Sunday, February 26, 2017

The 2017 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2016.

Official 2016 Selections

 
 
  
 

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Best Film of the Year - Drama


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan
137 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Color • English • Amazon Studios

Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan
Producers: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Kevin J. Walsh, Lauren Beck
Cinematography: Jody Lee Lipes
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Best Film of the Year - Comedy or Musical


LA LA LAND
Damien Chazelle
128 Minutes • 2.55:1 • United States
Color • English • Summit Entertainment

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Gary Gilbert, Marc Platt
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren
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Best Actor in a Lead Role - Drama


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Casey Affleck
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Best Actor in a Lead Role - Comedy or Musical


SWISS ARMY MAN
Daniel Radcliffe
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Best Actress in a Lead Role - Drama


FENCES
Viola Davis
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Best Actress in a Lead Role - Comedy or Musical


THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
Hailee Steinfeld
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role



GREEN ROOM
Patrick Stewart
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role



MOONLIGHT
Naomie Harris
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Best Ensemble



HAIL, CAESAR!
Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hil, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum
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Best Director


LA LA LAND
Damien Chazalle
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Best Screenplay - Original Screenplay



THE WITCH
Robert Eggers
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Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historic Material



ARRIVAL
Eric Hiesserer
based on the story "Story of Your Life" written by Ted Chiang
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Best Animated Feature Film



MOANA
Ron Clements, John Musker
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Best Documentary



O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Ezra Edelman
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Best Foreign Language Film



THE HANDMAIDEN
Park Chan-Wook
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Best Film - Limited Theatrical Release



THE WITCH
Robert Eggers
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Best Blockbuster Film



CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
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Best Cinematography



THE NEON DEMON
Natasha Braier
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Best Film Editing



ARRIVAL
Joe Walker
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Best Production Design



HAIL, CAESAR!
Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
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Best Costumes



ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
David Crossman, Glyn Dillon 
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Best Visual Effects


DOCTOR STRANGE
Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould 
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Best Stunts & Stunt Choreography


HACKSAW RIDGE
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Best Make-Up Effects


STAR TREK BEYOND

Joel Harlow, Richard Alonzo 
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Best Music - Original Score


NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Abel Korzeniowski
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Best Music - Original Song


SING STREET
"Drive it Like You Stole It"
Gary Clark
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Best Music - Soundtrack


SING STREET
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Best Sound Design


LA LA LAND
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Best Action/Adventure Film


DEADPOOL
Tim Miller
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Best Horror or Thriller Film


GREEN ROOM
Jeremy Saulnier
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Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Film


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Gareth Edwards
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Best Animated Short Film


PIPER
Alan Barillaro
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Best Performer in a Voice Acting Role


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Alan Tudyk
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The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2016:

10 CLOVERFIELD LANE
THE CONJURING 2
DON'T BREATHE
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HIDDEN FIGURES
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE
HUSH
THE JUNGLE BOOK
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
THE LOBSTER
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
THE NICE GUYS
OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL
THE SHALLOWS
SILENCE
WEINER

Sunday, February 19, 2017

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.89 – OSCAR-MANIA 2017, Part 2



It’s that time of the year once again!

THE ACADEMY AWARDS are upon us, and who better to preview the big show on February 26th than YOUR favorite movie podcast! In Part 2, join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guest co-host BRANDON DRAVEN, as they wrap-up #OscarMania with their personal picks for the BEST and WORST films of 2016. Which films will have the honor (and dishonor) of making the cut? You’ve gotta tune in to find out! PLUS – the trio will look ahead and preview 2017’s offerings. OVER 2 HOURS OF GREAT FILM DISCUSSION! Don’t just stand there – DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!

***PROGRAMMING NOTE: FORCED PERSPECTIVE will be off next week due to the Oscars (as well as SportsGuy’s tradition of attending the AMC 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase in New York City), but the show will be back the following weekend with an all-new episode recapping next Sunday’s big show. In place of FP next week will be a NEW episode of THE ESSENTIAL FILMS PODCAST (also hosted by Adolfo and SportsGuy) covering the classic Billy Wilder film, Some Like It Hot. It will definitely be a great show with an equally great discussion (as always), so be sure to be on the lookout for that! Enjoy the Oscars, folks – and until next time, as SportsGuy likes to say, “we are outta here!” ****

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.88 – OSCAR-MANIA 2017, Part 1



It’s that time of the year once again!



THE ACADEMY AWARDS are upon us, and who better to preview the big show on February 26th than YOUR favorite movie podcast! In Part 1, join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with special guest co-host BRANDON DRAVEN, as they begin the Oscar hype with a recap of the Golden Globes before moving onto reviews of Best Picture contenders Moonlight, Hell or High Water, Manchester By the Sea, Fences, and La La Land. In the last segment, the trio will give their Oscar predictions – which films and actors will take home statues come Oscar night? Find out on this explosive episode – ALMOST 2 HOURS OF GREAT FILM DISCUSSION! So what are you waiting for?



DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!



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