July 2014


Greed, for lack of a better word, is bad.

Greed is, for lack of a better word, bad.

You can read more about this year in film here.  The Best Picture race is discussed here, with reviews of all the nominees.  First there are the categories, followed by all the films with their nominations, then the Globes, where I split the major awards by Drama and Comedy, followed by a few lists at the very end.  If there’s a film you expected to see and didn’t, check the very bottom – it might be eligible in a different year.  Films in red won the Oscar in that category (or Globe, in the Globes section).  Films in blue were nominated (the Globes still didn’t have nominees).  Films with an asterisk (*) were Consensus nominees (a scale I put together based on the various awards) while those with a double asterisk (**) were the Consensus winner.

Now that we have hit 1948, I will probably do more discussion in the major categories.  That’s because we’ve hit the BAFTAs and we’ve hit the first guild awards (DGA, WGA) and we get to what I call “Consensus” awards – what the various groups decided at the time.

Nighthawk Awards:

  • Best Picture
  1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre  **
  2. Hamlet  *
  3. Red River
  4. Force of Evil
  5. Day of Wrath

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A picture to tide you over.  If you think that's me in front of Army One, the actual helicopter Nixon left in, and that I'm mocking Nixon's goodbye to the White House, well, you're right.  I even wore my Hunter Thompson shirt.

A picture to tide you over. If you think that’s me in front of Army One, the actual helicopter Nixon left in, and that I’m mocking Nixon’s goodbye to the White House, well, you’re right. I even wore my Hunter Thompson shirt.  Yes, on my vacation I went to the Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda.

If you know us personally, you know we’re moving this week.  And that we were on the West Coast last week.  I’ll get to 1948 eventually and hopefully get writing some other things.  But life takes precedence at the moment.