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SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room': 2016 SAG Awards. 2016 SAG Awards Predictions: Sentiment and 'Diversity' Last-minute SAG Awards predictions, as the 2016 SAG Awards ceremony will begin in about half an hour (Jan. 30) at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. So far, there's one clear winner […]


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SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music



Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' Oscar 2014 predictions Below are our last-minute Oscar 2014 predictions. The 86th Academy Award nominations are going to be announced on Thursday, January 16, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]


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Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio



Oscar Alert: Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts + Judi Dench

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County: Duel of the Oscar winners [See previous post: “Oscar 2014 Watch: Harvey Weinstein Cannes Film Festival Coming Attractions.”] More Oscar 2014 bait: August: Osage County, directed by John Wells, and starring three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, […]


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Oscar Alert: Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts + Judi Dench



Tony Award Nominations: Scarlett Johansson & Sigourney Weaver 'Snubbed'

Tony Awards: 'Lucky Guy' with Tom Hanks. Tony Awards 2013: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron & Cicely Tyson among nominees April 30, '13, update: The Tony Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Missing in action is a whole array of film celebrities, though a few managed to be included in […]


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Tony Award Nominations: Scarlett Johansson & Sigourney Weaver 'Snubbed'



Oscar Dates: Early Academy Awards Potential Contenders?

Oscar 2014 dates and Oscar 2015 dates (image: Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network have announced the Oscar 2014 and Oscar 2015 dates – respectively, for the 86th and 87th Academy Awards ceremonies. Oscar 2014 will […]


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Oscar Dates: Early Academy Awards Potential Contenders?



Nicole Kidman Grace Kelly: Best Actress Oscar Nominee?

Grace of Monaco Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco: Oscar 2014 Best Actress nominee? Nicole Kidman Best Actress Academy Award nominee (possibly winner) in early 2014 for playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. Too soon? Hardly. Heck, it feels like 3014 […]


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Nicole Kidman Grace Kelly: Best Actress Oscar Nominee?



Oscar Predictions: Nominations

The Academy Awards 2013 nominations will be announced in a few hours. When checking out the Oscar nominees, remember that the Academy uses the preferential voting system. That means a) only one choice counts out of each voter's selections (top five or top ten, depending on the category) b) those […]


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Oscar Predictions: Nominations



SAG Awards: Marion Cotillard to Lead French Charge? + Meryl Streep & Jennifer Lawrence Among Possible Contenders

Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone. The SAG Awards usually bypass performers in non-English-language films. This year, however, could be a major exception thanks to two well-received French-language dramas: Michael Haneke's Amour and Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone. The former stars veterans Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z, The Conformist) and Emmanuelle Riva […]


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SAG Awards: Marion Cotillard to Lead French Charge? + Meryl Streep & Jennifer Lawrence Among Possible Contenders



NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record

Zero Dark Thirty with Jessica Chastain. Kathryn Bigelow's thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for – and eventual assassination of – Osama bin Laden, has already stirred quite a bit of controversy even though it has yet to open in the United States. Whether or not the administration of […]


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NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record



Oscars' Predictions: Robert Pattinson & Clint Eastwood Chances? + Marion Cotillard-Led European Invasion

Best Actor Oscar: Joaquin Phoenix a potential contender. 2013 Oscar predictions Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis Joaquin Phoenix and Daniel Day-Lewis look like the two shoo-ins for the 2013 Best Actor Oscar at this stage. Phoenix's nod will be for Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed but commercially disappointing The […]


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Oscars' Predictions: Robert Pattinson & Clint Eastwood Chances? + Marion Cotillard-Led European Invasion



'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis' Third Best Actor Oscar? + Golden Globes Skirt Academy Regulations

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln: Daniel Day-Lewis for Oscar 2013? Ever since it was announced that Steven Spielberg was going to direct an Abraham Lincoln biopic, film pundits, bloggers, lovers, and gossipers immediately began predicting Oscar nominations – and/or victories – for the film, its director, its crew, and […]


