Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions - Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Gillian Anderson "American Gods"
Alexis Bledel "The Handmaid's Tale"
Kristin Chenoweth "American Gods"
Ann Dowd "The Leftovers"
Carrie Preston "The Good Fight"
Alison Wright "The Americans"

Other Contenders - Cicely Tyson "How to Get Away With Murder", Laverne Cox "Orange is the New Black", Cloris Leachman "American Gods", Adina Porter "Underground", Shannon Purser "Stranger Things", Kim Dickens "House of Cards", Mary-Louise Parker "Billions", Jane Lynch "The Good Fight", Sarah Silverman "Masters of Sex", LaTanya Jackson Richardson "Grey's Anatomy", Judy Greer "Masters of Sex", Rihanna "Bates Motel", Nina Hoss "Homeland"

Commentary - This race has so many past contenders lurking, I just don't know if the Academy is going to respond again. Laverne Cox was nominated on the Comedy side for the first season, but every season it seems to get worse and worse for Orange is the New Black at the Emmys. Cicely Tyson is a living legend, but her snub last year makes me think voters have moved on from How to Get Away with Murder. Even Viola is not a safe bet this year. Finally, I am concerned about the possibility of Cloris Leachman. She is a Emmy record holder and seems to get nominated for everything. Except it has been since 2011 since she has received an Emmy nomination, and there has been ample opportunity. Make voters are ready to move on from honoring her on an annual basis. That leaves five without those three in the picture. We are not sure how American Gods will do across the board, but its buzz was at the right moment. I think that both Kristin Chenoweth and Gillian Anderson, previous Emmy winners, made enough of a splash in the media and in the buzz to both get nods. Carrie Preston has won for this role before, Alison Wright could finally get recognized as The Americans seems to grow each year, Ann Dowd is a veteran who could rive a Leftovers' wave, and finally, Alexis Bledel, who is going to to be bumped to a series regular next year, made enough of an effect to earn her first Emmy nod. Also watch out for upsets from Mary-Louise Parker, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Kim Dickens, and yes, even Rihanna.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Academy Adds 774 New Members

This actually happened yesterday, so I am behind. The Academy continues its streak of trying to diversify its membership across all the branches with a whopping 774 new members.

Riz Ahmed - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Nightcrawler”
Debbie Allen – “Fame,” “Ragtime”
Elena Anaya – “Wonder Woman,” “The Skin I Live In”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – “Jodhaa Akbar,” “Devdas”
Amitabh Bachchan – “The Great Gatsby,” “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”
Monica Bellucci – “Spectre,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”
Gil Birmingham – “Hell or High Water,” “Twilight” series
Nazanin Boniadi – “Ben-Hur,” “Iron Man”
Daniel Brühl – “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “Inglourious Basterds”
Maggie Cheung – “Hero,” “In the Mood for Love”
John Cho – “Star Trek” series, “Harold & Kumar” series
Priyanka Chopra – “Baywatch,” “Barfi!”
Matt Craven – “X-Men: First Class,” “A Few Good Men”
Terry Crews – “The Expendables” series, “Draft Day”
Warwick Davis – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Harry Potter” series
Colman Domingo – “The Birth of a Nation,” “Selma”
Adam Driver – “Silence,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Joel Edgerton – “It Comes at Night,” “Loving”
Chris Evans – “Captain America” series, “Snowpiercer”
Luke Evans – “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Girl on the Train”
Fan Bingbing – “I Am Not Madame Bovary,” “Cell Phone”
Elle Fanning – “The Beguiled,” “20th Century Women”
Golshifteh Farahani – “Paterson,” “AboutElly”
Anna Faris – “Scary Movie” series, “Brokeback Mountain”
Tom Felton – “A United Kingdom,” “Harry Potter” series
Rebecca Ferguson – “The Girl on the Train,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
Lou Ferrigno – “The Incredible Hulk,” “Hercules”
Gal Gadot – “Wonder Woman,” “Fast & Furious” series
Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,” “Melancholia”
Jeff Garlin – “Safety Not Guaranteed,” “WALL-E”
Spencer Garrett – “Public Enemies,” “Thank You for Smoking”
Domhnall Gleeson – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Ex Machina”
Sharon Gless – “The Star Chamber,” “Airport 1975”
Donald Glover – “The Martian,” “Magic Mike XXL”
Judy Greer – “Jurassic World,” “13 Going on 30”
Rupert Grint – “Moonwalkers,” “Harry Potter” series
Noel Gugliemi – “Lowriders,” “The Fast and the Furious”
Jon Hamm – “Baby Driver,” “The Town”
Armie Hammer – “The Birth of a Nation,” “The Social Network”
Naomie Harris – “Moonlight,” “Skyfall”
Leila Hatami – “A Separation,” “Leila”
Anne Heche – “Rampart,” “DonnieBrasco”
Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea,” “Moonrise Kingdom”
Chris Hemsworth – “Thor” series, “Rush”
Ciarán Hinds – “Silence,” “Munich”
Aldis Hodge – “Hidden Figures,” “Straight Outta Compton”
Bryce Dallas Howard – “Jurassic World,” “The Help”
Bonnie Hunt – “The Green Mile,” “Jerry Maguire”
Jiang Wen – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Let the Bullets Fly”
Dwayne Johnson – “Moana,” “Central Intelligence”
Leslie Jones – “Ghostbusters,” “Masterminds”
Keegan-Michael Key – “Don’t Think Twice,” “Keanu”
Aamir Khan – “3 Idiots,” “Lagaan”
Irrfan Khan – “Life of Pi,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Salman Khan – “Sultan,” “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”
Rinko Kikuchi – “Pacific Rim,” “Babel”
Zoë Kravitz – “Divergent” series, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Sanaa Lathan – “Out of Time,” “Love and Basketball”
Carina Lau – “Infernal Affairs 2,” “Days of Being Wild”
Tony Leung – “The Grandmaster,” “Lust, Caution”
Rami Malek – “Short Term 12,” “The Master”
Leslie Mann – “Funny People,” “Knocked Up”
Kate McKinnon – “Ghostbusters,” “Office Christmas Party”
Sienna Miller – “The Lost City of Z,” “American Sniper”
Janelle Monáe – “Hidden Figures,” “Moonlight”
Michelle Monaghan – “Patriots Day,” “Gone Baby Gone”
Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic,” “The Lord of the Rings” series
Ruth Negga – “Loving,” “Warcraft”
Franco Nero – “The Lost City of Z,” “Django”
Elizabeth Olsen – “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
Deepika Padukone – “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” “Piku”
Sarah Paulson – “Blue Jay,” “12 Years a Slave”
Robert Picardo – “Hail, Caesar!,” “TheMeddler”
Amy Poehler – “Inside Out,”“Sisters”
Chris Pratt – “Guardians of the Galaxy” series, “Jurassic World”
Zachary Quinto – “Star Trek” series, “Snowden”
Édgar Ramírez – “The Girl on the Train,” “Joy”
Phylicia Rashad – “Creed,” “For Colored Girls”
Margot Robbie – “Suicide Squad,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Maya Rudolph – “Maggie’s Plan,” “Bridesmaids”
Hiroyuki Sanada – “Life,” “The Twilight Samurai”
Henry G. Sanders – “Selma,” “Whiplash”
Rodrigo Santoro – “300,” “Love Actually”
Rade Šerbedžija – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” “The Quiet American”
Nestor Serrano – “The Insider,” “Lethal Weapon 2”
Amanda Seyfried – “Les Misérables,” “Mean Girls”
Molly Shannon – “Other People,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
Anna Deavere Smith – “Rachel Getting Married,” “Philadelphia”
Hailee Steinfeld – “The Edge of Seventeen,” “True Grit”
Kristen Stewart – “Café Society,” “Twilight” series
Omar Sy – “Inferno,” “The Intouchables”
Wanda Sykes – “Snatched,” “Evan Almighty”
Channing Tatum – “Hail, Caesar!,” “Foxcatcher”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – “Nocturnal Animals,” “Kick-Ass”
Lauren Tom – “The Joy Luck Club,” “Cadillac Man”
Jeanne Tripplehorn – “The Firm,” “Basic Instinct”
Paz Vega – “Kill the Messenger,” “Sex and Lucía”
Dee Wallace – “Grand Piano,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”
Ming-Na Wen – “Mulan,” “The Joy Luck Club”
Betty White – “You Again,” “The Proposal”
Rebel Wilson – “Pitch Perfect”, “Bridesmaids”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead – “10 Cloverfield Lane,” “Swiss Army Man”
B.D. Wong – “Mulan,” “Jurassic Park”
Shailene Woodley – “The Spectacular Now,” “The Descendants”
Donnie Yen – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Ip Man”

Casting Directors
PoPing AuYeung – “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” “Man of Tai Chi”
Yael Aviv – “A Borrowed Identity,” “Miral”
Constance Demontoy – “Elle,” “Monsieur Lazhar”
Corinna Glaus – “Aloys,” “Night Train to Lisbon”
Lindsay Graham – “The Magnificent Seven,” “Suicide Squad”
Kimberly Hardin – “Hustle & Flow,” “Friday”
Richard Hicks – “Hell or High Water,” “Gravity”
Priscilla John – “Logan,” “Captain America: The First Avenger”
Valorie Massalas – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Gods and Monsters”
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton – “Crooked House,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Johanna Ray – “Snowpiercer,” “Inglourious Basterds”
Jamie Sparer Roberts – “Moana,” “Frozen”
Anna Maria Sambucco – “Youth,” “The Great Beauty”
Harika Uygur – “Mustang,” “Three Monkeys”
Francesco Vedovati – “I Am Love,” “The Last Kiss”

José Luis Alcaine – “The Skin I Live In,” “Volver”
Affonso Beato – “Love in the Time of Cholera,” “The Queen”
Walter Carvalho – “Carandiru,” “Central Station”
Chung-Hoon Chung – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Stoker”
Kiko de la Rica – “Blancanieves,” “Sex and Lucía”
Crystel Fournier – “A Place on Earth,” “Tomboy”
Robert Hardy – “Ex Machina,” “Boy A”
Camilla Hjelm Knudsen – “Land of Mine,” “Little Soldier”
Dan Laustsen – “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Crimson Peak”
James Laxton – “Moonlight,” “Medicine for Melancholy”
Ernesto Pardo – “Tempestad,” “The Naked Room (El Cuarto Desnudo)”
Linus Sandgren – “La La Land,” “Joy”
André Turpin – “Mommy,” “It’s Not Me, I Swear!”
Zhao Xiaoding – “The Flowers of War,” “House of Flying Daggers”

