Oscar Nominations Announced on Tuesday January 23rd

The 90th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation on January 23.

The process will go out via global live stream on Oscars.com and Oscars.org, a satellite feed and local broadcasters.

The announcement will combine live presentations with pre-taped category introductions, which will be featured in the first half of the announcement.

At 5:22am Pacific Time the nominees will be announced in the following categories: cinematography, costume design, film editing, make-up and hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short film, live action short film, sound editing, sound mixing, and visual effects.

At 5:38:30am Pacific Time, the nominees will be announced in the following categories: actor in a leading role, actor in a supporting role, actress in a leading role, actress in a supporting role, animated feature film, directing, documentary feature, documentary short subject, foreign language film, original song, best picture, adapted screenplay and original screenplay.

The 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4.

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Critics’ Choice Awards Winners


The Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association on Thursday night. They could be a preview of the Academy Awards. These Critics’ Choice have a reputation as one of the importanct awards to win leading up to the Oscars. The 300 plus members of the BFCA have chosen 13 of the last 22 Best Picture Oscar winners. They also chose 17 eventual academy winners for Best Directot and 15 Best Actor, 12 Best Actress, 12 Supporting Actor and 15 Supporting Actress winners.

The Critics’ Choice Awards categories have six nominees, giving them a better channce at picking eventual Oscar winners.

The Shape of Water led the charge whith four awards, including Picture and Best Director (Guillermo del Toro). The Golden Globe pick for Best Drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won Best Ensemble at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won both the Globe and the Critics’ Choice and greatly increasing their Oscar odds. Lady Bird had 8 nominations, but was completely shut out of any wins.

Full list of film winners:

BEST PICTURE
The Shape of Water

BEST ACTOR
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water

BEST EDITING
(TIE)
Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver
Lee Smith, Dunkirk

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
Darkest Hour

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Wonder Woman

BEST COMEDY
The Big Sick

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
Get Out

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
In The Fade

BEST SONG
“Remember Me” from Coco

BEST SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Cinema Audio Society Nominees

The Cinema Audio Society announced their nominees for the 54th annual CAS Awards. They celebrate outstanding achievement in film and TV sound mixing. The awards will be presented February 24th.

List of film nominees:

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION

Baby Driver
Production Mixer – Mary H. Ellis, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Julian Slater, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Tim Cavagin
Scoring Mixer – Gareth Cousins, CAS
ADR Mixer – Mark Appleby
Foley Mixer – Glen Gathard

Dunkirk
Production Mixer – Mark Weingarten, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Gregg Landaker
Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rizzo, CAS
Scoring Mixer – Alan Meyerson, CAS
ADR Mixer – Thomas J. O’Connell
Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Production Mixer – Stuart Wilson, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – David Parker
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer – Ren Klyce
Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy
ADR Mixer – Doc Kane, CAS
Foley Mixer – Frank Rinella

The Shape of Water
Production Mixer – Glen Gauthier
Re-recording Mixer – Christian T. Cooke, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Brad Zoern, CAS
Scoring Mixer – Peter Cobbin
ADR Mixer – Chris Navarro, CAS
Foley Mixer – Peter Persaud, CAS

Wonder Woman
Production Mixer – Chris Munro, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Chris Burdon
Re-recording Mixer – Gilbert Lake, CAS
Scoring Mixer – Alan Meyerson, CAS
ADR Mixer – Nick Kray
Foley Mixer – Glen Gathard

MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED

Cars 3
Original Dialogue Mixer – Doc Kane, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Tom Meyers
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer – Nathan Nance
Scoring Mixer – David Boucher
Foley Mixer – Blake Collins

Coco
Original Dialogue Mixer – Vince Caro
Re-recording Mixer – Christopher Boyes
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick
Scoring Mixer – Joel Iwataki
Foley Mixer – Blake Collins

Despicable Me 3
Original Dialogue Mixer – Carlos Sotolongo
Re-recording Mixer – Randy Thom, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Tim Nielson
Re-recording Mixer – Brandon Proctor
Scoring Mixer – Greg Hayes
Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis

Ferdinand
Original Dialogue Mixer – Bill Higley, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Randy Thom, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Lora Hirschberg
Re-recording Mixer – Leff Lefferts
Scoring Mixer – Shawn Murphy
Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis

The Lego Batman Movie
Original Dialogue Mixer – Jason Oliver
Re-recording Mixer – Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer – Gregg Landaker
Re-recording Mixer – Wayne Pashley
Scoring Mixer – Stephen Lipson
Foley Mixer – Lisa Simpson

MOTION PICTURE—DOCUMENTARY

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Production Mixer – Gabriel Monts
Re-recording Mixer – Kent Sparling
Re-recording Mixer – Gary Rizzo, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Zach Martin
Scoring Mixer – Jeff Beal
Foley Mixer – Jason Butler

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
Re-recording Mixer – Tim Cavagin
Re-recording Mixer – William Miller
ADR Mixer – Adam Mendez, CAS

Gaga: Five Feet Two
Re-recording Mixer – Jonathan Wales, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Jason Dotts

Jane
Production Mixer – Lee Smith
Re-recording Mixer – David E. Fluhr, CAS
Re-recording Mixer – Warren Shaw
Scoring Mixer – Derek Lee
ADR Mixer – Chris Navarro, CAS
Foley Mixer – Ryan Maguire

Long Strange Trip
Production Mixer – David Silberberg
Re-recording Mixer – Bob Chefalas
Re-recording Mixer – Jacob Ribicoff

The Shape of Water Leads BAFTA Nominations

The British Academy Film Awards announced their nominations on Tuesday. BAFTA nominations have been a good precursor to how Oscar nominations might go. Can’t say the same for the winners.

