Awards Season Feature Post

Awards Season 2015-16 Scoreboard

Carol Keeping a tally of the (wins/nominations) for this year's awards season. Scroll down way below to see which Awards are being...

Feb 3, 2016

VES Awards 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Visual Effects Society has spoken. Star Wars, The Revenant and The Good Dinosaur are the big winners with 4 wins for the former and 3 each for the latter two films. Meanwhile Mad Max and Inside Out were awarded 1 award each. Check out the actual categories below:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature:
Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Luke O'Byrne and Patrick Tubach (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Feb 1, 2016

Art Directors Guild Awards 2016

The Martian
Another guild has announced their winners of the year. The art directors went with Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian in fantasy and contemporary design categories. What blows my mind is The Revenant winning period design over Crimson Peak, The Danish Girl and even Bridge of Spies. Oscar frontrunner pandering?

Excellence in Production Design - Period:
Jack Fisk (The Revenant)

Excellence in Production Design - Fantasy:
Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Excellence in Production Design - Contemporary:
Arthur Max (The Martian)

Jan 31, 2016

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016

The "Spotlight" ensemble

The SAG Awards gave the best ensemble prize to Spotlight after all. Oscar race conformation, reaffirmation or whatever, very content with this. The Big Short went home empty handed, it's recent surge was considered by many to carry on but that didn't happen. Leonardo DiCaprio won his first, so did Brie Larson. So did Alicia Vikander. And Idris Elba in a surprising move won two (his TV role in Luther being the other). He isn't nominated for an Oscar but that wasn't going to stop the SAG. This makes it the first ever supporting win for an actor not nominated at the Oscars. Congratulations to the actors.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci (Spotlight)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Brie Larson (Room)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Jan 30, 2016

ACE Eddie Awards 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

Well the editing guild has awarded it's winners for last year. As expected, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Big Short, Inside Out and Amy were given the editing prizes.

Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic):
Mad Max: Fury Road - Margaret Sixel

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy):
The Big Short - Hank Corwin

Best Edited Animated Feature Film:
Inside Out - Kevin Nolting (ACE)

Best Edited Documentary (Feature):
Amy - Chris King

Jan 27, 2016

MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominations 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Awards nominations were announced, the final guild to do so. Lots of films up for honors, from big Oscars nominees to big blockbusters and dramas. Check them out below:


Bridge Of Spies - Richard Hymns
Mad Max: Fury Road - Mark Mangini, MPSE and Scott Hecker, MPSE
Room - Niall Brady
Sicario - Alan Murray
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Matthew Wood
Straight Outta Compton - Mark Stoeckinger and Greg Hedgepath, MPSE
The Martian - Oliver Tarney, MPSE
The Revenant - Lon Bender, MPSE, Randy Thom, and Martin Hernandez, MPSE

Jan 24, 2016

Producers Guild of America Awards 2016

The Big Short

In a surprise, THE BIG SHORT won the top prize at the PGA. Because of the similar voting system, membership and matching many of the recent and past winners, this film is now your Oscar frontrunner. It is quite baffling to see guilds all over the place with their picks, strong support is present for different films within different membership. PGA going with this 2008 financial crisis comedy drama, SAG likely with Spotlight (which was your initial film to beat) and DGA probably going with George Miller, you have 3 films and then The Revenant so... we will see. But in itself, The Big Short's win here is quite something irrespective of your own opinion about the film or the motion pictures it was nominated with.

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

The Big Short
Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner & Jeremy Kleiner

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Inside Out
Producer: Jonas Rivera

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:

Producer: James Gay-Rees

Jan 18, 2016

Critics Choice Awards 2016 Winners

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Critics Choice Awards were handed out today. As expected, Mad Max: Fury Road Road sweeped and Spotlight won best picture, original screenplay and ensemble. Mind you that they have extended categories but I don't think the Oscars are going to be much different. Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Picture:

Jan 15, 2016

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominations 2016

Mad Max: Fury Road

Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild has announced its nominations. Mad Max: Fury Road leads with 3. Check out the nominations in their various categories below:

Best Period and/or Character Make-Up:
Naomi Donne and Norma Webb (Cinderella)
Morna Ferguson, Niamh O’Loan and Marlène Rouleau (Brooklyn)
Renata Gilbert and Jan Sewell (The Danish Girl)
Nadine Prigge, Ailie Smith and Lesley Vanderwalt (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Patricia Regan (Carol)