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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What I Saw: Midnight In Paris (84th Oscar Race)

EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in May 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time.  I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

What I Saw: Midnight In Paris

Oscar Chances:

Original Screenplay: Woody Allen (currently ranked 6. Could easily slip in with a nomination)
Supporting Actress: Marion Cotillard (currently ranked 10)
Best Picture (currently ranked 11)
Best Director: Woody Allen (currently ranked 26)
Lead Actress: Rachel McAdams (currently ranked 33)
Costume Design: Sonia Grande (currently ranked 39)

There are several categories and performances in this film that are currently unranked, but which will get varying levels of consideration in my next round of predictions. While some may make an appearance in the long list, I do not currently see them making the top 20 rankings.

Lead Actor: Owen Wilson
Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates
Supporting Actress: Alison Pill
Supporting Actor: Corey Stoll
Supporting Actor: Tom Hiddleston
Supporting Actor: Adrien Brody
Supporting Actor: Michael Sheen
Art Direction: Anne Seibel and Helene Dubreuil
Cinematography: Darius Khondji and Johanne Debas
Film Editing: Alisa Lepselter


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Read more of my reviews HERE.

What I Saw: The Hangover Part II (84th Oscar Race)

EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in May 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time.  I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

What I Saw: The Hangover Part II

Oscar Chances: I had always predicted this film’s chances to be slim. Now that I’ve seen it, even those slim chances are fading away.

Adapted Screenplay: Craig Mazin, Scott Armstrong and Todd Phillips (ranked 49 as of 4/25/11, will likely drop off the list with the next set of predictions).

Song: Christophe Beck (ranked 29 as of 4/28/11, will drop lower with the next set of predictions).

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

Read more of my reviews HERE.

Friday, May 27, 2011

A long weekend means it’s time for an Open Thread!

I most likely won’t be able to post any new predictions this weekend, so hopefully the four new sets that I posted today can hold you over. I will, however, have the ability to check comments, so this seemed like a perfect time to have an open thread.

Feel free to introduce yourself. Tell me what you like (or don’t like) about this blog. Which predictions do you think I’m getting right or wrong? Which movies haven’t I noticed that I should?

One thing that I have been particularly thrilled about is that people are actually looking at the “Genre Category” page, where I make predictions for animated films, documentaries, foreign language and shorts. I’ve always been somewhat surprised that other Oscar prediction sites often leave these categories off of their lists, and I’m glad to see that there are other people like me who are interested in these categories!

Which makes me think that some of my readers may have great suggestions for these categories based on the films you have seen. For the folks outside the United States: What films are currently showing or hotly anticipated in your nation or region that might be contestants for Best Foreign Language film? I know that there were several from Cannes that will be appearing on my next set of predictions, but maybe there are others out there that you’ve heard of.

Or maybe you love documentaries, or attended Hot Docs in Toronto?

Or maybe you’ve heard about a new short film in the making that the media hasn’t begun covering yet?

I’d love to hear about any and all of these!

85th Oscar Best Picture Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/27/11)

I updated the predictions for the 85th Oscar Best Picture race. There were quite a few additions and shakeups from the list I posted several weeks ago, as well as several projects that appear to have changed their release date to a different year. Here are today’s rankings, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Lincoln (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 4)
2. The Dark Knight Rises (previous rank 2)
3. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 6)
4. Selma (previous rank 10)
5. The Hobbit Part 1 (previous rank 20)
6. Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (previous rank 3)
7. Life Of Pi (previous rank 5)
8. Hands Of Stone (previous rank 11)
9. The Grandmasters (previous rank 7)
10. The Danish Girl (previous rank 26)

