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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (November)

The deepest bench of Best Actress contenders in years is going to give us one of the best set of nominations the Oscars has ever seen Best Actress is a bloodbath, the most competitive I’ve seen this category in years. That’s a good thing but it makes predicting extra hard.  This category has everything: a veteran with an overdue narrative, …

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The Lead or Supporting Category Two-Step this Oscar Season

The line between supporting and lead has always been a blurry one. Sometimes the sheer impact of a character and of an actor’s performance can propel them from a supporting lock to a lead contender. Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs and Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest are probably the two biggest examples of …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTRESS (October)

Best Actress continues to the year’s most stacked and competitive categories and that’s a good thing. It also means that some major names, including previous Oscar winners, will likely have to make room for newcomers and seemingly solid contenders might find themselves struggling for a nomination. I’m keeping Glenn Close (The Wife) at #1 for another month. With her overdue …

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