Category: 92nd Oscars (2019)

Precursor: 25th San Diego Critics Nominations (2020)

For the first time in a very long while, individual critics groups are starting to show a bit of inventiveness in their selections. Perhaps inventiveness isn’t the right word as most of what’s here has been mentioned elsewhere, but certain films seem to be doing better with some groups more than others. For instance, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7 have their best showing so far with the San Diego critics.

Nominations Tallies

(8) Sound of Metal
(7) The Trial of the Chicago 7
(5) First Cow, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Nomadland
(4) Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Mank, Tenet
(3) Black Bear, Minari, On the Rocks, Palm Springs, Pieces of a Woman, Promising Young Woman, The Father

The Nominations

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Precursor: 19th Columbus Critics Awards (2020)

Leave it to the already diverting Columbus critics to honor Promising Young Woman with its top award, recognizing the film’s greatness. Too bad they will likely be the only ones. Everything else was a fairly predictable slate of selections.

Awards Tallies

(3) Nomadland, Promising Young Woman
(2) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Minari, Sound of Metal

The Awards

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Precursor: 15th Oklahoma Critics Awards (2020)

Is Minari picking up steam going into the Oscars? It’s not certain, but its late swing through the precursors is certainly giving the film hope.

Award Tallies

(3) Nomadland, Soul
(2) Mank, Minari, Sound of Metal

The Awards

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Precursor: 19th Columbus Critics Nominations (2020)

Minari did incredibly well with the Columbus critics (formerly Central Ohio Film Critics), with a number of other consistently-appearing films in their ranks. Nothing particularly electrifying here.

Nominations Tallies

(10) Minari
(8) Sound of Metal
(7) Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7
(6) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman
(4) Da 5 Bloods, First Cow, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
(3) Shirley, Soul, The Assistant

The Nominations

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Precursor: 5th Chicago Independent Critics Awards (2020)

If you couldn’t see the near-sweep for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, then you weren’t paying attention. The film was beloved by this group, which gave the film a significant number of nominations and then they turned around and followed through. Not that it means much as they are most definitely the outlier.

Awards Tallies

(7) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
(3) Da 5 Bloods
(2) Nomadland, Soul, The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Awards

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Precursor: 5th Chicago Independent Critics Nominations (2020)

I’m not sure how much trust you can put in a group that makes Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey a 4th place finisher (in a tie with Nomadland and Da 5 Bloods) in the nominations count, but you have to respect their gumption. It’s a solid list hitting on many of the current contenders and giving broad, surprisingly overwhelming support to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Nominations Tallies

(9) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
(7) Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7
(6) Da 5 Bloods, The Father, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, Nomadland
(5) Promising Young Woman, Tenet
(4) Emma., Minari, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
(3) Soul

The Nominations

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2020 Oscar Nominations Predictions: November

More films have vacated 2020, so our lists seem to be getting narrower and narrower, but with plenty of Netflix titles instead. After the break, we’ll get into our predictions for this year’s Oscars.

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2020 Oscar Nominations Predictions: September

Our tradition was to issue our first predictions in May. The pandemic got in the way. Thus, our first predictions come in our normal post-festival spot with Venice and Toronto both in the rearview mirror. Looking at the top categories at the Oscars, we rely on pending releases to complete our selections, with many of them at risk of being delayed until 2021 like a number of other films have been. After the break, you’ll receive our first Oscar predictions of the year.

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Precursor: 73rd Bodil Awards (2019)

Not all information is available for these awards. These are the pieces of information I’ve been able to collect so far.

Award Tallies

(3) Queen of Hearts

The Awards

Best Danish Film

Queen of Hearts

Best Actor

Jesper Christensen – For frosten

Best Actress

Trine Dyrholm – Queen of Hearts

Best Supporting Actor

Gustav Lindh – Queen of Hearts

Best Supporting Actress

Sofie Torp – Ser du manen, Daniel

Best Documentary

Q’s Barbershop

Best American Film

Marriage Story

Best Non-American Film

Parasite

Arbejdernes Landsbank Talent Prize

Ulaa Salim – Danmarks sonner (director)

Danish Film Critics Association Data

First Awards: 1947 (73)

Precursor: 45th Cesar Awards (2019)

In spite of a rather pointed protest over Roman Polanski’s Best Directing win, the big winner of the night was not his film An Officer and a Spy, even though it took three awards, it was Best Picture winner Les Misérables, which took five.

Award Tallies

(5) Les Miserables
(3) La Belle Epoque, An Officer and a Spy
(2) I Lost My Body, Papicha

The Awards

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Precursor: 51st NAACP Image Awards (2019)

In spite of Harriet being among the Oscar nominees, Just Mercy, which was only loosely in the Oscar conversation this year outperformed every other film that had gotten more buzz to take a majority of the prizes.

Award Tallies

(4) Just Mercy
(2) Little, Us

The Nominations

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Precursor: 22nd Film Music Critics Nominations (2019)

The Academy gave the award to the composer of Joker. That composer instead won here for Chernobyl. Instead, celebrated composer John Williams took home three prizes for his Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker score. This group was more likely to recognize Williams for his last Star Wars score ever than the Academy was. That said, even when they could have selected Joker, they went with something else. All of the nominees in the Original Score category at the Oscars, except Joker and Marriage Story won a prize here.

Award Tallies

(3) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The Awards

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Precursor: 65th David di Dontello Awards (2020)

This organization selects only Italian productions, thus is no general precursor to the Oscars.

Award Tallies

(18) The Traitor
(15) The First King, Pinocchio
(11) Martin Eden
(9) 5 Is the Perfect Number
(6) Suspiria
(4) Bangla, The Dea Fortuna, The Mayor of Rita Sanita
(3) Memories?, The Paranza of Children

The Awards

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Precursor: 8th Canadian Screen Awards Nominations (2020)

This organization selects only Canadian productions, thus is no general precursor to the Oscars.

Award Tallies

(9) The Song of Names
(8) The Twentieth Century
(7) Antigone
(6) The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open
(5) And the Birds Rained Down, Goalie, Riot Girls
(4) American Woman, Anne at 13,000 ft., Disappearance at Clifton Hill, James vs His Future Self, White Lie
(3) Alexandre le Fou, Kuessipan, Run This Town, Sympathy for the Devil

The Nominations

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Precursor: 65th Filmfare Nominations & Awards (2019)

Not much to go on here since no American films are on the list and no Oscar contenders are, either.

Award Tallies

(13) Gully Boy
(3) Article 15, Uri: The Surgical Strike, War
(2) Kalank, Saand Ki Aankh, Sonchiriya, Tindey

Nominations Tallies

(19) Gully Boy
(11) Article 15, Sonchiriya, Uri: The Surgical Strike
(8) Kabir Singh, Kesari, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
(7) Kalank, War
(6) Judgementall Hai Kya, Mission Mangal, Saand Ki Aankh
(5) Chhichhore
(4) Badia, Photograph
(3) Bala, Bharat, Good Newwz, Mardaani 2, The Sky Is Pink, Super 30

The Awards

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