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Best Picture

Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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Frontrunner Friday: No one knows anything (and that’s a good thing)

Frontrunner Friday has returned after a month to digest the impact that Venice, Telluride and Toronto had on the Oscar playing field and it was definitely substantial.  What it didn’t do, however, is solidify among us Oscar pundits an actual frontrunner. You ask one of us and they’ll say A Star Is Born has it. You ask another and it’s …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (September)

ROMA (Netlfix) What a difference the fall festivals make. The top 10 for September is teeming with green as Venice, Telluride and Toronto brought the top Oscar contenders to critics, pundits and audiences and began separating the ‘good on paper’ films from actually good films that could go the distance. For me, ROMA is the standout and inches up to …

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Frontrunner Friday: Venice and Telluride give us glimpses of Oscar gold

We’re just a few days into Venice and we’ve already got eyes on three major Oscar hopefuls in First Man, ROMA and The Favourite and A Star Is Born sounds like it’s going to be a winner, too. [Chart updated and ASIB reviews added] For this week’s Frontrunner Friday, those notices move some things around a little bit compared to last …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (August)

Does the Academy’s new ‘Popular Film’ category put the Best Picture chances for Disney’s Black Panther in jeopardy? Black Panther’s fate hangs in the balance It’s impossible to discuss this month’s Best Picture predictions without first addressing the hugely controversial decision by the Academy’s Board of Governors last week to vote on and approve a new category that will take effect …

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