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John Boyega is front and center in new ‘Detroit’ trailer

A new trailer for Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit dropped today and it’s intense. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as Dismukes, a security guard being interrogated after the police shootings at the Algiers Motel, the incident that started the Detroit rebellion in the summer of 1967. Boyega’s performance is riveting from the get go and I don’t ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) stands as the sole performer (or film) with all #1 votes across the board from every Gold Rush Gang member and it’s only April. Oldman himself was recently at CinemaCon promoting his Churchill biopic from Focus Features so you know he wants this. Never one for this type of self-promotion before (and often sidelined due to ...

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2018 Oscars Contenders: Best Actor

Where last year might have seemed a bit thin for Best Actor, this year looks to be another cup runneth over Oscar season for men. Way out in front right now is Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour. It took Oldman decades to get his first Oscar nomination (for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011) but this year he’s playing Winston Churchill ...

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Oscar Podcast #51: FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions

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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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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