The 89th Annual Academy Awards took place last night. It was an … interesting show. While Simon and I live-blogged the whole thing I have a few follow-up thoughts on the spectacle.
Monthly Archives: February 2017
Greetings all! Tonight is the night of the 89th Annual Academy Awards and for the sixth year we will be live blogging the night! We’ll be posting some updates to twitter but the bulk of it will be right here.
We’ll be updating the winners below, and here are Matt’s predictions.
The show starts in 40 minutes, we’ll see you then!
- Best Picture: Moonlight
La La Land
- Best Director: Damien Chazelle for Moonlight.
- Best Actor: Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
- Best Actress: Emma Stone in La La Land
- Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
- Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis in Fences
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McRaney for Moonlight
- Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
- Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman (Iran)
- Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
- Best Animated Short: Piper
- Best Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made In America
- Best Documentary Short: The White Helmets
- Best Live Action Short: Sing
- Best Cinematography: La La Land
- Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
- Best Makeup & Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
- Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Best Production Design: La La Land
- Best Original Song: City of Stars from La La Land
- Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
- Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
- Best Sound Editing: Arrival
- Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
We’re continuing to shake off the dust around here at Awesome Friday HQ, and one easy way to do that is to update the
Marvel Fanboy Marvel Cinematic Universe Rankings. Last year there were two additions to the canon of films, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Each were good, but where do they fit? Let’s take a look.
Last time I did this I grouped the films into three categories, this time I’m doing a straight up ranking. Feel free to agree or disagree with me. In fact, I encourage it.
Now let’s get to it.
The Academy Awards are upon us once again. It’s easy to be cynical about the Oscars, whether it’s because your favourite films never win or because of the endless campaigning, or because it’s, or because of the whole “rich people giving each other statues” thing, but I still kinda like them.
This year the nominees are mostly good, so here they all are along with some thoughts, opinions, and a prediction or two.
The Oscars are being held on the 26th of February. Join us on the day for our 6th annual liveblog of the ceremony!
John Wick was a low-budget passion project that was fuelled by Keanu Reeves’ singular focus, reinvigorating his career in the process. So what happens when you take its unique style and add sequel money? Exactly what you’d think. John Wick: Chapter 2 takes what came before and expands in almost every direction, and creates some spectacular moments in the process. The problem, though, is that John Wick now wants to be a franchise, and its increased focus on worldbuilding isn’t entirely successful.