Here Are The 2019 Annie Nominations!

The Annie nominations were announced earlier today.  The Annies honor the best in animation and, this year, a lot of attention is being paid to them because the race for Best Animated Feature seems to be wide open.  It’s easy to imagine either Toy Story 4 or Frozen II winning the Oscar but it’s also just as easy to imagine a dark horse like Missing Link or maybe Klaus sneaking away with the award.

Now, I’m not going to post all of the Annie nominations here because there’s a lot of them and space is limited.  If you want to see the complete list, Awards Circuit has it.  Just click here.  However, here are the Annie nominees for Best Feature Film:

Frozen II,

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,


Missing Link,

Toy Story 4

I’ve seen all of these except for Klaus, which I’ll be watching this sometime this week.  Still, if I was guessing, I’d say that these five films will probably also be the eventual nominees for Best Animated Film.  As of right now, I’d go with Toy Story 4 for the win but, again, I haven’t watched Klaus yet.

The Atlanta Film Critics Circle Names Parasite The Best of 2019

Earlier today, the Atlanta Film Critics Circle announced their picks for the best of 2019!

Their choice for picture: Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite!

Here’s a full list of winners:

Top 10 Films

  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  • 1917
  • Little Women
  • Uncut Gems
  • Knives Out
  • Pain and Glory
  • Apollo 11

Best Film: Parasite

Best Lead Actor: Adam Driver in “Marriage Story”

Best Lead Actress: Renee Zellweger in “Judy”

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt in “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”

Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern in “Marriage Story”

Best Ensemble: “The Irishman”

Best Director: Bong Joon-ho for “Parasite”

Best Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin Woo for “Parasite”

Best Documentary: “Apollo 11”

Best International Film: “Parasite” (South Korea)

Best Animated Film: “Toy Story 4”

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins for “1917”

Best Original Score: Thomas Newman for “1917”

Best Breakthrough Performance: Kelvin Harrison Jr. for “Luce” and “Waves”

Best First Feature Film: Olivia Wilde for “Booksmart”

Music Video of the Day: Heal by Jax Anderson (2019, dir by ????)

This is a cute video and I enjoyed it so I’m going to share it.  I encourage everyone to watch and to read along.  Seriously, make sure you read the whole thing.   Jax appears to be doing better in her life, so good for her!

Myself, there were bits of this video that I related to and bits that I didn’t.  That’s the way things go.  We’re all individuals and we’re all going to have different experiences and different reactions.  For instance, I agree with Jax about Long Island ice teas but I don’t drink coffee, either.  Seriously, I have never been a coffee person and I guess that makes me unique among my circle of friends.  Everyone else is like, “Let’s get a coffee and discuss it,” and I’m like, “Let’s do neither.”  Or else they’re like, “Let’s have a glass of wine and talk about how much we love it when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host an awards show.” and I’m like, “Yeah, how about not?”  But, the important thing is not what we drink or what we watch but the fact that I agree with Jax’s overall conclusion.  Chill the fuck out and enjoy life.  Stop worrying about the stuff that doesn’t really matter.  Find yourself.  Host your own awards show and give yourself every trophy.  You’ve earned them.