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Wednesday
Feb 15 2017

Links: Car Eyes,Sad Batman,Oscar Guesswork,Inspiring Denzel

General Linkage
i09Mad Mad Fury Roadmeets Pixar'sCars
AV Clubignoring that nobody on god's green earth could possibly want to relive the election fiasco of 2016,Megan Ellison and Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty) are developing a miniseries about it right now.Too soon.
Interview Magthere's going to be a biopic of Sammy Davis Jr.They have casting suggestions including Elijah Kelley as Sammy and Delroy Lindo as his father
Cinesnarkhas an ode to Keanu Reeves,calling him 'the last great movie star.' I personally think the demise of the movie star is a myth (that's been being told my entire lifetime...and yet my lifetime has had plenty of new movie stars in it) but I tend to like pieces like this anyway because worshipping movie stars is fun
The New Yorkerlooks at the silent filmDifferent From Others,reportedly the first gay romantic drama on film


MNPPTom Cullen has been at the gym and has a movie coming out co-starring his love Tatiana Maslany
Screen CrushBen Affleck rumored to want out of the Batman game.I mean...he does look miserable doing it,so why not?Batman is the star not the actor playing him anyway.Notice how many faces he's already worn since 1989 and he's still just as popular
Tracking BoardMahershala Ali is joining Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy for a new crime drama calledTriple Frontier

Oscar Stuff
Feinberg ForecastFeinberg is predicting 10 Oscars for亚博主页La La Land,losing only 3 categories
Varietyon the backlash toLa La Landand why "exuberance"matters.I co-sign this post.I hate when films are deemed "not important enough"as that leads to comedies and family films and adventures and romances and all sorts of genres that produce classics being regularly overlooked at the Oscars亚博主页
Write Out of LAis,on the other side,all in for theLa La Landbacklash
VarietyNetflix sharing Ava DuVernay's with classrooms,community groups,and book clubs
VarietyMoonlighttook the USC Scripter prize for adapted screenplay
Indie WireAnne Thompson saysMoonlightis "guaranteed"one Oscar win.Guaranteed feels like too strong a word for me when both of its potential wins (Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor) have to face off against a surgingLionwhich took both of those categories at the BAFTAs
...oh and BAFTA wins and gowns in case you missed those posts here!

In Case You Missed It
Denzel Washington gave an inspiring speech at the NAACP Image Awards.I'm still torn as to whether he'll pull off a third Oscar win for Fences but I'm rooting for it,since it can't be Viggo!

Tuesday
Dec 08 2015

Image Awards Love "Creed"

Some of the nominees and omissions from the NAACP Image Awards over the years have been truly bizarre.We chalk that up to it not being a film based organization and far more concerned with representation than the movies themselves.Though they are not an Oscar precursor in the traditional way,they do add another insight into which films people are thinking about at this time of year.We expect that Oscar will share their love ofCreed.It led the nominations for movies and Michael B Jordan is even up for "Entertainer of the Year".

That's a distinction worth noting because he's the only one of the "Entertainer"nominees that's associatedly directly with the movies for this awards cycle.The rest (Pharell,Shonda & Viola,Misty Copeland) are clearly nominated for their contributions to music,television,and performing arts.

The film nominees are...

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Wednesday
Dec 10 2014

‘Selma' Wins Big at the AAFCA Awards & NAACP Image Award Nominations

Margarethere with a look at the nominees for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards,as well as the winners of the African American Film Critics Association year-end prizes.

It continues to be a good season forSelma,which racked up eight Image Award nominations-- especially impressive when you consider that there are only seven categories.(Six of its nominations are for acting.) Period dramaBelleand James Brown biopicGet On Upboth received five nominations each,and the music industry romantic dramaBeyond the Lightsearned three.

The AAFCA announced their awards,namingSelmabest picture alongside nine other outstanding films.The AAFCA Top Ten Films of 2014 are as follows in order of distinction:

  • SELMA
  • THE IMITATION GAME
  • THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
  • BIRDMAN
  • BELLE
  • TOP FIVE
  • UNBROKEN
  • DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
  • GET ON UP
  • BLACK OR WHITE

A complete list of AAFCA winners,and Image nominees (some interesting stuff - now with double the Viola Davis!)after the jump...

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