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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Picture

It’s the big one. The Oscar for Best Picture, 2018. Nine films, one statue. Yadda yadda, movie yadda.

This field is pretty open. Award season has started narrowing in on one or two front-runners, but, by and large, this crop of films is strong. I could foresee a number of quality upsets.

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The Nominees:

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2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Actress

Best Actress has what is perhaps the widest gap between the front-runner and the other contenders. I mean, France McDormand is cleaning up from award show to award show. It is difficult to see anyone else taking that Oscar.

But, you know, I have to keep all other options on the table. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be an article to write.

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The Nominees:

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The Post (2017) Movie Review

One could look at The Post, the latest from veteran director Steven Spielberg, and see a current and scathing indictment of executive authority to undermine freedom of speech vis a vis journalism, a critique of modern political decorum by way of an examination of the past.

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Ignoring the politicization of this message, the grand-standing done in the final 30 minutes of this film, in which Continue reading The Post (2017) Movie Review

2018 Academy Awards Predictions – Best Picture Nominees

The biggest movie award for the year of 2017: The Oscar for Best Picture. There is a fine crop of movies from which the Academy can select its nominees this year. But there’s only room for 10.

Which 10?  Well…

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The Nominees:

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2018 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Picture

It is obligatory to acknowledge the continual absurdity of the Golden Globe taxonomy vis a vis what constitutes a “Drama” and what constitutes a “Musical or Comedy,” but I don’t want to dwell on the point. It is getting exhausting.

If Get Out and Lady Bird are comedies, so is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Why bother separating the two categories at all? Yeah, it gives comedies a chance to compete, because the dramas often nudge out the comedies. But most other awards outlets have expanded beyond five nominees. Why wouldn’t the Golden Globes just go to one category of 10 films? Who knows!

Whatever. Let’s talk about movies, I guess…

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The Nominees:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

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2018 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Director

The narrative of the Golden Globes director category may end up being more about who was not included over who was. It was a deep well this year, with a lot of strong films coming from new and veteran directors. Yes, it is sad not to see newcomers Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele in the mix. Yes, it is surprising, yet wholly explainable, to see Ridley Scott here. Yes, Luca Guadagnino should have wound up in the top five.

 

But we live with the cards we’re dealt. If anything, the snubs make the prediction easier in the Best Director category.

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The Nominees – Best Director

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2018 Golden Globes Predictions – Best Screenplay

The Best Screenplay category of the 2018 Golden Globes is a stacked category. The easiest way to predict this one might be to look to other categories.

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The Nominees – Best Screenplay

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