The Los Angeles Film Critics Association stunned the movie world with some out of left field choices that left me wondering what they might have been ingesting at their voting session? Was the lox spiked with LSD?

Seriously folks, Debra Granik, Best Director for Leave No Trace?? A fine film, nicely directed but not even in the ten best directorial achievements of the year folks. Sorry.

Steven Yuen for Best Supporting Actor in Burning? Are they kidding? No, really, are they joking?

As expected Roma won Best Film, improving its chances to become the first Netflix produced film to be so nominated at the Oscars. That Alfonso Cuaron did not win Best Director was a shock, though the greater shock was Granik winning.

Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her wonderful work in The Favourite, while Ethan Hawke continues his path to an Oscar nomination, winning Best Actor in First Reformed. Both were popular, logical choices.

Regina King continues to sweep the Supporting Actress awards, winning again in If Beale Street Could Talk, all but assuring her pending Oscar nomination.

How did Richard E. Grant lose supporting actor? How did Mahershala Ali lose supporting actor in Green Book?


The LA Critics have always gone their own way, but this time, man, they zoned in from Jupiter.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are next, announcing Wednesday morning. That is when things get serious.

1 Comment

  • Nobody IMoirtaNt
    On December 12, 2018 6:57 pm 0Likes

    Maybe Green Book was snubbed because it’s RETROGRADE garbage?

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