Nominations for the 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards are out! “The Shape of Water” leads all film nominations with 14. Due to ties, there are 7 nominees in Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories. Here are the 9 biggest categories: Best Picture The Big Sick Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour […]
“All the Money in the World” Ridley Scott made the stunning announcement on Nov. 8 that he was going re-shoot Kevin Spacey’s scenes in the film with Christopher Plummer in the role of J. Paul Getty instead… and still have the film open on Dec. 22. Well, he succeeded, as just a few days ago, […]
From 1943-1958, The Academy Awards was held in March. In ’59, the show moved to April. From ’73-’88 – the date went back and forth between the two months. And from 1989 to 2003, The Oscars settled for the last or second to last Sunday in March. It was in 2004, on Leap Day, February 29th, […]
“LA LA LAND” easily lands on my list of the best movies that were nominated for – but lost – the Best Picture Academy Award. Joining the dazzling musical are the following films (and no – “Star Wars” and “Citizen Kane” are NOT among this lineup): “TOY STORY 3” 2011 Oscars Lost To: “The King’s Speech” Also Nominated: “127 […]
Last year many people had a difficult time predicting which film would win the Best Picture Oscar. Some chose “The Revenant”, the recipient of the Best Drama Golden Globe and Best Film BAFTA. It also swept the Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Director (Alejandro G. Inarritu) categories throughout the entire awards season. Others sided […]
Each of this year’s five Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films stands-out in its own way, though not necessarily for good reasons. “Blind Vaysha” (Canada, 8 min.) – This is a fable, based on a short story, about a girl who sees the past out of one eye and the future out of the other – so she’s blind […]
Pixar animators Coats and Hamou-Lhadj made a non-Pixar animated short on their nights and weekends. Now, they’re nominated for an Academy Award. In this LCJ Q&A, they discuss “Borrowed Time” and getting ready for Oscar Sunday.