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Those Oscar Missed: Best Actor

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Actor can be a controversial category at times.  Sometimes a supporting performance will be submitted as a lead performance by the distributor either to help boost box office revenue or to increase the actor’s chances … Continue reading

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The Sessions and the Oscar Bubble

Besides the obvious geekdom of loving movie nostalgia, the other reason I enjoy researching the Oscar races is because of what these awards have meant to our culture. More so than any other art form in the past century, the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Best Actress Predictions

Current Predictions (10-13-11): Viola Davis, The Help Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn Charlize Theron, Young Adult Best Actress Notes: Some noteworthy movement in the Actress race lately. For one thing, … Continue reading

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Best Editing Predictions

Current Predictions (10-05-11): Michael Kahn, War Horse Angus Wall + Kirk Baxter, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Claire Simpson, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Matthew Newman, Drive Anne Sophie-Bion, The Artist Best Editing Notes (10-05-11): Best Film Editing’s distinct … Continue reading

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Best Screenplay Predictions

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Current Predictions (09-30-11): Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumulo, Bridesmaids Sean Durkin, Martha Marcy May Marlene Diablo Cody, Young Adult With all the heavy hitters in the Adapted Category, this … Continue reading

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Best Actress Predictions

Current Predictions 09-27-11: Viola Davis, The Help Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Keira Knightley, A Dangerous Method Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Best Actress Notes: Unlike the Best Actor category, this one seems … Continue reading

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Best Actor Predictions

Current Predictions 09-27-11: George Clooney, The Descendants Brad Pitt, Moneyball Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Jean Dujardin, The Artist Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Best Actor Notes: Looks like this year is shaping up to be the “year of male stars.” … Continue reading

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Best Picture Predictions

Best Picture 09-25-11: The pundit world has almost universally decided that both The Artist and War Horse will be nominated. I having a sneaking suspicion that neither will actually break through and I feel pretty confident that both certainly will … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Moneyball

Confidence. Those who have it can move mountains because they’re blessed with never being fearful or shrunken by self-doubt. Those who don’t have it can reduce monumental skill and talent amidst crippling insecurity. Moneyball tells the story of Billy Beane, … Continue reading

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