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2017 Independent Spirit Award Nomination Predictions

The nominations for the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards are tomorrow (!) and I have my thoughts on what’s making it in this. Although it seems like each year the Indie Spirits look more and more like the Oscars in terms of nominations, I’d posit that it’s the Oscars that keep embracing strong, well-made indies year after year. Sure, there are ...

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Forum Oscar Poll Results – November 2016

BEST PICTURE (hover over the graph for more details…) 01. La La Land (98%; 151 votes) 02. Manchester by the Sea (96%; 148 votes) 03. Silence (93%; 143 votes) 04. Jackie (92%; 142 votes) 05. Moonlight (89%; 137 votes) 06. Arrival (74%; 114 votes) 06. Fences (74%; 114 votes) 08. Sully (53%; 81 votes) 09. Lion (49%; 75 votes) 10. ...

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Fences Screens; Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Soar Up Oscar Charts

The response to this weekend’s first official screening of Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis (and directed by Washington), was one of great anticipation. As one of the very few films left to be seen by critics, pundits and/or guild and Academy members, it’s been a source of conversation within the Oscar pundit community since it’s announcement earlier this ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: ALL CATEGORIES (November)

For a deeper dive into the top categories click on these links: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay. To follow the predictions as they are updated live start here. Here are the 2017 Oscar predictions in 21 categories from the Gold Rush Gang for November. The Shorts sections will be coming soon.

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (November)

With the explosive news that Viola Davis would indeed go supporting for Fences that immediately vaulted her to the top of the new Supporting Actress list and not just the top of it, a perfect score to boot. She is now, without question, the one to beat in this category. LISTEN – Oscar Podcast #44: Viola Davis, Moonlight, Billy Lynn ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (November)

Despite being in a film that has yet to even give us a teaser trailer, Liam Neeson (Silence) remains atop the Best Supporting Actor chart, a surprising feat considering all but one other contender (Stephen McKinley Henderson in Fences, incidentally both Paramount releases) has been seen and reviewed and Neeson still hasn’t been toppled. That still makes his position “good ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (November)

Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Emma Stone (La La Land) are in a dead heat, fighting out what could be the toughest Best Actress battle in a long time. With the news that Viola Davis (Fences) would indeed go supporting this really leaves only these two young actresses competing for the crown. Portman, already a Best Actress winner for Black Swan ...

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