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'Lincoln': Daniel Day-Lewis' Third Best Actor Oscar? + Golden Globes Skirt Academy Regulations



Cannes Winners: Old Age Drama & Mob Mentality Indictment

Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur While delivering her intro for the Cannes Film Festival awards ceremony, Mistress of Ceremonies Bérénice Bejo waxed poetic: “If festivals are the parentheses, films are the words, the exclamation points…” In fact, there were quite a few exclamation points among the […]


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Cannes Winners: Old Age Drama & Mob Mentality Indictment



Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis

Best Picture * The Artist - Thomas Langmann. The Descendants - Jim Burke, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Scott Rudin. The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus & Michael Barnathan. Hugo - Graham King & Martin Scorsese. Midnight in Paris - Letty Aronson & Stephen Tenenbaum. Moneyball - Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz & Brad Pitt. The Tree of Life - Dede Gardner, Sarah […]


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Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis



Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, The Artist In the Oscar 2012 Best Actor category, Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir, and Brad Pitt are dark horses for, respectively, their performances in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Chris Weitz's A Better Life, and Bennett Miller's Moneyball. That leaves George Clooney, who plays […]


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Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?

Jean Dujardin, Uggie the dog, The Artist Our prediction for the Best Picture Academy Award: Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Why The Artist? No, not because of some sociohistorical/psychological significance that various pundits have ascribed to the Hazanavicius' movie and its effect on members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?



Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]


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Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress



Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady Three actresses are shoo-ins for the 2012 Academy Awards' Best Actress shortlist: Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's The Iron Lady, Michelle Williams for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My […]


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Oscar Predictions Best Actress: Meryl Streep, Viola Davis



Oscar Predictions Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer & Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, The Help The list of potential Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominees is nearly as long as the list of female cast members in Tate Taylor's socially conscious comedy-drama The Help. In fact, several The Help actresses are either likely or possible Oscar contenders. Much like in the […]


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Oscar Predictions Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer & Jessica Chastain



Golden Globe Awards: Meryl Streep & George Clooney Shoo-Ins + Best Director Angelina Jolie?

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady. The Golden Globe Awards' Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category will definitely include Meryl Streep for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's Thatcher-lite The Iron Lady. That will mark the 17th nomination for Streep, who […]


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Golden Globe Awards: Meryl Streep & George Clooney Shoo-Ins + Best Director Angelina Jolie?



Palme d'Or Predictions: Terrence Malick, Jean Dujardin

Brad Pitt, The Tree of Life Who'll take home the 2011 Palme d'Or? I wonder if Little Fockers star and Official Competition jury president Robert De Niro, and fellow jury members Martina Gusman, Olivier Assayas, Johnnie To, Jude Law, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Uma Thurman, Linn Ullmann, and Nansun Shi have any […]


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Palme d'Or Predictions: Terrence Malick, Jean Dujardin



Roger Deakins (Finally) Best Cinematography Win? Oscar Predictions

Roger Deakins: 'True Grit' cinematographer has no Oscar to call his own. 2011 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins, 'True Grit' Although Inception's Wally Pfister won the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Award, it's important to note that the ASC is hardly a good judge of an eventual winner […]


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Roger Deakins (Finally) Best Cinematography Win? Oscar Predictions



'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network': Best Picture Oscar Predictions

'The King's Speech': Best Picture Oscar contender starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush. 2011 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture - 'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network' For most of this year's awards season, The Social Network emerged as the clear front-runner in the race for the Best Picture Oscar. David […]


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'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network': Best Picture Oscar Predictions



Oscar Upset: Best Director Predictions & Other Categories

Heidi the Cross-Eyed Opossum Picks Oscar 2011 winner Colin Firth Many have complained that the 2011 Oscar ceremony was dull. That hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco were out of their element. That the ceremony was predictable. That the jokes were lame. Now imagine if you had a German cross-eyed […]


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Oscar Upset: Best Director Predictions & Other Categories



Golden Globes & Oscar Predictions: Devoted Lesbian Mom & Determined Hetero King

Natalie Portman in Black Swan with Vincent Cassel: Emotionally unbalanced ballerina remains the U.S. film critics' top Best Actress. Following a series of Best Actress wins for her star turn as a seriously distraught ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan, Natalie Portman (Closer, Brothers) is the odds-on favorite […]


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Golden Globes & Oscar Predictions: Devoted Lesbian Mom & Determined Hetero King



SAG Awards Nominations Predictions: Annette Bening & Mark Wahlberg + Jacki Weaver & Lesley Manville?

