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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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Is Daniel Day-Lewis a Phantom Threat in Best Actor?

When the Oscar nominations were announced this week there probably wasn’t a bigger surprise than the huge surge and strength of Paul Thomas Anderson’s very late-breaking Phantom Thread. The film had been ignored by every major guild, including SAG, DGA and PGA, yet managed to earn six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress …

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Oscar Podcast #62: FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions plus PGA and SAG thoughts

It’s Wednesday, January 17th and this is the FINAL Oscar nomination predictions podcast of the 2017-2018 awards season. Through the roller-coaster of this awards season we found ourselves without a true frontrunner until really just this month in Three Billboards but, is it? Can Get Out, Lady Bird or The Shape of Water turn the tide? How did critical frontrunners …

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2018 Oscars: Is this the year Meryl Streep finally misses?

The always venerable Meryl Streep finally vulnerable in an Oscar race? I feel like we have this discussion every other year. Will the Academy’s most-nominated actress finally fail to earn an Oscar nomination? Inevitably, every time we do we acquiesce to the fact that, yes, she’s getting nominated. Look at last year: Florence Foster Jenkins was a cute film and …

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Key Dates and Deadlines Between January 1st and the Oscars (March 4th)

It’s the new year and we now enter what is essentially Phase II of awards season. The majority of critics’ groups have announced winners (or at least nominees) with some still to reveal this month. But January is where the heavy hitters land with the televised awards: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and the Screen Actors Guild. It’s also when …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (December Part 2) – Get Out is #1

Since we started Best Picture predictions for this season, Dunkirk has mostly been atop the chart with stealth contenders Get Out and Lady Bird in the top 10 but not making a big move…yet. Cue the Golden Globe and (especially) the Screen Actors Guild nominations where both films scored and changed the race. Get Out is the new #1 as we close the year, with Lady Bird right behind at …

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2018 Oscars: 10 Films Qualify to Compete for Documentary Short Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 77 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The 10 films are listed below …

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