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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (April)

Meryl Streep is tops; Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Frances McDormand, Jennifer Lawrence and Daniela Vega are in the mix

After a stellar lineup of Best Actress contenders last year that left us with some shocking snubs like Amy Adams and some great performances that just didn’t click in time (like Annette Bening), 2017 is shaping up to be another very competitive year. But, leave it to Meryl Streep to kick the door down and take her place at the ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Who’s On Top in the 2018 Oscar Race?


Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Projects remains on top this week, as does her pole position in Best Director. Release date announcements from The Weinstein Company on The Current War (Dec. 22) and Mary Magdalene (Nov. 24) spurred some change and movement for the two films and their acting prospects (Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix). TWC ...

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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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