Alternates:
11. The 13 Women Of Nanjing (previous rank 12)
12. Triple Frontier (previous rank 17)
13. Carnage (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 14)
14. Anna Karenina (previous rank 16)
15. Great Hope Springs (previous rank 35)
16. The Great Gatsby (previous rank 15)
17. The Bell Jar (previous rank 9)
18. The Wettest County In The World (previous rank 46)
19. Cloud Atlas (previous rank 49)
20. Mina (previous rank 28)
21. 47 Ronin (previous rank 22)
22. Cogan’s Trade (previous rank 41)
23. Keeper Of The Pinstripes (previous rank 8)
24. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (previous rank 33)
25. Dali (previous rank 13)
26. Nina (previous rank 31)
27. The Zookeeper’s Wife (previous rank 24)
28. Brothers In Arms (previous rank 21)
29. Hyde Park On Hudson (previous rank 18)
30. Cosmopolis (previous rank 47)
31. Untitled Star Trek Sequel (previous rank 36)
32. Moonrise Kingdom (New)
33. Savages (New)
34. Men In Black 3 (back after falling off the list, before that ranked 18)
35. Welcome To People (back after falling off the list, before that ranked 4)
36. Stoker (New)
37. The Raven (New)
38. The Third Act (previous rank 34)
39. A Star Is Born (previous rank 29)
40. Quartet (previous rank 40)
41. Brave (previous rank 19)
42. Rock Of Ages (New)
43. The Girl (New)
44. The Wrong Picture (New)
45. Lost For Words (previous rank 23)
46. Prometheus (previous rank 45)
47. The Absinthe Drinkers (previous rank 27)
48. The Monkey King (previous rank 30)
49. Leningrad (New)
50. Untitled Yang Guifei Project (New)


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Best Picture predictions for other years HERE.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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85th Oscar Adapted Screenplay Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/27/11)

Here are today’s updates to the 85th Adapted Original Screenplay race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Eric Roth for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011) (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 4)
2. Joel Coen And Ethan Coen for Gambit (New)
3. Aleta Chappelle for Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (previous rank 1)
4. David Magee for Life Of Pie (previous rank 2)
5. Tony Kushner, John Logan and Paul Webb for Lincoln (previous rank 3)

Alternates:
6. Tristine Skyler for The Bell Jar (previous rank 5)
7. Lucinda Coxon for The Danish Girl (previous rank 13)
8. Angela Workman for The Zookeeper’s Wife (previous rank 14)
9. Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski for Cloud Atlas (previous rank 26)
10. Heng Liu for The 13 Women Of Nanjing (previous rank 8)
11. Rowan Joffe for Great Expectations (New)
12. Paul Weitz for Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (previous rank 6)
13. Roman Polanski and Yasmina Reza for Carnage (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 9)
14. Matthew Sand for Brothers In Arms (previous rank 17)
15. Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo Del Toro and Peter Jackson for The Hobbit, Part 1 (previous rank 18)
16. Cynthia Mort for Nina (previous rank 15)
17. Baz Luhrman and Craig Pearce for The Great Gatsby (previous rank 10)
18. Tom Stoppard for Anna Karenina (previous rank 11)
19. Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul for The Lorax (New)
20. Carroll Cartwright and Nancy Doyne for What Maisle Knew (New)
21. Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises (previous rank 7)
22. William Joyce and David Lindsay-Abaire for Rise Of The Guardians (New)
23. Nilo Cruz and Lee Daniels for Anna In The Tropics (New)
24. Rob Edwards for Amulet (New)
25. Nick Cave for The Wettest County In The World (previous rank 24)
26. Gordon Mihic for Wild Roses, Tender Roses (New)
27. David Cronenberg for Cosmopolis (previous rank 25)
28. Noah Baumbach for While We’re Young (New)
29. Andrew Bovell for A View From The Bridge (New)
30. Pedro Almodovar for Mina (previous rank 20)
31. Reno Ursal for A Forgotten Innocence (previous rank 19)
32. Tom Epperson for The Kind One (New)
33. Dean Craig for Florence Of Arabia (New)
34. Stephen Chbosky for The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (New)
35. Michael Arndt for Rock Of Ages (New)
36. Andrew Dominik for Cogan’s Trade (previous rank 16)
37. Stephen Sommers for Odd Thomas (New)
38. Adam Davenport and John Kaye for The Dead Circus (New)
39. Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Stracynski for World War Z (New)
40. Steve Mayhew for Connemara Days (previous rank 21)
41. Tim Burton, Leonard Ripps and John August for Frankenweenie (New)
42. Ronald Harwood for Quartet (previous rank 22)
43. Adrian Lyne for Backroads (previous rank 27)
44. Dhane Salerno and Don Winslow for Savages (New)
45. Dan Curtis and Seth Grahame-Smith for Dark Shadows (previous rank 28)
46. Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci for Untitled Star Trek Sequel (previous rank 29)
47. Will Beall and Alex Garland for Logan’s Run (New)
48. Joss Whedon for The Avengers (New)
49. Noah Baumbach for Madagascar 3 (New)
50. Damn Yankees (New)

