Category: 92nd Oscars (2019)

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: Post-Festival (September)

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

With Telluride, Toronto, and Venice in the rear view mirror, Oscar season has shifted to its final stretch before the critics awards. In this timeframe, we should learn more about the films no one has seen yet (The Irishman, Little Women, and 1917 specifically). Those three films could upend some of the conversation that’s come out of the festival circuit, namely the emergence of films like Waves, Jojo Rabbit, The Two Popes, Just Mercy, Marriage Story, and more. While our predictions have are now sitting on a better foundation of critical response, our selections have widened, with Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress becoming far more polarized than they had been previously. We have added one new category to the list: Cinematography

Click here to continue reading this article

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: August

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

Most categories are starting to coalesce, but we won’t know much for certain until after the late summer festivals of Telluride, Toronto, and Venice where most of this year’s Oscar contenders will either fly or falter. Matter of fact, these will be our final predictions before that trifecta of events. Venice is Aug. 28 through Sep. 7, Telluride is Aug. 30 through Sep. 2, and Toronto is Sep. 5 through 15. The three festivals overlap, but by the time our deadline arrives for September predictions, all three will be done and the true shape of this year’s Oscar competition will be known.

Click here to continue reading this article

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: Mid-Year (July)

We’re back for our mid-year look at the state of the Oscar race. While a lot of things are still rather fluid, a few titles continue to show up each month on our predictions list. This month we’re adding Best Visual Effects with two films, Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker both debuting with unified predictions. Little has changed this month, though Woman in the Window has been pushed to 2020, which removed it from a number of our predictions. Otherwise, it’s just a lot of hemming and hawing from prior months.

Click here to continue reading this article

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: June

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

For our second month of predictions, we look at how little has changed. With few films having been released to give us a glimpse into the fall, the only notable is that The Irishman may be delayed due to some last-minute de-aging effects. That could completely change our predictions. For now, however, we seem fairly unified on its inclusion, though not much agreement for many other films.

Click here to continue reading this article

Dates Set for 92nd Academy Awards

The Academy has set the timeline for this year’s Academy Awards as well as set the air dates for the 93rd and 94th Oscars. The announcement is below.

THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE OSCARS® 2022 DATE

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC today announced the 2022 Oscars® show date and confirmed the 2021 date. Upcoming Oscars show dates are as follows:

92nd Oscars – Sunday, February 9, 2020
93rd Oscars – Sunday, February 28, 2021
94th Oscars – Sunday, February 27, 2022

Timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays will keep the 2021 and 2022 dates on the last Sunday in February. The Academy and ABC continue to evaluate dates for future years.

The Oscars ceremony is broadcast live at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network and globally in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Academy key dates for the 2019/2020 awards season are:

Governors Awards – Sunday, October 27, 2019
Preliminary Voting Begins – Friday, December 6, 2019
Preliminary Voting Ends – Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Nominations Voting Begins – Thursday, January 2, 2020
Nominations Voting Ends – Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Oscar Nominations Announcement – Monday, January 13, 2020
Oscar Nominees Luncheon – Monday, January 27, 2020
Finals Voting Begins – Thursday, January 30, 2020
Finals Voting Ends – Tuesday, February 4, 2020
92nd Oscars – Sunday, February 9, 2020

As previously announced, the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards have moved to June 2020. Scientific and Technical Awards are given for technologies developed over a period of time and are not specific to a single awards year. Key dates are as follows:

Submissions open – Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Submission deadline – Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Similar technology open – Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Similar technology deadline – Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Awards presentation – Saturday, June 20, 2020

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

2019 Governors Awards Recipients Announced

When I first saw Geena Davis listed, I was curious, then I realized it was for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and it made perfrect sense. The other three are legends of Hollywood, David Lynch and Lena Wertmuller being giants of the directorial field and Wes Studi being an important contributor to the depiction of Native Americans on screen.

I believe this marks the first time a woman has been honored as a director with an honorary Oscar.

THE ACADEMY TO HONOR GEENA DAVIS, DAVID LYNCH, WES STUDI AND LINA WERTMÜLLER AT 2019 GOVERNORS AWARDS

Click here to continue reading this article

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions: The Beginning

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

As Spring turns into Summer, thoughts of next year’s Oscars start trickling into our subconscious thoughts. With our first predictions, it’s always interesting to see where everyone stands, where the early consensus is, and then compare later to the end results. Looking at only six categories (Picture, Directing, and the four acting awards), it’s interesting to note that six films make all four of our lists. Another fifteen appear on three. Out of a total of 35 potential nomination slots, that’s a surprisingly strong group of aligned predictions. We’ll see how things change over the months as we hope to have new predictions up every month through the end of the year, adding more categories as we go.

Click here to continue reading this article