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Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) predictions

Last year, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association went in for Call Me By Your Name, giving it Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet) and Luca Guadagnino tying in Best Director with The Shape of Water’s Guillermo del Toro. Only Guadagnino didn’t manage to turn his win into an Oscar nomination (or win, as in del Toro’s case). This year, …

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Gotham Awards Predictions: Will ‘The Favourite’ be the favorite?

Can Barry Jenkins make it two for two? Two years ago Moonlight began its critics’ award run at the Gotham Awards and carried it all the way to the Academy Awards where it won Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor.  Last year, Call Me By Your Name and Get Out were the big winners with both going on to win Oscars for Adapted …

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2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) Winner Predictions

With the NYFCC announcing their winners just days ago and giving their top prize to Lady Bird and Director to The Florida Project‘s Sean Baker, expect some differences from LAFCA, who sometimes (intentionally) wants to differentiate themselves from their East Coast comrades. In this decade the two organizations have matched up twice for their top film: in 2010 with The Social …

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New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Predictions

The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) announces their best of 2017 film tomorrow and I have my predictions. I’m expecting a lot of love for Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird and Get Out from the group and even though we’re essentially only a week into this awards season it’s probably only a matter of time before those …

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Gotham Awards Winner Predictions: Call Me By Your Name vs Get Out

The Gotham Awards aren’t usually looked at as a serious precursor but in a year where everything is so up in the air, I’ll take what I can get. It’s also worth noting that last year’s winners here for Best Feature and Screenplay (both Moonlight), Best Actor (Manchester by the Sea‘s Casey Affleck) and Documentary (O.J. Made in America) all …

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New York Film Critics Circle Predictions: Is it Moonlight vs. Manchester?

The season has only just begun but it’s already feeling like it’s going to be a battle between Moonlight (Gotham winner) and Manchester by the Sea (National Board of Review winner) with each making pit stops at the top spot amongst critics groups throughout December. Both films are the highest rated films of 2016 from the group so it’s going …

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2016 Gotham Awards Winner Predictions

The 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards are tomorrow and I have my predictions on what and who I think will win. Manchester by the Sea is the nomination leader going into the awards tomorrow with four, including two acting mentions (for Casey Affleck in Best Actor and Lucas Hedges for Breakthrough Actor). I’m predicting the film to take both …

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2016 Oscars: SAG/GG Post-Mortem and Michael Shannon?

  With the two major critics groups (LAFCA and NYFCC), the National Board of Review (NBR), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and now The Golden Globes having had their say on winners and nominees for 2015 films it’s time to where things are. I’ll do another post-mortem once the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) and …

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