A Little Bit of Spider-Man: No Way Home Speculation!

Don’t worry, there are no ‘spoilers’ here, I’ve not seen the film yet, but tomorrow, finally I’m seeing ‘No Way Home’!

(You can now read my first thoughts HERE)

By the end of the week, most of the world will have had a chance to see it. So now is the last chance for a little last-minute pondering, speculating, and guessing as to what we’ll be treated to in this movie.

It’s almost certain we’ll be getting Venom, if you’re not expecting that, you haven’t seen ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage‘. I think there could possibly also be another villain from past movies they’ve not already specifically revealed, maybe other characters too. It would be strange if we don’t briefly get an Avenger or two cameoing, and, many hope to see Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield reprising their roles as alternate Peter Parkers, though it’s far from confirmed. 

Beyond those ‘obvious’ predictions, what less-expected surprises could be in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’? 

Firstly, like ‘Infinity War’, I don’t think the problems will be fully resolved by the end of the movie. ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ seems to be following on very directly from this, and I don’t think it will just be Steven Strange that ties the two together, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s more unfinished at the end of this film that needs resolving.

Something people are hoping to see, though there’s no firm basis to think it’s imminent, is Miles Morales. The MCU is in a phase where they’re bringing in successors for their hero roles, most distinctly a new Captain America and we’ve also been introduced to a new Black Widow though she’s not yet taken on that role in the Avengers roster. Despite not yet being named as such we’re seeing the introduction of a new Hawkeye on Disney+. Beyond that we’ve also had alternate Loki, soon to be getting an alternate Thor, and sadly for other reasons, it looks likely there could be someone else taking on the role of Black Panther. It’s not Marvel Studios’ decision, it’s Sony’s, but if it were, then this wouldn’t even be a question, we would be certain of a different Spidey by this phase of the MCU. 

Whether we get it in this movie or not, it’s time for a Spider-Man that isn’t Peter Parker. Introducing a live-action Miles would mean there are two, one for the MCU, another more focused on appearing in Sony’s Universe. We’ve not had Peter’s origin story shown yet with the Holland MCU version, so any similar elements can be explored with Miles without feeling too repetitive. A fresh Spidey could also be fresh, unsupported by the Avengers and expensive tech, which would work better if going into the Sony films to face off against their current version of Venom.

Another thing I’m guessing is that we’ll see Tony Stark, from another universe. Sure, they got to say goodbye but only briefly, and we know from ‘Far From Home’ that Peter is struggling with his death and the weight of the responsibility he has to shoulder. 

I also wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Happy Hogan is retconned to be Benjamin Hogan, and becomes new Uncle Ben… sure, it would be weird, but also not far off what they’ve done with Zendaya’s Michelle being known as MJ to her friends. She’s not Mary Jane, but she’s taken the place of MJ in all other ways. So Happy could step into the role of Ben in many ways, something that hit me as a possibility after rewatching ‘Far From Home’ the other day. 

Will we see any of these things? I don’t know, but it’s a lot of fun pondering because this movie has the scope to do almost anything, and I really hope they grab that opportunity with both hands and make it unlike anything else!

73rd Annual Emmy Awards Nominations List 2021

Here’s the list of nominees for the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2021:

DRAMA SERIES

Bridgerton
The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
The Mandalorian
Lovecraft Country
Pose
The Boys

COMEDY SERIES

Ted Lasso
Hacks
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method
PEN15
Cobra Kai
Emily in Paris
Black-ish

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

Emma Corrin, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason
Billy Porter, Pose
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Jean Smart, Hacks
Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Allison Janney, Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Jason Sudekis, Ted Lasso
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Kenan Thompson, Kenan
William H. Macy, Shameless

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live

LIMITED SERIES

The Queen’s Gambit
Mare of Easttown
I May Destroy You
The Underground Railroad
WandaVision

TV MOVIE

Sylvie’s Love
Uncle Frank
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
Oslo

LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Ewan McGregor, Halston

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown

SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES

Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Sophie Okonedo, Ratched
McKenna Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale
Claire Foy, The Crown
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR

Charles Dance, The Crown
Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country
Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian
Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian
Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS

Yvette Nicole Brown, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Issa Rae, A Black Lady Sketch Show
Jane Adams, Hacks
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Bernadette Peters, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live
Daniel Kaluuya, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Saturday Night Live
Morgan Freeman, The Kominsky Method

ANIMATED PROGRAM

The Simpsons
Big Mouth
Bob’s Burgers
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
South Park: The Pandemic Special

COMPETITION PROGRAM

Top Chef
Nailed It!
RuPaul’s Drag Race
The Amazing Race
The Voice

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Conan
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES?

Saturday Night Live
A Black Lady Sketch Show
The Amber Ruffin Show
How To With John Wilson
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Nicole Byer, Nailed It
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

There are even more categories than this, but I can’t list them all. The full list of nominees is on emmys.com and the winners will be awarded on Sunday, September 19th 2021. 

Academy Award Predictions 2021 & Oscar Ballot Sheet

Here’s the full list of this year’s Academy Award nominees vying to take home those coveted Oscar statues on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 (or the early hours of Monday 26th if you’re on the other side of the planet like me). 

You can download my PDF ballot sheet here that can be completed digitally or printed and written on. Have a go at predicting the winners or challenge your friends and family to do the same. I usually like to score 2pts for every correct first choice, and 1pt for every second choice winner.

Below, I’ve put who the predicted winners are thought to be, as well as my runner up choices with an outside chance of taking it and in some cases those I’d personally like to see win.

A few things to watch out for:

  • Potentially the first time all acting winners are people of colour, including a posthumous win for Chadwick Boseman.
  • Mank, despite having the most nominations may go home empty-handed, Citizen Kane only won one Academy Award itself.
  • It could be the second year in a row that the Best Picture is primarily in Korean if Minari manages a surprise win thanks to preferential balloting.
  • Despite Hamilton not being deemed eligible, Leslie Odom Jr. will likely win an Oscar for his song Speak Now, or if not, it could be Diane Warren’s year to finally win after 12 nominations!

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black BottomPREDICTED WINNER (though I’d say it’s close)
  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman – SECOND CHOICE (this is very hard to call)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – SECOND CHOICE
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Director

  • Lee Isaac Chung – MinariSECOND CHOICE
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit One Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • The FatherSECOND CHOICE
  • NomadlandPREDICTED WINNER
  • One Night in Miami…
  • The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay

Best International Feature Film

  • Another Round – Denmark – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Better Days – Hong Kong
  • Collective – Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin – Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovina – SECOND CHOICE

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

  • Da 5 Bloods – Terence Blanchard
  • Mank – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari – Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard – SECOND CHOICE
  • Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

  • CollectiveMY PREFERENCE
  • Crip Camp – SECOND CHOICE
  • The Mole Agent
  • My Octopus TeacherPREDICTED WINNER
  • Time(Don’t rule this out, it was an early frontrunner for months)

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

  • Emma. – Alexandra Byrne – SECOND CHOICE
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Mank – Trish Summerville
  • Mulan – Bina Daigeler
  • Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Film Editing

Best Sound

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short

Best Documentary Short

Academy Award Nominations List 2020/2021 & Printable Oscar Ballot Sheet PDF

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Director

  • Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay

Best International Feature Film

  • Another Round – Denmark – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Better Days – Hong Kong
  • Collective – Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin – Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

  • Da 5 Bloods – Terence Blanchard
  • Mank – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari – Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard
  • Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Film Editing

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short

  • Feeling Through
  • The Letter Room – OUTSIDE CHANCE
  • The Present
  • Two Distant Strangers – PREDICTED WINNER
  • White Eye

Best Documentary Short

Printable BAFTAs 2021 Ballot Sheet – EE British Academy Film Awards

The EE British Academy Film Awards are coming on Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th 2021… So here is my full coverage of all the nominees, ballot sheets, basically everything you’ll need to prepare for the BAFTAs!

