Category: Precursors

95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – August

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.
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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – July

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.
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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – June

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.

NOTE: Someone asked last month why I didn’t include Cannes last week in the precursors list. At the time, I said it was because I couldn’t get the dates of every festival I wanted to include, but as I’ve thought about that over the last month, I decided that I do unconfirmed dates with the guilds and critics groups, so why not festivals. Starting this month, I’m going to try and include that information as well.

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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – May

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.

MAY

Nothing currently scheduled

Precursor: 64th Grammy Awards (2021)

And with that, the 94th Oscar season is over. The Grammy Award nominations this year weren’t terribly instructive and the winners are even less so.

The Awards

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2020)

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

TIE:
The Queen’s Gambit (2020, TV)
Soul (2020)

Best Song Written for Visual Media

All Eyes on Me (Inside) (2021, TV)

Best Music Film

Summer of Soul (2021)

Grammy Awards Data

Year Founded: 1957
First Awards: 1958 (64)

Precursor: 26th Satellite Awards (2021)

If these had come out before the Oscars, we would have found them modestly interesting. However, after, they are just a footnote and also seem rather obvious.

AwardsTallies

(5) The Power of the Dog
(4) Dune
(3) tick, tick…BOOM!
(2) Belfast, Encanto

The Awards

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94th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – April

Precursors to the Academy Awards come in many different types and they can appear all year from festivals and national awards to critics groups and other organization. Each month, we’ll take a look at all of the upcoming events that could have some small impact on the Oscars so you can plan out what to keep an eye on.
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94th Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 17 (FINAL)

Now that Oscar season has come to an end, let’s look back at the winners and losers of this year’s precursor races.

Big Winners

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Precursor: 42nd Golden Raspberry Awards (2021)

If the Razzies were simply punching down, that’s one thing, but they’ve actively abdicated their take on the worst of the year by going for a filmed stage musical as their big winner. A film that’s not even Oscar eligible wins five awards while the Space Jam reboot also does poorly. The nominations were lame enough, but this just takes the cake.

Awards Tallies

(5) Diana the Musical
(3) Space Jam: A New Legacy

The Awards

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Precursor: 59th Publicists Guild Awards (2021)

There’s not much to say about these. The main award anyone is concerned with went exactly as expected.

The Awards

Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Motion Picture

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Precursor: 38th Casting Society Awards (2021)

Many expected results come out of this year’s Casting Society awards. Not much to see, really.

The Awards

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94th Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 16

As the precursor awards continue unabated until Oscar night, I’m going to be providing a weekly update highlighting the films that have won and lost momentum through the precursor awards (and in some cases other outside influences).

We’re down to the final awards of the year. Oscar voting ends on Tuesday, so what’s happened to that point will matter, not like the awards that come this week before the Oscars will change that.

But, before we get into this week’s winners and losers, let’s take a look at what’s coming up this week:

Final Week 17 (TUE-MON)

Tuesday, Mar. 22 – Academy Awards Voting Ends (Official)
Wednesday, Mar. 23 – Casting Society (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Mar. 25 – Publicists (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Mar. 26 – Razzies (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Mar. 27 – Academy Awards (94th) (Official)

Big Winners

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Precursor: 36th Society of Cinematographers Awards (2021)

The results were expected and should manifest themselves once again at the Oscars.

The Awards

Best Cinematography

Dune (Wesley, Tripp, RU:Peter)

Documentary

Faya Dayi (Wesley, Tripp, RU:Peter, RU:Thomas)

Spotlight Award

Pig (Peter, RU:Wesley, RU:Tripp)

American Society of Cinematographers Data

Year Founded: 1919
First Awards: 1986 (36)

Precursor: 74th Writers Guild Awards (2021)

One unexpected victory and one expected one. They didn’t really give us anything more to chew on than we had before. It wasn’t really an even competition because neither of the main Oscar contenders were eligible.

The Awards

Best Original Screenplay

Don’t Look Up (RU:Peter, RU:Tripp)

Best Adapted Screenplay

CODA (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Documentary Screenplay

Exposing Muybridge (Wesley, RU:Tripp)

Writers Guild of America Data

Year Founded: 1933
First Awards: 1948 (74)

Precursor: 33rd Producers Guild Awards (2021)

Leave it to the Producers Guild to screw up a generally deserving awards season. The Power of the Dog should have won Best Picture, but it lost out to the early festival fave CODA. Does this change the Oscar trajectory? Perhaps, but we’ll see how the preferential balloting handles this.

The Awards

Best Picture

CODA (RU:Wesley, RU:Peter)

Best Animated Feature

Encanto (Wesley, Peter, Thomas, RU:Tripp)

Best Documentary

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Producers Guild of America Data

Year Founded: 1950 Film; 1957 TV; 1962 Unified
First Awards: 1989 (33)