Sunday, April 25, 2021

Tim's 93rd Oscar Picks

After a crazy year of unpredictability with film releases and theater survival, today we celebrate the films that were released with the 93rd Annual Oscars!


This year's ceremony was pushed back from it's usual February/March dates in hopes of being able to safely hold an in person ceremony. Through the hard work of The Academy, and of course the result of the vaccines, they were able to put together a safe ceremony. This year's ceremony will still look different, taking place in multiple locations aside from The Dolby Theater, including Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and London. Some of the musical performances will be taking place from all around the globe, including the new Dolby Terrace at the soon to open Academy Museum, all the way to Husavik, Iceland. 

Some have said that this years Oscars should carry an asterisk due to the different circumstances of film distribution and viewing in 2020, but that notion is honestly just stupid. This year's nominees and the nominated films have told stories and accomplished just as much, if not more than plenty of films in the past. Several of this years nominees far exceeded the expectations I had for them. With all of that being said, here are my picks for this years nominees. Don't miss the Oscars at 5PM PT on ABC. 

Best Picture

"Nomadland"

Actor in a Leading Role

Chadwick Boseman
 
Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya

The moment I watched Judas and the Black Messiah at Sundance I knew Daniel Kaluuya was taking home the Oscar. I didn't expect him to be in the supporting category, but I guess Warner Brothers wanted to make sure he took it home. 
 
Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand
 
Actress in a Supporting Role

Yuh-Jung Youn

Yuh-Jung Youn was absolutely brilliant in "Minari". Don't count out Maria Bakalova for "Borat", but it seems as though Yuh-Jung Youn has this locked down. 
 
Best Animated Feature

"Soul"

"Soul" is in a league of their own here. While all of these films were excellent, "Soul" absolutely blew me away. 
 
Cinematography

“Nomadland” 

Honestly, how in the world was "Minari" not nominated for Cinematography? It was brilliant. 
 
Costume Design

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

"Mank" isn't going to win much, if anything tonight, but this is one category they could sneak in a win. 
 
Directing

Chloé Zhao - "Nomadland"
 
Documentary Feature

“My Octopus Teacher”

I would absolutely love to see "Crip Camp" win here as well
 
Documentary Short

“A Concerto Is a Conversation”
 
Film Editing

“Sound of Metal” 

While "Sound of Metal" has the edge here, this could very well go to Chloe Zhao for "Nomadland". 
 
International Feature

“Another Round” - Denmark
 
Makeup and Hairstyling

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
 
Original score

“Soul” - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

I will love to see Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win again, but I'm even more excited at the hope of seeing Jon Batiste getting an Oscar. 
 
Original song

“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...”

Some believe that "Husavik" from "Eurovision Song Contest" could win here, but I was honestly surprised to see it nominated. I think Leslie Odom Jr. is going home with the Oscar for "Speak Now".  
 
Production Design

“Mank” 

Here's is "Manks" one and only win tonight. 
 
Animated Short Film

“Burrow” 

Don't count out “If Anything Happens I Love You” to sneak in and win here. 
 
Live Action Short Film

“Two Distant Strangers”
 
Sound

“Sound of Metal” 
 
Visual Effects

“Tenet”
 
Adapted Screenplay

Chole Zhao - "Nomadland"
 
Original Screenplay

Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"

If Emerald doesn't win this, I would love to see it go to Lee Isaac Chong for "Minari" or Kemp Power for "One Night in Miami". 

Don't miss this year's Oscars at 5PM PT on ABC!

Monday, March 15, 2021

93rd Oscar Nominees [COMPLETE LIST]

 The 93rd Oscar Nominations are here! This morning Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas unveiled this year's nominees LIVE from London. The list of nominees didn't come as much of a surprise, but was still filled with a lot of excitement for many of our favorite films, filmmakers, and actors. 


