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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Top: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Riots Project; Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing
Bottom: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post; Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell in Mudbound

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST DIRECTOR (March)

Top: Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne
Bottom: Dee Rees, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Joe Wright

The Best Director top five for March mirrors the Best Picture top five and right now that’s a ‘safe’ prediction. We know that the directing branch of the Academy always throws us for a loop right at the end but for now matching them up makes sense. We are looking for Kathryn Bigelow to make a big Oscar comeback this ...

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The Academy: Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern, Sharen K. Davis Among Board of Governors Selections


THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2016–17 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone ...

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First Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’


Steven Spielberg’s new film, The BFG, based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, has its first official trailer. The film stars Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies) as The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) who attempts to save a little girl named Sophie from even bigger giants who wish to eat her. The screenplay was adapted by Melissa Mathison and was ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR


Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) sits way out in front of his nearest competitor with a perfect score from the Gold Rush Gang. Reigning Best Director winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) sits at #2 but look at George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road). After the huge success his film has had with the critics awards (winning a half dozen Best Picture ...

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (August)


David O. Russell (Joy) is still riding high on the horse as he maintains his #1 status with the Gold Rush Gang’s Best Director predictions for the third month in a row and again by a very large margin; over 20 points ahead of his nearest competitor. That nearest competitor is Todd Haynes (Carol), who manages to move up a ...

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Full-length trailer for ‘Bridge of Spies’ feels VERY IMPORTANT

Bridge of Spies

A new, full-length trailer for Dreamworks‘ Bridge of Spies dropped and it’s full of DUN-DUN music cues to let you know that it’s about SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT. The October release has Oscar feels all over it but I can’t help but think it might turn out to be an empty shell. Spielberg’s last film, 2012’s Lincoln was real Oscar gold, ...

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TRAILER: Spielberg and Hanks Re-Team for ‘Bridge of Spies’


Oscar winners Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks re-team for the Cold War era thriller Bridge of Spies and we have the first trailer for the October release. The true story of a New York insurance lawyer tapped to negotiate the prisoner swap of an American pilot for a Russian spy was written by Matt Charman and Joel & Ethan Coen ...

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