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    • November 13, 2021 8:19 PM EST
    • I find myself constantly disagreeing with the Mojo lists though it is fun to watch them, I am more in agreement with Trevor's list, would be tough for me to put one of these together but I like critiquing others. :)

    • May 14, 2021 2:18 PM EDT
    • I am done with Hollywood, I am from this time forth watching only films produced in my local industry and other foreign productions.

    • May 5, 2021 12:22 AM EDT
    • This one Asian was pissed cause Boseman lost these days people are to win just because of race, Hopkins won because he was judged to be the best and he has proven through the years he is an awesome actor.

       

    • May 3, 2021 10:56 AM EDT
    • You guys are so anti celeb and the like I don't watch award shows nor do I care who wins I just enjoy the movies.

    • May 2, 2021 10:58 PM EDT
    • Trevor does another great job as usual and I also did not watch and I have not for a few years, it is too bad that awards shows are just completely being ignored by viewers, back in the days maybe even 90s and below the Oscars were a can't miss and a rating bonanza especially 70s and 80s.

      Is it the politics well a big part of it I think but also other factors come into play, these A-listers just are not as revered or placed in awe as they were years back when people did not know much about them, their tweets and other post expose who they are now and it is a turn off to many.

      I will remain always interested in movies and in who won but not in watching the ceremonies.

    • April 29, 2021 3:08 PM EDT
    • No divisive American politics plz I am in Portugal, back to the Oscars I have not seen one single nominated movie, not one but because "Nomadland" won the best pic I am on a quest to see that.

    • April 28, 2021 7:19 PM EDT
    • @FrontRowCenter my mom see what you wrote and is angry she says she is A progressive, she likes Hilary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. I told her to ignore you just a conservative college type. :P

    • April 28, 2021 4:49 PM EDT
    • Unwatchable I am surprised a whole 9 Million a record low tuned in, they shooting themselves in the foot, the box office take tumbles year after year unless they have some marvel comic characters on screen or a bloody Star Wars movie, the first three should have been left alone.

      I like loves to see a good film but sick of them pushing their progressive agenda in the script and characters of every movie, people are not going to movies and will be even less even after this bloody pandemic has passed.

      Leftist braindead 1% who railed against police while police protect their venue, these bloody idiots have their private security so easy for them to call for no police while the inner city turns into something out of "Escape From New York" and speaking of escaping from NY people are emptying out of that cesspool at an alarming rate, soon only the serial predator Gov will be left along with the wishy-washy commie mayor.

    • April 28, 2021 3:49 PM EDT
    • You are a good fan of movies but I have not heard of furthermore seen any on that list.

    • April 26, 2021 11:29 AM EDT
    • I have not watched in years I have a deep disdain for Hollywood's Liberal hypocrites, I care more about the characters they play than I do about them they can OD for all I care. Hypocrites the lot and a car jacker run-up in their Mercedes they are the first calling 911 for a cop, not a social worker, MORONS. Thank your uncle for serving we need police we don't need the criminal trash ripping up our cities they all need to be jailed for a very long time.
      Emo Girl said:

      Unwatchable, that is no place for your political agenda, should be the lowest-rated ever nobody cares, I did not watch just saw here online how they spouted their anti-police bias, my uncle is a police officer and a good one. go to hell liberal Hollywood elites.

       

    • April 26, 2021 11:24 AM EDT
    • Glad to see Nomadland win, I don't watch but I am interested in the results, great picks.

    • April 26, 2021 11:05 AM EDT
    • Unwatchable, that is no place for your political agenda, should be the lowest-rated ever nobody cares, I did not watch just saw here online how they spouted their anti-police bias, my uncle is a police officer and a good one. go to hell liberal Hollywood elites.

    • April 24, 2021 6:45 PM EDT
    • I have not seen not one of the movies dude but a few I want to see.

    • April 24, 2021 6:24 PM EDT
    • At first I didn’t think I would be able to watch all the Best Picture nominees before Oscar night this year. However I did it. That also meant signing up for Hulu, Disney+ and also renting on Youtube. What can I say? Netflix only had two of the eight Best Picture nominees. Not as expensive as the box office, but still a challenging expense.

