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Will Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Win His Oscar?

It seems that the entire world is on his side. But is the Academy on his side?

Leonardo DiCaprio being “continuously” snubbed from an Oscar win at Best Actor has essentially become a meme at this point. And I’ll be the first to admit that Continue reading Will Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Win His Oscar?

2016 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Director

The Best Director Oscar is already in the bag. The group of five all have their directorial merits (though some of the nominations were surprising to me).  The five movies represented are all worth seeing. But only one person is truly the standout to earn the golden statue.

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The Revenant (2015) Movie Review

The Revenant has the viscera of a Braveheart or a Gangs of New York, with the now familiar touch of director Alejandro G. Inarritu. His style shows through with an even stronger flourish than that of his previous film Birdman, as it links itself more naturally with the thematic elements that are in play in the film.

The film centers on Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a hunter on a fur trading expedition who seeks vengeance after becoming severely wounded and left for dead in the 19th century wilderness.

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Academy Awards 2016: Best Director Nominee Predictions

The Academy Awards are right around the corner (a few months from now). With the holiday movie season kicking into full gear, it is time to look at what film directors could be honored as nominees at the 2016 Oscar ceremony.

The list of possible candidates is rather long, but here are my projected top five:

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Nominees:

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Original Screenplay

 

The Nominees:

  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Glacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., and Armando Bo — Birdman
  • Richard Linklater — Boyhood
  • E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman — Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Dan Gilroy — Nightcrawler

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Director

The Nominees:

  • Richard Linklater — Boyhood
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu — Birdman
  • Bennett Miller — Foxcatcher
  • Wes Anderson — The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Morten Tyldum — The Imitation Game

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