SAG Awards: Shoo-in Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and potential Best Actress (or Best Supporting Actress?) nominee Julianne Moore: Loving and dysfunctional lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's likely Best Cast nominee The Kids Are All Right. The SAG Awards should also shortlist Bening and Moore's male co-star, Mark Ruffalo, in […]


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SAG Awards Nominations Predictions: Annette Bening & Mark Wahlberg + Jacki Weaver & Lesley Manville?



Mainstream Group Choices: New York Film Critics Selects Crowd-Pleasing Hollywood Establishment Fare

Mainstream – “at best, mainstreamish” – critics group picks: Lisa Cholodenko's audience-friendly The Kids Are All Right topped three New York Film Critics Circle award categories, including Best Actress honors for Annette Bening, admittedly outstanding as a lesbian wife and mother fighting to maintain the unity of her – more […]


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Mainstream Group Choices: New York Film Critics Selects Crowd-Pleasing Hollywood Establishment Fare



L.A. Film Critics Daringly International Choices: From Terrorists & Criminals to Kings & Mothers

L.A. Film Critics' Best Actress winner Kim Hye-ja in Mother. A television star in South Korea, Kim, whose acting career dates back to the early 1960s, was the surprise choice of the Los Angeles critics, beating Oscar front-runner Natalie Portman, and other Hollywood names like Nicole Kidman, Annette Bening, and […]


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L.A. Film Critics Daringly International Choices: From Terrorists & Criminals to Kings & Mothers



National Board of Review Awards: Clint Eastwood Flop Among Many Surprises

National Board of Review Awards: Hereafter, starring Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard. Directed by NBR favorite Clint Eastwood, the poorly received metaphysical drama is listed as one of the year's Top Ten movies. Besides Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard, the Hereafter cast includes Cécile de France, Jay Mohr, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: Clint Eastwood Flop Among Many Surprises



Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock + Actual Academy Award winners & nominees

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (top); Zoe Saldana in James Cameron's Avatar (upper middle); Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Crazy Heart (lower middle); Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side Below is our complete 2010 Oscar Predictions list. If we're correct, The Hurt Locker will win a total […]


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Oscar Predictions: Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock + Actual Academy Award winners & nominees



Worst Actress Sandra Bullock? Razzie Winners

Worst Actress Sandra Bullock, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers 2 director Michael Bay, and Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Joe Jonas were the rock-bottom winners at the 2010 Razzie Awards. Billy Ray Cyrus pulled an upset victory, defeating Robert Pattinson in the Worst Supporting Actor category. (See 2010 Razzies' […]


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Worst Actress Sandra Bullock? Razzie Winners



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay

Best Picture, The Hurt Locker Also in the running: Avatar, District 9, The Blind Side, A Serious Man, Precious, Inglourious Basterds, An Education, Up, Up in the Air. Having won most guild awards, The Hurt Locker is the favorite to take home the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture. Even […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture, Best Screenplay



Oscar Predictions: Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, Best Foreign Language Film

Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Other nominees: James Cameron, Avatar; Lee Daniels, Precious; Jason Reitman, Up in the Air; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds. Kathryn Bigelow is about to become the first woman to win the Best Director Academy Award. She has already won the Directors Guild Award, while […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Director Kathryn Bigelow, Best Foreign Language Film



Oscar Predictions: Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Other nominees: Helen Mirren, The Last Station; Carey Mulligan, An Education; Gabourey Sidibe, Precious; Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia. Sandra Bullock was under no one's Oscar 2010 radar a mere eight weeks ago. Then John Lee Hancock's sentimental family drama The Blind Side […]


