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Frontrunner Friday: Stuck in the Middle of Oscar Voting

We’re just over a week from the Oscars and while a handful of races seem pretty locked up right now (Adapted Screenplay, Director, ALL four acting categories), we still have some real nail-biters that will be keeping us on the edge of our seat right until the envelope is opened (barring some fiasco like last year…). Best Picture has never …

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Leads International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA, the forums-based branch of AwardsWatch) have announced their nominations for 2017 film and Call Me By Your Name leads with 13 nominations including double mentions in Supporting Actor (for Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg) and Original Song (“Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon,” both from Sufjan Stevens. Phantom Thread was next with nine nominations …

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Oscar-Snubbed ‘120 BPM’ Tops France’s Cesar Awards Nominations with 13

The 43rd Cesar Awards (the Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences), France’s answer to the Oscars, announced its nominations today and Cannes-winner BPM from Robin Campillo earned a field-best 13 nominations. The film was left off of Oscar Foreign Language Film shortlist last month and received no Oscar nominations. Albert Dupontel’s post-World War I epic See You Up There was next with 12 …

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2018 Oscars: The Snubs, the Surprises, the Facts and the Stats

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced and what, did you not expect some shocking snubs and surprise nominations? Well, this is the fun part. Breaking down the nominations to find the breakthroughs, the firsts, the records and the cause for celebration. Plus, we can get rid of some of the pesky stats that plague Oscar predicting! …

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2018 Oscar Predictions: End of 2017 Predictions in ALL Categories

As we end this year, and really only the first half of awards season, I offer my Oscar predictions in all 24 categories. Keep an eye out for new and updated predictions next week as the Producers Guild of America announces their nominations (January 5) and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gives out the Golden Globe Awards on January 7. …

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My Picks for the Best Films and Performances of 2017

Hey look, another Top 10 list. But wait, there’s more! Thinking about the films that I loved this year it was those that challenged me that I got the most from. Divisiveness wasn’t just in the political and social spectrums this year. Films like mother! and The Killing of a Sacred Deer split audiences. Even the new Star Wars found …

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‘Get Out’ Wins Best Picture from the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS)

After earning six nominations from the Online Film Critics Society earlier this month, Get Out has emerged as the group’s Best Picture of 2017, also grabbing the Original Screenplay prize for Jordan Peele and a runner-up in Best Director (also Peele), Best Actor and Best Breakthrough (both Daniel Kaluuya). Dunkirk won two of its four nominations, Best Director for Christopher …

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33rd Annual IDA Documentary Awards Winners: Dina, LA 92 and Edith+Eddie

Dina won the top prize, Best Feature, from the International Documentary Association (IDA) this week, against very stiff competition. The film beat out City of Ghosts, Faces Places, LA 92 and Strong Island, all of which are on the Oscar shortlist for Documentary Feature. Dina, ironically is not, despite winning the Documentary prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival early …

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