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Oscar Profile: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros. – 10/6 Dir: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas What It’s About: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into ...

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The Oscars Still Has a Woman Problem

  Hidden Figures was the top-grossing Best Picture nominee this year but 2004’s Million Dollar Baby is still the last Best Picture winner to be fronted by a woman This year’s Oscars, both in nominations and wins, saw a breakthrough in non-white talent in front of and behind the camera. From Moonlight to Fences to Hidden Figures, the diversity pledge ...

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89th Academy Award Winners: Moonlight Upsets La La La for Best Picture

MOONLIGHT won the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, one of its three wins of eight nominations. But it wasn’t met without a period of confusion as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the winner. It turns out Beatty and Dunaway, who announced the winner, was given the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the ...

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FINAL 2017 Oscar Winner Predictions

The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26th and the FINAL Oscar winner predictions from the Gold Rush Gang are locked and loaded. It’s been an easy ride for some, like Best Picture frontrunner La La Land. The film captured the Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Film plus the PGA and DGA. Losing after all of that would ...

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2017 Oscars: If I Picked the Oscar Winners

This will be the inaugural year of ‘If I Picked the Oscars,’ where I will choose from the given nominees and reveal who I think should win. Most of these will come as no surprise to anyone that knows me or follows me. I have an affinity for Moonlight and Isabelle Huppert so that they’re both nominated makes some of ...

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2016

It’s time for the annual 50 Favo(u)rite Performances list from AwardsWatch and this year features actors with multiple film mentions and films with two, three and even gets four performances making the cut. The voting begins in the forums in phases of nominations that create a shortlist from which the final nominee list is produced. From that group a ranked list ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: Frontrunner Friday Sees Some Close Races in the Final Stretch

We’re just over a week away from the Oscars and as we head into the final stretch something surprising is happening. We’re seeing cracks in previously ‘locked’ categories, opening the door for former frontrunners to be overtaken by late-breaking films and performances. Specifically, Best Actor is now a true horserace with Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Denzel Washington ...

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