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Critics Choice TV Awards 2014

Critics Choice TV Awards 2014

The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. announced the nominees for its 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, and FX was the top network with 19 nominations, thanks to strong showings in drama ("The Americans"), comedy ("Louie"), and movie/miniseries categories ("Fargo," "American Horror Story: Coven"). "Fargo" leads all programs with five Critics' Choice bids – Best Miniseries, Movie/Mini Actor (Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton), Movie/Mini Supporting Actor (Colin Hanks), and Movie/Mini Supporting Actress (Allison Tolman) – but the BTJA spread the wealth: four other programs also earned five nods apiece. Among them is the recent HBO telefilm "The Normal Heart," which chronicles the early years of the AIDS crisis and picked up bids for Best TV Movie, Movie/Mini Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Movie/Mini Supporting Actor (Matt Bomer and Joe Mantello), and Movie/Mini Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts). Showtime's freshman drama "Masters of Sex" also made a big impact. It was the year's top new series, earning nominations for Best Drama, Drama Actor (Michael Sheen), Drama Actress (Lizzy Caplan), and Drama Guest Performer (Beau Bridges and Allison Janney). Tying "Masters" as the top drama was CBS's "The Good Wife," up for Drama Series for the fourth year in a row, as well as Drama Actress (Julianna Margulies), Drama Supporting Actor (Josh Charles), Drama Supporting Actress (Christine Baranski), and Drama Guest (recent Emmy-winner Carrie Preston). Like last year, CBS also has the year's top comedy: "The Big Bang Theory," which contends for Comedy Series, Comedy Actor (Jim Parsons), Comedy Supporting Actress (Mayim Bialik and Kaley Cuoco), and Comedy Guest (James Earl Jones). Though the Emmys are often criticized for being set in their ways, TV critics welcomed several new programs, including Netflix's "Orange is the New Black," up for four awards including Best Comedy, though its star, Taylor Schilling, is surprisingly absent from the Comedy Actress lineup. Two other newcomers broke into the Best Comedy race: Comedy Central's "Broad City" and HBO's tech start-up "Silicon Valley." There were more holdovers in the race for Best Drama. Besides "Masters of Sex," only one new program made the cut: "True Detective," which earned just one other nomination, Drama Actor for Matthew McConaughey; his co-star Woody Harrelson was snubbed. Among the surprise contenders were a number of our Gold Derby Emmy MVPs, including Hugh Dancy (Drama Actor, "Hannibal"), Peter Sarsgaard ("The Killing"), and Amy Schumer (Comedy Actress, "Inside Amy Schumer"). But the wealth of new contenders was bad news for some returning shows: "Parks and Recreation" was dropped from Best Comedy Series, though it did manage lead nominations for Adam Scott and Amy Poehler. It fared better than "New Girl," which was a four-time nominee last year including Best Comedy, but was completely shut out this time around. After what was widely considered a third-season slump, "Homeland" is absent from these Critics' Choice contenders on the drama side, as are "Downton Abbey" and past winner "Mad Men." "House of Cards" earned a sole Drama Actress bid for Robin Wright; her on-screen husband, Kevin Spacey, was left out of Drama Actor despite earning a bid last year. The Critics' Choice TV Awards will be broadcast live on the CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, and hosted by comedian Cedric the Entertainer.
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Daytime Emmys 2014

Daytime Emmys 2014

As Gold Derby predicted, "The Young and the Restless" leads the Daytime Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday. The CBS sudser reaped 26 nominations while its time slot lead-out "The Bold and the Beautiful" earned 18. Both contend for the top prize of Drama Series as does defending champ "Days of Our Lives." NBC's sole soap got 16 nominations.  ABC's lone sudser -- "General Hospital" -- scored 18 nominations but was snubbed in the Drama Series race. It was edged out by the online edition of "One Life to Live," which used to air on the alphabet network. "One Life to Live" also numbered a Directing Team nomination among its seven bids. The teams from "Y&R" and "B&B" also contend. Those two CBS soaps also picked up nods in the Writing Team race where the third nominee is "Days of Our Lives." Last year, "B&B" won both awards. Last year's leading acting champs -- Heather Tom ("B&B") and Doug Davidson ("Y&R") defend their titles. Tom's competion are co-star Katherine Kelly Lang and "Days" divas Eileen Davidsonand Arianne Zucker. Davidson faces off against three of his co-stars -- Peter Bergman, Christian LeBlanc and Billy Miller (who won Supporting Actor last year) -- as well as Jason Thompson("GH").  This year's kudos will take place on June 22 at the Beverly Hilton. While last year's awardscast aired on CNN Headline News, there was no mention of a broadcaster in today's announcement. The Creative Arts awards will be handed out on June 20. See the full list of nominations HERE.
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Tony Awards 2014

Tony Awards 2014

Tony Awards nominations were announced on April 29 with the 68th edition of these top theater honors taking place on June 8. Many familiar Broadway veterans - some previous champs and some looking for their first trophy - will face off against quite a few newcomers this year. Acting contenders can appear in either new plays and musicals or revivals of rialto fare. Thirty-eight productions were slated for this season which ran from last May to the last week of April. Use the gray menu to the left to read overviews of the top categories. Use the blue menu above to see the latest Tony Awards predictions by top experts, our editors and users like you. View charts and rankings that compare all three predix according to the contenders' likelihood of winning. Also read our overviews and handicapping of all the contenders. After reviewing all these Tony Awards nominees, head over to our Tony prediction center to log your forecasts for the winner in each race. Rank them in the order of their likelihood to win and earn bragging rights that you were the first to forecast these victories.  Signing up for a free account takes just a minute. Or log in via Facebook.  Be sure to check back with us often to see how your favorites for the Tony Awards are faring among all of our users as well as with our editors and experts.
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Billboard Music Awards 2014

