Oscar: 2016 Cannes Film Festival Winners and what will translate to Oscar

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Palme d’Or: I, Daniel Blake
Grand Prix: Xavier Dolan, It’s Only the End of the World
Best Director: Graduation (Cristian Mungiu) and Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)
Best Actress: Jaclyn Jose, Ma Rosa
Best Actor: Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman

What will translate to Oscar?

We learned little from this years Cannes Film Festival, but you can make an assured assumption that the titles, actors, and directors listed above will not translate to Oscar.

Of all of them we will keep an eye on “I, Daniel Blake” and how it’s distributed, and may factor in Jose and Hosseini as dark horses as our Actor/Actress predictions narrow.

Of all the films we should see some of the following boosts: Continue reading

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Way too Early 2017 Golden Globe Predictions


downloadWay too Early 2017 Golden Globe Predictions

Yep. No worries. We’re already on it.

The Golden Globes don’t really have a true impact on the Oscar race, but we still like to predict them since their choices are often bizarre, their politics skewed, and their categories, sometimes, downright ridiculous.

We’re still hurting in the Comedy categories, and we don’t have any television categories for you yet. But check out our film predictions:

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Silence
Lion
Untitled Robert Zemeckis WWII Film
Sully
Loving

Alternates
Story of Your Life
The Book of Henry
The Light Between Oceans
Nocturnal Animals
Passengers
The Zookeeper’s Wife
The Current War
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2016 Golden Globe Results

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We aren’t doing a traditional live blog for the Golden Globe this year since I will be driving home from work the first 30 minutes of the ceremony.

I will however, update this post frequently which contains information on who wins as well as our predictions and personal picks per category.

Motion Picture – Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Winner: The Revenant
My Prediction: Spotlight
Alt. Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road
My Pick: The Revenant

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Golden Globes: Final Predictions (2015)

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The Screen Actors Guild nominations should give us a better idea of what these categories should look like, but we’re posting our finals a day before they are announced this time.

We usually try to bring out our final predictions the day that ballots are due, we’re a little behind this time, but we think our predictions are really strong for this one.

Here are the Predictions:

Motion Picture – Drama
Spotlight
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road

Alternates
The Hateful Eight
Brooklyn
Room
Steve Jobs
Black Mass
Straight Outta Compton

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Martian
The Big Short
Joy
Trainwreck
I’ll See You in My Dreams

Alternates
Spy
Diary of a Teenage Girl
Grandma
The Lady in the Van
Infinitely Polar Bear
Tangerine
Irrational Man
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – November

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This may be our second to last Golden Globe Predictions unless something significant happens.

The HFPA recently stated that both “The Martian” and “Joy” would be considered comedies. Other notable activities included rejecting Rooney Mara and Alicia Vikander’s placement as “Supporting Actresses.”

We have made all of these updates. We have also done the Television categories. You can keep watch here to see if anything changes between now and the week before the nominations are announced.

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Spotlight
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Carol
Steve Jobs
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Awards: How the Awards Season will Start – NBR, NYFCC, LAFCA and more

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A lot of what happens in the pre-cursor awards will determine the outcome of the bigger ceremonies such as the Globes, SAG, Critics Choice, and the Oscars.

Before the end of the year we will have a couple of these. These predictions can be pretty bold cause many of these critics groups are fairly unpredictable.

We looked at the National Board of Review Award, the New York Film Critics Circle, the LA Film Critics Association, the Screen Actors Guild Nominees, and the Critics Choice Award Nominees.

These won’t be as detailed as our Globes or Oscar Predictions, but it’s still important to look at them anyway. Continue reading

Analysis: Will he finally win an Oscar?

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People often forget that Alfred Hitchcock, in his prime, never won an Oscar. He was nominated 5 times for Best Director, but lost each time. Eventually he was awarded the honorary Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy in 1968.

Awards, including Oscars, can sometimes feel like sporting events where people back a certain “team” and root for them from the moment that movie premieres to the ceremony at the dawn of spring.

This is why Leonardo DiCaprio’s lack of an Oscar has become an ever-growing concern for many people. People see him deliver exceptional performances almost bi-annually while he doesn’t reap any benefits. Continue reading

SN: “The Force Awakens” role in the Oscars

SN: “The Force Awakens” role in the Oscars

We’re a little too late in posting this trailer, but good God we’ve probably contributed about 100 of the views.

Among a lot of the unseen films in the Oscar prediction world, there is still one major film that many prognosticators aren’t talking about, and that is Force Awakens

“Star Wars” and “Empire Strikes Back” both didn’t fare well with awards, but if “Force Awakens” is able to pull out a Metacritic score in the 70s or 80s it may be very likely that it will enter the expanded Best Picture category.

As usual we’ve had the movie sweeping the technical categories, but “Best Picture” and “Screenplay” are still shaky. Also what about the actors? We put Mark Hamill as a dark horse in our predictions, but anyone could really stand out.

A fair prediction is that “Force Awakens” will dethrone “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film of all time. We have our Thursday night tickets, (my Kylo Ren action figure is also in the mail), so we’ll see.

What do you think “Force Awakens'” role at the Oscars will be?