Category: 94th Oscars (2021)

94th Oscar Preview: Precursors Coverage Beginning This Week

Precursor season began with the Gotham Awards nominations back at the end of October. They want to be first out of the gate, but are always the lowest in matching capability due to their inability to see the full playing field. That said, their winners will be announced tonight. Since the National Board of Review isn’t announcing until December 8, we’ll start our coverage today. As is our custom, we’ll begin looking at the winners and losers next week, but this week, let’s take a look at some anniversaries this year as well as what’s coming out this week.

Week 1

Monday, Nov. 28 – Goya Awards (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Nov. 28 – Gotham Awards (Awards) (Official)
Tuesday, Nov. 29 – AARP (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Dec. 1 – Hollywood Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Dec. 1 – Huading Awards (China) (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Dec. 1 – Satellites (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 2 – Detroit Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Friday, Dec. 2 – New York Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Saturday, Dec. 3 – DC Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Saturday, Dec. 3 – San Diego Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 5 – Atlanta Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 5 – DC Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 5 – Detroit Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 5 – NY Online Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 5 – St. Louis Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)

Anniversaries

Directors Guild of America (75 Years)
Writers Guild of America (75 Years)

Motion Picture Sound Editors (70 Years)

Grammy Awards (65 Years)

ICG Publicists Guild (60 Years)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (55 Years)

Chicago Film Critics Association (35 Years)
USC Scripter Awards (35 Years)

Cinema Audio Society (30 Years)

Costume Designers Guild (25 Years)
Internatioanl Film Music Critics Association (25 Years)
Online Association of Female Film Critics (25 Years)

African American Film Critics (20 Years)
Iowa Film Critics Association (20 Years)
Women Film Critics Circle (20 Years)

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (5 Years)

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.

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(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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94th Oscars: Reflections

Our contributors have watched the Oscars, looked at the winners, and have decided to share with you their thoughts of Sunday night’s ceremony and results. Before we get to our contributors’ thoughts, let’s look at how they did at predicting this year’s Oscars.

In a very tight race, Thomas came out on top with 21 correct predictions and 2 runner-up predictions, placing in each of the 23 categories. Wesley was second with 20 correct predictions and 2 runner-up predictions, for a total of 22 of 23. Tripp was in third with 19 correct and 2 runners-up, or 21 total. Peter comes in fourth with 16 winner predictions and 5 runners-up for a total of 21 ball park predictions.

This year, every category had at least one correct prediction with our weakest performance being Live Action Short Film where only Thomas correctly predicted the result and Peter picked the runner-up. The four of us correctly predicted fourteen categories: Actress, Actor, Directing, Documentary Feature, Original Screenplay, Costume Design, International Feature, Supporting Actor, Animated Feature, Visual Effects, Cinematography, Supporting Actress, Makeup & Hairstyling, and Sound. There were no categories where we agreed on the winner and something else triumphed.

Now that we’ve gone over the statistics, let’s hear what everyone had to say.

Wesley Lovell

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94th Oscars: Best Picture

Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi, Patrick Wachsberger

Presented by: Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: RU:Tripp

94th Oscars: Best Actress

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Presented by: Anthony Hopkins

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Thomas

94th Oscars: Best Actor

King Richard

Presented by: Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta

Standing Ovation: Partial

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

94th Oscars: Best Directing

The Power of the Dog

Presented by: Kevin Costner

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

94th Oscars: Best Original Song

No Time to Die – Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

Presented by: Zoe Kravitz, Jake Gyllenhaal

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Thomas

Runner-Up Predictions: RU:Tripp

In Memoriam

Forgive misspellings, they came way too fast. I will correct and update as soon as I can.

Sidney Poitier
Olympia Dukakis
William Hurt
Stephen Sondheim
Halyna Hutchins
Ned Beatty
Peter Bogdanovich
Clarence Williams III
Chris Huvane
Michael K. Williams
Jerome Hellman
Jean-Paul Belmondo
David H. DePatie
Martha de Laurentiis
Irwin W. Young
Sally Kellerman
Richard Donner
Ivan Reitman
Emi Wada
Yvette Mimieux
Sonny Chiba
Lina Wertmueller
Douglas Trumbull
Brian Goldner
Robert Blalack
Felipe Cazals
Saginaw Grant
Jon Gregory
Dorothy Steel
Dean Stockwell
Melvin Van Peebles
Alan Ladd Jr.
David Brenner
Don Phillips
Bill Taylor
Norman Lloyd
Ruthie Tompson
Brad Allan
Mikiss Theodorakis
Max Julien
Lewis Erskine
Tony Walton
Steve Schapiro
Mace Neufeld
Carmen Salinas
Paul Mooney
Betty White
Marilyn Bergman
Leslie Bricusse
Marcia Nasatir
Buddy Van Horn
Diane Weyermann
Jane Powell
Jean-Marc Vallee
Charles Grodin

The following were listed at the website highlighted at the end of the In Memoriam segment, but who were not given a place in the segment. Please note some names may be duplicated with the above as they did not break out the above from the full list.
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94th Oscars: Best Documentary Feature

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein

Presented by: Chris Rock

Standing Ovation: Yes

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas

94th Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay

Siân Heder

Presented by: Shawn Mendes, Tracee Ellis Ross

Standing Ovation: Partial

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Tripp / Thomas

94th Oscars: Best Original Screenplay

Kenneth Branagh

Presented by: Jennifer Garner, Elliot Page, J.K. Simmons

Standing Ovation: No

Correct Predictions: Wesley / Peter / Tripp / Thomas