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Oscar Predictions: This Time Last Year – 82.5% Accuracy in Top 6 Categories

It’s no secret that AwardsWatch likes to brag about its Oscar prediction prowess but how well do we actually do? Pretty great, actually. This time last year AwardsWatch’s Gold Rush Gang clocked in at 82.5% accuracy with the eventual Oscar nominees in the Top 6 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting …

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TIFF15: In Conversation with Julianne Moore

For a cinephile, Film Festivals represent the utmost excitement of being among the first of audiences to partake in the year’s newest cinematic offerings, and there is the anticipation of sussing out the buzz-worthy from the non-starters; the good from the bad. Every festival-goer knows the anxiety of having to solidify their itinerary, faced with the difficulty of resolving scheduling …

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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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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014

The ballots are in and the list is here. Once again, thanks to alilou for compiling the votes and for the really fabulous graphics. Leading up to the top 50 list: • 68 ballots were received during this round of voting (Phase II) • To avoid ties when they happened, the edge was given to those who appeared in more …

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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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Forum Oscar Poll Results – FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions

(hover over the graph for more details…) BEST PICTURE [visualizer id=”9927″] BEST DIRECTOR [visualizer id=”9935″] BEST ACTOR [visualizer id=”9931″] BEST ACTRESS [visualizer id=”9930″] BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR [visualizer id=”9932″] BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS [visualizer id=”9933″] BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY [visualizer id=”9929″] BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY [visualizer id=”9928″]

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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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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations: Grand Budapest Hotel, Under the Skin, Gone Girl Score

Just when you thought there weren’t any more film nominations… AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) nominations are in there will be equal parts joy, confusion and seething rage at some of the choices. With a voting block based on the Awardswatch forum community, the nominations run from eclectic and obscure (check out Best Supporting Actor) to mainstream in some of …

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BAFTA Preview and Predictions: Will Birdman Continue Its Winning Streak?

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards are this Sunday and it finds itself with Oscar bloggers on the edge of their seats over the possibility of Birdman continuing its industry winning streak. After its PGA and SAG wins many of us have turned the corner on the possibility of Birdman taking the big prize at the …

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