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2015/2016 Predictions

2016 Oscars: Trying to Crack the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Code (“Would it help?”)

  For all of the unpredictability this Oscar season has provided, nothing stands as more of a mystery than the Best Supporting Actor race. There are quite literally 10 actors ranging from co-leads to bit roles, coming from likely Best Picture nominees and likely one-off nominations for their films. We’ve got schemers and villains, spies and despots. Heroes and musical ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE

  Spotlight is enjoying its frontrunner status with a perfect score in Best Picture from the Gold Rush Gang. But the recent critics awards success for Carol, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and Room are starting to encroach on that. Most especially Mad Max, which is turning into a formidable opponent for the journalism drama. In this unusual year, ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) sits way out in front of his nearest competitor with a perfect score from the Gold Rush Gang. Reigning Best Director winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) sits at #2 but look at George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road). After the huge success his film has had with the critics awards (winning a half dozen Best Picture ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR

With each day, frontrunner Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) gets closer and closer to being an Oscar winner. He has a perfect score with the Gold Rush Gang, meaning all 10 members have him at #1 (and many have for a long time). His Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations positioned him even better but he’s also doing something he ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS

Usually by this time of year, the Gold Rush Gang (and AwardsWatch as a whole) has Best Actress pretty figured out. This year, like with so many categories, is a little different. Yes, there are three rock solid locks in Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Cate Blanchett (Carol). Each represent films that are potential Best Picture nominees and ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

It’s not often that Supporting Actor is the most contentious category of Oscar season but it sure is this year. Each week, each day finds a new top 5 emerging and looking at the nine men who have garnered votes from the Gold Rush Gang you could make a logical argument for ANY of them to make the the cut, ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

As with many categories, there seems to be four pretty safe bets and Supporting Actress is no different. Rooney Mara (Carol) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), despite non-stop chatter about category fraud, will most likely end up in Supporting. One question remains though; will AMPAS break off and give Vikander a nomination for Ex Machina (a true supporting performance) ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

With Room hitting nearly every single critics awards Adapted Screenplay nomination list, the fight for the #1 spot is as close as its ever been. Interestingly enough, Carol‘s screenplay has missed out on quite a few mentions so those two are highly likely to swap places very soon. One stumble in Room‘s future will be its ineligibility at the Writers ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: COSTUME DESIGN

  The 1950s, 1920s, Shakespearian drama and wild, post-apocalyptic fantasy highlight the Costume Design race and its filled with big names like Oscar winners Sandy Powell, Jenny Beavan and Jacquline Durran. In fact, Powell is primed for yet another set of dual nominations, having dressed the actors of both Cinderella and Carol. Those two films are the top two contenders here and ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN

The 1950s play heavy in this year’s battle for the Production Design Oscar with three films set in the period all aiming for that trophy. Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies leads the charge but the female-led dramas Carol and Brooklyn both have a strong case for a nomination. All three films stand to grab a hefty haul ...

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