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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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Awardswatch’s Best Actress Nominee Rankings – 2000s Edition


As promised, after yesterday’s Best Actor nominee rankings comes everyone’s true favorite, Best Actress. And again, some surprising results are in store. Where will Meryl Streep’s many performances land? Or Kate Winslet? Or Judi Dench? Prepare yourself. Wigs will be snatched. Faves will be slayed. Here are the hints: 1. Two performances received no votes. 2. One actress has two of her ...

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BAFTA : How It Could Influence the Oscar Race


By Alex K Kay For all intents and purposes, the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (popularly acronym’d as BAFTA) is the penultimate bellwether precursor event before the big one: the Oscars. The critics groups have had their say, the Golden Globes have sprinkled their fairy dust on the proceedings, giving 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle their ...

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Nominations


  GALECA, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (of which yours truly is a voting member) revealed their nominations for film and television today. While the group has a focus on gay and lesbian film and television the Film of the Year nominees rank from Oscar fare like David O. Russell’s American Hustle to Xavier Dolan’s trans masterpiece Laurence ...

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BFCA + GG + SAG + BAFTA: The Holy Quartet


Every year AwardsWatch compiles the lists and combinations of the major precursors bagged by potential Oscar nominees and this year is no different. A total of 13 people have grabbed all four of these nominations (levels of prestigiousness and integrity aside). The list: Bruce Dern – Nebraska Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips Cate ...

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BAFTA nominations: Hustle, Wolf soar. Her and Dallas biggest losers


We are still trying to let these sink in, but the BAFTA nominations have sure shaken things up a bit. Just some short observations right now (expect much more discussion about these in an upcoming podcast): American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street did excellent here, especially the former, which grabbed nominations in all four acting categories. Meanwhile, DiCaprio ...

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Critics’ choices or Oscar predictions? BFCA announces nominations


“The single most accurate precursor to the Oscars….“. If ever it was more blatantly clear what the Broadcast Film Critics Association is actually trying to do each year, it was today when they made their nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards public. The list is filled with the usual suspects, with hardly a suprise in sight. Perhaps the biggest ...

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Gold Rush Gang: Golden Globe Nominations Predictions


The Gold Rush Gang have a few things to say about the Golden Globe nominations, especially…what is going on with Supporting Actor?? After today’s Screen Actors Guild nominations the Gang went scrambling to check and re-check their predictions here. Will the rise of Barkhad Abdi and the fall of Bradley Cooper continue? Will James Gandolfini add a Golden Globe nomination ...

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Gold Rush Gang: Screen Actors Guild Nominations Predictions

The Screen Actors Guild SAG 'Actor'

The 20th Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are upon us and the Gold Rush Gang has spoken. While our group agreed on many things, there is some heated disagreement as well. Most of us have a solid four for the Cast in a Motion Picture category and every single one of us are in 100% agreement on five Male Actor ...

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A Look Back: What AwardsWatch Was Predicting a Year Ago

From left to right; Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

As we about to embark on the nonstop train that is the awards season, I took a look back at where AwardsWatch (then still AwardsDaily Forums) was in their predictions prowess. This was before any industry nominations or critics’ bodies had bestowed their awards and everything we had was based on buzz and intuition. What you’ll find are some spot ...

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