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2018 Oscars: Is this the year Meryl Streep finally misses?

The always venerable Meryl Streep finally vulnerable in an Oscar race? I feel like we have this discussion every other year. Will the Academy’s most-nominated actress finally fail to earn an Oscar nomination? Inevitably, every time we do we acquiesce to the fact that, yes, she’s getting nominated. Look at last year: Florence Foster Jenkins was a cute film and ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (December Part 2) – Saoirse Ronan rises

Saoirse Ronan rises. The two-time Oscar nominee (at only age 23) is the new president of the new Best Actress chart. With Lady Bird performing exceptionally at the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice nominations, Ronan finds herself in a lofty position ahead of previous #1’s and Oscar winners Meryl Streep (The Post) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (December Part 1)

Meryl is back! After allowing Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) a single month in the prediction sun, Streep is back with a vengeance for her fierce performance (and gold embroidered caftan) in the timely Spielberg film The Post. At the moment, we’ve had three major awards bodies announce 2017 winners: the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics ...

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Golden Globe Predictions (Motion Picture): The Post, Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards, Get Out, Lady Bird and I, Tonya in the fight

The Golden Globes feel more difficult to predict this year than most. With category placements for films like Three Billboards in Drama, Get Out in Comedy and Beatriz at Dinner (which is appealing its Drama ruling) the line of what defines a film’s genre keeps getting muddier each year. The split of the top categories made more sense in the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (November)

The unthinkable has happened. MERYL STREEP IS NOT #1. I know. Take a moment if you need to. For the first time since we started the 2018 Oscar Predictions back in April (The Post was announced in March), Meryl Streep, the three-time Oscar winner and 20-time Oscar nominee has fallen to #2. Ok, so this isn’t life threatening or anything ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (September)

What a difference a month can make. Telluride and Venice saw the premieres of a large swath of as-of-yet unseen Best Actress contenders and the reviews are in: Sally Hawkins is a major player in a film, The Shape of Water, that has blown up everywhere. Her stock is on the rise, so much so that she replaces Oscar winner ...

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Is Judi Dench a lock for a Best Actress nomination for Victoria and Abdul?

Stephen Frears’ new film Victoria and Abdul premiered at the Venice Film Festivals and the reviews – including ours – were mixed. The film features a powerful performance by Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, which comes as no surprise given how consistent Dench is, but the story suffers from a misguided tone and a miscast co-lead that drags the film into a caricature version ...

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