Now that the Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, we have to all look back and reconstruct our Oscar predictions. The next big festival is the New York Film Festival where mysterious Paul Thomas Anderson film “Inherent Vice” will premiere.
We’re still quite early into doing all of this. But contenders are starting to fill out in various categories. Next Oscar update will include Original Song, Foreign Film, and Documentary as well.
So here is where we stand with our current predictions. Click on the category to see our full list of ranked predictions with alternatives and dark horses. Contenders are listed here alphabetically. You can see all of our full predictions here.
Preview: The Potential of “Gone Girl”
Gillian Flynn is a popular novelist, early she wrote two books titled “Sharp Objects” and “Dark Places.” But her novel “Gone Girl” would become her most successful, both critically and financially. Flynn was formerly a writer for Entertainment Weekly; she now finds a film-adaptation of her most successful novel on the cover.
“Gone Girl” is the story of a rocky marriage between Nick and Amy Dunne. On their fifth anniversary Amy goes missing. The novel’s principal suspense comes from an uncertainty about Nick, and whether or not he killed his wife.
Alright, so we’ve started the year off with a couple strong, successful films. “The Lego Movie” landed with a slew of powerful reviews along with the successful Wes Anderson film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Meanwhile we’ve had some strong independent titles like “Under the Skin” and “Locke” hit the review circuit. Also, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has already climbed to the top of the annual box office, also presenting strong reviews.
Are any of these films going to be the best of 2014? It’s going to be rough considering the slate we have. We are going to present you with our Top 20 guesses of what could receive the most acclaim and give shout outs to some other films that could be in the mix.
Here is your complete guide to what could be the best film of 2014:
“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.
Click More to see the nominees and the highlighted winners:
If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.
Click MORE to see the 2015 Early Oscar Predictions:
“Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” lead with an incredible 13 nominations. “House of Cards” and “Boardwalk Empire” follow with 8 nominations.
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12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Inside Llewyn Davis, Her all squeeze into the top 20 films of the decade so far. The Social Network continues reign as best film of the decade.
This time last year we compiled the top 20 films of the decade so far, and now we have updated it. Unfortunately of the 20 slots only four 2013 films have factored into the list, but all have made the top 10.
Remember, this list will be updated each year and films may fall shorter or fall off completely each year. Movies (like fine wine) can get better with age. So here is where we stand as of now at the end of 2013. (more…)
So many films that may get nominations have probably not even shown up on IMDB. So in the end, this list may not be very accurate. But we have compiled some early contenders just to get us started. For now all we have are the acting categories along with Picture and Director, click more to see them.
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Ava DuVernay, Selma
Angelina Jolie, Unbroken
Check our our Emmy Page for a ranking of likeliness in each category. The 65th annual Emmy Award Ceremony is tomorrow! So make your predictions now. I am expecting a lot of award-love specifically for “Breaking Bad.” True, the AMC drama will be battling Showtime’s “Homeland” for nearly every category; but considering “Breaking Bad” is currently on-air and generating a ton of buzz, I predict it’ll do very well.
On the Comedy spectrum “Modern Family” remains a strong contender, specifically for its all-star cast, but also watch out for Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale to take some of those acting awards away. Also “30 Rock” ended its run with a strong season so expect a possible upset by Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.