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The 2017 Academy Awards ceremony is still about seven months away. Between now and then, a great many potential Oscar nominees will be released, and while many of them will have successful campaigns and be rewarded with several nominations, a few will make the honorific, though infamous, Oscar snub list. Long story short, there’s a lot of competition out there, which may be why Warner Bros. is starting early. The surprising part though is that the movie Warner Bros. is lifting up for Oscar glory is their summer blockbuster hit, Wonder Woman. For what use is breaking the superhero glass ceiling if you don’t get awarded for it.  (more…)

This year’s Oscars have given Hollywood’s global audience a lot to talk about. Between a film about a gay man of colour being awarded Best Picture and the total gaffe that occurred when it was presented, it’s safe to say that movie buffs are going to be talking about this year’s ceremony for quite a bit. But though the 89th Academy Awards are barely over and still very much in public discussion, there are some people already looking ahead to the potential nominees and winners of the future. (more…)

Warren Beatty got confused and everything went off the rails. The award for Best Picture at last nights 2017 Oscar ceremony was given to Moonlight after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land had won best picture. As the film’s producers were making their acceptance speeches, producer Jordan Horowitz informed viewers that the category’s winner was actually Moonlight, and showed the card announcing the winner to the camera. What happened? Beatty had accidentally been handed the envelope for “Best Supporting Actress In A Leading Role” which had been awarded to Emma Stone just moments before. Somehow the card got recycled back into the mix, Beatty got it, and the rest, well, the rest is history.

In what has become the biggest snafu (or perhaps preplanned flub to generate buzz?) in Oscar history, the Internet responded the only way it could, with salty Tweets and .Gifs. Here’s a round up of some of the very best.  (more…)

On the movie calendar, it’s the third most important date behind your film’s release and the Oscar ceremony itself. This morning, live from Tinseltown, (or “La La Land” if you will), the nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced. There were some snubs, there were a couple of surprises, but for one film in particular, it was a very good morning. Think Titanic and All About Eve. (more…)

While Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds didn’t pick up wins at the Golden Globes, the nominations started some serious conversations about where superhero movies, truly excellent superhero movies (Think Dark Knight/Deadpool) belong when it comes to Hollywood awards. The Golden Globe nominations also kicked up discussions about possible Oscar nominations that began as humorous promoting and morphed into something much more serious. Reynolds is now promising a ” f—ing crazy reaction video” if Deadpool gets the Oscar Nom. (more…)

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Ryan Reynolds is drunk with power, Deadpool Box Office Power. Either that or he’s been hammering back Margaritas all morning with T.J. Miller. Why would we think that? Perhaps it’s his latest tweet, pushing for the Academy of Motion Pictures voters to write in Deadpool for a variety of awards this year, when the movie isn’t eligible. Yes Ryan, Deadpool is the hottest “R” rated superhero movie in the universe, heck, in the Multi-Verse, but can’t you wait until next year to bask in your awards ceremony glory? Apparently not. (more…)

Nerd Bastards Recaps The 87th Annual Academy Awards

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So what do you say about the 87th Annual Academy Awards and its list of nominated films that most people aren’t going to watch until they come out on Netflix (Foxcatcher and Whiplash you’ll be in my queue soon enough)? Or how do you recap a show in which all of its take away moments are instantly shared and talked about on social media? I’m truthfully not sure. But lets give it a try.

This year’s Oscars was fun, surprisingly relaxed, and cheerfully heart warming. It also featured Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear. So yeah, there’s that. (more…)

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The Oscar nominations have been announced, and if you’ve been keeping up to date with the awards this season, then there isn’t much surprising news as far as surprises go. However, Birdman (deservedly so), and The Grand Budapest Hotel (really?) lead the pact, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Gilroy and Nightcrawler being snubbed big time (in my humble opinion). Also, another glaringly obvious snub was Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King biopic Selma, with the director failing to make the best director category, which, consequently, remains a male dominant group. In the supporting actor category there is conflict brewing within the MCU – with two Hulks battling it out mano-a-mano (Edward Norton for Birdman, and Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher). Interestingly, it was nice to see Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and also X-Men: Days of Future Past receiving nominations. James Gunn, not being one known to hold back on his opinions, took to his Facebook Page to candidly express his feelings about the nominations. (more…)

‘Trans4fers’ and Crazy Christians Lead Razzie Noms

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It was a great day for Michael Bay! That is if getting an award nomination regardless of the implications of said award is cause for celebration. Still, seven nominations is nothing to sneeze at, and Transformers: Age of Extinction is the most honored movie of the year for the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Compounding the laurels (darts) for Bay is that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which he co-produced, received five nominations including the coveted Worst Picture trophy. Other top nominees include Saving Christmas and The Legend of Hercules, which received six nominations, but it seems that the Razzies are also losing some of their vitriol in the second half of its fourth decade as, for the first time this year, their giving out an award for coming back after multiple Razzie nominations and/or wins. This year’s Worst of the Worst is compiled below. (more…)

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It’s December 1st, and that can mean only one thing: time to hand out awards! As we get closer to the end of the year, the more substantial the awards being handed out and announced are, but for animators, and those that produce animated works, the biggest prize of their art form is The Annie. The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards will be handed out for the 42nd year on January 31, 2015 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and whether you’re interested in either film or TV production, this year has produced a very competitive race for the best in animation. So who all is up for Annies’ glory, and who is likely to start the year 2015 listening to “We are the Champions” on repeat? Read on. (more…)