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Hollywood Contenders – Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” sets sail for late Oscar consideration

With very few films still to be seen, we more or less know who and what the Academy Award hopefuls for 2015 realistically are. Sure, we don’t know exactly what will happen, but the mysteries are drying up. One that still remains is if members of the Academy will take[...]

Hollywood Contenders – The shortlist for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars has arrived

Yesterday, the Academy Award hopefuls in Best Visual Effects were whittled down to just 20, as voters can now focus in on the achievements they’re most fond of. This is one of the few categories where we actually get to see what the voters are considering in advance of the[...]

Hollywood Contenders – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: Ten Films to see in December

First of all, I hope all of you enjoyed your turkey yesterday! Now, with the month of November all but over, it’s time to turn our attention to December, the final month of the year. After this, we start fresh, with a whole new set of releases, but with the[...]

Which categories will be the most competitive this year?

Of the many things that you can consider when thinking about the Oscar race, one that I like to ponder from time to time is which categories will be the most competitive. I hinted at this in another piece this week, but certain categories are shaping up to be stronger[...]

“Bridge of Spies” represents one of the few unseen Oscar hopefuls left

As of today, there are only a small handful of titles vying for Oscar consideration that have yet to be seen by anyone. Specifically, I can think of ten films that have awards aspirations, to one degree or another. Some are very likely Best Picture nominees, while others are likely[...]