Yesterday, we released Episode 95 of the Next Best Picture Podcast. On that episode, we put a call out there for any and all voices looking to join the NBP Community. For those who did not hear the call, we are going to re-state it here.
We want different perspectives. We want different voices. We want more diversity. We currently have voices from women, men, black, white, and hispanic both in written and podcast form here at Next Best Picture. We want more.
We feel our best work comes when we all don't agree and we have to talk through our interpretations of the art form we all so truly love. We want your voice to contribute towards this discussion here at Next Best Picture. To do this, you can either message me on Twitter or shoot me an email.
Thank you to everyone who has made this community what it is in such a short span of time. As we approach Episode 100 of the podcast and our celebration of two years of existence, we want to continue to grow and provide a platform for new voices out there searching for an outlet to discuss all things film awards related.
We appreciate you. We want to hear from you.
Owner & Editor In Chief for NextBestPicture.com
By Matt Neglia & Will Mavity
A new addition we will be bringing to the podcast (For our Patreon subscribers) in the off season as we prepare for the upcoming awards season is a sort of "book club" which we will be calling Next Best Adaptation. We are asking you from now until April 7th to head over to the poll page and vote on the source material you want us to read and discuss on the podcast (Some are sequels to other films, or based on shorts or in one case, a television mini series) as we anticipate the adaptation which will be coming later in the year. We will be selecting the Top 3 Books and we will be reading that book and releasing our podcast review on it every other month. Should a film based on a short or any other form other than a book land in the top 3, we shall review that as well. Regardless, three books shall be read and discussed by Next Best Adaptation on the leadup to the 2018 Awards Season.
Any and all feedback is appreciated and we urge you to cast a vote and check out the contenders below. Happy reading!
By Hans von Walter
On the morning Saturday, January 6th, I had the privilege of being able to attend the Academy Makeup branch’s annual nominations bake-off. It is here where the seven short-listed contenders for the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category at the Oscars are each given a chance to show off their stuff before being whittled down to three. Unlike the Visual Effects Bake-off, which was held later that evening, this event is not open to the public, so you need to know either someone who works for or is in the Academy in order to be able to attend. The format is largely similar to the VFX bake-off, with each film getting a short introduction provided by Academy moderators (At the VFX bake-off, the VFX artists themselves provide the intro), followed by a 10 minute reel highlighting the makeup work of the contending film, and finally wrapping up with a short Q&A with the makeup artists in contention. The presentation of the films is in alphabetical order. After the bake-off, the Makeup Branch is invited to select their picks for the nomination and submit their ballots before leaving (or remotely if they are watching through live-stream on the Academy website).
Click below to read my thoughts from the evening.
On this Thanksgiving holiday, I want to take a moment to give thanks.
Thank you to my family who has supported me from day one on this journey of Next Best Picture, even when it means less time spent with them and more time at the cinema. Thank you to my friends who also provided similar support and have been my go-to for when I needed an opinion on tough decisions. Thank you to the NBP staff who have provided the website with some amazing content, from their reviews to podcast contributions, interviews, articles and more. I want to say thank you to all of their friends and family as well.
Which leads me to the most important thing to be thankful for and that is you. Thank you to the fans who have provided their feedback, sent in their requests/questions/thoughts and ideas. Thank you for spreading the word and telling your friends/family about us over the last year and a half. We are committed to bringing you nothing but the best awards season content we possibly can and we have a few more surprises in store as we continue to grow with your help.
I hope you all enjoy this day with your friends and family. Know that from all of us at NBP...you are our friends and family and we are forever thankful for all that you've done.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
CEO of Next Best Picture
By Matt Neglia
From the team here at Next Best Picture, we wish all of you a Happy Fourth Of July!
Be sure to check below for a poll and tell us "Which Film Do You Like To Watch On The Fourth Of July?"
Thank you, be safe and have fun!
It all comes down to this. In less than a week, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards. We here at Next Best Picture have done our best to predict all 24 categories (Which can be found below) but now we want to hear what you think will get nominated.
