The survival revenge drama “The Revevant” led all films with 12 nominations when the nominations were unveiled last week. “Mad Max Fury Road” was close behind with 10 nominations. Here is the complete list below:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
In just a few hours, the AMPAS will announce their nominees in all categories. As always we expect there will be plenty of surprises. It could be a big day for films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant, films that are expected to garner a lot of technical nominations. Here are our predictions for the nominees in the Best Picture category:
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
Bridge of Spies
Straight Outta Compton
Once again, the Hollywood Foreign Press has shook up the Oscar race. “Spotlight” was expected to be the big winner Sunday night, but instead, it goes home empty handed. Instead, the wilderness revenge drama “The Revenant” goes home with the three biggest awards of the night: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor. Wow!
As we know, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu was last year’s awards stud, winning the Oscar for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay. Could he do it again? Such an accomplishment would be mindboggling. No director has ever won back to back Best Pictures or Best Directors. It would…
The first awards show is set to broadcast on Sunday night and we’re excited for it. It will be the first time a film, actor, or actress can be rightfully considered a frontrunner for this year’s Academy Awards. And there are wide open races and question marks all over the place. For example, are Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson really the favorites, as all the pundits seem to think they are? Who has the edge in the Best Picture Musical/Comedy category, where The Big Short and The Martian go head to head? The winner there could be the de facto…
Oscar season is in full swing and what a fascinating race it’s been so far. Let’s take a look at how the early awards and nominations have broken down and what it means for the big picture.
The biggest surprise thus far has been the outpouring of love for Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller’s post-apocalyptic spectacle won Best Picture from the National Board of Review. Many people thought Mad Max would only garner support in the tech categories, but now it is a formidable player in the top categories as well. The NBR top ten list featured such…
Many times they get missed – some of the best performances of the year, perhaps in some cases, the very best performance of the year is snubbed for a nomination. It has been happening since the Academy was created and continues to happen to this day, each year it seems that someone gets left off the list. So here we go, here are the greatest performance NOT nominated for Best Actor.
Charles Chaplin in City Lights (1931)
Charles Chaplin in Modern Times (1936)
John Wayne in Red River (1948)
Humphrey Bogart in The Treasure of the…
Not a single nomination…not one. Yet these are great films more than worthy of a handful of nominations including Best Picture in some cases. So what happened we might ask…and do.
CITY LIGHTS (1931)…Chaplin’s greatest film. That ending is among the greatest scenes in movie history. The man created perfection with this one.
KING KONG (1933)…not even a nomination for special effects…not one. Shameful…
THE SEARCHERS (1956)…arguably the greatest western ever made…contains the best performance of John Wayne’s career, and this is John Ford’s best picture.
STAR 80 (1983)…Eric Roberts is chilling as Paul Snider…
It was the summer of 1975. Universal was about to alter the course of film releasing, but they could not have known. A twenty six year old director was about to become a household name, and the film he directed was about to become the highest grossing film of all time within a few short months.
Jaws was a phenomenon.
Based on the pulp novel by Peter Benchley, the film had gone over budget, and taken twice as long to shoot as initially decided. The director, Steven Spielberg, wanted to shoot on the ocean to give the film…
Though shooting finished two years ago, Ron Howards new film In the Heart of the Sea will not be in theaters until December, having been pushed back from its previously announced March 2015 release. That is of course, in the film world, in the Oscar world, a huge boost of confidence from the studio. It means that the studio believes the film has a shot at Oscar glory, that Howard has created a very unique film unlike anything he has ever made before and they believe in the film.
Let’s be clear, Ron Howard has won the Academy Award…