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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Top: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Riots Project; Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing
Bottom: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post; Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell in Mudbound

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST DIRECTOR (March)

Top: Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne
Bottom: Dee Rees, Kathryn Bigelow, Christopher Nolan, Joe Wright

The Best Director top five for March mirrors the Best Picture top five and right now that’s a ‘safe’ prediction. We know that the directing branch of the Academy always throws us for a loop right at the end but for now matching them up makes sense. We are looking for Kathryn Bigelow to make a big Oscar comeback this ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Top: Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing
Bottom: Wonderstruck, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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2016 International Cinephile Society (ICS) Awards Love Carol

Love Wins: CAROL is the 2016 ICS winner for Best Film of 2015

  The 13th International Cinephile Society‘s Best Picture of 2015 has been awarded to Carol, Todd Haynes’ gorgeous and evocative drama of forbidden love of two women in the 1950s based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel and adapted by Phyllis Nagy. Carol won five awards overall, an all-time high for a single film in the ICS’s 13-year history. Along with Best Picture it won ...

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2016 INOCA Nominations: Carol and Mad Max Lead with 12 Each

INOCA nomination leaders Carol and Mad Max: Fury Road lead the winners list

  Tons of love went to Carol, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Assassin today at the 8th International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA). Carol and Mad Max: Fury Road lead with a whopping 12 nominations apiece including Best Picture and Best Director with Carol snagging two Best Actress mentions for its leads, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. The INOCAs are comprised of voters from ...

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Full list of 2016 BAFTA Awards WINNERS

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Leonardo DiCaprio win BAFTAs for The Revenant

    THE REVENANT has won the BAFTA award for Best Film of 2015 and with it another four trophies, making it the most rewarded film of the night. Mad Max: Fury Road came in behind it with four wins – Editing, Production Design, Makeup & Hair and Costume Design. The two films went head to head in just four categories and they ...

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‘Carol’ Romances Gay & Lesbian Critics Awards

COURTESY OF THE WEINSTEIN CO.

Oscars, Schmoscars. As a member of this critics group, I am pleased to announce that Todd Haynes’ Carol has swept the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) awards today with five victories, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Film Actress of the Year (Cate Blanchett). Haynes also won the Wilde Artist of the Year award (named after ...

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Shocks and Surprises We Could See at Tomorrow’s Oscar Nominations

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We know that every year we have huge surprise nominees and even more, shocking snubs, at the Oscar nominations. This year, the craziest year I think I’ve ever seen in my years of Oscar watching, is going to prove no different. Although, the craziness of this season could be preparing us for those shocks. Best Picture alone is a stressful ...

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