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.
Get Out (6) - AFCC, AAFCA, BOFCA, PFFCC, SDFCS, WAFCA
The Florida Project (4) - DFCSA, NYFCO, SFFCC, TFCA
Call Me By Your Name (2) - IFP, LAFCA
Lady Bird (2) - CFCA, NYFCC
The Shape Of Water - (2) DFWFCA, PCC
Dunkirk - DFCC
Mudbound - NYFCO
Phantom Thread - BSFC
The Post - NBR
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - PCC
Christopher Nolan (5) - AFCC, DFCC, CFCA, PCC, WAFCA
Guillermo del Toro (3) - DFWFCA, LAFCA, SFFCC
Greta Gerwig (3) -NBR, SDFCS, TFCA
Jordan Peele (3) - AAFCA, IFP, PFCC
Sean Baker (2) - DFCSA, NYFCC
Paul Thomas Anderson (2) - BOFCA, BSFC
Luca Guadagnino - LAFCA
Dee Rees - NYFCO
Timothee Chalamet (6) - AFCC, BOFCA, CFCA, LAFCA, NYFCC, PCC
James Franco (3) - DFCC, DFCSA, IFP
Gary Oldman (3) - DFWFCA, NYFCO, WAFCA
Daniel Day-Lewis (2) - PFCC, TFCA
Daniel Kaluuya (2) - AAFCA, BSFC
Tom Hanks - NBR
James McAvoy - SDFCS
Andy Serkis - SFFCC
Sally Hawkins (7) - AFCC, BSFC, DFWFCA, LAFCA, PCC, PFCC, SDFCS
Frances McDormand (6) - AAFCA, BOFCA, DFCSA, PCC, TFCA, WAFCA
Saoirse Ronan (3) - CFCA, IFP, NYFCC
Margot Robbie (2) - NYFCO, SFFCC
Meryl Streep - NBR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe (11) - AFCC, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, DFCSA, LAFCA, NBR, NYFCC, NYFCO, SFFCC, TFCA
Sam Rockwell (4) - DFWFCA, PCC, SDFCS, WAFCA
Laurence Fishburne - AAFCA
Woody Harrelson - PFCC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laurie Metcalf (11) - AFCC, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, LAFCA, NBR, PCC, SDFCS, SFFCC, TFCA, WAFCA
Allison Janney (5) - DFCSA, DFWFCA, NYFCO, PFCC, SDFCS
Tiffany Haddish (2) - AAFCA, NYFCC
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Get Out (13) - AFCC, AAFCA, BOFCA, CFCA, DFCC, IFP, LAFCA, NYFCO, PFCC, SDFCS, SFFCC, TFCA, WAFCA
Lady Bird (3) - BSFC, DFWFCA, PCC
Phantom Thread (2) - NBR, NYFCC
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2) - DFCSA, PCC
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me By Your Name (2) - CFCA, SFFCC
The Disaster Artist (2) - NBR, SDFCS
Mudbound - WAFCA
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Coco (13) - AFCC, AAFCA, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, NBR, NYFCC, NYFCO, PCC, PFCC, SFFCC, WAFCA
The Breadwinner (2) - LAFCA, TFCA
The LEGO Batman Movie - DFCSA
My Life As A Zucchini - SDFCS
Blade Runner 2049 (6) - BOFCA, CFCA, DFCC, PFCC, SFFCC, WAFCA
The Shape Of Water (3) - DFWFCA, LAFCA, NYFCO
Dunkirk (3) - AFCC, BSFC, SDFCS
Mudbound - NYFCC
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty And The Beast - SDFCS
Phantom Thread - SDFCS
BEST FILM EDITING
Baby Driver (4) - CFCA, SDFCS, SFFCC, WAFCA
Dunkirk (2) - BOFCA, LAFCA
A Ghost Story - BSFC
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Blade Runner 2049 (3) - CFCA, LAFCA, WAFCA
The Shape Of Water (2) - SDFCS, SFFCC
BEST SOUND MIXING
BEST SOUND EDITING
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
War For The Planet Of The Apes - SDFCS
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Phantom Thread (6) - BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, LAFCA, PCC, SFFCC
The Shape Of Water (2) - BOFCA, DFWFCA
Blade Runner 2049 - WAFCA
Coco - PFCC
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Detroit - AAFCA
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (5) - AFCC, LAFCA, NYFCC, SFFCC, WAFCA
The Square (4) - BSFC, CFCA, DFWFCA, TFCA
First They Killed My Father -BOFCA
Foxtrot - NBR
Graduation - PFCC
In The Fade - NYFCO
Loveless - LAFCA
Raw - PCC
Thelma - SDFCS
The Wound - AAFCA
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Jane (6) - AFCC, CFCA, NBR, PFCC, SDFCS, WAFCA
Faces Places (5) - BOFCA, LAFCA, NYFCC, SFFCC, TFCA
City Of Ghosts (2) - DFWFCA, PCC
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story - NYFCO
Dawson City: Frozen Time - BSFC
The Farthest - DFCC
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - DFCSA
Kedi - AFCC
Step - AAFCA
Strong Island - IFP