Category: Precursors

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)

Precursor: 29th Cinema Audio Society Awards (2021)

As expected, Dune, Encanto, and Summer of Soul were the big winners at the Cinema Audio Society.

The Awards

Best Sound Mixing – Live Action

Dune (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Best Sound Mixing – Animated

Encanto (Wesley, Peter, Tripp, Thomas)

Best Sound Mixing – Documentary

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

Cinema Audio Society Data

Year Founded: 1964
First Awards: 1993 (29)

Precursor: 21st AARP Movies for Grownups Awards (2021)

What a weird hodge podge of selections, none of which seem particularly instructive in the Oscar race and none of which that don’t really scream that the entire organization voted for them while some really do seem to scream that.

AwardsTallies

(2) King Richard

The Awards

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Precursor: 2nd Critics Choice Super Awards (2021)

The Critics Choice Association never misses an opportunity to show their cool side and these selections seem like an attempt to do that with some unusual choices thrown in. Andrew Garfield, Dev Patel, and Agathe Rousselle make that clear.

Awards Tallies

(3) Spider-Man: No Way Home
(2) Dune, No Time to Die

The Awards

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Precursor: 13th GALECA Awards (2021)

A rather lackluster list of winners and proof why nonbinary acting categories aren’t effective. Ten nominees, one winner in each category and both are women. Flee was a better LGBTQ film than The Power of the Dog, but The Power of the Dog was the better film? These selections are pretty meh.

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(4) Flee
(3) The Power of the Dog
(1) Drive My Car, Dune, House of Gucci, Passing, Spencer, West Side Story

The Awards

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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)

Big Winners

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Precursor: 69th Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards (2021)

There was a bit of a delay in getting these winners. Ever since the Academy eliminated the Sound Effects category, this event has gotten less attention than it deserves. No one feature dominated, but Dune carried the day in the category most often associated with the old Oscar category. Meanwhile, the next most aligned, Feature Dialogue/ADR, that went to Nightmare Alley, which wasn’t even nominated for the Oscar.

The Awards

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Precursor: 27th Critics Choice Awards (2021)

Even if all their choices weren’t the best in their categories, you have to respect them sticking to their guns and not succumbing entirely to the hype that has been building around certain other contenders. Some races become pretty clear and others become fuzzy. And kudos for picking The Power of the Dog for Best Cinematography.

Awards Tallies

(4) The Power of the Dog
(3) Belfast, Dune
(2) The Eyes of Tammy Faye, West Side Story
(1) CODA, Cruella, Drive My Car, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, No Time to Die

The Awards

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Precursor: 63rd British Academy Awards (2021)

With these awards, BAFTA simplifies Oscar prognostication by landing on most of our perceived frontrunners or runners-up. The Power of the Dog came out on top with only two awards while Dune nabbed 5. CODA and West Side Story also got two apiece. Will Smith, Troy Kotsur, and Ariana DeBose shift towards sure things at the Oscars while Encanto reverses Encanto‘s fortunes after its major losses at the Annie Awards last night.

Awards Tallies

(5) Dune
(2) CODA, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story
(1) After Love, Belfast, The Black Cop, Cruella, Do Not Feed the Pigeons, Drive My Car, Encanto, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, The Harder They Fall, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, No Time to Die, Summer of Soul

The Awards

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