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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that ...

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2018 Oscars: Best Picture is beginning to take ‘Shape’

We’re just a month away from the 90th Academy Awards and…we sort of have a frontrunner now? The Directors Guild of America (DGA) bestowed their 70th honor to Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) this weekend. He also has the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and will probably win the BAFTA too, which should at least secure his position as ...

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PGA and SAG Split and We Finally Have a Race on the Eve of Oscar Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild voted Three Billboards. The Producers Guild voted The Shape of Water. The Globes voted Three Billboards. The Critics’ Choice voted The Shape of Water. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race on our hands and amazingly, it’s for two films with the same studio – Fox Searchlight. After a disastrous season last year with The Birth ...

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Producers Guild of America (PGA) Preview and Predictions

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announces their winners in Motion Pictures this weekend so it’s time for predictions. The PGA has gotten infinitely more difficult to present in recent years and its correlation to the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner slightly more tenuous. The last two years in a row the PGA winners, The Big Short and La La ...

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Oscar Podcast #62: FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions plus PGA and SAG thoughts

It’s Wednesday, January 17th and this is the FINAL Oscar nomination predictions podcast of the 2017-2018 awards season. Through the roller-coaster of this awards season we found ourselves without a true frontrunner until really just this month in Three Billboards but, is it? Can Get Out, Lady Bird or The Shape of Water turn the tide? How did critical frontrunners ...

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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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‘Big Little Lies,’ Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ ‘Black Mirror’ among Producers Guild of America Television Nominees

Lots of Emmy winners and some newcomers were among the Producers Guild of America nominations for television this morning, including Big Little Lies, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Last year, the big winners were Stranger Things (Season 1), Atlanta (Season 1) and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Season 1). The producers of the programs ...

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