Curvy Critic Oscar Predictions

Wow…I can’t believe another year of Oscar hopefuls is upon us.  #OscarsSoWhite is no more…for now, great films for women and new, yet familiar faces.  Who do I think will walk away with the statue?  Here are my thoughts. BEST PICTURE Who will win – LaLa Land LaLa Land has had an upward momentum ever…

Indie Spirit Awards:  Moonlight Shines Bright Like a Diamond Taking Best Feature and Best Director

A24’s Moonlight outshined the competition at the 32nd Annual Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.  Moonlight Director took awards for Directing and Screenplay, with additional wins for editor James Lawton and in Editing.   The film also walked away with the honorary Robert Altman, which is given to Jenkins, the cast and producers. Paving the way…

Intimate Look at First Time Oscar Nominees

This may be the first year these actors are nominated and recognized by the Academy for their work, but they have been around for a minute.  Out of the 20 actors nominated for an Oscar this year, 7 of them are first time nominees.  ANDREW GARFIELD – BEST ACTOR for HACKSAW RIDGE You may recognize…

LaLa Land Landslide at BAFTAS

The 70th BAFTA Awards for film popped off today at London’s Royal Albert Hall (BBC America will air it delayed in the U.S. at 8 PM tonight). As with the Oscars, Lionsgate’s La La Land landslid its way into the nominations entering the day with 11, followed by Arrival and Nocturnal Animals with nine noms…

Stranger Things hit SAG Awards with Viola Making History and Hidden Figures Blasting Off

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are always a highlight of the award season because the love comes directly from the acting community.  Needless to say, actors showed up and showed out casting their Ensemble votes for Hidden Figures and giving Fences mad love by honoring Best Actor Denzel Washington with his very first “actor” along…

People of Color Making History – Oscars 2017

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning in a very non-traditional, yet welcomed and artistic manner.  Instead of the usual press conference at 5am.  Former Oscar Nominees and Winners announced the categories.  It was extremely entertaining and informative to see how people who have actually experienced that 33 day hustle to…

Hidden Figures and Fences Get No BAFTA Love – 2017 BAFTA Nominations

  Every awards season has some controversy that pops up and 2017 is no different! BAFTA nominations were announced today and the love toward American artists in general was a little less than stellar.  American Cinema has always outstretched our arms embracing artists from other countries…particularly the Brits.  How many times have we nominated Dames Helen…

Viola Davis, Atlanta and Ross Win LaLa Land Dances to Globe History

The 2017 Golden Globe Awards touted more nominees of color than in its whole 74-year history! How wonderful is that!!!  Big winners of the night included Viola Davis, Donald Glover, Tracee Ellis Ross and the cast of Moonlight.   Pilot season will definitely be a different animal on the heels of this news. Glover declared…

The Curvy Critic’s Best of 2016 – Flicks, Docs and Animated

Wow…I don’t know about you, but this year literally didn’t pick up film wise for me until a few months ago.  Hidden Figures and Loving taught us several history lessons about how racist the State of Virginia could be, unlawful interracial love and groundbreaking women at NASA. Women kicked serious butt in 2016 and diversity…

FENCES

August Wilson wrote his first play “Jitney in 1979, but it was “Fences” that put this Pittsburgh born playwright on the map..  “Fences” received a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award in 1987. August Wilson pieces are legendary and extremely revered in the theatrical and African-American communities.  So, it was no surprise when “Fences” was revived…

Is This Awards Season Predictable? Will Rogue One Slay the Box Office?

Last, but certainly not least are the Golden Globe nods. Although a few big names earned awards buzz leading up to the noms, they won’t have a shot at the prestigious award. A few lesser known films, television shows (This is Us) and actors, however, pulled some off unexpected nods.