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August 28, 2019 at 8:44 am #1203044413
Chris, can we get WAVES added to the categories? Sterling K. Brown in Supporting Actor, Kelvin Harrison, Jr. in Lead Actor…
We can probably also drop Rhythm Section since it was taken off its date.September 25, 2018 at 7:56 am #1202641006
I’d like to suggest Cold War to be included in the Cinematography options. The cinematographer was previously nominated for Ida and the film will be released late December and is a Foreign Language film frontrunner.September 13, 2016 at 5:16 am #1201921572
refreshing the prediction center until JACKIE is added 🙂August 25, 2016 at 12:46 pm #1201913381
Lost City of Z is said to be 2017 anyway. Give up the hope for it now. Save yourself some disappointment.August 24, 2016 at 11:23 am #1201912813
I’m gonna be watching this like a hawk for SILENCE being added.August 24, 2016 at 11:22 am #1201912810
I think Kubo just seems more realistic a winner as far as what appeals to the Academy, looking at their history.
If we understood the Animated Feature win to be about quality of film, KUBO could stand a chance, but unfortunately it’s looking like it’ll be Laika’s lowest grosser and therefore, in my opinion, can’t win. The reason Pixar and Disney have a stranglehold over this category is because they get both the reviews and the box office recognition. I still don’t think ZOOTOPIA will even be nominated, let alone win. This race is between FINDING DORY and MOANA.August 24, 2016 at 10:48 am #1201912802
Here are my August/”prediction center now open” picks:
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Rules Don’t Apply
Ang Lee, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Denzel Washington, Fences
Warren Beatty, Rules Don’t Apply
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Viola Davis, Fences
Emma Stone, La La Land
Amy Adams, Nocturnal Animals
Ruth Negga, Loving
Jennifer Lawrence, Passengers
Denzel Washington, Fences
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
Joe Alwyn, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Kristen Stewart, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Felicity Jones, A Monster Calls
John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Warren Beatty, Rules Don’t ApplyAugust 3, 2016 at 5:27 am #1201883164
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS WILL WINJune 28, 2016 at 11:47 am #1201858325
I’m with Teridax, this is going to Toll.
The Cinematography Oscar win has *very little* to do with the cinematographer, that’s why Lubezki was able to win three in a row and Deakins hasn’t been able to win any.
Lubezki won his Oscars because of the LOUD narrative that was being spun in all three instances.
Gravity was about the new technology
Birdman was about the one take fake
Revenant was about the use of natural light
These narratives started early and expounded upon relentlessly by the media all season long.
We are already getting that narrative for the technology used in making Billy Lynn. Toll has already locked this Oscar up and it has nothing to do with his name.June 20, 2016 at 8:13 am #1201854061
The character development is atrocious–so many of them exist only to push Dory and/or Marlon/Nemo toward a new obstacle. Elba, McKinnon and Hader are criminally under-utilized, but Hank is probably the worst character because so much of his arc is underdeveloped.
The film also creates a ton of moments to pack a huge emotional punch only to undercut them with over-explaining.
It truly is a cartoon made for kids, offering very little depth or subtlety that could possibly appeal to intelligent mind.
The biggest MEH of the year.June 16, 2016 at 7:02 am #1201851721
Very much on board with:
Surprised to not see these two mentioned more: