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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Oscars: SAG/GG Post-Mortem and Michael Shannon?

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  With the two major critics groups (LAFCA and NYFCC), the National Board of Review (NBR), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and now The Golden Globes having had their say on winners and nominees for 2015 films it’s time to where things are. I’ll do another post-mortem once the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) and ...

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Golden Globe Nomination Predictions (Film): Can The Martian and Joy Bounce Back?

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  After the crazy morning of Screen Actors Guild nominations, the Gold Rush Gang (and I imagine most other Oscar prognosticators) went into a tizzy reworking their Golden Globe predictions. Some big changes, some small but today proved just how unsettled this season is. Early screeners were key for 2,000+ SAG nominating committee, facetime and interviews are big for the ...

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Predictions: Spotlight, Room, Brooklyn Expected

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The nominations for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards are tomorrow morning and we have the FINAL predictions from The Gold Rush Gang. In the top category, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, we have eight films vying for five spots. We all agree that The Big Short, Brooklyn, The Martian and Spotlight are locked in but ...

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