Gold Derby Pundits Switch Argo

Remember the good old days when Les Miserables was going to sweep? Now Argo fever.
Posted On 28 Jan 2013

The State of the Race: Fumbling At Last Towards Final Oscar Predictions

  “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,...
Posted On 09 Jan 2013

Producers Guild Preview and Contest

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...
Posted On 24 Dec 2012

Golden Globes Preview

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...
Posted On 12 Dec 2012

Gold Derby Check-in – Most Say Les Miserables Will Win

Over at Gold Derby, the world turns somewhat differently than it does at Movie City News.  Most at Gold Derby are favoring Les Miserables. Best Picture Les Miserables Dave Karger Matt Atchity Edward Douglas Pete Hammond Tariq Kahn Tom O’Neil Keith Simanton Alex Suskind...
Posted On 08 Dec 2012

National Board of Review Preview and Predictions

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...
Posted On 03 Dec 2012

Les Miz Takes Imaginary Lead at Gold Derby

I have never believed you can trust people predicting a movie to WIN that they haven’t seen. It’s sort of like the choice between spitting in the wind and hoping it lands in the cup you can’t see, and just leaning over spitting the cup that’s already...
Posted On 15 Oct 2012

Movie City News Releases Gurus of Gold, Part 1, Post Toronto – Still Anyone’s Game

A lot can change in a few weeks in an Oscar race that is back-loaded with some of the biggest films still to be seen – Flight, Lincoln, Les Miserables, The Hobbit, The Promised Land. It’s crazy making that these movies have not yet been seen. One thing is for sure...
Posted On 02 Oct 2012

Gold Derby Launches First Oscar Predictions for 2012

On the latest edition of Oscar Poker, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil was our special guest. His long-running Oscar site, which has been around as long as mine (formerly Oscarwatch.com) — roughly 13 years – has launched its 2012/2013 Oscar Predictions. Tom and I...
Posted On 19 Sep 2012

Digging into Anne Thompson’s Oscar Predictions

The frustrating thing about this time of year is how many of us must make “sight unseen” predictions. It’s a gamble – kind of like saying “I predict it will rain on Christmas.” Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. It’s most likely to rain...
Posted On 15 Sep 2012