Supporting Actress Smackdown: The Final Wind-Up

The final season of the Supporting Actress Smackdown approaches this summer. With the schedule announcement arriving this month, I wanted to do a larger buildup for the last-ever season, getting a wider sample of potential supporting actress contenders from the selected years before the ceremony starts in earnest. And here we are, with me slightly…

Personal Ballot for 2021, List Version

Note: This list is cultivated from films released in the US in 2021, rather than Oscar’s eligibility list. For reference: 2021 film seen Alphabetically, Chronologically, and By Grade * – original nominee that subsequent became a runner-up^ – runner-up that was originally a nominee^^ – runner-up that was a nominee and then became a runner-up…

2021 Long Lists

As the Oscars draw ever-closer, and folks like me begin really digging into their ballots for this year, I decided to post one giant long list of all the films I’ve got in contention for each category, be they surefire nominees or honorable mentions worth recognizing. Picture’s off to keep some air of suspense, though…