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2015 M10 Award Winners

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A lot of M10 Award categories were really close this year. 2014 was a great year for movies, video games, and television shows alike. In the end “Boyhood,” “True Detective,” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition” won the top 3 prizes.

See all our winners below listed along their competitors in bold.

Best Film
Birdman
Boyhood
Citizenfour
Goodbye to Language
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inherent Vice
Nightcrawler
Selma
Under the Skin
Whiplash
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Golden Globes: 2015 – Final Predictions

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This year has been a little difficult to prognosticate when it comes to awards. Many of these Golden Globes categories could easily go to any five of the nominees.

This Sunday Night on NBC (8pm ET), our winners will be revealed. Many movies can gain a major boost of momentum here, but we’re not predicting anything too outside-the-box.

The big awards for film will go to “Boyhood” and “Birdman,” while the big awards for television will go to “House of Cards,” and “Orange is the New Black.” We’ll see how it all plays out, but for now here are our choices for the 2015 Golden Globes.

After winners are announced Sunday we will update the Golden Globes page promptly with our predictions for the 2016 Golden Globes.

Motion Picture Categories

Best Motion Picture – Drama
1. Boyhood
2. Selma
3. The Imitation Game
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Foxcatcher

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
1. Birdman
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Into the Woods
4. Pride
5. St. Vincent
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SideNote: “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” top our Best Show of 2014 Poll

how_to_get_away_with_murderSideNote: “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” top our Best Show of 2014 Poll

A lot of people voted in our “Best Television Show of 2014” Poll. And there were a lot of shows that were neck-to-neck from the beginning.

In the end “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” and “How to Get Away with Murder” placed first with 10.53% of votes each.

In second there was a four-way tie between “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Game of Thrones,” and “True Detective.”

It’s always intriguing to see what the small community of visitors to The Media 10 are interested in. So stay tuned for our future homepage polls. Next poll in the sidebar will be “Best Movie of 2014.”

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.

To the Full List click “Continue Reading”
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Golden Globes: Early Winner Predictions

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Yesterday morning Golden Globe nominations were announced. We have the complete list of ranked nominees on our Golden Globes page, and in our sidebar.

We have switched gears from predicting “most likely to be nominated” to “most likely to win.” As of now, here are our picks for the winners in each category.

Motion Picture Categories

Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman

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Golden Globes: Final Predictions – Nominations announced Thursday December 11th

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The award season is underway and precursors are flooding in. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s chosen nominations will be announced on Thursday December 11th.

On the film side of things we expect “Boyhood” and “Birdman” to get a lot of attention. “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” should make some appearances too.

On the television side of things “True Detective,” “House of Cards,” and “Modern Family” should all easily show up. “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey,” “Fargo, ” “Orange is the New Black,” and “The Big Bang Theory” are all strong possibilities in multiple categories as well.

Here are our chosen for each category. Click the “More” link to see alternates/dark horses in that category as well.

Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood
Selma
Gone Girl
Unbroken
The Imitation Game
More

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Big Eyes
Inherent Vice
More

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Golden Globes: 2015 Golden Globe Predictions post-TIFF

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You wouldn’t think it, but there is a significant different in the mind of an Academy voter and a Hollywood Foreign Press voter.  To end an excellent festival, “The Imitation Game” went home with the TIFF Audience Award. One of the runner-up films was “St. Vincent” another Weinstein film that should farewell in the comedy categories at the Globes.

We went ahead and updated everything, including television categories as we start seeking into a new Fall season for shows.

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.

Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Interstellar
Unbroken

Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
The Skeleton Twins
St. Vincent
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Analysis: Television Mysteries

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On June 29th, a new show premiered on HBO called “The Leftovers.” It was met with moderately positive reviews, critics only faulting it for its overbearing, depressing tone. The finale will air on Sunday and the show is a mystery, asking a lot of questions and answering very little.

The ads for “The Leftovers” were intriguing, so I jumped over to Metacritic to see if it’d be worth my time. The critic’s reviews were alright, but the user reviews were brutally negative, which was odd because only critics had screened the first few episodes. There were several 0/10 reviews from users, without first-grade grammar education, condemning the new show simply because Damon Lindelof was involved.
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Emmys: Early Winner Predictions

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Hit “Continue Reading” to see all the winners we predict for the 2014 Primetime Emmys in EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY. From Technical Direction, to Costumes, to Choreography, every single winner is predicted here. Click here for a full list of nominees.

Best Television Series – Drama
Current Leader: Breaking Bad

Best Television Series – Comedy
Current Leader: Orange is the New Black

Best Lead Actor – Drama
Current Leader: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Best Lead Actress – Drama
Current Leader: Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Lead Actor – Comedy
Current Leader: Louis CK, Louie

Best Lead Actress – Comedy
Current Leader: Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
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Emmys: Final Predictions – Emmys 2014

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The 66th annual Primetime Emmys will announce their nominations on Thursday July 10th at 8:30am EST and 5:30am PST. You can watch a live stream of the announcement on the Emmys official website here.

Afterwards we will have a little over a month to predict who will win in each category at the most coveted award ceremony for television. The ceremony will be announced on NBC on August 25th at 8pm EST and 5pm PST.

We have made all of our final predictions here, including 10 – 15 alternates in all acting categories (including guest and mini-series/tv movie categories), and also, for the first time including writing and directing predictions for both drama and comedy categories. We put a lot of work into this so be sure to check it out and use it to make your own predictions before Thursday!

Continue reading to see our predicted nominees in each category, we will compare/contrast once the Emmys are announced. We list them in ABC order in each category, but see the rankings by clicking the GREEN category link.

Best Television Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
True Detective

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Veep
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