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The King’s Speech Set to Sweep Oscars

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The discussion about the great films that entered the Oscar race this year will continue. But we have to stop and pause and acknowledge that yes, something I personally thought was all but impossible is coming true. I said on my last Oscar Poker podcast that if Tom Hooper won the DGA I would quit. The reason being, not out of disgust — it is their choice, their club, their…


SAG Award Polls

SAG Award Polls

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SAG Lead ActressMarket Research I think by now we can all recite each other’s favorites, we’ve been so thoroughly drilled on a daily basis. So this poll is meant to select who you think the SAG will choose. Remind us of your own personal favorites in the comments (for the umpteenth time, ha) and how about we also name the SAG nominess that have no business being nominated and who…


What wins More Often? Director with Pic, or Most Noms

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Reader Marshall Flores has done the research and delivers the stats.¬† Director wins. That doesn’t mean the same will play out this year, of course.¬† It just means that when you hear people say “the film with the most nominations wins most often.” True, but only if the film also wins director. Without a director win, it is much more rare than a film without the most nominations but a…


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The State of the Race: The Return of the “Oscar Movie”

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It‚Äôs been a while since we could say there was an ‚ÄúOscar movie,‚Äù but that old trope roared to life today, as did the Oscar Whisperer, Harvey Weinstein‚Äôs dominance with the AMPAS. Longtime readers will recall that we always had a saying around here, ‚Äúnever underestimate the power of Harvey Weinstein.‚Äù I think we can bring that back today. What is an ‚ÄúOscar movie‚Äù? Well, it‚Äôs what various Oscar pundits…


Comprehensive Critics and Precursor Charts

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AD reader Andrew has devised another great system of charts to help us navigate the swampy morass we’ve all sailed into together. Contenders in each category are ranked according to points earned from over 50 critics groups, with handy bar charts to illustrate whose dick is biggest which movie dominates. It’s basically a slightly modified total number of wins and noms an entry got, but it takes some factors into…


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Predict Oscar’s Ten Best Picture Nominees

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We’re not doing a full fledged Oscar nomination prediction contest but we are doing just the ten Best Picture nominees. We figure there is a pretty good chance you can get all ten so we had to throw in a tie-breaker question of what film will get the most nominations. And even then, it’s probably not that hard. But let’s just see who can get them all right, shall we?…


The Inoca Nominations

The Inoca Nominations

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It’s a bit of a tradition around here to post the annual Inoca nominations — Inoca is a group founded by Awards Daily’s forum. Nominees are announced today. 82 ballots were submitted for 9th Annual International Online Cinema Awards(INOCA) . You can find the list below. Black Swan leads with 12 nominations. Inception got 11, The Social Network got 9 nominations. BEST PICTURE Black Swan Blue Valentine Inception A Prophet…


PGA Preview

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The Social Network will get its first real challenge with the preferential ballot at Saturday night’s PGA awards. Up until now, it has not lost a single major award it has been up for. Inception has won a few critics awards, Black Swan won Austin, but other than that, The Social Network is to this year’s Oscar race what Secretariat was to the Belmont Stakes the year he not only…


Another Star is (Re)Born

Another Star is (Re)Born

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The story broke yesterday that Beyonce will team up with Clint Eastwood for another remake of A Star is Born. We were slow with the uptake and much of the shock value of it is gone by now, but people keep asking me what I think the Oscar prospects are, and whether I think Beyonce is a good choice. She’s not a bad choice, I don’t think. She’s not an…


Sound Editors nominations

Sound Editors nominations

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MPSE nominations in 7 categories. (Thanks Loyal) Best Sound Editing: Feature Film Music Alice in Wonderland Black Swan Get Low Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 Inception Let Me In The Losers The Social Network Best Sound Editing: Feature Film DX & ADR Black Swan Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 Inception The Kids Are Alright The King’s Speech The Social Network Tron: Legacy True Grit

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(thanks to Jazz for contributing to this post) Beyonce sings a new version of her hit single, ‘Crazy in Love’ as Christian Grey and...