This year’s Academy Award nominees were announced this morning. Discuss among yourselves.
Not an award we usually get to cover here at the Bureau, but it proved to be a good year for genre plays. Well, one in particular, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The play, a sequel to the original seven books that follows young Albus Potter’s adventures at Hogwarts, won six Tony Awards including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play.
You can see the full results of the award ceremony here.
Game of Thrones, which this season passed the books they’re based upon, has nabbed 23 nominations this year. You can see a full list here (PDF).
Genre series are scattered throughout the nominations and, unlike the Oscars earlier this year, full of people from a variety of ethnicities.
How did genre films fare this year at Hollywood’s biggest night?
As usual, genre films were passed over in the “big” awards. But some of our favorite films from 2015 did not go home empty-handed with Mad Max: Fury Road winning 6 Oscars (the most of any film).
What’s your take on the awards this year?
Here is a list of this year’s award winners from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror.
The Saturn Award is the official honor presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films. The Academy has been voting these awards since 1972. The films may change, but the quality and ideas presented in these works remain to be the most successful at the box-office.
The list is out and (surprise!) it isn’t good for genre programming.
To sum it up, unless the show was titled “Game of Thrones” or “American Horror Story,” genre shows were basically ignored.
So what say you? Were shows unfairly snubbed or did the genre get what it deserved?
In addition to the 2011 Seiun Award Nominees, the 2011 Hugo Award Nominees were announced today. While io9 has beaten us to the list, where they have speed, we have quality – we have links to the web pages of nominated persons and magazines where possible and Amazon.com links to nominated works (of we weren’t able to link directly to them), plus little bit of analysis. Nominees are below the cut. Continue reading →
The nominees for the 42nd annual Seiun Awards have been announced, and rather than wait until the winners have been announced like last time, I’ll give a run-down of the nominees, based on a Google translation of a Japanese site with the list, which can be found here. The original versions of the titles are being placed next to the Google Translated versions, in case someone who understands Japanese better wants to translate the titles for me.
The Hugo Award Nominations themselves are being announced this year, and that list will be posted later today. Continue reading →
No real surprises last night as genre films were pretty snubbed for the big awards at the nomination level. Here are few of “our kind” of movies that did walk home with some Oscar Gold.
As per tradition, the day before Academy Awards, the Golden Raspberry Awards (The Razzies) are given to “honor” the lowest of the low in filmmaking for the year.