The Oscar Project
The awards are this evening and it's time to look at the order of when the awards will be presented. As of this writing, no official announcement has been made about the order of presentation, but based on last year's order, here is the order I anticipate the awards being handed out. Don't forget to join The Oscar Project on Discord and be a part of the live conversation during the awards this evening.
Actor in a Supporting Sole
Animated Feature Film
Animated Short Film
Live Action Short Film
Documentary Short Subject
Actress in a Supporting Role
Makeup and Hairstyling
International Feature Film
Actor in a Leading Role
Actress in a Leading Role
Tomorrow is the big day, and I sat down this morning to make my official predictions for who is going to win at the Oscars tomorrow night. I printed out a free ballot from Vanity Fair that has all the categories on one sheet and have included a copy below. Print out your own ballot from the Vanity Fair website and play along. Leave a comment below with how many you got right.
With the 93rd Oscars just one week away, it's time to do a little Best Picture voting of our own. I have set up a quick poll to gather votes for the 8 films nominated for Best Picture this year.
The Oscars uses a ranked choice voting method to choose the film awarded Best Picture. I would probably do a terrible job of explaining the process of ranked choice voting, so I'll let the website Ballotpedia.com do it. I THINK I know enough to be dangerous in putting this together, but I can probably figure out how to catalog the votes to determine the winner the same way the Academy does it.
So on to the poll below. I have all eight Best Picture nominees listed below, in alphabetical order to avoid any bias. Please rank all eight films with your first choice being 1 and last choice being 8. Don't worry if you haven't seen some (or even all) of them, you can still vote. Many of the Academy members, all busy working on movies of their own, don't watch all of the nominees but are still eligible to vote.
I also included a question below to see if readers would be interested in voting on the rest of the categories. There are a bunch to choose from, and normally only members of each individual branch of the Academy, but since we don't have branches, I would allow everyone to vote in all categories.
Get your votes in and share this with your friends. I want to get as many votes in here as possible.
After yesterday's announcement of the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards next month, there weren't too many surprises. Many of the categories looked similar to what they had been for the Golden Globes a few weeks back, albeit with fewer actual nominees since there are only single categories and no splits between drama and comedy/musical.
One thing is for sure, women are here to stay at the top of the Oscars. With a record 70 women being nominated for a total of 76 nominations, there are also two women up for Best Director, after the category being filled with all male nominees last year. It is the first time more than one woman has been nominated for the directing category. Among them Chloé Zhao is the first woman to recieve four nominations in a single year for her work on Nomadland while Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell is the third woman to receive three nominations in a single year, following Sofia Coppola and Fran Walsh, both in 2003.
Soul director Pete Docter received his now record fourth nomination in the Best Animated Feature category, which is celebrating its twentieth year as an Oscar category. In the Best International Film category, Tunisia becomes the fifth country from Africa to be nominated with their film The Man Who Sold His Skin.
Hamilton and One Night in Miami star Leslie Odom, Jr. is the fourth person to receive an acting nomination and a song nomination for the same film. This distinction is a fairly recent development with the three previous actors being Mary J. Blige for Mudbound in 2017, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born in 2018 and Cynthia Erivo for Harriet just last year.
I would be remiss to not mention the posthumous Best Actor nomination for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (and Da 5 Bloods) star Chadwick Boseman. He is only the seventh actor to be nominated following his passing and after winning the Golden Globe, feels like a strong contender to be awarded an Oscar.
Finally, the acting categories are populated by a whole host of newcomers along with a few past winners. A total of 11 acting nominees are first-timers including Riz Ahmed, Maria Bakalova, Chadwick Boseman, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Leslie Odom, Jr., Paul Raci, Amanda Seyfried, Lakeith Stanfield, Steven Yeun, and Yuh-Jung Youn. Among the past winners are Olivia Colman (2018), Viola Davis (2016), Anthony Hopkins (1992), Frances McDormand (1997 & 2018), and Gary Oldman (2018).
For a full breakdown of the nominees, check out yesterday's summary post. And be sure to come back tomorrow for a deeper dive into the three shorts categories including Best Documentary Short Film, Best Animated Short Film, and Best Live Action Short Film.
The nominations are finally here. After a whirlwind year at the movies when so many films were delayed or even canceled from their original release dates and many more found audiences through streaming platforms and video on demand services, we finally have a list of the nominees for recognition in 23 categories.
Below you'll find a list of all the films, actors, directors, and other filmmakers nominated for Academy Awards this year. Today's post is just a quick summary of the nominees. Throughout the rest of March and into April, I will be providing daily posts about the nominees in each category, wrapping up with individual summaries of the Best Picture nominees in the weeks leading up to the 93rd Academy Award ceremony on April 25th.
Links below in film titles are for trailers. Films available through streaming services are linked with that service's name. Many of these films are available on services you probably already pay for, so get out there and watch some of these incredible films before the awards are handed out next month!
And that's it! If you made it this far, congrats! Click the link for each category for a full breakdown of the category as we get closer to the 93rd Academy Award ceremony on April 25th.
It's time to find out which films have been nominated for Academy Awards in this weird year and this year the husband and wife pairing of Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas will be announcing the nominated films.
Recent announcements have been brought to us by people including actors John Cho and Issa Rae last year, Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis in 2018, and directors Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee in 2016.
If you're inclined to watch the nomination announcements, you can do so on YouTube below. They will also be streamed live via Oscars.com, Oscars.org, Twitter, and Facebook.
If you can't watch live on Monday morning, you can watch the nominations after the fact or come back here for the full list of nominees once they are announced. I will also be providing category by category reviews over the course of the next month leading up to the 93rd Academy Awards in April 25th.
The Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards are past and the voting for the Oscars is ongoing this week.
This Sunday will see the Grammys awarded for music before we get into the final stretch of awards for film.
Here's a look at the key dates you need to know as we lead up to the big (virtual) Academy Awards on April 25th.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?