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Adapted Screenplay predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Original Screenplay predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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85th Oscar Original Screenplay Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/27/11)

Here are today’s updates to the 85th Oscar Original Screenplay race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Paul Webb for Selma (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 3)
2. Jonathan Jakubowicz for Hands Of Stone (previous rank 2)
3. Jeremy Walters for Dali (previous rank 6)
4. Richard Nelson for Hyde Park On Hudson (previous rank 8)
5. Woody Allen for The Wrong Picture (New)

Alternates:
6. Kar Wai Wong, Xu Haofeng and Jingzhi Zou for The Grandmasters (previous rank 4)
7. Robby Benson, Tom Ellis and Shawn Powell for Keeper Of The Pinstripes (previous rank 5)
8. Mark Boal for Triple Frontier (previous rank 7)
9. Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski for Cobalt Neural 9 (previous rank 11)
10. Gretchen Dyer for The Playroom (New)
11. Sergio Leone for Leningrad (New)
12. Rafael J. Noble and Sharon Zimmer for When We Were Pirates (New)
13. Ken Carter and Annette Haywood-Carter for Savannah (New)
14. Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi for Brave (previous rank 12)
15. John Jopson for The Absinthe Drinkers (previous rank 13)
16. So Yong Kim for For Ellen (New)
17. Edmond Wong for The Monkey King (previous rank 14)
18. Rob Reiner and Guy Thomas for The Third Act (previous rank 15)
19. Hiro Mauda for Ashita Manana (previous rank 18)
20. Emma Thompson for Effie (New)
21. Lawrence Kasdan and Meg Kasdan for Darling Companion (previous rank 19)
22. Ash Baron-Cohen for The Blind Bastard Club (previous rank 20)
23. Damon Lindelof and John Spaihts for Prometheus (previous rank 16)
24. Andy Garcia and Hilary Hemingway for Hemingway & Fuentes (New)
25. Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Moonrise Kingdom (New)
26. Christopher D. Parker and Victor Dowell for To Hell And Back (New)
27. Rian Jordan for Looper (previous rank 9)
28. Vanessa Taylor for Great Hope Springs (previous rank 10)
29. Terrence Malick for Untitled Terrence Malick Project (New)
30. David McKenna for Pablo Escobar (New)
31. Nick Cassavetes and Heather Wahlquist for Yellow (New)
32. Hossein Amini and Christopher Morgan for 47 Ronin (previously listed as adapted, rank 12)
33. Wentworth Miller for Stoker (New)
34. Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron and Rodrigo Garcia for Gravity (New)
35. Untitled Yang Guifei Project (New)
36. Tina Gordon Chism for We The Peeples (New)
37. Alex Kurtzman, Jody Lambert and Roberto Orci for Welcome To People (New)
38. Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare for The Raven (New)
39. Jesse Baget and Stefania Moscato for Mississippi Wild (previous rank 17)
40. Mark Mann for Generation Um… (New)
41. Will Aldis for Keep Coming Back (New)
42. Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer for The Dictator (New)
43. Daniel Barnz for Still I Rise (New)
44. Aaron Guzikowski for Prisoners (New)
45. Todd Graff for Joyful Noise (New)
46. Daniel Espinosa for Safe House (New)
47. Abby Kohn, Mark Silverstein and Michael Sucsy for The Vow (New)
48. Peter Morgan for 360 (New)
49. Evan Daugherty for Snow White And The Huntsman (New)
50. David Koepp and John Kamps for Premium Rush (New)


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Original Screenplay predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Adapted Screenplay predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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85th Oscar Film Editing FIRST ENTRIES (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/27/11)

My first predictions for the 85th Oscar Film Editing Race (2012-2013 Awards Season).

