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Cannes 2017: Winner Predictions

Predictions for the top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival are never easy. While there are critics’ reviews and polls upon polls to guide you there are two factors at hand that come into play in a much more important way. The first being the main jury is only made up of nine people, including its president. A Cannes In ...

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Oscar Profile: The Beguiled

The Beguiled Focus Features – limited 6/23, wider 6/30 Dir: Sofia Coppola Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell What It’s About: Based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan and previously made into a film by Clint Eastwood, Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola adapts this post-Civil War western/thriller about a house of sheltered women (led by Oscar winner Nicole Kidman) ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (April)

As with Supporting Actor this month, Supporting Actress is the same top 5 as last month with just a few tweaks in placement. Julianne Moore not only remains at #1 with Wonderstruck, she improves her point total. Snippets of the film were shown at CinemaCon last month to strong word of mouth and Moore playing multiple characters will only help ...

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Oprah Winfrey, Riz Ahmed, Millie Bobby Brown Among Variety’s Sixth Season of ‘Actors on Actors’ on PBS

Variety and PBS SoCal have announced the lineup for the sixth installment of the Emmy award-winning series “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.” The 5th season aired in January and featured this year’s Oscars contenders. The show will feature one-on-one conversations between this year’s Emmy contenders. Clips from the season, presented by Shutterstock, will be available to watch on Variety.com starting at the ...

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Emmy Podcast #17: Limited Series/TV Movie Contenders

In our first Emmy podcast of the 2016-2017 Emmy season, Chris Pepper and I focus on the Limited Series and TV Movie categories. Starting with Supporting Actress and Actor, we debate if American Horror Story can still muster nominations for Emmy winners Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson or will Ryan Murphy’s new venture, Feud: Bette and Joan, gobble up those ...

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

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)

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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