Category Archives: Oscars

Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2017

BEST PICTURE Detroit Downsizing Dunkirk Goodbye, Christopher Robin The Greatest Showman Last Flag Flying Murder on the Orient Express The Papers Phantom Thread Wonderstruck The skinny: We always start with 10, because nobody knows anything at this point. The only … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2006

Here we go again. The winners are in bold, but my picks are below that. BEST PICTURE Babel The Departed Letters from Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen Should have won: Little Miss Sunshine Not even nominated: Children of … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2017

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Will win: La La Land Could win: Hidden Figures Should win: Moonlight Should have been here: Silence The skinny: … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2017

Of the nine Best Picture nominees this year, the only one I didn’t get around to was Fences, which I’m sure I’ll catch once it hits home video. This year, I’m including my picks for Documentary Feature, but I’ll abstain … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2017

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Arrival – Actress Arrival really could not have done better among this year’s nominees. It had the highest gross of any Best Picture nominee, and its director Denis Villeneuve got … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2017

Just like 2016 was a year of unease, I am not very uneasy about these picks. Several of these picks haven’t picked up the precursor nods that would typically foretell a sure-fire Oscar nomination. This is likely to be a … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2016

BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Jackie La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Falling off: Live by Night, Loving, Sully Rising star: Hell or High Water The skinny: With the precursors out of the way, the window … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2016

BEST PICTURE Fences Jackie La La Land Live by Night Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Sully Falling off: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Birth of a Nation Rising star: Hidden Figures The skinny: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 October 2016

BEST PICTURE Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land Live by Night Loving Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Silence Sully Falling off: Allied, Arrival, LBJ, Patriots Day Rising star: Jackie The skinny: With … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks — 15 August 2016

BEST PICTURE Allied Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk The Birth of a Nation Fences La La Land LBJ Loving Manchester by the Sea Patriots Day Silence The skinny: A total shot in the dark, since exactly zero of these movies … Continue reading

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