1. Cloud Atlas
2. Lincoln
3. Claire Simpson for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011)
4. The Dark Knight Rises
5. The Hobbit Part 1

Alternates:
6. Life Of Pi
7. Hands Of Stone
8. William Chang for The Grandmasters
9. Selma
10. Untitled Star Trek Sequel
11. Dali
12. The Bourne Legacy
13. Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth
14. Leningrad
15. The 13 Women Of Nanjing
16. Dylan Tichenor for The Wettest County In The World
17. John David Allen and Dan O’Brien for Savannah
18. Paradise Lost
19. Pietro Scalia for Prometheus
20. Herve de Luze for Carnage (if not released in 2011)
21. The Monkey King
22. Mark Sanger for Gravity
23. Matt Chesse for World War Z
24. Logan’s Run
25. Brothers In Arms
26. Triple Frontier
27. The Great Gatsby
28. Conrad Buff IV for Pablo Escobar
29. Wayne Wahrman for Men In Black 3
30. Niven Howle for The Raven
31. Cosmopolis
32. Rock Of Ages
33. Bob Ducsay for Looper
34. Craig Wood for 47 Ronin
35. The Danish Girl
36. Great Expectations
37. Miss Saigon
38. Cobalt Neural 9
39. The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun
40. The Zookeeper’s Wife
41. Wild Roses, Tender Roses
42. Chris Lebenzon for Dark Shadows
43. Paani
44. The Greatest Showman On Earth
45. Untitled Terrence Malick Project
46. Keeper Of The Pinstripes
47. William Goldenberg for The Hunger Games
48. Gambit
49. Martin Walsh for Wrath Of The Titans
50. Jeffrey Ford and Paul Rubell for The Avengers


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Film Editing predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re into film editing, you might also like Cinematography and Visual Effects.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
Switch to another year: 84th,  85th,  86th,  87th,  88th,  89th  

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

85th Oscar Best Director Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/25/11)

Substantial changes to my predictions for the 85th Oscar Best Director race, particularly as you look down the ballot. Previous rankings are shown in parenthesis.

1. Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Ang Lee for Life of Pi (previous rank 2)
3. Steven Spielberg for Lincoln (previous rank 10)
4. Lee Daniels for Selma (previous rank 3)
5. Aleta Chappelle for Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (previous rank 4)

Alternates:
6. Kar Wai Wong for The Grandmasters (previous rank 5)
7. Stephen Daldry for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 8)
8. Peter Jackson for The Hobbit Part 1 (New)
9. Roman Polanski for Carnage (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 9)
10. Kathryn Bigelow for Triple Frontier (previous rank 12)
11. Jonathan jakubowicz for Hands Of Stone (previous rank 11)
12. Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski for Cloud Atlas (previous rank 19)
13. Yimou Zhang for 13 Women Of Nanjing (previous rank 16)
14. John Hillcoat for The Wettest County In The World (New)
15. Nicole Kassell for The Bell Jar (previous rank 6)
16. Andrew Dominik for Cogan’s Trade (previous rank 20)
17. Ridley Scott for Prometheus (New)
18. Lasse Holstrom for The Danish Girl (previous rank 17)
19. Pedro Almodovar for Mina (previous rank 13)
20. David Frankel for Great Hope Springs (previous rank 30)
21. Oliver Stone for Savages (previous rank 22)
22. David Cronenberg for Cosmopolis (previous rank 21)
23. Denzel Washington for Brothers In Arms (previous rank 14)
24. Roger Michell for Hyde Park On Hudson (New)
25. Joe Wright for Anna Karenina (New)
26. Carl Rinsch for 47 Ronin (previous rank 27)
27. J.J. Abrams for Untitled Star Trek Sequel (New)
28. Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom (New)
29. Simon West for Dali (previous rank 15)
30. Chan-wook Park for Stoker (previous rank 23)
31. Woody Allen for The Wrong Picture (New)
32. Paul Weitz for Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (previous rank 29)
33. Keeper Of The Pinstripes (New)
34. Cynthia Mort for Nina (previous rank 25)
35. Baz Luhrman for The Great Gatsby (New)
36. Dustin Hoffman for Quartet (previous rank 28)
37. Andy Garcia for Hemingway & Fuentes (previous rank 26)
38. Antoine Fuqua for Untitled Yang Guifei Project (New)
39. Terrence Malick for Untitled Terrence Malick Project (previous rank 24)
40. Emir Kusturica for Wild Roses, Tender Roses (New)
41. Mike Newell for Great Expectations (New)
42. Giuseppe Tornatore for Leningrad (New)
43. Clint Eastwood for A Star is Born (previous rank 32)
44. Shekhar Kapur for Paani (New)
45. Richard Laxton for Effie (New)
46. Mark Forster for World War Z (New)
47. Tim Burton for Dark Shadows (previous rank 37)
48. Alex Kurtzman for Welcome To People (New)
49. Steven Soderbergh for Cleo (New)
50. Adam Shankman for Rock Of Ages (New)


