Category: Precursors

93rd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – September

Once again, we have no certainty that any of these awards or nominations will take place as anticipated.

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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93rd 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.

As the pandemic intensifies in the United States, theaters haven’t exhibited new wide release since March, leaving three months of barren wasteland. All of the below were previously scheduled in August, but are unlikely to be broadcast at this juncture.

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93rd 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.

NOTE: We already know the Academy’s calendar has changed dramatically, so that event will not go on as planned, nor has it been rescheduled. The others may also face similar struggles. This is a historical record of what was potentially going to happen had the pandemic not reared its head.

July

Nominations

Thursday, Jul. 23 – Grande Premio do Cinema Brasileiro (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)

Awards

Monday, Jul. 13 – Young Artists Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

Oscars

Wednesday, Jul. 8 – Sci-Tech Awards: Submissions Open (Unconfirmed)
Wednesday, Jul. 29 – Sci-Tech Awards: Submission Deadline (Unconfirmed)

93rd 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.

It should be noted that a lot of awards programs are suspending production for the foreseeable future. It is not certain if any or all of these will be postponed.

June

Nominations

Friday, Jun. 12 – Teen Choice Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)

Awards

Wednesday, Jun. 17 – MTV Movie Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Jun. 26 – Saturn Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

Oscar-Related

Saturday, Jun. 20 – Sci-Tech Awards (Official)

93rd 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.

Whether either of these events occur, these are what I show as potentially scheduled for May.

May

Awards

Sunday, May. 3 – German Film Awards (Lolas) (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, May. 22 – ASCAP (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

93rd 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.

That said, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused numerous events to postpone. I’m sure that the Italian Academy Awards will certainly be pushed off and I’m fairly certain CinemaCon was postponed.

APRIL

Nominations

Wednesday, Apr. 8 – ASCAP (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)

Awards

Friday, Apr. 3 – David di Donatello Awards (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Apr. 4 – CinemaCon (Awards) (Unconfirmed)

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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93rd Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – March

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: 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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Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 11

Precursor season officially came to an end on Saturday night when the Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out. Sunday night was the Oscars, meaning that most of what came in the week before was forgotten by this morning. As such, this article will be focused on which films came out of the precursors helped and hindered as we look at the entire season’s precursor winners and losers.

Before we get into that, let’s talk about what won and lost with the actual precursors. Starting with the big winners: The Farewell, which not only beat Jennifer Lopez in Supporting Actress at the Spirit Awards with Zhao Shuzhen’s surprise win, but it managed to surprise by winning Best Film as well. Uncut Gems was the other big winner with its three prizes from the Spirit Awards, including Oscar snubbee Adam Sandler. On the losers side, Marriage Story might have taken the previously announced Robert Altman Award as well as screenplay from the Spirit Awards, but as the sole Oscar Best Picture nominee on the Best Film list, its failure to secure that prize speaks to the film’s utter collapse during Oscar season with only star Laura Dern keeping the dream alive.

Another set of big losers this week were the nominees for the Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards. Although, these were predictably low-hanging fruit, Cats, A Madea Family Funeral, and Rambo: Last Blood were big losers with their eight nominations apiece. Other losers included Oscar nominees and winners Tom Hooper in Worst Directing, and actors James Franco, Matthew McConaughey, Sylvester Stallone, John Travolta, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Judi Dench.

Now, to the purpose of this week’s articles, a look at the winners and losers of precursor season/Oscar season 2019.

Big Winners

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