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Oscar Predictions: Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges



Oscar Predictions: 'Avatar' Out of Best Original Screenplay Category

Peter Sarsgaard and Carey Mulligan in An Education District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell An Education, Nick Hornby Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach Precious, Geoffrey Fletcher Up in the Air, Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner Other possibilities: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Tony […]


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Oscar Predictions: 'Avatar' Out of Best Original Screenplay Category



Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film

James Cameron, Avatar (with Sam Worthington) Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon Jason Reitman, Up in the Air (with George Clooney) Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds (with Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Christoph Waltz) Four of the directors above were nominated by […]


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Former Husband and Wife Top Contenders: Oscar Predictions Best Director, Foreign Language Film



Oscar Predictions Best Picture: 'Avatar,' 'District 9'

Avatar (Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington), James Cameron Broken Embraces (Penélope Cruz), Pedro Almodóvar District 9, Neill Blomkamp An Education (Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard), Lone Scherfig The Hurt Locker (Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie), Kathryn Bigelow Inglourious Basterds (Melanie Laurent), Quentin Tarantino Nine (Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Fergie, Daniel Day-Lewis, […]


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Oscar Predictions Best Picture: 'Avatar,' 'District 9'



Oscar Predictions: Acting Categories

Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Helen Mirren, The Last Station Carey Mulligan, An Education Gabourey Sidibe, Precious Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia In the last 15 years, SAG's best female actor nominees have been identical to the Academy's best actress line-up only five times. Well, in addition to last year's […]


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Oscar Predictions: Acting Categories



Sandra Bullock Best Actress, George Clooney Best Actor: SAG Awards Predictions

Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Say what? Sandra Bullock? I know I'm going a bit out on a limb here, but unlike Jeff Bridges' Crazy Heart, Sandra Bullock's The Blind Side is truly a career-capping flick – as in, more box office cash registers ringing than, say, Miss […]


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Sandra Bullock Best Actress, George Clooney Best Actor: SAG Awards Predictions



Golden Globe Predictions: Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock + George Clooney & Robert Downey Jr.

Vera Farmiga, George Clooney in Up in the Air (Dale Robinette / Paramount); Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie in The Hurt Locker (Jonathan Olley / Summit Entertainment); James Cameron's Avatar (WETA / 20th Century Fox) Jan. 17 update: Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast live […]


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Golden Globe Predictions: Meryl Streep & Sandra Bullock + George Clooney & Robert Downey Jr.



European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Rare Triple Win & Tahar Rahim

Michael Haneke at the European Film Awards. The Munich-born screenwriter-director (March 24, 1942) was the big winner at this year's ceremony, as his psychological/political drama The White Ribbon topped the Best European Film, Best European Director, and Best European Screenwriter categories. Only Matteo Garrone's 2008 mafia drama Gomorrah has also […]


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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Rare Triple Win & Tahar Rahim



Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Supporting Actress Mariah Carey, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) An unglamorous social worker Penélope Cruz, Nine A film director's seductive mistress Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) A Mom from Hell Julianne Moore, […]


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Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?



Golden Globes 2010 Predictions: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical George Clooney, Up in the Air (with director Jason Reitman) A professional downsizer finds his ideal frequent-flying partner right when he's about to get grounded. Sacha Baron Cohen, Brüno An Austrian fashionista wants to become the next red-white-and-blue sensation. Matt […]


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Golden Globes 2010 Predictions: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical



Golden Globes Predictions Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Sandra Bullock, The Proposal A bossy Canadian businesswoman forces her American assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can stay in the US. Marion Cotillard, Nine The wife of an Italian filmmaker (Daniel Day-Lewis, above) must […]


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Golden Globes Predictions Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock



Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actor Drama

Early 2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Actor - Drama Nominations Colin Firth, A Single Man In 1960s Los Angeles, a gay college professor wants to end his life after learning that his lover has died in an accident. Morgan Freeman, Invictus By staging the Rugby World Cup in South Africa, […]


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Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actor Drama



Golden Globes Predictions Best Picture Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep vs. Matt Damon?