Billboard Music Awards 2014

Recent Grammy champs Lorde and Imagine Dragons lead all other artists at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards with 12 nominations apiece. These kudos are based on radio play and record sales over the past year. Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons had the smash hit "Radioactive" while teenage New Zealander Lorde dominated with her song "Royals." Among the other top contenders announced Wednesday: Justin Timberlake reaped 11 bids for his two-part album "The 20/20 Experience," pop star Katy Perry and hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earn 10 nods each and one-time Disney star Miley Cyrus, who hasn't enjoyed much awards success, picked up nine nominations. These kudos introduced the Milestone Award last year to honor musical ingenuity and innovation as decided on by a popular vote. But the winner, Justin Bieber, was booed by those in attendance. Let's hope that this year's pick -- chosen from Luke Bryan, Ellie Goulding, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, OneRepublic, and Carrie Underwood -- receives a better reception.  The kudocast chock full of musical performances will air on ABC live from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18.
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Tony Awards Nominations 2014

Tony Awards Nominations 2014

Tony Awards nominations will be announced on April 29 with the 68th edition of these top theater honors taking place on June 8. Three Tony winners are bringing new plays to Broadway. Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley returns with the romantic comedy "Outside Mullingar" which stars Brian F. O'Byrne. Terrence McNally is on Broadway as a playwright for the first time since 2007 ("Deuce") with "Mothers and Sons" with Tyne Daly. And Harvey Fierstein returns to the rialto as a playwright for the first time since 1987's "Safe Sex" with "Casa Valentina," a seriocomic look at a real-life camp in the Catskills that catered to cross dressers in the 1950s. Also, 1992 Pultizer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan ("The Kentucky Cycle") is finally back on Broadway with the political drama “All the Way" with three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson. Off Broadway scribe Will Eno makes his Broadway debut with "The Realistic Joneses" starring Marisa Tomei, Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, and Tracy Letts. Regional theater import Eric Coble comes to Broadway for the first time with the seriocomic "The Velocity of Autumn," which stars Oscar winner Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella. Unlike last season, there are no clear frontrunners for Best Musical. Rather, this year's roster has several strong contenders competing for the four slots. Indeed, this is shaping up to be one of the most diverse categories in recent years, with new tuners ranging from jukebox musicals ("After Midnight," "Beautiful"), to big budget stage adaptations of Oscar winners ("Rocky," "Bullets Over Broadway") to Disney musicals ("Aladdin"). Only "After Midnight" and "Gentleman’s Guide" have run since the beginning of the season; both continue to do solid business. The cache of talent behind several newly opened shows is impressive. "If/Then" is the work of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, the team behind the Pulitzer and Tony winner "Next to Normal."  "Rocky," produced by Sylvester Stallone, has a score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime) and was both a critical and box office hit in Germany. And "Bullets Over Broadway" boasts a book by the film’s writer and director, Woody Allen.
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Daytime Emmy Nominations 2014

Daytime Emmy Nominations 2014

"Days of Our Lives" pulled off a shocking upset in 2013, winning Best Drama Series for the first time in 35 years. Can it win consecutive prizes for the first time in its history? That's not the only drama brewing in this year's race. Cancelled by the ABC network in 2011, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" are back to compete for their 2013 online revivals. If either is nominated for Best Drama Series, it will become the first online program ever nominated in that category, breaking new ground in daytime the way "House of Cards" broke ground at last year's Primetime Emmys. But if the acting pre-nominations are any indication, it might be hard to get past "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless," which earned 19 citations apiece across six acting categories, followed by "Days of Our Lives" with 14 and "The Bold and the Beautiful" with nine. Compare that to just two apiece for the online soaps. The pre-nominations were determined by peer judges, who watched sample performances from all entrants in each category before narrowing it down to their 10 favorites. (Because of ties, there are 12 pre-nominees for Lead Actress and 13 for Supporting Actor.) The pre-nominees now advance to the blue-ribbon round, where panels will determine the final nominees, to be announced on May 1.
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MTV Movie Awards 2014

MTV Movie Awards 2014

Two films that were snubbed at this year's Oscars -- "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- each reaped eight bids for the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards. (See the complete list of nominations here.) Jennifer Lawrence, who reaped a Supporting Actress Oscar bid for her scene-stealing performance in "American Hustle," also headlines "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which earned seven nominations, including a Best Female Performance bid for Lawrence who won this award last year for the first film in this franchise. Lawrence and "American Hustle" co-star Amy Adams vie for Best Kiss.  "We’re The Millers" reaped six bids, including a Best Shirtless Performance nod for Jennifer Aniston, who played an ex-stripper in this raucous summer comedy. Oscars Best Picture champ "12 Years a Slave" has four nominations as do "Anchorman 2," "Dallas Buyers Club," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," and "This is the End." Other categories include perennial puzzlers like Best Kiss, Best Fight and Best Scared-As-S**t Performance.
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ACM Awards 2014

