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

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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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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 – BEST PICTURE (March)

Top: Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing
Bottom: Wonderstruck, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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2018 Oscars Contenders: Best Actor

Best Actor top contenders: Gary Oldman, Chadwick Boseman, Timothée Chalamet, Donald Sutherland and Benedict Cumberbatch

Where last year might have seemed a bit thin for Best Actor, this year looks to be another cup runneth over Oscar season for men. Way out in front right now is Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour. It took Oldman decades to get his first Oscar nomination (for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in 2011) but this year he’s playing Winston Churchill ...

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National Board of Review Winners: A Most Violent Year is Tops

A Most Violent Year wins three top NBR awards, including Best Film

The oldest organization of film award givers have spoken and A Most Violent Year is their Best Film of 2014. The film manages three major wins today, adding Best Actor for Oscar Isaac (in a tie with Michael Keaton for Birdman) and Jessica Chastain taking Best Supporting Actress. This year’s winners have provided a wealth of shockers and not a ...

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Forum Oscar Poll Results – June 2014

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It’s time for a new round of AwardsWatch forum Oscar poll results! As always the numbers represent the percentage of total voters choosing that film, director or performance to be nominated and we’re going to look to June to see that, while Sony Pictures Classics’ Foxcatcher is retaining its #1 spot in Best Picture predictions, the trailer for Fox Searchlight‘s Birdman has ...

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Gold Rush Gang Oscar Predictions – May 2014

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  The new round of Gold Rush Gang Oscar predictions is up with some changes from last month, an increased strength for Foxcatcher after its success at Cannes and some films and performances dropping off the radar. Don’t forget to check the Gold Rush Gang charts to see who’s voting for whom and align yourself with the best of the ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Inherent Vice

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Welcome to the latest entry of Contender or Pretender 2014! Our Oscar hopeful this week is Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. Will it prove to be a triumph with Oscar, like There Will Be Blood, or an awards disappointment like The Master? The Hopeful: Inherent Vice Directed By: Paul Thomas Anderson Written By: ...

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March 2014 Forum Oscar Poll Results

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The first round of 2014/2015 Oscar season poll results are up! Starting off with Best Picture, the top 10 vote getters by percentage of votes are: Foxcatcher – 78% Gone Girl – 76% Big Eyes – 75% Inherent Vice – 75% Interstellar – 71% Unbroken – 62% Birdman – 53% Fury – 37% A Most Violent Year – 33% Suite ...

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A Look Back: What AwardsWatch Was Predicting a Year Ago

From left to right; Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz

As we about to embark on the nonstop train that is the awards season, I took a look back at where AwardsWatch (then still AwardsDaily Forums) was in their predictions prowess. This was before any industry nominations or critics’ bodies had bestowed their awards and everything we had was based on buzz and intuition. What you’ll find are some spot ...

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