Costume Designers
Renée April – “Arrival,” “The Red Violin”
Erin Benach – “Loving,” “Blue Valentine”
Suzy Benzinger – “Café Society,” “Blue Jasmine”
Arjun Bhasin – “Three Generations,” “Monsoon Wedding”
Diana Cilliers – “The Last Face,” “District 9”
Michele Clapton – “Queen of the Desert,” “Separate Lies”
Bina Daigeler – “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “Only Lovers Left Alive”
Julian Day – “Inferno,” “Brighton Rock”
Jenny Eagan – “Beasts of No Nation,” “Now You See Me”
Steven Noble – “A Monster Calls,” “Under the Skin”
Karen Patch – “Seven Psychopaths,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”
Monique Prudhomme – “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” “Best in Show”
Trish Summerville – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Melissa Toth – “Manchester by the Sea,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”

Javier Ameijeiras – “Black Nativity,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Toni Barton – “The Big Wedding,” “Sherlock Holmes”
Danielle Berman – “The Fate of the Furious,” “Memento”
Kelly Berry – “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” “Spy”
Stefania Cella – “Black Mass,” “The Great Beauty”
Ellen Christiansen – “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Across the Universe”
Jim Clay – “Woman in Gold,” “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”
Beverley Dunn – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “The Great Gatsby”
Brad Einhorn – “Hail, Caesar!,” “A Time to Kill”
Antxón Gómez – “Julieta,” “Che”
Regina Graves – “Café Society,” “The Taking of Pelham 123”
Isabelle Guay – “Arrival,” “The Revenant”
Paul Hotte – “Arrival,” “300”
Elston Howard – “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” “Ray”
Helen Jarvis – “Monuments Men,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
Tina Jones – “Belle,” “The Last King of Scotland”
Kathy Lucas – “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” “Foxcatcher”
Naomi Shohan – “Winter’s Tale,” “American Beauty”
Carl Sprague – “Infinitely Polar Bear,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”
Jon Gary Steele – “Burlesque,” “American History X”
Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr. – “J. Edgar,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Karen J. TenEyck – “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “The Master”
Shane Andrew Vieau – “Suicide Squad,” “Juno”
David Wasco – “La La Land,” “Pulp Fiction”
Elizabeth Wilcox – “The BFG,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

Fatih Akin – “In the Fade,” “The Edge of Heaven”
Adolfo Aristarain – “Common Places,” “A Place in the World”
David Ayer – “Suicide Squad,” “Fury”
Nabil Ayouch – “Horses of God,” “Ali Zaoua”
Siddiq Barmak – “Opium War,” “Osama”
Aida Begić  – “Children of Sarajevo,” “Snow”
Emmanuelle Bercot – “Standing Tall,” “On My Way”
Martin Butler – “Tanna,” “Contact”
Patricia Cardoso – “Real Women Have Curves,” “The Water Carrier”
Peter Ho-Sun Chan – “Dragon,” “Perhaps Love”
Derek Cianfrance – “The Light between Oceans,” “Blue Valentine”
Pedro Costa – “Horse Money,” “Blood”
Garth Davis – “Lion”
Bentley Dean – “Tanna,” “Contact”
Lav Diaz  – “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery,” “Norte, the End of History”
Carlos Diegues – “Orfeu,” “Bye Bye Brazil”
Nelson Pereira dos Santos * – “How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman,” “Barren Lives”
Nana Dzhordzhadze – “27 Missing Kisses,” “A Chef in Love”
Ildikó Enyedi – “Simon Magus,” “My Twentieth Century”
Amat Escalante – “The Untamed,” “Heli”
Safi Faye  – “Mossane,” “Lettre Paysanne”
Tom Ford – “Nocturnal Animals,” “A Single Man”
Goutam Ghose  – “Dekha,”“Paar”
Jessica Hausner – “Amour Fou,” “Lourdes”
Joanna Hogg – “Archipelago,” “Exhibition”
Hannes Holm – “A Man Called Ove,” “Behind Blue Skies”
Ann Hui – “A Simple Life,” “Summer Snow”
Christine Jeffs – “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Sylvia”
Barry Jenkins  – “Moonlight,” “Medicine for Melancholy”
Alejandro Jodorowsky  – “The Holy Mountain,” “El Topo”
Kim Ki-duk  – “3-Iron,” “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring”
Zacharias Kunuk – “Searchers,” “The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)”
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina  – “Chronicle of the Years of Embers,” “The Winds of the Aures”
David Mackenzie – “Hell or High Water,” “Starred Up”
Sharon Maguire – “Incendiary,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary”
Theodore Melfi – “Hidden Figures,” “St. Vincent”
Kleber Mendonça Filho – “Aquarius,” “Neighboring Sounds”
Brillante Mendoza – “Thy Womb,” “Kinatay”
Márta Mészáros  – “Diary for My Children,” “Adoption”
Takashi Miike – “13 Assassins,” “Ichi the Killer”
Orlando Montiel – “The Son of No One,” “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints”
Jocelyn Moorhouse – “The Dressmaker,” “Proof”
Kira Muratova – “The Tuner,” “The Asthenic Syndrome”
Héctor Olivera – “El Mural,” “Funny Dirty Little War”
Idrissa Ouedraogo  – “Tilaï,” “Yaaba”
Jordan Peele  – “Get Out”
Mohammad Rasoulof – “Manuscripts Don’t Burn,” “Goodbye”
Eran Riklis  – “The Human Resources Manager,” “Lemon Tree”
Arturo Ripstein – “Deep Crimson,” “The Beginning and the End”
Guy Ritchie – “Sherlock Holmes,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”
Anthony Russo – “Captain America: Civil War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Joseph Russo – “Captain America: Civil War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Mrinal Sen  – “The Case Is Closed,” “In Search of Famine”
Cate Shortland – “Lore,” “Somersault”
Peter Sollett – “Freeheld,” “Raising Victor Vargas”
Juan Carlos Tabío – “Guantanamera,” “Strawberry and Chocolate”
Rawson Marshall Thurber – “Central Intelligence,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”
Johnnie To – “Election,” “Exiled”
Tran Anh Hung  – “Norwegian Wood,” “The Scent of Green Papaya”
Pablo Trapero – “The Clan,” “Lion’s Den”
Athina Rachel Tsangari – “Chevalier,” “Attenberg”
Paula van der Oest – “Black Butterflies,” “Zus & Zo”
Susanna White – “Our Kind of Traitor,” “Nanny McPhee Returns”
Martin Zandvliet  – “Land of Mine,” “A Funny Man”

Ricardo Acosta – “Sembene!,” “Marmato”
John Akomfrah – “The Stuart Hall Project,” “The Nine Muses”
Natalia Almada – “The Night Watchman (El Velador),” “The General”
Mirra Bank – “The Only Real Game,” “LastDance”
Geof Bartz – “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1”
Diane Becker – “We Are X,” “Jujitsu-ing Reality”
Edet Belzberg – “Watchers of the Sky,” “Children Underground”
Don Bernier – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” “Audrie & Daisy”
Ruby Chen – “Plastic China,” “The Rocking Sky”
S. Leo Chiang – “Out Run,” “Mr. Cao Goes to Washington”
John Davey – “In Jackson Heights,” “National Gallery”
Keiko Deguchi * – “God Knows Where I Am,” “Captivated The Trials of Pamela Smart”
Abigail E. Disney – “The Armor of Light,” “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”
Ezra Edelman – “O.J.: Made in America,” “Cutie and the Boxer”
Bob Eisenhardt – “Meru,” “Shut Up & Sing”
Diana El Jeiroudi – “The Mulberry House,” “Dolls – A Woman from Damascus”
Jihan El-Tahri – “Nasser,” “Cuba: An African Odyssey”
Geeta Gandbhir – “Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” “Music by Prudence”
Lina Gopaul – “The Stuart Hall Project,” “The Nine Muses”
Nadia Hallgren – “Motherland,” “Trapped”
Nick Higgins – “The Crash Reel,” “First Position”
John Hoffman – “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” “LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton”
Tabitha Jackson – “20,000 Days on Earth,” “The Imposter”
Kristi Jacobson – “Solitary,” “A Place at the Table”
Janus Billeskov Jansen * – “The Act of Killing,” “Burma VJ”
Judy Kibinge – “Wagalla – The Story of a Massacre,” “Headlines in History”
Brian Knappenberger – “Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press,” “The Internet’s Own Boy”
Dan Krauss – “Extremis,” “The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club”
Penny Lane – “Nuts!,” “Our Nixon”
Grace Lee – “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” “The Grace Lee Project”
Lisa Leeman – “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” “One Lucky Elephant”
Audrey Marrs – “Inside Job,” “No End in Sight”
Hilla Medalia – “Dancing in Jaffa,” “Web Junkie”
Jonas Mekas – “Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania,” “The Brig”
Justine Nagan – “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” “Life Itself”
Joanna Natasegara – “The White Helmets,” “Virunga”
Marilyn Ness – “Cameraperson,” “Trapped”
Peter Nicks – “The Force,” “The Waiting Room”
Orwa Nyrabia – “Return to Homs,” “Dolls – A Woman from Damascus”
Alanis Obomsawin – “Hi-Ho Mistahey!,” “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance”
Eva Orner – “Chasing Asylum,” “Taxi to the Dark Side”
Heloísa Passos – “Manda Bala (Send a Bullet),” “Viva Volta”
Anand Patwardhan – “Jai Bhim Comrade,” “Pitra, Putra Aur Dharamyuddha (Father, Son and Holy War)”
Leanne Pooley – “Beyond the Edge,” “The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls”
Gianfranco Rosi – “Fire at Sea,” “Sacro Gra”
AJ Schnack – “Speaking Is Difficult,” “We Always Lie to Strangers”
Fisher Stevens – “Before the Flood,” “The Cove”
Jean-Marie Téno – “Lieux Saints (Sacred Places),” “Chef! (Chief!)”
Ben Tsiang – “The Chinese Mayor,” “Go Grandriders”
Orlando von Einsiedel – “The White Helmets,” “Virunga”
Aaron Wickenden – “Best of Enemies,” “Finding Vivian Maier”
Marina Zenovich – “Water & Power: A California Heist,” “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”

Hussain Amarshi
Robert Bakish
Glen Basner
David Beaubaire
Dori Begley
Jonathan Berg
Gillian E. Bohrer
Jim Burke
Elizabeth Cantillon
Jeff Clanagan
Stuart Ford
Nancy Gerstman
Andrea Giannetti
Kira Goldberg
Julie Goldstein
Peter Goldwyn
Carla Hacken
Mike Hopkins
Matt Jackson
Zygi Kamasa
Scott Kennedy
Charles D. King
Eda Kowan
Niija Kuykendall
Winnie Lau
Miky Lee
Helen Lee-Kim
Peter Levinsohn
Alison Lima
Laurie May
Tendo Nagenda
DanTram Nguyen
Rachel O’Connor
Hengameh Panahi
Eric Paquette
John Penotti
Abhijay Prakash
Elizabeth Raposo
Shari Redstone
Emily Russo
Erin Siminoff
Alison Thompson
Michael Wright

