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Oscar: Final Nomination Predictions

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Oscar: Final Nomination Predictions

Here are our final Oscar Predictions. The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning. Our Oscar page will promptly be updated to predicted the candidates most likely to win after the nomination announcement.

Here are our predictions:

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Awards: Golden Globe Final Predictions

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Golden Globes: Final Predictions

“American Hustle” will win big tonight. At least that’s what we’re predicting. It’s been a long time since the Golden Globes have had so many categories that could go either direction. “Gravity” vs. “12 Years a Slave” will be the biggest rivalry of the night.

Both Television and Film Nomination Predictions are listed below.

So here are our predictions and odds for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards:

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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

VIDEO GAME and TELEVISION nominations will be announced before the end of the weekend. Here are the first annual M10 nominees for film.

Gravity leads with 7 nominations. Her follows with 6 nominations. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street follow with 5 nominations.

Click More to see the Full List!

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Awards: Golden Globe Nominations – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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Many would have strong arguments that state that Golden Globes matter very little to the Oscar race. I think, in some cases, they matter a lot. Even since their slates started showing up more clean (No More “The Tourist” incidents) the H.F.P.A. has been given us some solid selections in each category.

This year there were a couple notable things that occurred. A couple notable films/shows that were left out of contention, and a couple of reasonable twists, and some unreasonable. So let’s take a look at these nominations and see what was good, what was bad, and what was just ugly. (more…)

Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions

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Awards: Final Golden Globe Predictions

One of the most widely acknowledged awards shows will announce its nominees 5:15am PT/8:15am ET. After what we have seen with the Screen Actors Guild nominees you should be expecting attention from “The Butler,” “Enough Said,” and “August: Osage County.” Among the usual front-runners.

After tomorrow the Golden Globes Page will only predict winners of the categories and we’ll see how we did.

So here are the Final Golden Globe Predictions: (more…)

VOTW: THR Director’s Roundtable Full Interview

THR Director’s Roundtable Full Interview

It has become a tradition for The Hollywood Reporter to get some of the top award-contenders of the year together in a room for a group interview.

In this one-hour interview we hear from the following directors:

Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O. Russell (American Hustle)
Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Film Trailer: American Hustle

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Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

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Oscar: The 9 films that could win “Best Picture”

This list won’t just be the top 9 films on the Best Picture prediction page. It also won’t be the 9 I think will make it with nominations (though very possible). Many other films not on the list could be nominated, but won’t compete for the win, the same way “The Blind Side” or “District 9” didn’t compete in 2010 and how “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” didn’t compete in 2011.

At this point in the race we have seen all but four of the major contenders. We, as a film-going audience, haven’t seen them, but critics have, and we have been given a general consensus on the film.

So here are the top 9, possible Oscar Winners. I can guarantee one of these nine films will be our Oscar Best Picture winner.
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Film: American Hustle

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(Dec 25 2013; Coumbia Pictures)

Summary: The story of a con artist and his partner in crime, forced to work with a federal agent to turn the tables on other cons, mobsters, and politicians – namely, the volatile mayor of impoverished Camden, New Jersey.

Oscar Prospects: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design

Runner Up: Best Actor, Best Costume DesignBest Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Long Shots: Best Supporting ActorBest CinematographyBest Original Score, Best Sound Mixing

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Early Word: The film hasn’t been seen, but it delivered a pretty juicy trailer last week. David O. Russell has scored plenty of Oscar nominations for his last two films “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter.” This film looks more tailored to the Academy offering up itself in the technical categories as well as the acting categories. Now to see if it’s supposed to be any good.

MetaCritic: 80

The Players

Director: David O. Russell
Writer: Eric Singer, David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner
Cinematographer: Linus Sandgren
Production Designer: Judy Becker
Editor: Not Available
Original Music: Not Available

Awards: Final Oscar Predictions 2013

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Awards: Final Oscar Predictions 2013

Oh what a year! So many great films and an Oscar lineup that is a little bizarre at times. This has been one of the best years for movies in a long time. So as much of a hobby it is of mine to predict this kind of stuff, I will say don’t  just go out and watch the award-winners. Watch all that was nominated and the films that were snubbed which wouldn’t have been any other year.Anyways, it has come down to this, I have predicted the Oscars for four years now and each year I’m understanding a little more of the Academy mannerisms (though I don’t think any will ever fully unlock that box.)

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