Saturday’s presentation will include awarding Casting, Costume, Make Up & Hair, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects, British Short Film and British Short Animation. The rest of the categories will be awarded on Sunday night.

The Nominees in Full:

Leading Actress
Bukky Bakray Rocks
Radha Blank The Forty-Year-Old Version – Available to watch on Netflix 
Vanessa Kirby Pieces of a Woman – Available to watch on Netflix
Frances McDormand Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Wunmi Mosaku His House
Alfre Woodard Clemency

Leading Actor
Riz Ahmed Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adarsh Gourav The White Tiger – Available to watch on Netflix
Anthony Hopkins The Father
Mads Mikkelsen Another Round
Tahar Rahim The Mauritanian

Supporting Actress
Niamh Algar Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali Rocks
Maria Bakalova Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dominique Fishback Judas and the Black Messiah
Ashley Madekwe County Lines
Yuh-Jung Youn Minari

Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya Judas and the Black Messiah
Barry Keoghan Calm With Horses
Alan Kim Minari
Leslie Odom Jr. One Night In Miami…
Clarke Peters Da 5 Bloods – Available to watch on Netflix
Paul Raci Sound of Metal

Adapted Screenplay
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
The Father
The Mauritanian
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
The White Tiger – Available to watch on Netflix

Animated Film
Soul – Available to watch on Disney+
Onward – Available to watch on Disney+
Wolfwalkers – Available to watch on AppleTV+

Casting
Calm With Horses
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Rocks

Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
The Mauritanian
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere

Costume Design
Ammonite
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
Emma.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Available to watch on Netflix
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix

Director
Thomas Vinterberg Another Round
Shannon Murphy Babyteeth – Available to watch on Netflix
Lee Isaac Chung Minari
Chloe Zhao NomadlandJasmila Žbanić Quo Vadis, Aida?
Sarah Gavron Rocks

Documentary
Collective – Available on iPlayer in the UK
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The Dissident
My Octopus Teacher – Available to watch on Netflix
The Social Dilemma – Available to watch on Netflix

Editing
The Father
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Available to watch on Netflix

Best Film
The Father
The Mauritanian
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Available to watch on Netflix

Film Not in the English Language
Another Round
Dear Comrades!
Les Misérables – Available to watch on Netflix
Minari
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Make Up & Hair
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
Hillbilly Elegy – Available to watch on Netflix
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Available to watch on Netflix
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
Pinocchio

Original Score
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
Minari
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Promising Young Woman
Soul – Available to watch on Disney+

Original Screenplay
Another Round
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
Promising Young Woman 
Rocks
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Available to watch on Netflix

Production Design
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
The Father
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Rebecca – Available to watch on Netflix

Short Animation
The Fire Next Time
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Song of A Lost Boy

Short Film
Eyelash
Lizard
Lucky Break
Miss Curvy
The Present

Sound
Greyhound – On Apple TV+
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Soul – Available to watch on Disney+
Sound of Metal

Special Visual Effects
Greyhound – On Apple TV+
The Midnight Sky – Available to watch on Netflix
Mulan – Available to watch on Disney+
The One and Only Ivan – Available to watch on Disney+
Tenet

Outstanding British Film
Calm With Horses
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
The Father
His House
Limbo
The Mauritanian
Mogul Mowgli
Promising Young Woman
Rocks
Saint Maud

Outstanding Debut by a British Director, Writer or Producer
His House
Limbo
Moffie
Rocks
Saint Maud

EE Rising Star (Voted for by the Public)
Bukky Bakray
Kingsley Ben-Adir – Recently seen in ‘One Night in Miami‘ on Amazon Prime Video
Conrad Khan
Morfydd Clark
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù

At the ceremonies, they will also award the honours of:
BAFTA Fellowship to Ang Lee
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema to Noel Clarke