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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – May 2015

Lead and Supporting Actress is always fraught with category confusion or undecided placement and this year is no different. In our top 5, no less than three (Mara, Vikander and Watts) could potentially go either way. It all depends on how the studios will see a clearer path to a nomination. Focus Features will have an especially difficult time in ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR – May 2015

Can Leonardo DiCaprio ever catch a break? Every time it seems he has the role that will net him that elusive Oscar (this year it’s The Revenant), someone comes in and grabs it from him. Usually it’s later in the year when the sting hurts a bit more but this year it’s right off the bat, and from the most ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS – May 2015

It’s only May but we already have a fierce battle in Best Actress. Is anyone surprised? Very recent previous Oscar winners Cate Blanchett in Carol and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy are neck and neck at the moment but as of right now only Carol has been seen, Joy just wrapped principal photography a week ago and all we’ve seen are ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE – May 2015

The top five films in the race for Best Picture, according to the Gold Rush Gang, haven’t changed since last month but the placements for some of the films have. Joy maintains its #1 status, increasing its lead on the unmoved #2 film, Bridge of Spies. But Carol stumbles from #3 to #5 this month, letting both The Revenant and ...

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Oscar Podcast #24: A New Season Begins with Carol and Joy and the Dying Girl

It’s a new Oscar season (yes, in April) and we’re back with the Awardswatch Oscar Podcast. This year saw some shakeup in the Gold Rush Gang and I welcome the return of Long Pham and congratulate newcomer Adam Norbury to the group. In this first podcast we talk about (very) early ‘frontrunners’ like Carol, Joy and The Danish Girl as well as explore possible nominations ...

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