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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Welcome! Here’s What’s New!

A Special Request: If you are going to the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival this weekend, we could really use your help!

I am exceedingly proud of the work that my fellow researchers and I have done this year on The Academy Members Project - our ongoing attempt to identify and celebrate as many Oscar voters as possible. We have identified 4,862 current members (roughly 70% of the full AMPAS membership!), as well as over 4,400 historical members.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

If You’re Going To The TCM Film Festival, The Academy Members Project Could Use Your Help!

The Turner Classic Movies Film Festival is happening this weekend, and I’ve always understood it to be one of those magical places where the stars take questions and mingle with the fans. As such, it is a perfect chance for you to help us build The Academy Members Project - the largest public list of Oscar voters you’ll find on the internet.

I went through the festival’s list of announced Special Guests for this year, and many are already confirmed Oscar voters. But several others aren’t, so if you’re attending the festival and happen to be in the same room with these folks, we’d love it if you got a chance to ask them if they’re part of the Academy!

Note that it is usually considered un-cool to ask who they voted for on their secret Oscar ballots, but more general questions like whether they are a member, for how long, in what branch of the academy, if they know who sponsored them for membership, and what they think of the process in general are all fair game!

Top filmmakers who aren’t confirmed on our list yet and who we’d love you to ask:
  • Robert Osborne
  • Ben Mankiewicz
  • Ann-Margret
  • Cari Beauchamp
  • William Daniels
  • Carl Davis
  • Christine Ebersole
  • Ronald J. Fields - ask about his grandfather!
  • Allen Fields - ask about his grandfather!
  • Zach Galligan
  • Bruce Goldstein
  • Ken Howard
  • Peter H. Hunt
  • William Joyce
  • George Lazenby
  • Terry Leonard
  • Nelie Adams McQueen - ask about her & her husband!
  • Robert Morse
  • Millie Perkins
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Edoardo Ponti
  • Andrew Prine
  • Greg Proops
  • Katherine Quinn
  • Bruce Raynor
  • Alex Trebek
  • Edgar Wright
  • Brane Zivkovic


Scholars & Authors In Attendance - They’re less likely to be members, but there’s no harm in popping the question!
  • Jeremy Arnold
  • Jeanine Basinger
  • Dick Brookz
  • Dorothy Dietrich
  • Scott Eyman
  • Rory Flynn
  • Joseph Gomez
  • Darlene C. Hoffman
  • Lynne Kirste
  • James Layton
  • Leonard Maltin
  • Tara McNamara
  • Ann Morra
  • Eddie Muller
  • David Pierce
  • Aron Ralston
  • Rick Schmidlin

If you do manage to get a moment with any of these great individuals, be sure to let us know. You can write up a blog story about it and send us a link, you can tweet us at @NeverTooEarlyMP, or email us at nevertooearlymoviepredictions@gmail.com, or simply leave a comment below letting us know what you found!
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

When Your Friends Ask Who Votes For The Oscars, Send Them To Us!


Today’s the big day, when even the most casual moviegoer begins to wonder who makes up “The Academy.” As a film lover, they look to you to have the answer. And you should look to us!

Lots of sites can give you statistics and anonymous interviews, but we’ve got the largest public list of Oscar voters you’ll find on the internet right here at The Academy Members Project! We’ve now discovered the names of 4,850 current academy members (about 70% of the full membership) and over 4400 historical (deceased) members. We’ve even got a page where you can see some of the famous people who are NOT members of the academy.

Think of how impressed your friends will be that you know about this resource. They could even peruse our pages while they’re watching the red carpet or waiting for the commercials to run. We do the research year-round, so that you can be the hit of your Oscar party tonight!
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Friday, February 20, 2015

87th Oscar Final Predictions For All Categories! (2014-2015 Awards Season) (2/20/2015)

No long explanations, and none of that “will win/might win/should win” business to hedge my bets. Either I’ll be right on Sunday or I won’t, simple as that!

Best Picture: Boyhood
Director: Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Lead Actress: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
Lead Actor: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything
Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
Original Screenplay: Birdman
Adapted Screenplay: The Imitation Game
Cinematography: Birdman
Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Film Editing: Boyhood
Makeup And Hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Visual Effects: Interstellar
Song: “Glory” from Selma
Score: The Theory Of Everything
Sound Editing: American Sniper
Sound Mixing: Whiplash
Animated Feature: How To Train Your Dragon 2
Documentary Feature: CitizenFour
Foreign Language: Ida
Animated Short: Feast
Documentary Short: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Live Action Short: Boogaloo And Graham
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

87th Oscar Predictions For All Categories! (1/13/2015)


My final predictions for nomination morning!

Best Picture
  1. Boyhood (Predicted Winner)
  2. Birdman
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. The Theory Of Everything
  6. Selma
  7. Nightcrawler
  8. American Sniper
  9. Whiplash

Best Director
  1. Richard Linklater for Boyhood (Predicted Winner)
  2. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Birdman
  3. Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Ava DuVernay for Selma
  5. Damien Chazelle for Whiplash

Best Actor
  1. Michael Keaton in Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. Eddie Redmayne in The Theory Of Everything
  3. Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
  5. David Oyelowo in Selma

Best Actress
  1. Julianne Moore in Still Alice (Predicted Winner)
  2. Reese Witherspoon in Wild
  3. Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  4. Felicity Jones in The Theory Of Everything
  5. Amy Adams in Big Eyes

Supporting Actor
  1. J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (Predicted Winner)
  2. Edward Norton in Birdman
  3. Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
  4. Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
  5. Steve Carell in Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress
  1. Patricia Arquette in Boyhood (Predicted Winner)
  2. Keira Knightley in The Imitation Game
  3. Emma Stone in Birdman
  4. Meryl Streep in Into The Woods
  5. Rene Russo in Nightcrawler

