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AwardsWatch Forums’ 50 Favourite Performances of 2017

For the last five years, the AwardsWatch forums have compiled their 50 Favourite Performances of the year and the results for 2017 are in. Once we enter the top 20 it’s impressive how many performances showed up that didn’t earn #1 mentions but were on so many ballots, and still had a high placement on those ballots, earned such high rankings. ...

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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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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Leads International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA, the forums-based branch of AwardsWatch) have announced their nominations for 2017 film and Call Me By Your Name leads with 13 nominations including double mentions in Supporting Actor (for Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg) and Original Song (“Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon,” both from Sufjan Stevens. Phantom Thread was next with nine nominations ...

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Top 15th International Cinephile Society (ICS) Winners

After a record-setting 11 nominations, Call Me By Your Name has won the International Cinephile Society’s Best Picture of 2017. The film also took top honors for Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory). Giving tremendous chase though was Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. In fact, the two films completely dominated the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney goes for the gold

The similarities between the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress races this year are striking; the current frontrunners are not the critics’ favorites but somehow turned things around once the televised awards started and took their more over-the-top characters to the stage, grabbing trophy after trophy as their more subtle competitors’ sat watching from the sidelines. Right now, Allison Janney (I, ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR – Gary Oldman Charges Through

What more is there to say about Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour from Focus Features) and is security as the next Best Actor Oscar winner? He has the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards. He only has BAFTA to lock down and really, it’s not like their not going to give this to him, he’s playing one of ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR – del Toro in the driver’s seat

Just as The Shape of Water leads in Best Picture, Guillermo del Toro is unanimously out in front for Best Director. del Toro has earned the most directing wins from critics this season, plus the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice. He is heavily predicted to win the Directors Guild prize next weekend. With Three Billboards‘ Martin McDonagh out of the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE – The Shape of Water Leads

The first round of Best Picture Oscar winner predictions for the 90th Academy Awards are in and the Gold Rush Gang sees The Shape of Water taking the crown as of today. The film has the Producers Guild and Art Directors guild awards right now, with many more to roll out in February, including the Directors Guild and Writers Guild. ...

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