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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE

Roma (Netflix) Here we are. After the most tumultuous Oscar season in memory, the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, is still up in the air. It’s one of the great ironies of Oscar watching and predicting; we hate it when everything is predictable and “boring” yet panic when things are truly up in the air. Damned if you …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Classics) The time has come. After seven nominations, Glenn Close (The Wife) will finally be an Oscar winner. With the Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice in her pocket she’ll enter the Dolby as the frontrunner in the strongest position she’s ever been in before. BAFTA winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) will give her …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG

From left: If Beale Street Could Talk; A Star Is Born There aren’t a lot of categories this year where I’m letting my heart lead the way instead of my head. In fact, Original Score might be the only one. If there’s a category to do it, this is it. It’s the only non-short category where none of the five …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (February)

Cinematography has been the cornerstone of film from its very inception. Before anything else there was the camera. From its birth on paper film to going from black and white to color to 3D to the extraordinarily advanced high definition digital cameras used today, cinematography has been one of most evolutionary elements of filmmaking. On Monday, The Academy announced it …

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Beale Street’ lead 17th International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) nominations

INOCA, the International Online Cinema Awards, have revealed their nominations for the best in 2018 film with the raucous period piece The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos leading the way with 12 mentions, including Best Picture, Best Director and two Best Actress slots (Olivia Colman and Emma Stone). Next up was Barry Jenkins’s intimate romance If Beale Street Could Talk, which …

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DGA: Directors Guild Preview and Predictions: Spike’s Last Stand

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) In 71 years of the Directors Guild of America awards, with its approximately 16,000 members, they’ve never given their top prize to a black director. In 91 years the Oscars haven’t either. That could change this year. Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) has been the film’s industry’s most resilient and prolific black director yet Hollywood has kept …

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