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  • seabel
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    #199052

    The National Board of Review announces its winners in 5 days (Are we gonna get a predictions center space for NBR, moderators?) so we could start thinking or predicting who’s gonna get this year’s awards. I have to admit that A Most Violent Year‘s triumph last season was deserved but shocking and I did not see that one coming.

    Here are, as reminder, 2014’s winners. 

    Winners

    Best Film:

    Best Director:

    Best Actor (tie):

    Best Actress:

    Best Supporting Actor:

    Best Supporting Actress:

    Best Original Screenplay:

    Best Adapted Screenplay:

    Best Animated Feature:

    Breakthrough Performance:

    Best Directorial Debut:

    Best Foreign Language Film:

    Best Documentary:

    William K. Everson Film History Award:

    Best Ensemble:

    Spotlight Award:

    NBR Freedom of Expression:

    Predictors, be aware, the National Board of Review always gives prizes or trophies to Warner Bros. movies. So be sure that Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Mass, Creed or even In the heart of sea are probably getting attention. I’m thinking George Miller for Director and Johnny Depp for Actor.

    So… Who are you predicting? Time to discuss! 

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    manakamana
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    #199054

    They generally try to spread the love to as many different studios/distributors as possible, but Johnny Depp does make sense as a Cooper/Clooney-type movie star choice (although he’s never won anything from them before, as opposed to DiCaprio whom they love). I guess it’s always possible at this point they just go balls-out and give Mad Max the top prize, although something like Carol or Spotlight make a little more sense to me.  

    You also never know these days when they’ll go for the inspired or the insipid. Though I think ever since they opened up their membership to more film school academic types in 2010 they’ve veered more on the side of interesting, even if it meant breaking some of the overlap they seemed to have with Oscars’ choices. 

    Best Film – Carol (TWC) 
    Best Director – George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road (WB) 
    Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (Fox) 
    Best Actress – Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years (IFC) 
    Best Supporting Actor – Sylvester Stallone, Creed (WB)  
    Best Supporting Actress – Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs (Universal) 
    Best Original Screenplay – Spotlight (Open Road) 
    Best Adapted Screenplay – Brooklyn (Fox Searchlight) 
    Best Animated Feature – Inside Out (Pixar) 
    Breakthrough Performance – Jacob Tremblay, Room (A24)
    Best Directorial Debut – Marielle Heller, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (SPC)
    Best Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul (SPC) 
    Best Documentary – Amy (A24) 
    Best Ensemble – Youth (Fox Searchlight) 

    I just did these know without much thought but these are basically some competitors that make sense spread out over as many distributors as possible, although they can shuffle all sorts of different possible contenders or prizes throughout these group of movies. I’m not exactly sure how they decide. But that’s more or less what I tend to expect from them. 

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    manakamana
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    #199056

    They vote on December 1st.

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    babypook
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    #199059

    ^

    This is one reason why I find NBR so ‘entertaining’. Another voting body out there who doesnt give a CRAP about reviews from guys who have never made a film themselves….lol.

    They do have their celebrities and galas and dinners though, dont they…

    Maybe they’ll all get hammered and start, ‘speaking out’ again…..

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #199060

    I stand by my claim that a man will win Best Actor and a woman will win Best Actress.

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    babypook
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    #199061

    ^

    I’d have to disagree with that Tyler…..

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    seabel
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    #199062

    This is my prediction.

    BEST PICTURE: Spotlight
    Alternative: The Revenant

    BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    Alternative: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

    BEST ACTOR: Johnny Depp, Black Mass
    Alternative: Leonardo Di Caprio, The Revenant

    BEST ACTRESS: Lily Tomlin, Grandma
    Alternative: Brie Larson, Room

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
    Alternative: Benicio del Toro, Sicario

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cynthia Nixon, James White
    Alternative: Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight & Anomalisa

    BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Jacob Tremblay, Room
    Alternative: Geza Röhrig, Son of Saul

    BEST DEBUT: Laszlo Nèmes, Son of Saul
    Alternative: Alex Garland, Ex Machina

    BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Ex Machina
    Alternative: Spotlight

    BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Carol
    Alternative: Room

    BEST ENSEMBLE: Spotlight
    Alternative: The Hateful Eight

    BEST ANIMATED FILM: Inside Out
    Alternative: Anomalisa

    BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: Amy
    Alternative: The Look of Silence

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Second Mother (Brazil)
    Alternative: Son of Saul (Hungary)

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    FilmGuy619
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    #199063

    I can never quite figure these guys out, so I don’t know who would win. Their crushes like George Clooney and Clint Eastwood don’t have films out. So I don’t really know. 