ACM Awards 2014

Nominations announced for the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards have Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw leading with a lucky seven bids apiece.  However, only Lambert was nominated for the top prize -- Entertainer of the Year. She picked up her eighth straight bid for Female Vocalist of the Year. “Mama’s Broken Heart” earned her nods for Single, Song and Video of the Year. And she contends twice for Vocal Event of the Year: “We Were Us” with Keith Urban and “Boys ‘Round Here” as part of the Pistol Annies. She is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. McGraw is nominated twice for each of Album, Single and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both an artist and producer. And he contends for Video of the Year for “Highway Don't Care,” his vocal event collaboration with Taylor Swift & Urban.  Besides that bid for “Highway Don’t Care,” Swift contends for the fifth year in a row for Entertainer of the Year and seventh time as Female Vocalist of the Year.  And Urban received four other nominations: Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and as producer of “We Were Us” with Lambert. Lambert's husband, Blake Shelton, is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth for Male Vocalist of the Year. He also reaped bids for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. He will co-host these kudos with reigning Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan who will defend his title as well as compete for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year ("Crash My Party").  Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive bid for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single of the Year category as the artist and producer for “I Drive Your Truck." Kacey Musgraves also earned five nominations, including her second consecutive bids for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category as the artist and producer for "Same Trailer, Different Park."; Reigning New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.; Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Song and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker  Winners will be revealed during the April 6 ceremony from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas which will air on CBS at 8pm ET/PT.
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MPSE Golden Reel Awards 2013

MPSE Golden Reel Awards 2013

All five of the Oscar nomines for Sound Editing --  "All is Lost," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Lone Survivor"-- contend for the top Golden Reel Award bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. The  other nominees for this MPSE prize -- Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film -- are "12 Years a Slave," "Fast and Furious 6" and "Iron Man 3."  Overall, "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" reaped three bid apiece at the 60th edition of these kudos. They also contend in categories for dialogue & ADR and music.  Winners will be announced during a Feb. 16 ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.  Last year, "Skyfall" won this precursor prize and then tied at the Oscars with "Zero Dark Thirty," which had been snubbed by the MPSE. The other three Oscar nominees -- -- , "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi" -- had all contended at the MPSE. In 2011, "War Horse" won the top MPSE award but lost the Oscar to "Hugo." The other Oscar nominees were "Drive," "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." "Super 8," which led with three MPSE bids, won dialogue & ADR. It was snubbed by the Oscars in both sound categories. In 2010, "Inception" won two of its three bids -- sound effects & foley and music -- while "The Social Network" won dialogue & ADR. "True Grit," which won over the Cinema Audio Society for its sound mixing, was shut out. At the Oscars, "Inception" prevailed over "Toy Story 3," "TRON: Legacy," "True Grit" and "Unstoppable." In 2009, "Avatar" won the same two MPSE races as "Inception" but lost the Oscar race to "The Hurt Locker." Among the other also-rans was "Inglorious Basterds" which had won the dialogue & ADR award at the MPSE.
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ADG Awards 2013

ADG Awards 2013

This year's Oscar winner for Best Production Design will be most likely also be crowned at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards. Over the first 17 years of these kudos, the eventual Oscar champ has always been found among the nominees in the various categories. The prizes will be handed out at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 8. Period Film nominees are: "American Hustle" "The Great Gatsby" "Inside Llewyn Davis" "Saving Mr. Banks" "12 Years a Slave" Fantasy Film nominees are: "Elysium" "Gravity" "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" "Oblivion" "Star Trek Into Darkness" Contemporary Film nominees are: "August: Osage County" "Blue Jasmine" "Captain Phillips" "Her" "The Wolf of Wall Street" Of those 15 films, the five Oscar nominees for Best Production Design are "American Hustle," "Gravity," "The Great Gatsby," "Her," and "12 Years a Slave." Last year, all five Oscar nominees first contended at the ADG Awards. "Anna Karenina" won Best Period Film over "Les Miserables" and "Lincoln," but it was "Lincoln" that won Oscar. "Life of Pi" won Best Fantasy Film against the fifth Oscar nominee, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." In 2011, three of the five Oscar nominees first contended at the ADG Awards. "Hugo" won Best Period Film over, among others, "The Artist," before taking home the Oscar while "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" won Best Fantasy Film. The other Oscar nominees were "Midnight in Paris" and "War Horse." In 2010, all five Oscar nominees were cited by the ADG Awards: "The King's Speech" took Best Period Film while "Inception" edged out eventual Oscar champ "Alice in Wonderland" as Best Fantasy Film. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" contended in fantasy while "True Grit" was nominated in period. The Contemporary winner was "Black Swan." In 2009, one of the ADG fantasy film nominees -- "Avatar" -- won the Oscar while just one of the ADG period picture picks -- "Sherlock Holmes" -- also contended at the Academy Awards. Three films snubbed by the ADG -- "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," "Nine" and "The Young Victoria" -- filled out the Oscar roster. The 2008 Oscar nominees included only two of the five ADG choices for period production design -- "Changeling" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" -- and just one of the five fantasy nominees -- "The Dark Knight." "Benjamin Button" won with both groups. In 2007, the Oscar slate included four of the ADG period nominees and one from the fantasy front. "Sweeney Todd" won the Oscar while "There Will Be Blood" took the ADG period prize.
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CAS Awards 2013

