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2019 Oscar Predictions

2019 Oscar Predictions: MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING (February)

The Academy has has an odd history with this category. It’s bizarrely stuck at only three nominees when year to year shows there are more than enough contenders to flesh it out to five. Between traditional hairstyles of Victorian period pieces to elaborate fat suits and facial prosthetics, it remains a mystery that the Makeup & Hairstyling branch hasn’t made …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING (February)

Like Cinematography, Film Editing is one of this year’s category’s the Oscars’ producers decided to move to a commercial break and be inserted into the show later. It’s also one of the most up in the air categories of the year with the Best Picture frontrunner not nominated and three separate films taking industry honors for editing. Film Editing used …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (February)

I know some people want this to be a closer race than it is; that Olivia Colman’s BAFTA win is somehow a bigger factor than it is. I don’t see it that way and haven’t for months. This is Glenn Close’s Oscar and there’s very little anyone can do to stop it from happening. While a win at BAFTA would …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (February)

Cinematography has been the cornerstone of film from its very inception. Before anything else there was the camera. From its birth on paper film to going from black and white to color to 3D to the extraordinarily advanced high definition digital cameras used today, cinematography has been one of most evolutionary elements of filmmaking. On Monday, The Academy announced it …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (February)

While the other three acting categories seem pretty close to as locked as possible, Supporting Actress remains not so much a mystery but a real nail-biting race. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) pulled of two surprise wins last month when she took both the Golden Globe and the Critics’ Choice after being snubbed at the Screen Actors Guild …

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Frontrunner Friday: Guilds start rolling in but the Oscar race is still open

Last weekend, the Screen Actors Guild gave us another piece of the prediction puzzle, with three actors securing their frontrunner status to near-locked while one blew the doors open on its race. Glenn Close (The Wife), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Mahershala Ali (Green Book) were already the leaders in their respective races but now with SAGs in their hands …

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