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  1. The film that wins the Best Film isn't eligible for Top 10 Films.
  2. Due to the writers' and actors' strikes last few months, Primetime Emmy Awards have been rescheduled for January, 15th. This means that all the big TV awards will be given this winter -Emmys, Globes, Actors (SAG Awards) and CCA TV awards. While the usual winter slate has its own timeline, it is worth mentioning that for the ceremony that is due in January, Emmy eligibility period was between June 1st, 2022 and May 31st, 2023. The Primetime Emmy Awards - NOMINATIONS The Critics Choice Awards - NOMINATIONS A lot of great TV... Let's hope all these award-giving bodies do the good work this winter.
  3. Oh, I planned to open it later today. I saw CCA TV noms are out and Emmys are pushed for 2024, so it will be even more exciting this year to follow TV award season.
  4. Variety's Actors on Actors: Margot Robbie (“Barbie”) & Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”) Robert Downey Jr. (“Oppenheimer”) & Mark Ruffalo (“Poor Things”)
  5. Despite having zero chances to win, mescal was my favorite in his category last year. AFTERSUN is such an amazing movie, a true gem and he is sublime. *** MAY DECEMBER SPOILERS
  6. Personal favorite is SHAME reunion of Mulligan and Fassbender. One of the gravest sins of Academy in 2010s was not nominating both of them in their respective categories for that masterpiece. A lot of interesting pairings. Naturally, Barbenheimer couldn't have been avoided. Also interested in Bening and Moore. As always, will watch all Couple of omissions, but I suppose KOTF crowd will do THR Roundtables. *** In other news, MAY DECEMBER is finally available on Netflix. The first reactions are considerably more positive than the first Cannes reviews from May. Netflix has the usual Oscar bait in MAESTRO, but I wouldn't be surprised if MAY DECEMBER becomes their greatest hit of the Oscar season. Whoever is in charge, I do hope they won't make the same mistake like last year betting on the wrong horse. Portman and Moore know how to properly campaign and Melton could easily become the strong contender to challenge big names in his category.
  7. Variety's Actors on Actors 2023/2024 Lineup: Margot Robbie (“Barbie”) & Cillian Murphy (“Oppenheimer”) Robert Downey Jr. (“Oppenheimer”) & Mark Ruffalo (“Poor Things”) Emily Blunt (“Oppenheimer”) & Anne Hathaway (“Eileen”) Halle Bailey (“The Little Mermaid”, “The Color Purple”) & Rachel Zegler (“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”) Emma Stone (“Poor Things”) & Bradley Cooper (“Maestro”) Colman Domingo (“Rustin,” “The Color Purple”) & Jacob Elordi (“Priscilla,” “Saltburn”) Carey Mulligan (“Maestro”) & Michael Fassbender (“The Killer”) Jeffrey Wright (“American Fiction”) & Taraji P. Henson (“The Color Purple”) Greta Lee (“Past Lives”) & Andrew Scott (“All of Us Strangers”) Annette Bening (“Nyad”) & Julianne Moore (“May December”) Natalie Portman (“May December”) & Paul Mescal (“All of Us Strangers”) Alden Ehrenreich (“Fair Play,” “Oppenheimer”) & Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Holdovers”)
  8. The truth is she could have campaigned in Supporting Actress category. Having watched the movie, I can see the arguments for both ways. That said, I am glad she decided on campaigning in Lead. Sadly that is how it works these days. We have seen a lot of category frauds in the last years. I suppose the worst was 2016 with Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara having to campaign in Supporting. Mara even objected back then, but sadly, that is how this circus works. Lately, more and more actresses are willing to campaign their co-lead roles in Lead category. Michelle Williams did it last year for THE FABELMANS, Carey Mulligan and Lily Gladstone this year. I support that and I agree with you. Supporting Actor/Actress Oscar is not some consolation prize. For me, it is just linguistic thing, but I suppose you are right. No, televised awards always have separated Lead from Supporting performances. Movie festivals for example don't. But mostly Lead Actor/Actress win, although not necessarily. Cate Blanchett has won Volpi Cup at Venice for "I'm Not There" and that was Supporting Actress category at the Oscars. And, yeah... I have edited the opening post. When I'm wrong, I'm wrong
