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Oscar Podcast #62: FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions plus PGA and SAG thoughts

It’s Wednesday, January 17th and this is the FINAL Oscar nomination predictions podcast of the 2017-2018 awards season. Through the roller-coaster of this awards season we found ourselves without a true frontrunner until really just this month in Three Billboards but, is it? Can Get Out, Lady Bird or The Shape of Water turn the tide? How did critical frontrunners ...

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Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) loves Lady Bird

The Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) have bestowed their Best Film, Director and Actress awards to Lady Bird.   The group fell in line with the current batch of acting frontrunner from critics with Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in Best Actor, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) in Supporting Actor and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). They also have a dubious prize ...

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Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) makes history as American Society of Cinematographers first female nominee

Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) broke through one of many glass ceilings in Hollywood by becoming the first female nominee from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) in the group’s 32-year history. The Oscars, in 89 years, have never nominated a woman in that category. Morrison’s next film is the Marvel blockbuster Black Panther.   Four cinematographers selected as this year’s ASC ...

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) Winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) have chosen The Shape of Water as the best film of 2017. They also awarded the film their Best Director prize over their sole female nominee, Greta Gerwig). Gerwig was given the group’s Best Woman Director and Woman Screenwriter awards for Lady Bird.   Nomination leader Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri managed just ...

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2018 BAFTA Nominations: ‘Shape of Water’ Leads with 12; ‘Get Out,’ ‘Lady Bird’ Shut Out of Top Awards

The nominations for the 2018 EE BAFTA awards were announced and The Shape of Water leads all film with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Director, Actress and Original Screenplay. Two films share the second highest nomination total, nine – Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Blade Runner 2049 and Dunkirk grabbed eight nominations apiece.   There were two glaring ...

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BAFTA Nomination Predictions

The BAFTA nominations are right around the corner (tomorrow, 7:30am UK time), hot off the heels of the Golden Globes last night and I have my thoughts and predictions for what’s getting in and what might get snubbed. With so many potential Oscar contenders like Get Out and Lady Bird being so very “American” we might see lower nomination totals ...

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‘Three Billboards’ Wins Golden Globe Best Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Screenplay

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri came out on top as the Hollywood Foreign Press awarded the Fox Searchlight dark comedy its top awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Actress, Supporting Actress and Screenplay.   The show began with host Seth Meyers skewering Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and the sexual harassment allegations that have awakened Hollywood’s explosive action ...

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