Sunday, December 7, 2008


This week we have major nominations coming out and it is going to be so amazing!
  • Dec 9th - Critics Choice Award Nominations & Los Angelas Film Critics Award winners
  • Dec 10th - New York Film Critics Award Winners
  • Dec 11th - Golden Globe Awards Nominations
  • Dec 14th - Satellite Awards & Boston Film Critics Award Winners

Also, I have many updates for the blog coming up
  • Reviews for Milk, Rachel Getting Married & Slumdog Millionaires
  • Reactions to Grammy Nominations =(
  • Also, coming up soon the revealing the new Awards HQ website!!!


Critic Award Winners

The National Board of Review and the Washington D.C. Film Critics have announced their winners.

First Up, The National Board of Review

Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire

Top Ten Films:

Burn After Reading
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Gran Torino
The Wrestler

Best Director: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Best Actor: Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Best Actress: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Best Supporting Actor: Josh Brolin, Milk
Best Supporting Actress: Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Ensemble Cast: Doubt
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Viola Davis, Doubt
Best Directorial Debut: Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Best Original Screenplay: Nick Schenk, Gran Torino
Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire and Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Spotlight Award: Melissa Leo, Frozen River and Richard Jenkins, The Visitor

Washington D.C. Film Critics Awards
Best Film: Slumdog Millionaire/Fox Searchlight
Best Director: Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Actor: Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
Best Actress: Meryl Streep (Doubt)
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight)
Best Supporting Actress: Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married)
Best Original Screenplay: Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)
Best Ensemble: Doubt/Miramax
Best Breakthrough: Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire)

I know that the Washington D.C. Critics don't really mean much, but it allows us to see where the critics across the country are going. Right now it is a wise thing to think a few things...

  • Slumdog Millionaire is gonna get major nominations including Picture, Adapted Screenplay and maybe even a Director nod.
  • Doubt will probably be the front runner for the Best Cast in a Motion Picture award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Dev Patel could get a surprise nomination for Best Supporting Actor
  • One major thing, I don't think at this early point of the awards season, that we have a clear frontrunner in ANY of the categories, unlike past years.


Awards season is officially underway and it is going to be one exciting year. The first nominations out of the gate are The Satellite Awards. Normally this group has some really off the wall nominations, but this year most of them are pretty good. Don’t get me wrong, some of them are out there, but most of the categories are spot on. Actually, there are two major mistakes that the group made. When posting then nominations online they announced seven nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, but then they removed Viola Davis from the list citing that they weren’t finished counting the votes before they posted all the nominees. BULLSHIT! Also, the TV show on F/X, Damages, did not air during 2008, but yet it still gets several major nominations. Press Academy, if you want to be the first out of the gate, don’t make yourselves look stupid.

The Good:
Angelina Jolie & Kate Winslet in Lead Actress Drama
Sean Penn & Leonardo DiCaprio in Lead Actor Drama
Meryl Streep being a double nominee
Michael Shannon in Supporting Actor
Most of the nominees for Best Motion Picture Drama
James Franco being nominated in Best Supporting Actor for Milk

The Bad:
The Dark Knight not being nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama
Sarah Jessica Parker not being nominated for Sex and the City
Viola Davis being removed from the Best Supporting Actress list
Sex and the City not being nominated for Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical


Full Nominations are as followed…

Motion Picture, Drama
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire
Revolutionary Road
Frozen River

Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama
Melissa Leo, Frozen River
Angelina Jolie, Changeling
Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
Kristin Scott Thomas, I’ve Loved You So Long
Meryl Streep, Doubt
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Mark Ruffalo, What Doesn't Kill You
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Leonardo Dicaprio, Revolutionary Road
Sean Penn, Milk

Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Tropic Thunder
In Bruges

Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia!
Lisa Kudrow, Kabluey
Kat Dennings, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Catherine Deneuve, A Christmas Tale
Debra Messing, Nothing Like the Holidays

Actor In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical
Ricky Gervais, Ghost Town
Sam Rockwell, Choke
Josh Brolin, W.
Michael Cera, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
Mark Ruffalo, The Brothers Bloom

