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Panic Sets In: 3 Oscar Spoilers That COULD Happen

It happens every year. You lock your FINAL Oscar predictions in and then you get the Deadpool “Did I leave the stove on?” moment of panic where you want to change them all. This has certainly been an Oscar season unlike many in a long time; through controversy over the all-white acting nominees and the shutout of any black-led film ...

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2016 Oscars: FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions of the 2015/2016 Season

    The think pieces have been written, the conspiracy theories spun, the statistics thrown in and then thrown out again. It’s all come down to this, Oscar week. Oscar voting just concluded yesterday so nothing anyone says now can change anything. All we have left will be the ashes of predictions gone wrong or the triumph of a risk that ...

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2016 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film

  So, Son of Saul is winning this in a cakewalk, right? Eh, not so fast. This is one of the categories at next week’s Oscar ceremony that has a built-in spoiler ready to pounce on the frontrunner. While Son of Saul, the brutal and brilliant Hungarian Holocaust film from first time (!!) film maker László Nemes, is a Cannes-winning ...

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2016 Oscars: Documentary Feature

  At the moment, Amy, the film about singer Amy Winehouse, is the clear leader to win Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars next week. It won the ACE Eddie, the PGA and the BAFTA and took the lion’s share of critics awards this season. The film was released by A24 and was a box office success ($8.4M). That seems to make ...

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2016 Oscars: Who Will Present Best Picture?

  With just 10 days until The Oscars and a fourth slate of presenters announced just today it’s about time we start thinking about who will present the biggest award of the night, Best Picture. Lots of familiar names have been anointed this task and some repeatedly. Jack Nicholson has made the announcement eight times. Sometimes solo, sometimes with someone ...

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BAFTA Preview and Winner Predictions: Is The Revenant Inevitable?

  The BAFTAs are this weekend (that’s the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and in this topsy-turvy awards season we could see another tide change or the solidifying of the new and final frontrunner for the Oscars. Of course I’m talking about The Revenant and that it’s snagged the lead from both Spotlight and The Big Short after ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Director – Iñárritu Way Out in Front

  With his DGA and Golden Globe wins under his belt there’s very little in the way of Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) winning his second Best Director Oscar in a row. This would put him in same group as John Ford and Joseph Mancewicz. He could still do this without The Revenant winning Best Picture but even that is starting to ...

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