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“The Papers” from Steven Spielberg: Updated Oscar predictions for June

As temperatures rise, it may seem a bit silly to be thinking about what the Academy could do in the middle of the winter. Still, that’s what I do, so with the New York Film Festival announcing their Opening Night Selection, now feels like a good point to check in[...]

Hollywood Film Contenders Frontrunners: April 2017

The HOLLYWOOD FILM CONTENDERS™ team selects yearly, 10 award worthy, FILMS and TALENT, from both above and below the line, in each category of filmmaking: acting, directing, producing, screenwriting, documentary, animation, cinematographer, editor, film composer, song, production design, costume design, visual effects, sound, make-up and hairstyling. There are no[...]

“The Post”: Oscar predictions for March

As a general rule, I don’t usually update the initial year in advance predictions so quickly, but this is a special situation. Not only is there a new big time potential contender looking to come our way in 2017 now, it’s also replacing what was formerly seen as a major[...]

Oscar’s Nightmare: 89th Academy Awards

By Michael Russnow Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who told the world what it expected: La La Land won the Oscar. Suddenly, it was revealed Beatty was given the wrong envelope and La La[...]

The 89th Academy Awards deliver surprises and eventually a “Moonlight” upset

That’s all she wrote folks. The Oscars have now come and gone, just a few hours ago, with a finish unlike any other. We saw chaos at the very end, upsets at the beginning, and love spread around to a large amount of the nominees. Obviously, the big deal is[...]

Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along

If it’s a Friday during the awards season, you know what time it is. Yes, it’s time for a new set of Academy Award predictions! We’re now only a few short weeks away from the Oscars, so the precursors are beginning to wrap up, leading to some definitive frontrunners. There[...]

“Hidden Figures” surges: Updated Oscar predictions

It’s an odd period in the awards season. The Academy Award nominations have been announced but voting hasn’t quite begun yet. The next noteworthy event is the Directors Guild of America prize, which is given out tomorrow evening and will be tackled on Monday. We sort of have the status[...]

Oscar predictions for the new year: 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[...]

DGA nominations announced and include frontrunner Damien Chazelle

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[...]

Can “Deadpool” really become an Oscar nominee?

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[...]
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