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Oscars 2021: Our final predictions

After one of the longest awards seasons in living memory, the 93rd Academy Awards are almost upon us. Pandemic or no pandemic, this year’s nominations have been welcomed for their diversity and inclusivity, with celebrated indies rubbing shoulders with streaming hits the handful of blockbusters […]

Baftas 2021: Nomadland wins Best Film, Best Director

The winners of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced earlier this evening at a Covid-safe, audienceless ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Nomadland was the big story of the night, winning both Best Film and Best Director for Chloe Zhao. Anthony Hopkins won Best […]

Oscars 2020: Best Picture winner Parasite makes Oscars history

Parasite’s Korean director Bong Joon-ho upset the odds to win both Best Picture and Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards on a night of mixed feelings over the Academy’s perceived lack of diversity. Sam Mendes’ First World War epic 1917 flagged somewhat after its […]

Oscars 2020: Our final predictions

It may be early February but – thanks to a compressed awards season – the 92nd Academy Awards are almost upon us. Once again, concerns over diversity and representation have dominated the discourse, with only one non-white nominee across the four acting categories in the […]

Oscars 2020: Five Oscar locks on the night

The 2020 Academy Awards ceremony is almost here and the tension is rising. The nominees are excited to learn their fate and some categories will certainly see fierce competition. And yet, there are a couple in which the Oscar winner seems certain. To that end, […]

Baftas 2020: 1917 turns one-shot into 7 wins

The winners of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced earlier this evening at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Graham Norton. 1917 was the big story of the night, winning both Best Film and Best Director for Sam Mendes. Joaquin Phoenix gave a rousing speech […]

Baftas 2020: Short film nominees review

This year’s Baftas ceremony is mere hours away and with a host of strong, if largely homogenous, feature contenders for the big gongs most eyes are on these nominations. Nevertheless, the short films up for recognition offer an equally compelling catalogue of cinematic excellence, both […]

Baftas 2020: Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations

The nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced this morning. Todd Phillips’ Joker led the way with a huge eleven nominations, followed by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood on ten. Sam Mendes’ First World […]

Golden Globes 2020: 1917, Parasite and Awkwafina victorious

Despite receiving a total of 34 nominations across film and television, Netflix limped away from this year’s Golden Globes ceremony with just two awards – Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story’s Laura Dern and Olivia Colman for her star performance in The Crown. Sam Mendes’ […]

Oscars 2019: Green Book wins Best Picture, Colman is Best Actress

Several surprise wins livened up an otherwise low-key 91st Academy Awards, with Green Book trumping Roma to Best Picture and Olivia Colman besting Glenn Close for her role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite. Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards on the night with four, including Best Actor for […]

Oscars 2019: Our predictions

The 91st Academy Awards are just hours away and yet, with the announcement that the Oscars for Cinematography, Editing, Live Action Short and Make-Up will no longer be banished to commercial breaks, the final ceremony itself still feels very much a work in progress. This […]