Last night, gasps were heard in the Kodak theater as Morgan Freeman announced the name “Spotlight” after opening the envelope for Best Picture. It was arguably the biggest upset in Best Picture since Crash infamously beat Brokeback Mountain in 2006. Coming into the night, most pundits were backing “The Revenant,” while a few other seasoned prognosticators were favoring “The Big Short.” “The Revenant” had the most nominations and had recently won the BAFTA award as well as the Golden Globe for Best Picture drama. “The Big Short” won the Producer’s Guild Award, which had been 100% correct in predicting Best…
Here we go! For the eleventh year, we are doing our live Academy Awards blog. Last year was our best predictions year ever. We were an astounding 20 out of 24. It will be very hard to top it this year. Something tells us there are going to be a fair share of surprises tonight. So for our loyal audience, stay tuned as we track our predictions and offer thoughts on the big show. Starting now!!
5:33 – Whenever you watch these montages, aren’t you surprised how many movies actually came out in a particular year? It’s really pretty…
Here are Awards Frenzy’s final predictions in all categories. Last year’s we got 20 out of 24 correct. This year, we are aiming even higher. Tune in to our live blog starting at 5:30 PST on Sunday!
Best Picture – The Big Short
Best Director – George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Original Screenplay – Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big…
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…