Prepare for the Oscars! See Your 2016-2017 Awards Season Guide! All the Winners and Nominees in One Place! 

The Academy Awards is this Sunday and if you're like me, it's my Super Bowl! So, in order to make the most accurate predictions, I check out all the various guild awards and critics groups winners and then I still vote with my heart. But at least, I'm informed!

Here's the most current winners list except for the Independent Spirit Awards which will be handing out their kudos this Saturday per tradition, the night before the Oscars!

Here's your guide to Awards Season 2016/2017.

Academy Awards -- The 2016 Oscars!

ACE Eddie Awards -- Best Editing
African-American Film Critics
Alliance of Women Film Journalists -- EDA Awards
American Film Institute
American Society of Cinematographers
Annie Awards
Art Directors Guild Awards
Austin Film Critics Association
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
Boston Online Film Critics Association
Boston Society of Film Critics
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
British Independent Film Awards
Chicago Film Critics Association
Cinema Audio Society
Cinema Eye Honors
Costume Designers Guild
Critics' Choice Awards
Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association
Detroit Film Critics Society
Directors Guild of America
Dorian Awards (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association)
Film Comment Poll
Florida Film Critics Circle
Golden Globe Awards
Gotham Awards
Independent Spirit Awards
Indiana Film Journalists Association
International Cinephile Society
International Documentary Association (IDA)
Kansas City Film Critics' Circle
Las Vegas Film Critics Society
London Film Critics' Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards
National Board of Review
NAACP Image Awards
National Society of Film Critics
New York Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Online
Online Film Critics Society
Phoenix Film Critics Society
Producers Guild of America
San Diego Film Critics
San Francisco Film Critics
Satellite Awards
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Southeast Film Critics Association
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association
Toronto Film Critics Association
USC Scripter Awards (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Utah Film Critics Society
VES Awards (Visual Effects)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
Writers Guild Awards

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Your Complete 2017 Oscar Nominations! "La La Land" Gets 14 Nods! 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards! For the first time ever, the Academy chose to pretape the nominations instead of announcing them live from their headquarters at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Demián Bichir, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in presenting the 24 categories.

And as predicted, Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" received the most nominations, a total of 14 nods including Best Picture, actor for Ryan Gosling, and actress for Emma Stone.

The Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland on Sunday, Feb. 26th at 5:30 p.m. PT!

And the nominees of the 89th Academy Awards are:

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
La La Land

Foreign Language Film
Land Of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmannn

Original Score
La La Land

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts
Hail, Caesar
La La Land

Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Jungle Book
Kubo And The Two Strings

Adapted Screenplay
Hidden Figures

Original Screenplay
Hell Or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By The Sea
20th Century Women

Animated Feature Film
Kubo And The Two Strings
My Life As A Zuccini
The Red Turtle


La La Land

Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Documentary Feature
Fire At Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
OJ: Made In America

Documentary Short Subject

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Original Song
Audition, La La Land
Can’t Stop The Feeling, Trolls
City Of Stars, La La Land
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Live Action Short Film
Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Sound Editing
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Sound Mixing
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Director Fisher Stevens Talks About Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher in "Bright Lights" 

The relationship of the unsinkable mother/daughter duo, Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, is explored in the new HBO documentary “Bright Lights.” The film made its Palm Springs International Film Festival debut and I was there to talk to editor Sheila Sharazi and co-director Fisher Stevens (“The Cove”).

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"Moonlight" Tops Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Awards 

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), of which I'm a proud voting member, has revealed its nominees for the best in film and television of 2016. Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" led the pack with 7 nods followed by Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" with 6. Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 26.


