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Frontrunner Friday: Awards season has begun

First Reformed, A Star Is Born, Eighth Grade and Green Book have started out awards season ahead of the pack This week has given us the Gotham Award winners, the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.  With wins for ROMA to Green Book to A Star Is Born, and performances from Ethan Hawke to Regina King to …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (November)

Black Panther (Disney) As with Best Director, Black Panther makes a move this month – up four spots all the way into the top 5.  The huge misfire of the Academy’s rushed ‘Popular Film’ Oscar category, that was quickly tabled after a substantial backlash, I think has given way to what most good Oscar pundits were already predicting – that …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (November)

The deepest bench of Best Actress contenders in years is going to give us one of the best set of nominations the Oscars has ever seen Best Actress is a bloodbath, the most competitive I’ve seen this category in years. That’s a good thing but it makes predicting extra hard.  This category has everything: a veteran with an overdue narrative, …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (November)

Ethan Hawke and Rami Malek rise but could Michael B. Jordan knock them out? Some big moves this month from actors in films large and small including a previously nominated indie fave and two performances from certified box office hits. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) has been an underdog contender in Best Actor for months. For some he’s been top 5 …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (November)

From top: Barry Jenkins, Steve McQueen, Spike Lee and Ryan Coogler could make Oscar history That might not be that unique year to year but what is unique this year is amount of black directors who top tier contenders helming a host of Best Picture hopefuls.  Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (Adapted Screenplay for Best Picture winner Moonlight) is back with …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SOUND EDITING and SOUND MIXING (November)

First Man (Universal)A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) First Man stays locked at #1 in Sound Editing despite faltering elsewhere this month. It feels like a category that would be impenetrable to its overall nomination potential and could even eke out a win.  Black Panther keeps moving up, ROMA holds on at #2. After La La Land‘s shocking loss in …

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