       

      Anyways the Academy Awards will be happening this Sunday. The Oscars promise to be an experience like a movie. We’ll see! Also it will be curious to see how many winners show up to accept. So here are my predictions for the Academy Awards for who Should Win, Will Win and the anticipated winner's Closest Threat:

       

      BEST PICTURE

       

      Should Win and Will Win: Nomadland
      Closest Threat: Promising Young Woman

       

      There were a lot of complaints how most of the Best Picture nominees were morbid downer films. Something we could do without after a downer morbid 2020. Like Bill Maher said: “You don’t have to go to church if you want to feel guilty, dirty and bad. Just watch Nomadland.” Actually it’s not that bad. It’s an excellent film, but it is a downer of a film.

       

      BEST DIRECTOR:

       

      SW & WW: CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland
      CT: LEE ISAAC CHUNG/Minari

       

      This is the first year two women were nominated for Best Director. If heavy favorite Chloe Zhao wins, she will become the second female winner of this category.

       

      Oh yeah, Zhao is the director of the next MCU release: The Eternals!

       

      BEST ACTOR

       

      SW & WW: CHADWICK BOSEMAN/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CT: ANTHONY HOPKINS/The Father

       

      There have been posthumous acting nominations before, but only two – Peter Finch and Heath Ledger – have won. Chadwick looks poised to be the third.

       

      BEST ACTRESS

       

      WW: CAREY MULLIGAN/Promising Young Woman
      SW & CT: VIOLA DAVIS/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

       

      This is the major category that will be hardest to predict. Andra won the GG, Carey won the Critics Choice, Viola won the SAG and Frances won the BAFTA. I’m tempted to go with Carey on this, despite how unwatchable the film can get.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

       

      SW & WW: DANIEL KALUUYA/ Judas And The Black Messiah
      CT: SACHA BARON COHEN/Trial Of The Chicago 7

       

      Rebels of the 1960’s are the big treat in this category. A Black Panther vs. the leader of the Yippies. Daniel has it here.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

       

      SW & WW: YUH-JUNG YOUN/Minari
      CT: MARIA BALAKOVA/Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

       

      The year after Parasite wins Best Picture, another film predominantly in Korean is a favorite at this year’s Oscars. Youn was excellent as the grandmother.

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

       

      SW & WW: EMERALD FENNELL/Promising Young Woman
      CT: LEE ISAAC CHUNG/Minari

       

      Promising Young Woman is quite possibly the angriest film to be nominated for Best Picture I’ve ever seen. The rage in Emerald’s story of Cassie can easily be sensed. It’s like the #MeToo movement wrapped up in two hours!

       

      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

       

      SW & WW: CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland
      CT: CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON & FLORIAN ZELLER/The Father

       

      The most unique thing about Nomadland is that the story includes these modern-day nomads including some from Jessica Bruder’s book. I hope I don’t have to make a nomad of myself in my older years, but it is an inciteful story.

       

      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

       

      SW & WW: Soul
      CT: Wolfwalkers

       

      It almost seems like a foregone conclusion that a Disney movie or a Disney/Pixar movie will have this category owned. And it’s no surprised since Soul is the undisputed animated hit of the year!

       

      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

       

      WW: JOSHUA JAMES RICHARDS/Nomadland
      SW & CT: ERIC MESSERSCHMIDT/Mank

       

      BEST COSTUME DESIGN

       

      SW & WW: ANN ROTH /Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CT: ALEXANDRA BYRNE/Emma

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

       

      SW & WW: Time
      CT: My Octopus Teacher

       

      BEST FILM EDITING

       

      WW: ALEX BAUMGARTEN/Trial Of The Chicago 7
      SW & CT: MIKKEL E. G. NIELSEN/Sound Of Metal

       

      It’s interesting in a year where people complain how this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees are morbid and downer, the favorites in this category are from the two most uplifting Best Picture nominees of the year.

       

      BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

       

      WW: Another Round (Denmark)
      SW & CT: Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia-Hercegovina)

       

      It’s interesting many people see Thomas Vinterberg as the ‘heir apparent’ to Lars von Trier. Another Round didn’t show many von Trier traits. Actually Another Round was very watchable. A bizarre story, but very watchable, unlike von Trier’s works. Besides Vinterberg is not von Trier anyways.

       

      BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR

       

      WW: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CT: Mank

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

       

      SW & WW: TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS and JON BATISTE/Soul
      CT: TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS/Mank

       

      Looks as though Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are the film composers of the year. Who would’ve thought the brains behind Nine Inch Nails would become a film composer that could have John Williams looking over his shoulder?

