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Drake Leads 2020 BET Awards

HOLLYWOOD─I had been wondering for quite some time what would happen with awards shows, in the midst of a pandemic America. However, it seems things are not coming to a standstill because the nominees for the 2020 BET Awards were unveiled on Monday, June 15. Leading all contenders was rapper Drake who earned six nominations including Best Male Hip-Hop Artist...

“Parasite” Wins Big At The Oscars

HOLLYWOOD HILLS─I hate to say this, but I am happy that awards season has come to an end America. Why? This has been perhaps the most predictable awards season that I can recall in years. It’s never fun when you know precisely who will win without any potential competitions. However, the granddaddy of all awards shows, the Academy Awards,...

“The Farewell” Takes Top Prize At Spirit Awards

SANTA MONICA─The prizes for the 35th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were handed out inside a tent near the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, February 8. Indie films do not always get the highlights they should receive, but it’s important because these movies tend to be some of the best of the bunch. “Uncut Gems” and “The Lighthouse” were heavy...

“1917” Dominates BAFTA Awards

HOLLYWOOD─Well, this is it, this is the last awards show before next week’s Academy Awards people. This time the awards head overseas for the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts, better known as the BAFTA awards. The awards were handed out on Sunday, February 2, yeah the same day as the Super Bowl people. Leading the nominees...

Oscar Predictions For 2020

HOLLYWOOD─It seemed just yesterday the nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards were announced, and we’re already less than 1 week away from the actual awards being handed out. Normally I would do a breakdown of the predictions of the MAJOR SIX as I call them (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting...

“Parasite” Big SAG Awards Winner

HOLLYWOOD─If there is one awards show I look forward to more than the Academy Awards it is the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The 2020 ceremony was held on Sunday, January 19, and it delivered some surprises. Some of you might be asking why the SAG Awards are so important: it’s because they are a major predictor of where Oscar...

“Joker” Tops Oscar Nominations

BEVERLY HILLS─It is the biggest accolade one can win in the cinematic universe, and on Monday, January 13, the nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards were announced, and let’s say there were some major surprises and stunners America. Revealing the nominees for 2020 were Issa Rae and John Cho. Leading the pack of all contenders was the film “Joker” with...

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Big Critics Choice Awards Winner

SANTA MONICA─Awards season has just started and I am already exhausted. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Not sure yet, but maybe because the level of films for 2019 didn’t just blow me away I think. There were some good films, but they are so small in scope compared to previous years. This week it’s time to...

Who Will Get Oscar Love?

HOLLYWOOD─There is something different about awards season for 2020 because it seems like everything has been moved up in terms of its initial air date. I mean I cannot remember when the Oscars transpired like the first week in February. I recall the ceremony years ago taking place at the end of March. So with the Golden Globes long...

“Joker” Leads 2020 BAFTA Nominations

HOLLYWOOD─The awards train continues because the nominees for the 2020 British Academy of Film and Theatre Television Arts were announced on Tuesday, January 7. The BAFTA’s are considered the Brit’s equivalent of the Oscars. There were some surprises that left people to have scratching their heads. No love for Eddie Murphy in the leading actor race for “Dolemite is...
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