  9. @Annara Snow, if I remember correctly, we come from the same neck of the woods (unless you moved) so I am pretty much around that number too. That said, I expect this list to change, like always. Honestly, OPPENHEIMER is the movie of the year and I can see AMPAS going in that direction. Pair it with Best Director for Nolan, couple of tech nominations and perhaps Murphy and RDJ in acting categories and there is a winning package. That said, Scorsese made such a beautiful movie and we'll see how Academy reacts to it. They do like to nominate him, but when it comes to winning, not so much. I mean, THE IRISHMAN went 0 out of 10. In acting categories, Emma Stone is "leading the pack" in Best Actress category. She hasn't won Volpi Cup in Venice, but POOR THINGS won bigger award so that is what ultimately counts (just like we understand that Sandra Huller has better chance of being nominated for Cannes' awarded ANATOMY OF A FALL than Merve Dizdar who won Best Actress at Cannes). That said, Stone is already a winner and if we have learned anything from Blanchett v Yeoh last year, it is that it can be used incessantly against you during campaign months. So the big question for Stone will be whether Academy is ready to give Stone her second Oscar. I have watched ANATOMY OF A FALL and Sandra Huller is mesmerizing. As international actress, she will need the push from international bloc of Academy, and perhaps critics' push as well. The same can be said for Greta Lee, whose subdued performance is not the Academy's cup of tea. Mulligan and Benning ride on overdue narrative, but I doubt that will be enough for win... That leaves us with Lily Gladstone, whose borderline supporting performance has gained enough passion to carry her into the Oscar season. Which of the Michelles (Yeoh or Williams) will she prove to be this season, remains to be seen. She had a locked Oscar in Best Supporting Actress, but she decided to fight for the main prize. I respect that (from both her and Mulligan) but we'll see how it plays out. Sleeping giant in Best Actress category is Natalie Portman whose NETFLIX Todd Haynes movie, MAY DECEMBER may get her nominated. When it comes to Best Actor, we have the clash of the giants with Di Caprio, Cooper and Murphy. Di Caprio comes from Cannes with amazing reviews and I doubt there are many against giving him second Oscar. Cooper will have overdue narrative, with 9 Oscar nominations, 0wins (4 in acting categories). Murphy is the face of one of the most successful stories of the year, he is a beloved TV face and an amazing actor so we'll see. In Supporting categories, everything is open. Danielle Brooks got raves from screenings of THE COLOR PURPLE and I would be over the moon if she wins (I adored her in ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK). We can expect some big name to find its way to this category like Moore or Cruz, but I would adore if it would be Rosamund Pike for SALTBURN. As I hear, she delivered the goods with some epic one-liners. I watched that clip "Men are so lovely and dry"... GLORIOUS! For gentlemen, RDJ and Gosling ride on the fame of Barbenheimer, but I wouldn't be surprised if neither wins, despite strong cases for winning. On the rise is Charles Melton and a lot of people who have seen MAY DECEMER want him nominated. Also, De Niro is never to be ignored as well as Ruffalo. Later today, when they finish announcing the winners, I will post the winners of NYFCC.
  10. Another year, another Film Awards Season... And once again, brought to you by none other 2023 was an incredibly difficult year for industry. We have faced two guild strikes - screenwriters and actors, both ending in the past few months, but not without disrupting the industry for a while. This has also affected the beginning of fall season, when the most of Oscar contenders are being released. This year, award season begins in New York on November, 30th when New York Film Critics Circuit will award their favorite movies and ending in March, 10 with Academy Awards. This year had a great range of rather interesting movies from Barbenheimer phenomenon to Martin Scorsese and Yorgos Lanthimos' newest flicks. Per usual, the award season will give us clues at which movies will become true contenders for most coveted movie award - Oscar. This year, the award season will look like this and these will be the award shows that I will post about here: And now - a little bit about contenders. The Oscar buzz has been strong for some movies and we will see how things will play out. Here is the list of 10 most likely Oscar winners in major categories per Gold Derby website (their current standings, likely to change to a degree in the next three months) That's all folks! Hope to enjoy this season with some great cinema and nice conversation... As always, it is a pleasure VARIETY'S ACTORS ON ACTORS (Post updated as the episodes are released on YouTube)
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