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Major Rule Changes for Docs and Animation Coming to 90th Oscars

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  In what can only be described as a major backlash, the Academy just announced some big changes in the Documentary and Animated Feature categories as well as Music, Best Picture, and campaigning. In Documentary: Had this rule been in place last season, it would have likely made the Oscar-winning O.J.: Made in America ineligible. Even though the documentary branch ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (April)

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Big debuts (The Post, Suburbicon) and big drops (Paul Thomas Anderson’s Untitled Fashion Project, The Current War) and big rises (Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name) highlights April’s official Best Picture predictions from the Gold Rush Gang. While the top three (Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, and Wonderstruck) remains the same, elsewhere on the list sees a fair amount ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Suburbicon, Greatest Showman Enter the Oscar Race

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This year’s CinemaCon event in Las Vegas opened up the visibility to this year’s Oscar race a bit, giving us peeks at a handful of as-of-yet unseen films and some films that aren’t even finished with production yet. Some of that word of mouth shows up today with some movement on films like Suburbicon, The Greatest Showman, and Paul Thomas ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Top: Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing
Bottom: Wonderstruck, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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

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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

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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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Oscar Podcast #51: FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions

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Well, here we are. The last prediction podcast of the 2016-2017 Oscar season. I am joined by Gold Rush Gang members Kenneth and Evan for a deep dive into all 24 categories, starting off with the last batch of guilds that announced and using them as the jumping-off points for those Oscar categories. That carries us into a conversation about Hidden ...

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

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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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The Gold Rush Gang is Predicting ‘La La Land’ to Win 10 Oscars

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Illustration by Kyle Hilton originally in The Hollywood Reporter While nearly everyone worth their weight in Oscar predicting is in agreement that La La Land will win Best Picture, Director, Actress and Sound Mixing, the Gold Rush Gang feels pretty secure that it will pick up six more at the 89th Academy Awards. That will put it just one below ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions – February 10th

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The BAFTAs are this weekend with an update to follow. Click here for updated 2017 Oscar winner predictions from The Gold Rush Gang in all categories. Here is the state of the Oscar race right now, February 10th, 2017. BEST PICTURE ERIK ANDERSON BRYAN BONAFEDE CHRIS PEPPER EVAN KOST JAMES NARVEY KENNETH POLISHCHUK JÚLIA ALBUQUERQUE MONIKA NIKOLIĆ RICHARD ANTHONY ROBERT SCHIRMER ...

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