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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rocks Well

Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) maintains a solidly perfect score at #1 while critics’ favorite Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) is #2 across the board. Something drastic would need to happen to change those up and it’s not impossible. The backlash against Three Billboards and its depiction of racism, while featuring very little attention to its meager black ...

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2017-2018 Acting Precursor Breakdown: BFCA – GG – SAG – BAFTA – Oscar

Here is the list of every contender to receive a Critics’ Choice (BFCA), Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and/or BAFTA nomination for the 2017-2018 awards season on the way to Oscar nominations. 11 people achieved all four precursors and, unlike last year with Amy Adams (Arrival), every one of them earned an Oscar nomination. Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, ...

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2018 Oscars: Who Are the Frontrunners Now?

The Oscar nominations are in, giving us some solid intel as well as provided us with some questions that only the next phase of awards season will tell. The Shape of Water continued to be a nomination behemoth, grabbing a field-best 13 today. It just won the Producers Guild prize last weekend. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned seven nominations ...

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PGA and SAG Split and We Finally Have a Race on the Eve of Oscar Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild voted Three Billboards. The Producers Guild voted The Shape of Water. The Globes voted Three Billboards. The Critics’ Choice voted The Shape of Water. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race on our hands and amazingly, it’s for two films with the same studio – Fox Searchlight. After a disastrous season last year with The Birth ...

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Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) loves Lady Bird

The Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) have bestowed their Best Film, Director and Actress awards to Lady Bird.   The group fell in line with the current batch of acting frontrunner from critics with Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in Best Actor, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) in Supporting Actor and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). They also have a dubious prize ...

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‘Lady Bird’ Tops National Society of Film Critics Winners

The National Society of Film Critics has chosen, in a very close vote, Lady Bird as the Best Picture of 2017. The win lined up with the New York Film Critics Circle, where there are many crossover members. Since the NSFC releases their vote totals (which every awards body should do), we know it won by just two points over Get ...

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Oscar Podcast #61: Golden Globe Winner Predictions

This 61st podcast is focused on the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, January 7th and our winner predictions. I am joined by Gold Rush Gang member Matt Dinn and we break down what is one of the most competitive, up in the air awards seasons in years, in almost every category. Will there be a sweep like La La Land last year ...

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75th Golden Globe Awards Winner Predictions (Motion Picture)

The first televised awards of this season is upon us and in many respects it couldn’t be more difficult to predict. There are logical reasons for so many films and performances to win their categories this year. Why? Because it’s January and we still don’t have a frontrunner. Between late releases, shocking SAG snubs and overperforming and underperforming films with ...

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