Please take these next couple of days to enter into our contest to predict this year's Oscar Nominations. The winner will receive a random free digital copy of a movie and of course some insane bragging rights. The winner will be contacted by email if he/she has the highest number of correct nominations. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen randomly.
Please check out our predictions below for reference and happy predicting!
It's amazing really. What started off as a modest film blog called NegsBestThing.com, has transformed over these past couple of months into NextBestPicture.com. It's been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life to hear the positive feedback and criticism also, to make the site better. This may have been a rough year for us all in many different ways. Whether it be politically, socially, personally or even if you felt underwhelmed by the year in film itself, 2016 for me, will always stand out as the year that I created something that I'm proud of and will continue to keep running for as long as my life allows it.
Special thanks goes out to my parents, my friends, family and co-workers. Also special shout outs to JD Duran, Brendan Cassidy, Erik Anderson, Clayton Davis, Jason Michael, Lee Brady, DJ Valentine and of course my Next Best Picture family...Will, Kristen, Michael and Mike. Without all of your advice, collaboration, love and support, I would not be where I am today, in a position where in 2017 Next Best Picture will become an LLC and we take everything from film, to the awards season and more to the next level. And last but not least, thank you to all of you, the fans. Thank you for helping to spread the word of Next Best Picture over the course of this year by reading the reviews, listening to the podcasts, purcahsing from the store, posting on the forums, and following on social media. It's been completely overwhelming and hopefully a simple thank you will suffice. With that said...
Happy New Year Everyone!
You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture
We here at Next Best Picture are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic loss of Carrie Fisher who passed away today at age 60. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
What are some of your favorite Carrie Fisher moments over the years? Any favorite performances? Click below to see some highlights from her career.
Just in time for the holidays this year, we have added exclusive merchandise clothing and other items to the Store on NextBestPicture.com.
Along with all of the "purchase" and amazon links you see throughout the site, all of this new merchandise is a very helpful way for you to support Next Best Picture by spreading the word and helping us to maintain the site. We appreciate any support and/or feedback from you.
Today we are launching a "Historical Reviews" section on NextBestPicture.com where we will be asking our dear readers in the "Polls" section which film they would like to see us review next from a previous year in film history on the site. This will be updated regularly.
Please feel free to check out some of the reviews we have already posted on the site down below and vote on the next one!
We now have a Store Page added to NextBestPicture.com
The purpose of the page is to provide a section of the site where you can help us out by making a purchase (Or purchases) through Amazon.com. Going to the movies as consistently and frequently as we do can get expensive over time and any help that we can receive from our amazing readers and listeners is greatly appreciated.
More additions will be coming to the store such as exclusive merchandise and special giveaways.
We've been on the web for about a week now and the response to our forums, podcast, articles and reviews has been nothing short of overwhelmingly positive. Thank you so much from all of us here at Next Best Picture for the support and feel free to leave us a suggestion or provide us feedback on how we can make your experience better as we press on with the 2016 Awards Season and beyond.
- Matt N.
I have to say, I'm pretty excited about this one!
NextBestPicture.com has introduced a "Forums" section in the main menu which will allow you to create a user account and interact with us on the site to chat about the Oscars and anything else pertaining to film! If you would like to be in on the conversation surrounding the current awards race, click on the link below and it will take you to the new forums page!
Any and all feedback is appreciated.
If you are here due to being redirected from NegsBestThing.com let me first come right out and say thank you. Thank you for taking what has always been a passion of mine and helping it grow over these past couple of months into something even bigger than I ever expected.
My hope is that this new site now known as NextBestPicture.com will serve the same purpose as NegsBestThing.com did for you and even more so! We still have film reviews, podcasts and plenty of articles to come. You will find that this new website will have a heavy focus on the Awards Season and the films contained within that time frame. Regular reviews of other films will continue and there are plenty of other surprises in store.
Whether you are new here or not, please feel free to browse around and visit out Connect Page to send any feedback or suggestions.
