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Awards Race 2017: We predict who we think will win the OscarsAwards Race 2017: We predict who we think will win the OscarsJenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia2/23/2017 10:04:00 Am The big day is almost here and we can't wait to see who takes home each coveted statue! While we're not privy to any inside knowledge, we can't help but speculate and make predictions about who we think will win. After all, part of the fun of watching the Awards is finding out if you're right! To help you make your own guesses, we surveyed a selection of Cineplex employees for their best bets based on years of deep movie knowledge and experience. Here are our predictions for some of the major categories, scientifically researched and mathematically calibrated*. *not really. Best Original Song Our Prediction: City of Stars, La La Land
While it seems like "City of Stars" is a sure-fire win here, »
- Jenny Bullough and Adriana Floridia
Now that the ballots are en route to the 89th Academy Awards, it is time for us to predict who will be the big winners! Damien Chazelle.s .La La Land. dominated the nominations with 14 nods but will it shine on Oscar night at the city of stars? I.m predicting that the romance musical will take home 11 awards including Best Picture! The musical will only lose in the actor (sorry Ryan Gosling), original screenplay, and to its own .Audition. in the original song categories.
And you know why .La La Land. will win big? Because when the country is in turmoil, popular culture swings to the opposite way. And the film, with its sweet rose-colored palette and fancy production numbers made us all happy. And Hollywood wants us all happy.
We.ll find out all the happy Oscar winners on Sunday at 5 p.m. Join me on my Facebook page, »
We're just days away from the the 89th Oscars so we want to make sure you have everything in place to throw the most perfect viewing party for you and your friends. Who better to give you the best tips than the experts behind Sunday's Governors Ball? The Academy's official after-party, where winners go to get their Oscars engraved, is expected to see 1,500 guests. Ya know, celebs like Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Viola Davis, Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman and newcomer Lucas Hedges. Tony winner Cynthia Erivo will also be performing during the star-studded bash. Now, let's get your party started. We'll begin with the most important part of the evening—the »
While every moment of award season is exciting, any movie buff will tell you that the Academy Awards are the best part. This year's list of nominees was announced in January, and it's packed with a lot of familiar faces and titles. La La Land is leading the pack with 14 nominations, an impressive number that ties the all-time nomination records set by All About Eve and Titanic. Meanwhile, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge, and Fences are all represented in several categories. And as if you needed confirmation, Meryl Streep is up for yet another Oscar. Take a look to see what else scored nods (Suicide Squad! Doctor Strange!), and tune in for the Oscars on Sunday! Related:Fill Out Our Oscar Ballot For a Chance to Win $1,000!Here's the Printable Oscars Ballot You Need For This Year's ShowWhen Are the 2017 Oscars? Plus, Everything Else You Need to Know About »
- Maggie Pehanick
The 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actor RaceThe 2017 Oscar Nominees: Everything you need to know about the Best Supporting Actor RaceAdriana Floridia2/21/2017 9:07:00 Am
The Best Supporting Actor Oscar is pretty much Mahershala Ali's to lose.
Despite that, this year's line-up of Best Supporting Actor nominees is incredibly strong, and anyone would be a worthy winner. However, Ali has won almost every award leading up to the Oscars, except for the Golden Globe which surprisingly went to Nocturnal Animals' Aaron Taylor Johnson (who wasn't even nominated for the Oscar). Moonlight is a major awards contender that right now looks like it's being outshone by La La Land. If Moonlight is guaranteed an Oscar in any category, it's this one.
We're breaking down the nominees for Best Supporting Actor below!
Previous Nominations: First time nominee
- Adriana Floridia
With 6 days to go until the big show, let's play like we did with 8 days, and look at the Best Picture nominees with that particular number of nominations. Three movies received six nominations this time though they'll facing off less directly and only in the marquee categories at that. Nevertheless, remove the other nominees from the equation for this exercize and tell us who wins in these particular face-offs...