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SONG

       

      SW: ‘Husavik’ – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
      WW: ‘Speak Now’ – One Night In Miami
      CT: ‘Io Se (Seen)’ – The Life Ahead

       

      This is the hardest to predict. Although I have a special liking for Husavik, as well as the Contest itself, I have to pick Speak Now.

       

      BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

       

      SW &WW: Mank
      CT: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

       

      I remember some journalist wrote the Academy loves films about Hollywood. Mank is that film about Hollywood and it’s Golden Age, and some not-so-golden things behind the scenes.

       

      BEST SOUND

       

      WW: Sound Of Metal
      CT: Greyhound

       

      One of the best traits of Sound Of Metal is its creativity with the film’s sound.

       

      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

       

      WW: Tenet
      CT: The Midnight Sky

       

      BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

       

      WW: Burrow
      CT: If Anything Happens I Love You

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

       

      WW: A Love Song For Latasha
      CT: Do Not Split

       

      BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

       

      SW & WW: Two Distant Strangers
      CT: Feeling Through

       

      And there you have them! Those are my predictions for the winners of the 93rd Academy Awards. Winners to be decided tomorrow night. Hard to believe the Oscars are just one weekend away from what should be the start of the summer movie season. What can I say? 2020 was an unpredictable year and 2021 is the year we’re waiting things to get back to normal!

    • April 12, 2021 9:59 PM EDT
    • And yet here you are on an entertainemt site, well Ia m also very critical of Hollywoods Iniquity so I should be quiet. :P well I love many mvoes but Holywood does have a seedy underside.
      Darth Maul said:

      All I can think of is the Public Enemy track---Burn Hollywood Burn.

       

    • April 7, 2021 9:35 PM EDT
    • All I can think of is the Public Enemy track---Burn Hollywood Burn.

    • March 28, 2021 5:59 PM EDT
    • Thanks again Trevor but this year is not for me, I see the topic is at FTS I will say more there, Former Teen Stars is now leaving TSO in the dust in terms of visitors. and page views from what I heard but then again that is a much broader topic blog.

    • March 19, 2021 12:15 AM EDT
    • Thanks for the post I am totally clueless about this Oscars field of movies due to the circumstances, even in streaming I found myself having a steady diet of sold classic series so I will just have to wait and see what happens vs your picks.

    • March 15, 2021 1:18 PM EDT
    • Exactly, how can you judge visual effects on TV I don't care how big some TVs are today and also sound but I do admit there are some good sound home systems but not like at the movies.

    • March 14, 2021 6:27 PM EDT
    • I have not seen a single movie on that list, not even The Croods that I want to see others not so much.

    • March 13, 2021 6:23 PM EST
    • I really liked "MInari", "One Night In Miami" and "The Trial of the Chicago 7."

    • March 13, 2021 5:09 PM EST
    • A lot of people wondered if movie awards like the Oscars deserve to be held this year because of the pandemic. Over time, it became clear most of the films would need to be sent to streaming services and even those that still had box office activity had to have it very limited and need to have a streaming life as well.

       

      The Academy knew this and made a lot of rule adjustments to how a film is Oscar-eligible for 2020. Especially with release dates extended until February 28th of this year. They also changed the dates for awards such as nominations on March 15th and the Awards on April 25th. As they say in showbiz, the show must go on!

       

      Even though I’ve only seen a few of the Best Picture favorites, all on Netflix, I still want to give a shot of predicting the nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards. However I won’t have any For Your Consideration (FYC) picks as I normally do. So here goes it:

       

      BEST PICTURE
      The Father
      Judas And The Black Messiah
      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      Mank
      Minari
      Nomadland
      One Night In Miami
      Promising Young Woman
      Sound Of Metal
      The Trial of the Chicago 7

       

      Dark Horse 1: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
      DH2: Da 5 Bloods
      DH3: News Of The World

       

      Of all my picks here, I’ve only seen Mank and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. I hope to see more in the future. As most of you know, it’s my annual goal to see all the nominees before Oscar night. However it won’t be easy to do. Few are in theatres and many are on different streaming services. Many are on Netflix, Nomadland is on Hulu, while films like Minari and Promising Young Woman are streamed through Youtube for as much as $20 a pop. How can I afford it all?

