Wednesday, July 26, 2017

2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Lineup - Galas and Special Presentations

The TIFF lineup is starting to shape up, and it looks to be another fantastic year for the fest. Battle of the Sexes, mother!, Darkest Hour, The Current War, Downsizing, First They Killed My Father, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Suburbicon, and Victoria and Abdul all have tons of Oscar potential.

Galas
“Breathe,” Andy Serkis, United Kingdom, world premiere
“The Catcher Was A Spy,” Ben Lewin, USA, world premiere
“C’est la vie!,” Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, France, world premiere
“Darkest Hour,” Joe Wright, United Kingdom, Canadian premiere
“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” Paul McGuigan, United Kingdom, Canadian premiere
“Kings,” Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France/Belgium, world premiere
“Long Time Running,” Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Canada, world premiere
“Mary Shelley,” Haifaa Al Mansour, Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/USA, world premiere
“The Mountain Between Us,” Hany Abu-Assad, USA, world premiere
“Mudbound,” Dee Rees, USA, international premiere
“Stronger,” David Gordon Green, USA, world premiere
Untitled Bryan Cranston/Kevin Hart Film, Neil Burger, USA, world premiere
“The Wife,” Björn Runge, United Kingdom/Sweden, world premiere
“Woman Walks Ahead,” Susanna White, USA, world premiere

Special Presentations
“Battle of the Sexes,” Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton, USA, international premiere
“BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Robin Campillo, France, North American premiere
“The Brawler,” Anurag Kashyap, India, world premiere
“The Breadwinner,” Nora Twomey, Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg, world premiere
“Call Me By Your Name,” Luca Guadagnino, Italy/France, Canadian premiere
“Catch the Wind,” Gaël Morel, France, international premiere
“The Children Act,” Richard Eyre, United Kingdom, world premiere
“The Current War,” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, USA, world premiere
“Disobedience,” Sebastián Lelio, United Kingdom, world premiere
“Downsizing,” Alexander Payne, USA, Canadian premiere
“A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, Chile, Canadian premiere
“First They Killed My Father,” Angelina Jolie, Cambodia, Canadian premiere
“The Guardians,” Xavier Beauvois, France, world premiere
“Hostiles,” Scott Cooper, USA, international premiere
“The Hungry,” Bornila Chatterjee, India, world premiere
“I, Tonya,” Craig Gillespie, USA, world premiere
“Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig, USA, international premiere
“mother!,” Darren Aronofsky, USA, North American premiere
“Novitiate,” Maggie Betts, USA, international premiere
“Omerta,” Hansal Mehta, India, world premiere
“Plonger,” Mélanie Laurent, France, world premiere
“The Price of Success,” Teddy Lussi-Modeste, France, international premiere
“Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” Angela Robinson, USA, world premiere
“The Rider,” Chloé Zhao, USA, Canadian premiere
“A Season in France,” Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, France, world premiere
“The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro, USA, Canadian premiere
“Sheikh Jackson,” Amr Salama, Egypt, world premiere
“The Square,” Ruben Östlund, Sweden, North American premiere
“Submergence,” Wim Wenders, France/Germany/Spain, world premiere
“Suburbicon,” George Clooney, USA, North American premiere
“Thelma,” Joachim Trier, Norway/Sweden/France/Denmark, international premiere
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Martin McDonagh, USA, North American premiere
“Victoria and Abdul,” Stephen Frears, United Kingdom, North American premiere

2017 MTV VMA Nominations

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

BEST POP VIDEO
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu” \

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE VIDEO
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and Mø – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill”
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” \
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

Thursday, July 20, 2017

2017 Emmys: First Winner Predictions

These are my first winner predictions in the aftermath of last week's Emmy nominations:

Best Drama Series - Stranger Things
Best Comedy Series - Veep
Best Actor in a Drama Series - Sterling K. Brown "This is Us"
Best Actress in a Drama Series - Elisabeth Moss "The Handmaid's Tale"
Best Actor in a Comedy Series - Donald Glover "Atlanta"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - John Lithgow "The Crown"
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Millie Bobby Brown "Stranger Things"
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin "Saturday Night Live"
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Gerald McRaney "This is Us"
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Alexis Bledel "The Handmaid's Tale"
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Saturday Night Live"
Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live"
Best Directing in a Drama Series - Stranger Things - The Vanishing of Will Byers
Best Writing in a Drama Series - The Handmaid's Tale - Offred (The Pilot)
Best Directing a Comedy Series - Veep - Groundbreaking
Best Writing in a Comedy Series - Master of None - Thanksgiving
Best Limited Series - Big Little Lies
Best Made for Television Movie - Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries - Robert DeNiro "The Wizard of Lies"
Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries - Jessica Lange "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series - Alfred Molina "Feud: Bette and Joan"
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series - Laura Dern "Big Little Lies"
Best Directing in a TV Movie/Limited Series - Big Little Lies
Best Writing in a TV Movie/Limited Series - Big Little Lies
Best Reality-Competition Program - RuPaul's Drag Race
Best Reality Host - RuPaul Charles "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Best Variety Series/Talk - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Variety Series/Sketch - Saturday Night Live
Best Variety Special - Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night
Best Special Class Program - The 70th Annual Tony Awards
Best Directing in a Variety Series - Saturday Night Live
Best Directing in a Variety Special - The Oscars
Best Writing in a Variety Series - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Writing in a Variety Special - Louis C.K.: 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

