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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Classics) The time has come. After seven nominations, Glenn Close (The Wife) will finally be an Oscar winner. With the Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice in her pocket she’ll enter the Dolby as the frontrunner in the strongest position she’s ever been in before. BAFTA winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite) will give her …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (February)

I know some people want this to be a closer race than it is; that Olivia Colman’s BAFTA win is somehow a bigger factor than it is. I don’t see it that way and haven’t for months. This is Glenn Close’s Oscar and there’s very little anyone can do to stop it from happening. While a win at BAFTA would …

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favourite Performances of 2018

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman reign in The Favourite The battle for the favourite performance of 2018 turned out to be a real battle of The Favourite(s). Co-stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz took the top 2 spots on the AwardsWatch annual list of favourite performances of the year. It was the second time that the top two spots were …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (December)

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) This is the category you want, that you really really want. The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice have spoken and there are some clear leaders (mostly what we knew) but still room for a spoiler (or two) and definitely a major snub (or two!). The Globes, with separate categories for Drama …

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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ Yes, says Telluride

Melissa McCarthy is earning the best reviews of her career for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which just premiered at Telluride, certainly since her Oscar-nominated performance in Bridesmaids.  Veteran British actor Richard E. Grant is also earning stellar praise and could be on his way to his first Oscar nomination. Director Marielle Heller and writer Nicole Holofcener join McCarthy and …

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