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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE, MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING, VISUAL EFFECTS (August)

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Next up in the Gold Rush Gang’s 2016 Oscar predictions are three categories that always come with eligibility stipulations and sometimes controversy. Accusations of cronyism, bake-offs and shortlists rule Original Score, Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects in a way that other categories (save the committees for Foreign Language Film and Documentary Feature, those have even deeper roots of controversy) ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN, COSTUME DESIGN, CINEMATOGRAPHY aka The Coffee Table Awards

From left; Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Carol, Cinderella, Sicario

What used to be referred to as ‘The Coffee Table Awards’ back in the earlier days of Oscar watching have become much more extravagant and interesting. The 90s, chock full of prestigious period pieces like Shakespeare in Love, Restoration and The Madness of King George dominated the Production Design (then Art Direction) category. The 00s made room for musicals with contained set ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (August)

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Some major changes in the Best Supporting Actress race this month. First though, Rooney Mara (Carol) holds onto her crown, now with #1 placement votes from 9/10 Gold Rush Gang members. Only Jason Osaison give her a #2 slot, saving his top vote for a newcomer to the chart (more on her later). At 49 points, Mara is the top vote-getter ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (August)

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Robert De Niro (Joy) sees his lead increase, putting his vote total to a near perfect score and maintaining his #1 status. His strength in this race has been one of the most consistent in the early season. His Oscar comeback in Silver Linings Playbook (also from #1 director David O. Russell) could have put him on track for a ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (August)

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In a dramatic change-up, Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) has passed Cate Blanchett (Carol) to be the new queen of the Best Actress race. She rises to #1 on the strength of the Joy trailer as it has been one of the most highly anticipated trailers of the season. This now puts Joy atop the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (August)

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Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) remain in a locked, heated battle with neither contender moving in placement nor in vote totals. That means Redmayne is champion once again and that DiCaprio is in a familiar place, 2nd. DiCaprio could be perceived as lucky though as this month saw The Revenant faltering in the top two categories, ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (August)

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David O. Russell (Joy) is still riding high on the horse as he maintains his #1 status with the Gold Rush Gang’s Best Director predictions for the third month in a row and again by a very large margin; over 20 points ahead of his nearest competitor. That nearest competitor is Todd Haynes (Carol), who manages to move up a ...

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