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

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)

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)

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)

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

  A stirring trailer for Netflix‘s Beasts of No Nation has put the film smack into the top 5 of the new Best Picture chart from the Gold Rush Gang. Although the film has long been high on our lists (none higher than Kenneth Polischuk’s though), the announcement of the film’s October release date and its appearance at both the …

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

Robert De Niro (Joy) continues his pretty comfortable lead on his nearest competitor, Tom Hardy (The Revenant) and actually increases a bit. De Niro is starting to feel like a winner even before a trailer or production still from Joy has been released (watch for the trailer to drop next week). Strange, right? The thing is, even though De Niro …

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

In the Best Supporting Actress race, Rooney Mara (Carol) has kept her significant lead. With her Best Actress win at Cannes and that her film was the first seen has kept her at the top of the heap and probably will for some time. Jane Fonda’s 6-minute scene in Youth (also at Cannes) was heavily buzzed but she’ll likely be …

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

As is often the case with Awardswatch and our Gold Rush Gang, the Best Actress race is usually our best category and we’ve been solid with our predictions so early in the year that we often go 4/5 right out of the gate. Barring shifts in release dates, we can zero in on roles and performances in any given year, …

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

Again this month the top two Best Actor contenders, Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) remain intact. DiCaprio still even has the same point total. Redmayne drops just one point this month, with Gold Rush Gang member Jason switching out Redmayne for the #1 slot in favor of Tom Hiddleston (I Saw the Light). Although Hiddleston …

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