Awards

NO WOMEN DIRECTING NOMINEES? GOOD FILMS, BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH

By John H. Foote Why all the screaming that no female directors were among the nominees for Best Director at the Golden Globes this year? Frankly, their films were good, but not good enough. When Penny Marshall was overlooked for a Best Director nomination in 1990 for her powerful medical film Awakenings, no one said…

The Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By Alan Hurst Golden Globe nominations for the best in movies and television from 2019 are in and, as with every year, a few surprises in terms of who’s in and who’s out. Netflix’ The Irishman and Marriage Story continue their awards trajectory with multiple nominations in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category, and…

Great Performances: TARON EGERTON in ROCKETMAN (2019)

By Nick Maylor As the end of the year approaches and Oscar nominations are right around the corner, I cannot help this unpleasant premonition I am having: Taron Egerton will likely be snubbed for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. As we’ve discussed, the competition for the Best Actor statue is some of the stiffest in…

New York Film Critics Awards Full of Surprises

By John H. Foote The unpredictable New York Film Critics Circle announced their awards today, once again surprising us with some of their choices. The Irishman won the Best Picture Award from the New York Film Critics, the most prestigious of the Critics groups passing out year-end awards. This marks the second consecutive year that…