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2017 Oscar Nomination Predictions: One Week Out

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The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are just one week away and I’m getting very close to a final set of predictions. There really isn’t much happening between now and then in terms of guilds or new awards nominations and voting has been closed for four days now so it’s as good a time as any to unleash them. ...

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Producers Guild of America (PGA): Understanding the Preferential Ballot

On Tuesday, the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) released their nominations for best motion picture of the year. These are looked upon, given their impressive track record, with considerable interest. But they’re also going to be the first industry preferential ballot of the 2016-2017 season. This year’s race for Best Picture is looking very much like La La Land’s to lose; ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: ALL CATEGORIES (January 1)

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It’s getting close, only three weeks until Oscar nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are announced. We will have just one more official predictions list, in about two weeks. But this is where the state of the race is on the first day of the new year, before the Golden Globe Awards and before the majority of industry guilds, including the Producers ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: The Post-Critics’ Awards Boom

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As we inch closer to the 2017 Oscar nominations (just a month away) we’ll be ramping up the predictions to reflect all new info like critics’ awards (the hundred or so that have come in over the last three weeks) and the upcoming Golden Globes next month. Below is where the Gold Rush Gang stands at the moment with a ...

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2017 Oscars: What’s Making the Foreign Language Film Shortlist?

From left; Neruda (Chile), The Salesman (Iran), Toni Erdmann (Germany), Land of Mine (Denmark) and Elle (France)

The shortlist of nine films that will be in the running for the five spots at the Oscars is announcing tomorrow and here’s what AwardsWatch thinks is getting in. But first, since we have the Golden Globe nominations as a comparison it should be noted how generally bad they are in terms of aligning with the Academy. First, as most ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: ALL CATEGORIES (December)

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For a deeper dive into the top categories click on these links: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress. To follow the predictions as they are updated live start here. Here are the 2017 Oscar predictions in 21 categories from the Gold Rush Gang for December. The Shorts sections will be coming soon.

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