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The Spirit Awards for independent film were announced yesterday, as were the Razzie nominations for the worst films and performances of 2011.  Good news for “The Artist,” not such good news for Adam Sandler, who broke the record for the […]

The dresses and the acceptance speeches are often more hotly debated than the awards on Oscar night.  Everyone remembers Sally Fields’ famous, “You like me!” speech and Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s impetuous, “I love you!” Jack Palance did one-handed push-ups.  Adrian […]

It is an honor and a privilege to be invited to participate in one of my very favorite annual movie awards presentations, the Black Reel Awards, which pay tribute to the greatest achievements of the African-American community to the year […]

Many thanks to Thelma Adams for including me in her critics roundtable discussion of this year’s Best Actress Oscar nominees.  I found the debate fascinating!

Check out my new gallery about the Oscar nominations!

The Oscar race begins with this morning’s announcement of nominations.  Biggest surprises: only two nominees for best song, overlooking songs by Lady Gaga, Elton John, Chris Cornell, Sinead O’Connor, and Mary J. Blige, no Pixar film on the Best Animated Feature […]

And now, the Golden Globes.  “The Artist,” “The Help,” Christopher Plummer. and Octavia Spencer are moving ahead in the race to the Oscars.  The Globes give out twice as many awards by including television and having separate categories for comedy/musical […]

The Critics Choice Award broadcast was great fun tonight with a brilliantly edited tribute to Martin Scorsese, who received a special award for his treatment of music in his movies.  Viola Davis, in my opinion the finest actor who isn’t […]

I’m sorry not to be there in person this year but you can bet I’ll be watching when the Critics Choice Awards are on VH1 tomorrow night.  I admit to some bias as a very proud member of the Broadcast […]

More awards are rolling in as we get ready for the big three — this week’s Critics Choice Movie Awards this Thursday night on VH1 (Twitter hashtag #ccma), the Golden Globes on Sunday, and of course the Oscars coming next […]