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Frontrunner Friday: Is This Where Critics and the Oscars Will Divide?

It’s the last Frontrunner Friday of 2018 and I’m closing it out with predictions, of course, but also a deep look into what could be a great divide between critics and the Academy this year. It’s often griped that the Oscars don’t, or shouldn’t, align with critics because critics don’t vote on the Oscars. Fair enough, as critics have their …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (December)

Amy Adams (Vice)Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) When the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations last week, there was a shockwave sent out with them. In Female Actor in a Supporting Role the nominees were Amy Adams (Vice), Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Margot Robbie (Mary Queen of Scots), Emma Stone (The Favourite) and Rachel …

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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: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (November)

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street) Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), Amy Adams (Vice), Emma Stone (The Favourite), Rachel Weisz (The Favourite) and Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased) are an unmoved force and all remain in the top and in their respective spots for a second month in a row. It seems risky as we get …

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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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