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2018 Oscars: ‘Shape of Water’ wins Best Pic; Jordan Peele makes history

  After one of the wildest awards seasons in years; a strange combination of rubber-stamped acting winners and a completely up in the air Best Picture race, Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale The Shape of Water came out triumphant, winning Best Picture, Director, Score and Production Design. The Shape of Water came into the Oscars with wins from the …

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Why Should I Care About the Oscars?

Earlier this week, my very patient and supportive husband asked me this question. He doesn’t really watch movies very much anymore. He’s not that interested in seeing Gary Oldman or James Ivory win Oscars after long and prolific careers. He hasn’t even seen Call Me By Your Name. I’m on the opposite end, obviously – I’ve seen it five times. …

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS – Frances McDormand Takes No Prisoners

Like Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in Best Actor, Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) has dominated awards season by winning the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards. She’s a previous Best Actress winner (for 1995’s Fargo), a general recluse who is happy to “come out of the woods and be invited to the party” and a distinct voice among actors that provides …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE – The Shape of Water Leads

The first round of Best Picture Oscar winner predictions for the 90th Academy Awards are in and the Gold Rush Gang sees The Shape of Water taking the crown as of today. The film has the Producers Guild and Art Directors guild awards right now, with many more to roll out in February, including the Directors Guild and Writers Guild. …

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2018 Oscars: 90th Academy Awards Nomination Breakdown

The Oscar nominations are never without a few ‘she has how many nominations?’ and ‘is that really the first time this has happened?’ so here is a list of facts and superlatives of the 90th Academy Award nominations in Best Picture, Director, Acting categories, Writing categories, Animated Feature and Foreign Language Film. You can also check out my companion piece …

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2017-2018 Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Winner

The Best Picture Oscar nominees are out and we also have the beginning of guild awards season underway with winners from CSA, PGA and SAG to help set us on the path Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture winner. Here is my ranking of who’s ahead based on who has the most guild nominations and wins, BAFTA nominations, what …

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2018 Oscars: The Snubs, the Surprises, the Facts and the Stats

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced and what, did you not expect some shocking snubs and surprise nominations? Well, this is the fun part. Breaking down the nominations to find the breakthroughs, the firsts, the records and the cause for celebration. Plus, we can get rid of some of the pesky stats that plague Oscar predicting! …

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