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2nd Annual M10 Award Nominations

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Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.

In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.

In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.

In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.

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Quick Takes: “Interstellar,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” and “Godzilla”

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Click Scores to see all of our recent star-rating reviews.

The Media 10 doesn’t usually reviews movies, but we are changing that with “Quick Takes” a new segment that gives at most two paragraphs to recently seen movies.

Interstellar (★★★1/2)

“Interstellar” is an embodiment of the imaginative barriers the movie medium is capable of exceeding. “Interstellar” is emotional, it is overwhelming, and it subtly holds onto an important moral. By wrapping together its cosmic design with the vulnerabilities of the human spirit, “Interstellar” is triumphant.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (★★1/2)

“Mockingjay Part 1,” represents a strong first act for, what will hopefully be, an epic conclusion. It is arguable that the division of “Mockingjay” into two parts was unnecessary, however “Part 1” achieves the melancholic calm-before-the-storm atmosphere it needed to make itself stand-out as an above-average installment.

Godzilla (★★1/2)

Never before has a disaster film incorporated such procedural attention-to-detail in the aftermath of destruction. “Godzilla” makes itself stand out by tying itself into the realistic decisions and procedures that our government would take in the wake of the iconic monster’s existence.

Oscar: Full Updated Predictions – November

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We have fully updated all of our Oscar Predictions. Now including the categories: Original Song, Documentary Feature, and Foreign Feature.

With “Interstellar’s” reviews not quite being raves, it has been knocked down a few levels. The close we draw to the end of the year, the safer films like “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game,” “Birdman,” and “The Theory of Everything” look.

There are still some movies to be seen. “Unbroken” has a lot of potential. Others would include “A Most Violent Year,” “The Gambler,” “Selma,” and “Into the Woods.”

So here is where we are right now. After the jump, we have our ranked listings for all of the contenders. Click the “More” links to expand on the category and see other potential contenders.

Best Picture
Boyhood
The Imitation Game
Birdman
Foxcatcher
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken
Interstellar
Gone Girl
Whiplash
Into the Woods
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Oscar: 2015 Oscar Predictions post-TIFF

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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.

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Birdman
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Inherent Vice
Interstellar
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Unbroken
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Film Trailer: Godzilla

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International Trailer

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Oscar: “Best Visual Effects” Predictions

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Interstellar
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Oscar: “Best Sound Mixing” Predictions

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Unbroken
Into the Woods
Interstellar
Birdman
The Imitation Game
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Oscar: “Best Sound Editing” Predictions

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Interstellar
Unbroken
American Sniper
Whiplash
Into the Woods
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Oscar: “Best Production Design” Predictions

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Unbroken
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Imitation Game

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Oscar: “Best Original Score” Predictions

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Jóhann Jóhannsson – “The Theory of Everything”
Alexandre Desplat – “Unbroken”
Alexandre Desplat – “The Imitation Game”
Hans Zimmer – “Interstellar”
Marco Beltrami – “The Homesman”

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