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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Winner Predictions

The 2016 Oscar nominations are in and The Gold Rush Gang has their first winner predictions ready for you. 9/10 Gold Rush Gang members are predicting Spotlight to triumph as Best Picture with me, of course, as the sole holdout in thinking that The Revenant has changed the course of the race. Now, things could change dramatically after next weekend’s Producers ...

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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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Shocks and Surprises We Could See at Tomorrow’s Oscar Nominations

We know that every year we have huge surprise nominees and even more, shocking snubs, at the Oscar nominations. This year, the craziest year I think I’ve ever seen in my years of Oscar watching, is going to prove no different. Although, the craziness of this season could be preparing us for those shocks. Best Picture alone is a stressful ...

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2016 Oscars: Trying to Crack the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Code (“Would it help?”)

  For all of the unpredictability this Oscar season has provided, nothing stands as more of a mystery than the Best Supporting Actor race. There are quite literally 10 actors ranging from co-leads to bit roles, coming from likely Best Picture nominees and likely one-off nominations for their films. We’ve got schemers and villains, spies and despots. Heroes and musical ...

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2015-2016 Awards Tally: Who’s Won What?

  Here’s who’s won the critics and industry awards so far this season, leading up to the big one – The Oscars. After dominating the critics awards, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight took a back seat to The Big Short, which won the Producers Guild of America award, the most surefire precursor to the Best Picture Oscar. But then, ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

It’s not often that Supporting Actor is the most contentious category of Oscar season but it sure is this year. Each week, each day finds a new top 5 emerging and looking at the nine men who have garnered votes from the Gold Rush Gang you could make a logical argument for ANY of them to make the the cut, ...

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Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Predictions: Spotlight, Room, Brooklyn Expected

The nominations for the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards are tomorrow morning and we have the FINAL predictions from The Gold Rush Gang. In the top category, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, we have eight films vying for five spots. We all agree that The Big Short, Brooklyn, The Martian and Spotlight are locked in but ...

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MVFF38 Review: ‘Spotlight’

  Telling the story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe reporters whose 2001 investigation broke through the systemic cover-up of Catholic priests sexually abusing kids and being shuttled around to different parishes for protection is not an easy gamble. Ultra-sensitive material and a tendency for stories like this to glamorize the job over the story happen all the time. Not ...

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