Note: Categories with more than five nominees involved a tie)

Film of the Year

Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)

Manchester by the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)

Moonlight (A24)

20th Century Women (A24)

Director of the Year

(Film or Television)

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (A24)

Pablo Larraín, Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)

Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)

Damien Chazelle, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)

Film Performance of the Year — Actress

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women (A24)

Viola Davis, Fences (Paramount)

Isabelle Huppert, Elle (Sony Classics)

Emma Stone, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)

Natalie Portman, Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

Film Performance of the Year — Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight (A24)

Ryan Gosling, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)

Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight (A24)

Denzel Washington, Fences (Paramount)

LGBTQ Film of the Year

Being 17 (Strand)

Closet Monster (Strand)

Moonlight (A24)

Other People (Vertical)

The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)

Foreign Language Film of the Year

Elle (Sony Classics)

Neruda (The Orchard)

The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)

Things to Come (Sundance Selects)

Toni Erdmann (Sony Pictures Classics)

Screenplay of the Year

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (A24)

Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster (A24)

Damien Chazelle, La La Land (Summit/Lionsgate)

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (Roadside/Amazon Studios)

Mike Mills, 20th Century Women (A24)

Documentary of the Year

(theatrical release, TV airing or DVD release)

I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia)

O.J. Made in America (ESPN Films)

13th (Netflix)

Tickled (Magnolia)

Weiner (Netflix)

Visually Striking Film of the Year

Arrival (Paramount)

Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

La La Land (Lionsgate)

Moonlight (A24)

The Handmaiden (Amazon Studios)

Unsung Film of the Year

American Honey (A24)

Captain Fantastic (Bleecker Street)

Christine (The Orchard)

Other People (Vertical)

Sing Street (The Weinstein Company)

Campy Film of the Year

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (Fox Searchlight)

King Cobra (IFC Midnight)

Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features)

The Dressmaker (Broadgreen/Amazon Studios)

The Neon Demon (Broadgreen/Amazon Studios)

TV Drama of the Year

Black Mirror (Netflix)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

The Crown (Netflix)

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Westworld (HBO)

TV Comedy of the Year

Atlanta (FX)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)

Insecure (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Veep (FX)

TV Performance of the Year — Actor

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

TV Performance of the Year — Actress

Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson (FX)

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)

TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

TV Musical Performance of the Year

Beyonce, "Lemonade," MTV Video Music Awards (MTV)

Kelly Clarkson, "Piece by Piece," American Idol (Fox)

Lady Gaga - "Til It Happens to You," The 88th Academy Awards (ABC)

Jennifer Hudson, "I Know Where I've Been," Hairspray Live! (NBC)

Kate McKinnon "Hallelujah,” Saturday Night Live (NBC)

LGBTQ TV Show of the Year

Looking: The Movie (HBO)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars (Logo)

The Real O'Neals (ABC)

Transparent (Amazon)

Unsung TV Show of the Year

Fleabag (Amazon)

Lady Dynamite (Netflix)

London Spy (BBC America)

Please Like Me (Pivot)

The Real O'Neals (ABC)

Campy TV Show of the Year

Finding Prince Charming (Logo)

Fuller House (Netflix)

Hairspray Live! (NBC)

RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars (Logo)

Scream Queens (Fox)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fox)

We’re Wilde About You! Rising Star of the Year

Millie Bobby Brown

Lucas Hedges

Connor Jessup

Ruth Negga

Trevante Rhodes

Wilde Wit of the Year

(honoring a performer, writer or commentator whose observations both challenge and amuse)

Samantha Bee

Carrie Fisher

Bill Maher

Kate McKinnon

John Oliver

Wilde Artist of the Year

(honoring a truly groundbreaking force in the fields of film, theater and/or television)


Viola Davis

Barry Jenkins

Kate McKinnon

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Timeless Star

(to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit)

John Waters


GALECA, an established 501 C-6 nonprofit, aims to generate camaraderie in an unsettling media environment, champion constructive film and TV criticism and elevate entertainment journalism as a whole. Via panels, screenings, events and its occasional “Ten Best" lists, GALECA also strives to remind the world that the LGBTQ-munity has a significant history of helping improve pop culture at large. After all, how would the world fare without knowing what's campy?

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From Meryl Streep to "La La Land," Your Complete Golden Globes Wrap-Up 
This was my Golden Globes wrap-up as seen on KMIR/NBC in Palm Springs:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California

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