Oscar contenders are predictable choices

Out of all the award shows in existence, the Oscars is probably the most anticipated. Yet the announcement of the 83rd annual Academy Award nominations last week came about just as critics predicted, with only a few, not very notable exceptions. Winter’s Bone filled what some saw as the wild card slot in the 10-film […]

Upcoming Golden Globes shows very questionable taste

If the Academy Awards is the mother of all film award shows, the Golden Globes is the rebellious daughter. The awards show, airing this Sunday on NBC at 5 p.m. PT, has gained the reputation of being the “fun show” of award season. It’s the first major award show of the year and also the […]