One again, thank you.
Nomadland (18) - AWFJ, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, CIC, GOTHAM, GWNYFCA, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, NDFS, NSFC, NTFCA, OFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA, TIFF, VENICE
Promising Young Woman (5) - COFCA, KCFCC, MCFCA, SCA, SDFCS
First Cow (2) - FFCC, NYFCC
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (3) - BFCC, CIC, PFCC
Minari (3) - NCFCA, NYFCO, OFCC
Da 5 Bloods (2) - CIC, NBR
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (2) - DFCS, HFCS
Another Round - EFA
Small Axe - LAFCA
Chloé Zhao (26) - AWFJ, BOFCA, BFCC, BSFC, CFCA, COFCA, DFCS, FFCC, GWNYFCA, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, LAFCA, MSFCA, NCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, NTFCA, NYFCC, NYFCO, OFCC, OFCS, PFCC, SDFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Spike Lee (3) - CIC, HFCS, NBR
Regina King - BFCC
Darius Marder - SCA
Andrew Patterson - GOTHAM
Thomas Vinterberg - EFA
Frances McDormand (13) - AWFJ, BOFCA, CFCA, FFCC, GWNYFCA, HFCS, IFJA, NCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, OFCC, OFCS, SFBAFCC
Carey Mulligan (11) - COFCA, DFCS, HFCS, KCFCC, LAFCA, MCFCA, NBR, NTFCA, NYFCO, SCA, SDFCS, StLFCA
Viola Davis (3) - BFCC, CIC, PFCC
Sidney Flanigan (2) - BSFC, NYFCC
Paula Beer - EFA
Nicole Beharie - GOTHAM
Riz Ahmed (11) - COFCA, GOTHAM, GWNYFCA, HFCS, KCFCC, NBR, NDFS, NYFCO, OFCC, SCA, SDFCS
Chadwick Boseman (9) - AWFJ, BFCC, CFCA, CIC, DFCS, LAFCA, MSFCA, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Delroy Lindo (8) - BOFCA, HFCS, IFJA, NCFCA, NSFC, NYFCC, OFCS, PFCC
Anthony Hopkins (2) - BSFC, FFCC
Mads Mikkelsen - EFA
Steven Yeun - NTFCA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Youn Yuh-jung (17) - AWFJ, BFCC, BSFC, COFCA, GWNYFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, MCFCA, NBR, NCFCA, NTFCA, NYFCO, OFCC, SCA, SDFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Maria Bakalaova (11) - BOFCA, CFCA, CIC, FFCC, HFCS, IFJA, MCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, NYFCC, OFCS
Ellen Burstyn (2) - DFCS, NYFCO
Olivia Cooke - HFCS
Amanda Seyfried - PFCC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Raci (14) - BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, COFCA, FFCC, GWNYFCA, HFCS, NBR, NSFC, OFCC, SCA, SDFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Leslie Odom Jr. (7) - AWFJ, BFCC, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, NYFCO, OFCS
Sacha Baron Cohen (5) - DFCS, MCFCA, NCFCA, NDFS, NTFCA
Chadwick Boseman (3) - CIC, NYFCC, PFCC
Glynn Turman - LAFCA
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Nomadland (10) - AWFJ, CFCA, COFCA, GWNYFCA, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, NCFCA, OFCC, OFCS
I'm Thinking Of Ending Things (4) - BOFCA, BSFC, FFCC, StLFCA
First Cow (3) - DFCS, PFCC, SFBAFCC
The Father (2) - SCA, SDFCS
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2) - BFCC, CIC
News Of The World - NBR
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Promising Young Woman (11) - AWFJ, CIC, COFCA, HFCS, KCFCC, LAFCA, NDFS, NYFCO, OFCC, OFCS, StLFCA
Minari (6) - BFCC, FFCC, NBR, NCFCA, SDFCS, SFBAFCC
Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (5) - CFCA, GWNYFCA, IFJA, NSFC, NYFCC
