SideNote: “Southpaw’s” Oscar Credibility

SideNote: “Southpaw’s” Oscar credibility

When photos emerged of Jake Gyllenhaal’s new physique, many people saw “Southpaw” as a serious Oscar contender… at least for Gyllenhaal.

It had The Weinstein Company behind it and an award season December release date. Well that release date was pushed up to July 31, 2015 and people became skeptical.

Now we have a trailer, and the film looks both intense and emotional. Jake Gyllenhaal looks excellent here, continuing to drive performances outside his own comfort zone.

However, it doesn’t look like an Oscar movie. If reviews are strong Gyllenhaal may still be a factor by year’s end. And with a weak lead actor field, The Weinstein Company could campaign him into the 4th or 5th slot of the category.

But it’s not going to be a weak year with Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Ben Foster (Icon) and Jake Gyllenhaal’s next performance in Jean Marc Vallée’s Demolition, it is likely that Southpaw will be forgotten with the other summer dramas, but still remain a strong bullet point on Gyllenhaal’s resume.

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Oscars: Updated Predictions – March

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We have updated all of our Oscar Predictions. This season is already starting to move fast with many new films thrown into the mix, while others are being pushed to 2016.

In the coming months things will start to become more clean, but for now here are our best guesses for the 2016 Oscars, keep in mind you can keep watch for updates on our Oscar page.

Best Picture
The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs
Joy
Bridge of Spies
The Walk
Demolition
Carol
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Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – March

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We still have only movie categories predicted. For a reflection of what the television categories may look like check out our Emmy Predictions.

“The Danish Girl” and “Snowden” really appear to be in a strong position, with newly added award season release dates. Meanwhile in the, very scarce (as usual), comedy categories “Ricki and the Flash” seems baity enough to bring Meryl Streep her next Golden Globe.

Check out all our predictions below!

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