The 89th Academy Awards representing the year 2016 in film has officially come to a close. We hope you enjoyed our podcast recap here as well as my article on how "Moonlight" managed to pull off one of the biggest upsets of all time here. It was quite memorable to say the least.
But now, we have our winner of the 2017 "Predict The Oscars" Contest to unveil. Click below to see if you ranked with the top.
Forget about the controversy for a moment. Take a step back from what transpired at first with presumed frontrunner "La La Land" taking the stage to claim the Best Picture prize and hearing the producers give their speeches. A bigger story (Ok, maybe not to most) happened here and that is the fact that when all the shenanigans were over with, "Moonlight" managed to beat "La La Land" for Best Picture.
How did this happen? Click below to find out.
So that just happened....
In what will go down in history as probably the most shocking Oscar moment EVER, "La La Land" was announced as the Best Picture winner by a confused Warren Beatty who was looking off to the sides and stalling for time as he had the wrong envelope in his hands (It was Emma Stone's envelope for Best Actress), after winning 6 awards and being the presumed winner for the season, Beatty made the decision to announce "La La Land" as the winner and the team took the stage to accept their award. After a few moments and some sweet (Now awkward) winning speeches, the true winner was revealed to be "Moonlight." The cast and crew of that film took the stage while the "La La Land" crew awkwardly exited, as the audience and the people watching at home tried to get a handle on what had just occurred.
There will be so much to discuss on this historic moment and although I'm very happy for "Moonlight," I fear this win will forever be considered a fluke. I cannot wait to discuss this on the podcast this week and for all of you to listen.
Thank you so much for following me live on twitter tonight and be sure to stay tuned in the post Oscar season over here at Next Best Picture for more to come on what these wins all mean historically and more moving forward.
For now, click below to see the full list of winners from this evening.
Here is the live post for the 89th Academy Award winners. Be sure to check back here as the winners are updated and feel free to follow my live thoughts on twitter at @NextBestPicture with the hashtag #NextBestPicture.
Click below to see the winners as they are announced.
The show will be starting in a few hours. You can enter into our "Predict The Oscars" contest here and follow me on twitter tonight with the hashtag #NextBestPicture as I live tweet the Oscars.
For now, I'd love to hear your No Guts, No Glory predictions for tonight. Click below to see mine and share yours in the comments.
Enjoy the show!
It's all come down to this. 24 hours to go until the big show. You have seen all the posts. Listened to all of the podcasts. Well now, the team over at Next Best Picture is finally ready to share with you our picks for the 89th Academy Awards.
Click below to see our predictions along with what we feel should win and be sure to enter into our "Predict The Oscars" contest before the ceremony begins tomorrow night.
And here we are. This is it. The final two categories before the 89th Academy Awards. Best Director and Best Picture. Before we get to my in-depth analysis of these two awards and how I think they will go on Sunday, please take the time to check out the other articles I have posted these past couple of days on the other categories:
Best Foreign Language, Best Documentary & Best Animated Film
Best Original Song & Best Original Score
Best Film Editing & Best Cinematography
Best Sound Editing/Mixing & Best Visual Effects
Best Original & Adapted Screenplay
Best Makeup, Best Costume Design & Best Production Design
Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor & Supporting Actress
Without any further adieu, click below for my in-depth analysis
One acting category is pretty much locked at this year's Oscars unless if Hell were prepared to freeze over. The other three categories have their favorites but present some unique scenarios which may or may not play out. This is my in-depth analysis of the acting categories for the 89th Academy Awards and who I predict will ultimately walk away with Oscar gold.
Click below to read my in-depth analysis.
Our final three tech awards for the 89th Academy Awards are here. I was anxiously awaiting the results of the guilds to tell me something with these categories and I think I have my mind made up on at least 2 out of the three categories. With only a few days left until the big show, here is my in-depth analysis of Best Makeup & Hair Styling, Production Design and Costume Design for this year's Oscar.
Click below to read my in-depth analysis.
With the tech awards officially out of the way, we now turn our eyes to the above the line categories. This year's screenplay categories feel like a done deal in one category while the other is practically a coin flip.
Click below to see my in-depth analysis.
Continuing our march towards the 89th Academy Awards, I now look at two of the hardest categories to predict this year with Sound Editing/Mixing and one of the easiest ones to call - Best Visual Effects. Admittedly, I'll be relying on stats and history to help out my predictions here and there will be a lot of stats to scroll through. But if you're interested in winning your office Oscar pool, I recommend you take a look.
Click below for my in-depth analysis.
It's that time. With only one week away, it's time for you to predict the 2017 Oscars. Please click below to fill out the form and send in your predictions. Only one submission will be accepted, so please be sure to make sure you fill out all fields and that you're confident with your choices. The winner will be notified by email. No submissions will be accepted once the ceremony starts.
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Two of the most interesting Oscars for cinephiles around the world are the Best Film Editing and Best Cinematography Oscars. Film Editing dictates the flow of a film and how its story is told. Cinematography are the images that stay with you for a lifetime. If either aspect is poor within a film, it ultimately fails. The Academy has done a great job of recognizing some of the standout works from this year and now it is time to see if the guilds, critics and various factors from this season will be able to help us predict the winners in both categories.
Click below for my in-depth analysis.
Best Original Song & Best Original Score at the Oscars are not as tied together in their wins as often as one would think. Only twice in the last 15 years have the two awards gone to the same film. It looks like we are heading for a year where the two awards will go to the same film and that film is a musical. How will it all shake down?
Click below for my in-depth analysis of the two categories.
