
Where is Marion Cotillard for The Immigrant??? PLEASE ANNE THOMPSON CONSIDER MARION COTILLARD AND HER BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE!!!!!
September 8, 2013 6:20 PMReply
Before Midnight is a long shot? I'd put it as a frontrunner.
Michael Thomas |
September 1, 2013 2:28 PMReply
Never mind, I see it, how the hell do I delete?
September 13, 2013 2:38 PM
MichaelWhat did you see that is referenced here?
September 1, 2013 10:37 AMReply
It would be nice if you put the date you updated your prediction. It would also nice if you add like "screened" to the ones you put in other than "frontrunner" section, you know, so that we know you screened the film but didn't think it's a frontrunner.
Anne Thompson |
August 17, 2013 6:30 PMReply
At this stage when I have seen so few of the Oscar contenders, I am citing worthy candidates. Many things still must play out. As the year progresses and I see more films at the fall festivals and critics and Academy voters are more vocal and a consensus emerges, the list will change dramatically. Never count out Sony Pictures Classics or Harvey Weinstein. Both "Blue Jasmine" and "The Butler" are big hits and could wind up in strong positions at year's end, along with "Fruitvale Station." Now that "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is opening poorly, it will have a tough road. It could pick up critical support later in the year, which would drive Academy actors to watch screeners--assuming IFC sends them out. It's a beautifully made film with strong performances. But if it winds up tainted as a flop, that will hurt its actors' chances; I'm moving them out of the front runner slots.
August 17, 2013 6:09 PMReply
These kind of suck. Your frontrunners aren't frontrunners. Blue Jasmine won't be nominated and the Butler and Before midnight are questionable. Rooney Mara, Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwig, Michael B Jordan, Casey Affleck, Ethan Hawke and Madds Mikkelson will all not be nominated. MAYBE 1 of them will slip in and that maybe is only Michael B Jordan. A lot of the rest of these are also not very good.
Joe H |
October 11, 2013 9:02 PM
agreed, these predictions are pretty strange
August 2, 2013 10:48 PMReply
August 2, 2013 10:47 PMReply
My Predictions:Best Picture:Winner: The Secret Life of Walter MittyFruitvale StationLee Daniels' The ButlerInside Llewyn DavisSaving Mr. BanksThe Book ThiefLabor DayThe Wolf on Wall Street12 Years a SlaveAugust: Osage CountyBest Director:Winner: Ben Stiller - The Secret Life of Walter MittyMartin Scorsese - The Wolf on Wall StreetRyan Coogler - Fruitvale StationJason Reitman - Labor DaySteve McQueen - 12 Years a SlaveBest Actor:Winner: Geoffrey Rush - The Book Thief Forest Whitaker - Lee Daniels' The ButlerMichael B. Jordan - Fruitvale StationBruce Dern - NebraskaBenedict Cumberlatch - The Fifth EstateBest Actress: Winner: Kate Winslet - Labor DayNicole Kidman - Grace in MonacoSophie NÃ©lisse - The Book ThiefEmma Thompson - Saving Mr. BanksCate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
August 17, 2013 6:10 PM
Secret Life of Walter Mitty is NOT winning best picture and director, I can tell you that. It looks good, but still. Not Oscars.
LCA Film |
August 1, 2013 12:31 AMReply
Here is LCA Film's Best Picture Predictions:http://licacfilm.blogspot.com/2013/06/oscar-best-picture-predictions.htmlWe are rooting for 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and Gravity, but our predictions might tell a slightly different story...
July 12, 2013 8:30 PMReply
What about Mud?? Best movie I've seen in years!!
July 12, 2013 5:44 PMReply
What about "The Hunt" and Mads Mikkelsen!?
Gerard Kennelly |
December 24, 2013 12:17 PM
the GG and SAG nominations ignored his work in THE HUNT and his work on HANNIBAL
June 21, 2013 8:44 AMReply
Did "MUD" get left out of this completely???
June 11, 2013 9:26 PMReply
Oh god please be right about Before Midnight, if only film series deserves Oscar attention its this one. Linklater, Delpy and Hawke make the perfect trio.
June 6, 2013 11:17 PMReply
I'm getting an overwhelming amount of favoritism in this list. Horrible.
July 14, 2013 7:41 PM
Most of the films that will contend for this year's Oscars have not yet been seen. The only way to predict at this point is to look at lists of upcoming films and try to gauge just what the Academy will go for. At this time last year, I had The Dark Knight Rises receiving ten nominations for my own awards, not because I thought it was the best of the year, but because it was all I had seen that was worthy of mention. It isn't favoritism on Miss Thompson's part, just a lack of available choices.
June 9, 2013 12:55 PM
yeah, right. should try to be "less" obvs.