Their six nominations
Picture Picture Picture Director Director Actor
Andrew Garfield Actor
Casey Affleck Supporting Actress
Nicole Kidman Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams Supporting Actor
Dev Patel Supporting Actor
Lucas Hedges Adapted Screenplay Original Screenplay Cinematography Film Editing Original Score Sound Mixing Sound Editing
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- NATHANIEL R
The 89th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 26th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.
There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.
That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
There are no real villains in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea, The A.V. Club’s favorite movie of last year and a major contender at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. The movie is about grief and the way it puts one particularly bereaved man at war with himself, and the rest of the world, regardless of time’s inconsistent ability to heal psychic wounds. The closest thing the movie has to any bad guys enters the narrative only briefly. After Patrick (Lucas Hedges) loses his father early in the film, the will designates his uncle, Lee (Casey Affleck), the aforementioned grieving man, as his guardian. Lee is reluctant to take on this responsibility, especially considering that Patrick’s mother Elise is still alive, although not really in Patrick’s life due to her alcoholism. When the now-sober Elise does reemerge, putting out feelers for the possibility that »
- Jesse Hassenger
The Academy Awards are in just over a week, ladies and gentlemen. My how time flies, right? With the show coming so soon, there can be a rush to finalize predictions and try to hold course until the end. That’s not my way though, as I play around with my picks right until just before the big night. This second to last update is sort of a fail-safe, giving me a chance to still potentially go out on a limb or two before getting down to business. The Oscars will unfold in less than ten days, so if you’re not excited yet, now is the time to start getting excited. This is what we spend all this time preparing for, after all… Below are the penultimate picks for the upcoming ceremony. Next week will be the big one, where I’ll finally come to grips with this whole thing, »
- Joey Magidson
While most Oscar experts are predicting SAG winner Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) or BAFTA champ Dev Patel (“Lion”) to win Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award history would be made if Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) scored a upset in the category. Sign up to get Gold Derby’s free newsletter with experts’ latest predictions and breaking news At age 20 and […] »
- Paul Sheehan
This Casey Affleck story first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s Oscar magazine. Questions. There were always questions. With “Manchester by the Sea,” writer-director Kenneth Lonergan had written a shattering drama about a Boston janitor unable to escape a tragedy in his past. With Casey Affleck as the janitor, Michelle Williams as his ex-wife and Lucas Hedges as a teenage nephew whose custody unexpectedly goes to the Affleck character, he had assembled a cast that was capable of illuminating every moment of humor and wrenching emotion in the richly nuanced script. In many cases, the performances — particularly. »
- Steve Pond
“Manchester By the Sea” writer-director Kenneth Lonergan was a playwright first. He’s often lauded for his dialogue, rich character development, and the performances he gets from actors. Taken as whole, these descriptions could be interpreted as being a kind way of saying that his film is insufficiently cinematic.
That would miss the point. Like his previous films, “You Can Count on Me” and “Margaret,” his script for “Manchester By the Sea” draws a great deal of its power by taking advantage of the way movie audiences absorb story.
Building the Mask
At the beginning of “Manchester,” we watch Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), an apartment building handyman, react to his tenants — the indecisive man with a plumbing problem, the woman crushing on him as he unclogs her toilet bowl, a confrontational woman bizarrely accusing him of wanting to watch her take a shower. He’s comically expressionless as he goes about his work. »
- Chris O'Falt
The movie-awards season is a mountain range with many peaks — perhaps too many — the inevitable valleys that sag between them and, finally, an Everest that inspires your second wind and an excited sprint: The Academy Awards. Here are my predictions, and my predilections.
The Academy Awards kicks off live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26, with a 7 p.m. Et preshow and 8:30 p.m. ceremony.
Best Picture: La La Land
Fourteen nominations for a chamber musical that pays homage to classics of the genre (including some French ones) is arguably too much of a good thing. It’s as if »
- Tom Gliatto
The battle lines are drawn: It's La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn't – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees, this year's crop includes seven actors of color: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer and Denzel Washington.
"Wow, what a difference a year makes, »
If great acting is all about slipping on a mask and completely inhabiting a character, it also often brings with it diverse challenges. Some of which entail quickly learning demanding new skills — or even unlearning old ones.