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Best Director predictions for other years HERE.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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85th Oscar Original Score FIRST ENTRIES (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/25/11)

First predictions for the 85th Oscar Original Score race:

1. Ennio Morricone for Leningrad (Predicted Winner)
2. Howard Shore for The Hobbit Part 1
3. Hans Zimmer and James Hewton Howard for The Dark Knight Rises
4. Mychael Danna for Life Of Pi
5. Jim Dooley for Dorothy Of Oz

Alternates:
6. Selma
7. Howard Shore for Cosmopolis
8. Prometheus
9. Patrick Doyle for Brave
10. Angelo Milli for Hands Of Stone
11. John Williams for Lincoln
12. Grankie Chan for The Grandmasters
13. Danny Elfman for Dark Shadows
14. The Greatest Showman On Earth
15. Qigang Chen for The 13 Women Of Nanjing
16. Cleo
17. Danny Elfman for Frankenweenie
18. Dali
19. John Powell for Ice Age: Continental Drift
20. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011)
21. Alberto Iglesias for Mina
22. A Star Is Born
23. Cloud Atlas
24. Moonrise Kingdom
25. Untitled Star Trek Sequel
26. Cobalt Neural 9
27. The Raven
28. 47 Ronin
29. Ludek Drizhal for Starbright
30. The Wild Bunch
31. The Suicide Shop
32. A.R. Rahman for Paani
33. Alberto Iglesias for Carnage (if not released in 2011)
34. Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth
35. The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun
36. Wild Roses, Tender Roses
37. The Monkey King
38. Men In Black 3
39. King Of The Elves
40. Savannah
41. The Wettest County In The World
42. Hyde Park On Hudson
43. Triple Frontier
44. The Great Gatsby
45. Brothers In Arms
46. World War Z
47. The Bell Jar
48. Mervyn Warren for Joyful Noise
49. Nishat Khan for Four Weddings And A Shaadi
50. Bernie Williams for Keeper Of The Pinstripes

As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Original Score predictions for other years HERE.
Like words with your music? Check out the Original Song predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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What I Saw: Jumping The Broom (84th Oscar Race)

EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in May 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time.  I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

What I Saw: Jumping The Broom



Oscar Chances: My last predictions in the lead actess category were made on April 7, and showed Angela Bassett ranked 32. Both Loretta Devine and Valarie Pettiford may receive some consideration in my next update to the long lists for lead and supporting actress. But as is the case with most perfectly enjoyable summer romantic comedies (and this one is enjoyable), I’m thinking that the best bet for recognition comes from the Golden Globes instead of the Oscars. I also think that we’ll see some Image Award nominations.

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

Read more of my reviews HERE.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

85th Oscar Original Song Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/22/11)

Today’s updates to the 85th Oscar Original Song race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Mervyn Warren for Joyful Noise (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Patrick Doyle for Brave (previous rank 2)
3. Lenny Kravitz for Selma (previous rank 3)
4. Chris D’Arienzo for Rock Of Ages (previous rank 4)
5. Beyonce Knowles for A Star Is Born (previous rank 13)

