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New York Film Critics Circle Predictions: Is it Moonlight vs. Manchester?


The season has only just begun but it’s already feeling like it’s going to be a battle between Moonlight (Gotham winner) and Manchester by the Sea (National Board of Review winner) with each making pit stops at the top spot amongst critics groups throughout December. Both films are the highest rated films of 2016 from the group so it’s going ...

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2016 Gotham Awards Winner Predictions

Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges, Elle's Isabelle Huppert are looking good for Gotham wins

The 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards are tomorrow and I have my predictions on what and who I think will win. Manchester by the Sea is the nomination leader going into the awards tomorrow with four, including two acting mentions (for Casey Affleck in Best Actor and Lucas Hedges for Breakthrough Actor). I’m predicting the film to take both ...

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2016 Oscars: SAG/GG Post-Mortem and Michael Shannon?

Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight

  With the two major critics groups (LAFCA and NYFCC), the National Board of Review (NBR), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and now The Golden Globes having had their say on winners and nominees for 2015 films it’s time to where things are. I’ll do another post-mortem once the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) and ...

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Los Angeles Film Critics Predictions: Will We See a NYFCC Mad Max Redux?

Who Will Win LAFCA's Best Picture: Mad Max, Carol, Spotlight?

  With the next big critics group, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, voting tomorrow it’s time to get some predictions out for a group that often searches to the left field for its wins. Interestingly enough, its last week’s groups, the NBR and NYFCC, that seem to have stolen a bit of LA’s winner thunder. Winners like Mad Max: ...

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National Board of Review (NBR) Predictions: Will Warner Bros Go 3/3 Again?


  The National Board of Review will reveal their 2015 winners tomorrow and I have predictions ready to go for you right here. The NBR, although not film critics (as listed on their website: “film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics and students”), were established in 1909 and are the oldest organization to give out film awards. They routinely are the first ...

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Preview and Predictions


The Los Angeles Film Critics Association announces their winner tomorrow, on the heels of the recent NYFCC and NBR winners. Those two organizations chose Boyhood and A Most Violent Year, respectively. The Gold Rush Gang thinks LAFCA will side with New York and choose Boyhood as 2014’s top film. Looking at our predictions there is complete alignment in Best Picture ...

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Oscar Podcast #19: LAFCA, SAG, Golden Globes, Oh My!


In this juicy edition of the AwardsWatch Oscar Podcast, Richard and I dive deep into the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards (tomorrow!) and our nomination predictions for the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes happening next week. At LAFCA we talk about the potential battle for Best Actress between Julianne Moore in Still Alice (and possibly Maps to the ...

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National Board of Review Predictions


  The New York Film Critics Circle spoke today, anointing Boyhood as the #1 film of 2014, will the National Board of Review follow suit? Established in 1909, the NBR are the oldest organization that gives out film awards. From their website: For over 104 years the National Board of Review has dedicated its efforts to the support of film, ...

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