Best Actor

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 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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Frontrunner Friday: The Impact of AFI Fest and Spirit Awards noms

This week saw the second half of AFI FEST bring us two long-awaited world premieres that could impact many Oscar categories: Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex (review here) starring Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones and Josie Rourke’s feature film directorial debut Mary Queen of Scots (review forthcoming) about the Queen Anne/Queen Elizabeth I rivalry …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (October)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) maintains his #1 status and right now still looks like the one to beat in Best Actor. I think the question for many people is how many Oscars can Cooper take home in one night? He could be personally nominated for five awards and I feel like the industry likes him the way they …

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Frontrunner Friday – Annapurna in flux; category changes

After last week’s drops of trailers for Vice and The Mule, this week’s Frontrunner Friday brings us a few changes that may or may not affect the status of a handful of films and performances. The big news is that Annapurna suffered a big loss with the stepping down (firing?) of its president Chelsea Barnard this week as the fledgling …

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