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Saturday, December 16, 2017

2017 Oscars -- FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM finalists down to 9

The shortlist of 9 finalists has been revealed for the Foreign Language Film category. The one glaring omission in BPM (Beats Per Minute), which not snubbed to even make this stage. Big surprise considering how largely it's played into the critics groups this year.
But the 9 finalists, from which we will get our 5 nominees, are....

  • A Fantastic Woman -- Chile
  • Felicite -- Senegal
  • Foxtrot -- Israel
  • In the Fade -- Germany
  • The Insult -- Lebanon
  • Loveless -- Russia
  • On Body and Soul -- Hungary
  • The Square -- Sweden
  • The Wound -- South Africa


Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017 Oscars - Best Documentary Short Subject Semi-Finalists

The long-list of 77 films for Documentary Short Subject has been cut down to the final 10, from which we will get our nominees. The finalists are...


  • 116 Cameras
  • Alone
  • Edith + Eddie
  • Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405
  • Heroin(e)
  • Kayayo - The Living Shopping Baskets
  • Knife Skills
  • Ram Dass, Going Home
  • Ten Meter Tower
  • Traffic Stop



2017 Oscars - 20 Films remain in contention for Best Visual Effects

The field of submissions for Best Visual Effects is narrowed to 20....they are...

  • Alien: Convenant
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Justice League
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Life
  • Logan
  • Okja
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • The Shape of Water
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Wonder Woman

2017 Oscars - Best Documentary Feature Finalists

The long list for Best Documentary Feature has been whittled down to the final 15, from which the 5 nominees will be chosen. The 15 films selected are...

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Chasing Coral
  • City of Ghosts
  • Ex Libris
  • Faces Places
  • Human Flow
  • Icarus
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
  • Jane
  • LA 92
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Long Strange Trip
  • One of Us
  • Strong Island
  • Unrest

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Picture

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Picture of 2016 are...

ARRIVAL

HACKSAW RIDGE

LA LA LAND

THE NICE GUYS

SING STREET

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Director

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Director are...

JOHN CARNEY -- "Sing Street"

DAMIEN CHAZELLE -- "La La Land"

MEL GIBSON -- "Hacksaw Ridge"

KENNETH LONERGAN -- "Manchester By the Sea"

DENIS VILLENEUVE -- "Arrival"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Actor

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Actor are...

CASEY AFFLECK -- "Manchester By the Sea"

COLIN FARRELL -- "The Lobster"

RYAN GOSLING -- "La La Land"

TOM HANKS -- "Sully"

DENZEL WASHINGTON -- "Fences"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Actress

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Actress are...

AMY ADAMS -- "Arrival"

KATE BECKINSALE -- "Love & Friendship"

ANNETTE BENING -- "20th Century Women"

NATALIE PORTMAN -- "Jackie"

EMMA STONE -- "La La Land"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Supporting Actor

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Supporting Actor are...

BEN FOSTER -- "Hell or High Water"

JOHN GOODMAN -- "10 Cloverfield Lane"

ASHTON SANDERS -- "Moonlight"

MICHAEL SHANNON -- "Nocturnal Animals"

AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON -- "Nocturnal Animals"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Supporting Actress

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Supporting Actress are...

OLIVIA COLMAN -- "The Lobster"

VIOLA DAVIS -- "Fences"

GRETA GERWIG -- "20th Century Women"

NAOMIE HARRIS -- "Moonlight"

MICHELLE WILLIAMS -- "Manchester By the Sea"

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Ensemble Cast

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Ensemble Cast are...

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

HAIL, CAESAR!

HIDDEN FIGURES

MOONLIGHT

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Original Screenplay

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Original Screenplay are...

HELL OR HIGH WATER

LA LA LAND

THE LOBSTER

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

THE NICE GUYS

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Adapted Screenplay

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Adapted Screenplay are...

ARRIVAL

HIDDEN FIGURES

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

MOONLIGHT

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS

BEACHHOUSE AWARDS 2016 -- Best Animated Feature

And the Nominees and Winner for
Best Animated Feature are...

FINDING DORY

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

MOANA

YOUR NAME

ZOOTOPIA