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2018 Oscar Contenders: Best Actress

After what most felt was a stellar year for lead female performances in 2016, resulting in one of the most competitive Oscar races in years, the 2018 race is looking quite full as well. Previous Oscar winners and nominees are going to flood this year, as well as some ladies looking for their first nomination in breakthrough or classic ‘deglam’ ...

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2016

It’s time for the annual 50 Favo(u)rite Performances list from AwardsWatch and this year features actors with multiple film mentions and films with two, three and even gets four performances making the cut. The voting begins in the forums in phases of nominations that create a shortlist from which the final nominee list is produced. From that group a ranked list ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (August)

Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) and Naomie Harris (Moonlight) hold strong at #1 and #2, respectively but it’s Kristen Stewart who makes a big move, landing at her highest point in the season so far at #3. After a banner year in 2015 with Clouds of Sils Maria, earning more critics prizes (plus a César) than any supporting actress, Stewart ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (July)

Unlike Best Supporting Actor we are seeing some action here in Best Supporting Actress this month from last month. Even though the #1 and #2 spots stay the same, Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris is inching closer to Manchester by the Sea‘s Michelle Williams for that top spot and in doing so is the first to give us the start of a ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (July)

Viola Davis (Fences) remains #1 in Best Actress this month, as well she should. She’s almost definitely going to win. Yes, it’s only July, blah blah. Everything is in her corner to win. She just made history last year by being the first woman of color to win the Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy, ever. There hasn’t been ...

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Trailer for ‘Denial,’ starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall

A new player in this Oscar race has emerged; from Participant Media, BBC Films and Bleecker Street comes the the trailer for the Mick Jackson film Denial. It stars Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson (In the Bedroom, Michael Clayton) and Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner). The film, which is based on a true ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (June)

With no new trailers, clips or news this month the June predictions for Best Supporting Actress are a virtual copy of last month’s names and rankings. Only Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) drops off the list and Annette Bening (20th Century Women) tumbles from the #6 to #10 spot. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) still reigns above with Naomie Harris (Moonlight) ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (May)

Although Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) still holds onto the #1 this month (her third in a row), Moonlight‘s Naomie Harris sees yet another big point total increase month to month and is starting to close in on that top spot. A first test screening of the film in New York City that was attended by about a half ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (April)

While the top 9 vote getters this month are the same as last month, there is movement within that group and stronger support for many individual performances. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) remains an immovable force at #1 by a large margin, receiving #1 votes from 8/10 Gold Rush Gang members. As I had expected, Naomie Haris (Moonlight) makes ...

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Youth, The Lobster and 45 Years Lead 2015 European Film Award Nominations

  Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster lead the nominations for the European Film Awards today with 5 mentions including European Film, European Director and European Actor for Colin Farrell. The Cannes 2015 film has enjoyed quite a bit of critical success this week as it also did quite well with the BIFAs on Tuesday. Another Cannes entry grabbed five nominations, Fox Searchlight‘s Youth. ...

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