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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing the Chances of My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea and Cinderella the Cat

The Animated Feature Oscar race is officially on. Yesterday AMPAS released the list of 26 eligible animated features in the category and while there were no notable indie omissions, Lionsgate’s My Little Pony: The Movie and TWC’s Leap! were notably absent. In our fourth analysis piece on this year’s indie contenders, we take a look at two low-profile indie animated ...

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The Breadwinner, Coco, Mary and the Witch’s Flower Among 26 Animated Features Eligible for the Oscars

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. While many were perceived as contenders before the announcement, a handful of new titles appeared on today’s list including Napping Princess and Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale while other titles, like Lu Over the Wall and Nutjob 2: Nutty ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from Cambodia, South Korea and China

Our fifth piece on this year’s Foreign Language Oscar race turns to Asia, a region that has been regularly absent come nominations day in this category. The reason for this Asian underperformance isn’t quite clear – but it looks like the nominations committee leans towards more European fare as opposed to African and Asian films which may be seen as ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

Just as Frances McDormand did in Best Actress, we have a new leader in Best Picture and it’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The margin may be slim (it’s just a single point ahead of Dunkirk) but something impressive to note is that it essentially flip-flopped with The Shape of Water, Fox Searchlight’s other top contender. Last month Dunkirk and ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) holds a commanding lead in Best Director once again, this time free of the tie with Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), who falls back to #2. The never-nominated Nolan is all but assured his place at the Best Director table after his perceived snubs for The Dark Knight and Inception, both of which earned a ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (November)

This is starting to look like the summer months of Best Actress. It’s a stagnant month in Best Actor as it’s the same top 5 and all in the same spot. But let’s take a closer look at the numbers. Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) still has a perfect score of 100, Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread – trailer here) drops a ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (November)

The unthinkable has happened. MERYL STREEP IS NOT #1. I know. Take a moment if you need to. For the first time since we started the 2018 Oscar Predictions back in April (The Post was announced in March), Meryl Streep, the three-time Oscar winner and 20-time Oscar nominee has fallen to #2. Ok, so this isn’t life threatening or anything ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (November)

If there’s a theme to this category this year it’s all about moms. Good moms, bad moms, really bad moms and even a Mother. As if the teaser weren’t enough, the red-band trailer for I, Tonya dropped this week and with it the acid-tongued profanity from our #1 Supporting Actress contender, Allison Janney. Sitting atop with a perfect score of ...

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