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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Top: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Riots Project; Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing
Bottom: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post; Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell in Mudbound

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST DIRECTOR (March)

Top: Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne
Bottom: Dee Rees, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Joe Wright

The Best Director top five for March mirrors the Best Picture top five and right now that’s a ‘safe’ prediction. We know that the directing branch of the Academy always throws us for a loop right at the end but for now matching them up makes sense. We are looking for Kathryn Bigelow to make a big Oscar comeback this ...

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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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The DUNKIRK Trailer, and yes, Harry Styles is in it

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Just days after the release of its poster (below), Warner Bros. has given us the first trailer for Christopher Nolan’s attempt at the Oscar with DUNKIRK. The trailer, as it is, feels like any number of war films and Nolan definitely seems to be striving for the legitimacy of the Academy Awards that Steven Spielberg hunted for before coming out ...

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Forum Oscar Poll Results – November 2014: Boyhood Reigns but Selma Returns Big

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BEST PICTURE As we enter the real Oscar season, frontrunner Boyhood finds itself at the top of the pack with a solid 100%. Although, what kind of Oscar predictor wouldn’t have it in? Very close behind and providing a bit of chase at 99% is The Intimidation Game and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Gotham winner Birdman holds onto 3rd place but look at ...

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2015 Oscars: Box Office and November Releases – Interstellar, The Theory of Everything & The Imitation Game

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Continuing our series that began last month, Jonathan Boehle investigates what the November box office holds for the month’s crop of Oscar contenders, including a major frontrunner in The Weinstein Company‘s $7M gamble and main horse in the race, The Imitation Game. Looking back at his October predictions, Jonathan underestimated Gone Girl just a bit and heavily overestimated Men, Women ...

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2015 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR – The Rise of Morten Tyldum

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As with the November Best Picture predictions, the Gold Rush Gang’s thoughts on Best Director follow suit. That means Boyhood, Birdman and The Imitation Game continue to be strong with the TIG director Morten Tyldum seeing the biggest jump of the month, up 12 points. That also means that Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), David Fincher (Gone Girl) and Ava DuVernay (Selma) ...

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Director – Nolan Shoots for the Stars, Is DuVernay Marching to Victory?

From left; Richard Linklater, Alejando González Iñárritu, Ava DuVernay, Christopher Nolan and Bennett Miller

Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater maintains (and actually increases) his hold on the #1 spot again this month, breaking away from the two-way tie he was in with Birdman‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu, who falls just a teeny bit. Selma‘s Ava DuVernay moves up even though her film doesn’t and Interstellar‘s Christopher Nolan makes the biggest jump of the month, up 10 points to land ...

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