< The Informant! (above, with Matt Damon), d: Steven Soderbergh; scr: Scott Z. Burns A pathological liar helps the US government nab a nefarious agribusiness conglomerate. Julie & Julia (above, with Meryl Streep Stanley Tucci), d & scr: Nora Ephron Julia Child starts cooking decades ago, while in the early […]


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Golden Globes Predictions Best Picture Comedy or Musical: Meryl Streep vs. Matt Damon?



Oscar Early Predictions: Michelle Pfeiffer Best Actress Contender?

Abbie Cornish, Bright Star Frances 'Fanny' Brawne has a relatively brief but intense love affair with poet John Keats Carey Mulligan, An Education In 1960s London, a schoolgirl falls for a man in his 30s Michelle Pfeiffer, Cheri An older courtesan introduces a young man to the art of lovemaking […]


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Oscar Early Predictions: Michelle Pfeiffer Best Actress Contender?



Oscar Early Predictions Best Picture: From Iraq War Drama to '8½' Musical Remake

An Education, d: Lone Scherfig; scr: Nick Hornby In Swinging (suburban) London, a teenager decides to have her first sexual experience with a man in his thirties. The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow; scr: Mark Boal An elite unit of the US Army must disarm bombs during combat in an “enemy” […]


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Oscar Early Predictions Best Picture: From Iraq War Drama to '8½' Musical Remake



Cannes Palme d'Or Favorites & Other Categories

Best Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg as a bereaved mother in Antichrist. Penélope Cruz, Almodóvar's diva in Broken Embraces. Abbie Cornish as Fanny Brawne in Bright Star. Katie Jarvis as an aimless teenager in Fish Tank. Giovanna Mezzogiorno as Benito Mussolini's secret mistress Ida Dalser in Vincere. Best Screenplay favorites Any of […]


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Cannes Palme d'Or Favorites & Other Categories



Oscar Predictions: Best Song, Best Visual Effects

Oscar 2009: Predictions Best Actor, Best Actress Best cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle, Slumdog Millionaire The Slumdog Millionaire look is one of the film's chief assets. Best film editing Chris Dickens, Slumdog Millionaire Dickens' editing has been crucial to the success of the film. Best original score A. R. Rahman, Slumdog […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Song, Best Visual Effects



Academy Award Predictions: Cinderella Tale + Slain Gay Politician & Veteran Jan Troell Returns

Slumdog Millionaire with Freida Pinto. Academy Award Predictions: The cinematic Cinderella story of 2008, Danny Boyle's Bollywood-inspired entry is the odds-on favorite for the Best Picture Academy Award. In the cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan. Academy Award Predictions: Best Picture shortlist includes sleeper hits, studio […]


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Academy Award Predictions: Cinderella Tale + Slain Gay Politician & Veteran Jan Troell Returns



Academy Award Predictions: Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood + Posthumous Best Supporting Actor Nomination

Meryl Streep in Doubt. Academy Award Predictions: In case she gets another Academy Award nomination in early 2009 – her 15th – Meryl Streep will tie with Katharine Hepburn for the record of most nominations in the lead actor/actress categories: 12 in all. Next in line is Bette Davis with […]


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Academy Award Predictions: Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood + Posthumous Best Supporting Actor Nomination



Oscar Predictions: Joel & Ethan Coen Tops?

'No Country for Old Men' Best Film: No Country for Old Men Until late last week, things were still somewhat murky in the best film race. No Country for Old Men (above, with Tommy Lee Jones) and There Will Be Blood were the front-runners, while Juno was the fluffy dark […]


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Oscar Predictions: Joel & Ethan Coen Tops?



Oscar Balloting (Sort of) Explained + Our Predictions

Oscar Balloting Explained – Sort of In Variety, Timothy M. Gray attempts to explain in a few sentences “Oscar's enigmatic ballot.” Since 1936, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been using the “preferential voting system,” in which voters cast a nomination ballot with their top five choices. […]


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Oscar Balloting (Sort of) Explained + Our Predictions