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (4) - CIC, DFCS, HFCS, MCFCA
Another Round - EFA
The Forty-Year-Old-Version - GOTHAM
Fourteen - GOTHAM
Nomadland (18) - AWFJ, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, CIC, COFCA, GWNYFCA, HFCS, MCFCA, NBR, NCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, NYFCO, OFCS, PFCC, SDFCS, StLFCA
Mank (3) - FFCC, OFCC, SCA
Tenet (3) - BFCC, HFCS, NTFCA
Small Axe (2) - LAFCA, NYFCC
First Cow - SFBAFCC
Hidden Away - EFA
The Vast Of Night - KCFCC
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Emma. (2) - CFCA, SDFCS
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2) - CIC, HFCS
Hidden Away - EFA
BEST FILM EDITING
Nomadland (7) - AWFJ, BOFCA, GWNYFCA, NDFS, OFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (4) - CIC, COFCA, HFCS, MCFCA
I'm Thinking Of Ending Things (2) - BSFC, CFCA
The Invisible Man (2) - MCFCA, SDFCS
The Father - LAFCA
Once More Unto The Breach - EFA
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
The Endless Trench - EFA
Mank - HFCS
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - CIC
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Soul (14) - BOFCA, CFCA, CIC, COFCA, DFCS, FFCC, GWNYFCA, HFCS, LAFCA, NCFCA, OFCC, OFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Tenet (3) - IFJA, MCFCA, SCA
Mank (2) - HFCS, NDFS
Berlin Alexanderplatz - EFA
Minari - BSFC
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
One Night In Miami (5) - CIC, DFCS, HFCS, HFCS, MCFCA
Over The Moon - NDFS
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mank (9) - CFCA, CIC, FFCC, HFCS, LAFCA, MCFCA, NDFS, SDFCS, StLFCA
First Cow - SFBAFCC
The Personal History Of David Copperfield - EFA
Little Girl - EFA
Sound Of Metal - HFCS
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Tenet (6) - DFCS, HFCS, HFCS, NCFCA, SDFCS, StLFCA
The Invisible Man (2) - CFCA, CIC
The Platform - EFA
Possessor - FFCC
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Soul (19) - AWFJ, BFCC, CCA, CIC, DFCS, FFCC, HFCS, IFJA, MSFCA, NBR, NCFCA, NDFS, NTFCA, NYFCO, OFCC, OFCS, PFCC, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Wolfwalkers (8) - BOFCA, CFCA, COFCA, GWNYFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, NYFCC, SDFCS
Josep - EFA
The Wolf House - BSFC
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Another Round (9) - AWFJ, CFCA, EFA, IFJA, KCFCC, MCFCA, NCFCA, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Minari (6) - COFCA, DFCS, GWNYFCA, NTFCA, NYFCO, OFCS
Bacurau (2) - BOFCA, NYFCC
La Llorona (2) - BSFC, NBR
The Life Ahead (2) - HFCS, SDFCS
And Then We Danced - NDFS
A Sun - HFCS
Beanpole - LAFCA
Collective - NSFC
His House - CIC
Identifying Features - GOTHAM
Jumbo - PFCC
Los Fuertes - FFCC
Martin Eden - OFCC
Night Of The Kings - BFCC
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Time (8) - BFCC, GOTHAM, GWNYFCA, LAFCA, NBR, NYFCC, PFCC, SDFCS
Dick Johnson Is Dead (6) - CCA, CFCA, COFCA, IFJA, NCFCA, OFCS
Collective (4) - BSFC, EFA, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
All In: The Fight For Democracy (3) - AWFJ, NDFS, NTFCA
Boys State (3) - CIC, DFCS, OFCC
The Painter And The Thief (2) - AWFJ, BOFCA
Beastie Boys Story - HFCS
Crip Camp - IDA
The Dissident - KCFCC
My Octopus Teacher - HFCS
The Social Dilemma - MCFCA
A Thousand Cuts - GOTHAM
The Way I See It - NYFCO
You Don't Nomi - FFCC