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Oscar Predictions: This Time Last Year – 82.5% Accuracy in Top 6 Categories

It’s no secret that AwardsWatch likes to brag about its Oscar prediction prowess but how well do we actually do? Pretty great, actually. This time last year AwardsWatch’s Gold Rush Gang clocked in at 82.5% accuracy with the eventual Oscar nominees in the Top 6 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting …

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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Winners: Top Pick is Under the Skin Flick

Oscars, Schmoscars, The AwardsWatch INOCAs (International Online Cinema Awards) winners have been announced! Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was the big winner, taking seven awards. It began with a field-best nine nominations,  only losing Film Editing and Original Score. All while being infamously snubbed in Best Picture. Under the Skin won Best Picture and Best Score, Marion Cotillard (Two …

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, …

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30th Independent Spirit Award WINNERS: Man Beats Boy

Birdman won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, besting favorite Boyhood, which managed wins for director Richard Linklater and Supporting Female for Patricia Arquette. The rest of the acting categories went as expected, to Michael Keaton for Best Male Lead, Julianne Moore for Best Female Lead and J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Male. Moore, Simmons and Arquette are all …

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30th Independent Spirit Award Winner Predictions

Here are my surefire winner predictions for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards. It’s weird to think that there is a real possibility that all four acting winners here today could repeat at the Oscars tomorrow. Go independent film? 2014 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER PREDICTIONS BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Boyhood Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan …

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FINAL Oscar Predictions from the Gold Rush Gang: The Bird vs. The Boy

We’re in the final stretch of what has been one of the craziest, most unpredictable Oscar season in years. So much so that the top prize of the Academy Awards, Best Picture, is still up for grabs. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman? Right now, the Gold Rush Gang is split almost down the middle. Just one point separates the …

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Oscar Podcast #23: FINAL Oscar Predictions…AHHH!!!!!

In Oscar podcast #23, Gold Rush Gang member Peter Cioth and myself, Erik Anderson, tear through all 24 Academy Awards categories to find the answer to the single question, “Who Will Win?” While many categories seem locked and loaded (how could anything beat The Grand Budapest Hotel in Production Design or Julianne Moore in Best Actress?) not only do we …

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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations: Grand Budapest Hotel, Under the Skin, Gone Girl Score

Just when you thought there weren’t any more film nominations… AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) nominations are in there will be equal parts joy, confusion and seething rage at some of the choices. With a voting block based on the Awardswatch forum community, the nominations run from eclectic and obscure (check out Best Supporting Actor) to mainstream in some of …

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BAFTA Preview and Predictions: Will Birdman Continue Its Winning Streak?

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards are this Sunday and it finds itself with Oscar bloggers on the edge of their seats over the possibility of Birdman continuing its industry winning streak. After its PGA and SAG wins many of us have turned the corner on the possibility of Birdman taking the big prize at the …

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