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Cannes 2017: Did Any of the Winners Start Their Oscar Campaigns?

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has wrapped with more than a few surprises when the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony last night. Many had expected the French 90s-era AIDS drama 120 Battements par minute (Beats Per Minute) from Robin Campillo to triumph but that film ended up with the Grand Prize of the Jury (2nd place, essentially) while ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) stands as the sole performer (or film) with all #1 votes across the board from every Gold Rush Gang member and it’s only April. Oldman himself was recently at CinemaCon promoting his Churchill biopic from Focus Features so you know he wants this. Never one for this type of self-promotion before (and often sidelined due to ...

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2018 Oscars Contenders: Best Actor

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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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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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (September)

Viola Davis (Fences) continues to reign with a perfect score of 50 from the Gold Rush Gang once again this month. This, despite completely unsubstantiated ‘rumors’ that Paramount might be pushing her in supporting. It’s. Not. Going. To. Happen. Davis won the Tony for this role in Lead, not Supporting like her predecessor. She has been very outspoken that her ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE (August)

The Animated Feature Oscar race is pretty competitive this year. While our #1 prediction, Moana, hasn’t even come out yet, what we’ve seen of it from the trailer and stills and that Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) is doing original songs for the film (hello, EGOT) is enough to sell us on it as the film to ...

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Cannes 2016 Distribution Watch: What’s Been Picked Up

Sometimes it seems that for all of the prestige and pageantry of the Cannes Film Festival most American audiences will never see a majority of the films in competition and their interest in a festival that feels so exclusive and elusive can often make them look for the next superhero movie at their multiplex rather than the upcoming Assayas. Well, this ...

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SFIFF59 Preview: Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller)

In Maggie’s Plan, Greta Gerwig plays the titular character, a woman on the verge of artificially inseminating herself with the DNA of a former college acquaintance-turned-pickle-entrepreneur named Guy (played by Vikings‘ Travis Fimmel). Gerwig is someone who I always feel would make a great muse for Woody Allen. She was indeed in a Woody Allen film, To Rome with Love, before ...

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