The start of any new year is always buzzing with excitement in Hollywood. Partly because everyone is still in a festive mood and partly because the New Year brings a score of award ceremonies! Award season 2018 is here and I have the complete rundown outlined including all the movies set to release this month.
All movie release dates mentioned are according to the USA premieres and do not necessarily correspond with South African cinemas.
7 January 2018
75th GOLDEN GLOBES
Tonight, one of the most coveted events in film and television takes place and this years host is Seth Meyers. The Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award will be honoured to Oprah Winfrey this year. This award acknowledges an individual's "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment".
The film with the most nominations is 'The Shape of Water' directed and produced by Guillermo del Toro. The film snagged seven nominations including Best Motion Picture.
The television series with the most nominations is 'Big Little Lies' boasting an all-star cast with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Zoë Kravitz. The series received six nominations including Best Miniseries or Television Film.
11 January 2018
23rd CRITIC'S CHOICE AWARDS
'The Shape of Water' is nominated 14 times including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. This ceremony also awards the best in film and television.
13 January 2018
63rd FILMFARE AWARDS
The Filmfare Awards is the oldest film award ceremony in India. It celebrates the technical and artistic excellence of Bollywood movies.
20 January 2018
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS
This ceremony focuses on producers and executors of the best motion pictures in Hollywood. The Producers Guild of America Awards are usually hosted by celebrity presenters.
21 January 2018
24th SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS
Also known as the SAG Awards. The statuette given, as the award, holds two masks symbolic of comedy and tragedy. "The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture," is how the SAG website describes itself. Morgan Freeman will be the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
29 January 2018
23rd LUMIÈRES AWARDS
This French film award ceremony recognises the most outstanding French-speaking movies.
2017 blessed us with some truly spectacular miniseries, television series and films. 2018 didn't waste any precious time as three major motion pictures hit big screens on the 5th of January already. Here are the film releases to keep an eye out for in the coming months, but will be released in the US this month.
5 January 2018
INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY
THE STRANGE ONES
10 January 2018
12 January 2018
18 January 2018
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
19 January 2018
DEN OF THIEVES
THE LEISURE SEEKER
26 January 2018
MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE
FOREVER MY GIRL