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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that ...

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2018 Oscars: Best Picture is beginning to take ‘Shape’

We’re just a month away from the 90th Academy Awards and…we sort of have a frontrunner now? The Directors Guild of America (DGA) bestowed their 70th honor to Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) this weekend. He also has the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and will probably win the BAFTA too, which should at least secure his position as ...

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2017-2018 Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Winner

  The Best Picture Oscar nominees are out and we also have the beginning of guild awards season underway with winners from CSA, PGA and SAG to help set us on the path Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture winner. Here is my ranking of who’s ahead based on who has the most guild nominations and wins, BAFTA nominations, ...

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2017-2018 Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Nominee

It’s back, the Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture nominee. Certain guilds will carry more weight than others; PGA, DGA, SAG over CSA for example. Placements will change, tiers will alter. Once the Best Picture Oscar nominees are announced the Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Winner will roll out. Check back here as guilds continue to announce their ...

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Key Dates and Deadlines Between January 1st and the Oscars (March 4th)

It’s the new year and we now enter what is essentially Phase II of awards season. The majority of critics’ groups have announced winners (or at least nominees) with some still to reveal this month. But January is where the heavy hitters land with the televised awards: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and the Screen Actors Guild. It’s also when ...

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Oscar Podcast #47: Post-Golden Globe winners; BAFTA, PGA, DGA Nominations

In this 47th Oscar podcast, Gold Rush Gang member Júlia and I have a lot to discuss. The Golden Globes were last week and brought with them the deluge of La La Land‘s history-making wins, the shocks of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Isabelle Huppert and the triumph of Moonlight in the 11th hour. Then, BAFTA nominations showered Nocturnal Animals with love ...

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The 8th Annual AwardsWatch Gold Rush Contest

With the awards season nearly upon us, it’s time to kick off yet another installment of the AwardsWatch Gold Rush! For those unfamiliar with Gold Rush, it consists of 29 competitions staggered throughout the awards season, in which AW’s finest will put their powers of prediction to the test. Should you choose to participate, you will be asked to predict ...

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2015 Oscars: The New Gold Rush Contest is Here!

The awards season is nearly upon us once again, which marks the beginning of yet another installment of the Gold Rush Contest! Do you like listening to those podcasts? Want to be a member of the Gold Rush Gang and have your personal predictions among the best on the web? This is the place to do it. Winners of this ...

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