Each year, when the Academy announces its nominations, there is always a certain frustration that comes with finding some of the smaller films in award contention. The 15 short films that receive nominations, in particular, are always tricky to find before the Oscar ceremony.
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Oscar nominations have been announced. As such, it is time to begin CineFiles’ annual slog/tradition of futile guessing as to who/what will win in each of the 24 Academy categories.
Let’s get into it!
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Production design is what captures the setting of a film. Undoubtedly necessary and often overlooked, set dressing and set design are pivotal yet hard to compare.
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Costume design is perhaps the most visually present thing to judge when it comes to film awards. It can be difficult to determine what films deserve to be nominated for an award like Best Editing. But costumes? Extravagant and showy and you’re in, right?
Not necessarily. Extravagance is certainly a variable, but costumes vary wildly from film to film and from genre to genre. A film like Beauty and the Beast is going for flashiness, where a film like The Shape of Water is going for period authenticity or a film like Blade Runner 2049 is going for a science-fiction sleekness.
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The Best Original Score category already has some front-runners emerging, but there is room for a number of films to nudge their way into the top five.
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I’m no music critic. The Academy branch that determines the Best Original Song nominees probably don’t think about film the way I do. They could reach out and pull out a song from a film I’ve never heard of, because they’re only listening to the songs regardless of quality of movie.
Still, I’ve put it on myself to roll out predictions. You can’t expect them all to come from my mouth.
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Best Makeup & Hairstyling. The oddest category at the Academy Awards, in that it only takes three nominees. It might be hard to narrow this one down…
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