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2018 Oscar Contenders: Best Actress

Glenn Close, Brie Larson, Daniela Vega, Margot Robbie and Emma Stone headline first 2018 Best Actress contenders

After what most felt was a stellar year for lead female performances in 2016, resulting in one of the most competitive Oscar races in years, the 2018 race is looking quite full as well. Previous Oscar winners and nominees are going to flood this year, as well as some ladies looking for their first nomination in breakthrough or classic ‘deglam’ ...

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Official FULL Trailer for ‘Jackie’

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The official full trailer for Pablo Larraín’s JACKIE, starring Academy-Award winner Natalie Portman is here. Larraín’s first English-language film takes a piercing look at one of the most tragic moments U.S. history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and does so with bracing intimacy and a never-before-seen point of view, from Jackie Kennedy herself. The trailer lays out the ...

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Review: ‘Jackie’ (★★★★)

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In his first English-language film, Chilean director Pablo Larraín (Neruda, the Oscar-nominated No) has given us a bracingly original take on one of the most documented moments in American history, the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, but this time solely from the point of view of the First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Even though the framework of ...

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Natalie Portman is exquisite in the first trailer and poster for JACKIE

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The first teaser trailer for Pablo Larraín’s Jackie is here and it’s quite a moody, creepy piece. Set to the reprise of “Camelot” and shot in a standard aspect ratio and with Natalie Portman voiceover as First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, the 1:40 teaser evoked Birth, starring Nicole Kidman, for me. It’s lush and spooky and intriguing all at once ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (October)

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Not a lot of major changes this month other than La La Land locking in its Best Picture frontrunner status with a perfect score of 100 from the Gold Rush Gang. Billy Lynn remains at #2. Manchester by the Sea swaps with Silence for the #3 and #4 spot with Moonlight, Arrival, Fences, Sully and Lion rounding out the top 10 once again. ...

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2017 Oscars: Best Actress Just Became the Category of the Year

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As if AwardsWatch wasn’t already the biggest fans of the Best Actress category (it’s always the heaviest trafficked and talked about section in the forums), the bench of this race is now so deep that there are now more contenders than slots to fill. Previous years have seen such a dearth of likely candidates that it almost becomes a chore ...

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Can Natalie Portman Crash the Best Actress Ball with Jackie?

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May I Have This Dance? Natalie Portman has her eyes set on Oscar #2 with her rave reviews in ‘Jackie’ Yesterday, Jackie debuted at the Venice Film Festival to shockingly great reviews, most of all for its star Natalie Portman. The film, about the immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, has been a bit of a mystery this ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (September)

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Viola Davis (Fences) continues to reign with a perfect score of 50 from the Gold Rush Gang once again this month. This, despite completely unsubstantiated ‘rumors’ that Paramount might be pushing her in supporting. It’s. Not. Going. To. Happen. Davis won the Tony for this role in Lead, not Supporting like her predecessor. She has been very outspoken that her ...

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Oscar Podcast #41: Examining Nate Parker, Rape and The Hollywood Bubble

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On this 41st podcast our commentary is restricted to a single issue – the explosive week information regarding Nate Parker, the writer, star and director of Fox Searchlight’s The Birth of a Nation, and the 1999 rape case he and his Birth co-writer, Jean Celestin, were involved in. There have been think pieces upon think pieces this week that began ...

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