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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE, MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING, VISUAL EFFECTS (August)

Next up in the Gold Rush Gang’s 2016 Oscar predictions are three categories that always come with eligibility stipulations and sometimes controversy. Accusations of cronyism, bake-offs and shortlists rule Original Score, Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects in a way that other categories (save the committees for Foreign Language Film and Documentary Feature, those have even deeper roots of controversy) ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN, COSTUME DESIGN, CINEMATOGRAPHY aka The Coffee Table Awards

What used to be referred to as ‘The Coffee Table Awards’ back in the earlier days of Oscar watching have become much more extravagant and interesting. The 90s, chock full of prestigious period pieces like Shakespeare in Love, Restoration and The Madness of King George dominated the Production Design (then Art Direction) category. The 00s made room for musicals with contained set ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (August)

Some major changes in the Best Supporting Actress race this month. First though, Rooney Mara (Carol) holds onto her crown, now with #1 placement votes from 9/10 Gold Rush Gang members. Only Jason Osaison give her a #2 slot, saving his top vote for a newcomer to the chart (more on her later). At 49 points, Mara is the top vote-getter ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (August)

Robert De Niro (Joy) sees his lead increase, putting his vote total to a near perfect score and maintaining his #1 status. His strength in this race has been one of the most consistent in the early season. His Oscar comeback in Silver Linings Playbook (also from #1 director David O. Russell) could have put him on track for a ...

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