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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (April)

This year is going to be chock full of powerhouse directors that have already been nominated for and won this award. Sam Mendes (1917), Martin Scorsese (The Irishman) and Steven Soderbergh (The Laundromat) are all previous winners in the race once again with previous two-time nominee Quentin Tarantino returning with his 9th film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Those are …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (photo: Carlos Somonte) With all four major precursors in hand and more than two dozens critics prizes, Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) should easily walk away with his second Best Director Oscar on Sunday, among other wins. In doing so, he’ll become the first director of an entirely non-English language film to do so. While there is a chance …

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2019 Oscar Winner Predictions

Oscar winner predictions for the 91st Academy Awards in all 24 categories are all right here. Follow this page and the links below over the next month for live predictions, updated in real time, following the buzz and precursors all leading up the big night at the Dolby – February 24, 2019. All predictions are from Erik Anderson, founder and …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (December)

From top: Debra Granik, Lynne Ramsay and Marielle Heller aren’t in the Best Director conversation. They should be. The Golden Globes have nominated Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA), Peter Farrelly (Green Book), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) and Adam McKay (Vice). The Critics’ Choice nominated those five plus Damien Chazelle (First Man) and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite). I …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (October)

The top 5 in Best Director this month stays the same with a bit of movement with that group. In fact, the top 10 is all the same but with slight, but important, changes.  Alfonso Cuarón still holds the top spot with his personal epic ROMA but first-time director Bradley Cooper inches up in what could be the fight of …

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Frontrunner Friday: No one knows anything (and that’s a good thing)

Frontrunner Friday has returned after a month to digest the impact that Venice, Telluride and Toronto had on the Oscar playing field and it was definitely substantial.  What it didn’t do, however, is solidify among us Oscar pundits an actual frontrunner. You ask one of us and they’ll say A Star Is Born has it. You ask another and it’s …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR (September)

Alfonso Cuarón has emerged from Venice, Telluride and Toronto as the one the beat in the Best Director Oscar race with ROMA and he is the new #1 for September. It’s an exciting month overall on the chart, lit up with green, red and blue everywhere as the fall festivals really began weeding out non-contenders, giving us frontrunners and three …

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