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2019 Oscar Predictions

2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING and CINEMATOGRAPHY (November)

ROMA bumps First Man in Film Editing and keeps the top spot in Cinematography this month, further pushing the Netflix film on its way to Best Picture. A Star Is Born also moves up, jumping over The Favourite, while the rest of If Beale Street Could Talk stays in a holding pattern at #5. Spots 6-10 don’t budge either.  Cold …

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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE, DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (November)

Top: Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney)Bottom: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Focus Features), Burning (Well Go USA) Incredibles 2 holds onto the top spot in Animated Feature but the phenomenal reviews for Ralph Breaks the Internet help bump up that film to #2.  The Academy hasn’t been too kind to sequels in this category, especially to Disney/Pixar but it seems like one of these two could …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (November)

Black Panther (Disney) Adapted Screenplay sees some movement in the top 10 but If Beale Street Could Talk stays put at #1 for the second month in a row as the list’s biggest Best Picture player.  Moving up is Can You Ever Forgive Me? to the #2 spot. It’s hard to imagine the writers branch not going deep on a …

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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTOR (November)

Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) The top 4 of Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy) and Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born) stay locked in place from last month but previous top 5 contender Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) makes a big move back into the fold.  Driver was a staple …

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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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