Category: Precursors

Precursor: 38th Spirit Award Nominations (2022)

The Spirit Awards are the latest group out of the gate and they have declared Everything Everywhere All at Once the film they most like followed by Todd Field’s Tár. There isn’t much to see here. While some of these are certainly Oscar contenders, a lot of them aren’t. So, drawing any or many conclusions from this will be difficult other than the two nomination leaders are sure to be Oscar contenders alongside Women Talking.

Nominations Tallies

(8) Everything Everywhere All at Once
(7) Tár
(5) Aftersun
(4) Emily the Criminal, Palm Trees and Powerlines
(3) Bones and All, The Cathedral, The Inspection, Murina, Women Talking

The Nominations

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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – November

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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Precursor: 32nd Gotham Awards Nominations (2022)

While there are several names here that are Oscar contenders, a lot of them aren’t and that calls into question the purpose of these awards, especially since they only look at indie cinema and they don’t seem to examine late-year releases as often.

Nominations Tallies

(5) Tár
(4) Aftersun
(3) Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Inspection, Women Talking

The Nominations

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Precursor: 7th Critics Choice Documentary Nominations (2022)

The Critics Choice Documentary awards haven’t proven terribly instructive as a precursor, so we cover them as a perfunctory act rather than a necessary one.

Nominations Tallies

(7) Fire of Love
(6) Good Night Oppy
(5) Moonage Daydream, Navalny, Three Minutes: A Lengthening
(4) The Automat, The Janes
(3) The Beatles: Get Back, Cow, Descendant, George Carlin’s American Dream, Lucy and Desi, Nuisance Bear, Sidney, The Territory

The Nominations

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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – October

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 – September

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 – 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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