69th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Best Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Comedy Series
Atlanta
black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Best Actress in Drama Series
Viola Davis “How to Get Away with Murder”
Claire Foy “The Crown”
Elisabeth Moss “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Keri Russell “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood “Westworld”
Robin Wright “House of Cards”

Best Actor in a Drama Series
 Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)
Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon “Better Things”
Jane Fonda “Grace and Frankie”
Allison Janney “Mom”
Ellie Kemper “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”
Tracee Ellis Ross “black-ish”
Lily Tomlin “Grace and Frankie”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson “black-ish”
Aziz Ansari “Master of None”
Zach Galifianakis “Baskets”
Donald Glover “Atlanta”
William H. Macy “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
 Uzo Aduba “Orange is the New Black”
Millie Bobby Brown “Stranger Things”
Ann Dowd “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Chrissy Metz “This Is Us”
Thandie Newton “Westworld”
Samira Wiley “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks “Better Call Saul”
David Harbour “Stranger Things”
Ron Cephas Jones “This Is Us”
Michael Kelly “House of Cards”
John Lithgow “The Crown”
Mandy Patinkin “Homeland”
Jeffrey Wright “Westworld”

Best Supporting Actress in Comedy Series
Vanessa Bayer “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky “Veep”
Kathryn Hahn “Transparent”
Leslie Jones “Saturday Night Live”
Judith Light “Transparent”
Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
 Louie Anderson “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin “Saturday Night Live”
Tituss Burgess “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell “Modern Family”
Tony Hale “Veep”
Matt Walsh “Veep”

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Laverne Cox “Orange is the New Black”
Ann Dowd “The Leftovers”
Shannon Purser “Stranger Things”
Cicely Tyson “How to Get Away with Murder”
Alison Wright “The Americans

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Hank Azaria “Ray Donovan”
Brian Tyree Henry “This Is Us”
Gerald McRaney “This Is Us”
Ben Mendelsohn “Bloodline”
Denis O’Hare “This Is Us”
BD Wong “Mr. Robot”

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Becky Ann Baker “Girls”
Angela Bassett “Master of None”
Carrie Fisher “Catastrophe”
Melissa McCarthy “Saturday Night Live”
Wanda Sykes “black-ish”
Kristen Wiig “Saturday Night Live”

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
 Riz Ahmed “Girls”
Dave Chappelle “Saturday Night Live”
Tom Hanks “Saturday Night Live”
Hugh Laurie “Veep”
Lin-Manuel Miranda “Saturday Night Live”
Matthew Rhys “Girls”

Best Directing in Drama Series
 Vince Gilligan, “Better Call Saul - Witness”
Stephen Daldry, “The Crown - Hyde Park Corner”
Reed Morano, “The Handmaid's Tale - Offred (Pilot)”
Kate Dennis, “The Handmaid's Tale - The Bridge”
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland - America First”
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things - Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld - The Bicameral Mind"

Best Writing in a Drama
Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans - The Soviet Division”
Gordon Smith, “Better Call Saul - Chicanery”
Peter Morgan, “The Crown - Assassins”
Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid's Tale - Offred (Pilot)”
The Duffer Brothers, “Stranger Things - Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers”
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, “Westworld - The Bicameral Mind”

Best Directing in a Comedy Series
 Donald Glover, “B.A.N.” (“Atlanta”)
Jamie Babbit, “Intellectual Property” (“Silicon Valley”)
Mike Judge, “Server Error” (“Silicon Valley”)
Morgan Sackett, “Blurb” (“Veep”)
David Mandel, “Groundbreaking” (“Veep”)
Dale Stern, “Justice” (“Veep”)

Best Writing in a Comedy Series
 Donald Glover, “Atlanta - B.A.N.”
Stephen Glover, “Atlanta - Streets on Lock”
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Master of None - Thanksgiving”
Alec Berg, “Silicon Valley - Success Failure”
Billy Kimball, “Veep - Georgia”
David Mandel, “Veep - Groundbreaking”

Best Limited Series
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
Genius
The Night Of

Best TV Movie
Black Mirror: San Junipero
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sherlock: The Lying Detective
The Wizard of Lies