CAS Awards 2013

The Cinema Audio Society nominees for Best Sound Mixing are: "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Iron Man 3" and "Lone Survivor." Of these, "Gravity" is our overwhelming frontrunner to win the equivalent Oscar. The other films are Academy Award nominees except for "Iron Man 3," which was replaced by "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." As a precursor prize, these kudos, now in their 50th year, have an uneven track record with only about two-thirds of the nominees going on to contend at the Oscars. Last year, only three of the five CAS nominees -- "Les Miserables,"  "Lincoln" and "Skyfall" -- went on to reap Oscar bids. "Les Miserables" won both awards. The rest of the CAS slate -- "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"and "Zero Dark Thirty" -- was replaced at the Oscars by "Argo" and "Life of Pi." In 2011, "Hugo" won over "Hanna," "Moneyball," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "Super 8" ath CAS. It went on to claim the Oscar as well with only "Moneyball" also contending there. The other Oscar nominees were: "The Girl with the Dragon Tatttoo," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "War Horse." In 2010, "True Grit" edged out "Black Swan," "Inception," "Shutter Island" and "The Social Network" for the CAS award. "Inception" beat it as well as "The Social Network," "Salt" and "The King's Speech" at the Oscars. In 2009, the CAS bestowed its top prize on "The Hurt Locker" which went on to win the Oscar as well. Four of the five Cinema Audio Society nominees for sound mixing also contended at the Oscars with just "District 9" being replaced by "Inglourious Basterds." In both 2008 and 2007 three of the five CAS picks for sound mixing were Oscar nominees as well. "Slumdog Millionaire" won with both the CAS and the Oscars in 2008. The 2007 CAS champ was "No Country for Old Men" and the Oscar went to "The Bourne Ultimatum." And though "Dreamgirls" took both prizes in 2006, in each of the previous four years the CAS winner lost at the Oscars. (In 2002, CAS winner "Master and Commander" lost the sound-mixing Oscar to "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," but it won the prize for sound editing.) This year's CAS nominees for sound mixing in an animated feature are: "The Croods," "Despicable Me 2," "Frozen," "Monsters University" and "Walking with Dinosaurs." The awards will be presented on Feb. 22 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. The lifetime achievement honor will be given to sound mixer Andy Nelson.
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VES Awards 2013

VES Awards 2013

No surprise that "Gravity" reaped a leading eight bids for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society awards. "Pacific Rim" picked up six nods and both "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Iron Man 3" earned five apiece. These four films contend in the VES equivalent of the Best Picture race -- visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture -- along with "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Of those films, all are nominated at the Oscars for Best Visual Effects except for "Pacific Rim." It was replaced by "The Lone Ranger." That movie vies at VES for the supporting visual effects award against "The Great Gatsby," "Rush," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "White House Down" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." And “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen,” “Monsters University” and “The Croods” contend in the animated feature race. Last year, "Life of Pi" won four of its six VES bids, including taking the top prize where it edged out Oscar rivals "The Avengers," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "Prometheus" as well as "Battleship." It went on to win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. In 2011, two of the Oscar nominees -- "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Hugo" -- each won two VES awards. "Hugo," which won the supporting visual effects award, went on to claim the Oscar over, among others, "Apes," which took the top prize at the VES. In 2010, "Inception" won all four of its bids including the top prize. It took home the Oscar too. In 2009, "Avatar" won six of the seven VES races in which it contended and also prevailed at the Academy Awards. At the VES, "Avatar" is tied with "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" for second place while "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" reigns supreme with seven awards. In 2008, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" won the top prize with both the VES and the Oscars. However, in 2007, the top VES winner "Transformers" lost the Visual Effects Oscar to "The Golden Compass." Over the first five years of the VES kudos, the winners matched four times --- in 2006 ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"), 2005 ("King Kong"), 2003 ("The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King") and 2002 ("The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers"). In 2004, the VES chose "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" while the Oscar went to "Spider-Man 2." The nominees in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games were chosen by VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem’s Spy in San Francisco, and facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington. Winners will be announced Feb. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. John Dykstra is  to receive the lifetime achievement award while "Gravity" helmer Alfonso Cuaron is to be feted with the Visionary Award.
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Razzie Awards 2013

Razzie Awards 2013

Adam Sandler has been a Razzie Awards darling for decades, but in the past three years he's incited unprecedented wrath. In 2011, he swept every category for "Jack and Jill" and he won Worst Actor again in 2012 for "That's My Boy." This year "Grown Ups 2" leads the Razzies with eight nominations, including Worst Picture, Actor, Director, and Screenplay. It's perhaps lucky for Sandler that 2013 was an auspicious year for bad movies. Unlike last year, when the "Twilight" finale became the best reviewed Worst Picture in Razzie history, voters have a wide selection of derided nominees to chose from for Worst Picture. It's up against the much-ridiculed "After Earth," which earned six total nominations. It follows in the footsteps of another Scientology-inspired sci-fi flop, "Battlefield Earth," which was Razzie's Worst Picture of 2000, Worst Picture of the Decade, and Worst Drama of Their First 25 Years. Its director, M. Night Shyamalan, is a four-time winner for "Lady in the Water" and "The Last Airbender." "The Lone Ranger," with five nominations, was also a high-profile box-office failure, produced for more than $200 million and estimated to have lost up to $190 million for Disney. It was also subject to reviews so negative that stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer blamed American critics for the film's failure. The Razzies spared Hammer a nomination as the title character, but Depp received his first ever Worst Actor bid as Native American sidekick Tonto. "A Madea Christmas" is the first Tyler Perry film to be nominated for Worst Picture. Among its six total nominations he also picked up bids for Worst Actress, Worst Screen Combo (with Larry the Cable Guy and his drag costume), Worst Screenplay, and Worst Director (for both "Madea Christmas" and "Temptation"). With a Metacritic score of 18, "Movie 43" is the worst reviewed film up for Worst Picture. Released last January, the gross-out comedy assembled an improbably prestigious cast that includes Worst Actress nominees Halle Berry and Naomi Watts. Rounding out its six bids are Worst Director for its 13 directors, Worst Screenplay for its 19 screenwriters, and Worst Screen Combo for the entire ensemble cast. Among other Razzies nominees, Sylvester Stallone scored his record 31st Razzie nomination. He's a Worst Actor contender for a trio of films: "Bullet to the Head," "Escape Plan," and "Grudge Match." He most recently won a Razzie in 2003 (Worst Supporting Actor for "Spy Kids 3-D"), and his "honors" also include Worst Actor of the 20th Century. Other familiar Razzie targets back in the running include Ashton Kutcher ("Jobs"), Lindsay Lohan ("The Canyons," "InAPPropriate Comedy," and "Scary Movie 5"), and Taylor Lautner ("Grown Ups 2") are also in the running this year, as well as high-profile first-timers Lady Gaga ("Machete Kills"), Chris Brown ("Battle of the Year"), and Kim Kardashian ("Temptation"). The final "Twilight" film was the overwhelming least favorite film at last year's Razzie Awards, winning seven of its 11 bids. "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" "won" Worst Picture, Worst Actress (Kristen Stewart), Worst Supporting Actor (Taylor Lautner), Worst Ensemble, Worst Director (Bill Condon), Worst Remake/Rip-Off/Sequel, and Worst Onscreen Couple (Lautner and Mackenzie Foy).
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Oscars 2013

