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Oscars 2021: no real upsets but Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland triumph is a wonderful coup | Peter Bradshaw

With best picture also in the bag, it was a great night for Zhao – but Korean veteran Youn Yuh-jung ended the night as queen of this year’s awards seasonOscars 2021 – as it happenedHistoric wins for Nomadland – and surprise victory for Anthony Hopkins – at odd OscarsSo this strangest of years was matched […]

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As Oscar Voting Closes, Members Indicate ‘Father’ Upsets, Actress Race Down to Viola Davis and Frances McDormand

The final voting for the Academy Awards officially closed at 5 p.m. Pt today. Speaking with multiple Academy voters, there’s something that needs to be stressed: this upcoming Oscars is a nail-biter and very close in multiple categories. With voting open for six days, it’s estimated and believed that anywhere from 20% to 30% of […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Production Design Predictions

This season’s Oscar race for production design pits David Fincher’s mighty black-and-white “Mank” (the Adg period winner) against Florian Zeller’s mind-bending “The Father,” Christopher Nolan’s time-inverted “Tenet” (the Adg fantasy winner), Paul Greengrass’ first western, “News of the World,” and the sweltering Chicago period trappings of George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”“Mank” is the […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Editing Predictions

This season’s editing race features five Best Picture nominees with very visceral stories: Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” (serving as her own editor), Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal,” Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” and Emerald Fennel’s “Promising Young Woman.” However, “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ is now the favorite, […]

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/Filmcast Ep. 612 – The Father

David, Devindra, and Jeff talk about the future of theater-going. Jeff praises the new animated series Invincible. For the feature review, the cast watches The Father, the Oscar-nominated film starring Olivia Coleman and Anthony Hopkins. Tune in to find out why this depressing look at aging is the quintessential Dave’s pick. The Slashfilmcast is launching […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Supporting Actress Predictions

As we head toward the Oscars, Netflix is trying to win a few of its 35 nominations. The streamer boasts two Supporting Actress contenders in a wide open category that does not include Globe winner Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”).Signaling possible weakness for David Fincher’s “Mank,” Oscar newbie Amanda Seyfried did not land a SAG spot […]

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Chadwick Boseman Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman has won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the 78th annual Golden Globes presented on Sunday night. The prize continues Boseman’s streak of posthumous wins throughout the movie awards season for his performance as Levee in George C. Wolfe’s August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” available on […]

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