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
Carrie Coon “Fargo”
Felicity Huffman “American Crime”
Nicole Kidman “Big Little Lies”
Jessica Lange “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Reese Witherspoon “Big Little Lies”
Susan Sarandon “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Best Actor in Limited Series or TV Movie
Riz Ahmed “The Night Of"
Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock: The Lying Detective”
Robert De Niro “The Wizard of Lies”
Ewan McGregor “Fargo”
Geoffrey Rush “Genius"
John Turturro “The Night Of"

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie
Judy Davis “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Laura Dern “Big Little Lies”
Jackie Hoffman “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Regina King “American Crime”
Michelle Pfeiffer “The Wizard of Lies”
Shailene Woodley “Big Little Lies”

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie
 Bill Camp “The Night Of”
Alfred Molina “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Alexander Skarsgard “Big Little Lies”
David Thewlis “Fargo”
Stanley Tucci “Feud: Bette and Joan”
Michael Kenneth Williams “The Night Of”

Best Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

Best Reality Host
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”
Gordon Ramsay “MasterChef Junior”
Alec Baldwin “Match Game”
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn “Project Runway”
RuPaul Charles “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
W. Kamau Bell “United Shades of America”

Best Variety Series - Talk
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time with Bill Maher

Best Variety Series - Sketch 
Billy on the Street
Documentary Now
Drunk History
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Drama Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
The Americans
Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid's Tale
The Leftovers
Stranger Things
This is Us

Other Contenders - Westworld, House of Cards, Homeland, Mr. Robot, American Gods, Orange is the New Black, The Good Fight, Bloodline, Queen Sugar, 13 Reasons Why, Legion, Empire, Vikings, Bates Motel, Designated Survivor, Billions, Victoria, Poldark, Ray Donovan, Doctor Who, The Path, The Affair

Commentary - Is it possible that three series from last year don't get back in? It is kind of gamble to think so, and yet if you look across the prediction-sphere, most people are going out on this limb. I am too, but don't be surprised if House of Cards, Homeland, or Mr. Robot get back in. I think The Americans and Better Call Saul return. With Downton and Game of Thrones gone there are at least two slots. The Crown and This is Us are probably the strongest of the new shows, so even if those old favorites return, expect those two to make it in. I also think that The Handmaid's Tale gets in, with its great reviews and buzz at just the right moment. Finally, Stranger Things made a huge splash on the guild circuit earlier this year, so I think it makes the cut. But, to all the fans out there. Science fiction is still a tough sell to these voters, so Stranger Things is vulnerable. For the last slot, I was going to put in Westworld. But the buzz has died. I think HBO is going to take a slot, because they always do. Instead of Westworld, I am picking The Leftovers. It has had stunning reviews, and while it is ending, has clearly hit its peak at the right time. This will be an interesting race to watch. Also look out for The Good Fight, Orange is the New Black, American Gods, Bloodline, Empire, and the final season of Bates Motel.

Monday, July 10, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Comedy Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Atlanta
black-ish
Master of None
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Other Contenders - Modern Family, Girls, Grace and Frankie, One Day at a Time, Insecure, The Big Bang Theory, Dear White People, Better Things, The Good Place, Jane the Virgin, Great News, Fleabag, Mom, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Catastrophe, Speechless, The Mick, Fresh Off the Boat, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, You're the Worst, The Last Man on Earth, Divorce, Baskets, I Love Dick, Crashing, Search Party

Commentary - There are so many great comedy series, and yet I feel like this is really a seven-way race for six slots. One of these folks from last year has to make room for Atlanta. I know this sounds crazy, but I think Modern Family is going to leave this category. Buzz is non-existant. Last year, it only got two nominations, and continues to lose ground, and the other six all had great seasons to justify a return. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is also vulnerable because it doesn't get writing and directing love. But it, along with Master of None, premiered at just the right time and are getting the buzz at the right time. Now, I will not be surprised if Modern Family returns, but I think that Emmy voters are ready to move on.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Sterling K. Brown "This is Us"
Kyle Chandler "Bloodline"
Rami Malek "Mr. Robot"
Bob Odenkirk "Better Call Saul"
Matthew Rhys "The Americans"
Kevin Spacey "House of Cards"

Other Contenders - Liev Schreiber "Ray Donovan", Anthony Hopkins "Westworld", Justin Theroux "The Leftovers", Milo Ventimiglia "This is Us", Billy Bob Thornton "Goliath", Ian McShane "American Gods", Ricky Whittle "American Gods", Paul Giamatti "Billions", Damien Lewis "Billions", Hugh Laurie "Chance", Rupert Friend "Homeland", Freddie Highmore "Bates Motel", Terrence Howard "Empire", Kiefer Sutherland "Designated Survivor", Aaron Paul "The Path", Aldis Hodge "Underground"

