2018 Emmys Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

2018 Emmy Nominations

This fall will bring us the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost, live from the Microsoft Theater on September 17. But before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted award in television. This year is full of some standby favorites, as well as some exciting new players too.

Game of Thrones and Stranger Things came out with nods in the Outstanding Drama Series category along with The Handmaid’s Tale and Westworld, but didn’t land any of the Lead Actor or Lead Actress nods like the latter two shows (though they did get plenty in the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories). Plus, it was nice to see The Americans get some love for the show’s final season.

But the comedy category saw some wonderful additions, such as Bill Hader for Barry (which also got nominated as a series) and Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (which also got a series nomination), not to mention Ted Danson for The Good Place.

Check out the list of 2018 Emmy nominations below. Read More »

los angeles online film critics society mid-season nominees

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, which means outlets (like ourselves) will be publishing a flurry of “best of the year so far” lists and the awards circuit will start to gear up for Oscar season. And while some awards ceremonies are still catching up with last year’s winners, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (of which /Film’s Peter Sciretta is a member) has already released their nominees for their mid-season awards.

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black panther oscar

As soon as it hit theaters in February of this year, Black Panther started to earn Oscar buzz. Yes, it was six months too early to start talking about the 2019 Oscars when we had just finished arguing about how “safe” The Shape of Water was, but goddammit, Black Panther was that good. And while superhero movies haven’t had a great track record at the Academy Awards, the prestigious awards ceremony has been kinder to genre fare in recent years.

So what are the Black Panther Oscar chances? Well, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is here to weigh in, and he’s pretty optimistic.

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Black Panther

Could this be the beginning of Black Panther‘s road to the Oscars? Don’t dismiss the Marvel blockbuster, which walked away with five wins at the 44th Annual Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films awards on Wednesday.

Black Panther reigned over the 2018 Saturn Awards ceremony, earning more wins than last year’s genre favorites like Get Out, The Shape of WaterBlade Runner 2049, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi  — all of which scored a fair number of their own trophies.

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Tiffany Haddish Challenges Black Panther

Remember when the MTV Movie Awards used to be a big enough deal that they would air over the weekend and actually stir up excitement? Well, those days are long gone, because last night, which was a Monday, brought the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards to air. They came and went without much pomp and circumstance, but at the very least Black Panther came away with awards for Best Movie, Best Hero for Chadwick Boseman and Best Villain for Michael B. Jordan.

But before all that, 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards host Tiffany Haddish challenged Black Panther himself for the role of master of ceremonies at the pop culture awards celebration. On top of that, she also made quite the connection with Kylo Ren that she couldn’t help but get a little worked up about. Read More »

Nathan Fielder Hacking Emmy Nominations

Voting for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards begins in a couple days, and members of the television academy will determine which shows are worthy of nominations for one of the most prestigious awards given to talents from the small screen. One of those who is favored to get a nomination is Nathan Fielder and his comedy reality series Nathan for You, and the comedian wants to make sure he earns one fair and square.

Nathan Fielder has released a video revealing how the Emmy voting website can be exploited by hackers in order to ensure a certain show, actor, actress, etc. earns a nomination, and it’s all in an effort to show his fans exactly what they shouldn’t be doing to ensure Nathan for You gets an Emmy nod. This is 100% something that you should not attempt. Read More »

Golden Trailer Awards

Last night, the 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards were held at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, celebrating the best movie marketing of the year. And while Wonder Woman reigned supreme at last year’s ceremony, a trailer for Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther ended up taking home the top prize last night. Watch the winning trailer and get the full list of winners below.
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Bill Cosby Expelled

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership. The news comes on the heels of Cosby’s recent conviction on three counts of sexual assault. Polanski fled United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

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Barry Jenkins Best Picture Speech

It usually feels like a miracle when an Oscar winner gives a short and sweet acceptance speech. Hell, long Oscar acceptance speeches have become such a staple that 2018 Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel even created a whole new category for shortest acceptance speech. (Congratulations Mark Bridges.)

But there was one speech that we wish we could have heard more of: Barry Jenkins Best Picture speech that the director would have given after Moonlight‘s astonishing win at the 2017 Oscars. But we all know what happened that year. A fumbled envelope, an award incorrectly given to La La Land, the celebrity reaction picture of the century. Unfortunately, that insane mistake would end up overshadowing Moonlight‘s very important win, and a speech that would have had us all weeping. But now, you can finally hear the speech that Barry Jenkins meant to give.

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