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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (May) – Spike Lee Moves Up

As with Best Picture, the top of the list remains in tact with Steve McQueen (Widows), Adam McKay (Backseat), Damien Chazelle (First Man) keeping their 1-2-3 spots. I’ve switched Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) on the strength of Lee’s Grand Prix win at Cannes this last weekend. It’s 6-10 that sees changes (again, as ...

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April) – McQueen is King

As was with Best Picture, Best Director sees a change-up from last month with Widows‘ Steve McQueen taking the pole position for April. Adam McKay (Cheney), Damien Chazelle (First Man), Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 plays out similarly to the top 10 in ...

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2019 Oscars: The Directors (March)

This year promises a wealth of directors all angling for Oscar votes. From previous Oscar winners to breakthroughs waiting to happen to a chance for a female director nominee two years in a row. There’s even a chance that two could be nominated in one year. After the most diverse lineup in Oscar history just last season, there will be ...

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Art directors, California university choose winners

Two more prizes were announced today. Beginning with the Art Directors Guild, they chose winners in three different categories (much like ACE did yesterday). The winner in the Period Film category was The Great Gatsby, right now the favorite to that home this category at the Academy Awards. For Fantasy Film, the art directors were most enamored by Gravity. And ...

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BAFTA : How It Could Influence the Oscar Race

By Alex K Kay For all intents and purposes, the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (popularly acronym’d as BAFTA) is the penultimate bellwether precursor event before the big one: the Oscars. The critics groups have had their say, the Golden Globes have sprinkled their fairy dust on the proceedings, giving 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle their ...

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DGA Preview: Does Gravity Have Weight?

The Directors Guild of America hands out its highest honor tonight and by all accounts this should be Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuarón’s to lose. He’s run away with the lion’s share of critics awards for his work on Gravity and has been the frontrunner for the DGA and the Oscar since the film’s release. Currently, all Gold Rush Gang members have ...

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DGA nominations: Wolf rises, Nebraska left out in the cold

The Directors Guild of America announced their nominations today, and made the battle for those final spots interesting again. The expected four were all there: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity, Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave, David O. Russell for American Hustle, and Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips. Nabbing the fifth and final spot was veteran Martin Scorsese for The ...

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Critics’ choices or Oscar predictions? BFCA announces nominations

“The single most accurate precursor to the Oscars….“. If ever it was more blatantly clear what the Broadcast Film Critics Association is actually trying to do each year, it was today when they made their nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards public. The list is filled with the usual suspects, with hardly a suprise in sight. Perhaps the biggest ...

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Gold Rush Gang: Golden Globe Nominations Predictions

The Gold Rush Gang have a few things to say about the Golden Globe nominations, especially…what is going on with Supporting Actor?? After today’s Screen Actors Guild nominations the Gang went scrambling to check and re-check their predictions here. Will the rise of Barkhad Abdi and the fall of Bradley Cooper continue? Will James Gandolfini add a Golden Globe nomination ...

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