At the beginning of the nominees, the President of the Academy, David Rubin, announced that this year's ceremony, which takes place April 25th, will not only take place from the Dolby Theater here in Hollywood, but also at Union Station in Los Angeles. Our assumption is that this is in part to the Academy's desire to make they could have all nominees in attendance while making sure to keep things socially distant and safe amongst the ongoing pandemic. No matter where the ceremony is held, we're grateful for this sense of normalcy returning. 

Look for our episodes and coverage of the 93rd Oscars all throughout April, and without further adieu, here are this year's nominees. 

Best Picture

“The Father” David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
“Judas and the Black Messiah” Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
“Mank” Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
“Minari” Christina Oh, Producer
“Nomadland” Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
“Promising Young Woman” Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
“Sound of Metal” Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed in “Sound of Metal”
Chadwick Boseman in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”
Gary Oldman in “Mank”
Steven Yeun in “Minari”
 
Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen in “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Daniel Kaluuya in “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Leslie Odom, Jr. in “One Night in Miami...”
Paul Raci in “Sound of Metal”
Lakeith Stanfield in “Judas and the Black Messiah”
 
Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom”
Andra Day in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Vanessa Kirby in “Pieces of a Woman”
Frances McDormand in “Nomadland”
Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman”
 
Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”
Glenn Close in “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman in “The Father”
Amanda Seyfried in “Mank”
Yuh-Jung Youn in “Minari”
 
Best Animated Feature

“Onward” Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
“Over the Moon” Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley
“Soul” Pete Docter and Dana Murray
“Wolfwalkers” Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants
 
Cinematography

“Judas and the Black Messiah” Sean Bobbitt
“Mank” Erik Messerschmidt
“News of the World” Dariusz Wolski
“Nomadland” Joshua James Richards
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Phedon Papamichael
 
Costume Design

“Emma” Alexandra Byrne
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Ann Roth
“Mank” Trish Summerville
“Mulan” Bina Daigeler
“Pinocchio” Massimo Cantini Parrini
 
Directing

“Another Round” Thomas Vinterberg
“Mank” David Fincher
“Minari” Lee Isaac Chung
“Nomadland” Chloé Zhao
“Promising Young Woman” Emerald Fennell
 
Documentary Feature

“Collective” Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
“Crip Camp” Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
“The Mole Agent” Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
“My Octopus Teacher” Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
“Time” Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn
 
Documentary Short

“Colette” Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
“A Concerto Is a Conversation” Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
“Do Not Split” Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
“Hunger Ward” Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
“A Love Song for Latasha” Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan
 
Film Editing

“The Father” Yorgos Lamprinos
“Nomadland” Chloé Zhao
“Promising Young Woman” Frédéric Thoraval
“Sound of Metal” Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Alan Baumgarten
 
International Feature

“Another Round” Denmark
“Better Days” Hong Kong
“Collective” Romania
“The Man Who Sold His Skin” Tunisia
“Quo Vadis, Aida?” Bosnia and Herzegovina
 
Makeup and Hairstyling

“Emma” Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
“Hillbilly Elegy” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson
“Mank” Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff
“Pinocchio” Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti
 
Original score

“Da 5 Bloods” Terence Blanchard
“Mank” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“Minari” Emile Mosseri
“News of the World” James Newton Howard
“Soul” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
 
Original song

“Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
“Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
“Husavik” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”
Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
“Io Sì (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)”
Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...”
Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth
 
 
Production Design

“The Father” Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton
“Mank” Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
“News of the World” Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
“Tenet” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
 
Animated Short Film

“Burrow” Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
“Genius Loci” Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
“If Anything Happens I Love You” Will McCormack and Michael Govier
“Opera” Erick Oh
“Yes-People” Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson
 
Live Action Short Film

“Feeling Through” Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
“The Letter Room” Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
“The Present” Farah Nabulsi
“Two Distant Strangers” Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
“White Eye” Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman
 
Sound

“Greyhound” Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
“Mank” Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
“News of the World” Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
“Soul” Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
“Sound of Metal” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh
 
