I watch a lot of movies. Some of them are great. Many of them are bad. But every time the theater goes dark, I get excited. You never know when you’ll spot a breakout star, even when the movie around them is a black hole. In 2016, there was a fantastic new face every month — technically, more often than that if you’ll forgive me for including a dog. Here are the 13 new (or, at least, newly valued) talents that made even the worst films worthwhile. I can’t wait to see what they do in 2017. … read more

It’s one of those years where there should not be too many surprises when it comes to the major Oscar contenders. There are some real races going on, for sure, but as far as the nominations go, the actual races solidified pretty early on, with a few exceptions. For example, while I think Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali is the leading contender for Best Supporting Actor, the other nominations are largely up in the air. Anyway, the SAG nominations were just released and most of these nominations were … read more

Sophia Bush and Common revealed the nominees for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Dec. 14, 2016, from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
The SAG Awards will broadcast live simultaneously on TNT and TBS on Jan. 29, 2017 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award.
Last year, Spotlight took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture while Leonardo DiCaprio was recognized … read more

This is the week awards season comes into focus.
On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominations, and on Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild unveiled the shortlist for its annual film and television prizes. Both awards are considered bellwethers for the 2017 Oscar race that began in earnest around Labor Day.
Sophia Bush and Common announced the nominees in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards air Jan. 29.
“Captain … read more

Awards season is in full swing!
Wednesday morning the SAG Awards announced their nominations!
Actor and rapper Common and actress Sophia Bush took the stage this morning at 10 a.m. EST to announce all the incredible stars honored this year by the Screen Actors Guild.
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees (below) and let us know if you’re surprised by any of the nods! Film
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck – Manchester by The Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw … read more

Another day, another nominations ceremony!
One day after the 2017 Golden Globes honorees were revealed, Sophia Bush and Common announced the 2017 SAG Awards nominees at the Pacific Design Center in L.A. Wednesday. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris thanked the event’s sponsors before introducing the Chicago P.D. actress and the Suicide Squad star. The event was broadcast live on TNT, TBS and truTV and streamed on TNT and truTV’s websites.
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast … read more

La La Land was honored with the most awards on Sunday night (Dec. 11, 2016) at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was named Best Picture and received eight awards total, which included Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle. Casey Affleck took home the prize for Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for her work in Jackie. Portman, who is pregnant, … read more

Award season has started!
Things kicked off Sunday night with the Critics’ Choice Awards — and boy were we excited to see who was going to take home the big prizes.
Will this show’s winners go on to score Golden Globes and Oscars?? We can’t wait to find out!
In case you missed seeing who won tonight, ch-ch-check out the winners (below)! Best Actor
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea WINNER
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Tom … read more

Sure enough, it’s not even 2017 yet but the upcoming award season is already off to a star-studded, jam-packed start!
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards are taking place more than a month earlier than their usual festivities, which means fans of Hollywood’s most famous faces get to share their excitement weeks in advance.
Office Christmas Party’s T.J. Miller is ready to go as the host of tonight’s very special occasion, so there’s no telling what jokes, pranks and antics the black tie affair … read more

This gentleman ^ is Mahershala Ali. He has a small but vital role in Moonlight, which I just saw over the weekend. I sort of lost count of how many times I cried during Moonlight, but I know the first time I cried was when Mahershala’s character, a drug dealer named Juan, takes the young Chiron swimming in the ocean for the first time, and Juan tells Chiron a story about Cuba. Throughout the film, there are incredible, stand-out performances – especially the trifecta performances of Alex R. … read more

The cast and crew of La La Land have at least a dozen things to celebrate after the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The film received 12 nominations, including a nod for Best Picture, two nods for Ryan Gosling — one for Best Director and Best Actor, and one for Emma Stone in the Best Actress category. Moonlight, which received early praise at the Gotham Awards and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and Arrival both … read more

The Critics Choice Awards are, I believe, somewhere between the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globes. While everything is basically a popularity contest, it’s a matter of degrees and the Critics Choice – formerly the Broadcast Film Critics Awards – are basically “consensus popularity” choices. They’ve even broadened their categories so that they nominate even more movie stars. So… yeah, it is what it is. The Critics Choice Awards nominations came out this morning, and I’m … read more

Awards season is almost underway!
T.J. Miller will return to host the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on A&E. Nominations in the television categories were announced Nov. 14. On Thursday, People Now’s Andrea Boehlke and Bingeworthy’s Jessica Shaw revealed the film category nominees.
Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards have been regarded as the most accurate predictor of the Academy Awards nominations. The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics’ … read more

Moreso than the Gotham Awards (which went down Monday night), the National Board of Review Awards are truly an awards-season/Oscar harbinger. While the NBRs aren’t necessarily famous for picking the winners straight down the line, they often help solidify the field and they influence which films and which actors are seen as the “frontrunners” in various categories. This year’s NBRs are interesting because Manchester by the Sea has officially pulled ahead as the frontrunner for Best Picture. … read more

Casey Affleck is a rare animal. For a decade, Hollywood’s ecosystem has favored actors buff enough to star in one action franchise per year. To compete, Affleck’s brother, Ben, and best bud, Matt Damon, have pumped up like gorillas to play Batman and Jason Bourne, respectively. These steroidal alphas still consider themselves serious actors, but the side effect is that they seem increasingly ridiculous in serious roles. It’s getting harder to look at Damon’s six-pack — or at Mark Wahlberg or Chris … read more