Monday, January 7, 2019

Golden Globes And TFF / Producers Guild Names Nominees / Gurus o' Gold / ACE Nominates for Eddies / New Video (Old Man and the Gun) and Trailer (Cold War) / Tapley's New Predix for Oscar

Week Two of the New Year begins today...hope it's working out for you.  OSCAR voting starts TODAY! Editors (see below) Cinematographers, Sound Editors, Writers and Directors Guilds all announce their 2018 nominees today.


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association handed out its annual Golden Globe awards for excellence in film and television last night.  TFF films are Bold.

Best Film/Drama: Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Film Comedy/Musical: Green Book
Best Actress/Drama: Glenn Close/The Wife
Best Actress Comedy/Musical: Olivia Colman/The Favourite
Best Actor/Drama: Rami Malek/Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actor Musical/Drama: Christian Bale/Vice
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King/If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali/Green Book
Best Direction: Alfonso Cuaron/Roma
Best Screenplay: Green Book
Best Foreign Film: Roma
Best Animated Film: Spiderman; Into the Spider verse
Best Score: First Man
Best Song: Shallow from A Star Is Born

Overall, Telluride films scored a total of four Globes: Roma (2-Foreign Language Film and Direction), The Favourite (1-Best ACtress/Musical-Comedy) and First Man (1-Best Score).  Green Book had three and Bohemian Rhapsody had two and they were big awards for Best Film/Drama and Best Actor Drama.

A Star Is Born was shut out of wins in the four main categories it was nominated for (Picture/Daram, Actress/Drama, Supporting Actor and Direction winning only Best Song.  That was something of a stunner as the Gurus o' Gold had the film as a unanimous favorite to win Best Picture/Drama.


Friday the Producers Guild of America (PGA) named their nominees for a variety of Film and Television categories.  Their 10 film list for Best of 2018:

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Green Book
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

The documentaries nominated by the PGA were (previously announced on Nov. 20th):

The Dawn Wall
Free Solo
Into the Okavango
Three Identical Strangers
Won't You Be My Neighbor

Animated Features nominated:

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse

Three TFF #45 films made the PGA cut: The Favourite and Roma among theatrical films and Free Solo among documentaries.

Complete nominees coverage is linked here from Indiewire.


The latest Movie City News' Gurus o' Gold went up on Saturday and included predictions for the two Best Picture Golden Globes categories.  Those, of course, are now known.  Also included is the latest snapshot of the Oscar Best Picture race.

Take a gander at the most recent Gurus guesses here.


The American Cinema Editors named their nominees fro excellence in film editing for film and television this morning.  TFF #45 films nominated included: Roma and First Man in the Film/Drama category, The Favourite in the Film/Comedy category, Free Solo in the Documentary category and in the Non-theatrical film category: A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making, a short documentary about the recovery of Orson Welles The Other Side of the Wind.

The complete list of nominees is linked here from The Wrap.


Fox Searchlight released nine and a half minutes or so of David Lowery's The Old Man and the Gun on Friday.  Here that is from YouTube:

The film is now available to stream.

Meanwhile, Amazon Studios dropped a new trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War this weekend as well.  Here it is:


Variety's InContention Awards expert, Kristopher Tapley had updated Oscar predictions Saturday ahead of the Golden Globes.

Telluride films included in his predictions include:

Roma (8): Picture, Direction, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Foreign Language Film

The Favourite (7): Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress (both Stone and Weisz), Original Screenplay, Costumes, Production Design

First Man (6): Cinematography, Film Editing, Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (3): Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

Cold War (3): Direction, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film

First Reformed (2): Actor, Original Screenplay***TFF #44

Shoplifters (1): Foreign Language Film

Free Solo (1): Documentary

Border (1); Makeup/Hair

A couple of notes...

If Tapley is 100% accurate, TFF #45 feature films earn 30 Oscar nominations.  TFF #44 (First Reformed) gets 2.

Tapley has no picks in the Shorts categories in this latest set of predictions and TFF #45 could snag an additional nomination or two there.

First Man now looks like it will be the most nominated film that doesn't get a Best Picture nomination.  I am dismayed.

I'm also a little surprised that both Can You Ever Forgive Me with a probable two acting nominations and a screenplay nod isn't more in the Best Picture conversation.  Same for First Reformed for the same reasons.

Tapley's inclusion of Pawlikowski for his direction of Cold War is a bold choice but I'd be stunned if that actually happens.

Here's Tapley's complete set of Oscar predictions.

And speaking of Tapley, Kris has kept up an annual tradition by posting his selections for the ten best individual shots from 2018 films at Variety.  That list with commentary went up on the site in late December.

Among the films/shots included were TFF #45 and TFF #44 films (photos from Tapley's post):

At #10-First Man:

At #8- First Reformed (from TFF #44):

At #7- Cold War:

At #3- Roma

The top shot in Tapley's list came from the horror film Hereditary.

The complete post is here.

That's this Monday's MTFB.  I'll have more on Thursday.


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