Awards

The Golden Globe Nominations: Television

By Alan Hurst The big surprise for me this year with the Golden Globe nominations for the best in television in 2018 was the actual lack of major surprises. There were a few WTF nominations (Candice Bergen for the lacklustre Murphy Brown reboot being one of them) and omissions (The Handmaid’s Tale or Westworld for Best…

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By John H. Foote Often the best predictor of the Academy Awards, often wildly off base, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for the Golden Globe Awards this morning at dawn in Los Angeles. I will cover the film nominees, the television nomionees will come from Alan Hurst later in the day. Surprises?…

THE 15 WORST OSCAR-WINNING FILMS IN MOVIE HISTORY

By John H. Foote So often through the history of the cinema, and the connection to the Academy of Arts and Sciences, wildly over appreciated films are nominated for and often win the Best Picture award, in addition to many other prizes. If you study closely the nominees and winners of each year right back…

Viggo Mortensen and the “N-Word” – SERIOUSLY!?

By John H. Foote At an American Film Institute screening of the superb film Green Book, Actor Viggo Mortensen, a genuinely compassionate, kind man uttered the dreaded “N” word. He did so in explaining that the word was commonly used in the sixties, particularly in the American South. I have interviewed Mortensen and liked him…

National Board of Review Announces Awards

By John H. Foote The awards race is up and running! The National Board of Review, one of the oldest film awards organizations in America announced their award winners today, two days before the New York Film Critics announce. Green Book won Best Picture, continuing its path towards Oscar. Viggo Mortensen won Best Actor for…

The CRAZY Best Actress Race… So Many Possibilities

By John H. Foote Twelve performances, perhaps thirteen, are being discussed for Best Actress. Only five names will be read, only five performances nominated, with just a single winner, barring a tie as we had in 1968. It is genuinely thrilling to see so many great performances from women, but more to see so many…