Film Editors
Spencer Averick – “13th,” “Selma”
Alexandre de Franceschi – “Lion,” “Bright Star”
Keiko Deguchi  – “God Knows Where I Am,” “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus”
Tracy Granger – “Still Life,” “Boys Don’t Cry”
Sabine Hoffman – “Maggie’s Plan,” “Elvis & Nixon”
Edie Ichioka – “The Boxtrolls,” “Toy Story 2”
Janus Billeskov Jansen * – “The Hunt,” “The Act of Killing”
Céline Kélépikis – “The Red Turtle,” “Now or Never”
Melissa Kent – “American Pastoral,” “The Age of Adaline”
Juan Carlos Macías – “Wild Horses,” “The Official Story”
Jim May – “Goosebumps,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Fredrik Morheden – “A Man Called Ove,” “The New Country”
Christopher Murrie * – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Coraline”
Tania Michel Nehme – “Tanna,” “Charlie’s Country”
Tia Nolan – “Annie,” “Friends with Benefits”
Anne Østerud – “The Hunt,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Gregory Perler – “Sing,” “Despicable Me”
Jacopo Quadri – “Fire at Sea,” “The Dreamers”
Fabienne Rawley – “Zootopia,” “MonsterHouse”
Jake Roberts – “Hell or High Water,”“Brooklyn”
Hayedeh Safiyari – “The Salesman,” “A Separation”
Nat Sanders – “Moonlight,” “Short Term 12”
Per Sandholt – “Land of Mine,” “A Funny Man”
Suzanne Spangler – “Imperial Dreams,” “Smashed”
Molly Malene Stensgaard – “Land of Mine,” “Melancholia”
Alexandra Strauss – “I Am Not Your Negro,” “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”
Christian Wagner – “The Fate of the Furious,” “Furious Seven”
Monika Willi – “Amour,” “The Piano Teacher”
Kate Williams – “The Whole Truth,” “Frozen River”
Dan Zimmerman – “The Dark Tower,” “The Maze Runner”
Lucia Zucchetti – “Their Finest,” “The Queen”
Eric Zumbrunnen – “Her,” “Adaptation”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Richard Alonzo – “Star Trek Beyond,” “Alice in Wonderland”
Alessandro Bertolazzi – “Suicide Squad,” “Fury”
Christine Beveridge – “The Monuments Men,” “Under the Skin”
Felicity Bowring – “Gold,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”
Jerry DeCarlo – “Carol,” “Julie & Julia”
Patricia DeHaney – “Sully,” “Interstellar”
Naomi Donne – “Cinderella,” “Philomena”
Linda Dowds – “RoboCop,” “Rampart”
Audrey Doyle – “Legend,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Tina Earnshaw – “The Promise,” “Titanic”
Rick Findlater – “L’Odyssée (The Odyssey),” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
Paul Gooch – “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Maleficent”
Fae Hammond – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “The Legend of Tarzan”
Miia Kovero – “Inherent Vice,” “The Master”
Michael Marino – “American Pastoral,” “The Wrestler”
Frances Mathias – “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Beginners”
Christopher Nelson – “Suicide Squad,” “Frank Miller’s Sin City”
Elaine Offers – “The Kids Are All Right,” “Far from Heaven”
Conor O’Sullivan – “The Dark Knight,” “Saving Private Ryan”
Daniel Phillips – “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “The Queen”
Luigi Rocchetti – “Ben-Hur,” “The Nativity Story”
Morag Ross – “Hugo,” “The Aviator”
Nikoletta Skarlatos – “Free State of Jones,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 & 2)”
Vittorio Sodano – “Il Divo,” “Apocalypto”
Shane Thomas – “The Dressmaker,” “Hacksaw Ridge”
Kenneth Walker – “Loving,” “For Colored Girls”
Kerry Warn – “The Great Gatsby,” “Australia”
Carla White – “Hands of Stone,” “August: Osage County”
Ann Pala Williams – “Live by Night,” “Click”
Jeremy Woodhead – “Doctor Strange,” “Snowpiercer”

Mark Adler – “Merchants of Doubt,” “Food, Inc.”
Edesio Alejandro – “La Pared de las Palabras,” “Suite Habana”
Nancy Allen – “Collateral Beauty,” “Black Swan”
David Amram – “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Splendor in the Grass”
Craig Armstrong – “Snowden,” “The Great Gatsby”
Angelo Badalamenti – “Mulholland Drive,” “Cousins”
Nicholas Britell – “Moonlight,” “The Big Short”
Nick Cave – “Hell or High Water,” “The Road”
Jordan Corngold – “War Dogs,” “Bridge of Spies”
Warren Ellis – “Hell or High Water,” “The Road”
Lisa Gerrard – “Jane Got a Gun,” “Layer Cake”
Justin Hurwitz – “La La Land,” “Whiplash”
Jimmy Jam – “Akeelah and the Bee,” “Poetic Justice”
Todd Kasow – “Miles Ahead,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Abel Korzeniowski – “Nocturnal Animals,” “A Single Man”
Mica Levi – “Jackie,” “Under the Skin”
Terry Lewis – “Akeelah and the Bee,” “Poetic Justice”
Lin-Manuel Miranda – “Moana,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Atli Örvarsson – “The Edge of Seventeen,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”
Benj Pasek – “La La Land,” “Trolls”
Justin Paul – “La La Land,” “Trolls”
Laurent Perez Del Mar – “The Red Turtle,” “Fear(s) of the Dark”
Jocelyn Pook – “Augustine,” “William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice”
Laura Rossi – “Unfinished Song,” “London to Brighton”
Philip Sheppard – “Love, Marilyn,” “The Tillman Story”
Stephen James Taylor – “Southside with You,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”
Justin Timberlake – “The Book of Love,” “Trolls”
Benjamin Wallfisch – “Hidden Figures,” “Lights Out”
Debbie Wiseman – “Middletown,” “Wilde”

Khadija Alami – “Insoumise (Rebellious Girl),” “Itar El-Layl (Narrow Frame of Midnight)”
Joshua Astrachan – “Paterson,” “Short Term 12”
Fred Berger – “The Autopsy of Jane Doe,” “La La Land”
Jason Michael Berman – “Burning Sands,” “The Birth of a Nation”
Moritz Borman – “Snowden,” “W.”
Karin Chien – “Circumstance,” “The Exploding Girl”
Michael Costigan – “Ghost in the Shell,” “A Bigger Splash”
Pablo Cruz – “Cesar Chavez,” “Miss Bala”
Mel Eslyn – “Lamb,” “The One I Love”
Howard Gertler – “How to Survive a Plague,” “Shortbus”
Aaron L. Gilbert – “Beatriz at Dinner,” “The Birth of a Nation”
Mindy Goldberg – “Low Down,” “Junebug”
Carla Hacken  – “The Book of Henry,” “Hell or High Water”
Jordan Horowitz – “La La Land,” “The Kids Are All Right”
Lars Knudsen – “American Honey,” “Beginners”
Juan de Dios Larraín – “Jackie,” “No”
Sophia Lin – “Z for Zachariah,” “Take Shelter”
Michel Merkt – “Elle,” “Toni Erdmann”
Bertha Navarro – “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Devil’s Backbone”
Alex Orlovsky – “The Place beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine”
Adele Romanski – “Moonlight,” “Morris from America”
Robert Salerno – “Nocturnal Animals,” “We Need to Talk about Kevin”
Jeffrey Sharp – “The Yellow Birds,” “You Can Count on Me”
Nansun Shi – “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate,” “A Simple Life”
Gabrielle Tana – “Philomena,” “The Invisible Woman”
Jenno Topping – “Hidden Figures,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”
Frida Torresblanco – “Rudo y Cursi,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Jay Van Hoy – “Complete Unknown,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”
Julie Yorn – “Hell or High Water,” “The Other Woman”

Public Relations
Clive Baillie
Michael Brown
Matt Cowal
Tomy Drissi
Sonya Y. Ede-Williams
Lynne Frank
Jonathan Garson
Peter Giannascoli
Marvin Gray
Simon Hewlett
Melissa Holloway
Angela Johnson
Wellington Love
Michelle Marks
Bill Neil
Douglas Neil
Angela Paura
Heather Johnson Phillips
Tom Piechura
Pamela Rodi
Ivette Rodriguez
Jeff Sanderson
Jerry Schmitz
Lauren Schwartz
Carol Sewell
Michael Singer
Afrat Spalding
Kristin Stark
Maggie Todd
Norman Wang
Bumble Ward
Joe Whitmore
Lea Yardum
Kevin Allen Yoder

