So here we are on the precipice of awards season and things are about to kick into high gear. New York critics will soon speak up, as will the “please-come-to-our-party” invitation winners from the National Board of Review. And we have one more category to speculate upon before we start officially locking in nominees and declaring others in real trouble of being overlooked. There has been a chicken-and-egg factor
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Last week, 18 animated features officially entered themselves into the Oscar race. How many of them will make the final cut BEFORE the final cut (aka the nominee list) is still left to be decided. It is the same with any awards category. Some films weed themselves out by being bad and then the prognosticators who play the game whittle down the rest until it’s time to get serious. And… Continue reading The Awards Line: The Race for Best Actor
October 29, 2011
Written by John Swetnam (who also wrote the upcoming found footage project Evidence), Category Six tells the fictional tale of a deadly tornado.
The title is a reference to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, which ranks the potential damage that can be done by hurricanes. Though the scale only
One set of categories that is closely looked at and scrutinized each year during awards season are those of the feminine variety. From here it is less about who ultimately comes out on top than how great the movie year was with strong roles for women. Two of the biggest hits of the year, Bridesmaids and The Help, focused almost entirely on their female… Continue reading The Awards Line: Educating Iron Ladies Into Gold
For some as we approach the winter months, thoughts inevitably turn to spring. For the select few of us willing to play the awards game, we cannot even make it to winter without speculating on which candidates will be running for the Oscars in the dead of the season. Those unfamiliar with the game should note that there are really only three seasons on our calendar… Continue reading The Awards Line: The Early Numbers on Best Picture