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FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions for the 90th Academy Awards

Here we go. After one of the wildest and most unpredictable Oscar seasons in recent memory with regards to the top category, Best Picture, the Gold Rush Gang and myself have finally settled on our final Oscar winner predictions. Or have we? LISTEN: Oscar Podcast #65: FINAL Oscar winner predictions with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson Three films have #1 spots …

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Frontrunner Friday: Stuck in the Middle of Oscar Voting

We’re just over a week from the Oscars and while a handful of races seem pretty locked up right now (Adapted Screenplay, Director, ALL four acting categories), we still have some real nail-biters that will be keeping us on the edge of our seat right until the envelope is opened (barring some fiasco like last year…). Best Picture has never …

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that …

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2018 Oscars: The Animated Feature and Original Song Connection

Disney/Pixar’s COCO is nominated for Animated Feature and Original Song – can it win both? The connection between animated films and the Original Song Oscar is relatively new one. From the inception of the Original Song category only two songs from animated films won between 1934 and 1988 (“When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio – 1940 and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” …

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2018 Oscars: Best Picture is beginning to take ‘Shape’

We’re just a month away from the 90th Academy Awards and…we sort of have a frontrunner now? The Directors Guild of America (DGA) bestowed their 70th honor to Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) this weekend. He also has the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and will probably win the BAFTA too, which should at least secure his position as …

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2018 Oscar Winner Predictions in ALL Categories

Here are the 2018 Oscar winner predictions from the Gold Rush Gang in all 24 categories for Friday, February 2, 2018. You can read breakdowns of the top 8 categories below. BEST PICTURE | BEST DIRECTOR | BEST ACTOR | BEST ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR I SUPPORTING ACTRESS | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY CINEMATOGRAPHY ERIK ANDERSON BRYAN BONAFEDE GREG HOWARD EVAN KOST JASON OSIASON KENNETH POLISHCHUK DENIZCAN SÜRÜCÜ RICHARD ANTHONY ŞÜKRÜ …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Four Contenders and the Best Picture Connection

There probably isn’t a tougher category than Original Screenplay, as our divisive rankings show. The top four contenders aren’t just all possibilities here, they’re also all legitimate contenders for Best Picture and looking at the recent trend of Best Picture winners, it’s a screenplay win that is its closest ally. This is an extraordinarily loaded category in that there are …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney goes for the gold

The similarities between the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress races this year are striking; the current frontrunners are not the critics’ favorites but somehow turned things around once the televised awards started and took their more over-the-top characters to the stage, grabbing trophy after trophy as their more subtle competitors’ sat watching from the sidelines. Right now, Allison Janney (I, …

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