Oscars 2013

Gravity" and "American Hustle" came out on top when the Academy Award nominations were announced, picking up 10 nods each. "Gravity's" haul included Picture, Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Actress (Sandra Bullock), and a slew of technical nominations. See the complete list of nominations here. American Hustle" earned bids for Picture, Director (David O. Russell), and all four acting categories: Actor (Christian Bale), Actress (Amy Adams), Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), and Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence). Russell continues to outdo himself at the Oscars: the 10 bids for "Hustle" tops the eight earned last year by "Silver Linings Playbook" and the seven earned in 2010 by "The Fighter." "12 Years a Slave" earned fewer nominations than expected: nine. But those include all of its anticipated bids in top categories: Picture, Director (Steve McQueen), Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), and Adapted Screenplay. "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," and "Nebraska" were the next most nominated films with six apiece. Paul Greengrass's docudrama contends for Picture, Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi), and Original Screenplay, though Greengrass was snubbed for director and star Tom Hanks was left out of Best Actor. "Nebraska" earned a surprise bid for director Alexander Payne. Once again there were nine nominees for Best Picture. Rounding out the list are "Her," "Philomena," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." Use the gray menu to the left to read overviews of the categories. Use the blue menu above to see the latest predictions by top experts, our editors and users like you. View charts and rankings that compare all three predix according to the contenders' likelihood of winning. Also read our overviews and handicapping of all the contenders. After reviewing all these potential nominees, head over to our prediction center to log your forecasts for the eventual slate in each race. Rank them in the order of their likelihood to win and earn bragging rights that you were the first to forecast these victories.  Signing up for a free account takes just a minute. Or log in via Facebook. 
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CDG Awards 2013

CDG Awards 2013

Only three of the five Best Costume Design nominees at the Oscars reaped bids for the Costume Design Guild kudos. "American Hustle," "The Great Gatsby,"  and "12 Years a Slave" contend in the period race as do "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Saving Mr. Banks." The other two Oscar nominees -- "The Grandmaster" and "The Invisible Woman" were snubbed in this race by the CDG.  "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Oz: the Great and Powerful" vie for the fantasy film award. The contemporary contenders are: "Blue Jasmine," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Last year, "Anna Karenina" won the period prize before prevailing at the Oscars against CDG rivals "Lincoln," "Les Miserables" and "Snow White and the Huntsman" as well as fantasy winner "Mirror Mirror." In 2011, "W.E." won the period prize while the final "Harry Potter" picture took the fantasy genre and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" claimed the contemporary category. "W.E" edged out three of the other period pictures that were in  the running at the Oscars -- "The Artist," "Jane Eyre" and "Hugo" -- along with "Anonymous." The final CDG nominee, "The Help," was snubbed by the academy. However, it was "The Artist" which prevailed at the Oscars. In 2010, two of the three CDG period nominees -- "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" -- reaped Oscar bids. In 2009, three of the CDG choices for period film costumes made the final five at the Oscars while in both 2008 and 2007 four made the cut. By naming only three period pictures in 2010, the CDG left the Oscar field open and two of its fantasy nominees -- "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tempest" -- made the grade with the Academy. Indeed, "Alice in Wonderland" won awards from both groups, marking the seventh time in the 14-year history of the the CDG that a champ of theirs prevailed at the Oscars. The last fantasy film to prevail at the Oscars before "Alice in Wonderland" was "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" in 2003 while the last contemporary movie to win was "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" in 1994. The 16th edition of these kudos, which also honor costume design in television and commercials, will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Feb. 22.
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ACE Eddie Awards 2013

