September 2, 2015 at 4:13 am #193673
Post who should be added to the predictions centre here, and hopefully they can be added:
Don Cheadle (Miles Ahead)
Domnhall Gleeson (Ex Machina)
Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Joaquin De Almeida (Our Brand Is Crisis)
Oscar Isaac (Ex Machina) – I know he is in lead in our predictions centre, but he is without a doubt supporting.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Miranda Hart (Spy)
I am going to keep predicting Miles Ahead and Don Cheadle until I see actual receipts that SPC is definitely not giving it a 2015 qualifying release.September 2, 2015 at 4:25 am #193675
Rebecca Hall- (The Gift)
Maika Monroe (It Follows)
Kristen Wiig (Welcome To Me)
Best Supporting Actress-
Brie Larson (Trainwreck)
Tilda Swinton (Trainwreck)September 2, 2015 at 9:00 am #193677
Isaac is definitely supporting in Ex Machina. He is supporting Domnhall Gleeson’s character. Vikander could make a case for either lead or supporting, but I’d be tempted to place her supporting.September 2, 2015 at 9:04 am #193678
I’m guessing they’re waiting for more official word on Miles Ahead, which we might not hear until after its NYFF premiere.
I would probably add The Little Prince to the Animated category. There’s no official release date set but they can probably sneak in some sort of qualifying release and that branch would pay attention, even though it’s currently locked at 3 possible nominees in the predictions center and I wouldn’t include it.September 2, 2015 at 9:29 am #193679
Please add Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted ScreenplaySeptember 2, 2015 at 9:30 am #193680
^ original is on there, and I imagine they’re working on adding adapted as we speak.September 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm #193681
Add Meryl Streep for Suffragette! I think she’ll be nominated, but she’s not there…September 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm #193682
Add Creed to picture, director, and screenplay. Also Michael B Jordan for Best ActorSeptember 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm #193683
Our Brand is Crisis!….tho little less confident in it now seeing the screenplay competition.September 5, 2015 at 2:11 am #193684
Boomer, when can we expect Joaquim De Almeida to be added to the predictions centre? Like the man has gotten some rave reviewsSeptember 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm #193685
Pete Docter – Inside Out
Shailene Woodley – Snowden
Nicholas Hoult – Mad Max: Fury RoadSeptember 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm #193686
Shu Qi for The Asssassin.September 8, 2015 at 11:10 am #193687
She doesn’t need to be added to Oscars center but for Golden Globe, Greta Gerwig for Mistress America. Fox Searchlight, good reviews, and same team that got her nom for Frances HaSeptember 8, 2015 at 11:45 am #193688
Tx for setting this up, Macbeth. I read your rant in the other forum thread and agree with much of it — I’m surprised we didn’t have a forum thread like this. Everything you guys post here we will take under careful consideration.
But please be patient with the prediction functionality here for now. Next year GD will have a very ambitious tech set-up that will allow you all to add names and films/ TV shows to the predictions center on your own, but for now we much manage it manually. That means we must make tough decisions. For example — Domhall Gleeson. Universal tells me flatly that they’re not campaigning him. Period. You may say that doesn’t matter, but it does, frankly. It’s extremely rare for a film to break into the Oscars without an official campaign. The last time it happened in the Best Picture race, for example, was more than 40 years ago — when American Grafitti snuck it. Actually it was no MAJOR surprise since it had been the #1 film of the year, but no campaign was planned. Then it did well at the Globes and the studio scrambled last minute to push it into the derby.
In the case of Don Cheadle, he’s not eligible this year. Period. Regardless of what you read on the web, “Miles Ahead” will not be released till 2016. Yes, it’s in the NYFF, but it was booked there before distrib rights were acquired and so SPC decided to leave it in the fest, but open it next year. That’s told to me by SPC’s Oscar campaigner Melody Korenbrot upon the advice of company presidents Tom Bernard and Michael Barker.