Alternates:
6. The Greatest Showman On Earth (New)
7. Jim Dooley for Dorothy Of Oz (New)
8. Madagascar 3 (New)
9. The Lorax (New)
10. A. R. Rahman for Paani (previous rank 5)
11. Howard Shore for The Hobbit Part 1 (previous rank 8)
12. John Powell for Ice Age: Continental Drift (New)
13. The Suicide Shop (Le Magasin Des Suicides) (previous rank 9)
14. Goddess (New)
15. Sidney Sharp for Le Grand Jete (previous rank 11)
16. Alberto Iglesias for Mina (previous rank 12)
17. Cleo (previous rank 14)
18. Nina (previous rank 15)
19. Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can (previous rank 16)
20. Dali (New)
21. Danny Elfman for Frankenweenie (New)
22. The Wild Bunch (New)
23. Quartet (previous rank 6)
24. Ludek Drizhal for Starbright (New)
25. King Of The Elves (New)
26. Will Smith for Men In Black 3 (New)
27. The Samue Coleridge-Taylor Story (New)
28. What A Wonderful World (New)
29. Down Under (previous rank 17)
30. Nishat Khan for Four Weddings And A Shaadi (previous rank 18)
31. Summer Of Dreams (previous rank 19)
32. The Monkey King (New)
33. City Of Paradise (previous rank 20)
34. When The Music Is Over (previous rank 21)
35. The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun (New)
36. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (New)
37. Cloud Atlas (New)
38. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City (New)
39. Fraggle Rock (previous rank 23)
40. Miss Saigon (New)
41. The Bell Jar (New)
42. Life Of Pi (New)
43. Dark Shadows (New)
44. The 13 Women Of Nanjing (New)
45. The Third Act (New)
46. Logan’s Run (New)
47. Howard Shore for Cosmopolis (New)
48. Step Up 4 (previous rank 22)
49. Another Brick In The Wall (previous rank 24)
50. Damn Yankees (previous rank 25)


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Original Song predictions for other years HERE.
If you love music, you might also want to check out the Original Score predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
Switch to another year: 84th,  85th,  86th,  87th,  88th,  89th  

85th Oscar Cinematography FIRST ENTRIES (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/22/11)

My first predictions for the 85th Oscar Cinematography race (2012-2013 Awards Season).

1. Claudio Miranda for Life Of Pi
2. Lincoln
3. Xiaoding Zhao for The 13 Women Of Nanjing
4. Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmasters
5. Wally Pfister for The Dark Knight Rises

Alternates:
6. Selma
7. Hands Of Stone
8. Cloud Atlas
9. Dali
10. Benoit Delhomme for The Wettest County In The World
11. Emmanuel Lubezki for Gravity
12. Chris Menges for Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011)
13. Julio Macat for Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth
14. Bruno Delbonnel for Dar Shadows
15. Ardy Lam, Arthur Wong and Tao Yang for The Monkey King
16. Andrew Lesnie for The Hobbit Part 1
17. Robert Richardson for World War Z
18. Mina
19. Mike Ozier for Savannah
20. Emmanuel Lubezki for Untitled Terrence Malick Project
21. Paradise Lost
22. Untitled Yang Guifei Project
23. Cobalt Neural 9
24. Patrick Murguia for Pablo Escobar
25. The Zookeeper’s Wife
26. Brothers In Arms
27. Miss Saigon
28. Logan’s Run
29. The Danish Girl
30. John Mathieson for 47 Ronin
31. Danny Ruhlmann for The Raven
32. Aseem Bajaj and Mauro Flore for Leningrad
33. A Star Is Born
34. Wild Roses, Tender Roses
35. Dariusz Wolski for Prometheus
36. Florian Ballhaus for Gambit
37. Untitled Star Trek Sequel
38. The Great Gatsby
39. Keeper Of The Pinstripes
40. Bill Pope for Men In Black 3
41. Pawel Edelman for Carnage (if not released in 2011)
42. Great Expectations
43. The Greatest Showman On Earth
44. Peter Suschitzky for Cosmopolis
45. Hyde Park On Hudson
46. Florence Of Arabia
47. Paani
48. Triple Frontier
49. Anna In The Tropics
50. Greig Fraser for Cogan’s Trade


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Cinematography predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re into cinematography, you might also like Film Editing and Visual Effects.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

85th Oscar Visual Effects Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/21/11)

New predictions for the 85th Oscar Visual Effects race, with previous ranking shown in parenthesis after each entry. I feel pretty good about the top of the list based on genre and past experience, but the middle of the list is more of a guessing game at this point.

