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Supporting Actors: Hollywood Frontrunners

1 hour ago

Our Hollywood Frontrunners for the category of Best Supporting Actor is Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. For the category of Best Supporting Actress are Mary J Blige, Mudbound, and Allison Janney, I, Tonya. Criteria: Hollywood Frontrunners Lists™ are based on multiple elements that are taken into consideration including advance screenings, award events and consultations with industry insiders (agents, managers, journalists, awards strategists, filmmakers, awards voters, producers, studio execs). Visit us at WWW.Hollywoodfrontrunners.Com »

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Spirit Award predictions before the nominations are announced

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Early on next week, one of the most enjoyable precursors will announce their nominations. Of course, I’m talking about the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Predicting them are always an absolute shot in the dark, and normally I wait until the nominees are announced, but hey, why not be bold this year, right? Fortune favors the bold, after all. So, I’ll be giving this a shot. If nothing else, it’s a fun exercise. The Spirit Awards are the fun cousin to the Academy Award, so while it doesn’t have the prestige of winning an Oscar, it represents something very honorable as well. For some, it’s even the more cherished prize. In any event, read on to see my complete guess at Spirit Award results… Depending on what is eligible, my picks could be way off, so just keep that in mind. For what it’s worth, »

- Joey Magidson

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“Justice League” tries to save the day for DC

16 November 2017 11:18 AM, PST

Today is the day for DC and Warner Brothers. At long last, all of their superheroes are sharing the screen. A few hours from now, the first public screenings of Justice League will begin, giving fans a chance to not just see Batman, Superman (yes, he’s in it…duh), and Wonder Woman on screen, but also Aquaman, Flash, and more. This has been the goal since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was first given the thumbs up. So, what about the quality? Well, it’s better than Suicide Squad, I’ll give it that. Where it stands elsewhere, well, that’s something we’ll get to below… The film continues the story began in Man of Steel and continued in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Taking place after the events of the latter, the world now lives with the death of Clark Kent/Superman (Henry Cavill). His »

- Joey Magidson

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Denzel Washington crusades for justice in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

15 November 2017 10:31 AM, PST

When you’re as big a star as Denzel Washington is, you pretty much have your pick of the litter, project wise. As such, when a curveball is thrown by the actor, it’s worth noting. This week, Washington tackles something very different with Roman J. Israel, Esq. The film itself struggles, but Washington will be the focus. In fact, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all if Oscar decides that it’s worth yet another Best Actor nomination for the man. That will be the main curiosity here, as Washington always finds himself in contention, especially when it’s a showcase for his acting like this one seeks to be. This movie combines elements of a character study with elements of a legal thriller. In short, it follows title character Roman J. Israel (Washington) as he attempts to crusade for what’s right. A relic of the past to most, »

- Joey Magidson

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“Mudbound” is Netflix’s latest shot at Oscar glory

14 November 2017 1:31 PM, PST

Netflix fascinates me, especially when it comes to their hopes at Academy Award attention. This is something I previously wrote about the service: “There’s a notable difference between the types of projects that Amazon and Netflix have been putting out, theatrically speaking. On the one hand, Amazon has been gunning for awards and embracing a theatrical release with things like the Oscar winner Manchester by the Sea. There’s also their burgeoning relationship with an auteur like Woody Allen. It’s a whole concerted effort under their Amazon Studios wing. On the other hand, Netflix has gone for casting a wider net, while only occasionally putting their higher profile films out in theaters, like Beasts of No Nation or this year’s Okja. They only once in a while look at things with an awards type view. So far, they’ve either come up short with would be players like War Machine, »

- Joey Magidson

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Few movies are timelier right now than “The Light of the Moon”

13 November 2017 11:57 AM, PST

Whether you’re a cinephile or not, it’s impossible to escape the raves of news surrounding sexual assault in Hollywood. We’ve all heard the horrifying details surrounding Harvey Weinstein, not to mention James Toback and Kevin Spacey, among others (plus, you know, the current President, as well as Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama), and it’s both shocking and upsetting in equal measure. At the same time as all of this has been coming out, a small film has been in theaters tackling the same subject matter. It’s called The Light of the Moon and inadvertently has become the most timely movie of 2017 right now. A quality picture, it could help shine a light on just what the numerous victims of these monsters are going through. The film is a drama looking at how sexual assault and rape culture can impact a life. I’ll let »

- Joey Magidson

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