Short Films and Feature Animation
Sélim Azzazi – “Ennemis Intérieurs,” “Enterrez Nos Chiens (Bury Our Dogs)”
Matt Baer – “The Croods,” “How to Train Your Dragon”
Kyle Balda – “Despicable Me 3,” “Minions”
Aske Bang – “Silent Nights,” “The Stranger”
Jacquie Barnbrook – “Live Music,” “The ChubbChubbs!”
Claude Barras – “My Life as a Zucchini,” “Banquise (Icefloe)”
Eric Beckman – “When Marnie Was There,” “Song of the Sea”
Jared Bush  – “Zootopia,” “Moana”
Carlos E. Cabral – “Big Hero 6,” “Frozen”
Giacun Caduff – “La Femme et le TGV,” “2B or Not 2B”
John K. Carr – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Over the Hedge”
Jeeyun Sung Chisholm – “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “The Peanuts Movie”
Jericca Cleland – “Ratchet & Clank,” “Arthur Christmas”
Andrew Coats – “Smash and Grab,” “Borrowed Time”
John Cohen – “The Angry Birds Movie,” “Despicable Me”
Lindsey Collins – “Finding Dory,” “WALL-E”
Devin Crane – “Megamind,” “Monsters vs Aliens”
Ricardo Curtis – “The Book of Life,” “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who”
Richard Daskas – “Turbo,” “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas”
Kristof Deák – “Sing,” “Losing It”
Jason Deamer – “Piper,” “Monsters University”
David DeVan – “Finding Dory,” “Brave”
Walt Dohrn – “Trolls,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
Rob Dressel – “Moana,” “Big Hero 6”
Stefan Eichenberger – “Heimatland (Wonderland),” “Parvaneh”
David Eisenmann – “Pearl,” “Toy Story 3”
Patrik Eklund – “Seeds of the Fall,” “Instead of Abracadabra”
Steve Emerson  – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Boxtrolls”
Lise Fearnley – “Me and My Moulton,” “The Danish Poet”
Mathias Fjellström – “Seeds of the Fall,” “Instead of Abracadabra”
Arish Fyzee – “The Pirate Fairy,”“Planes”
Juanjo Giménez – “Timecode,” “Maximum Penalty”
Andrew Gordon – “Monsters University,” “Presto”
Jinko Gotoh – “The Little Prince,” “9”
Eric Guillon – “Sing,” “The Secret Life of Pets”
Lou Hamou-Lhadj – “Borrowed Time,” “Day & Night”
John Hill – “Turbo,” “Shrek Forever After”
Steven “Shaggy” Hornby – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Rise of the Guardians”
Steven Clay Hunter – “Brave,” “The Incredibles”
Alessandro Jacomini – “Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”
Christopher Jenkins – “Home,” “Surf’s Up”
Sean D. Jenkins – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”
Phil Johnston  – “Zootopia,” “Wreck-ItRalph”
Oliver Jones – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “ParaNorman”
Mohit Kallianpur – “Frozen,” “Tangled”
Max Karli – “My Life as a Zucchini,” “Victoria”
Michael Kaschalk – “Big Hero 6,” “Paperman”
Karsten Kiilerich – “Albert,” “When Life Departs”
Timothy Lamb – “Trolls,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
Gina Warr Lawes – “Zootopia,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”
Sang Jun Lee – “Rio 2,” “Epic”
Meg LeFauve – “The Good Dinosaur,” “Inside Out”
Jenny Lerew – “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Flushed Away”
Brad Lewis – “Storks,” “Ratatouille”
Carl Ludwig – “Rio,” “Ice Age”
Andrew Okpeaha MacLean – “Feels Good,” “Sikumi (On the Ice)”
MaryAnn Malcomb – “Free Birds,” “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”
Anders Mastrup – “Albert,” “When Life Departs”
Moon Molson – “The Bravest, the Boldest,” “Crazy Beats Strong Every Time”
Dave Mullins – “Cars 2,” “Up”
Michelle Murdocca – “Hotel Transylvania,” “Open Season”
Christopher Murrie * – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Coraline”
Ramsey Naito – “The Boss Baby,” “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”
Damon O’Beirne – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Rise of the Guardians”
Hyrum Virl Osmond – “Moana,” “Frozen”
Greg Pak – “Happy Fun Room,” “Super Power Blues”
James Palumbo – “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
Christine Panushka – “The Content of Clouds,” “The Sum of Them”
Pierre Perifel – “Rise of the Guardians,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”
Jeffrey Jon Pidgeon – “Monsters University,” “Up”
David Pimentel – “Moana,” “Big Hero 6”
Elvira Pinkhas – “Ice Age: Collision Course,” “Rio 2”
Kori Rae – “Monsters University,” “Tokyo Mater”
Mahesh Ramasubramanian – “Home,” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
Ferenc Rofusz – “Gravitáció (Gravitation),” “The Fly”
Vicki Saulls – “The Peanuts Movie,” “Ice Age: Continental Drift”
Brad Schiff * – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Boxtrolls”
William Schwab – “Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
Gina Shay – “Trolls,” “Shrek Forever After”
Jeff Snow – “Over the Hedge,” “The Road to El Dorado”
Peter Sohn – “The Good Dinosaur,” “Partly Cloudy”
Debra Solomon – “My Kingdom,” “Getting Over Him in 8 Songs or Less”
David Soren – “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” “Turbo”
Cara Speller – “Pear Cider and Cigarettes,” “Pearl”
Peggy Stern – “Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood,” “The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation”
Michael Stocker – “Finding Dory,” “Toy Story 3”
Arianne Sutner – “Kubo and the Two Strings,”“ParaNorman”
Ennio Torresan – “Turbo,” “Till Sbornia Takes Us Apart”
Géza M. Toth – “Mama,” “Maestro”
Anna Udvardy – “Sing,” “Deep Breath”
Wayne Unten – “Frozen,” “Tick Tock Tale”
Theodore Ushev – “Blind Vaysha,” “Gloria Victoria”
Robert Valley – “Pear Cider and Cigarettes,” “Shinjuku”
Timo von Gunten – “La Femme et le TGV,” “Mosquito”
Gil Zimmerman – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Puss in Boots”
Marilyn Zornado – “Old-Time Film,” “Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase”

Peter Albrechtsen – “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Christopher Assells – “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Spectre”
David Bach – “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” “Suicide Squad”
Sylvain Bellemare – “Arrival,” “Incendies”
Miriam Biderman – “Don’t Call Me Son,” “The Second Mother”
Charlotte Buys – “Call Me Thief,” “White Wedding”
Charlie Campagna – “Blade Runner 2049,” “Nocturnal Animals”
Harry Cohen – “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Hateful Eight”
Mohammad Reza Delpak – “The Salesman,” “A Separation”
Yann Delpuech – “The Founder,” “Saving Mr. Banks”
José Luis Díaz – “Wild Tales,” “The Secret in Their Eyes”
Jesse K-D. Dodd – “The Fate of the Furious,” “Jurassic World”
Amrit Pritam Dutta – “Kochadaiiyaan,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Ezra Dweck – “Black Mass,” “Metallica Through the Never”
William Files – “Deadpool,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Bernard Gariépy Strobl – “Arrival,” “War Witch”
Mariusz Glabinski – “The Wall,” “The Fifth Estate”
Peter Grace – “Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Square”
Gu Changning – “Monk Comes Down the Mountain,” “Caught in the Web”
Robert Hein – “Café Society,” “Blue Jasmine”
Douglas Jackson – “Logan,” “Schindler’s List”
Jonathan Klein – “Live by Night,” “Argo”
Claude La Haye – “Arrival,” “The Red Violin”
Robert Mackenzie – “Hacksaw Ridge,” “The Grandmaster”
Tony Martinez – “Carol,” “Revolutionary Road”
Steve A. Morrow – “La La Land,” “Up in the Air”
Jean-Paul Mugel – “Jackie,” “Paris, Texas”
Cheryl Nardi – “Captain America: Civil War,” “Brave”
Al Nelson – “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “Jurassic World”
Marc Orts – “A Monster Calls,” “Che”
Daniel Pagan – “All Eyez on Me,” “Frost/Nixon”
Geoffrey Patterson – “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Twister”
Margit Pfeiffer – “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Warrior”
Becki Ponting – “Philomena,” “Atonement”
Andy Potvin – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Life of Pi”
Richard Quinn – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Gone Girl”
Jacob Ribicoff – “Manchester by the Sea,” “The Wrestler”
Robert L. Sephton – “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” “Remember the Titans”
Guntis Sics – “Kong: Skull Island,” “Moulin Rouge”
Jane Tattersall – “Barney’s Version,” “American Psycho”
Steven Ticknor – “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “The Lincoln Lawyer”
Derek Vanderhorst – “Hidden Figures,” “The Ides of March”
Bryon E. Williams – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 & 2)”
Katy Wood – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “True Grit”
Andy Wright – “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Ponyo”

Visual Effects
Arundi Asregadoo – “The Legend of Tarzan,” “The Revenant”
Steve Begg – “Spectre,” “Casino Royale”
Félix Bergés – “A Monster Calls,” “The Impossible”
Angus Bickerton – “Victor Frankenstein,” “Dark Shadows”
Jason Billington – “Deepwater Horizon,”“Avatar”
Nafees Bin Zafar – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Rod Bogart – “John Carter,” “Brave”
Cosmas Paul Bolger, Jr. – “Frozen,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still”
Pierre Buffin – “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” “Life of Pi”
Sonja Burchard – “Rise of the Guardians,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mark Byers – “Hidden Figures,” “The Sea of Trees”
Mike Chambers – “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “Inception”
Vincent Cirelli – “Doctor Strange,” “Captain America: Civil War”
Brian Cox – “The Wolverine,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
Joyce Cox  – “The Jungle Book,” “Avatar”
Jan Philip Cramer – “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “Deadpool”
Janelle Croshaw – “Tron: Legacy,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Denise Davis – “Pixels,” “X-Men: FirstClass”
Brennan Doyle – “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Pauline Duvall – “Deadpool,” “Star Trek Beyond”
Christopher D. Edwards  – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “Doctor Strange”
Steve Emerson  – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “The Boxtrolls”
Doug Epps – “Mars Needs Moms,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”
Conny Fauser – “Tomorrowland,” “Iron Man”
Paul Giacoppo – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Pacific Rim”
Joachim Grüninger – “The Impossible,” “John Rabe”
Rhonda C. Gunner – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Wrath of the Titans”
Craig Hammack – “Deepwater Horizon,” “Tomorrowland”
Jonathan Harb – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” “Elysium”
Darren Hendler – “Furious Seven,” “Maleficent”
Erik Henry – “Dead Man Down,” “The Expendables 2”
David Hodgins – “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “2012”
Matt Johnson – “Into the Woods,” “X-Men: First Class”
Oliver Jones  – “Kubo and the Two Strings,”“ParaNorman”
Nikos Kalaitzidis – “The Fate of the Furious,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Daniel Kramer – “Ghostbusters,” “Edge of Tomorrow”
Francois Lambert – “Ant-Man,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
Mohen Leo – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Deepwater Horizon”
John M. Levin – “Jurassic World,” “Lucy”
Jacqui Lopez – “Elysium,” “The Great Gatsby”
Fumi Mashimo – “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”
Glen McIntosh – “The Mummy,” “Jurassic World”
Keith Francis Miller – “Wonder Woman,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”
Mohsen Mousavi – “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Colette Mullenhoff – “Doctor Strange,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Peter Muyzers – “Elysium,” “District 9”
Kenneth Nakada – “Fantastic Four,” “Life of Pi”
Steve Nichols – “Suicide Squad,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”
David Niednagel – “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
Brett Northcutt – “Lucy,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
Danielle Plantec – “Immortals,” “Hereafter”
Darren Michael Poe – “The Hateful Eight,” “Godzilla”
Nordin Rahhali – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Iron Man 3”
Philippe Rebours – “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avatar”
Jay Redd – “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “Men in Black 3”
Jonathan Rothbart – “Deadpool,” “Avatar”
Brad Schiff  – “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “ParaNorman”
J.D. Schwalm – “The Fate of the Furious,” “The Jungle Book”
Thomas J. Smith – “Argo,” “Contagion”
Jason Snell – “Deepwater Horizon,” “Now You See Me”
Robert Stadd – “War Dogs,” “Public Enemies”
Paul Story – “The Jungle Book,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Ryan Tudhope – “Deadpool,” “Looper”
Robert Weaver – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”
Louis Zutavern – “The Dictator,” “Elf”