Commentary - This race feels like it has a lot less heat than its actress counterpart, which speaks volumes for the quality female roles now on television. I think that Liev Schreiber finally drops out, but I have doubted him before. Beyond that I think that Malek, Odenkirk, Rhys, and Spacey return. I also think that Kyle Chandler comes back one more time, because they clearly love him. But somebody has got to leave to make room for recent Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown, and I am banking on Schreiber over Chandler leaving the race. I would also watch for Justin Theroux (I think The Leftovers could surprise across the board), Anthony Hopkins (if they like Westworld a lot), Golden Globe winner Billy Bob Thornton, and Milo Ventimiglia to ride a This is Us wave. American Gods has two guys in the mix, but watch for Ian McShane to be the breakthrough. Billions has two previous Emmy winners, and previous nominees and winners like Kiefer Sutherland, Rupert Friend, Hugh Laurie, and Aaron Paul should not be discounted.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actress in a Drama Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Claire Danes "Homeland"
Viola Davis "How to Get Away with Murder"
Claire Foy "The Crown"
Elisabeth Moss "The Handmaid's Tale"
Keri Russell "The Americans"
Robin Wright "House of Cards"

Other Contenders - Evan Rachel Wood "Westworld", Christine Baranski "The Good Fight", Carrie Coon "The Leftovers", Mandy Moore "This is Us", Taraji P. Henson "Empire", Kerry Washington "Scandal", Katherine Langford "13 Reasons Why", Taylor Schilling "Orange is the New Black", Lizzy Caplan "Masters of Sex", Ruth Wilson "The Affair", Ruth Negga "Preacher"

Commentary - I don't think this race will see as much turnover as we all thought. Tatiana Maslany is not eligible, and the buzz for Empire is fading, which means that Taraji P. Henson is probably out, although she is not one I would discount. I think that Elisabeth Moss gets in for The Handmaid's Tale, which is getting tremendous buzz, and Claire Foy rides a Crown wave. That means that Danes gets back in (although it is time to move on), as does Russell, Wright (she is vulnerable), and Davis (who benefits from a recent Oscar win). Evan Rachel Wood could get in if HBO can push Oscar voters on Westworld, same with Carrie Coon. Christine Baranski is a favorite, Mandy Moore is the biggest show of the yaer, Katherine Langford is buzzy, and Kerry Washington, Taylor Schilling, and Lizzy Caplan have all gotten love before. Finally, don't discount Ruth Negga. That Oscar nomination is the sort of thing that Emmy voters eat up.

Friday, July 7, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Anthony Anderson "black-ish"
Aziz Ansari "Master of None"
Donald Glover "Atlanta"
William H. Macy "Shameless"
Thomas Middleditch "Silicon Valley"
Jeffrey Tambor "Transparent"

Other Contenders - Hank Azaria "Brockmire", Will Forte "The Last Man on Earth", Neil Patrick Harris "A Series of Unfortunate Events", Ted Danson "The Good Place", Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory", Patrick Stewart "Blunt Talk", Kevin Bacon "I Love Dick", Zach Galifianakis "Baskets", Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Martin Short "Maya and Marty", Nick Nolte "Graves", Gael Garcia Bernal "Mozart in the Jungle", Bill Hader "Documentary Now", Chris Geere "You're the Worst"

Commentary - This category is one that seems to like stability. So I think that one one of last year's contenders is going to drop out to make room for Donald Glover. Will Forte has been a miracle nominee two years in a row, and I don't think he will make it a third, although don't discount him. I think that Hank Azaria is one to watch here, as he seems to win Emmys like some people change underwear. Ted Danson is a legend, Neil Patrick Harris is a favorite, and Jim Parsons has won this too many times for him to be forgotten. I would also watch for Kevin Bacon, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg, Martin Short, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, and the criminally under-rewarded Chris Geere. But I wouldn't bet on too many surprises. This category hasn't afforded many recently.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actress in a Comedy Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Allison Janney "Mom"
Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Issa Rae "Insecure"
Tracee Ellis Ross "black-ish"
Lily Tomlin "Grace and Frankie"

Other Contenders - Jane Fonda "Grace and Frankie", Tracey Ullman "Tracey Ullman's Show", Sarah Jessica Parker "Divorce", Phoebe Waller-Bridge "Fleabag", Justina Machado "One Day at a Time", Lena Dunham "Girls", Minnie Driver "Speechless", Kristen Bell "The Good Place", Gina Rodriguez "Jane the Virgin", Rachel Bloom "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", Constance Wu "Fresh Off the Boat", Kaitlin Olson "The Mick", Maya Rudolph "Maya and Marty", American Fererra "Superstore", Sharon Horgan "Catastrophe", Michaela Watkins "Casual", Aya Cash "You're the Worst", Briga Heelan "Great News"

