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Frontrunner Friday: Who’s On Top in the 2018 Oscar Race?

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Projects remains on top this week, as does her pole position in Best Director. Release date announcements from The Weinstein Company on The Current War (Dec. 22) and Mary Magdalene (Nov. 24) spurred some change and movement for the two films and their acting prospects (Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix). TWC ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – THE SCREENPLAYS

Screenplay predictions can be a bit tricky this early on as we saw with this year’s Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner Moonlight, which won multiple Original Screenplay citations from critics as well as the Writers Guild of America but was deemed Adapted by the Academy deep into the Oscar season. Both screenplay categories are top-heavy with Best Picture material at the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – SUPPORTING ACTOR (March)

This year’s batch of Supporting Actor hopefuls is rich with to the possibility of a lot of first-time nominees. Right now, our top 10 predictions have eight potential newcomers to Oscar. At the top is Michael Stuhlbarg in Call Me By Your Name. The enormously prolific character actor plays the father of a 17-year old son who begins a torrid summer ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – SUPPORTING ACTRESS (March)

As we’ve seen in this category before, a “supporting” actress can often be the co-lead to a male or female counterpart of the same film. The last two winners here, Viola Davis (Fences) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), as well as Rooney Mara (Carol), are proof positive that sometimes category fraud can march you right up to the Oscar ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST DIRECTOR (March)

The Best Director top five for March mirrors the Best Picture top five and right now that’s a ‘safe’ prediction. We know that the directing branch of the Academy always throws us for a loop right at the end but for now matching them up makes sense. We are looking for Kathryn Bigelow to make a big Oscar comeback this ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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Gold Rush Gang Members 2017/2018

It’s a new season for The Gold Rush Gang and with that means new members! This year we have a great split of five returning players from last season (myself included, of course), a former member back for glory and four BRAND NEW members. Keep an eye out for special guests as the season gets into high gear as well ...

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2018 Oscars Contenders: Best Actor

Where last year might have seemed a bit thin for Best Actor, this year looks to be another cup runneth over Oscar season for men. Way out in front right now is Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour. It took Oldman decades to get his first Oscar nomination (for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011) but this year he’s playing Winston Churchill ...

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2018 Oscar Contenders: Best Actress

After what most felt was a stellar year for lead female performances in 2016, resulting in one of the most competitive Oscar races in years, the 2018 race is looking quite full as well. Previous Oscar winners and nominees are going to flood this year, as well as some ladies looking for their first nomination in breakthrough or classic ‘deglam’ ...

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