2016 Independent Spirit Awards: My Picks

The 2016 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the best in independent film, take place tomorrow. Here are my picks for who should win. The show will air on IFC at 5 Eastern/2 Pacific.
Best Feature: Carol
Best Director: Todd Haynes – Carol
Best Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy – Carol
Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in Carol
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2016 Grammy Awards: My Picks

The 2016 Grammy Awards take place tomorrow. Here are the nominees I want to see win (I did not make any selections in categories that didn’t have any nominees I like). The show begins at 8 Eastern/5 Pacific on CBS.
Record of the Year: Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Album of the Year: 1989 – Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: Blank Space – Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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2016 WGA Awards: My Picks

The 2016 Writers Guild of America Awards will be held tomorrow. Although the show never gets as much attention as the SAG Awards, as someone who loves to write and appreciates good writing I enjoy seeing who wins. Below I’ve listed those who I’m rooting for.
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: Carol
Cate Blanchett in Carol

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Sundance 2016: 25 Films To See

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival began yesterday. Now, even though I’ve never been able to attend Sundance myself, I always look forward to the festival each year. I enjoy seeing what films are showing, so that I can look for them when they are released in theater or on DVD. Here are 25 films showing at Sundance this year that are going onto my must-watch list.
A Good WifeA Good Wife
Director: Mirjana Karanovic
Cast: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec, Hristina Popovic and Ksenija Marinkovic
Plot: Serbian housewive Milena (Mirjana Karanovic) must decide how to respond when she learns of her husband’s war crimes.


Agnus DeiAgnus Dei
Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Lou de Laage, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek, Vincent Macaigne, Joanna Kulig, and Katarzyna Dabrowska
Plot: When WWII doctor Mathilde (Lou de Laage) is called upon to assistant a nun about to give birth, she enters a world that will challenge all that she believes in.

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