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Oscar Podcast #13: Post-Cannes Predictions

In this podcast, Erik, Peter and new Gold Rush Gang member Matt L. discuss the Cannes Film Festival and its winners and losers and how it will affect the Oscar race. We also discuss our current Oscar predictions, featuring Foxcatcher, Unbroken, Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, Harvey Weinstein and Fox Searchlight. Links: Direct Download  Permanent Link

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Contender or Pretender Series: Interstellar

Welcome to the latest Contender or Pretender 2014.  Today we take a look at what will likely be the biggest film in the awards race this year, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. The Hopeful: Interstellar Directed by: Christopher Nolan Written by: Christopher and Jonathan Nolan Starring: Matthew McConnaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck,  Wes Bentley, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, John Lithgow Distributor: ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Big Eyes

Welcome to the latest installment of Awardswatch’s Contender or Pretender 2014. This week we tackle Big Eyes, the real-life story of painting couple Margaret and Walter Keane, which will be brought to the screen by the celebrated director Tim Burton. The Hopeful: Big Eyes Directed by: Tim Burton Written by: Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, ...

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Gold Rush Gang Oscar Predictions: April 2014

April 2014 predictions from the best Oscar predictors in the business, The Gold Rush Gang, are here! In Best Picture, support for Big Eyes, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice and Interstellar is still strong. Unbroken is still trying to break into that top 5 but who would it unseat? Fury and Get On Up drop a bit, each losing one vote from last month. ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Welcome to the latest installment of Awardswatch’s Contender or Pretender 2014, and this week we give you something a little bit different.  To this point, the series has focused on films whose releases are months in the future, some of which having not yet even put out trailers.  But this week we turn our attention to perhaps the one film ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Inherent Vice

Welcome to the latest entry of Contender or Pretender 2014! Our Oscar hopeful this week is Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. Will it prove to be a triumph with Oscar, like There Will Be Blood, or an awards disappointment like The Master? The Hopeful: Inherent Vice Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson Written By: ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Trash

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter. The Hopeful: Trash Directed by: Stephen Daldry Written by: Richard Curtis Starring: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura Distributed by: Universal ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Gone Girl

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter. Our installment this week takes a turn for the dark and twisted, as we tackle David Fincher’s adaptation of novel Gone Girl. The Hopeful: Gone Girl Directed ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: A Most Violent Year

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter.  Having previously covered two of this year’s Oscar hopefuls about which the most is known to the public, this week we turn to a film ...

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