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2019 Oscar Predictions: PRODUCTION DESIGN and COSTUME DESIGN (December)

Nothing is going to unseat The Favourite from likely double wins in these two categories (that have often gone hand in hand). Lots of green this month though after BFCA noms, we’ll see what the guilds in these fields bring us next month.  Bohemian Rhapsody makes big moves in both on the strength of its Golden Globe and SAG nominations. …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: SOUND MIXING and SOUND EDITING (December)

No changes at the top for either Sound Editing or Sound Mixing. Ready Player One moves up on both charts (closer to where it should belong, it’s Gary Rydstrom, for pete’s sake). Here are my 2019 Oscar predictions in Sound Editing for December 19, 2018. Green – moves up; Red – moves down; Blue – chart debut/re-entry 1. First Man2. ROMA3. Black Panther4. Ready Player …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG (December)

Black Panther With the reveal of the shortlists in Original Score and Original Song yesterday (the first in these categories since 1979), did predicting get easier or more difficult? In Original Score, there were two big surprise omissions – Michael Giacchino’s Incredibles 2 and Hans Zimmer’s Widows. Both Oscar-winning composers were expected to show up on the 15-film shortlist. Instead, …

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2019 Oscars: The Foreign Language Film Shortlist Predictions

The 9-film shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Oscar will be revealed on December 17th It’s that time of the year again! After enjoying so many wonderful Foreign Language Oscar contenders in Cannes, Venice, TIFF and Berlin, the Academy’s Foreign Language committee will finally weigh in on Monday December 17 with their shortlist of 9 FLF contenders vying for the …

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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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