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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April)

Kathryn Bigelow remains at #1 with her still Untitled Detroit Riots Project but her competitors are starting to chip away at that lead. Strong word of mouth from the 10-minute clips shown at CinemaCon keeps Alexander Payne (Downsizing) at #2 and Todd Haynes (Wonderstruck) at #3. The big debut entry this month is two-time Best Director Oscar winner Steven Spielberg for ...

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, ...

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30th Independent Spirit Award Winner Predictions

Here are my surefire winner predictions for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards. It’s weird to think that there is a real possibility that all four acting winners here today could repeat at the Oscars tomorrow. Go independent film? 2014 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER PREDICTIONS BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Boyhood Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan ...

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FINAL Oscar Predictions from the Gold Rush Gang: The Bird vs. The Boy

We’re in the final stretch of what has been one of the craziest, most unpredictable Oscar season in years. So much so that the top prize of the Academy Awards, Best Picture, is still up for grabs. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman? Right now, the Gold Rush Gang is split almost down the middle. Just one point separates the ...

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Oscar Podcast #23: FINAL Oscar Predictions…AHHH!!!!!

In Oscar podcast #23, Gold Rush Gang member Peter Cioth and myself, Erik Anderson, tear through all 24 Academy Awards categories to find the answer to the single question, “Who Will Win?” While many categories seem locked and loaded (how could anything beat The Grand Budapest Hotel in Production Design or Julianne Moore in Best Actress?) not only do we ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Winners – Iñárritu Beats Linklater

Well, it happened; Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of 2014 for Birdman, besting perceived frontrunner Richard Linklater for Boyhood. THE WINNERS: Feature Film Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman This is Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA ...

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