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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR – del Toro in the driver’s seat

Just as The Shape of Water leads in Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro is unanimously out in front for Best Director. del Toro has earned the most directing wins from critics this season, plus the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice. He is heavily predicted to win the Directors Guild prize next weekend. With Three Billboards‘ Martin McDonagh out of the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE – The Shape of Water Leads

The first round of Best Picture Oscar winner predictions for the 90th Academy Awards are in and the Gold Rush Gang sees The Shape of Water taking the crown as of today. The film has the Producers Guild and Art Directors guild awards right now, with many more to roll out in February, including the Directors Guild and Writers Guild. ...

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Is Daniel Day-Lewis a Phantom Threat in Best Actor?

When the Oscar nominations were announced this week there probably wasn’t a bigger surprise than the huge surge and strength of Paul Thomas Anderson’s very late-breaking Phantom Thread. The film had been ignored by every major guild, including SAG, DGA and PGA, yet managed to earn six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress ...

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2018 Oscars: Who Are the Frontrunners Now?

The Oscar nominations are in, giving us some solid intel as well as provided us with some questions that only the next phase of awards season will tell. The Shape of Water continued to be a nomination behemoth, grabbing a field-best 13 today. It just won the Producers Guild prize last weekend. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned seven nominations ...

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PGA and SAG Split and We Finally Have a Race on the Eve of Oscar Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild voted Three Billboards. The Producers Guild voted The Shape of Water. The Globes voted Three Billboards. The Critics’ Choice voted The Shape of Water. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race on our hands and amazingly, it’s for two films with the same studio – Fox Searchlight. After a disastrous season last year with The Birth ...

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2018 Oscars: Final Foreign Language Film Predictions

What a pleasure it has been to write about so many wonderful films from so many countries. Ever since September 2017, AwardsWatch featured contributor has been covering this fascinating rate in weekly analysis articles. And now, just a few days away, the Oscar nominations will finally be announced. Five Foreign Language Films films will be recognized with Oscar nods which ...

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2018 Oscars: FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions

It’s all come down to this, the FINAL Oscar nomination predictions of the 2018 Oscar season. Collectively, the Gold Rush Gang is predicting The Shape of Water to lead the nominations with 14, followed by Dunkirk with 9,  Get Out and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7, I, Tonya with 6 and a handful of films coming in with 5 apiece: Darkest ...

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2018 Oscars: Final Predictions for Best Animated Feature

The Oscar nominations are just four days away and it’s time to present our final predictions for Best Animated Feature from featured contributor Mina Takla. In the past 2 months, he’s analyzed the indie contenders and how the voting rule change may very well impact the set of nominees we will get this year. Before getting to his final predictions ...

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