Posts Tagged “Oscar predictions”

And So It Continues: 2014 Oscar Predictions, Part Deux

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Are we soon going to live in a world where Ben Affleck gets an Oscar nomination for ACTING? "Gone Girl" may be the film to do it. (Photo courtesy the Associated Press) Here we are with the second round of Oscar predictions, which I'll be updating every two weeks until the Academy Award nominations are announced in January (the previous list is here). You may call it a waste of time, but I call it a hobby. PICTURE* 1. "The Imitation Game" 2. "The Theory of Everything" 3. "Foxcatcher" 4. ... read more

My Completely Necessary, Not At All Superfluous Academy Award Predictions Begin!

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(Benedict Cumberbatch is a major Oscar contender for the biopic "The Imitation Game," so Oscar better prepare itself for his Tumblr girlfriends to scale the bleachers to get a taste of the sweet, sweet Cumberbatch. Photo courtesy of The Associated Press.) For the past two years, I've started the delightful tradition of predicting the annual Academy Award nominations, chronicling a film and performer's ever-changing buzz from the unofficial start of the Oscar season (which is, essentially, ... read more

Final Oscar Predictions Time

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The real star of the Academy Awards: the dude in the khaki shorts wheeling that giant Oscar.  (Photo from the Associated Press) The Oscars are finally here! All the precursor awards have been handed out, the never-ending campaigning and debating has been never ending, and we briefly learned that there's a song and a movie called "Alone Yet Not Alone." All that's left is the actual ceremony -- although, honestly, most of the categories have been sewn up for the past few weeks, and the Oscar ... read more

Time to Check Back in on the Oscars

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Cate Blanchett, looking beautiful in an outfit that appears to have been made by Reynolds Wrap, arrives Monday at the Oscar nominees luncheon. (Photo courtesy Associated Press) It's been a while since I've made Oscar ranking predictions, and with less than a month to go until the ceremony, and the annual nominee luncheon held earlier this week, what better time than now? So here we go: PICTURE 1. “12 Years a Slave” 2. “Gravity” 3. “American Hustle” 4. "The Wolf of Wall Street" 5. ... read more

At least Sally Hawkins got nominated

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Sally Hawkins finally got her Oscar nomination! (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press) Well, the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and they were, as always, a mess. There were snubs (no love for "Inside Llewyn Davis") and surprises (way too much love for "August: Osage County" and "Wolf of Wall Street"), something called "Alone But Not Alone," and a whole bunch of nominations for "American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave." But if you're a regular reader of this blog, ... read more

And so it ends … Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

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Cate Blanchett is better than you, and she knows it. Will she score a Best Actress nod tomorrow when the Academy Award nominations are announced? (Yes. Yes, she will.) (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press) Well, the Golden Globes were handed out on Sunday, the British Academy Award nominations have been announced, and every important and influential precursor award has had their say (including the most important of all, the Razzies!). So now I can safely make my final guesses at the Academy ... read more

Oscar Predictions Update: Less Than a Month to Go

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Despite some less-than-glowing notices from the critics and audiences, can Leonardo DiCaprio and "The Wolf of Wall Street" get noticed by the Academy Awards? (Photo courtesy of The Associated Press) The nominations for influential Oscar precursors like the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild (aka, the SAG Awards) have been announced, and all the eligible 2013 films have been screened and critiqued and berated by critics and bloggers alike, so we finally have a complete picture of what the ... read more

Oscar Predictions Update: Awards Edition

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"American Hustle" and Jennifer Lawrence are having a good week thanks to wins at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Awards. (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press) As more previously unseen contenders are screened and precursor awards are handed out, the Oscar race is becoming clearer as we move into the busy month of December, when studios stop being polite and start getting real about their campaigning. Here now are my updated Oscar predictions (which took a break last week because ... read more

And So It Continues … Oscar Predictions, Part V

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Can June Squibb, left, and Bruce Dern make it to the Oscars for their performances in the recently released "Nebraska?" (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press) And we're back ... PICTURE* 1. “12 Years a Slave” 2. “Gravity” 3. “American Hustle” 4. “Inside Llewyn Davis” 5. “Captain Phillips” 6. “Saving Mr. Banks” 7. “The Wolf of Wall Street” 8. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” 9. “Nebraska” 10. “August: Osage County” alternates: 11. “Rush” 12. ... read more

Pop Goes the Culture’s 2013 Oscar Predictions: Part Four

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From left, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofer star in "12 Years a Slave." (Photo courtesy of Associated Press) Yet again, here are my every-other-week predictions for the 2013 Academy Award nominations. Please enjoy: PICTURE* 1. “12 Years a Slave” 2. “Gravity” 3. “American Hustle” 4. “Inside Llewyn Davis” 5. “Captain Phillips” 6. “The Wolf of Wall Street” 7. “Saving Mr. Banks” 8. “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” 9. “Nebraska” 10. ... read more