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Predictions Friday – Best Actress Is Crowded Already and It’s Not Even October

Let's get this party started right, shall we? Telluride and Venice are just two weeks out. The Academy still hasn't set what the rules will be for the popular film category – if there will indeed be such a category – but the rest of the Oscar race should follow according to plan. And that plan is this: Venice and Telluride hit, then Toronto, then New York and finally, the last gasp with the AFI Fest. But we're not anywhere near there yet. What we have right now are a lot of maybes floating…


Interview: Jesse Peretz On Why He Related To Juliet, Naked

Rock fans of the band Lemonheads will recognize the name instantly. Jesse Peretz. He was the bass guitarist for the band back in the 90s. Fan adulation is nothing new to him. He too, like most of us had an age-appropriate music obsession. Read on to learn who it is. Peretz switched the bass guitar to direct shows such as Girls and his latest outing is close to the heart in many ways. Juliet, Naked is a sweet and charming story of Duncan (Chris O' Dowd) and his long-term girlfriend Annie (Rose…

Interview: Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce is relaxing in a Beverly Hills Hotel room. Here to talk about his latest role in The Wife. He's about to return to London to begin rehearsals as he returns to the West End in The Price of the Storm. TV fans will know him from Games of Thrones as High Winter, musical fans know him from Miss Saigon and Evita, and film fans will have seen his body of work ranging from Jumpin' Jack Flash, Pirates of the Caribbean and Tomorrow Never Dies as the villain Elliot Carver. Pryce speaks with…

Beautiful New Trailer for Cuaron’s Roma

Alfonso Cuaron has released the trailer for his new film, Roma, which will play in theaters before hitting Netflix. Roma is Cuaron's most personal film to date, a loving recreation of a vanished world, one that lives only in memory.

Spike Lee Headed for Long overdue First Time Nod as Politics Take Center Stage in Best Director Race

The Oscar race officially starts in just two weeks when Venice and Telluride drop their lineup. By the end of those tests, and into Toronto the following week, and New York following that we will have a good idea of those who will be driving the Best Director race and thus, the Best Picture race. From the looks of it this far out, the Best Director and Best Picture race could be driven by hard hitting political dramas, as one would expect under the Trump presidency. Starting with Lee's…


Consider…The Gothic Mystery of ‘The Alienist’

TNT's smash horror series should be considered to take the Outstanding Limited Series Emmy. The Alienist landing a nomination in the Outstanding Limited Series race should not have been a huge surprise to awards prognosticators. Not a lot of people had the Gilded Age thriller in their predictions going into the nominations, but we should have seen it coming. It's an impeccably made thriller that could pick up a few craft awards on Emmy night. But could The Alienist pull off an upset in the main…

Consider…Claire Foy’s Final Reign in ‘The Crown’

It's the Television Academy's last chance to kneel before Claire Foy's riveting performance as Queen Elizabeth.  We take The Crown for granted. Yes, it won 3 Emmy Awards last season, and it has been nominated for 13 this year--I admit that it's not hurting for nominations. As I binged through the sophomore season, however, I was struck by how ornate and detailed everything is. Somehow I had forgotten how rich and beautiful The Crown is in terms of craft. At the center is Claire Foy's…

TNT Orders Follow-Up to ‘The Alienist’

The Angel of Darkness will be the second Caleb Carr adaptation for TNT.  Millions of viewers can't be wrong. As if preordained, TNT has announced a follow-up series to their smash hit, The Alienist. The Angel of Darkness, also by author Caleb Carr, will be adapted as the second entry in TNT's Suspense Collection. This is being touted as a sequel--not a second season. Set one year after the events involving Laszlo Kreizler, John Moore, and Sara Howard tracking down a killer, this story…

Contender Tracker

Best Picture

8th Grade
Black Panther
First Reformed
Leave No Trace
A Quiet Place
The Rider

Best Blockbuster/popular

Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Ready Player One
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Avengers: Infinity War
Love, Simon
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Actor

John David Washington, BlacKKKlansman
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther
Brady Jandreau, The Rider

Best Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave no Trace
Natalie Portman, Annihilation
Charlize Theron, Tully
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Michelle Pfeiffer, Where is Kyra

Best Supporting Actor

Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman
Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
John Krasinski, A Quiet Place
Burt Reynolds, The Last Movie Star

Best Supporting Actress

Anne Dowd, American Animals
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Annihilation
Amanda Seyfried, First Reformed
MacKenzie Davis, Tully
Florence Kasumba, Black Panther
Lupita Nyong'o, Black Panther

Best Director

Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Chloe Zhao, The Rider
John Krasinski, A Quiet Place

Original Screenplay

Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham
Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley
First Reformed, Paul Schrader
Tully, Diablo Cody
The Rider, Chloe Zhao

Adapted Screenplay

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Leave No Trace




Eighth Grade
A Quiet Place
Black Panther
Mission Impossible: Fallout

Production Design

Black Panther

Sound Mixing

Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Mission Impossible
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool 2

Sound Editing

Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2

Costume Design

Black Panther

Visual Effects

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2

Original Score

Original Song

Makeup and Hair

Black Panther

Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Documentary Feature

Notorious RBG
Dark Money
Won't You Be My Neighbor
Three Identical Strangers

Live Action Short

Documentary Short

Animated Short

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