Awards

25 UNDESERVING BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

By John H. Foote When the Academy Award nominees for film excellence in 1967 were announced, there were some audible gasps when the Best Picture category was read. As expected Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate and In the Heat of the Night were nominated, all richly deserved. But also among the five was Guess Who’s…

OSCAR FORECAST POST TIFF – BEST ACTOR AND BEST ACTRESS

By John H. Foote The two major acting categories will be over crowded with potential nominees this year, offering the Academy to answer the call for diversity. As with the two supporting categories, previous winners and nominees will be there, as well as some first timers. Looking like an acting year. BEST ACTOR Adam Driver…

OSCAR FORECAST POST TIFF – SUPPORTING ACTOR AND ACTRESS

By John H. Foote ‘The big three festivals that end the summer and kick off the fall always have a staggering impact on Oscar season. Films and performances are like race horses, moving ahead, falling back, disappearing altogether then surging to the finish, we pretty much have the race outlined with a few exceptions. The…

Oscar Forecast PART FOUR — BEST ACTRESS

By John H. Foote Once again, as in the previous three, this category will be packed with potential nominees and is likely the most diverse of the major categories. Veterans, newcomers alike will compete for one of the five spots for Best Actress. What is thrilling is the diversity among the contenders, not only are…

Oscar Forecast PART TWO — Best Supporting Actress

By John H. Foote The supporting ladies. Previous winners, nominees, long-overlooked artists and brand new performances worthy of a nomination. Click here for PART ONE Here you go. ANNETTE BENING IN THE REPORT Bening is another who might be considered due as she has been nominated for award-winning work, but no Oscar. This film is…