The following year new producers followed a similar format of five people presenting to a new crop of five for the lead categories only. While all of them had working relationships with the nominees (like Michelle Pfeiffer for Jeff Bridges and Stanley Tucci for Meryl Streep), most of them were not Oscar winners.
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In 2006, Meryl Streep and director David Frankel scored box office gold – the greatest financial success of Streep’s career at that point – with “The Devil Wears Prada.” Given her affection for working alongside filmmakers on several occasions, it was a sure thing the paths of Streep and Frankel would cross again.
They reunited six years later with “Hope Springs” (2012), a genial, breezy comedy-drama that at last paired Streep with Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones. While hardly a smash hit, the picture, which found both stars in fine form, was warmly received by critics and audiences alike. No Oscar nominations, however.
Best Motion Picture of the Year
I haven’t decided. “Get Out,” over time, it stood up. “Get Out” is so spectacular. But the end makes no sense. It’s such a brilliant joke that it makes you not care that it makes no sense. There’s nothing in the algebra of the movie that makes that ending possible — no clues, no hints. In the end, it’s a deus ex machina, but the joke is so good I don’t care. They had a different ending: too dark, everyone hated it. It’s so brilliant to take a movie like that–like Frank Capra chopped off the first reel of “Lost Horizon.” I’m talking myself into voting for it now.
Of the other Best Picture nominees, “Dunkirk” has gone four for nine at these precursor prizes (casting directors, film editors, sound editors and visual effects wizards). It is in the running with the sound editors.
“Blade Runner 2049” won with both groups that held awards last weekend: the cinematographers and sound editors. It had previously prevailed with the art directors.
“Get Out” chalked
Instead, Vera Farmiga’s Dr. Emma Russell and her family – Kyle Chander’s Mark Russell and Millie Bobby Brown’s Madison Russell – will be the main family, with Bradley Whitford as Dr.
Rockwell has already won the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actor, and he is the predicted frontrunner at the Oscars. There are a few setbacks he could face that could prevent his win, though. To start, he is competing with a co-star in this category, Woody Harrelson. Harrelson is certainly playing the more sympathetic figure in the film and he could easily steal votes away from Rockwell. This leads into the broader point, which
Best Motion Picture of the Year
“Phantom Thread” being nominated was a surprise; it wasn’t predicted as being nominated by anyone. Its wide critical acclaim came too late to be immediately absorbed. So its nomination was due to strong word of mouth and the strength of the reviews that made people want to see it.
“Phantom” was brilliantly and inventively constructed and executed, full of surprises, difficult to pin down. It pushed the envelope while retaining traditional elements that can appeal to a wide audience. It deserves to win.
Probably “The Shape of Water” will win, which also has a lot of surprises in it, along with some pulpy elements, which maybe made it more accessible. “The Big Sick
This weekend, the BAFTAs confirmed the tight race between Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the biggest awards ceremony outside of North America, and seeing as Three Billboards is a film with a British director, it makes sense that it swept up here.
Winning major awards including Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay, the love for Three Billboards was strong. However, Guillermo Del Toro still grabbed the Best Director prize, and it looks like he will do the same at the Oscars.
A lot of the winners we see here are the ones we've seen before, but the biggest surprise here was Baby Driver's win for Best Film Editing.
Are you following the awards race and want to enter our Pick the Winners contest, but don't have time to see every nominated performance? We're breaking down the front-runners and underdogs to help you make accurate choices in any Oscar pool! Today we're giving you a rundown of the performances nominated for Best Actress.
The nominees are: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Previous Nominations: Mississippi Burning (Best Supporting Actress), Almost Famous (Best Supporting Actress), North Country (Best Supporting Actress)
Previous Wins: Fargo (Best Actress)
We'll be honestly shocked if anyone other than McDormand takes home the Oscar for this category. Her performance as tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes is the centrepiece of this controversial film, and has already been recognized
“There are a few women who have inspired me, but the woman who has inspired me the most would have to be my own mother and my grandmother,” the actress, who is nominated for a Best Actress Oscar this year, tells People.
“Just talking about mothers makes you cry,” she adds, getting teary eyed. “This is very embarrassing, but yes, I’d have to say my mother.”
Hawkins was nominated for her second Academy Award for
Of Mike Leigh’s many great films, Happy-Go-Lucky is perhaps the one the has grown most in its potency. Though his films reward multiple viewings, here is one that has grown all the more meaningful as the world around us has become increasingly fraught with depressing news; the benefit of positivity is at once essential and ignored. The film is both a character study of its relentlessly gleeful protagonist Poppy, played to perfection by Sally Hawkins, and about how the world works against her optimistic state of being.
The pull to submit to anger and gloom weighs heavy on our times, and an outlook like Poppy’s can seem so very far away indeed.
Ten years on now, Happy-Go-Lucky feels prescient to the dire state of the world, as if we are becoming
While “Dunkirk” racked up nominations from 11 of the 13 guilds (it was also snubbed by the writers), “The Shape of Water” did it one better, with only the Visual Effects Society overlooking this fantasy film in its nominations. It won with three groups to date: the directors, producers and art directors. And it is in contention at all three of the upcoming awards.
“Blade Runner 2049” won with
Are you following the awards race and want to enter our Pick the Winners contest, but don't have time to see every nominated performance? We're breaking down the front-runners and underdogs to help you make accurate choices in any Oscar pool! Today we're giving you a rundown of the performances nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Previous Nominations: This is his first Oscar nomination
This race looks to be Rockwell's to lose. His performance as the racist loose-cannon Missouri cop Jason Dixon has already netted him the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, making him a tough contender to beat. What might sway voters is a
Oldman has been the Best Actor favorite all season long for his transformation into Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” The veteran character actor has only contended at the Oscars once before, losing his 2011 Best Actor bid for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” to Jean Dujardin who headlined the Best Picture champ “The Artist.”
McDormand is riveting as a mother struggling to accept her
Kaluuya wins "Rising Star"With only 13 days left until Oscar, the race in most of the marquee categories is sadly settled. BAFTA, held today in London, cemented the frontrunners honoring the exact same actors as the Critics Choice Awards, SAG, and Golden Globes. It's Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Janney for the Oscars. Engrave the statues now. That's just too much consensus for Oscar to overthrow though we're personally baffled that none of that quartet's strong (and arguably better) competitors managed to put up a fight. What's more it's the first time in history when there's been no variation whatsoever in the prizes despite none of that foursome winning any of the top critics awards (Nyfcc, Lafca, and Nsfc). Usually there's at least one 'we're-doing-our-own-thing' moment within the four categories in the televised precursors. Not this year. What happened to the tough battle we
Directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, Nick Searcy, and David Hewlett.
At a top-secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
The Shape of Water is a classic story: lonely girl meets lonely boy – the two fall in love – girl tries to free boy from evil corporation – boy eats the neighbour’s cat… you know, the usual.
Okay, so The Shape of Water isn’t your usual romance story. Though it does share a somewhat familiar drama/romance story progression, at least as far as its emotional cues are concerned, its style is something rarely (if ever) seen in the genre. A style that is one-hundred-and-ten percent Guillermo del Toro.
As would be expected from the man that created Pan’s Labyrinth,
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