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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (April)

While the top 9 vote getters this month are the same as last month, there is movement within that group and stronger support for many individual performances. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) remains an immovable force at #1 by a large margin, receiving #1 votes from 8/10 Gold Rush Gang members. As I had expected, Naomie Haris (Moonlight) makes ...

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AW’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2015 – The Shortlist

  It’s almost time for AwardsWatch 50 Favorite Performances list but for now, I have the hot off the presses shortlist of eligible players. Now, in order to qualify for the shortlist and eventual final list, you only needed to show up on two ballots but even then you’ll see some shocking snubs and delightful inclusions. Take a lesson, Academy, ...

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Oscar Podcast #34: Post-Oscar Nomination Reactions, Controversy

In Oscar Podcast #34, recorded Sunday, January 17th I am joined by Gold Rush Gang members Kenneth Polischuk and Evan Kost to comb over what got snubbed (Carol!) and what overperformed (Room, The Revenant). We run down our predictions in all of the top categories (who’s the frontrunner – Spotlight? The Revenant? The Big Short?) and talk about the exhaustive research ...

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FINAL 2016 Oscar Nomination Predictions from The Gold Rush Gang

  It’s all down to this. Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced in two days and after all of the critics awards, the guilds, the stats, the craziness that this season has already brought I have for you…the FINAL 2016 Oscar Predictions from The Gold Rush Gang. Who’s the frontrunner? Spotlight? The Big Short? The Martian? ...

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2016 Golden Globe WINNERS (Film) – The Revenant, The Martian Win Big

    In one of the most shock-filled Golden Globe ceremonies in recent memory, The Revenant and The Martian won big, taking home wins for Best Picture and Best Actor in the Drama and Comedy categories respectively, and with The Revenant taking home Best Director in a surprise win. The wins for The Revenant mark the movie’s first big wins in this year’s awards race, which until ...

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2016 Golden Globes WINNER Predictions (Film)

  Gold Rush Gang Golden Globe Winner Predictions: Best Motion Picture (Drama) Carol Mad Max: Fury Road The Revenant Room Spotlight – Erik, Evan, Jason, Kenneth, Chris, Nicole, Jacqui, James, Adam, Long Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) The Big Short – Erik, Evan, Jason, Kenneth, Chris, Nicole, Jacqui, James, Adam, Long Joy The Martian Spy Trainwreck Best Actor (Drama) ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

As with many categories, there seems to be four pretty safe bets and Supporting Actress is no different. Rooney Mara (Carol) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), despite non-stop chatter about category fraud, will most likely end up in Supporting. One question remains though; will AMPAS break off and give Vikander a nomination for Ex Machina (a true supporting performance) ...

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‘CAROL’ Leads AUSTIN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION 2015 Awards Nominations

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) announced its 2015 awards nominations today. “Carol” received the highest number of nominations—seven—including for Best Picture, Best Director (Todd Haynes) and Best Actress (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara). The AFCA will announce its 2015 awards winners, Top 10 films of the 2015, and special awards on Tuesday, Dec. 29. The full list of nominees ...

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