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2018 Cannes Winner Predictions: History in the Making

Trying to predict the winners of the Cannes Film Festival is a bit of a crapshoot. It doesn’t seem like it should be, there are only seven categories, nine jury members, and 21 films to choose from. Compared to the 7500 members of the Academy, it should be easy, right? Not so much. The Cannes festival prizes for its In …

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Did the Berlin Film Festival Kick off the 2019 Oscar Race?

  The Berlin Film Festival ended yesterday after a strong competition lineup and a shocking Golden Bear win for Touch Me Not, an explicit film about intimacy and sexual desires. Last year, the Berlinale played a considerable role in launching several Oscar hopefuls, having screened four of the 9 eventual Foreign Language Oscar shortlisted films in addition to Best Picture …

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Predicting the Venice Film Festival Awards: Which Films Will Win Big Tomorrow?

The Venice Film Festival wraps up tomorrow with its much-anticipated awards ceremony. As with Cannes and other film festivals, it’s almost impossible to accurately predict what the jury, led by Annette Bening, will reward. Nevertheless, here are our guesses based on critic and audience reviews and the general buzz on the Lido. Last year’s Best Actress winner here was Emma …

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