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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (November)

If there’s a theme to this category this year it’s all about moms. Good moms, bad moms, really bad moms and even a Mother. As if the teaser weren’t enough, the red-band trailer for I, Tonya dropped this week and with it the acid-tongued profanity from our #1 Supporting Actress contender, Allison Janney. Sitting atop with a perfect score of ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (November)

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) holds onto the #1 spot this month, but oh so barely, as Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) continues his ascent and lands just a single point behind Dafoe. In all, the top 5 remain the same and in the same order. Last week’s #6, Ben Mendelsohn (Darkest Hour) falls to # this month, ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: THE SCREENPLAYS (November)

Adapted Screenplay is a weird category this year. Once you get past our predicted top 5 it’s like pulling teeth to find likely contenders. Even the top 5 itself doesn’t ‘look’ right other than #1 Call Me By Your Name. Not only is it not vulnerable, it’s such a clear and far out frontrunner that this category barely needs other ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING and CINEMATOGRAPHY (November)

Dunkirk stays locked onto the #1 spot in Film Editing once again. This is always an interesting category because the winner usually falls into one of two (or sometimes both) categories: a major action film or the Best Picture winner. At them moment, Dunkirk hits both of those. It’s a category that has also often favored longer films (2 hours ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SOUND EDITING and SOUND MIXING (November)

Dunkirk still controls the Sound categories again this month and the top three in both are still: Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They even have the same point breakdown. It seems like a tough sell to unseat any of those and their positions this season unless something surprises. Elsewhere down the list it’s virtually the ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG (November)

We have a new leader in the Original Score race: Alexandre Desplat’s The Shape of Water. After leading all summer, Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk score falls to #2. After that it’s nearly identical to last month’s rankings with Detroit and mother! falling off the list and no debuts. This month we take our first stab at Original Song predictions. Some searching ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Dunkirk Stays Afloat Amongst Fall Festival Favorites

Not much has changed since the last Frontrunner Friday. Dunkirk sits atop the list once again with only a very small 1-point downturn. It’s impressive that the summer blockbuster is still managing to remain the default frontrunner in a season that doesn’t really have one. Or, are we so ingrained now that an Oscar frontrunner can only come from a ...

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Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name, All the Money in the World set for AFI Fest 2017

AFI Fest 2017 will be the world premiere of Ridley Scott’s second film this year, the Getty-kidnapping drama All the Money in the World starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Spacey. Previous fest closers include Patriots Day and The Big Short. AFI FEST will present the work of Robert Altman retrospective, with screenings and discussions of 12 films — ...

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