ACE Eddie Awards 2013

The American Cinema Editors nominations include all of the frontrunners for Best Picture at the Oscars. "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity" and "Captain Phillips" vie on the drama side while "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" contends for the comedy/musical cutting award. These five films also lead our contenders for Best Editing at the Oscars. Rounding out the drama slate at the Eddies are "Her" and "Saving Mr. Banks." The comedy/musical category also includes "August: Osage County," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Nebraska." The winner of the Golden Eddie has proven to be one of the best indicators of which film takes home the Best Picture Oscar. Since 1990, the film that came up with the ACE went on to win the top prize at the Academy Awards 17 times. In four of the six years when the ACE barometer was wrong, the Eddie champ was at least a contender for Best Picture. That includes 2010 when the team that cut critics' darling "The Social Network" (Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter) won over the Eddies and claimed the editing Oscar as well but saw their film fall to "The King's Speech" for the Best Picture prize. In 2007, neither of the Eddie winners -- "The Bourne Ultimatum" nor "Sweeney Todd" -- made the final five contenders for Best Picture at the Oscars and 1999 the same fate befell "The Matrix" and "Being John Malkovich." Though ACE has a good track record as a Best Picture predictor and a great one for forecasting who will win the Editing Oscar (19 out of 23 years), it is surprising that it is not all knowing when it comes to the Editing Oscar nominations. Since 1992, when the Eddies went to five nominees from three, 96 of the 110 Oscar nominees for Editing had first reaped a Golden Eddie nod. This year, it went four for five, missing "Dallas Buyers Club."  Both last year and in 2011, five of the Eddie nominees comprised the Oscar slate. In 2010, four Eddie nominees contended at the Oscars ("127 Hours" got the fifth slot) while in 2009, only three of five ACE drama nominees -- "Avatar," "District 9" and "The Hurt Locker" -- reaped Oscar bids with "Inglorious Basterds" and "Precious" added to the mix. Although this track record appears impressive enough, ACE doubled its chances of getting it right when it split Dramas and Comedy/Musicals into separate kudos in 1999. Four years ago, the Comedy/Musical Eddie went to Stephen Schaffer for "Wall-E." Schaffer -- a 2004 nominee for "The Incredibles" -- made history with this win as it was the first time an animated film had taken one of these kudos since they were first handed out back in 1950. Since then, the Eddies have introduced a separate Animated cateogry. This year's nominees are: "Despicable Me 2," "Frozen" and "Monsters University." The 64th annual edition of the Eddie Awards take place on Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton.
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ASC Awards 2013

ASC Awards 2013

The American Society of Cinematographers usually nominates five films for outstanding achievement in motion pictures, but this year a three-way tie bumped that number up to seven. They are: Sean Bobbitt, "12 Years a Slave" Barry Ackroyd, "Captain Phillips" Philippe Le Sourd, "The Grandmaster" Emmanuel Lubezki, "Gravity" Bruno Delbonnel, "Inside Llewyn Davis" Phedon Papamichael, "Nebraska" Roger Deakins, "Prisoners" That list includes most of the expected candidates and one surprise – "The Grandmaster," though the inclusion of that film is probably less surprising to anyone who has seen Wong Kar-Wai's stylish martial arts film. With seven nominees, this ASC list included the five that contend at the Oscars, with "12 Years a Slave" and "Captain Phillips" missing out.  Deakins is an ASC darling with three wins and now 12 total nominations, but he has never managed to win Oscar in 10 tries, and "Prisoners" hasn't emerged as a strong contender elsewhere in the Oscar race. "The Grandmaster" too has flown under the radar, though it is one of the finalists for a Foreign Language Film nomination; in 2009, Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" was also nominated for both Foreign Film and Cinematography. Will the ASC's winner then repeat at the Oscars? Not necessarily. The Oscar-winner is decided by an academy-wide vote, and the academy at large has favored special-effects extravaganzas for the last four consecutive years: "Avatar" (2009), "Inception" (2010), "Hugo" (2011), and "Life of Pi" (2012). The ASC only agreed on one of those choices ("Inception"), while in the other years choosing films whose visuals weren't driven by effects: "White Ribbon" (2009), "The Tree of Life" (2011), and "Skyfall" (2012). "Skyfall" was lensed by Deakins, and "Tree of Life" by Lubezki, both among this year's slate of nominees. "Inside Llewyn Davis" cinematographer Delbonnel is also a previous winner ("A Very Long Engagement," 2004). Those three veterans have a combined six ASC wins, but no Oscars despite 18 combined nominations from the academy. The remaining nominees are looking for their first wins at ASC: Barry Ackroyd ("Captain Phillips") previously earned an ASC nomination for "The Hurt Locker" (2010). Phedon Papamichael ("Nebraska") is nominated for the first time for a motion picture; he has two previous nominations in the TV movie/miniseries category for "Wild Palms" (1994) and "White Dwarf" (1996). Bobbitt ("12 Years a Slave") and Le Sourd ("Grandmaster") are first-time nominees.
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DGA Awards

DGA Awards 2013

DGA Awards 2013

Four of the five Directors Guild of America contenders -- Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), David O. Russell ("American Hustle"), and Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street") -- also reaped Oscar bids. The fifth -- Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips") -- was replaced in the Oscar lineup by Alexander Payne ("Nebraska").  This is the first DGA bid by Cuaron, Greengrass and McQueen. Russell contended two years ago for "The Fighter." This is film nod number eight for Scorsese; he won for "The Departed" in 2006, three years after being feted for his lifetime of achievement. The winner will be revealed at the 66th annual edition of this kudofest on Jan. 25 at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles. As with this year, there are ususally one or two differences between the slate selected by the 14,500 members of the DGA, which includes helmers of TV fares and commercials, and the choices of the 377 members of the directors branch of the academy. However, last year only two of the Directors Guild of America nominees --  Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”) and Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”) -- also reaped Oscar bids. The other three DGA nominees -- Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Kathryn Bigelow (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Tom Hooper (“Les Miserables”) -- were snubbed by the Oscars in favor of Michael Haneke (“Amour”), David O. Russell (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild). Lee won the Oscar race. That disconnect between the DGA and Oscars was unprecedented. Affleck won over the DGA voters while his film, "Argo," became the third to take Best Picture at the Oscars without a corresponding Best Director nomination. The others: "Grand Hotel" (1931/32) and “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989). Affleck was the seventh DGA champ who did not go on to repeat at the Academy Awards, following in the path of these Oscar also-rans: 1968: DGA to Anthony Harvey (“The Lion in Winter”), Oscar to Carol Reed (“Oliver!”) 1972: DGA to Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather”), Oscar to Bob Fosse (“Cabaret”) 1985: DGA to Steven Spielberg (“The Color Purple”), Oscar to Sydney Pollack (“Out of Africa”) 1995: DGA to Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”), Oscar to Mel Gibson (“Braveheart”) 2000: DGA to Ang Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”), Oscar to Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) 2002: DGA to Rob Marshall (“Chicago”), Oscar to Roman Polanski (“The Pianist”)
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BAFTA Film Awards 2013