Unlike the Oscars, BAFTA has 5 nominees for Best Picture. It’s a good way to see which films have the strongest support. Most likely your Best Picture winner is in the BAFTA Best Film list of nominees Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The last time Best Picture was not on the BAFTA list was 2004 with Million Dollar Baby. The winners haven’t matched since 12 Years a Slave won both the BAFTA and Best Picture at the Oscars in 2013.

The Shape of Water leads with 12 nominations. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards follow with 9 nominations.

The winners will be announced on February 18th.

Full list of BAFTA nominees:

Best film
Call Me by Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding British film
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
The Ghoul – Gareth Tunley (writer/director/producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (producers)
I Am Not a Witch – Rungano Nyoni (writer/director), Emily Morgan (Producer)
Jawbone – Johnny Harris (writer/producer), Thomas Napper (director)
Kingdom of Us – Lucy Cohen (director)
Lady Macbeth – Alice Birch (writer), William Oldroyd (director), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (producer)

Best film not in the English language
Elle
First They Killed My Father
The Handmaiden
Loveless
The Salesman

Best documentary
City of Ghosts
I Am Not Your Negro
Icarus
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jane

Best animated film
Coco
Loving Vincent
My Life as a Courgette

Best director
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best original screenplay
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best adapted screenplay
Call Me by Your Name
The Death of Stalin
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Molly’s Game
Paddington 2

Best actress
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best supporting actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Kristin Scott Thomas, Darkest Hour
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best supporting actor
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best original music
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best editing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best production design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Best costume design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best make up & hair
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Victoria & Abdul
Wonder

Best sound
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best special visual effects
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best British short animation
Have Heart
Mamoon
Poles Apart

Best British short film
Aamir
Cowboy Dave
A Drowning Man
Work
Wren Boys

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)
Daniel Kaluuya
Florence Pugh
Josh O’Connor
Tessa Thompson
Timothée Chalamet

Did the Golden Globes Make Three Billboards the Oscar Frontrunner?

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was awarded four Golden Globes Sunday night, including best picture, drama. Twitter immediately exclaimed that Three Billboards was the Oscar frontrunner. Everyone needs to hold on. The HFPA is a group of 90 people who vote on the Globes. That’s a big difference from the 8,000 or so that vote for Oscars.

What it can do is make the Oscar voters take more notice. They currently have their ballots that are due January 13th. They may now take the time to watch their Three Billboards screener if they haven’t already and possibly consider it a little more.

The show itself was a rallying cry for women, acceptance and #metoo. The shows theme was a little too much man hating, but it’s hard to defend what has happened over the past year.

Three Billboards fit into this narrative. It is about compassion, race relations and reconciliation. The other winners including the Screenplay for The Shape of Water is about empathy for others who are different. I, Tonya is about class separation and the media in sports. It all fits the current zeitgeist that is in the air.

The Globes somewhat shared the wealth, even awarding The Greatest Showman for original song. They did shut out Call me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post and Get Out. Not winning here slows down their Oscar momentum just a bit.

The winners had their Oscar speech auditions. Some of which may get them some extra votes. The barbs against no women director nominees by Natalie Portman and Barbara Streisand may help Greta Gerwig and Dee Reese get an Oscar nom.

The Golden Globes can impact the awards race different ways than who won. As Variety points out, It’s a soapbox, an audition, a trial run, all in one.

75th Golden Globe Winners

Follow along here with live Golden Globe winner updates.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Three Billboards

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Lady Bird

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Francis McDormand, Three Billboards

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Three Billboards, Martin McDonagh

Best Foreign Language Film
In the Fade (Germany, France)

Best Animated Feature Film
Coco

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“This Is Me”, The Greatest Showman

Do The Golden Globes Change the Oscar Race?

The 75th Golden Globes ceremony is tonight and offers a bit of a preview of what can win at the Academy Awards. One thing to note is that we are 2 days into voting for Oscar nominations. Anyone who has already voted will obviously not be affected by tonight’s outcome, but the rest could be swayed. The Globes have separate awards for comedy and drama, doubling its chances of choosing the Best Picture Oscar winner.

Last year Moonlight was awarded Best Drama and went on to win the Oscar. Casey Affleck won the Globe for Manchester by the Sea and Emma Stone did won the Actress Globe for La La Land. They both went on to win the Oscar.

Keep in mind that Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who vote on the Globes, is a group of 90 people while the academy is made up of 7,000 plus voters. The HFPA votes using the popular vote while the Oscars use a preferential ballot for Best Picture. Both could produce separate outcomes. If anything it will tell us which films and performances have support. Especially in a year when we don’t have a clear frontrunner.

The acceptance speeches tonight, could make or break an actors Oscar chances. The Academy votes for who they like, plain and simple. When Sally Fields said “you like me, you really like me” during her acceptance speech for her Oscar win, she wasn’t being conceited. She was seriously surprised that “they” liked her. That’s what it takes to win. Give a good down to earth, honest and emotional acceptance speech at the Globes and the Academy will like you, really like you.