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Oscars: Updated Predictions – November

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A lot of moves are being made now that the majority of films have been seen to some extent. We are now including the categories Original Song, Foreign Film, and Documentary Film as well.

Everything is up to date as of November 1st.

Keep voting in our sidebar polls, there will be more as the season progresses. And, as always, keep checking back to our Oscar page for updated predictions.

Here they are:

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The Revenant
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs

Golden Globes: Updated Film Predictions – October

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We have updated our Film Predictions for the Golden Globes. We were going to do the television shows as well, but it seems like not much has changed there.

Click here to see Movie and Television predictions.

Big steps have been made by “Joy,” “Spotlight,” and “Room.” However, there are still many films to be seen. “I Saw the Light” gets pushed to 2016, making the “Musical/Comedy” categories even more obscure.

Check out our full film predictions click – “Continue Reading”

Oscar: Updated Predictions – Post Cannes

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“Carol,” “MacBeth,” “Inside Out,” “Sicario,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” are just some of the titles that had a strong reaction at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Since last time (mid-April) a lot has changed. Still, there are a ton of potentially strong films that should show up on the festival circuit this fall.  We still feel strongly about “The Revenant,” “Steve Jobs,” “The Danish Girl,” and “The Hateful Eight” as well.

So below are our full predictions, and click here to always access our most updated predictions.

Golden Globes: Updated Predictions – May 2015

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So much is going on in the world of film right now. Many potential award candidates have wrapped production, have had test screenings, and some will be premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which starts Wednesday May 13th.

After an impressive showing at Cinemacon, we have our eyes on Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant.” On the comedy side we are really paying attention to John Wells’ “Adam Jones” and Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Demolition.” You can’t really resist Meryl Streep as a rocker in “Ricki and the Flash” either. Probably the only real lock here.

So here are all our pre-Cannes predictions. We will likely modify the Oscar predictions right after Cannes has concluded and the Golden Globes predictions will follow.

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The Revenant
The Danish Girl
Steve Jobs
The Hateful Eight
Bridge of Spies

The Sea of Trees
The Walk
In the Heart of the Sea

Golden Globes: Way too Early 2016 Predictions – Motion Picture categories

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We have updated our Golden Globes page to show several contenders. Click that link if you want an extended list of alternates and dark horses in each category.

Some films we see being big factors include Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups,” Stephen Frears’s “Icon,” David O. Russell’s “Joy,” Joel/Ethan Coen’s “Hail, Caesar!,” and Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young”

See an overview of our predictions below (visit the link above for more):

Motion Picture – Drama
The Hateful Eight
Knight of Cups
The Revenant

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Hail, Caesar!
The Last 5 Years
A Walk in the Woods
While We’re Young


Oscar: Way too Early Oscar Predictions – 2016

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Wow. There are a lot of great film to look forward to next year. Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, David O. Russell, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom Hooper, Stephen Frears, Joel/Ethan Coen, Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, Gus van Sant, Terrence Malick, and Ridley Scott all have films in the mix.

The big story though is the release of a 40 year-old film written/directed by Orson Welles. So we could potentially have a strong line-up of contenders.

Again, this early on most of these predictions are guided by the talent attached to the project (both on and off camera), the potential release dates, and the distribution. Because it is so early we only have Best Picture, Directors, and the acting categories predicted. Take from these what you can to make your own predictions as well!

Click “More” to see our picks!

Film Trailer: The Bag Man

The Bag Man

Trailer 1

Last Updated: 01/31/14

Film Trailer: American Hustle

American Hustle

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Top 20: Films of All Time

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Citizen Kane
The Godfather
Gone with the Wind
Lawrence of Arabia
The Godfather Part 2
Singin’ in the Rain
Raging Bull
The Wizard of Oz


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


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