       

      BEST DIRECTOR
      LEE ISAAC CHUNG/Minari
      EMERALD FENNELL/Promising Young Woman
      DAVID FINCHER/Mank
      AARON SORKIN/Trial Of The Chicago Seven
      CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland

       

      DH1: SPIKE LEE/Da 5 Bloods
      DH2: REGINA KING/One Night In Miami

       

      I remember last year, there was a lot of social media anger over Greta Gerwig being snubbed in this category at the major movie awards, not just the Oscars. They highlighted how this category has so few nominees in its history. This year, there looks to be at least two female nominees, which would be an Oscars first if it happens. Regina King could make it a third!

       

      BEST ACTOR
      RIZ AHMED/Sound Of Metal
      CHADWICK BOSEMAN/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      ANTHONY HOPKINS/The Father
      GARY OLDMAN/Mank
      STEVEN YEUN/Minari

       

      DH1: TAHAR RAHIM/The Mauritanian
      DH2: SACHA BARON COHEN/Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

       

      BEST ACTRESS
      VIOLA DAVIS/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      ANDRA DAY/The United States vs. Billie Holiday
      VANESSA KIRBY/Pieces Of A Woman
      FRANCES McDORMAND/Nomadland
      CAREY MULLIGAN/Promising Young Woman

       

      DH1: SIDNEY FLANAGAN/Never Rarely Sometimes Always
      DH2: ROSAMIND PIKE/I Care A Lot

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
      CHADWICK BOSEMAN/Da 5 Bloods
      SACHA BARON COHEN/Trial Of The Chicago Seven
      DANIEL KALUUYA/Judas and the Black Messiah
      LESLIE ODOM Jr./One Night In Miami
      PAUL RACI/Sound Of Metal

       

      DH1: JARED LETO/The Little Things
      DH2: BILL MURRAY/On The Rocks

       

      This year has some excitement as the late Chadwick Boseman could be the latest actor to score nominations in both lead and supporting categories. Scarlet Johannson did it last year.

       

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
      MARIA BALAKOVA/Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
      OLIVIA COLMAN/The Father
      JODIE FOSTER/The Mauritanian
      AMANDA SEYFRIED/Mank
      YUH-JUNG YOUN/Minari

       

      DH1: GLENN CLOSE/Hilbilly Elegy
      DH2: HELENA ZENGEL/News Of The World

       

      Over at our site, there’s normally excitement when a child actor has a chance at a nomination. This year’s best hope is 12 year-old Helena Zengel. If she does, she’ll be the first since Quvenzhane Wallis.

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
      LEE ISAAC CHUNG/Minari
      EMERALD FENNELL/Promising Young Woman
      JACK FINCHER/Mank
      ELIZA HITTMAN/Never Rarely Sometimes Always
      AARON SORKIN/Trial Of The Chicago Seven

       

      DH1: WILL BERSON and SHAKA KING/Judas and the Black Messiah
      DH2: ABRAHAM and DARIUS MARDER/Sound Of Metal

       

      BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
      PAUL GREENGRASS and LUKE DAVIES/News Of The World
      CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON and FLORIAN ZELLER/The Father
      KEMP POWERS/One Night In Miami
      RUBEN SANTIAGO-HUDSON/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland

       

      DH1: RAMIN BAHRANI/White Tiger
      DH2: JONATHAN RAYMOND and KELLY REICHARDT/First Cow

       

      BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
      The Croods: A New Age
      Onward
      Over The Moon
      Soul
      Wolfwalkers

       

      DH1: The Willoughbys
      DH2: Farmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep Movie

       

      Animated movies have to be one of the biggest reasons why the theatres should hope to reopen to full capacity once this pandemic ends.