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    seabel
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    #199064

    Well, you can bet Warner Bros is going to have a happy diner on Tuesday.

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    Bradley Weir
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    #199065

    BEST PICTURE: Carol

    BEST DIRECTOR: Todd Haynes , Carol

    BEST ACTOR: Ian McKellen, Mr Holmes

    BEST ACTRESS: Rooney Mara, Carol (OR Brie Larson if Mara is supporting)

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rooney Mara, Carol (OR Elizabeth Banks if Mara is lead)

    BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Jacob Tremblay, Room

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    Chris Beachum
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    #199066

    We just added this event to the predictions center.

    They announce the winners Tuesday, so make your predictions now. You could win $$$ for the best prediction score.

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    DamianWayne
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    #199067

    Here’s mine. Warners will win as usual.

    Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road
    Director: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
    Actor: Johnny Depp, Black Mass
    Actress: Rooney Mara, Carol
    Supporting Actor: Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
    Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
    Original Screenplay: Bridge of Spies
    Adapted Screenplay: Carol
    Animated Feature: Inside Out
    Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul
    Documentary Feature: The Look of Silence
    Film Ensemble: The Hateful Eight
    Top 10 Films: Black Mass, Bridge of Spies, Carol, Creed, Inside Out, The Martian, Steve Jobs, Spotlight, The Revenant, Room

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    24Emmy
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    #199068

    Predictions:

    Best Film
    Creed

    Top 10 Films
    Black Mass
    Bridge of Spies
    Brooklyn
    Carol
    Joy
    Inside Out
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant
    Spotlight
    Steve Jobs

    Best Director
    Ryan Coogler, Creed

    Best Original Screenplay
    Inside Out

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Steve Jobs

    Best Actor
    Johnny Depp, Black Mass

    Best Actress
    Brie Larson, Room

    Best Supporting Actor
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed

    Best Supporting Actress
    Elizabeth Banks, Love & Mercy

    Best Ensemble Cast
    The Hateful Eight

    Best Breakthrough Performance
    Jacob Tremblay, Room

    Best Directorial Debut
    László Nemes, Son of Saul

    Best Animated Feature
    Inside Out

    Best Documentary
    Amy

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Son of Saul

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    clay bryce
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    #199069

    Best Picture: Brooklyn
    Best Director: Danny BOyle (Steve JObs)
    Best Actor: Tom Hardy (Legend)
    Best Actress: Cate Blanchett& Rooney Mara (Carol)
    Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
    Best Supporting Actress: Alicia VIklander (The Danish Girl)
    BEst Ensemble: Youth 

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    Teridax
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    #199070

    I’m hedging my bets:

    On the AwardsDaily Prediction contest I’m predicting Beasts of No Nation to win Best Picture and On Goldderby I WAS Joy to win Best Picture until I saw they had shut out his last film, American Hustle COMPLETELY. I don’t know if they have seen The Revenant, The H8ful Eight, or even Joy for that matter. The former 2 aren’t even in my Top 10 at all, this isn’t the Oscars, remember! 

    I moved Spotlight from 4th place to 1st because of all the buzz it’s been getting, and it seems like the intellectual sort of film they would go for.

    I couldn’t decide between what to replace Black Mass w/ in my Top 10, Sicario, maybe I’m wrong about The Revenant/H8ful Eight and either or both will get in there?! Either way I’m keeping Black Mass even though I didn’t care for it in any way, I think it will the NBR’s 2015 Secret Life of Walter Mitty or Unbroken. Those movies did WAY worse than Black Mass and they still got in there!

    I have Jennifer Jason Leigh and Leo of course predicted, but neither at #1, so I have backup if I’m wrong.  😉

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