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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 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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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

From left: BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite – are they the favourites to win? Spike Lee is finally going to win a competitive Oscar to go along with his Honorary one from 2016. Although the screenplay for BlacKkKlansman has four credited writers (only four other times in Oscar history have that many shared a win) this is going to be Lee’s. …

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Oscar Podcast #73: FINAL Oscar winner predictions with guest Amanda Spears, creator of the #PresentAll24 movement

Welcome to the AwardsWatch Final Oscar Winner Predictions Podcast! I am honored to be joined by Amanda Spears, the creator of the #PresentAll24 hashtag and movement that brought film and Oscar fans together when the Academy and show producers announced it would be pushing four categories to commercial breaks. The wave of social media support to keep all 24 categories …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘black-ish’ lead 50th NAACP nominations

(Photo: Matt Kennedy)(Photo: ABC/Ron Tom) The nominations for the 50th NAACP Image Awards celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of film, television, music, and literature were announced today with Disney’s Black Panther leading the film nominations (16) and ABC’s black-ish out in front for television with 9. Other top nomination getters were Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING (February)

Like Cinematography, Film Editing is one of this year’s category’s the Oscars’ producers decided to move to a commercial break and be inserted into the show later. It’s also one of the most up in the air categories of the year with the Best Picture frontrunner not nominated and three separate films taking industry honors for editing. Film Editing used …

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