People often forget that Alfred Hitchcock, in his prime, never won an Oscar. He was nominated 5 times for Best Director, but lost each time. Eventually he was awarded the honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy in 1968.
Awards, including Oscars, can sometimes feel like sporting events where people back a certain “team” and root for them from the moment that movie premieres to the ceremony at the dawn of spring.
This is why Leonardo DiCaprio’s lack of an Oscar has become an ever-growing concern for many people. People see him deliver exceptional performances almost bi-annually while he doesn’t reap any benefits. (more…)
Awards: Final Oscar Predictions 2013
Oh what a year! So many great films and an Oscar lineup that is a little bizarre at times. This has been one of the best years for movies in a long time. So as much of a hobby it is of mine to predict this kind of stuff, I will say don’t just go out and watch the award-winners. Watch all that was nominated and the films that were snubbed which wouldn’t have been any other year.Anyways, it has come down to this, I have predicted the Oscars for four years now and each year I’m understanding a little more of the Academy mannerisms (though I don’t think any will ever fully unlock that box.)
Awards: 2013 Final Golden Globe Predictions
Here are my predictions for the winners of the 2013 Golden Globes which airs tonight.
Best Motion Picture Drama: Lincoln
Potential Upset: Argo
Performance by an Actress in a Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Potential Upset: Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Performance by an Actor in a Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Potential Upset: Lewis is a Lock (more…)
Oscars: 2013 Nominations – Winners and Losers
Whoa! What happened? So, myself and a lot of the more “professional” Oscar predictors did a pretty mediocre job on their predictions, especially in the Best Director category. But I thought the nominations were more thought provoking than previous years. It shows that the Academy is a group of wildcards really.
So here is the list of winners and losers after the nominations were announced per category: (more…)
Oscars: 2013 Oscar Predictions – December
This will be the second to final Oscar Predictions before they are announced in January. But then we will be predicting winners. The Media 10 has also moved Oscar Predictions to their own page found at the top of the lefthand column.
At this moment in time, nothing is set in stone. Zero Dark Thirty has taken home many critic awards for Best Feature and there are stacks of positive reviews. Les Miserables, despite ovations and Academy-screening applause, is struggling with critics.
CRITICS DON’T VOTE FOR THE OSCARS. The Academy consists of film professionals, actors and other enthusiasts. SAG is one of the biggest indicators for the Academy since it consists of a good majority of actors. SAG can go to either Lincoln or Les Miserables. (more…)
Awards: Predicting the 2012 Golden Globe Nominees – How We Did
We did pretty good predicting the Golden Globe results, most categories had at least 3 successful predictions. How were your predictions? Look below to see how we did. Asterisks’ indicate a nominee in the category. (more…)
Awards: 2013 Golden Globe Predictions
Not many bloggers out there predict the annual Golden Globes. So I thought I’d give it a try. However, this time I didn’t predict the television portion of the award nominations, but I assume it’ll be nearly the same as the Emmys.
One thing to remember when reading these is that they cannot be taken as a base to predict the Oscars. The HFPA has been infamous in nominating films just to get an audience to watch, you’ll see I predict The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for drama below above a bunch more predictable candidates. I did this because having such a popular film nominated could draw them a TV audience.
Two years back they nominated the critically panned The Tourist just so they could have Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie at their ceremony. They shaped up last year, but when predicting them you still have to find a balance.
So, here they are: