Original Score

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: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG (November)

If Beale Street Could Talk and A Star Is Born remain atop the Original Score and Original Song chart for November. This month sees a move into the top 5 for Black Panther, which would be a first Oscar nomination for composer Ludwig Göransson, who previously scored Creed, Venom earlier this fall and Creed II which opens this weekend. Max Richter …

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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: THE TECHS (October)

This is the first month of official predictions for all below the line technical categories (although they have been live in the updating chart of predictions here) that will include: Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Makeup & Hairstyling and Visual Effects. At the moment First Man, ROMA, A Star Is Born …

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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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