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2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST DIRECTOR

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) sits way out in front of his nearest competitor with a perfect score from the Gold Rush Gang. Reigning Best Director winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) sits at #2 but look at George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road). After the huge success his film has had with the critics awards (winning a half dozen Best Picture …

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REVIEW: ‘Joy’ (★★★½)

  There’s something truly fantastic about the opening scene of Joy. It’s a black and white television soap opera starring none other than All My Children’s Susan Lucci. Stiff acting, Bob Mackie-type gowns and Dynasty hair, elaborate names like Bartholomew, Clarinda and Danica pepper this sequence and although we don’t know what it means in context it sets us up …

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2016 Oscar Predictions: FILM EDITING

Long ago Film Editing always used to be very closely tied to Best Picture but in the last decade or so genre films have done very well here. Winners like The Bourne Ultimatum, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Matrix have won without the benefit of a Best Picture nomination. This year looks like a very Best Picture-heavy group …

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Golden Globes: Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander to Compete in LEAD

  The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that puts on The Golden Globes has deemed Rooney Mara in Carol and Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl as LEAD, despite both actress being pushed in supporting by their respective studios, The Weinstein Company and Focus Features both GoldDerby and Deadline reported today. This comes right on the heels of the …

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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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