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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (September)

Alfonso Cuarón has emerged from Venice, Telluride and Toronto as the one the beat in the Best Director Oscar race with ROMA and he is the new #1 for September. It’s an exciting month overall on the chart, lit up with green, red and blue everywhere as the fall festivals really began weeding out non-contenders, giving us frontrunners and three …

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‘The Favourite’ offers a royal romp for Venice

One the fall’s major Oscar hopefuls, and featuring a wealth of juicy actress performances, The Favourite is appeasing critics left and right.  Lauded performances from Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz plus raves over the period detail, cinematography and costume design – on top of the rip-roaring screenplay, the film is already looking like well, a festival favourite.  It’s early …

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Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in first clip from ‘The Favourite’

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival and ahead of the responses and reviews comes a first clip featuring Academy Award winners Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz with Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman. Film synopsis: Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (August)

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) Spike Lee Still On Top Spike Lee remains at #1 with BlacKkKlansman, which just opened in theaters last weekend. It’s one of only two films in my top 10 this month that’s even been seen yet. The reviews are in for BlacKkKlansman and they’re overwhelmingly positive with many calling it the director’s best work to date. …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (June) – Spike Lee rebounds; Bradley Cooper’s ‘Star’ rises

Just as in Best Picture, Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman from Focus Features) rebounds and lands back in the top spot for June. Lee’s move pushes last month’s #1 Steve McQueen (20th Century Fox’s Widows) down to #4. Oscar winners Adam McKay (Annapurna’s Backseat), Damien Chazelle (Universal’s First Man) and Barry Jenkins (Annapurna’s If Beale Street Could Talk) stay put in their …

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2019 Oscars: The Directors (March)

This year promises a wealth of directors all angling for Oscar votes. From previous Oscar winners to breakthroughs waiting to happen to a chance for a female director nominee two years in a row. There’s even a chance that two could be nominated in one year. After the most diverse lineup in Oscar history just last season, there will be …

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