       

      BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
      HOYTE VAN HOYTEMA/Tenet
      ERIC MESSERSCHMIDT/Mank
      PHEDON PAPAMICHAEL/Trial Of The Chicago Seven
      JOSHUA JAMES RICHARDS/Nomadland
      DARIUS WOLSKI/News Of The World

       

      DH: NEWTON THOMAS SIGEL/Da 5 Bloods

       

      BEST COSTUME DESIGN
      ALEXANDRA BYRNE/Emma
      BINA DAIGELER/Mulan
      SUSAN HARMAN and DAVID WOLSKY/The Personal History of David Copperfield
      ANN ROTH/Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      TRISH SUMMERVILLE/Mank

       

      DH1: NANCY STEINER/Promising Young Woman
      DH2: FRANCINE JAMISON-TANCHUK/One Night In Miami

       

      BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
      Dick Johnson Is Dead
      My Octopus Teacher
      Time
      The Truffle Hunters
      Welcome To Chechnya

       

      DH1: The Painter And The Thief
      DH2: Boys State

       

      BEST FILM EDITING
      ALAN BAUMGARTEN/Trial Of The Chicago Seven
      KIRK BAXTER/Mank
      YORGOS LAMPRINOS/The Father
      FREDERIC THORAVAL/Promising Young Woman
      CHLOE ZHAO/Nomadland

       

      DH1: MIKKEL E. G. NIELSEN/Sound Of Metal
      DH2: JENNIFER LAME/Tenet

       

      Interesting how Chloe Zhao writes, directs, co-produces and edits. Talk about being in control!

       

      BEST HAIR and MAKEUP
      Birds of Prey – Harley Quinn
      Emma
      Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
      Mank
      One Night In Miami

       

      DH: Hillbilly Elegy

       

      BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
      Another Round (Denmark)
      Dear Comrades (Russia)
      La Llorona (Guatemala)
      Quo Vadis Aida? (Bosnia-Hercegovina)
      Two Of Us (France)

       

      DH1: Collective (Romania)
      DH2: Night Of The Kings (Ivory Coast)

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
      TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS/Soul
      JON BATISTE, TRENT REZNOR and ATTICUS ROSS/Mank
      ALEXANDRE DESPLAT/The Midnight Sky
      EMILE MOSSERI/Minari
      LUDWIG GORANSON/Tenet

       

      DH: JAMES NEWTON HOWARD/News Of The World

       

      If you were a teen in the 90’s, you’d remember a certain group called Nine Inch Nails. I’m sure today if you listened to the music, you would find it either ‘warped’ or ‘demonic!’ Isn’t it funny how Trent Reznor went from performing ‘demonic’ music to now composing scores?

       

      BEST ORIGINAL SONG
      “Fight For You” - Judas And The Black Messiah
      “Io Se (Seen) – The Life Ahead
      “Hear My Voice” – Trial Of The Chicago Seven
      “Husavik” – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga
      “Speak Now” – One Night In Miami

       

      DH1: “Loyal Brave True” – Mulan

       

      BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
      Mank
      Mulan
      News Of The World
      The Personal History of David Copperfield
      Tenet

       

      DH1: Emma
      DH2: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

       

      BEST SOUND
      Greyhound
      Mank
      News Of The World
      Soul
      Sound Of Metal

       

      DH1: Trial Of The Chicago Seven
      DH2: Nomadland

       

      Here's a bit of trivia. It was recently decided for this year to amalgamate the Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing categories into a single Oscar category of Best Sound! Should make for some interesting results.

       

      BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
      Birds Of Prey – Harley Quinn
      Mank
      The Midnight Sky
      Mulan
      Tenet

       

      DH1: Welcome To Chechnya
      DH2: Soul

       

      Actually it's the films with the big-time visual effects that most can't wait for the theatres to reopen at full-capacity! Visual effects are meant to be expeienced on the big screen instead of your computer screen, television or your smart phone. Even though this period of time is the COVID-versary, we shouldn't lose hope that the movie theatres will reopen big one day.

       

      And there you have it! Those are my predictions for the 2020 Academy Awards. All to be decided on Monday morning. Then six weeks of streaming and hopefully a theatre-going or two!

    • March 9, 2021 8:12 PM EST
    • Fly_Girl said:

      I had no idea that this was up, I thought this would have been off I mean who has been to the movies in the last 15 to 16 months or so?

      I know what you mean. If you want to watch any of the contenders, it has to be on a streaming service.

    • March 9, 2021 9:31 AM EST
    • Thanks for the post I can't even honestly grade your choices as this version of the GG I was not even aware it was on and plus many of the films I am unable to offer an opinion on, and shockingly I have not even look at winners.

      As you know a very distracted last year plus for us all.

    • March 1, 2021 9:29 AM EST
    • I had no idea that this was up, I thought this would have been off I mean who has been to the movies in the last 15 to 16 months or so?