Karim Aïnouz – “Love for Sale,” “Madame Satã”
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad – “Under the Skin of the City,” “The May Lady”
Siddiq Barmak  – “Opium War,” “Osama”
Aida Begić  – “Children of Sarajevo,” “Snow”
Jeremy Brock – “True Crimes,” “The Last King of Scotland”
Jared Bush  – “Zootopia,” “Moana”
John Collee – “Tanna,” “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
Buddhadeb Dasgupta – “The Wrestlers,” “The Red Door”
Kenneth Angelo Daurio, Jr. – “The Secret Life of Pets,” “Despicable Me”
Luke Davies – “Lion,” “Life”
Mohamed Diab – “Clash,” “Cairo 678”
Lav Diaz – “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery,” “Norte, the End of History”
Katie Dippold – “Snatched,” “Ghostbusters”
Nelson Pereira dos Santos  – “How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman,” “Barren Lives”
Ildikó Enyedi  – “Simon Magus,” “My Twentieth Century”
Safi Faye  – “Mossane,” “Lettre Paysanne”
Feng Xiaogang – “If You Are the One,” “A World without Thieves”
Paz Alicia Garciadiego – “Bleak Street,” “Deep Crimson”
Bahman Ghobadi – “Turtles Can Fly,” “A Time for Drunken Horses”
Goutam Ghose  – “Shankhachil,” “Paar”
Eric Heisserer – “Arrival,” “Lights Out”
Barry Jenkins  – “Moonlight,” “Medicine for Melancholy”
Alejandro Jodorowsky * – “The Holy Mountain,” “El Topo”
Phil Johnston – “Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
Kim Ki-duk  – “3-Iron,” “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring”
Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina * – “Chronicle of the Years of Embers,” “The Winds of the Aures”
Brit Marling – “The East,” “Another Earth”
Márta Mészáros – “Diary for My Children,” “Adoption”
Mike Mills – “20th Century Women,” “Beginners”
Idrissa Ouedraogo  – “Tilaï,” “Yaaba”
Éva Pataki – “The Seventh Room,” “Diary for My Loves”
Cinco Paul – “The Secret Life of Pets,” “DespicableMe”
Jordan Peele – “Get Out,” “Keanu”
Simon Pegg – “Run Fat Boy Run,” “Shaun of the Dead”
Mohammad Rasoulof – “Manuscripts Don’t Burn,” “Goodbye”
Eran Riklis – “Lemon Tree,” “The Syrian Bride”
Céline Sciamma – “My Life as a Zucchini,” “Tomboy”
Mrinal Sen  – “The Case Is Closed,” “In Search of Famine”
Taylor Sheridan – “Hell or High Water,” “Sicario”
Sooni Taraporevala – “Mississippi Masala,” “Salaam Bombay!”
Tran Anh Hung * – “Norwegian Wood,” “The Scent of Green Papaya”
Joss Whedon – “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “The Cabin in the Woods”
William Wheeler – “Queen of Katwe,” “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”
Yau Nai-hoi – “Three,” “Election”
Mauricio Zacharias – “Little Men,” “Love Is Strange”
Martin Zandvliet  – “Land of Mine,” “A Funny Man”

Pippa Anderson
Margaret Bodde
Dan Bradley
Brooke Breton
Chris Brigham
Jill Brooks
Stephen Broussard
Stephen Campanelli
Joyce Cox
Charles Croughwell
Andrew Z. Davis
Steve M. Davison
Bill Draper
Mitch Dubin
Christopher D. Edwards
Mickey Giacomazzi
Richard Glasser
Jeffrey W. Harlacker
Thomas R. Harper
Jill Hopper
Craig Hosking
Gary Hymes
Andrea Kalas
Jeanie King
Natasha Léonnet
Todd London
Erika McKee
Mary McLaglen
Ujwal Narayan Nirgudkar
Cyndi Ochs
Howard Paar
Darwyn Peachey
Louis Phillips
Susan Pickett
Thomas Poole
Darrin Prescott
Bérénice Robinson
Lee Rosenthal
Rebekah Rudd
P. Scott Sakamoto
Dana Sano
William O. Schultz
Ellen H. Schwartz
William Sherak
Brian Smrz
John Stoneham, Jr.
David Taritero
Garrett Warren
Raymond Yeung
Rowena Arguelles
Peter Benedek
Jim Berkus
George Freeman
Harry Gold
Scott Greenberg
Brandt Joel
Keya Khayatian
Richard Klubeck
Jessica Lacy
Jon Levin
Rhonda Price
Hylda Queally
Philip Raskind
Stephanie Ritz
Rajendra Roy
Mick Sullivan

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Dave Chappelle "Saturday Night Live"
Tom Hanks "Saturday Night Live"
Peter MacNicol "Veep"
Lin Manuel-Miranda "Saturday Night Live"
Peter Scolari "Girls"
Bradley Whitford "Mom"

Other Contenders - Jon Hamm "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Aziz Ansari "Saturday Night Live", Jimmy Fallon "Saturday Night Live", Matthew Rhys "Girls", Hugh Laurie "Veep", Riz Ahmed "Girls", Daveed Diggs "black-ish", Steve Buscemi "Portlandia", Danny Glover "Mozart in the Jungle", Fred Willard "Modern Family", Ray Liotta "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Josh Charles "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Chris Pine "Saturday Night Live", Dwayne Johnson "Saturday Night Live", Kelsey Grammer "Modern Family", Judd Hirsch "The Big Bang Theory"

Commentary - This category is so hard to figure out, because it really depends on just how many SNL guys they are willing to nominate. I feel dumb leaving out Aziz Ansari, but I feel like he will get a lot of love elsewhere. I am also leaving out previous nominees Jon Hamm, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Buscemi, and Fred Willard, who have gotten nominations for these same roles in the past. Matthew Rhys and Hugh Laurie also seem like great picks here, as do breakthrough stars Riz Ahmed and Daveed Diggs. Josh Charles and Ray Liotta are hilarious and have substantial material on Kimmy Schmidt., and Danny Glover, Kelsey Grammer and Judd Hirsch are legends. But I think six other guys are getting instead, I wanted to lead off with the other guys just to show you how damn competitive this race is. Peter MacNicol was robbed last year from Veep, but I think voters will respond, same with Peter Scolari, who managed to win after being seventh place. It gives him a bigger profile to get in the mix the first time around this time. I do think SNL will have a big haul. Dave Chapelle was the best male host of the season, Tom Hanks is beloved, and Lin Manuel-Miranda probably has enough Hamilton and Moana love left to score a nod. Finally, Bradley Whitford is a perennial favorite and has won this category recently for Transparent, and has a drunken-fueled reunion with his West Wing co-star Allison Janney. That has Emmy written all over it.

The Oscar Narrative: First 2017 Predictions - Best Picture

First Nomination Predictions
Battle of the Sexes
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me By Your Name
Molly's Game
The Papers
Phantom Thread

Other Contenders - Darkest Hour, Wonder Woman, Mother!, The Big Sick, Suburbicon, The Current War, Marshall, The Greatest Showman, Wonderstruck, Coco, The Glass Castle, The Shape of Water, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Victoria and Abdul, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Get Out, Logan, Baby Driver, Mary Magdalene, The Beguiled, The Snowman, Thank You For Your Service, Murder on the Orient Express, Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Wheel, The Dark Tower, The Killing of the Sacred Deer, War for the Planet of the Apes, Okja, The Meyerowitz Stories, Tully, Wind River, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2., The Lego Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, Justice League, It Comes at Night, The Florida Project

Commentary - Can a big film breakthrough? Get Out, Logan, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Wonder Woman have all made their cases, and we still have to see Justice League, The Last Jedi, Spider-Man, Coco, The Dark Tower, and Murder on the Orient Express. For now, I am leaving them out, because this Academy is just not into these films, although hopefully new membership will move the dial. I do think that Denis Villeneuve's take on Blade Runner will make the cut, because after Arrival spent most of the awards season floundering in predictions, it was the industry voters themselves that rescued it. I think auteur-driven films will do well, with Phantom Thread, Call Be My Your Name, Detroit, and Mudbound all in the mix. I also think though that crowd pleasers such as The Papers, Downsizing, and Battle of the Sexes will be in the mix. Finally, Aaron Sorkin has written some spectacular pieces. If he is as good of a director as he is a writer, watch out for Molly's Game. But the big guys, the Oscar bait, like Dunkirk, Downsizing, and The Papers could round out the bunch. Joe Wright's Darkest Hour feels like Oscar bait, but such high profile biopics could go either way. The Big Sick is doing well with critics, but it feels like an Indie Spirit contender more than an Oscar one, although it deserves to stay in the mix. The Greatest Showman looks like a huge spectacle, and if its a contender I hope it is seen a lot sooner than its release date. Stephen Frears should never be discounted with his upcoming Victoria and Abdul, Guillermo Del Toro returns, The Beguiled is getting early love, and Wind River could ride its Sundance glow, and Sean Baker could break through beyond the Indie Spirits with The Florida Project. Finally, keep a lookout for Mary Magdelene, The Snowman, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Thank You For Your Service, and Tully.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Christine Baranski "The Big Bang Theory"
Angela Bassett "Master of None"
Carrie Fisher "Catastrophe"
Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live"
Laurie Metcalf "The Big Bang Theory"
Kristen Wiig "Saturday Night Live"

Other Contenders - Maya Rudolph "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Laura Dern "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Becky Ann Baker "Girls', Alfre Woodard "A Series of Unfortunate Events", Joan Cusack "A Series of Unfortunate Events", Scarlett Johansson "Saturday Night Live", Kristen Wiig "The Last Man on Earth", Octavia Spencer "Saturday Night Live", Amy Sedaris "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Elizabeth Banks "Modern Family", Natalie Portman "Angie Tribeca", Kristen Stewart "Saturday Night Live", Rachel Dratch "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Jane Krakowski "Modern Family"

Commentary - These guest categories always afford surprises, and nobody seems to accurately predict them. So let's take these predictions with a grain of salt. Melissa McCarthy has never not been nominated for this category, and she had a hell of a season on SNL. Even as The Big Bang Theory slips, Laurie Metcalf and Christine Baranski got in, because they are rightfully beloved by these voters. Angela Bassett is a favorite as well, and she is brilliant in Master of None. Kristen Wiig's episode of SNL was no where near her best, but onace again, she is a favorite. Finally, Carrie Fisher's last television role will probably hit voters right in the heart. Make no mistake, these are safe predictions based on past performance, which means at least two of these ladies are vulnerable to the surprise factor that always hits these categories. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as a slew of legends from Laura Dern to Maya Rudolph to Rachel Dratch. Saturday Night Live's hosts like Octavia Spencer, Scarlett Johansson, and Kristen Stewart are always in the mix. While Modern Family continues to slip, don't discount previous nominees like Elizabeth Banks and Jane Krakowski. Finally, while A Series of Unfortunate Events is not a big player in the Emmy race (besides the below the line ones), Joan Cusack and Alfre Woodard are. Don't be shocked if their names are called.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
American Crime
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Night Of

Other Contenders - Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, The Young Pope, American Horror Story: Roanoke, Genius, When We Rise, Madiba, Guerilla, The Missing

Commentary - This race feels like the five are set. We know its probably Big Little Lies vs. Feud. The Night Of has HBO behind it, so expect it to do well. The last two slots belong to perennial favorites Fargo and American Crime. Done! Right? Well I think that both Fargo and American Crime are on the bubble. One for having a just okay season and one for being cancelled. Genius and The Young Pope have great central performances, and could make the cut, and after years of ignoring Gilmore Girls, the nostalgia might be enough to get in in. Beyond that, the only other one to watch for his American Horror Story. It missed last year, and it feels like its time has passed. But it has been a favorite for so long, so it cannot be discounted.

