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Final Oscar Predictions 2013

I hoped to post about each category individually, but alas, time and life intervened so I only got through a handful. This has been a crazy awards year. Ultimately, it’s been a positive one for movies because the majority of … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Writing

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees: Argo, Chris Terrio Lincoln, Tony Kushner Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell Life of Pi, David McGee Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin/Lucy Alibar Two of the tightest races in this year’s Oscars will be … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Editing

Best Editing Nominees: Argo, William Goldenberg Zero Dark Thirty, William Goldenberg/Dylan Tichenor Lincoln, Michael Kahn Life of Pi, Tim Squyres Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy/Crispin Struthers When The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won Best Editing last year it was … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Visual Effects

Best Visual Effects Nominees: Marvel’s The Avengers The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Life of Pi Prometheus Snow White and the Huntsman If there’s any category that seems like a lock, Best Visual Effects would be it. Pushing 3D technology to … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography

Best Cinematography Nominees: Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski Skyfall, Roger Deakins Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda Django Unchained, Robert Richardson Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey A good case can be made for four out of the five nominees in this category (Django Unchained seems like an also-ran and … Continue reading

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Making the Animal Kingdom on Film

When Life of Pi wins the Best VFX Oscar next month, they should bring the animal consultants, researchers, and whoever else contributed to creating such textured behaviors, onto the stage with them. Besides the detail and design of the animals, … Continue reading

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Oscar Noms Aftermath

Well, all told I didn’t do all that badly, nailing  73% of all categories not icluding shorts (those were a crapshoot) and 80% if you include my alternates. I whiffed on Emmanuelle Riva, and Amour in general. I thought the … Continue reading

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FINAL 2013 OSCAR NOMINATION PREDICTIONS

While this has been a particularly unpredictable Oscar season, now that the dust has all but settled on the nominations, a good amount of “locks” have surfaced in all categories. What makes this year more fun than most is the … Continue reading

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Academy Awards Name Visual Effects Shortlist

Minus a few more “grounded” efforts – namely Looper, Flight, and The Impossible – this has been a inventive year for major blockbuster efforts in the realm of visual effects. Giving no love to smaller pictures, the Academy unveiled its … Continue reading

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Filmmaking Master Class With Ang Lee

The video’s on the long side, but who better to learn from?

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