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Screen Actors Guild Predictions from The Gold Rush Gang

  It’s time for the first Screen Actors Guild nomination predictions from The Gold Rush Gang but just because there are fewer categories than The Golden Globes or The Oscar doesn’t mean it’s not as difficult to suss out. In many ways, it’s harder. Between category submission deadlines (October 22nd) and some films not even finished as we predict them, …

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‘Joy’ Screens: It’s a Major Oscar Player

  The highly anticipated Christmas release Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, screened last night in LA and AwardsWatch* was there to take in what was either going to be a huge success or a big disappointment. Being one of the few films that has yet to be seen in full (The Revenant and The Hateful Eight are other majors), it’s kind …

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2013

Yeah, it’s March but AwardsWatch has another 2013 list! It’s our Favorite Performances of 2013 and it was a hard fought, nail-biter with Oscar nominees, a shocking Oscar-winning snub, great non-English language film performances and a few other surprises. Special thanks to Vincent Teo for organizing the tournament and tabulation of the ballots and Matthew Kelley Rand for the graphics. …

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12 Years a Slave, McConaughey, Blanchett Win Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, famous for giving out their trophies the day before the Oscars, looked an awful lot like an Oscar preview today. After a season of minimal awards totals and eeked out Best Picture wins, 12 Years a Slave dominated today, winning Best Feature, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actress and Cinematography. The film is up for all of …

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Gold Rush Gang: FINAL Oscar Predictions

The time has come, for you to lip sy…wait, wrong show. This is it, the final stretch before the Oscars on Sunday and with it the FINAL winner predictions from the Gold Rush Gang. What a tumultuous season it’s been. While most of our pundints agree that 12 Years a Slave will prevail in Best Picture as it did with …

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Oscar Podcast #11: FINAL Oscar Predictions!

  In this epic Oscar podcast, recorded February 25th, 2014, Erik, Ben, Kenneth and Peter discuss their final Oscar predictions, possibly change their minds in the middle of the conversation. Meanwhile, Erik forgets 12 Years a Slave isn’t nominated for Original Score, Cate Blanchett gets unironic love from the group and one of the straight guys throws the biggest shade? Settle …

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AwardsWatch’s INOCA (International Online Cinema Awards) Nominations

AwardsWatch’s own awards extravaganza, the INOCAs, announced nominations for our 2013 awards with 12 Years a Slave leading the pack with 12 nominations. Gravity and Her followed with nine apiece. The INOCAs are a long-standing forum tradition where we collectively show the entire film community what really are the best movies/performances/achievements of the year. With a voting body made up …

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12 Years a Slave Wins BAFTA’s Best Film (and Not Much Else)

It’s another awards show, which means 12 Years a Slave won the top prize but still managed to stumble, hard. After losing category after category all evening it finally bounced back winning Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor (his first major win of the season) and Best Film. One has to wonder though, if Matthew McConaughey had been nominated here would …

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BAFTA Preview and Predictions

As we enter the final stretch of the Oscar race we come to the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the last stop of the precursor train. Often, by the time we get to the BAFTAs we’ve seen the same winners so many times that there is little left in the room for surprise. That’s a little different …

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