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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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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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2015 Oscars: The Gold Rush Gang’s 87th Academy Award Winner Predictions

The Oscar nominations are in and the guilds are starting to help shape the race…or are they? Is Birdman going to topple Boyhood with its PGA and SAG wins? Is Eddie Redmayne the new lock in Best Actor? Bookmark this page right here for the Gold Rush Gang’s winner predictions for the 87th Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR BEST …

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Screen Actors Guild WINNERS: Birdman Continues Reign

Birdman has once again won a very significant industry award on the way to the Oscars with its Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild awards just a day after its Producers Guild win. It’s positioning itself, seemingly out of nowhere, as the frontrunner in the Oscar race. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of …

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2015 Oscar Poll: Who Will Win the Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG)?

After the PGA on Saturday, the Screen Actors Guild will follow suit and Sunday, and just like with the producers, we also want you to tell us who you think the actors will choose from amidst their own in the five film categories they award. We’ll readily admit, some of these categories look pretty much set. But who do you think …

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2015 Oscars: BFCA+GG+SAG+BAFTA = No Oscar nom?

It’s that time of year! The time where we play ‘Who Will Be Snubbed at the Oscars Despite Hitting Every Precursor?’ It’s happening more and more and not just to first-timers or newbies but to established, Oscar-winning actors and actresses. Witness Tom Hank (Captain Phillips) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) last year. Daniel Brühl (Rush) stumbled right at the …

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