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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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