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Oscar Podcast #57: Entering Awards Season Without a Frontrunner

It’s the first Oscar podcast after the big summer film festivals – Venice, Telluride and Toronto – and usually by now we have a frontrunner. But not this year. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water won the Golden Lion at Venice and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto. Both are from ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (September)

Another month, another top placement for Melissa Leo (Novitiate), albeit this time, for the first time in a while, with a 99 instead of a 100. Big moves and new names populate the Supporting Actress list after Leo with yet another beneficiary of the Telluride response to The Shape of Water and that is for previous Oscar winner (and a ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (September)

What a difference a month can make. Telluride and Venice saw the premieres of a large swath of as-of-yet unseen Best Actress contenders and the reviews are in: Sally Hawkins is a major player in a film, The Shape of Water, that has blown up everywhere. Her stock is on the rise, so much so that she replaces Oscar winner ...

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Saoirse Ronan soars in first trailer for ‘Lady Bird’ from Greta Gerwig

After a truly rapturous response at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend, A24 drops the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut Lady Bird, starring two-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, Brooklyn) and Emmy and Tony winner Laurie Metcalf. From A24: The response to Lady Bird from Telluride firmly positions Ronan and Metcalf into the Oscar race in Actress and Supporting ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (September)

The Venice and Telluride Film Festivals are still under way at the time of these new predictions with world and US premieres of some of this fall and winter’s top Oscar hopefuls hasn’t made as much of an impact as you’d expect. WB’s Dunkirk is still at #1. 20th Century Fox’s The Papers is back to being The Post and ...

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INTERVIEW: Barry Jenkins on being an active ally, who he’s influenced by and the ensemble of MOONLIGHT

I recently sat down for a conversation with writer/director Barry Jenkins to talk about his extraordinary new film Moonlight. The film tells the story of a largely under-represented section of society – queer African-American males. In this interview, we discuss the film, what it means to be an active ally, his cinematic influences, and his incredible ensemble cast. READ: Review: ‘Moonlight’ ...

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