Commentary - Unlike the Actor in a Comedy Series category, this one could have ten or twelve nominees, and it still might not be enough. Amy Schumer and Laurie Metcalf are out this year, and that leaves two slots. And I honestly think that it is just those two that are up for grabs. JLD is probably going to break records, and I feel confident about the return of Tomlin, Ross, and Kemper, and all are deserved returns. I think one of those slots is guaranteed for Allison Janney. This woman is an Emmy legend, who has already made this jump before with The West Wing to winning results. It will be interesting to see a Janney vs. JLD battle. The last slot is tricky. Jane Fonda finally got a SAG nod, and the 3rd season was the show's best, Tracey Ullman is an Emmy favorite, Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the critics' pick, Justina Machado is amazing, and Kristen Bell and Minnie Driver are veterans with hot new shows. While Divorce was middling at best, never discount Sarah Jessica Parker, and the final season of Girls should earn Lena Dunham a nod if they haven't completely moved on from the show. I also think that Maya Rudolph, Gina Rodriguez, Rachel Bloon, Constance Wu, Sharon Horgan, Aya Cash, Briga Heelan, the fantastic Kaitlin Oslon, Micheala Watkins, and previous winner America Ferrera should not be discounted. But I think that the refreshing debut of Issa Rae, which earned her a Golden Globe nod, will sway enough voters for that final slot.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Jonathan Banks "Better Call Saul"
Jared Harris "The Crown"
Ron Cephas Jones "This is Us"
Michael Kelly "House of Cards"
John Lithgow "The Crown
Jeffrey Wright "Westworld"

Other Contenders - Ed Harris "Westworld", Jon Voight "Ray Donovan", Christopher Eccleston "The Leftovers", Christian Slater "Mr. Robot", Michael McKean "Better Call Saul", David Habour "Stranger Things", Giancarlo Esposito "Better Call Saul", Jeffrey Dean Morgan "The Walking Dead", Justin Hartley "This is Us", Frank Langella "The Americans", Mandy Patinkin "Homeland", James Marsden "Westworld", Joseph Fiennes "The Handmaid's Tale", Mahershala Ali "Luke Cage", Joel Kinnaman "House of Cards', Beau Bridges "Bloodline"

Commentary - This is another one, where there are a lot of spots to fill. Three guys are either out of contention (Game of Thrones duo), or are in another category (Ben Mendelsohn). I think that Michael Kelly and Jonathan Banks are coming back. Kelly is vulnerable as House of Cards has dipped in quality. I also think that Jon Voight is out. He has bounced in and out of this category before, and after the 2016 election season, the notable conservative might face a backlash. That leaves four huge slots. John Lithgow is a shoo-in and probably a favorite to win his like billionth Emmy. Jeffrey Wright seems like a safer bet over Ed Harris, which might confuse some folks, but remember that Wright is a favorite among these voters. Jared Harris is a previous nominee, and will ride a Crown wave. Finally, I think that veteran Ron Cephas Jones pulls a Margo Martindale and rides a wave of support and love for his show to make the cut. He is one of those to really watch for. If he gets in, he could win. Beyond that, I would watch for Ed Harris, who is a beloved veteran, Jon Voight, Christopher Eccleston (who could ride a Leftovers wave), Christian Slater, Michael McKean and Giancarlo Esposito, David Harbour, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justin Hartley, previous nominee and winner Mandy Patinkin, Joseph Fiennes, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, and the ever popular Beau Bridges. With so many open slots, there is so much room for a surprise.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

2017 Nomination Predictions
Millie Bobby Brown "Stranger Things"
Margo Martindale "The Americans"
Chrissy Metz "This is Us"
Thandie Newton "Westworld"
Winona Ryder "Stranger Things"
Maura Tierney "The Affair"

Other Contenders - Ann Dowd "The Handmaid's Tale", Uzo Aduba "Orange is the New Black", Constance Zimmer "UnReal", Vera Farmiga "Bates Motel", Vanessa Kirby "The Crown", Aisha Hinds "Underground", Rhea Seehorn "Better Call Saul", Patricia Clarkson "House of Cards", Samira Wiley "The Handmaid's Tale", Cush Jumbo "The Good Fight", Rose Leslie "The Good Fight", Maggie Siff "Billions", Holly Taylor "The Americans"

Commentary - This category has too many folks missing. Four of last year's contenders are not returning, and I don't honestly think Constance Zimmer can repeat with UnReal falling considerably in buzz and positive reviews in Season 2. That means that Maura Tierney might be the only returning nominee and she is not a guarantee. I have kept her in because she is a well-liked veteran and a familiar face on this ballot, which Emmy voters like. I also think that previous winner Margo Martindale will hop up into this category for The Americans after winning two years in a row on the Guest side. I love Margo Martindale, but she really doesn't belong here, but then again she didn't deserve either Emmy for this role and voters keep rewarding her, so I won't bet against her. Thandie Newton has been racking up precursors for Westworld, as has Chrissy Metz, and the two gals from Stranger Things. It looks like it is going to be a banner year for new shows, and these four are the most likely to make the cut. But with so many open slots, there is plenty of room for a wild card. Ann Dowd could make it two for two this year with her guest role on The Leftovers, and her bigger role for The Handmaid's Tale (and watch out for her co-star Samira Wiley as well). Uzo could return, but Orange is the New Black has just fallen off the Emmy cliff, Vanessa Kirby could ride a Crown wave, Aisha Hinds is fantastic in Underground, and Vera Farmiga could return to the Emmy race, this time in supporting. I also think that Rhea Seehorn should be kept in mind, as should the duo from The Good Fight. The actors used to love The Good Wife, and could feel the same way about its spin-off.


