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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (November)

Black Panther (Disney) Adapted Screenplay sees some movement in the top 10 but If Beale Street Could Talk stays put at #1 for the second month in a row as the list’s biggest Best Picture player.  Moving up is Can You Ever Forgive Me? to the #2 spot. It’s hard to imagine the writers branch not going deep on a …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (September)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna) I’m still holding on to Spike Lee pulling off a competitive Oscar win with BlacKkKlansman but Barry Jenkins is a real threat to win this category again with If Beale Street Could Talk, which was the first runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at Toronto last weekend.  Beautiful Boy, A Star Is Born and …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: ADAPTED and ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (August)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight) Not much change this month, just a few placement moves in the top 5. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (does anyone else hear the Pet Shop Boys’ “Can You Forgive Her?” when they see that title?) moves up to #2 on the strength of its Toronto and Telluride festival appearances. It should be Fox …

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2019 Oscars: The Adapted and Original Screenplay Contenders (March)

This year’s crop of screenplay contenders almost feel like the inverse of last year. Last year, Original Screenplay was the strongest its been in years, with four of the nominees also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director. Adapted Screenplay was a bit of a wasteland, with just one BP nominee in the bunch – Call Me By Your Name …

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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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