The Hollywood guild has a say, and we’ve learned a lot this week. It seems that the directors were too lazy to watch Avatar: Path of Water with us. Producers can’t resist voting for big movies, but sometimes they vote for the wrong ones. (“Wakanda Forever” from “Woman King”?)
Of course, there was also the Golden Globe Awards. What did you pick up there? Over-waxed floors are dangerous! Thanks for the reminder, Jennifer Coolidge!
The Producers Guild announced the 10 nominees the following Thursday after being considered by the Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild. Awarded by the PGA.
movies that can win
“Banshee of Inishelin”
What it got: Actors Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Condon, and Barry Keoghan were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, as was the ensemble. PGA name; Martin McDonagh’s DGA nod
What it takes to win: It would be great if the Irish-hating voters criticized this movie for keeping closed captions on, but give these eejits a good rebuke for not complaining about McDonagh’s animated language. I can’t help it. If that happens, and he wins either the PGA or SAG ensemble, he has a better chance of winning the best picture.
“All at once”
What it got: Actors Michelle Yeoh, Khe Hui Quan, Stephanie Xu, and Jamie Lee Curtis were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the ensemble was also nominated. PGA nominated; DGA nominations for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka Daniels)
What it takes to win: Older voters consume edibles to ease their anxiety while watching movie characters fly through space. If that happens, and if that SAG ensemble gets her trophy, chances are we’ll get the best picture.
What it got: Paul Dano was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, and the ensemble was also nominated. PGA name; Steven Spielberg’s DGA nominee.
What it takes to win: Oscar voters recognize Michelle Williams as giving soul to the film and nominate her for lead actress. I have a chance.
“Top Gun: Maverick”
What it got: DGA nomination for Joseph Kosinski; PGA nods to best photo
What it takes to win: The host of Tom Cruise’s Best Actor nomination and award ceremony will no longer mention Shelley Miscavige at the ceremony. If that happens, and the movie wins her PGA Best Picture, we might just get the best picture.
Hey maybe the movie they think they can win…but come on
What it got: Austin Butler nominated for SAG Award. PGA nod
What it takes to win: Baz Luhrmann was nominated for an Oscar and Butler won an Oscar. These two things will happen and enough Academy voters will crave Elvis’ signature sandwich (pan-fried in creamy peanut butter topped with bananas and chunks of bacon) in the coming weeks. can result in good locks. at Oscar.
What it got: Cate Blanchett nominated for SAG Awards. DGA nomination for Todd Field. PGA nod
What it takes to win: Field wins an Oscar for Original Screenplay or Director. (both will be positive). If that happens – and enough Academy members keep googling if Lydia Tarr is a real person – then “Tarr” will win an Oscar for best picture of her. to Hollywood.
“Avatar: Path of Water”
What it got: PGA Nominated
What it takes to win: The Academy’s Directorate Department corrects the DGA’s oversight and names James Cameron. If that happens, then Cameron reveals he plans to hire someone else to write the dialogue for the next three Avatar sequels.Big Jim will be king of the world again .
A movie that makes you happy just to be here
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
What it got: Angela Bassett nominated for SAG Awards. PGA nod
OK, so what can you actually win?: A few weeks ago, I heard some backlash when I suggested that the Best Supporting Actress race could be a battle between Bassett and Jamie Lee Curtis. I think Condon, who has won many critics’ awards for “Banshees,” will also be a factor…but it’s starting to feel like this will be her welcome coronation for Queen Angela.
“Glass Onion: Knife Out Mystery”
What it got: PGA Nominated
OK, so what can you actually win?: Writer-director Rian Johnson has been nominated for an original script for the first ‘Knives Out’ film. He listened to Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking.
What it got: Brendan Fraser and Hong Chau nominated for SAG Awards. PGA Nominated
OK, so what can you actually win?: Now that all the meticulously timed film festival standing ovations have subsided, Fraser’s early momentum in the leading actor race has stalled. To pass Pharrell and Butler, he’s a bit shy and clumsy, but he needs to get back there in a big way… part of why millennials love him.