Oscar

Top 10 films you’ll hear a lot about come Oscar season

Honorable Mentions

Mary Queen of Scots

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Old Man and the Gun

Peterloo

Roma

Top 10

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Modern Cult Classics: Selma

Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” had a completely botched Oscar campaign. With a late, limited release date accompanied by poor advertising the film only managed to receive 2 Oscar nominations – Best Picture and Original Song.

Even though it’d win the ladder, the lack of nominations for it and “Beasts of No Nation” contributed to the “OscarsSoWhite” backlash when all four acting categories failed to nominate a person of color.

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Lacking confidence in Damien Chazelle’s “First Man”

Are you excited? It’s going to be an action film!

Boston Globe had a write-up which quoted “First Man” screenwriter Josh Singer.

Here’s an excerpt:

Singer, who won, along with Tom McCarthy, the Academy Award for best original screenplay for “Spotlight,” is emphatic that “First Man” is not a biopic. First and foremost, he says, it’s an action film. That’s what Chazelle, the Rhode Island native who won the best director Oscar for “La La Land,” wanted so that’s what Singer delivered.

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Rest in Peace Milos Forman

Milos Forman passed away today at age 86.

His most prominently regarded film is objectionally “One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a film that moved me in so many ways.

CNN’s Nicole Chavez and Carma Hassan posted a solid write-up of the filmmakers biography. Born in Czechoslovakia to parents who would parish in concentration camps during World War II, he was fascinated by theater and immigrated to the United States in 1968.

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Early 2019 Oscar Predictions

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Backseat
If Beale Street Could Talk
First Man
Beautiful Boy
Ad Astra
Sunset
Peterloo
Everybody Knows
A Star is Born
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

Alternates
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
The Favourite
The Tale
Widows
The Irishman
Isle of Dogs
Boy Erased
The Sisters Brothers

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Oscars: Updated Predictions – June 2017

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Our Oscars Page has been updated. Keep checking back for more frequent updates.

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Last Updated: 06/20/17


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Detroit
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Darkest Hour
The Papers
Mother!
Dunkirk
Last Flag Flying
The Current War
Downsizing
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Oscars: Updated Predictions – March

Oscars

**This page ranks the Oscar contenders. 2018 Contenders are ranked from most likely to be nominated.

Fully updated predictions here

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Untitled Detroit Project
Wonderstruck
Call Me by Your Name
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara
Dunkirk
Darkest Hour
Mother!
Downsizing
The Greatest Showman
The Current War
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