Five films have universal industry and guild support so far

January 5, 2015 7:55 PM

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So far, four industry groups have announced nominations this year: the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Cinema Editors (ACE), the Art Directors Guild (ADG) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA). And so far, only five films have been recognized by all four groups: "Birdman," "Gone Girl," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game" and "Nightcrawler." (Nominations for the Annie Awards have also been announced, but none of these films received support there for obvious reasons.) That grouping is probably not what we were expecting.

Let's talk screeners, and specifically about "Selma" first. A lot will be made of its miss today with the PGA. What I think it reveals, as will a DGA snub of Ava DuVernay, is that voting bodies are far too dependent on screeners. Granted, this is a very late-breaking film. DVDs could not be made unt...

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