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2015 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR – The Rise of Morten Tyldum

As with the November Best Picture predictions, the Gold Rush Gang’s thoughts on Best Director follow suit. That means Boyhood, Birdman and The Imitation Game continue to be strong with the TIG director Morten Tyldum seeing the biggest jump of the month, up 12 points. That also means that Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), David Fincher (Gone Girl) and Ava DuVernay (Selma) ...

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2015 Oscars: Why Is Best Supporting Actor So Barren?

There’s something strange going on with this year’s Best Supporting Actor category; once you get past the top three contenders in Edward Norton (Birdman), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher) things get sort of quiet. Sure, Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) has been picking up steam recently but Josh Brolin (Inherent Vice) has lost most of his and no one else ...

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Director – Nolan Shoots for the Stars, Is DuVernay Marching to Victory?

Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater maintains (and actually increases) his hold on the #1 spot again this month, breaking away from the two-way tie he was in with Birdman‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu, who falls just a teeny bit. Selma‘s Ava DuVernay moves up even though her film doesn’t and Interstellar‘s Christopher Nolan makes the biggest jump of the month, up 10 points to land ...

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress – Streep Gets Lost in the Woods, is Kristen Stewart the Dark Horse?

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) is still going strong here with a solid first place showing. She receives eight 1st place votes with just Jason holding back full blown support. Her vote total doesn’t change from last month, but is that a good thing? Her lead is commanding but will see start to suffer from too early frontrunner status? Especially when The Imitation ...

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