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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April) – Bale’s VP is VIP

Christian Bale (Untitled Dick Cheney biopic) holds onto the #1 spot, a phrase I feel like I will repeat quite often this year. Despite just having a Best Actor statue go to another actor with a ‘fat’ transformation biopic, Bale is an exception because he actually physically transforms his body rather than adding on a fat suit and makeup. His ...

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April) – McQueen is King

As was with Best Picture, Best Director sees a change-up from last month with Widows‘ Steve McQueen taking the pole position for April. Adam McKay (Cheney), Damien Chazelle (First Man), Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 plays out similarly to the top 10 in ...

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (April) – Widows is new #1

Widows from Oscar winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) is the new top pick for Best Picture for April as Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, which was just announced to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month, falls to #4. Although BlacKkKlansman was expected to hit Cannes, now that it officially has been announced and that it has a release ...

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Race Before Cannes

  Following our analysis two weeks ago of next year’s Animated Feature Oscar race, we turn our attention to the 2019 Foreign Language Film race in 2 parts: what has already been seen and what will soon be seen (and covered by AwardsWatch live) at the Cannes Film Festival. In this analysis piece, we take a look at what has ...

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2019 Emmy Predictions: Returns, Reboots and Reigning Champs

Last year at the Emmys a huge presence was missing, the reigning Drama Series champion (two years running) Game of Thrones. Missing out on last season’s Emmy race opened the door for Hulu to capture its first series win in The Handmaid’s Tale, which earned a massive eight wins for its freshman season, second only to the first season of ...

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2019 Oscars: The Adapted and Original Screenplay Contenders (March)

This year’s crop of screenplay contenders almost feel like the inverse of last year. Last year, Original Screenplay was the strongest its been in years, with four of the nominees also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted Screenplay was a bit of a wasteland, with just one BP nominee in the bunch – Call Me By Your Name ...

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2019 Oscars: The Supporting Actress Contenders (March)

Is this finally Amy Adams’ shot? After five nominations and a huge snub for Arrival two years ago, Adams may be poised for her best chance at an Oscar with Backseat. Playing Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney (played by Oscar winner Christian Bale), she’ll have by far the best female role in the film but after seeing ...

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2019 Oscars: The Supporting Actor Contenders (March)

The Supporting Actor bench this year is pretty stacked and even includes another chance a double nominations from the same film, as we just saw happen with Three Billboards (after not happening since 1992). And, as luck would have it, it’s a film with the current Best Supporting Actor winner Sam Rockwell. Adam McKay’s Backseat, the Dick Cheney biopic, is ...

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