BAFTA Film Awards 2013

"Gravity" is the top nominee at the BAFTA Awards with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Actress (Sandra Bullock), Original Screenplay, Best British Film, and several technical awards. "12 Years a Slave" is not far behind with 10 nominations. That the American historical film did well at the the BAFTAs, Britian's equivalent of the Oscar, comes as no surprise given the popularity of its director, London-born Steve McQueen, with the British Academy. Both of his previous films, "Hunger" and "Shame," were nominated for Best British Film; McQueen also won Most Promising Newcomer for "Hunger." Ironically, despite being the first McQueen film nominated for Best Picture, it's also his first not nominated for Best British Film. "American Hustle" also scored 10 nominations, including Best Picture and all four acting categories. Amy Adams unseated Meryl Streep ("August: Osage County") in the Best Actress race, while Christian Bale was recognized instead of Robert Redford ("All is Lost"). "Captain Phillips" has nine nominations, and rounding out the Best Picture race is "Philomena" with four bids. "Behind the Candelabra," which recently swept the Primetime Emmys in the US, was distributed theatrically in the UK and earned five BAFTA nominations, including Best Supporting Actor (Matt Damon) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Michael Douglas, however, surprisingly didn't make the cut for Best Actor. The BAFTA winner for Best Picture has matched Oscar's choice for the last five years, an unusual streak for the two groups, which have disagreed as often as not: they matched only 11 times out of the last 20. They are similarly out of sync in the acting races, agreeing less than half the time over the last two decades. BAFTA nominees are determined by a process similar to the Oscars: all 6500 academy members are permitted to vote for Best Picture and the four acting categories, while Specialist Chapters determine directing, writing, and technical categories. Winners will be determined by an academy-wide vote in every race. The British Academy nominates films in categories almost identical to the Oscars, while also singling out their hometown favorites with the Best British Film award. This year's nominees in that category are "Gravity," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Rush," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "The Selfish Giant." British filmmaking is also singled out with the award for Outstanding Debut by a British Director, Writer or Producer. This year, BAFTA has nominated artists behind "Good Vibrations," "Saving Mr. Banks," Kelly + Victor," "For Those in Peril," and "Shell." Since 2006, the academy also singles out breakthrough performers with the Rising Star Award, which is the only category determined by a public online vote; previous winners of that prize include Kristen Stewart, James McAvoy, and Tom Hardy. This year's nominees are Dane DeHaan, George MacKay, Lupita Nyong'o, Will Poulter, and Lea Seydoux.
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Emmy-Statues

Emmy Awards Nominations 2014

Emmy Awards Nominations 2014

History could be made twice at the Emmy Awards this August. If "Modern Family" wins Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row, it ties the record set by "Frasier" from 1994 to 1998; "Ally McBeal" ended its winning streak in 1999. And if "Breaking Bad" wins, it will the fourth Drama Series champ to prevail for its final season, following "The Defenders" (1965), "Upstairs Downstairs" (1977) and "The Sopranos" (2007). Four laffers have pulled off this feat: "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1966), "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1977),  "Barney Miller" (1982) and "Everybody Loves Raymond" (2003).  Will either, neither or both of these records be set? You can now predict the winners of these races, as well as the four series regular acting awards in both genres. More categories will be added to the prediction center in the weeks to come and you can change your predictions as often as you like until nominations are revealed on July 10. (Read how to do this here.) In the top comedy race, three-time champ "30 Rock" is no longer eligible but the rest of last year's slate  — "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Louie," "Modern Family" and "Veep"  — could contend again.  "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which won the top category at this year's Golden Globes. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has already won two Emmys as Best Comedy Actress for "Veep." Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), and recent Globe champ Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") are all eligible as well and there are two guaranteed open slots with the absence of Laura Dern ("Enlightened") and Tina Fey ("30 Rock").   Last year's Emmy champ Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") looks to add a fourth trophy in 2014 as Best Comedy Actor. If he does, he will tie the record currently held in this category by Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties," "Spin City"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"). Two-time winner Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development") will not be returning to the field but the other nominees — Don Cheadle ("House of Lies"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), and Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") — could be back. Among the possible newcomers, look first at Globe winner Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"). Other new laffers with awards potential are "About a Boy" (David Walton, Minnie Driver), "The Crazy Ones" (Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar), "The Michael J. Fox Show," "The Millers" (Will Arnett, Margo Martindale), and "Mom" (Anna Faris, Allison Janney). In addition to "Breaking Bad," all five of the last year's drama series — "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards," and "Mad Men" — could contend again.  Claire Danes ("Homeland") has won Drama Actress two years running and could defend. Last year's six other nominees — Connie Britton ("Nashville"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men"), Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), and Robin Wright ("House of Cards") — are all in the running again this year.  Last year Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") took down quite a strong group of men in the Best Drama Actor category. All five of these other nominees are eligible again: three-time champ Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), and Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards"). Among newcomers, the most likely contenders are "The Blacklist" (James Spader), "Masters of Sex" (Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan), "Orange is the New Black" (Taylor Schilling), and "Ray Donovan" (Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight). Also, keep in mind these returning series: "The Americans" (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys), "Boardwalk Empire" (Steve Buscemi), "The Good Wife" (Julianna Margulies), and "Orphan Black" (Tatiana Maslany).
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WGA Awards 2013

