Oscars: Post TIFF Oscar Predictions

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The festivals aren’t quite over yet. The New York Film Festival will kick off with Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” on the 25th. Meanwhile, in this comforting interlude, we decided to go ahead and give our predictions a much needed makeover after these past revealing weeks.

What have we learned?

  • “Spotlight” is the real deal
  • Kaufman’s “Anomalisa” will rival “Inside Out.”
  • “The Danish Girl” was good, but with some lukewarm response.
  • “Beasts of No Nation”  and “Steve Jobs” are strong contenders, but are not likely are winners.
  • “The Hateful Eight” test screened to strong reactions, has an intermission “Gone with the Wind” style.
  • “The Martian” sounds like a strong crowd-pleaser, should nab some tech attention.
  • “Sicario” is a strong sleeper pick, as is “Son of Saul.”
  • “Room,” after a strong couple of showings, will likely earn Brie Larson an actress nomination.
  • Cate Blanchett will rival Cate Blanchett after two strong performances in both “Carol” and “Truth”
  • “Suffragette,” “Freeheld,” “Our Brand is Crisis,” and “I Saw the Light.” all fall off quite a bit after low to mixed responses.

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SN: Venice, Toronto, and Telluride Film Festivals are underway

SideNote: Venice, Tornoto, and Telluride Film Festivals are underway

It’s that time of the year where we begin to get a slight understanding of what this award season is going to look like.

The past few days Venice has already showed up four award-anticipated films: “Black Mass,” “Everest,” “Spotlight,” and “Beasts of No Nation.”

“Beasts of No Nation” has the best reviews of the four currently holding an 81 on Metacritic.

“Black Mass,” which premiered early today, is holding a strong score of 73.

“Spotlight” is being called Thomas McCarthy’s best, and is holding a score of 77.

“Everest” is looking like a strong thriller, but may not compete in the award game with a 64 on Metacritic.

As far as potentially strong films we are still waiting to hear about Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl.”

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Oscars: Updated Predictions – August

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Oscars: Updated Predictions – July

With the new, stunning list of films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, we thought it was about time we go through and update our Oscar Predictions.

Truthfully though, not much has changed. “The Revenant” still looks strong, The Weinstein Company still has “Carol” and “The Hateful Eight.” “Star Wars” seems like it could nail a lot of the technical categories along with Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

Once TIFF and Telluride kick off we will have a whole new enlightenment on what is to come, but for now here are our best guesses:

And remember, keep visiting our Oscar page for frequent updates.

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
Joy
The Danish Girl
Carol
Beasts of No Nation
Suffragette
The Walk
Inside Out
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – June 2015

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Much has changed after the Cannes Film Festival. Things are still pretty far out, so we have a wide variety of potential contenders.

The Emmys will be updated soon, but we are holding off prediction the television categories of the Golden Globes until those come out. So here we have the Movie, Actor, Supporting categories.

Keep touch with our Golden Globes Page for updated predictions.

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The Revenant
Carol
Steve Jobs
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight

Alternates
Bridge of Spies
Joy
The Walk
Brooklyn
Suffragette
The Program
Concussion
Black Mass
Freeheld
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Oscar: Updated Predictions – Post Cannes

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“Carol,” “MacBeth,” “Inside Out,” “Sicario,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” are just some of the titles that had a strong reaction at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Since last time (mid-April) a lot has changed. Still, there are a ton of potentially strong films that should show up on the festival circuit this fall.  We still feel strongly about “The Revenant,” “Steve Jobs,” “The Danish Girl,” and “The Hateful Eight” as well.

So below are our full predictions, and click here to always access our most updated predictions.
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – May 2015

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So much is going on in the world of film right now. Many potential award candidates have wrapped production, have had test screenings, and some will be premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which starts Wednesday May 13th.

After an impressive showing at Cinemacon, we have our eyes on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” On the comedy side we are really paying attention to John Wells’ “Adam Jones” and Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Demolition.” You can’t really resist Meryl Streep as a rocker in “Ricki and the Flash” either. Probably the only real lock here.

So here are all our pre-Cannes predictions. We will likely modify the Oscar predictions right after Cannes has concluded and the Golden Globes predictions will follow.

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The Revenant
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies

Alternates
Joy
The Sea of Trees
Carol
Suffragette
The Walk
In the Heart of the Sea
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Oscars: Updated 2016 Oscar Predictions

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We have updated almost every category of our 2016 Oscar Predictions. There are a lot of potentially strong contenders for next year, so we went ahead and got a jump start on our predictions.

New predictions include EVERY CATEGORY including all the technical categories with the exception of Best Documentary, Best Foreign Language Film, and Original Song.

Stay Tuned to our Oscars Page for all updated categories in the current Oscar race and next years Oscar race.

2016 Oscar Predictions

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs
Joy
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Hail, Caesar!
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl

In the Heart of the Sea
Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller
Suffragette
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Golden Globes: Way too Early 2016 Predictions – Motion Picture categories

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We have updated our Golden Globes page to show several contenders. Click that link if you want an extended list of alternates and dark horses in each category.

Some films we see being big factors include Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” Stephen Frears’s “Icon,” David O. Russell’s “Joy,” Joel/Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!,” and Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young”

See an overview of our predictions below (visit the link above for more):

Motion Picture – Drama
The Hateful Eight
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Joy
Knight of Cups
The Revenant

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Demolition
Hail, Caesar!
The Last 5 Years
A Walk in the Woods
While We’re Young

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Oscar: Way too Early Oscar Predictions – 2016

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Wow. There are a lot of great film to look forward to next year. Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper, Stephen Frears, Joel/Ethan Coen, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Gus van Sant, Terrence Malick, and Ridley Scott all have films in the mix.

The big story though is the release of a 40 year-old film written/directed by Orson Welles. So we could potentially have a strong line-up of contenders.

Again, this early on most of these predictions are guided by the talent attached to the project (both on and off camera), the potential release dates, and the distribution. Because it is so early we only have Best Picture, Directors, and the acting categories predicted. Take from these what you can to make your own predictions as well!

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