2020 WGA Awards Winners

With the Academy Awards coming next week, awards season is coming to a close. Even though it seems like there won’t be many surprises when the trophies are handed out, the 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners handed out this weekend would seem to indicate that there could still be some surprises when the major categories are handed out.

Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed Parasite came away with the award for Original Screenplay for the script written by the director himself and co-writer Han Jin Won. Meanwhile, the award for Adapted Screenplay went to Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit. That means these movies still have a chance at landing some Oscar gold next week.

Meanwhile, the television side of the 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners saw HBO take home a bunch of trophies. Watchmen, Barry, Succession, and Chernobyl all came away with wins in different categories. You can find out the full list of 2020 Writers Guild Awards winners below. Read More »

1917 interview actors

This weekend, the 31st Producer’s Guild Awards honored achievements in producing film and television from last year. This is one of the key awards that start to give us an idea of what movie is likely to take home Best Picture when the Oscars are handed out, so everyone was waiting to see what movie won The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the equivalent of Best Picture among the 2020 PGA Awards winners.

In a turn that was a little less surprising after its victory at the Golden Globes a couple weeks ago, Sam Mendes‘ war drama 1917 landed the top prize. But who walked away with awards for animated and documentary features, as well as all the television awards? Get the full list of 2020 PGA Awards winners below. Read More »

Succession season 3

We haven’t seen the last of the Roy family: HBO has officially renewed the Emmy-nominated Succession for a third season, which should land on the premium cable channel sometime in 2020. The news comes just two weeks after the drama’s second season premiere, which bodes well for HBO as the network continues to fill the hole that Game of Thrones left in its wake.
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2019 Emmy Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and you know what that means: it’s time to pick apart the selections and make our case for why some of our favorites didn’t make the cut. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ voting body has about 24,000 members, and their collective decisions gave us plenty of nominations to praise and scratch our heads about.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2019 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »

succession season 2 trailer

HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy-drama series is back for a second season, and there’s even more backstabbing and family betrayal than before. Succession season 2 picks up shortly after season 1’s dramatic season finale, with the Roy family struggling to maintain control of their media conglomerate empire. Watch the Succession season 2 trailer below.

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Succession Season 2 Trailer

When Game of Thrones ends in a few weeks, don’t let your HBO subscription lapse. Use it to finally watch Deadwood before it returns with that long-awaited finale movie. Use it to catch up on Big Little Lies in time for the new season. And most importantly, use it to learn that Succession is one the best new shows the network has made in ages and that the upcoming second season should be a massive event.

HBO’s underrated gem about the world’s wealthiest dysfunctional family returns this August and a new trailer makes it clear that this acid-tongued joyride through the murkiest depths of America’s One Percent hasn’t lost a step. Watch it below.

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2019 DGA Award Winners

Awards season has brought another key victory for the powerful Mexican drama Roma. Last night, the Director’s Guild of America handed out their 2019 awards, and Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film went to Alfonso Cuarón for his work behind the camera on the Netflix movie. After winning one of the 2019 DGA Awards, it’s practically a done deal that he’ll walk away with the Oscar for Best Director. But that wasn’t the only award handed out. Read More »

The Favourite Review

The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Get the full roster of the 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations below. Read More »

AFI awards 2018

The American Film Institute, the film school and film history organization famous for alumni like Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Terrence Malick, and David Lynch, has announced the honorees of this year’s AFI Awards. The organization voted on ten movies and ten television series that are “artistically significant” and represent “the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image”, and the winners include movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Eighth Grade, and shows like Atlanta and Barry. But they also honored a couple of surprises in each category, too. Read More »

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David, Devindra, Jeff, and Hoai-Tran Bui discuss The Meg’s PG-13 rating, the pleasures of Castle Rock, and the brilliance of HBO’s Succession. Be sure to read Hoai-Tran’s pieces about what Crazy Rich Asians gets right about Asian-American identity, and why it’s good that the film doesn’t try to break stereotypes. Also, check out Jason Concepcion’s piece on the anti-capitalist message of Succession.
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