September 7, 2015 at 7:17 am #194077
Post your predictions and claim bragging rights at the end of the year! Which films and performances do you think will sweep the critics awards in December? Why?September 7, 2015 at 7:41 am #194079
The only one I can firmly predict is Carol and Rooney Mara with Cate Blanchett probably joining the party. As a film it seems like a lock for critics to love it. Even though only 10 critics have reviewed it, a 98 on metacritic after multiple screenings seems promising. I’m hoping it does well!September 7, 2015 at 8:05 am #194080
I think Kristen Stewart will be a huge critics darling.September 7, 2015 at 8:39 am #194082
Foreign Language Film awards likely to be dominated by Son of Saul
Animated Feature awards likely to go to Inside Out
Rooney Mara will probably be a big winner with Supporting Actress
Idris Elba most likely to dominate Supporting Actor critic’s choices
Charlotte Rampling may do well with Best Actress wins in the critic’s circle awards
Macbeth could do well tooSeptember 7, 2015 at 8:45 am #194083
I think The Revenant will be the choice of a lot of groups this season. I get the sense that it will have the feel of an indie movie, with the calibre of Hollywood, which is a winning combination when done right.September 7, 2015 at 8:48 am #194084
Carol, The Revenant, and Joy for films
DiCaprio and Redmayne for actor
Inarritu, Haynes, and Russell for director
Lawrence, Mulligan, Blanchett for actress
Hardy, DeNiro, Jackson, possibly Elba for for supporting actor
Page, Mara, Ladd, Winslet for supporting actress
September 7, 2015 at 8:55 am #194085
George Miller for Mad Max.September 7, 2015 at 8:58 am #194086
I see Steve Jobs getting citations for Actor and Screenplay. When the dust settles, I think Carol and The Revenant may vie for Picture in most groups. Interestingly, despite overwheing adoration, I don’t think many will get behind Mad Max.September 7, 2015 at 9:21 am #194087
It has to be Carol surely?
I think that Carol is going to have a similar awards season to Boyhood’s expect it will get best actress nomination’s instead of best supporting actor nomination’s. It will slay at the Globes and Critic Choice Awards but when it comes to the Guild’s it will lose out to other films. Like Boyhood it’s consistent winner will be in Best Supporting Actress catergory.September 7, 2015 at 9:24 am #194088
I think Todd Haynes is the strongest Best Director contender… A critical darling for sure. Rooney Mara and perhaps Charlotte Rampling too.September 7, 2015 at 10:22 am #194089
Rooney is definitely sweeping Supp Actress.
I can see critics really throwing their weight behind George Miller. I can even picture LA giving Fury Road their BP/BD awards, too.September 7, 2015 at 10:55 am #194090
I wouldn’t be too surprised to see something like NSFC give Son of Saul some recognition.September 7, 2015 at 11:28 am #194091
What actresses do we have in foreign films this year? LAFC will probably go for her. If not Charlotte Rampling seems a safe bet.
Actress: Rampling and the Carol girls.
Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander. Jennifer JL was always a critical darling so maybe her too.
Actor: split between Fassbender, Hiddleston, Redmayne + DiCaprio.
Supporting Actor: Hardy, Keitel and Elba fighting out in
I can see Inside Out surprising in screenplay at a major critics group too.
Todd Haynes will do well in director, George Miller maybe?September 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm #194092
I could see Charlotte Rampling being a critical darling as well as Kristen Stewart. They both seem like LAFCA-fodder. I wouldn’t even be surprised if Mad Max got some LAFCA or NSFC love. It is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year with a RT rating in the high 90’s.