The Oscar Narrative: First 2018 Oscar Predictions - Best Director

First 2018 Predictions
Denis Villeneuve "Blade Runner 2049"
Kathryn Bigelow "Detroit"
Alexander Payne "Downsizing"
Christopher Nolan "Dunkirk"
Paul Thomas Anderson "Phantom Thread"

Other Contenders - Dee Rees "Mudbound", Steven Spielberg "The Papers", Joe Wright "The Darkest Hour", George Clooney "Suburbicon",  Michael Haneke "Happy End", Sofia Coppola "The Beguiled", Reginald Hudlin "Marshall", Darren Aronofsky "Mother!", Luca Guadagnino "Call Me By Your Name", Garth Davis "Mary Magdelene", Stephen Frears "Victoria and Abdul", Woody Allen "Wonder Wheel", Aaron Sorkin "Molly's Game", Guillermo Del Toro "The Shape of Water", Michael Gracey "The Greatest Showman", Jordan Peele "Get Out", Rian Johnson "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Feris "The Battle of the Sexes", Todd Haynes "Wonderstruck", Jason Reitman "Tully", Taylor Sheridan "Wind River", Patty Jenkins "Wonder Woman", Steven Soderbergh "Logan Lucky", Michael Showalter "The Big Six", Alfonso Gomez-Rejon "The Current War", Martin McDonagh "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", Tomas Alfredson "The Snowman", Simon Curtis "Goodbye Christopher Robin", Yorgos Lanthimos "The Killing of the Sacred Deer", Destin Daniel Cretton "The Glass Castle", Kenneth Branagh "Murder on the Orient Express", Greta Gerwig "Lady Bird", Jason Dean Hall "Thank You For Your Service", James Mangold "Logan", Jon Watts "Spider-Man: Homecoming", Bill Condon "Beauty and the Beast", Jordan Vogt-Roberts "Kong: Skull Island", Ridley Scott "Alien: Covenant", Trey Edward Shults "It Comes At Night", Edgar Wright "Baby Driver", Luc Besson "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", Geremy Jasper "Patti Cake$", Doug Liman "American Made", Sean Baker "The Florida Project", Rob Reiner "LBJ"

Commentary - This category is so damn stacked with folks, honestly, trying to make the list has taken forever. Every time I think I am done, I find another name I think could be in the conversation. Let's start with the top five. Kathryn Bigelow returns with Detroit. Zero Dark Thirty only got derailed because of petty politics that some other studio pushed against it. The allegations into any improper conduct, which was being investigated by Congress, was dropped the day after the 2012 Academy Awards. I think some studio boss was getting weary of Zero Dark Thirty's late climb and pulled some political strings to make this happen. This is the closest I will ever get to a real conspiracy theory, so let me have this one. All of that being said, Detroit looks riveting and they owe her a nod. Paul Thomas Anderson returns to this race with Phantom Thread. If he is going to make the cut, it is going to have to be a lot more accessible than The Master. Alexander Payne is always underestimated, so I am predicting him till I have reason not to. It has been three in a row. Christopher Nolan didn't have luck with his comic book and sci-fi films, but maybe Academy voters will recognize his brilliance with an historical drama right up their alley. Finally, Denis Villeneuve proved that smart science fiction can win over Academy voters. That combined with nostalgia might be enough for him to breakthrough again with the Blade Runner sequel 2049. Beyond that there are some floating at the surface. Never discount Steven Spielberg, and this time with not just Tom Hanks in tow, but Meryl Streep as well. Joe Wright is tackling Winston Churchill, Dee Rees has already won over Sundance, George Clooney is popular, and previous nominees like Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Darren Aronofsky, and Stephen Frears should not be discounted. Woody Allen's newest is getting a prime awards date, which makes me think the studio thinks this one is a contender. Todd Haynes got decent reception at Cannes, Jason Reitman might make a comeback, Guillermo Del Toro is brilliant, Taylor Sheridan is on the rice, Aaron Sorkin could be a first-time director breakthrough, the Little Miss Sunshine duo returns, Garth Davis got so close last year, and Luca Duadagnino is a Sundance smash. There are so many other names, so I'm going to skip to some of the big guys like Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Rian Johnson, and James Mangold. Don't forget the big guys Academy. They make great films, and make them accessible. That's hard to do and a showcase of real talent.

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best TV Movie

2017 Nomination Predictions
Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution
Churchill's Secret
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

Other Contenders -  Black Mirror: San Junipero, To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters, Custody, Looking: The Movie, Killing Reagan, Sister Cities, Wild Oats, Suite Francaise, King Charles III.

Commentary - Sherlock will come back to the race, using the same sneaky strategy it used last year to avoid that packed Limited Series race. And it could win again. Black Mirror is trying this too. I'm not predicting it, because this is not the type of series they usually embrace. But it could get in, and it would be lost in the shuffle over in the Limited Series category. HBO was supposed to dominate this category but both The Wizard of Lies and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks were disappointing. With HBO behind them they are in, and they could win, but their stock has fallen tremendously. The last two slots, I am saving for the Brits. Churchill's Secret was lesser than say Into the Storm and The Gathering Storm, but it was still well-liked enough to garner a lot of Emmy support. Finally, After Poirot got in a few years ago, I am going to stick with Agatha Christie and the new adaptation of Witness for the Prosecution. But watch out for the new Bronte Sisters film that premiered recently, It is fresh on voters' minds.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions - Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Riz Ahmed "The Night Of"
Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock: The Lying Detective"
Robert DeNiro "The Wizard of Lies"
Ewan McGregor "Fargo"
Geoffrey Rush "Genius"
John Turturro "The Night Of"

Other Contenders - Jude Law "The Young Pope", Harvey Fierstein "Hairspray Live!", Laurence Fishburne "Madiba", Jonathan Groff "Looking: The Movie", Tim Matheson "Killing Reagan", Tim Pigott-Smith "King Charles III"

Commentary - In a thin race, there are still a lot of big names. watch out for three guys who are not in, but easily could be. Jude Law is excellent as The Young Pope, Harvey Fierstein is magnificent in the role that won him a Tony, and Laurence Fishburne plays Nelson Mandela. Don't sleep on these folks, they could easily crack the top six. So I think that previous winner Benedict Cumberbatch is coming back, because they clearly love themselves some Sherlock. The Night Of has HBO and the critics behind it, so I expect SAG nominees Riz Ahmed and John Turturro to both make it in. The Wizard of Lies may have been a bit of a dud, but Robert DeNiro on a ballot screams Emmy nomination. Even though Fargo stumbled a bit in its third season, Ewan McGregor will probably make the cut. Finally, Geoffrey Rush is a favorite here, and has won this category before. Expect him to get in for playing Albert Einstein.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions - Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Carrie Coon "Fargo"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Nicole Kidman "Big Little Lies"
Jessica Lange "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Susan Sarandon "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Reese Witherspoon "Big Little Lies"

Other Contenders - Oprah Winfrey "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" , Lauren Graham "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life", Bryce Dallas Howard "Black Mirror", Andrea Riseborough "Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution", Alexis Bledel "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life", Maddie Baillio "Hairspray Live!", Joanne Froggatt "Dark Angel", Michelle Williams "Suite Francaise"

Commentary - This race, in my mind, comes down to about nine women for six slots. On the outside, I have Oprah Winfrey, because the film had mixed reactions, Lauren Graham, because they have passed her over so many times, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Despite the SAG nod, I don't if voters are ready to go there, with so many bigger names in the race. So for my six, first you have Felicity Huffman returning because she is a perennial favorite, and Carrie Coon for Fargo, who is just having the year of her career. The other four though, are probably the four that will vie for the prize. Four Oscar winners in the top two Limited Series of the year, Witherspoon, Sarandon, Lange, and Kidman. Voters will have to choose between these four, and good luck to them, but I think in terms of nominations, they are going to be hard to beat.

Friday, June 23, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Hank Azaria "The Wizard of Lies"
Martin Freeman "Sherlock: The Lying Detective"
Alfred Molina "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Alexander Skarsgard "Big Little Lies"
David Thewlis "Fargo"
Stanley Tucci "Feud: Bette and Joan"

Other Contenders - Reg E. Cathey "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Toby Jones "Sherlock: The Lying Detective", James Cromwell "The Young Pope", Michael Stuhlbarg "Fargo", Michael Kenneth Williams "The Night Of", Idris Elba "Guerrilla", Connor Jessup "American Crime", Benito Martinez "American Crime", Richard Cabral "American Crime", David Hyde Pierce "When We Rise", Cuba Gooding Jr. "American Horror Story: Roanoke", Denis O'Hare "American Horror Story: Roanoke"

Commentary - So this race is a toss up for me. I feel like Stanley Tucci will win another Emmy for his entertaining role in Feud, and I feel like his co-star Alfred Molina is a lock for a nomination. Beyond that, I honestly don't know. Martin Freeman is a perennial nominee, David Thewlis is the strongest from a weaker season of Fargo and she has a huge role in Wonder Woman. Hank Azaria is a favorite among these voters, even though The Wizard of Lies was kind of a dud. Finally, Alexander Skarsgard started off on the outside. But Big Little Lies is on the rise, and I think he joins his female cast members with an Emmy nod. Watch our for Reg E. Cathey who is a recent winner, James Cromwell is a classic, Michael Kenneth Williams is a recent nominee, and Idris Elba is, well, Idris Elba. Also never doubt the American Crime and American Horror Story boys, although it feels like those shows have peaked a bit.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

Nomination Predictions
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Judy Davis "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Laura Dern "Big Little Lies"
Regina King "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Shailene Woodley "Big Little Lies"

Other Contenders - Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Roanoke", Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Fargo", Michelle Pfeiffer "Wizard of Lies", Renee Elise Goldsberry "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Ellen Burstyn "Custody", Rose Byrne "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks", Diane Keaton "The Young Pope", Jackie Hoffman "Feud: Bette and Joan", Catherine Zeta-Jones "Feud: Bette and Joan", Kathy Bates "Feud: Bette and Joan", Sandra Oh "American Crime", Helen Hunt "Shots Fired", Jennifer Hudson "Hairspray Live!", Kristin Chenoweth "Hairspray Live!", Whoopi Goldberg "When We Rise", Phylicia Rashad "When We Rise", Gugu Mbatha-Raw "Black Mirror"

