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'The Good Dinosaur' vs. 'Inside Out': Pixar rivals battle for Best Animated Feature Oscar
13 hours ago
For the first time in Oscar history, two Pixar films will be battling it out for Best Animated Feature in the same calendar year: the upcoming "The Good Dinosaur" and summer smash hit "Inside Out." But which flick has the better chance of claiming Oscar gold? -Break- Pixar's 16th feature length film, "The Good Dinosaur," is directed by Peter Sohn from a screenplay by Meg LeFauve and a story by Enrico Casarosa and Bob Peterson in which the dinosaurs never became extinct. Watch the new trailer below. Will 'Steve Jobs' be Kate Winslet's Oscar comeback? While "The Good Dinosaur" won't be released until November 25, "Inside Out" already impressed audiences and critics alike with a jaw-dropping 98 at Rotten Tomatoes and a 94 at MetaCritic. It is based on an original idea by Pete Docter who co-directed with Ronnie del Carmen. Their imaginative tale is set in the mind of »
Cma Awards: Carrie Underwood's 'Something in the Water' video could trump Little Big Town's 'Girl Crush'
16 hours ago
Video of the Year is one of the more unpredictable categories at the upcoming Cma Awards. Currently our predictions place Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" way out in front with 54% of our users picking it to take home the prize, resulting in odds of 9/10. The popularity and multiple nominations for this single have led many to believe there could be a Little Big Town sweep for the night, but let's break down this category a bit further. According to Cma rules, "The video should be judged on all audio and video elements including, but not limited to, the artist's performance, video concept and production." Keeping that in mind, I have a few observations about the nominees this year that might shake up the odds in this category. -Break- Dish all the Cma Awards nominations with music insiders in our red-hot forums Carrie Underwood, "Something in the Water" Pros: The »
Oscar cliffhanger: Will Ridley Scott finally win for directing 'The Martian'?
17 hours ago
Ridley Scott, one of the most respected filmmakers of his generation, has yet to win an Oscar despite three nominations including one for helming 2000 Best Picture champ “Gladiator." This could finally be his year with the overwhelming success of “The Martian,” a film which returns Sir Ridley to his sci-fi roots. With a 94% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a $55 million opening weekend, it has the approval of both critics and audiences alike. Will Oscar voters agree? -Break- Will Golden Globes predict Oscar winners again? In this 3D epic, Matt Damon plays an astronaut who must do whatever is necessary to survive after being stranded on Mars. This is prime material for the director, who infuses it with his usual visual prowess and an unexpected dose of heart, making it one of his strongest efforts in years. Scott's first Oscar nomination was for “Thelma & Louise” (1991),..."' »
Will 'Steve Jobs' be Kate Winslet's Oscar comeback?'
18 hours ago
Between 1995 and 2008, Oscar darling Kate Winslet had a reserved parking space at the Dolby Theatre. She was nominated a whopping six times and set a record as the youngest actress to ever do so. However, since finally winning for "The Reader" in 2008 she has endured the longest Oscar dry spell of her career. Will her new film "Steve Jobs" be her long-awaited Oscar comeback? -Break- Dish the Oscars with Hollywood insiders in our red-hot forums Directed by Danny Boyle (Oscar winner for "Slumdog Millionaire) and written by Aaron Sorkin (Oscar champ for "The Social Network"), "Steve Jobs" stars Michael Fassbender as the mercurial computer whiz. Winslet, nearly unrecognizable with brown hair and glasses, play his long-suffering adviser Joanna Hoffman, an Armenian immigrant. After wildly successful screenings at the Telluride and New York filmfests, "Steve Jobs" gets a..." »
Will Steven Spielberg make Oscar history with 'Bridge of Spies?'
19 hours ago
"Bridge of Spies" arrives in theaters next Friday (Oct. 16) with inevitably high expectations, coming as it does from director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks, who are teaming up for the first time since "The Terminal" in 2004. They have five Oscars between them – not to mention another four for Joel and Ethan Coen, who co-wrote the screenplay. Does this film live up to their collective reputations? -Break- Dish the Oscars with Hollywood insiders in our red-hot forums It certainly won over the crowd at the New York Film Festival where it world premiered on Sunday and was greeted with a prolonged standing ovation. And critics are cheering too. The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy calls it "An absorbing true-life espionage tale very smoothly handled by old pros who know what they're doing." Vulture's David Edelstein finds it "sober but stirring." And Variety's Peter Debruge proclaims »
'American Horror Story: Hotel' reviews: An Emmy for Lady Gaga?
