Oscar predictions for the New Year: 2017

January 20, 2017

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How the awards season has evolved

Thu, Jan 19 2017


Time for something a bit fun and potentially a little bit embarrassing for me. What could it be? Well, looking back on how the season has evolved by checking my initial Oscar predictions for this year, of course! In past years, this has been occasionally cringe inducing, while sometimes it’s actually been a point of pride. This year ... READ MORE
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Penultimate Oscar predictions before the nominations are announced

Wed, Jan 18 2017


It’s not far off. In less than a week now, the Academy Award nominations will be announced. Voting has come to an end, so the results basically have been tabulated. It’s just a waiting game at this point. Like an expectant parent, you’ll find me pacing around, a concerned look on my face. What will the Academy do? Will L ... READ MORE
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“The Founder” offers Michael Keaton a juicy role to bite into

Tue, Jan 17 2017


I will never fully understand the thinking behind this movie’s long review embargo. The Founder began screening more than a month ago, but until this week, when it hits theaters, the film has been somewhat under lock and key. It’s a shame too, since with the right backing, this could have been more of a player, notably for Mic ... READ MORE
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Potential snubs to consider in anticipation of the Academy Award nominations

Mon, Jan 16 2017


As much as I’ve been spending the last few months (a full year, actually) really concentrating on who and what will be getting Oscar nominations, there’s another side to that coin. Namely, there’s always a few big snubs on nomination morning. The Academy Awards are notorious for random omissions, so next week will almost ... READ MORE
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Oscar predictions for the new year: 2017

Fri, Jan 13 2017

Friday the 13th. Talk about the proper time to update some predictions, right? After the Golden Globes and the Directors Guild announcements, the race for Academy Award nominations is perhaps beginning to come into focus. With ballots being due today for the Oscars and only a few weeks to go before the nomination results are announced, t ... READ MORE
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DGA nominations announced and include frontrunner Damien Chazelle

Thu, Jan 12 2017


Today, the Directors Guild of America (or DGA) announced their nominees, further shaping the Oscar race. They come hot on the heels of yesterday featuring the American Society of Cinematographers (or ASC) announcing, as well as the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists Guild. Earlier today, before DGA, the Costume Designers Guild announced t ... READ MORE
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Can “Deadpool” really become an Oscar nominee?

Wed, Jan 11 2017


One of the most interesting developments during the recent part of the precursor season is the surprising strength that Deadpool has shown. From the Golden Globes to the Writers Guild to yesterday the Producers Guild, this odd little blockbuster has popped up in a number of places. Not only has it given rise to plenty of folks speculating ... READ MORE
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BAFTA loves “La La Land” and the Producers Guild of America nominations are revealed

Tue, Jan 10 2017


Moments ago, the Producers Guild of America (or PGA) announced their nominations. This comes on the heels of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (better known as BAFTA) announcing their nominees in the wee early hours. Between BAFTA and PGA, a few pieces of the precursor puzzle have been put together. The Oscars still have a b ... READ MORE
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“La La Land” sets a record as the big winner at the Golden Globes

Mon, Jan 9 2017


Last night, the glitziest awards show of the season so far went down, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announcing their Golden Globe award winners. As always, the HFPA mixed in acclaim for frontrunners with some truly idiosyncratic selections. Yes, voters opted to continue much of the Oscar status quo, but when the HFPA member ... READ MORE
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Final Golden Globe predictions

Fri, Jan 6 2017


This weekend, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is going try and make a mark on the precursor season when the Golden Globe awards are announced. Sunday brings the big ceremony for the HFPA, with the Globes chiming in on the race. As a precursor with no real Oscar crossover, you can’t really do too much correlation with the Aca ... READ MORE
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