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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (April)

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Big debuts (The Post, Suburbicon) and big drops (Paul Thomas Anderson’s Untitled Fashion Project, The Current War) and big rises (Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name) highlights April’s official Best Picture predictions from the Gold Rush Gang. While the top three (Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, and Wonderstruck) remains the same, elsewhere on the list sees a fair amount ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: THE SCREENPLAYS (April)

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Not much change this month in the screenplay categories from last month; Adapted Screenplay has the same top 6 and in the same order with Wonderstruck holding a commanding lead but Call Me Your Name is still strong and Lean on Pete gains in points. Original Screenplay is virtually unchanged in its top 5 save for the addition of The ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (April)

Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore still #1; Melissa Leo, Hong Chau, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michelle Pfeiffer give chase

As with Supporting Actor this month, Supporting Actress is the same top 5 as last month with just a few tweaks in placement. Julianne Moore not only remains at #1 with Wonderstruck, she improves her point total. Snippets of the film were shown at CinemaCon last month to strong word of mouth and Moore playing multiple characters will only help ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (April)

Supporting Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg leads; Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Mitchell follow

Not much change in Supporting Actor this month, in fact it’s the same top 5 as last month with just a small amount of movement within that group. Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) maintains a clear favorite but Steve Buscemi (Lean on Pete) moves up and starts to close the gap. Neither actor has ever been Oscar-nominated. Although ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (April)

Meryl Streep is tops; Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Lawrence and Daniela Vega are in the mix

After a stellar lineup of Best Actress contenders last year that left us with some shocking snubs like Amy Adams and some great performances that just didn’t click in time (like Annette Bening), 2017 is shaping up to be another very competitive year. But, leave it to Meryl Streep to kick the door down and take her place at the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Gary Oldman leads the Best Actor race with Daniel Day-Lewis, Matt Damon, Timothée Chalamet, Bryan Cranston and Tom Hanks along for the ride

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) stands as the sole performer (or film) with all #1 votes across the board from every Gold Rush Gang member and it’s only April. Oldman himself was recently at CinemaCon promoting his Churchill biopic from Focus Features so you know he wants this. Never one for this type of self-promotion before (and often sidelined due to ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April)

Top: Kathryn Bigelow, Alexander Payne
Bottom: Steven Spielberg, Todd Haynes, Joe Wright

Kathryn Bigelow remains at #1 with her still Untitled Detroit Riots Project but her competitors are starting to chip away at that lead. Strong word of mouth from the 10-minute clips shown at CinemaCon keeps Alexander Payne (Downsizing) at #2 and Todd Haynes (Wonderstruck) at #3. The big debut entry this month is two-time Best Director Oscar winner Steven Spielberg for ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Suburbicon, Greatest Showman Enter the Oscar Race

Julianne Moore in Suburbicon; Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman

This year’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas opened up the visibility to this year’s Oscar race a bit, giving us peeks at a handful of as-of-yet unseen films and some films that aren’t even finished with production yet. Some of that word of mouth shows up today with some movement on films like Suburbicon, The Greatest Showman, and Paul Thomas ...

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