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2018 Oscar Predictions: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (November)

These are actually our first jump into predictions for Foreign Language Film even though we’ve been bouncing them around for months. With the official submission list in and the nine-film shortlist coming in mid-December I thought it was high time we see where this race stands. This year, a record 92 films are in contention (as of this writing there ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE (November)

This year, voting for Animated Feature makes a big change – everyone in the Academy can vote for nominees. This category, like Foreign Language Film and Documentary Feature, have always been made up of small committees that are able to formulate the eventual nominees but this year it’s all in. What does that mean for smaller and foreign animated films ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: THE SCREENPLAYS (November)

Adapted Screenplay is a weird category this year. Once you get past our predicted top 5 it’s like pulling teeth to find likely contenders. Even the top 5 itself doesn’t ‘look’ right other than #1 Call Me By Your Name. Not only is it not vulnerable, it’s such a clear and far out frontrunner that this category barely needs other ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING and CINEMATOGRAPHY (November)

Dunkirk stays locked onto the #1 spot in Film Editing once again. This is always an interesting category because the winner usually falls into one of two (or sometimes both) categories: a major action film or the Best Picture winner. At them moment, Dunkirk hits both of those. It’s a category that has also often favored longer films (2 hours ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing the Oscar chances of indie contenders Loving Vincent and Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

In our third piece analyzing this year’s indie contenders in the Animated Feature Oscar race, we focus on two interesting films. One has a very strong narrative, good box office and mostly positive reviews, the other has almost no buzz, a low profile but a fantastic quality and resonant themes previously nominated in this category. 2018 Oscars: Animated Feature Oscar ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SOUND EDITING and SOUND MIXING (November)

Dunkirk still controls the Sound categories again this month and the top three in both are still: Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They even have the same point breakdown. It seems like a tough sell to unseat any of those and their positions this season unless something surprises. Elsewhere down the list it’s virtually the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG (November)

We have a new leader in the Original Score race: Alexandre Desplat’s The Shape of Water. After leading all summer, Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk score falls to #2. After that it’s nearly identical to last month’s rankings with Detroit and mother! falling off the list and no debuts. This month we take our first stab at Original Song predictions. Some searching ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF Contenders from Hungary, Norway and Argentina

Our fourth piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race continues with 3 films that are high in many Oscar watchers’ predictions but we believe they may be over-estimated. Unlike our previous article, which dealt with 3 underdogs flying under the radar, we’re discussing three films that may not be the sure-things some think for reasons we detail below. ...

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