Original Screenplay
  1. Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Boyhood
  4. Nightcrawler
  5. Foxcatcher

Adapted Screenplay
  1. The Imitation Game (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Theory Of Everything
  3. Gone Girl
  4. Whiplash
  5. American Sniper

Production Design
  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Predicted Winner)
  2. Into The Woods
  3. The Imitation Game
  4. Interstellar
  5. Mr. Turner

Costume Design
  1. Into The Woods (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. Mr. Turner
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. Maleficent

Makeup And Hairstyling
  1. Foxcatcher (Predicted Winner)
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  3. The Theory Of Everything

Cinematography
  1. Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. Mr. Turner
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Unbroken
  5. Interstellar

Film Editing
  1. Birdman (Predicted Winner)
  2. Whiplash
  3. Boyhood
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Visual Effects
  1. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Predicted Winner)
  2. Interstellar
  3. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
  4. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  5. X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Song
  1. “Glory” from Selma (Predicted Winner)
  2. “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie
  3. “Lost Stars” from Begin Again
  4. “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
  5. “Big Eyes” from Big Eyes

Score
  1. The Theory Of Everything (Predicted Winner)
  2. The Imitation Game
  3. Interstellar
  4. Gone Girl
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Sound Editing
  1. American Sniper (Predicted Winner)
  2. Interstellar
  3. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  4. Unbroken
  5. Birdman

Sound Mixing
  1. American Sniper (Predicted Winner)
  2. Birdman
  3. Whiplash
  4. Into The Woods
  5. Interstellar

Animated Feature
  1. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Predicted Winner)
  2. The LEGO Movie
  3. Big Hero 6
  4. The Boxtrolls
  5. The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

Documentary Feature
  1. CitizenFour (Predicted Winner)
  2. Life Itself
  3. The Overnighters
  4. Virunga
  5. Last Days In Vietnam

Foreign Language Film
  1. Ida (Predicted Winner)
  2. Leviathan
  3. Wild Tales
  4. Tumbuktu
  5. Force Majeure

Animated Shorts
  1. Feast (Predicted Winner)
  2. Duet
  3. Coda
  4. The Numberlys
  5. The Bigger Picture

Documentary Shorts
  1. Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace (Predicted Winner)
  2. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  3. The Lion’s Mouth Opens
  4. One Child
  5. White Earth

Live Action Shorts
  1. Carry On (Predicted Winner)
  2. Butter Lamp
  3. The Phone Call
  4. Boogaloo And Graham
  5. My Father’s Truck

Monday, December 29, 2014

Oscar Voting Began Today. Learn Who 4800 Of The Oscar Voters Are!


Oscar voting began today, and in honor of that I’ve updated the pages on The Academy Members Project - our ongoing attempt to identify and celebrate as many Oscar voters as possible.

We’ve currently identified 4,801 current members (over TWO-THIRDS of the full AMPAS membership!), as well as over 4,400 historical members.

Learn how you can join the search here, or simply take some time to check out the names of who is casting those all-important ballots!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

87th Oscar Supporting Actor Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (12/21/2014)

So far the precursors seem to have settled on a pretty steady top five. Will Oscar throw us a surprise? Or leave us with the same lineup?

J.K. Simmons is the type of actor who should be winning this award every year. He’s what the category was designed for: Someone with a long list of credits who landed a career stand-out role, as opposed to the leading stars who sometimes choose to “slum it” in the supporting categories. If you haven’t seen Whiplash yet, you really should get yourself to the nearest theater!

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  1. J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (Predicted Winner)
  2. Edward Norton in Birdman
  3. Ethan Hawke in Boyhood
  4. Mark Ruffalo in Foxcatcher
  5. Robert Duvall in The Judge

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Alternates:
  1. Tom Wilkinson in Selma
  2. Josh Brolin in Inherent Vice
  3. Christoph Waltz in Big Eyes
  4. Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange
  5. Riz Ahmed in Nightcrawler
  6. Takamasa Ishihara aka Miyavi in Unbroken
  7. Logan Lerman in Fury
  8. Tim Roth in Selma
  9. Chris Pine in Into The Woods
  10. Andy Serkis in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
  11. John Goodman in The Gambler
  12. Alec Baldwin in Still Alice
  13. Domhnall Gleeson in Unbroken
  14. Charlie Cox in The Theory Of Everything
  15. Albert Brooks in A Most Violent Year
  16. Joel Edgerton in Exodus: Gods And Kings
  17. Martin Short in Inherent Vice
  18. Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher
  19. Neil Patrick Harris in Gone Girl
  20. Charles Dance in The Imitation Game

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  1. Michael Caine in Interstellar
  2. Tyler Perry in Gone Girl
  3. Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Johnny Depp in Into The Woods
  5. Dominic West in Pride
  6. Oscar Isaac in The Two Faces Of January
  7. James Gandolfini in The Drop
  8. Benicio Del Toro in Inherent Vice
  9. Matthew Goode in The Imitation Game
  10. Robert Pattinson in The Rover
  11. Michael Fassbender in Frank
  12. Nelsan Ellis in Get On Up
  13. John Lithgow in Cesar Chavez
  14. Joaquin Phoenix in The Immigrant
  15. Michael Pena in Fury
  16. Stan Houston in Selma
  17. Terence Stamp in Big Eyes
  18. Shia Labeouf in Fury
  19. Ben Kingsley in Exodus: Gods And Kings
  20. Roger Ashton-Griffiths in Mr. Turner
  21. Jamie Foxx in Annie
  22. Gary Oldman in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
  23. Hiroyuki Sanada in The Railway Man
  24. Matt Damon in Interstellar
  25. Colin Farrell in Miss Julie

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As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
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