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95th Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 1

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).

There weren’t many major announcements last week, but two big groups have announced recently. The Spirit Awards revealed their nominations while the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) delivered their selections. With so little to go off of, there are only a couple of minor trends that might have started with these two groups.

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

Week 2 (TUE-MON)

Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Southeastern Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Women Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Women Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Tuesday, Dec. 6 – People’s Choice Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Australian Academy of Cinema and Televisions Arts (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Wednesday, Dec. 7 – American Film Institute (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Dec. 8 – National Board of Review (Awards) (Official)
Thursday, Dec. 8 – Phoenix Circle (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Thursday, Dec. 8 – African American Critics (Nominations) (Official)
Friday, Dec. 9 – Producers Guild (Documentary) (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Saturday, Dec. 10 – Boston Online Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Saturday, Dec. 10 – Las Vegas Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Saturday, Dec. 10 – European Film Awards (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 11 – Boston Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 11 – New Mexico Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 11 – North Texas Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Sunday, Dec. 11 – Philadelphia Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Chicago Critics (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Critics Choice – Super (Nominations) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Kansas City Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Oklahoma Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Phoenix Critics (Awards) (Unconfirmed)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Golden Globes (Nominations) (Official)
Monday, Dec. 12 – Preliminary Voting Begins (Official)

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95th Oscars: Upcoming Precursors – December

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: 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)

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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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

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.

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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)

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94th Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 15

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 getting so close everyone should feel it. These are the final weeks of the pre-Oscars awards gauntlet.

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

Week 16 (TUE-MON)

Thursday, Mar. 17 – GALECA (Awards) (Official)
Thursday, Mar. 17 – Casting Society (Awards) (Official)
Thursday, Mar. 17 – Academy Awards Voting Begins (Official)
Friday, Mar. 18 – AARP (Awards) (Official)
Friday, Mar. 18 – Satellites (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Mar. 19 – Audio Society (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Mar. 19 – Producers Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Mar. 20 – Cinematographers (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Mar. 20 – Writers Guild (Awards) (Official)

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94th Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 14

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).

Two guilds handed out awards this week, the Art Directors Guild and the American Cinema Editors. While their selections are somewhat enlightening, they aren’t necessarily instructive. In addition, the Spirit, Hollywood Critics Association, and Online Film & Television Association awards were given out, so we have some interesting and not so interesting results to discuss this week.

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

Week 15(TUE-MON)

Tuesday, Mar. 8 – Visual Effects Society (Awards) (Official)
Wednesday, Mar. 9 – Costume Designers (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Mar. 12 – Annie Awards (Awards) (Official)
Saturday, Mar. 12 – Directors Guild (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Mar. 13 – Critics Choice (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Mar. 13 – Sound Editors (Awards) (Official)
Sunday, Mar. 13 – British Academy (Awards) (Official)

Big Winners

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