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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SN: What is Spielbergian?

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The word “Spielbergian” riddles the reviews of every Steven Spielberg film that has come out, especially in recent history. Reading the reactions to his new film, “Bridge of Spies,” there were a lot of accolades, but there was a lot along the lines of – “What we’ve come to expect from Spielberg.”

From the trailer it’s easy to see that “Bridge of Spies” has some strong production design and cinematography. With Kaminski behind the lens, Stockhausen behind the set blueprints, and Newman conducting the score; “Bridge of Spies” rose through our award-prediction ranks.
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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.

revenant-movie-dicaprio-directorMotion Picture – Drama
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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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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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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Awards: Final Oscar Predictions 2013

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Awards: Final Oscar Predictions 2013

Oh what a year! So many great films and an Oscar lineup that is a little bizarre at times. This has been one of the best years for movies in a long time. So as much of a hobby it is of mine to predict this kind of stuff, I will say don’t  just go out and watch the award-winners. Watch all that was nominated and the films that were snubbed which wouldn’t have been any other year.Anyways, it has come down to this, I have predicted the Oscars for four years now and each year I’m understanding a little more of the Academy mannerisms (though I don’t think any will ever fully unlock that box.)

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Awards: The Media 10’s 2013 Film Awards

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Awards: The Media 10’s 2013 Film Awards

Best Film: Les Miserables
Runner Up: Moonrise Kingdom

Best Director: Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom
Runner Up: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Runner Up: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Best Actress: Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Runner Up: Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Supporting Actor: Dwight Henry, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Runner Up: Ewan McGregor, The Impossible

Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Runner Up: Doona Bae, Cloud Atlas

Ensemble Acting: Les Miserables
Runner Up: Lincoln

Adapted Screenplay: Lincoln
Runner Up: Cloud Atlas

Original Screenplay: Moonrise Kingdom
Runner Up: Zero Dark Thirty

Cinematography: Moonrise Kingdom
Runner Up: Lincoln

Production Design: Moonrise Kingdom
Runner Up: Lincoln

Editing: Cloud Atlas
Runner Up: Zero Dark Thirty

Score: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Runner Up: The Grey

Costume Design: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Runner Up: Cloud Atlas

Makeup: Cloud Atlas
Runner Up: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Visual Effects: Cloud Atlas
Runner Up: Life of Pi

Sound Mixing: Les Miserables
Runner Up: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Sound Editing: Frankenweenie
Runner Up: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

 

Awards Analysis: Les Miserables vs. Lincoln vs. Argo vs. Silver Linings Playbook


Awards Analysis: Les Miserables vs. Lincoln vs. Argo vs. Silver Linings Playbook

Some major changes in the Awards race have been happening this weekend. Friday,  Les Miserables was screened to a New York audience, then again to a Los Angeles audience on Saturday. Also, Zero Dark Thirty has been screened to some critics and is currently being screened today. Update: Zero Dark Thirty is still receiving reactions, but so far it is being met with praise; not to the same scale as Les Miserables though.

Why are these December releases being screened now? It’s simply because the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics and Los Angeles Film Critics will be picking their best of the years soon; and while a film doesn’t have to be in contention for these, the momentum that can be built up toward the top Oscar prize. This is very helpful especially in a season as jam-packed with quality films as this one. Continue reading