And while most actors are quick to say that they love a challenge, some of the preparation and training they’re asked to do for a specific part can be quite daunting, especially when it involves something as familiar and visceral as music and dance.
Pretty much everyone recognizes a good hoofer or pianist or vocalist when they see or hear them. Which is why Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the stars of Oscar frontrunner “La La Land” — neither of whom are natural dancers, singers, or musicians — had to spend months learning to sing and dance for the musical. In Gosling’s case, he also had to learn to play jazz piano.
- Iain Blair
Eight years have passed since Michael Shannon’s first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, picked up for his performance in 2008’s “Revolutionary Road,” and in that time Shannon has become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, starring in more than 35 feature films.
Shannon recently earned his second Best Supporting Actor nod for Tom Ford’s 2016 dramatic thriller “Nocturnal Animals,” which sees the actor playing a chain-smoking detective named Bobby Andes who’s tasked with investigating a horrific crime.
Read More: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Review: Tom Ford’s Ambitious Second Feature Is a Two-Hander With Bite
Shannon’s Andes exists in a story within a story, as “Nocturnal Animals” revolves around a manuscript sent to a wealthy art gallery owner named Susan, played by Amy Adams. The movie shifts back and forth between the events of Susan’s actual life and a live-action depiction of the contents of the manuscript. »
- Graham Winfrey
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Amazon Studios’ and Roadside Attractions’ “Manchester By The Sea,” directed and written by Kenneth Lonergan and starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.]
On the surface, it might seem surprising that one of the most recognized films of this awards season would come from a filmmaker who hadn’t shot a movie in 10 years. For anyone familiar with Kenneth Lonergan’s track record as a screenwriter, director and playwright, however, the accolades that “Manchester by the Sea” has been racking up are very much par for the course.
Long before the film earned Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Lonergan had established himself in the theater world as an award-winning playwright. He was first recognized in 1982 at the age of 18 by the Young Playwrights Festival, for his play “The Rennings Children,” which centers on a sister who advocates for her brother’s release from a mental hospital.
Many of the themes in Lonergan’s plays are reexamined in his feature films, starting with his debut “You Can Count on Me, »
- Indiewire Staff
Outstanding British film American Honey Denial Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Winner: I, Daniel BlakeNotes on Blindness Under the Shadow Ee Rising Star award Anya Taylor-Joy Laia Costa Lucas Hedges Ruth Negga Winner: Tom Holland Best make up & hair Doctor Strange Winner: Florence Foster JenkinsHacksaw Ridge Nocturnal Animals Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Best original music Arrival Jackie Winner: La La Land Lion Nocturnal Animals Best costume design Allied Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster Jenkins Winner: JackieLa La Land Best sound Winner: ArrivalDeepwater Horizon Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Best British short animation The Alan Dimension Winner: A Love StoryTough Best British short film Consumed Winner: HomeMouth of Hell The Party Standby Best editing Arrival Winner: Hacksaw RidgeLa La Land Manchester by the Sea Nocturnal Animals Best production »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?
Politics were high on the agenda in the speeches at the 2017 Bafta awards.
There was also criticism of Brexit and the British government’s scrapping of the Dubs child refugee scheme, with Ken Loach in particular slamming the government’s “brutality”
Even host Stephen Fry made a few political jokes, saying of this year’s awards: “[Let’s] find out who the Russians have decided has won”.
Outstanding British Film
“Thank you to the academy for endorsing the truth of what this film says,” I, Daniel Blake’s Ken Loach said accepting the award. “The most vulnerable and poorest people are treated by government with brutality. Brutality that keeps out refugee children, and that’s disgraceful.
He added that films “can tell us about the world we live »
Last step before the Oscars! The top actors, directors, writers, and producers from all over the world gathered in London on Sunday night for the 2017 British Academy of Film and Television Awards.
Following the red carpet glamour it was time to announce the winners of this year’s top prizes.
Here’s the complete list:
I, Daniel Blake
Best British Film
I, Daniel Blake
Best Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
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