Commentary - This race is stacked with so many big names, that I am expecting some surprises. That being said, I am probably playing it safe in terms of my actual picks. I'm just prepared for the surprise. I assume that both Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson will get back in for AHS, but as that anthology series ages, I keep wondering if there is a point when voters move on. Until that happens, I am keeping them in. I also assume that two Emmy wins in a row guarantees Regina King a third and final nomination for American Crime. Beyond that though, I think that some of the hot new series, two in particular will fill out the last three slots. Laura Dern is an Emmy favorite, and Shailene Woodley is practically a lead. I think that the overall love for Big Little Lies will push them both in. Finally, Judy Davis is fantastic in Feud, and she has won three Emmys from eleven nominations. I can't see Emmy voters passing her up here for a role that is so good, it could win her a fourth. But before we end here, let me remind you of some of the folks that are not in this race, but could be: Ellen Burstyn, Angela Bassett, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sandra Oh, Diane Keaton, Helen Hunt, Whoopi Goldberg, and Phylicia Rashad. I also want to personally plug Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Hudson, who were scene-stealers in Hairspray Live! Now you do see why I am looking for a surprise?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Reality-Competition Series and Best Reality Host

Best Reality-Competition Series
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Other Contenders - RuPaul's Drag Race, Match Game, Survivor, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, Chopped, MasterChef Junior, Beat Bobby Flay

Commentary - I would love to see RuPaul's Drag Race make the cut, and his win in the Reality Host category gives me hope that it is at least on voters mind. But we have seen this before. Jane Lynch, Jeff Probst. They really do separate the host and program categories, so RuPaul winning doesn't necessarily translate to the show getting in. I will stick with the same six from last year, because, honestly, this is category where turnover rarely occurs.

Best Reality Host
Anthony Anderson "To Tell the Truth"
Alec Baldwin "Match Game"
Tom Bergeron "Dancing with the Stars"
RuPaul Charles "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Steve Harvey "Little Big Shots"
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn "Project Runway"

Other Contenders - Carson Daly "The Voice", Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party", Cat Deeley "So You Think You Can Dance?", Phil Keoghan "The Amazing Race", Jeff Probst "Survivor", Guy Fieri "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives"

Commentary - Ryan Seacrest and Jane Lynch are out, so that leaves two slots available. Carson Daly has yet to make it in despite The Voice winning the competition category several years in a row (another proof that host and program are viewed separately), and the others have either not proven themselves, or are simply been there done that. I think that two Emmy favorites, Alec Baldwin and Anthony Anderson, will ride into those slots based on their personal popularity alone, and the huge year they both have had.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Variety Series - Talk and Sketch

Best Variety Series - Talk
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Late Late Show with James Corden
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Other Contenders - Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Chelsea, Conan, Talking wih Chris Hardwick, Watch What Happens Live

Commentary - This race is bound to be shaken up by the new political landscape. For example, I think the ballsy liberal coverage by the great Samantha Bee, and the revival of Stephen Colbert this season will pull them into this race. Fluff like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will probably be knocked out. The question is how far does this political thing go? Does Bill Maher overcome his recent n-word controversy and rejoin the race? Does The Daily Show, which has started to find its footing under Trevor Noah. But that means one of the "fun" shows gets knocked off. Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden seem safe, but Jimmy Fallon has had a rough year. Not only has his show been lost in the political fray for being apolitical, but that disastrous Trump interview during the campaign might be his death knell. I still think he gets in, because the voters here are usually afraid of anything new. But don't be surprised if the shakeup is bigger than we all thought.

Best Variety Series - Sketch
Documenary Now
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman's Show

Other Contenders - Billy on the Street, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Maya and Marty, The President Show, Comedy Bang Bang

Commentary - Only a few years after its inception, this category might be on its way out the door. It is stunningly weak without Inside Amy Schumer and Key and Peele. This finally means that probably Saturday Night Live will win this category. With most likely only five nominees, this leaves one slot (Amy Schumer or Key and Peele slot), and I think that Emmy vet Tracey Ullman will join last year's list.

2017 Television Critics Association Nominations

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us,” NBC
Carrie Coon, “The Leftovers” & “Fargo,” HBO & FX
Claire Foy, “The Crown,” Netflix
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies,” HBO
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette And Joan,” FX

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things,” FX
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix
Kristen Bell, “The Good Place,” NBC
Donald Glover, “Atlanta,” FX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO
Issa Rae, “Insecure,” HBO
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag,” Amazon

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” TBS
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” HBO
“The Lead With Jake Tapper,” CNN
“O.J.: Made in America,” ESPN
“Planet Earth II,” BBC America
“Weiner,” Showtime

“The Circus,” Showtime
“The Great British Baking Show,” PBS
“The Keepers,” Netflix
“Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” A&E
“Shark Tank,” ABC
“Survivor: Game Changers,” CBS

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” PBS
“Doc McStuffins,” Disney Junior
“Elena of Avalor,” Disney Channel
“Odd Squad,” PBS
“Sesame Street,” HBO
“Speechless,” ABC

“Atlanta,” FX
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“This Is Us,” NBC

“Big Little Lies,” HBO
“Fargo,” FX
“Feud: Bette and Joan,” FX
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” Netflix
“The Night Of,” HBO
“Wizard of Lies,” HBO

“Better Call Saul,” AMC
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“The Americans,” FX
“The Crown,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“This Is Us,” NBC

“Atlanta,” FX
“black-ish,” ABC
“Fleabag,” Amazon
“Master of None,” Netflix
“The Good Place,” NBC
“Veep,” HBO

“Atlanta,” FX
“Big Little Lies,” HBO
“Stranger Things,” Netflix
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu
“The Leftovers,” HBO
“This Is Us,” NBC

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Oscar Narrative: First 2018 Oscar Predictions - Best Actor

First 2018 Predictions
Matt Damon "Downsizing"
Daniel Day-Lewis "Phantom Thread"
Armie Hammer "Call Me By Your Name"
Hugh Jackman "The Greatest Showman"
Gary Oldman "Darkest Hour"

Other Contenders - Chadwick Boseman "Marshall", Tom Hanks "Untitled Steven Spielberg Project", Timothee Chalamet "Call Me By Your Name", Benedict Cumberbatch "The Current War", Joaquin Phoenix "You Were Never Really There", Javier Bardem "Mother!", Woody Harrelson "LBJ", Colin Farrell "The Killing of the Sacred Deer", Cillian Murphy "Dunkirk", Tom Hardy "Dunkirk", Jeremy Renner "Wind River", Denzel Washington "Inner City", Domnhall Gleeson "Goodbye Christopher Robin", Kumail Nanjiani "The Big Sick, Idris Elba "The Mountain Between", Robert Redford "Our Souls at Night", John Boyega "Detroit", Andrew Garfield "Breathe", Andrew Garfield "Under the Silver Lake", Christian Bale "Hostiles", Oakes Fegley "Wonderstruck", Liam Neeson "The Silent Man", Michael Fassbender "The Snowman", Ali Fazal "Victoria and Abdul", Miles Teller "Thank You For Your Service", Jake Gyllenhaal "Stronger", James McAvoy "Split", Hugh Jackman "Logan", Robert Pattinson "Good Time", Bryan Cranston "Last Flag Flying", Adam Sandler "The Meyerowitz Stories", Daniel Kaluuya "Get Out", James Franco "The Disaster Artist", Tracey Letts "The Lovers", Ryan Gosling "Blade Runner 2049", Jaeden Lieberher "The Book of Henry", Chris Pratt "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", Johnny Depp "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", Ansel Elgort "Baby Driver", Tom Holland "Spider-Man: Homecoming", Channing Tatum "Logan Lucky"

Commentary - Another crowded year with so many possibilities. This early in the game it is best to stick with safe bets. We already know Call Me By Your Name is going to be a hit, and it might finally be the role that gets Armie Hammer an Oscar nod. The great Daniel Day-Lewis returns to the race, and it is always a bad idea to bet against him, especially when he teams up with Paul Thomas Anderson. Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum feels right up his alley. Matt Damon broke through again for The Martian, and teaming up with Alexander Payne feels like awards gold. Finally, Gary Oldman might finally have hit the role of a lifetime playing Winston Churchill. These five are out front, but you have Tom Hanks teaming up with Spielberg and Meryl Streep, Chadwick Boseman playing Thurgood Marshall, Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, and previous nominees and winners Joaquin Phoenix, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hardy, Denzel Washington, Robert Redford, Andrew Garfield (in two roles), Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Liam Neeson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bryan Cranston, and Javier Barden. There is young talent like Sundance breakthrough Timothee Chalamet, Miles Teller, Oakes Fegley, Tom Holland, and Ansel Elgort. Finally, early contenders like Hugh Jackman and Daniel Kaluuya, and outside the box choices like James Franco, Tracye Letts, and yes, even Adam Sandler, could be in the mix.

The 7th Annual Awards Psychic Television Awards: Nominations

It is that time of year again! Here are my nominations for the 7th Annual Awards Psychic Television Awards!