19 hours ago
The fifth installment of "American Horror Story," subtitled "Hotel," begins Wednesday night (Oct. 7) on FX. This is both the first season of the anthology series featuring singer Lady Gaga and the first without Jessica Lange, who won Emmys for the first and third seasons. Lange's fourth and final season, "Freak Show," won five Emmys, all in Creative Arts categories. All told, "Ahs" has won 13 Emmys from 71 nominations. Will it add to that tally next year? And will Lady Gaga be among them? Let's take a look at what the critics are saying. -Break- 'Ahs: Hotel' cast and character images of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson ... (Photo Gallery) Verne Gay, Newsday: "Let's talk about one Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – you know her as Gaga – because that's all anyone coming to the fifth season of 'Ahs' will want to talk about anyway. As the Cou..." »
'Survivor: Second Chance' predictions: Stephen Fishbach has 27-to-20 odds of being eliminated
21 hours ago
Will Wednesday's episode of "Survivor: Second Chance" be the end of the road for fan-favorite castaway Stephen Fishbach? That's what 43% of our contest players think, resulting in 27/20 elimination odds for the returning player. Do you agree or disagree with our readers' rankings? Hurry -- make your "Survivor" predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which castaway will be kicked off the island next. -Break- Who will win 'Survivor: Second Chance'? See exclusive predictions It's unbelievable that it's taken this long for Stephen to return to "Survivor." A bonafide superfan and student of the game, Stephen's masterful strategic mind got him and his alliance to the Final 4 in "Survivor: Tocantins," despite a huge disadvantage in numbers at the merge. Though he made it to the final Tribal Council, Stephen was u...' »
'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Bindi Irwin soared with tribute to her dad, Gary Busey was down & out
5 October 2015 10:03 PM, PDT
It was a strong week for Gold Derby's predictions when the "Dancing With the Stars" contestants performed routines inspired by their most memorable years. Our racetrack odds, generated by the combined predictions of our readers, were right two times out of three. Bindi Irwin got the highest score from judges (including the season's first 10) for an emotional contemporary routine dedicated to her late father Steve Irwin, as 35% of readers anticipated, which gave her odds of 15/8. Gary Busey got the lowest score as 56% of readers expected, which gave him 4/5 odds. -Break- Click Here to make your own 'Dancing with the Stars' predix & win prizes The only outcome we got wrong was the night's elimination, but we were close. 47% of readers thought Paula Deen would be sent home (10/9 odds), but instead it was Busey, which a still-impressive 40% of readers saw coming (3/2 odds). Given the overall accuracy of our odds,...' »
Will Golden Globes predict Oscar winners again?
5 October 2015 2:22 PM, PDT
Golden Globe nominations will be announced on Dec. 10, a full 20 days before Oscar voters begin filling in their nomination ballots And these prizes bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. will be handed out on Jan. 10, two days after Oscar nomination ballots are due and four days before those nominations are announced. This kudofest, now in its 73rd year, remains one of the best indicators of what will win (and be nominated) at the Academy Awards. -Break- It's never too early to dish the Globes and Oscars in our red-hot forums. Join us if you dare! picked up prizes from the HFPA first. And seventeen of ...' »
Oscar mystery: Will Matt Damon be nominated for 'The Martian'?
5 October 2015 2:10 PM, PDT
Ridley Scott's "The Martian" just did boffo business, grossing more than $55 million in its first weekend. This 3D epic was boosted into the stratosphere by stellar reviews, scoring a jaw-dropping 94 at Rotten Tomatoes and an impressive 81 at MetaCritic. Matt Damon stars in this sci-fi thriller as an astronaut stranded on Mars determined to find a way home (think "Gravity" meets "Castaway"). -Break- Dish the Oscars with Hollywood insiders in our red-hot forums But while the stars of those popcorn pictures -- Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks respectively -- reaped Oscar bids, Damon sits in seventh place on our Best Actor chart. He ranks that far down because only five of our 19 Oscar experts -- journalists who cover this beat for major media including Variety, Yahoo, USA Today, and Huffington Post -- are predicting that he will be nominated. And none of us [Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair), Jack M...' »
'Dancing with the Stars' predictions: Contest leaders forecast shockers for Alek Skarlatos, Carlos PenaVega ...
5 October 2015 1:27 AM, PDT
After three weeks of making "Dancing With the Stars" predictions, four of our contest entrants are tied at the top of the leaderboard with 5 out of 9 questions correct: Connordapianist, Avaday, John Benutty and Denton Davidson. Will they still be in the lead after Monday night's results? (Click here to see our complete predictions leaderboard.) -Break- Click Here to make your own 'Dancing with the Stars' predix & win prizes This quartet disagree on who will be eliminated: Avaday and Benutty are in line with our readers' overall consensus that celebrity chef Paula Deen will be sent packing; 50% of those making predictions anticipate this result, giving her even 1/1 odds. Davidson is going out on a limb picking singer Andy Grammer and Connordapianist is taking an even bigger risk betting on standout military hero Alek Skarlatos. Grammer finished third from the bottom on the judges' leaderboard last we...' »