May 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm #1204252799
It feels like we are in such a pivotal and historical moment in award season right now for the past 5 years lmao.
2017: La La Land is accidentally announced as the Best Picture winner
2020: Parasite becomes the first foreign language film to win Best Picture
2021: Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color and second woman ever to win Best Director. Frances ties Katherine Hepburn’s Oscar count. Yuh-Jung Youn becomes the second Asian woman ever to win an acting Oscar.
2022: Golden Globes is completely shunned out by the industry
You have to wonder what 2023 will bring.
Michelle Williams Oscar campaign manager.May 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm #1204253173
I don’t even get why they are the end-all/be-all. There’s too many issues with them, both morally and logistically.
Critic’s Choice should start things off.
Sorry, the Critics Choice is equally nonsense. These are broadcast film critics, many with questionable credentials, who pretend they represent all critics by changing their name from broadcast film critics award to critics choice award years ago even though most of the country’s most acclaimed film critics are not on their list of voters.
Look at their choices. Mostly unimaginative duplicates that you can find on any other predictions lists out there, bear no resemblance to so-called major critics choices, and whose sole purpose is to get into the game of commercializing award shows to guess who the Oscar nominees are. And they are no less star f***ers. When they were broadcast film critics, no one gave a rat’s ass about them, that’s how important they were. And now they openly pride themselves in being accurate Oscar prognosticators, which tell you all you need to know about the credibility of this organization claiming to be film critics.
And they are too incompetent to even put on a good show.
At least the Globes as the first big award show of the season carves its own path despite sometimes ridiculous choices. And as far as insignificant award shows go, it’s hell of an entertaining show.May 12, 2021 at 11:11 pm #1204253192
“The #CriticsChoiceAwards have secured the early January spot, originally held by the #GoldenGlobes.
Set to start off 2022 Award Season, they are known for having up to six-eight nominees in each category.”
Exactly. 6-8 nominees so chances are most of them will end up as top 5 Oscar nominees and they have a whole host more stars in attendance.
Another bunch of losers with no reason calling themselves critics.May 13, 2021 at 2:56 am #1204253277
We don’t need any type of critics’ awards shows period. Industry only. Studios just use the extra ceremonies to get their stream trains going and show off potential winners’ speeches.May 13, 2021 at 4:46 am #1204253327
The fact that Unbroken and Angelina Jolie were nominated by the (Broadcast Film) Critics Choice for Best Film and Best Director even though this very same group of people gave it a middling score among its own voting members on its own website tells you everything you need to know about this group. Nothing more than starphuckers.May 13, 2021 at 11:10 am #1204253708
Get rid of CC, GG, & SAG.May 13, 2021 at 11:17 pm #1204254425
Well, it’s technically a guild, a union, and if it stops existing, thousands of actor will not completely get their right. In terms of award, it’s not only an award, but also the night of actor because they really promote those who don’t work as usual as what arr nominated, and it will be such a shame not to have an award that accommodate this whole union’s voice. It’s highly respectable, actually, to have this (more than GG) because it’s from actors, not journalists. If there’s an improvement, I think it will be getting rid of AFTRA from the voters, and not getting rid of the whole award.May 14, 2021 at 4:34 am #1204254578
Agreed, get rid of Globe, CC and AFTRA. Keeo Guilds and BAFTA.
Most importantly, never, ever consider AACTA (Sp?) as the great indicator just because your favorite flopped with actual precursors. The rise of that award around here was solely because Mulligan flopped with HFPA.May 14, 2021 at 5:23 am #1204254605
At least SAG and BAFTA make sense (they’re industry awards focusing on aspects of film that won’t be recognised elsewhere). What is even the point of the Globes and Critics Choice?
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")May 14, 2021 at 5:27 am #1204254609
Get rid of CC definitely yes. We need to keep SAG! After the generosity they gave to Parasite and Minari… I’m a fan.May 14, 2021 at 6:51 am #1204254690
Get rid of CC definitely yes. We need to keep SAG! After the generosity they gave to Parasite and Minari… I’m a fan.
And their Michaela Coel nomination.
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")May 14, 2021 at 7:48 am #1204254740
Critics Choice is not (solely) comprised of critics, it includes the journalists who amplify the CCs as a legitimate awards precursor. The only people who vote for the awards are also the people telling you that their awards matter. The hypocrisy is staggering and I try to warn people every year against watching or even considering who wins as part of our prognostications, but I think the journalists that are part of this organization will use this opportunity in a Globes-less year (future?) to try to make their show a big deal which is so frustrating.May 14, 2021 at 10:39 am #1204255031
So no Globes means no recognition for Comedies anywhere now? That’s a shame.
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