Best Drama Series
American Gods
The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Good Fight
Grey's Anatomy
The Handmaid's Tale
The Leftovers
Stranger Things
This is Us

Best Comedy Series
Better Things
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Grace and Frankie
One Day at a Time
Please Like Me
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
You're the Worst

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown "This is Us"
Joseph Fiennes "The Handmaid's Tale"
Rupert Friend "Homeland"
Freddie Highmore "Bates Motel"
Anthony Hopkins "Westworld"
Rami Malek "Mr. Robot"
Ian McShane "American Gods"
Bob Odenkirk "Better Call Saul"
Matthew Rhys "The Americans"
Kevin Spacey "House of Cards"
Dan Stevens "Legion"
Justin Theroux "The Leftovers"
Milo Ventimiglia "This is Us"

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski "The Good Fight"
Carrie Coon "The Leftovers"
Viola Davis "How to Get Away With Murder"
Claire Foy "The Crown"
Taraji P. Henson "Empire"
Mandy Moore "This is Us"
Elisabeth Moss "The Handmaid's Tale"
Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy"
Keri Russell "The Americans"
Evan Rachel Wood "Westworld"
Robin Wright "House of Cards"

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson "black-ish"
Aziz Ansari "Master of None"
Tommy Dewey "Casual"
Chris Geere "You're the Worst"
Donald Glover "Atlanta"
Thomas Middleditch "Silicon Valley"
Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Jeffrey Tambor "Transparent"
Josh Thomas "Please Like Me"

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon "Better Things"
Aya Cash "You're the Worst"
Lena Dunham "Girls"
Jane Fonda "Grace and Frankie"
Sutton Foster "Younger"
Allison Janney "Mom"
Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Justina Machado "One Day At a Time"
Kaitlin Olson "The Mick"
Issa Rae "Insecure"
Tracee Ellis Ross "black-ish"
Lily Tomlin "Grace and Frankie"

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks "Better Call Saul"
Christopher Eccleston "The Leftovers"
David Harbour "Stranger Things"
Ed Harris "Westworld"
Jared Harris "The Crown"
Ron Cephas Jones "This is Us"
Michael Kelly "House of Cards"
Justin Hartley "This is Us"
John Lithgow "The Crown"
Michael McKean "Better Call Saul"
Mandy Patinkin "Homeland"
Jeffrey Wright "Westworld"

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Annaleigh Ashford "Masters of Sex"
Millie Bobby Brown "Stranger Things"
Caitlin FitzGerald "Masters of Sex"
Cush Jumbo "The Good Fight"
Rose Leslie "The Good Fight"
Chrissy Metz "This is Us"
Mandy Moore "This is Us"
Thandie Newton "Westworld"
Winona Ryder "Stranger Things"
Holly Taylor "The Americans"
Maura Tierney "The Affair"
Constance Zimmer "UnReal"
Samira Wiley "The Handmaid's Tale"

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin "Saturday Night Live"
Desmin Borges "You're the Worst"
Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Terry Crews "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Driver "Girls"
Laurence Fishburne "black-ish"
Tony Hale "Veep"
Brian Tyree Henry "Atlanta"
Joe Lo Truglio "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Andrew Rannells "Girls"
Martin Sheen "Grace and Frankie"
Timothy Simons "Veep"
Matt Walsh "Veep"

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Chlumsky "Veep"
Kether Donohue "You're the Worst"
Fortune Feimster "The Mindy Project"
Carla Jimenez "The Mick"
Leslie Jones "Saturday Night Live"
Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jane Krakowski "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Jenifer Lewis "black-ish"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Rita Moreno "One Day at a Time"
Yvonne Orji "Insecure"
Chelsea Peretti "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
June Diane Raphael "Grace and Frankie"

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker "The Good Fight"
Reed Birney "House of Cards"
Beau Bridges "Masters of Sex"
Hal Holbrook "Grey's Anatomy"
Orlando Jones "American Gods"
Mark Margolis "Better Call Saul"
Gerald McRaney "This is Us"
John Cameron Mitchell "The Good Fight"
Denis O'Hare "This is Us"
Matthew Perry "The Good Fight"
B.D. Wong "Mr. Robot"

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson "American Gods"
Alexis Bledel "The Handmaid's Tale"
Kristin Chenoweth "American Gods"
Ann Dowd "The Leftovers"
LaTanya Richardson Jackson "Grey's Anatomy"
Cloris Leachman "American Gods"
Jane Lynch "The Good Fight"
Niecy Nash "Masters of Sex"
Carrie Preston "The Good Fight"
Shannon Purser "Stranger Things"
Sarah Silverman "Masters of Sex"
Alison Wright "The Americans"

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Riz Ahmed "Girls"
Aziz Ansari "Saturday Night Live"
Dave Chappelle "Saturday Night Live"
Jimmy Fallon "Saturday Night Live"
Tom Hanks "Saturday Night Live"
Hugh Laurie "Veep"
Peter MacNicol "Veep"
Lin-Manuel Miranda "Saturday Night Live"
Chris Pine "Saturday Night Live"
Matthew Rhys "Girls"
Peter Scolari "Girls"
Bradley Whitford "Mom"

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Becky Ann Baker "Girls"
Sarah Baker "Better Things"
Laura Dern "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Rachel Dratch "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Carrie Fisher "Catastrophe"
Rashida Jones "black-ish"
Millicent Martin "Grace and Frankie"
Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live"
Maya Rudolph "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Nicole Sullivan "Mom"
Lorraine Toussaint "black-ish"
Kristen Wiig "Saturday Night Live"

Best Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Roanoke
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The Night Of

Best Made for Television Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Churchill's Secret
Dark Angel
Hairspray Live!
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Looking: The Movie
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed "The Night Of"
Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock"
Robert DeNiro "The Wizard of Lies"
Harvey Fierstein "Hairspray Live!"
Laurence Fishburne "Madiba"
Michael Gambon "Churchill's Secret"
Jonathan Groff "Looking: The Movie"
Timothy Hutton "American Crime"
Ewan McGregor "Fargo"
John Turutrro "The Night Of"

Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Alexis Bledel "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life"
Carrie Coon "Fargo"
Lauren Graham "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life"
Bryce Dallas Howard "Black Mirror"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Nicole Kidman "Big Little Lies"
Jessica Lange "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Susan Sarandon "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Oprah Winfrey "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Reese Witherspoon "Big Little Lies"

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Hank Azaria "The Wizard of Lies"
Richard Cabral "American Crime"
Reg E. Cathey "Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
Martin Freeman "Sherlock"
Connor Jessup "American Crime"
Benito Martinez "American Crime"
Alfred Molina "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Alexander Skarsgard "Big Little Lies"
Michael Sthulberg "Fargo"
David Thewlis "Fargo"
Stanley Tucci "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Michael Kenneth Williams "The Night Of"

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Kelly Bishop "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life"
Kristen Chenoweth "Hairspray Live!"
Judy Davis "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Laura Dern "Big Little Lies"
Jennifer Hudson "Hairspray Live!"
Regina King "American Crime"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Roanoke"
Michelle Pfeiffer "The Wizard of Lies"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Fargo"
Shailene Woodley "Big Little Lies"

Best Animated Program
Bob's Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Family Guy
Samurai Jack
South Park

Best Variety Series
Billy on the Street
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Drunk History
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards

I will update the winners live!:

Best Musical - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Play - Oslo
Best Revival of a Musical - Hello, Dolly!
Best Revival of a Play - August Wilson's Jitney
Best Actor in a Musical - Ben Platt "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Actress in a Musical - Bette Midler "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Actor in a Play - Kevin Kline "Present Laughter"
Best Actress in a Play - Laurie Metcalf "A Doll's House Part 2"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel "Hello, Dolly
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Featured Actor in a Play - Michael Aronov "Oslo"
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Cynthia Nixon "The Little Foxes"
Best Direction of a Musical - Christopher Ashley "Come From Away"
Best Direction of a Play - Rebecca Taichman "Indecent"
Best Book of a Musical - Steven Levenson "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Choreography - Alan Blankenbuehler "Bandstand"
Best Score - Benj Pasek and Justin Paul "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Santo Loquasto "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Costume Design of a Play - Jane Greenwood "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes"
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Christopher Akerlind "Indecent"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Bradley King "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
Best Scenic Design of a Play - Nigel Hook "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Mimi Lien "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
Lifetime Achievement in the Theater - James Earl Jones

Saturday, June 10, 2017

2017 Tony Predictions: Final List

Best Musical - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Play - Oslo
Best Revival of A Musical - Hello, Dolly!
Best Revival of a Play - August Wilson's Jitney
Best Actor in a Musical - Ben Platt "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Actress in a Musical - Bette Midler "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Actor in a Play - Kevin Kline "Present Laughter"
Best Actress in a Play - Laurie Metcalf "A Doll's House Part 2"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Rachel Bay Jones "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Featured Actor in a Play - Danny DeVito "The Price"
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Cynthia Nixon "The Little Foxes"
Best Direction of a Musical - Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Best Direction of a Play - August Wilson's Jitney
Best Book of a Musical - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Musical Score - Dear Evan Hansen
Best Orchestrations - Hello, Dolly!
Best Choreography - Bandstand
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Hello, Dolly!
Best Costume Design of a Play - The Little Foxes
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Oslo
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Best Scenic Design of a Play - The Play that Goes Wrong

Friday, June 9, 2017

2017 Tony Predictions: Musical, Play, Revivals, and Lead Acting Categories

Best Musical
Will Win - Dear Evan Hansen
Could Win - Come From Away

Best Play
Will Win - Oslo
Could Win - A Doll's House Part Two or Sweat

Best Revival of a Musical
Will Win - Hello, Dolly!
Could Win - Falsettos

Best Revival of a Play
Will Win - August Wilson's Jitney
Could Win - The Little Foxes

Best Actor in a Musical
Will Win - Ben Platt "Dear Evan Hansen"
Could Win - Andy Karl "Groundhog Day: The Musical"

Best Actress in a Musical
Will Win - Bette Midler "Hello, Dolly!"
Could Win - Patti LuPone "War Paint" or Christine Ebersole "War Paint"

Best Actor in a Play
Will Win - Kevin Kline "Present Laughter"
Could Win - Jefferson Mays "Oslo"

Best Actress in a Play
Will Win - Laurie Metcalf  "A Doll's House Part 2"
Could Win - Laura Linney "The Little Foxes"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

2017 Tony Predictions: Directing and Featured Acting Categories

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Will Win - Gavin Creel "Hello, Dolly!"
Could Win - Really any of the other four, no clear number two.

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Will Win - Rachel Bay Jones "Dear Evan Hansen"
Could Win -  Jenn Colella "Come From Away"

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Will Win - Danny DeVito "The Price"
Could Win - Richard Thomas "The Little Foxes" or Michael Aronov "Oslo"

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Will Win - Cynthia Nixon "The Little Foxes"
Could Win - Johanna Day "Sweat"

Best Direction of a Musical
Will Win - Rachel Chavkin "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812"
Could Win - Japhy Weideman "Dear Evan Hansen"

Best Direction of Play
Will Win - Bartlett Sher "Oslo"
Could Win - Rebecca Taichman "Indecent" or Ruben Santiago-Hudson "Jitney"

Monday, June 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards

Outstanding Musical
Come From Away

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Play

Outstanding Revival of a Play

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Danny DeVito, The Price

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jenn Colella, Come From Away

Outstanding Director of a Play
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney

Outstanding Director of a Musical '
(TIE) Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 AND David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Music
David Yazbek, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Lyrics
David Yazbek, The Band's Visit

Outstanding Book of a Musical
Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away

Outstanding Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand

Outstanding Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand

Outstanding Fight Choreography
U. Jonathan Toppo, Sweat

Outstanding Solo Performance
Ed Dixon, Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose

Unique Theatrical Experience
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Outstanding Adaptation
David Ives, The Liar

Outstanding Revue
Life is for Living: Conversations with Coward

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Sound Design for a Play
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, The Encounter

Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
Nicholas Pope, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Outstanding Projection Design
Aaron Rhyne, Anastasia

Outstanding Wig and Hair
David Brian Brown, War Paint

Outstanding Puppet Design
Basil Twist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Outstanding Music in a Play
Bill Sims Jr., Jitney