The 9th Annual Halfway Award Winners

Best Picture
Winner - The Big Sick
Runners Up - Get Out, Wonder Woman, and Logan
Commentary - In my mind, there are four films that have defined the first half of this year. Two were, surprisingly, superhero movies that defied their genre trappings. Get Out proved that horror can be effective, absorbing, and well-made. But for me, the movie that won me over the most was The Big Sick. Maybe it was the pitch-perfect script, or the top-notch cast, or the fact that this is the true story of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's life. Whatever it was, it worked, and worked extremely well. It was the most engaging, most fun, and most heartbreaking film of the year so far.

Best Director
Winner - Jordan Peele "Get Out"
Runners Up - Patty Jenkins "Wonder Woman"
Commentary - Patty Jenkins brought a feminist touch to Wonder Woman that set it apart from similar films. But Jordan Peele's jump from comedy to horror was simply masterful, and he even managed to blend the two. He also managed to expose racial tensions in a horrific fashion that also made all of its viewers think about the vitriol in the world around us. I cannot wait to see what Peele has up his sleeve next.

Best Actor
Winner - Hugh Jackman "Logan"
Runners Up - Sam Elliott "The Hero" and Richard Gere "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer"
Commentary - Two veterans with late in life successes are narrowly topped by Hugh Jackman's final outing as Wolverine. Jackman has always been an excellent presence, even when the X-Men films didn't match him. But this time around, we get to see Wolverine stripped down to his most raw and most emotional, and thanks to Jackman, we finally got to see just how much he could do with the character. The results were fantastic.

Best Actress
Winner - Gal Gadot "Wonder Woman"
Runner Up - Kristen Stewart "Personal Shopper"
Commentary - Gal Gadot. She was the only thing worth watching in the otherwise dreadful Batman V. Superman. With her own film this time, she proves that she is a superstar. She was magnificent in Wonder Woman, a perfect blend of heart, innocence, humor, and when necessary, ass-kicking awesomeness. I cannot wait to see what is next in Wonder Woman's journey, mainly because it gives all of us another chance to see just what this new talent has in store.

Best Supporting Actor
Winner - Patrick Stewart "Logan"
Runners Up - LilRey Howrey "Get Out" and Chris Pine "Wonder Woman"
Commentary - Like Jackman, Patrick Stewart was finally able to unshackle the cool factor that has been Professor X. He was magnificent as the dying mentor. His long standing chemistry with Jackman and the finality and passion he brings to the character remind us why he is one of the best working actors today.

Best Supporting Actress
Winner - Holly Hunter "The Big Sick"
Runners Up - Betty Gabriel "Get Out" and Dafne Keen "Logan"
Commentary - The Big Sick works top to bottom because it has such a deep bench. One of the best performances came from the great Holly Hunter. She was funny, heartwarming, and a perfect addition to what was already an outstanding ensemble.

Best Screenplay
Winner  - Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani "The Big Sick"
Runners Up - Jordan Peele "Get Out" and Macon Blair "I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore"
Commentary - See Best Picture

Best Animated Feature
Winner - The Lego Batman Movie
Runner Up -   N/A
Commentary - There really was no other choice here. The other two films were mediocre at best, and Lego Batman Movie was a rollicking good time.

Best Ensemble
Winner - The Big Sick
Runners Up - Get Out and The Lost City of Z
Commentary - See Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress

Monday, July 3, 2017

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

2017 Nomination Predictions
Louie Anderson "Baskets"
Alec Baldwin "Saturday Night Live"
Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Tony Hale "Veep"
Matt Walsh "Veep"

Other Contenders - Ty Burrell "Modern Family", Bryan Tyree Henry "Atlanta", Timothy Simons "Veep", Laurence Fishburne "black-ish", Lakeith Stanfield "Atlanta", Adam Driver "Girls", Andrew Rannells "Girls", Micah Fowler "Speech-less", Eric Stonestreet "Modern Family", Ed O'Neill "Modern Family", Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Modern Family", T.J. Miller "Silicon Valley", Zach Woods "Silicon Valley", Kumail Nanjiani "Silicon Valley", Martin Sheen "Grace and Frankie", Sam Waterston "Grace and Frankie", Bobby Cannavale "Master of None", Tracey Letts "Divorce", Deon Cole "black-ish"

