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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (December Part 1)

Meryl is back! After allowing Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) a single month in the prediction sun, Streep is back with a vengeance for her fierce performance (and gold embroidered caftan) in the timely Spielberg film The Post. At the moment, we’ve had three major awards bodies announce 2017 winners: the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics ...

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Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, Wonder Woman Among 20 Films Advance in VFX Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alien: Covenant” “Beauty and the Beast” “Blade Runner 2049 “Dunkirk” ‘‘Ghost in the Shell” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (December Part 1)

Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) maintains his #1 status in Best Director from last month but with a huge gap between him and his nearest competitor, Steven Spielberg (The Post). Nolan leads by a whopping 27 points this month. Although Dunkirk hasn’t featured into critics’ groups (yet), a handful of directors have and that impact can be seen on the newest chart. ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (December Part 1)

We’re finally in the part of the awards race where critics’ groups and other awards-giving organizations start rolling out their year-end awards, giving us some runway to create more accurate predictions after months of guessing games and intuition. But predicting is a different world before and after precursors. Since last month’s predictions we’ve had the Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Award nominations, ...

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Los Angeles Film Critics go big for Call Me By Your Name, Shape of Water

  Call Me By Your Name was the big winner at today’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards, earning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. It was one of only three films to win more than one award in a very spread the wealth year. The Shape of Water also won three awards; Best Cinematography, Best Actress and, interestingly ...

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National Board of Review (NBR) Predictions

The National Board of Review is the oldest organization in the U.S. to hand out film awards. Not industry, not exclusively critics or journalists, the NBR consists of academics, film enthusiasts, film makers and professionals. Often considered the ‘real’ kickoff to awards season, they are always among the first to announce, often battling it out with the New York Film ...

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Independent Spirit Award Nominations Predictions: Good Time, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, Florida Project Could Be Top Contenders

The nominations for the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards are tomorrow and here’s your 11th hour predictions. Lily Collins and Tessa Thompson will announce the nominees. The Independent Spirit Awards began as the alternative Oscars (they still have their show the day before the Academy Awards) but in the last decade have really become the place for Oscar’s Best Picture ...

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