WGA Awards 2013

Every year, the Writers Guild of America confounds Oscarologists when it rules a slew of screenplays ineligible for their kudos. Only scripts written under the guild's guidelines or those of several international partners are allowed to vie for these awards, now in their 66th year. Nominations were announced Friday (Jan. 3) with winners to be revealed in a bicoastal ceremony on Feb. 1. Although "12 Years a Slave" has the overwhelming lead for the Adapted Screenplay Oscar, don't look for it among the five WGA nominees. Likewise for fifth-ranked "Philomena." Our other three top Oscar contenders -- "Before Midnight," "Captain Phillips" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- earned WGA bids as did our sixth and seventh place scripts ("August: Osage County" and "Lone Survivor"). While all five of our frontrunners for the Original Screenplay Oscar were eligible with the WGA, only the top four -- "American Hustle," "Blue Jasmine," "Her" and "Nebraska" -- reaped bids. The fifth place Oscar contender -- "Inside Llewyn Davis" by two-time past WGA champs (and six-time nominees) the Coen brothers -- was snubbed by the WGA in favor of "Dallas Buyers Club" which ranks ninth on our Oscar chart. Last year, seven of the WGA nominees also reaped Oscar bids, including the adaptation of "Argo" which won both races. However, two of the eventual five Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay -- the winner "Django Unchained" by non-guild member Quentin Tarantino and "Amour" from writer-director Michael Haneke -- were deemed ineligible by the WGA. "Zero Dark Thirty" won that race at the WGA and was among the five Oscar contenders. In 2011, only five of the 10 WGA nominees went on to contend at the Oscars. In 2010, six of the 10 WGA nominees went on to compete at the Oscars while only four managed to do this in 2009. Three of 2011's Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay -- "The Artist," "Margin Call" and "A Separation" -- were ruled ineligible by the WGA as was one of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar contenders -- "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." Both of 2011's WGA winners went on to repeat at the Oscars. "Midnight in Paris" won Woody Allen his fifth Original Screenplay award from the WGA while Alexander Payne claimed his third Adapted Screenplay prize for "The Descendants," along with collaborators Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. In 2010, Aaron Sorkin won Best Adapted Screenplay at both kudos for "The Social Network." He edged out the adapters of "127 Hours" and "True Grit" for both awards. However, two of his Oscar rivals -- "Toy Story 3" and "Winter's Bone" -- were ineligible to contend at the WGAs. The eventual Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay -- "The King's Speech" -- was also ineligible for the WGA award as was another Oscar nominee -- "Another Year." Oscar contender Christopher Nolan won that prize for "Inception" edging out, among others, Oscar rivals "The Fighter" and "The Kids Are All Right." And in 2009, the four WGA contenders deemed Oscar worthy were: WGA winner "The Hurt Locker" which repeated at the Oscars and "A Serious Man" on the original front and eventual champ "Precious" and WGA winner "Up in the Air" on the adapted side. Two of the eventual five Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay -- "Inglorious Basterds" and "Up" -- were ineligible for WGA consideration. Likewise, three of the Best Adapted Screenplay contenders -- "District 9," "An Education" and "In the Loop" -- were left out of the running by the WGA.
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PGA Awards

PGA Awards 2013

PGA Awards 2013

The Producers Guild and Oscars have agreed on 17 of the most recent 24 Best Picture champs, including the last six in a row. Key to the import of this precursor prize is that it picks a winner using the same kind of counting as the Oscars -- the preferential ballot. Those past six PGA winners are: "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), "The Hurt Locker" (2009), "The King's Speech" (2010), "The Artist" (2011), and "Argo" (2012). Three of the past five winners for Best Animated Feature "Wall-E" (2008), "Up" (2009),  and "Toy Story 3" (2010) have gone on to win the Oscar. This group also chose "The Adventures of Tintin" (2011) and "Wreck-It Ralph" (2012), which did not win at the Academy Awards. On the television side, the Best Comedy Series has gone to "Modern Family" the past three years and "30 Rock" the two years prior (similar to recent victories at the Emmys). The PGA Award for Best Drama Series has gone to "Homeland" last year, "Boardwalk Empire" the year before, and "Mad Men" the three years prior. "The Colbert Report" has prevailed as Best Variety Series the past five consecutive years.
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Critics Choice Awards 2013

Critics Choice Awards 2013

The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. announced their nominees for the 19th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Monday, Dec. 16. "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" lead this year's event with 13 nominations each. "Gravity" has 10 overall nods, followed by "Captain Phillips," "Her," "Nebraska," and "The Wolf of Wall Street" with six bids each. Over the first 18 years of the Critics' Choice kudos, they have proven to be the most accurate precursor prizes to the Oscars.  The 250 members of the BFCA have predicted 12 of the past 18 Best Picture Oscar winners, 12 Best Actors, nine Best Actresses, nine Supporting Actors, and 11 Supporting Actresses as Academy Award champs. Last year, they presaged the Best Picture win for "Argo" but went only two for four last year in the acting categories (Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"; Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"). Their Best Actress pick was Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") over eventual Oscar champ Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") while their choice for Supporting Actor was Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master") with eventual Oscar winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained") not even nominated.
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