Visual Effects

“Love and Monsters” Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
“The Midnight Sky” Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
“Mulan” Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram
“The One and Only Ivan” Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez
“Tenet” Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
 
Adapted Screenplay

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
“The Father” Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
“Nomadland” Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
“One Night in Miami...” Screenplay by Kemp Powers
“The White Tigers” Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani
 
Original Screenplay

“Judas and the Black Messiah” Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
“Minari” Written by Lee Isaac Chung
“Promising Young Woman” Written by Emerald Fennell
“Sound of Metal” Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
“The Trial of the Chicago 7” Written by Aaron Sorkin

Sunday, March 14, 2021

LIVE STREAM: 93rd Oscar Nominations

Award Season is running strong and the 93rd Academy Awards are right around the corner. Tomorrow morning Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas will announce the nominees for the 93rd Oscars LIVE from The Academy in Beverly Hills. 


As usual we will provide a live stream of the nominations starting at 5:19AM. There will be two nomination sections as there has been the past several years with the second session starting at 5:31AM. Here is the schedule for the category announcements: 

5:19 a.m. PT
(Not listed in order of presentation 
and subject to change)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Supporting Role
Costume Design
Music (Original Score)
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
Sound
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Writing (Original Screenplay)

5:31 a.m. PT
(Not listed in order of presentation 
and subject to change)

Actor in a Leading Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Animated Feature Film
Cinematography
Directing
Documentary Feature
Documentary Short Subject
Film Editing
International Feature Film
Makeup and Hairstyling
Music (Original Song)
Best Picture
Production Design
Visual Effects

View the nominations LIVE below and don't miss the Oscars on April 25th. 

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Tim's 78th Annual Golden Globe Picks

 The 2021 Award Season is here! While it may feel strange to be celebrating awards in the middle of a pandemic, this altered version of the award show must go on! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to host the 78th Annual Golden Globes LIVE from opposite coasts Tina in NYC and Amy at the Beverly Hilton. Tina and Amy are two of my favorite hosts and I can't wait to see what they have in store!


Much like the 2020 Emmy's, winners and nominees will not be in attendance at the show and there will not be a red carpet. I almost didn't bother making my predictions for this year's show, but I need some sense of normalcy right now so I decided to continue with the tradition of making my predictions. I always feel like the Golden Globes are the hardest to predict because the Hollywood Foreign Press likes to throw us curveballs every year. With that being said, here are my picks for this year's Golden Globes. 

Best Motion Picture — Drama

"Nomadland"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Riz Ahmed, "Sound of Metal"

                                 Don't count out Chadwick Boseman for a posthumous win, but I think Riz has a lot                                     of the hype behind him and the HFPA loves Amazon. 

Best Motion Picture — Drama

"Borat Subsequent Moveifilm"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Maria Bakalova, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"

Best Motion Picture — Animated

"Soul"

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

"Minari"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Olivia Coleman, "The Father"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas the the Black Messiah" 

Best Director — Motion Picture

Regina King, "One Night in Miami..."

  • Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, "Mank"

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • "Tigress & Tweed," Raphael Saadiq, Andra Day - "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday"

Best Television Series — Drama

"The Crown"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Olivia Coleman, "The Crown"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Jason Bateman, "Ozark"

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

"Schitt's Creek"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Catherine O'Hara, "Schitt's Creek"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Jason Sudeikis, "Ted Lasso"

                        I can't believe I'm picking against Eugene Levy. He was brilliant and should win. But                                 Sudeikis I think will win over the HFPA

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

"The Queen's Gambit"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Anya Taylor-Joy, "The Queen's Gambit"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Bryan Cranston, "Your Honor"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role

Annie Murphy, "Schitt's Creek"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role

Daniel Levy, "Schitt's Creek"


Tune in TONIGHT on NBC at 5PM PT!