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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Top: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Riots Project; Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing
Bottom: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post; Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell in Mudbound

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – SUPPORTING ACTRESS (March)

Top: Kristin Scott Thomas, Hong Chau, Rachel McAdams, Julianne Moore
Bottom: Melissa Leo, Michelle Pfeiffer

As we’ve seen in this category before, a “supporting” actress can often be the co-lead to a male or female counterpart of the same film. The last two winners here, Viola Davis (Fences) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), as well as Rooney Mara (Carol), are proof positive that sometimes category fraud can march you right up to the Oscar ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (August)


Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) hold strong at #1 and #2, respectively but it’s Kristen Stewart who makes a big move, landing at her highest point in the season so far at #3. After a banner year in 2015 with Clouds of Sils Maria, earning more critics prizes (plus a César) than any supporting actress, Stewart ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (May)

Nicole Kidman set for career tribute at the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival

Although Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) still holds onto the #1 this month (her third in a row), Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris sees yet another big point total increase month to month and is starting to close in on that top spot. A first test screening of the film in New York City that was attended by about a half ...

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SFIFF59 Preview: Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)


In Maggie’s Plan, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character, a woman on the verge of artificially inseminating herself with the DNA of a former college acquaintance-turned-pickle-entrepreneur named Guy (played by Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel). Gerwig is someone who I always feel would make a great muse for Woody Allen. She was indeed in a Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, before ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (April)

Naomie Harris
(Photo Credit: Joe/WENN.com)

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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San Francisco International Film Fest Announces Lineup incl. Maggie’s Plan, The Family Fang, High-Rise

Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore in 'Maggie's Plan'

  The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) has announced its full lineup for 2016 and it features new films from Oscar winners Julianne Moore (Maggie’s Plan) and Nicole Kidman (The Family Fang) as well as world premieres of Escapes from Michael Almereyda and The Joneses from Moby Longinotto. Previously announced were the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece films of the ...

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