Analysis of the Oscar news from Tellluride and Venice as well as this week’s batch of Boosts and Drops.
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I’ve seen ‘Secretariat’ and here is why I don’t think it will have any influence at this year’s Oscars.
With new festival announcements comes a new round of Oscar predictions. Check them out and let me know what you think!
The Awards season seems to be getting longer. Are ‘Inception’, ‘The Kids Are All Right’, ‘Toy Story 3’, and ‘Winter’s Bone’ surefire Oscar nominees?
There is no context for valid Oscar predictions this early in the season so here are my no guts, no glory predictions for Best Picture 2011.
Critics at the Cannes Film Festival think that Doug Liman’s political thriller has all the stuff for an Oscar run. Read their descriptions and tell me what you think.
The Oscar prediction game is getting easier. The innumerable amount of precursors have been putting perspective on the race each year with the same films winning the critics awards and the guild awards each year. Even with the Best Picture category expanded to 10 nominees, there is still only one position that is essentially for […]
The Oscar nominations will be announced February 2, 2010, which gives us just over a month to make our final predictions. By now every major contender has received a theatrical release. Reviews are in, precursors are being handed out, and the Oscar speculation is about to peak. The Oscar predictions for Best Picture have been […]
Last night as soon as the highly positive reviews about Avatar began to pour in, I jokingly posted the following on my Twitter account: “And people start making the argument that ‘Avatar’ will win Best Picture in 5…4…3…” Well, the results may not have come that quickly, but fewer than 24 hours later many pundits […]
NOTE: From now on, rather than doing a sweeping update where I make predictions in all categories at once, I will be gradually updating a few categories each week, complete with an article. The brief worries that set in earlier in the week about Precious‘s Oscar chances have quickly faded as the Metacritic reviews have […]
Unfortunately, although unsurprisingly, Terence Malick’s Tree of Life will not be ready for release in 2009. Anne Thompson of indieWIRE reports that Apparition executive Bob Berner has announced that the film will not reach its release date goal of December 25 because the film is simply not finished. This is the second time this year […]
Michael Mann’s Public Enemies has been a subject of Oscar discussion since the beginning of the year. Now we are two days away from the film’s release and the reviews are pouring in. In my Oscar predictions I have Public Enemies as a contender for Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Costume Design, and the […]
Today Ryan Adams from Awards Daily posted 20 Reasons for 10 Best Picture nominees where he picks 20 films that would have been nominated if there were 10 nominations since 2000. There has been a lot of discussion on the web about what the races would have looked like in the past couple of years […]
I am away for my computer for most of the morning, and I decided to sit down and write my Transformers 2 review when what do I see from CNN.com? Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Sid Ganis dropped a bombshell today: the number of best picture nominees is doubling to 10, from its […]