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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (July)

Viola Davis (Fences) remains #1 in Best Actress this month, as well she should. She’s almost definitely going to win. Yes, it’s only July, blah blah. Everything is in her corner to win. She just made history last year by being the first woman of color to win the Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy, ever. There hasn’t been ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (July)

Best Actor is historically a category that is closely linked to Best Picture. Not always the winner but almost always at least a nomination. It also favors biopics or real life people at the center. Then there’s also the very old statistic of a Best Actor lineup that always includes at least one first-timer. When you look at those three ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (July)

Ang Lee’s Long Pre-Oscar Season Walk continues this month as he edges one point closer to Martin Scorsese (Silence) with Billy Lynn. The two Oscar-winning directors are now within two points of each other. Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) remains in 3rd place but inches up two points. With Jeff Nichols again in 4th with Loving, the top ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (July)

The July predictions for Best Picture find the top five unmoved from last month and the top three with the same vote totals as well. The announcement of Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land opening the Venice Film Festival has the film dancing its way up to the #6 spot from #11 last month and with a 19-point jump to ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (June)

As in Best Director this month, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has closed the gap between itself and Silence, which has been at #1 since our 2017 Oscar predictions began. That teaser trailer for Billy Lynn last month really did wonders as last month’s 15-point spread is now down to just two. Expect a new #1 next month. The next ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (June)

We’re finally starting to see Martin Scorsese’s hold on the #1 spot be threatened by Ang Lee as the point spread between the two Oscar-winning director is whittled down to just four points (from 10 last month). Right now Silence and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk hold all of the #1 and #2 votes from the Gold Rush Gang and ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (June)

While the top 5 remains the same from last month the order has changed. 19-time Oscar nominee and three-time winner Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) moves up from 5 to 3 this month, also marking the biggest point jump (up 7). Viola Davis (Fences) continues her reign, increasing one more point over Ruth Negga (Loving). Although Negga is still a ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (June)

This month, Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) widens his lead over former #1 Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) from last month while Denzel Washington (Fences) makes a big jump from #5 to #3, leapfrogging Andrew Garfield (Silence) and Joel Edgerton (Loving). Washington nets the biggest point increase on the list, up 7. After just one month on, Dev Patel ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED & ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (June)

Just a few changes in Adapted Screenplay predictions from last month, with the top four remaining in place although Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk inches up one point on Silence. Lion enters the top 5 as War Machine drops to #8 (its stock has dropped virtually everywhere) and we have two new additions; Wilson at #7 and Nocturnal Animals at #9. ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: CINEMATOGRAPHY & FILM EDITING (June)

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Silence remain deadlocked in a first place tie for the second month in a row. In fact, places 3-8 don’t budge either and hold their spots. The one change this month is that Hail, Caesar! falls off the list and is replaced by Passengers. Here are the June Oscar predictions in Cinematography from The Gold ...

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