Gold Derby has assembled a ragtag group for the first predictions sweep (Movie City News’ Gurus of Gold will also post soon) of Best Picture. These are mostly spit in the wind choices, though I follow Anne Thompson’s lead by never predicting a film to win that I haven’t seen (it’s...
We have our prelim chart up and running. You will notice from this year how diverse it (mostly) is. Some of the wild ones, I can dig it. If you just go with the flow you will always just do “okay” but never fly like an eagle. Main charts | Tech charts
I would ordinarily wait a while before this is more complete but I’m getting too many emails asking...
Since it’s such a wide open Oscar race, since nothing like this has happened quite this way … ever … theories keep popping up everywhere. Moreover, there doesn’t appear to be a very strong consensus forming. The only thing pundits seem absolutely certain about is Argo winning Best Picture.
The psychics know this and yet:
In a survey of 50 Hollywood...
I thought it might be worth combing through the Oscars category by category. What is most likely to win, what might win and what the dark horse could be. I come at this three ways. First, what the general consensus is based on previous wins, Second, what the shifting buzz seems to be indicating, and third what the potential upset might be.
This weekend, is the WGA, the...
Remember the good old days when Les Miserables was going to sweep? Now Argo fever.
“You put too much stock in human intelligence, it doesn’t annihilate human nature.”
― Philip Roth, American Pastoral
As we quickly glance behind to see 84 years of Oscar history already, each one of those years full of stories, moments of madness, glorious victories, regrettable choices that happened in an instant to reward films and actors that,...
Awards Daily’s Predict the Producers Guild contest now open for business!
Back in 1994 and before that, the Producers Guild nominees matched the Oscar Best Picture five fairly well. But since 1995 and onward, there has been at least one mismatch. Usually the end of December would represent the earlier part of the race but this year everything is smushed together...
The HFPA are announcing their nominees tomorrow. With all of the dates being pushed back this year, the Globes aren’t as early as they usually are so they might actually be more useful than they’ve been in the recent past. Although the HFPA takes a lot of crap for being bought and paid for by studios, and/or foreign journalists nobody can identify, the truth...
Over at Gold Derby, the world turns somewhat differently than it does at Movie City News. Most at Gold Derby are favoring Les Miserables.
Zero Dark Thirty
The National Board of Review announces Wednesday. While most people go on and on about how they don’t matter, the truth is that yes, they DO matter. Any major awards precursor matters because they give a contender publicity and legitimacy, no matter who they are. The National Board of Review really pushed Hugo into the race last year and set The Social Network...