Now that the BAFTA Awards are out of the way, it's now time to start analyzing all of the Oscar categories as we head towards the 89th Academy Awards on February 26th. As the days roll on, I will be analyzing each category and making my final predictions for the Oscars. Today, I take a look at the Best Foreign Language, Documentary and Animated Feature Oscars.
Click below to see my in depth analysis of each category.
Now that the dust has settled and the nominations for the 2017 Oscars have been announced, it is now time to take a look at each category and reflect on nominations.
Click below to see my reactions.
Here we are folks. The Oscar Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have officially been announced and of course, "La La Land" leads the way with a record tying 14 nominations. Updates to the site will be happening throughout the week to reflect the news and I will be reaching out to the winner of the "Predict The Oscar Nominations Contest" this week as well, but please do let us know what your thoughts are on the nominations in the comments section.
Click below for the full list of nominations.
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!
Oscar ballots went out yesterday to Academy voters and will be due on January 13th, which is why the team over here at Next Best Picture have a few requests for the voters to consider while casting their ballots. It's true that many contenders are already being favored such as "La La Land," "Moonlight," & "Manchester By The Sea" but there are some that have either not performed well with the critics/guilds so far or have not come up at all that we feel deserve to be considered.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences have announced that Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars Ceremony on February 26th 2017.
It happens every year. The awards season presents a tremendous amount of buzz and anticipation. Trailers are released to further fuel the anticipation, festival lineups are announced and then the movie gets seen. As of this moment "Manchester By The Sea," "Arrival," "La La Land," "Moonlight," "Nocturnal Animals," "Sully" and to a certain extent "Bleed For This" have all been seen by major film critics and have each been positioned as major contenders. So this begs us to ask the question, "Which film is destined to crash and burn during this year's awards season?"
The 2016 Fall Awards Season is finally here. Pretty soon we will be knee-deep in some of the best films of the year all vying for Awards Attention in hopes of claiming the Oscar on February 26th. There are plenty of films that we are eagerly anticipating, but for our first blog post of the season myself, Will and Mike have decided to come together to bring you what we feel are the 25 Most Anticipated Films For The 2016 Awards Race. The following list of films have been sorted by release date as this is not a ranked list. There will be plenty of more discussion on these titles through our podcast, reviews and more blog articles. For now, come check out the films we are most excited for.
Nomadland (17) - AWFJ, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, CIC, GOTHAM, GWNYFCA, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, NDFS, NSFC, 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 (2) - NCFCA, OFCC
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (2) - DFCS, HFCS
Another Round - EFA
Da 5 Bloods - CIC
Small Axe - LAFCA
Chloé Zhao (24) - AWFJ, BOFCA, BFCC, BSFC, CFCA, COFCA, DFCS, FFCC, GWNYFCA, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, LAFCA, MSFCA, NCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, NYFCC, OFCC, OFCS, PFCC, SDFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Spike Lee (2) - CIC, HFCS
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 (8) - COFCA, DFCS, HFCS, KCFCC, LAFCA, MCFCA, SCA, SDFCS, StLFCA
Viola Davis (3) - BFCC, CIC, PFCC
Sidney Flanigan (2) - BSFC, NYFCC
Paula Beer - EFA
Nicole Beharie - GOTHAM
Riz Ahmed (9) - COFCA, GOTHAM, GWNYFCA, HFCS, KCFCC, NDFS, 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
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Youn Yuh-jung (14) - AWFJ, BFCC, BSFC, COFCA, GWNYFCA, KCFCC, LAFCA, MCFCA, NCFCA, OFCC, SCA, SDFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Maria Bakalaova (11) - BOFCA, CFCA, CIC, FFCC, HFCS, IFJA, MCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, NYFCC, OFCS
Ellen Burstyn - DFCS
Olivia Cooke - HFCS
Amanda Seyfried - PFCC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Raci (13) - BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, COFCA, FFCC, GWNYFCA, HFCS, NSFC, OFCC, SCA, SDFCS, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Leslie Odom Jr. (6) - AWFJ, BFCC, HFCS, IFJA, KCFCC, OFCS
Sacha Baron Cohen (4) - DFCS, MCFCA, NCFCA, NDFS
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
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Promising Young Woman (10) - AWFJ, CIC, COFCA, HFCS, KCFCC, LAFCA, NDFS, OFCC, OFCS, StLFCA
Minari (5) - BFCC, FFCC, 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 (16) - AWFJ, BOFCA, BSFC, CFCA, CIC, COFCA, GWNYFCA, HFCS, MCFCA, NCFCA, NDFS, NSFC, OFCS, PFCC, SDFCS, StLFCA
Mank (3) - FFCC, OFCC, SCA
Small Axe (2) - LAFCA, NYFCC
Tenet (2) - BFCC, HFCS
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 (16) - AWFJ, BFCC, CCA, CIC, DFCS, FFCC, HFCS, IFJA, MSFCA, NCFCA, NDFS, 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 (4) - COFCA, DFCS, GWNYFCA, OFCS
Bacurau (2) - BOFCA, NYFCC
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
La Llorona - BSFC
Los Fuertes - FFCC
Martin Eden - OFCC
Night Of The Kings - BFCC
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Time (7) - BFCC, GOTHAM, GWNYFCA, LAFCA, NYFCC, PFCC, SDFCS
Dick Johnson Is Dead (6) - CCA, CFCA, COFCA, IFJA, NCFCA, OFCS
Collective (4) - BSFC, EFA, SFBAFCC, StLFCA
Boys State (3) - CIC, DFCS, OFCC
All In: The Fight For Democracy (2) - AWFJ, NDFS
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
You Don't Nomi - FFCC