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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (October)

Everything in this month’s top 10 moves except, interestingly, the #1 and the #10 films. As with Best Director, ROMA is still on top after one of the best fall festival runs ever, hitting every major (and most 2nd and 3rd tier) after Netflix’s big Cannes fight this summer. It was a fight that showed the streamer’s muscle and stubbornness …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (October)

The Mule (Warner Bros) The top 4 of If Beale Street Could Talk, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Boy Erased hold tight this month as Widows creeps back up and A Star Is Born finds a closer spot in the top 10.  Beautiful Boy falls out of the top 5 for the first time, despite the film’s strong …

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Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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87 Countries to Compete for Foreign Language Film Oscar

The final list is in and 87 countries have qualified to compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar.  Afghanistan’s entry, Rona, Azim’s Mother, was not on the final list. No reason was given for its omission. This year features two countries entering for the first time; Malawi and Niger.  60 of the 87 selections come from directors having their films submitted …

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2019 Oscar Predictions – Foreign Language Film

ROMA (Netlfix) These are predictions for the 9-film shortlist from the Foreign Language Film committees which will be revealed in mid-December. This list includes official and unofficial submissions. The deadline for entries is October 1st. Previous…Animated Feature Next…Documentary Feature

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Mill Valley Film Fest Lineup: Timothée Chalamet, Tributes and Spotlights, ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ to close

MVFF41 will feature Tributes and Spotlights on Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher), Karyn Kusama (Destroyer), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Joel Edgerton (Boy Erased), Cannes Best Director winner Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War), Amandla Stenberg (Where Hands Touch) and more Previously announced opening night films are Green Book and A Private War. ROMA is the …

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2019 Oscars: The State of the Foreign Language Film Oscar Race – Part 2

Venice and Telluride have just begun. Toronto has announced its lineup and starts in less than a week.  That means another installment of AwardsWatch’s The State of the Foreign Language Oscar Race is due and I am joined again by AW foreign correspondent Mina Takla. As of right now we have 14 official submissions for Oscar consideration including Cannes and Berlin …

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