Actress In A Supporting Role
Rosemarie DeWitt, Rachel Getting Married
Penelope Cruz, Elegy
Anjelica Huston, Choke
Sophie Okonedo, The Secret Life of Bees
Emma Thompson, Brideshead Revisited
Viola Davis, Doubt
Beyoncé Knowles, Cadillac Records

Actor In A Supporting Role
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Robert Downey, Jr., Tropic Thunder
Rade Sherbedgia, Fugitive Pieces
James Franco, Milk
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt

Thomas McCarthy The Visitor
Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
Gus Van Sant Milk
Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight
Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire
Stephen Daldry The Reader

Screenplay, Original
Philip Roth, Elegy
Thomas McCarthy, The Visitor
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Courtney Hunt, Frozen River
Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie, Ronald Harwood, Richard Flanagan, Australia
Dustin Lance Black, Milk

Screenplay, Adapted
John Patrick Shanley, Doubt
Peter Morgan, Frost/Nixon
David Hare, The Reader
Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
Justin Haythe, Revolutionary Road

Like I said, the Press Academy always do some crazy nominations and this years TV nominations are no different. I am more worried about the film awards. Coming up next will be the National Board of Review winners and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Award Winners.

Monday, December 1, 2008


First of all, thank you to all the people who have been asking me what has been going on with the blog and the site. I am slowly updating the site and changing the design. Still working on it, so bare with me, but since time does not stop, we have officially entered AWARDS SEASON!!! Yesterday, The Press Academy announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Satellite Awards. I am going to be posting a review of the nominees tomorrow. I wanted to get up a calendar for this years awards.

  • Satellite Award Nominations - Nov 30th 2008
  • Independent Spirit Award Nominations - Dec 2nd 2008
  • Grammy Nominations Concert - Dec 3rd 2008
  • Grammy Nominations - Dec 4th 2008
  • National Board of Review - Dec 4th 2008
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association - Dec 9th 2008
  • Critics’ Choice Award Nominations - Dec 9th 2008
  • Golden Globe Award Nominations - Dec 11th 2008
  • Satellite Awards - Dec 14th 2008
  • SAG Awards Nominations - Dec 18th 2008
  • WGA Nominations - Jan 7th 2009
  • Critics’ Choice Awards - Jan 8th 2009
  • DGA Film Nominations - Jan 8th 2009
  • DGA TV Nominations - Jan 9th 2009
  • Golden Globe Awards - Jan 11th 2009
  • BAFTA Nominations - Jan 15th 2009
  • Academy Award Nominations - Jan 22nd 2009
  • SAG Awards - Jan 25th 2009
  • DGA Awards - Jan 31st 2009
  • WGA Awards - Feb 7th 2009
  • Grammy Awards - Feb 8th 2009
  • BAFTA Awards - Feb 8th 2009
  • Independent Spirit Awards - Feb 21st 2009
  • Academy Awards - Feb 22nd 2009
Most of the Critics Awards are missing from this list, because it is very hard to find out when a lot of these groups will announce, as soon as I find out the dates, I will post them.

As you can see this week is a very packed week with nominations coming from the Grammys and Spirit Awards and with the unveiling of the National Board of Review winners.

So stay tuned because this awards season is officially underway!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

About the Lack of Updates...

Guys, I am so sorry, I have just been so crazy busy with the real life that I have not had the time to update the blog at all. With getting more hours at work and with family things, I just have not had the time. I am working on some blog entries right now and I will have them up soon. I am also working on updating Awards HQ site itself, so stick with me and hopefully I will be back to top form. ONCE AGAIN SORRY!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Clay Aiken is...WAIT FOR IT... GAY!

The worst kept secret is out and Clay Aiken tells People Magazine that he is indeed GAY! Wow big shocker. No offense Clay, but if you were willing to lie about it all these years then you are just a horrible person. Be true to yourself and don't try to make it seem like you just discovered this whole thing! BLAH BLAH BLAH AIKEN IS GAY!

Best Dressed

I can't even tell you how amazing these 5 women looked this year. They rocked it. Nuff Said.

#1 Felicity Huffman

#2. Evangeline Lilly

#3. Mariska Hargitay

#4. Kristin Chenoweth

#5. Kate Walsh