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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

‘Carol’ Shut Out Again

The Weinstein Company

Another night of Hollywood movie awards, another night of no awards for “Carol.”

“Carol” was shut out at the “21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” Sunday, as it was the previous Sunday at the “Golden Globe Awards.”

It’s another bad sign for “Carol” at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, when the film is nominated in six categories.

“Carol,” filmed here in spring of 2014, had been nominated for Critics’ Choice Awards for best picture, actress (Cate Blanchett), supporting actress (Rooney Mara) and director (Todd Haynes).

Instead the awards went to “Spotlight” (best picture), Brie Larson of “Room” (best actress); Alicia Vikander of “The Danish Girl” (supporting actress) and George Miller of “Mad Max: Fury Road” (director).

Leonardo DiCaprio was named best actor for “The Revenant,” which he also won at the Golden Globes the previous week. The “Critics’ Choice Awards” were presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

Next up: The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, on TNT and TBS. Blanchett is up for best actress; Mara for supporting actress. “Carol” was not nominated for a SAG best picture award.

“Carol” has six nominations – but not best picture – at the 88th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 28, on ABC (7 p.m., Channel 9). It is nominated for best actress (Blanchett), supporting actress (Mara), cinematography, costume design and adapted screenplay.

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.