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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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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (November)

Very little to report for Best Actor this month as we have the same lineup as last month, minus Joe Alwyn – yet another casualty in the culling of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Denzel Washington (Fences) and Manchester by the Sea‘s Casey Affleck’s point totals even remain the same for the third month in a row. Ryan Gosling (La ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

As with the new Best Picture predictions, there is movement due to the failure of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk to generate positive reviews after its NYFCC screening. This results in its director, two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee, falling off the list completely – just as his film did. This helps everyone else, of course, with Martin Scorsese (Silence), Kenneth Lonergan ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

October brought the biggest changes and upsets in Best Picture we’ve all year. Early frontrunner Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk screened in all of its 4k, 3D, 120fps glory to almost universal pans. Like, people viscerally hated it. At the film’s Q&A at the New York Film Festival, the cast and Lee himself were visibly shaken at the film and ...

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