Commentary -  I think this is the year that Modern Family falls out completely, which means Ty Burrell finally misses out. It happens with shows, even some of the big ones like Frasier finally missed out on nominations in its later years. That leaves one slots, one for Burrell, and one for Keegan Michael Key, whose show ended, and one for the seventh guy who got in last year. I think that the other guys get in again. Tituss Burgess, Louie Anderson, and Tony Hale are locks. Matt Walsh should be replaced by Timothy Simons this season, but once they like you, it takes them a while to drop you, and Veep had yet another great season. Andre Braugher has been on the fence for years now, but he is one of those guys that you don't bet against, plus he deserves every nomination he gets for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. That last slot is going to Alec Baldwin. He is an Emmy favorite, and has been one of the big reasons to watch SNL this season. It would be an anomaly, as he would be the first non-regular cast member to get into one of these supporting categories. But his role was so big and so important to the cultural zeitgeist, I don't think it matters that it is unusual. Beyond those six, I would watch for Burrell, newcomers Bryan Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield from Atlanta, the rest of the Modern Family guys, and the crew from Silicon Valley. Laurence Fishburne could ride a black-ish wave, the aforementioned Timothy Simons had a fantastic season, Micah Fowler is a breakout, and Bobby Cannavale is always a favorite. Finally, look for the two guys from Girls, who both had great final seasons, and the legendary duo from Grace and Frankie, particularly Martin Sheen who had an Emmy-worthy story line this season.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

2017 Nomination Predictions
Anna Chlumsky "Veep"
Gaby Hoffman "Transparent"
Jane Krakowski "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Judith Light "Transparent"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Rita Moreno "One Day at a Time"

Other Contenders - Zazie Beetz "Atlanta", Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory", Andrea Martin "Great News", Julie Bowen "Modern Family", Allison Williams "Girls", Zosia Mamet "Girls", Jemima Kirke "Girls", Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Leslie Jones "Saturday Night Live", Vanessa Bayer "Saturday Night Live", Cecily Strong "Saturday Night Live", Aidy Bryant "Saturday Night Live", Jenifer Lewis "black-ish", Yvonne Orji "Insecure", Amy Landecker "Transparent", Olivia Colman "Fleabag",  Kether Donohue "You're the Worst"

Commentary - Two contenders from last year are out. Niecy Nash's Get On ended, and Allison Janney has bumped herself up to lead. I think that the other four contenders from last year, the two Transparent contenders, Anna Chlumsky, and last year's winner Kate McKinnon all return. I also think that a year after missing out, that Jane Krakowski returns for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. That leaves one slot. Newcomers like Zazie Beetz and Yvonne Orji could ride the wave of their shows buzz. Julie Bowen and Mayim Bialik could return if voters remember how much they used to love picking them. The other gals from Saturday Night Live, particularly Leslie Jones, are in the mix, and the supporting cast of Girls had a great final season. Legends like Carol Kane and Andrea Martin should be in consideration, and outside choices like Olivia Colman and Kether Donohue could inspire some votes. But for the final slot, I am picking Emmy-winning legend Rita Moreno, who is awesome in the reboot of One Day At a Time. Netflix has been pushing the show a bit, and while the other races are stacked, this one provides the perfect opportunity for them to cash in on their Emmy hopes.

The 9th Annual Halfway Award Nominations

In July of 2009, I began this project known as the Awards Psychic, this time next year, I will begin my 10th Anniversary celebration. It is so hard to believe that I am still doing this, after all these years. This blog has gotten me through college, starting my career, grad school, good times, bad times, and everything in between. It is also hard to believe that we are already halfway through another year in cinema. It won't be long before we are at the fall festivals and Oscar season gets underway. Check out this year's nominees for the 9th Annual Halfway Awards.

Best Picture
Baby Driver
The Beguiled
The Big Sick
Get Out
I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore
It Comes at Night
The Lego Batman Movie
Logan
The Lost City of Z
Wonder Woman

Best Director
Sofia Coppola "The Beguiled"
James Gray "The Lost City of Z"
Patty Jenkins "Wonder Woman"
James Mangold "Logan"
Jordan Peele "Get Out"
Michael Showalter "The Big Sick"
Edgar Wright "Baby Driver"

Best Actor
Joel Edgerton "It Comes at Night"
Ansel Elgort "Baby Driver"
Sam Elliott "The Hero"
Richard Gere "Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer"
Charlie Hunnam "The Lost City of Z"
Hugh Jackman "Logan"
Daniel Kaluuya "Get Out"
Kumail Nanjiani "The Big Sick"

