Tag Archives: 2019

2019 Academy Awards Nominations Predictions

The Golden Globes telecast is right around the corner (Sunday, January 6), and Oscar season is in full swing. In a couple of weeks, the Academy will announce its nominations (Tuesday, January 22). In preparation for that, CineFiles has put together a series of predictions in (most of) the 24 categories.

Note: these articles are predictions for what films will get nominated in each category, not who will win in each category.

Best Picture

Continue reading 2019 Academy Awards Nominations Predictions

Advertisements

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Original Screenplay

With the WGA nominations still a few days out, it is a bit difficult to get the full picture on the Oscar race in Best Original Screenplay. There are the Golden Globes to go on, but those nominations don’t always translate.

There are a few great screenplays that could be snubbed, and a few big Oscar contenders that are more likely to get the nod.

2018-a24-movie-review-eighth-grade-elsie-fisher-josh-hamilton

The Nominees:

Continue reading 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Original Screenplay

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Adapted Screenplay

Generally, the Best Screenplay categories are filled with Best Picture hopefuls and, when there is room, one or two “honorable mention” choices. These are films that don’t necessarily get the love they might deserve in other categories, but the WGA and the Academy want to honor their merits in some way.

In the Original Screenplay category, this is something like The Big Sick or 20th Century Women. Both are great films that could have competed in other categories, but for one reason or another didn’t quite make the cut. For whatever reason, the screenwriting branch seems to be more forgiving of these clever little films.

2019-oscar-best-supporting-actor-richard-e-grant-can-you-ever-forgive-me

The Nominees:

Continue reading 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Adapted Screenplay

Escape Room (2019) Movie Review

“Try doing one thing that scares you over break,” says a college professor to Zoey (Taylor Russell) after completing one of those let’s-open-our-movie-with-a-class-scene lectures. You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones where the teacher is somehow talking about the exact thing the movie is about, or otherwise is planting a piece of crucial information in the student’s head. The ones that never actually feel like they are real classroom discussions.

2019-horror-movie-january-escape-room-review

This is the start of Escape Room, a film about the trendy entertainment exhibits where groups of people are trapped inside a room and must find clues and solve puzzles to get out. But the danger of Continue reading Escape Room (2019) Movie Review

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Costume Design

Best Costume Design is an award that traditionally has gone to the most showy, flowery, and baroque costuming. Of course, there are always exceptions to this idea. Nominees are often period piece films. But not always. There is a fairly clear formula, but there is wiggle room therein.

crazy-rich-asians-movie-review-2018

The Nominees:

Continue reading 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Costume Design

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Cinematography

There were a lot of visually appealing films in 2018. Films with a diversity of aesthetic styles. There’s something disorienting in First Man. Something queasy in The Favourite. Something slow and crafty in Roma. Something sumptuous and classical in Cold War. Etcetera. Etcetera.

With that being said, narrowing down the final Oscar shortlist to five is no short order. And with the American Society of Cinematographers not dropping their nominees in this category until January 7, we’re flying a bit blind here. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

2018-a-star-is-born-movie-review-lady-gaga-bradley-cooper

The Nominees:

Continue reading 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Cinematography

2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Supporting Actress

The potential nominees for Best Supporting Actor represent some of the biggest contenders at the 2019 Oscars. The Favourite. If Beale Street Could Talk. Vice. A Quiet Place?

emily-blunt-a-quiet-place-2018-horror-movie-review

The Nominees:

Continue reading 2019 Oscar Nominations Predictions – Best Supporting Actress