Nominations List

21 Feb 19
exploringfilmmasterpieces

This is my last installment of “And the Oscar Should Have Gone to” for 2019. This week’s spotlight is on the movies of 1987. I list the actual Oscar nominations first with my grade for the film’s worth within that category. The actual Oscar winner is in bold print. Then I’ll give my own picks […]

21 Feb 19
GoldDerby
February 21, 2019 would have been the 73rd birthday of acclaimed actor Alan Rickman, who left us too soon in 2016 from pancreatic cancer. Rickman came from a working-class background and considered acting and drama school too impractical a choice as a career. He excelled in art and painting as a teen which led to him studying at the Royal Academy of Art and later starting his own design firm. At the age of 26 he decided to change course and applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to which he was accepted. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/bruce-willis-movies-15-greatest-films-ranked-from-worst-to-best/” type=”SEE” target=”_blank”]Bruce Willis movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best[/pmc-related-link] Upon graduation Rickman began working steadily on the British stage. While he played a variety of roles it wouldn’t be until about a decade later that he would find the role that would gain him huge attention in both London and the US. That role would be as Valmont in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” He played the role in London and then again on Broadway where he earned a Tony nomination in 1987. The success of that production would inspire two movie versions of the same story to be made in the coming years but neither would star Rickman. In 1988 John Malkovich played the role in “Dangerous Liaisons” and the following year Colin Firth would play the part in “Valmont.” [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/colin-firth-movies-15-greatest-films-ranked-from-worst-to-best/” type=”SEE” target=”_blank”]Colin Firth movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best[/pmc-related-link] Despite being passed over for those film versions, Rickman still managed to be noticed by Hollywood and was given a key role in the action blockbuster “Die Hard” in 1988. He would work steadily in all mediums until his death. In 2002 he won a Tony on Broadway for a revival of “Private Lives.” In 1991 he won a BAFTA for his performance in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” The year 1996 saw Rickman sweep all the major television awards (Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG) as Best Supporting Actor in the TV movie “Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny.” To celebrate Rickman’s birthday, tour our photo gallery above of his 10 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best. Our list includes “Die Hard,” plus the “Harry Potter” series, “Truly Madly Deeply,” “Love Actually” and more. PREDICT the Oscar winners now; change them until February 24 Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on February 24. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
21 Feb 19
Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle

We are finally, and thankfully, in the final week of the awards season for the Oscars. This is the fourth of a rundown series that will also encompass Best Director and Best Picture in the coming days (you can find the previous Best Supporting Actor rundown here). These rundowns will have some stats, but I believe […]

21 Feb 19
Archy Worldys

"Le Grand bain" on the left then, from left to right and from top to bottom: "Guy", "Until the guard", "In freedom" and "The pain". – TRESOR MOVIES – CHI-FOU-MI PRODUCTIONS – COOL INDUSTRY – STUDIOCANAL – TF1 PRODUCTION FILMS – ARTEMIS PRODUCTIONS – Apollo Films – High and Short – Neue Visionen Filmverleih – […]

21 Feb 19
Solomon Magazine

This Wednesday, at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, TV One presented its premiere 2019 programming lineup for the cable network and its recently launched digital network, CLEO TV. Kicking off the morning, the nominees for the NAACP Image Awards 50th Anniversary show were announced by the President of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, Logan Browning (Dear White People) and Winston Duke (Black […]

21 Feb 19
Variety

No Academy Awards is complete without some emotional acceptance speeches on stage – and some political ones to boot. [pmc-related] With just 90 seconds to make an impact, many actors have used the platform as a voice for political change, calling attention to hot-button issues like climate change and gender equality, while others have simply […]

21 Feb 19
Breaking News, Entertainment, Sports & College Life | COED

It’s almost time for the Oscar’s. There were many movies that stunned audiences and sent them on a rollercoaster of emotions. However, only a few were nominated for this coveted awards show.  There were some movies that received multiple nominations such as the hit foreign film Roma and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Queen Anne biopic The Favourite. Both movies […]

21 Feb 19
TIME

Our algorithm revealed three key factors that best predict each year’s Best Picture winner