Best Actress
Gal Gadot "Wonder Woman"
Anne Hathaway "Colossal"
Zoe Kazan "The Big Sick"
Nicole Kidman "The Beguiled"
Melanie Lynskey "I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore"
Kristen Stewart "Personal Shopper"
Emma Watson "Beauty and the Beast"
Debra Winger "The Lovers"

Best Supporting Actor
Sharlto Copley "Free Fire"
LilRey Howrey "Get Out"
Chris Pine "Wonder Woman"
Robert Pattinson "The Lost City of Z"
Ray Romano "The Big Sick"
Patrick Stewart "Logan"
Bradley Whitford "Get Out"

Best Supporting Actress
Elle Fanning "The Beguiled"
Betty Gabriel "Get Out"
Holly Hunter "The Big Sick"
Dafne Keene "Logan"
Catherine Keener "Get Out"
Sienna Miller "The Lost City of Z"
Allison Williams "Get Out"
Robin Wright "Wonder Woman"

Best Screenplay
Sofia Coppola "The Beguiled"
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani "The Big Sick"
Jordan Peele "Get Out"
Macon Blair "I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore"
James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green "Logan"
James Gray "The Lost City of Z"
Allan Heinberg, Zach Snyder, and Jason Fuchs "Wonder Woman"

Best Animated Feature
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Despicable Me 3
The Lego Batman Movie

Best Ensemble
Baby Driver
Beauty and the Beast
The Beguiled
The Big Sick
Get Out
Logan
The Lost City of Z
Wonder Woman

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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

2017 Nomination Predictions
Hank Azaria "Ray Donovan"
Dylan Baker "The Good Fight"
Beau Bridges "Masters of Sex"
Gerald McRaney "This is Us"
Denis O'Hare "This is Us"
Ben Mendelsohn "Bloodline"

Other Contenders - David Strathairn "Billions", Lars Mikkelson "House of Cards", Brian Tyree Henry "This is Us", BD Wong "Mr. Robot", Matthew Perry "The Good Fight", John Cameron Mitchell "The Good Fight", Dan Bucatinsky "Scandal", Orlando Jones "American Gods", Reed Birney "House of Cards", Ron Cephas Jones "Mr. Robot", Hal Holbrook "Grey's Anatomy"

Commentary - After all these years, will Gerald McRaney finally get the Emmy recognition he deserves? Let's just say that if This is Us can't get him a nod, I don't know if anything can. Ben Mendelsohn returns to this race after surprisingly winning the Supporting category. He is clearly popular enough to repeat. I think that history will repeat itself with Beau Bridges, Dylan Baker, and Hank Azaria, who has gotten in before with these characters. Finally, after sneaking in so many times for AHS, I think that Denis O'Hare is one to watch for, for This is Us. Beyond that, Oscar nominee David Strathairn is a contender for Billions, Lars Mikkelson and Reed Birney could get in like so many guest stars have for House of Cards before them, Orlando Jons, Dan Bucatinsky, Brian Tyree Henry, Hal Holbrook, and the slew of folks from The Good Fight and Mr. Robot are all in the mix.

43rd Annual Saturn Award Winners

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture
Doctor Strange

Best Science Fiction Film
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Fantasy Film
The Jungle Book

Best Horror Film
Don't Breathe

Best Thriller Film
10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Action / Adventure Film
Hidden Figures

Best Actor in a Film
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Best Actress in a Film
Mary Eizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

Best Direction in a Film
Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

Best Film Screenplay
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Film Production Design
The BFG (Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg)

Best Film Editing
The BFG (Michael Kahn)

Best Film Music
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)

Best Film Costume
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)

Best Film Make-Up
Star Trek Beyond (Monica Huppert, Joel Harlow)

Best Film Visual / Special Effects
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, Neil Corbould)

Best International Film
The Handmaiden

Best Independent Film
La La Land

Best Animated Film
Finding Dory

Best Science Fiction TV Series
Westworld

Best Fantasy TV Series
Outlander

Best Horror TV Series
The Walking Dead

Best Action/Thriller TV Series
Riverdale

Best Presentation on Television
11.22.63

Best Actor on Television
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead)

Best Actress on Television
Melissa Benoist (Supergirl)

Best Supporting Actor on Television
Ed Harris (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress on Television
Candice Patton (The Flash)

Best Younger Actor on Television
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Best Guest Star on Television
Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead)

Best Superhero Adaptation TV Series
Supergirl

Best New Media TV Series
Marvel's Luke Cage / Stranger Things (tie)

The Life Career Award
Lee Majors

The Visionary Award
Akiva Goldsman

The Filmmakers Showcase Award
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

The Special Recognition Award
Heavy Metal Magazine

The Breakthrough Performance Award
KJ Apa (Riverdale)

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.

Actors
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”

Cinematographers
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”

Designers
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”

Directors
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”

Documentary
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”

Executives
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”

Music
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”

Producers
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”

Sound
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”

Writers
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”

Members-at-Large
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
Associates
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.