Awards season is unfolding a little later than usual this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shifting the windows for qualifying films into early 2021. That’s why movies like Nomadland and Minari, which you’ve seen pop up on various lists naming the Top 10 Films of 2020, aren’t getting wide theatrical releases until February. But the 30th Gotham Awards winners have just been announced, kicking off a season of accolades for the best films from last year. Who walked away with the big prizes? Get the full list of 2021 Gotham Awards winners below. Read More »
Believe it or not, a woman has never been nominated for Best Actress and Best Picture (via being a producer) in the same exact year. That very well might be about to change, though – with Nomadland. Star Frances McDormand is also a producer on the Chloé Zhao-directed flick, and almost everyone who tracks the Oscars seems to think she’s a shoo-in for Best Actress and that the film will surely get a Best Picture nod.
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made a controversial decision about which categories A24’s new family drama Minari will be allowed to compete in for the 2021 Golden Globes. Though studios are allowed to choose which categories that their films are submitted for, the 89 journalists from around the world are the ones who choose whether or not to accept them. Unfortunately, they’ve decided that since Minari is primarily in Korean, it will not be allowed to compete in either of the regular Best Picture categories and will only be accepted in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Read More »
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has been in the works for many years, but tourists and cinephiles are going to have to wait a few more months for it to finally open in Los Angeles.
Today, the Academy announced that the museum, which was most recently slated to open in April 2021, will now open its doors in September 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the details below. Read More »
Today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced that writer/director/producer Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, The Knick) will be one of three producers of the 93rd Academy Awards. This will mark Soderbergh’s first time ever producing the awards ceremony, which will be taking place in April of next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »
After the 2020 Emmys ceremony went virtual this year due to COVID-19, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will still be felt when the 2021 Emmys come around next fall. The Television Academy has instituted some rule changes for next year’s awards, and along with some standard housekeeping and restructuring, they’ve changed the rules for consideration for TV movies since so many movies intended for theaters ended up being released on television instead. Plus, they’ve also added a category for stunt performers. You can find out about this and all the recent 2021 Emmys rules changes below. Read More »
A few months ago, the 72nd Primetime Emmys ceremony went virtual with television’s biggest stars and creators checking into the live broadcast virtually from their homes and various locations. But when the 93rd Academy Awards come around in April next year, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences won’t be making the ceremony virtual. A representative from the Academy and hosting network ABC stated: “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen.” Read More »
Netflix has been gunning for the Best Picture Academy Award for years, funneling lots of money and resources into the dream of standing on stage at the Dolby Theatre and accepting the top prize of the film world. We’re obviously in the middle of a very strange film year and what is shaping up to be a strange awards season, but it could end up working out in Netflix’s favor. The streamer not only has several chances to win Best Picture, but it also has a chance to break an Oscars record that’s been held since 1937. Read More »
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The 63rd annual Grammy Award nominations were unveiled this morning, and since the music industry’s biggest award show is on a different timetable than awards shows like the Oscars or the Emmys, it can often feel like the Grammys are extremely far behind when it comes to pop culture. Case in point: composer Hildur Guðnadóttir‘s Oscar-winning score for Joker, which was initially released over a year ago, is nominated in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category.
But there are still a few surprises here, so let’s take a quick look at some of the movie or movie-related projects that earned 2021 Grammy nominations. Read More »
Impetigore, a wild, gory horror movie from Joko Anwar, director of Satan’s Slaves, could be headed to the Oscars. Anwar himself announced on social media that the film, which is streaming exclusively on Shudder, is Indonesia’s official submission for the 93rd Academy Awards. Does that mean it will get nominated? No. In fact, I can’t imagine the Academy giving the film a fair shot. But it’s still wonderful to know that such a bold, original genre pic is being submitted. Read More »