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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (April)

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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2018 Oscar Predictions: THE SCREENPLAYS (April)

Not much change this month in the screenplay categories from last month; Adapted Screenplay has the same top 6 and in the same order with Wonderstruck holding a commanding lead but Call Me Your Name is still strong and Lean on Pete gains in points. Original Screenplay is virtually unchanged in its top 5 save for the addition of The ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April)

Kathryn Bigelow remains at #1 with her still Untitled Detroit Riots Project but her competitors are starting to chip away at that lead. Strong word of mouth from the 10-minute clips shown at CinemaCon keeps Alexander Payne (Downsizing) at #2 and Todd Haynes (Wonderstruck) at #3. The big debut entry this month is two-time Best Director Oscar winner Steven Spielberg for ...

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Oscar Podcast #53: CinemaCon Buzz; the Oscars in a post-Moonlight world

This 53rd Oscar Podcast, the first of the 2017-2018 season, former Gold Rush Gang member Peter and I break down the main contenders right now and who could be in the future. With CinemaCon last week, we got some insight on a few high-profile Oscar contenders like The Greatest Showman, Suburbicon, Downsizing, Wonderstruck and Darkest Hour. On the flip side, ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Suburbicon, Greatest Showman Enter the Oscar Race

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

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)

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)

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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