1. The Dark Knight Rises (Predicted Winner) (previous rank 1)
2. Untitled Star Trek Sequel (previous rank 2)
3. Men In Black 3 (previous rank 3)
4. The Hobbit Part 1 (New)
5. The Grandmasters (New)

Alternates:
6. Life Of Pi (New)
7. Cloud Atlas (New)
8. Prometheus (New)
9. World War Z (New)
10. Dali (New)
11. Triple Frontier (previous rank 4)
12. Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (previous rank 5)
13. The Bourne Legacy (New)
14. Looper (New)
15. Gravity (New)
16. Logan’s Run (New)
17. The Avengers (New)
18. The Monkey King (New)
19. The Wolverine (New)
20. Paradise Lost (New)
21. Total Recall (New)
22. Paani (New)
23. Man Of Steel (New)
24. Cobalt Neural 9 (New)
25. 47 Ronin (New)
26. The Amazing Spiderman (New)
27. Battleship (New)
28. The Raven (previously listed in 84th Oscar race, rank 43)
29. The Hunger Games (New)
30. Starbright (New)
31. The 13 Women Of Nanjing (New)
32. Untiteld Yang Guifei Project (New)
33. Pablo Escobar (New)
34. Wrath Of The Titans (New)
35. The Adventures Of Tintin: Prisoners Of The Sun (New)
36. Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance (New)
37. Leningrad (New)
38. Amulet (New)
39. Brothers In Arms (New)
40. Halo (New)
41. Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (New)
42. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (New)
43. Cogan’s Trade (New)
44. Great Expectations (New)
45. The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (New)
46. Snow White And The Huntsman (New)
47. Premium Rush (New)
48. Dark Shadows (New)
49. Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (New)
50. Ted (New)


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Visual Effects predictions for other years HERE.
If you’re into visual effects, you might also like Cinematography and Film Editing.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

85th Oscar Lead Actress Updates (2012-2013 Awards Season) (5/20/11)

Today’s updates and additions to the 85th Oscar Lead Actress race. As always, previous rankings are shown in parenthesis after each entry.

1. Meryl Streep in August: Osage County (if released in 2012) (Predicted Winner) (previously listed in the 86th Oscar race, rank 2)
2. Sally Field in Lincoln (if campaigned as lead) (previously listed as supporting actress, rank 1)
3. Sanaa Lathan for Macbett: The Caribbean Macbeth (previous rank 1)
4. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dali (previous rank 3)
5. Nicole Kidman in The Danish Girl (previous rank 4)

Alternates:
6. Julia Roberts in August: Osage County (if released in 2012 and campaigned as lead) (previously listed in the 96th Oscar race, supporting actress category, rank 1)
7. Viola Davis in Still I Rise (New)
8. Jodi Foster in Carnage (if not released in 2011) (previous rank 12)
9. Tabu in Life Of Pi (previous rank 2)
10. Ziyi Zhang in The Grandmasters (previous rank 5)
11. Julia Stiles in The Bell Jar (previous rank 6)
12. Charlize Theron in Florence Of Arabia (previous rank 10)
13. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Still I Rise (New)
14. Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise (previous rank 7)
15. Maggie Smith in Quartet (previous rank 8)
16. Annette Bening in The Third Act (previous rank 13)
17. Diane Keaton in Darling Companion (previous rank 14)
18. Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina (previous rank 15)
19. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Cleo (previous rank 16)
20. Beyonce Knowles in A Star Is Born (previous rank 26)
21. Meryl Streep in Great Hope Springs (previous rank 34)
22. Rachel Weisz in Luna (New)
23. Mary J. Blige in Nina (previous rank 19)
24. Saoirse Ronan in Effie (previous rank 23)
25. Marisa Paredes in Mina (previous rank 24)
26. Salma Hayek in Wild Roses, Tender Roses (previous rank 20)
27. Melissa Leo in Predisposed (New)
28. Sandra Bullock in Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (if not released in 2011 and campaigned as lead) (previous rank 11)
29. Alicja Bachleda in The Absinthe Drinkers (New)
30. Annette Bening in Hemingway & Fuentes (previous rank 22)
31. Felicity Huffman in Come Back To Sorrento (previous rank 27)
32. Nia Long in At The End Of The Tunnel (previous rank 28)
33. Mia Wasikowska in Big Shoe (previous rank 31)
34. Ellen Page in The Wrong Picture (New)
35. Rae Dawn Chong in When We Were Pirates (New)
36. Juliette Binoche in Cosmopolis (previously listed as supporting, rank 24)
37. Rosario Dawson in The Blind Bastard Club (New)
38. Kristen Stewart in An American Girl (previous rank 36)
39. Julianne Hough in Rock Of Ages (New)
40. Noomi Rapace in Prometheus (New)
41. Michelle Pfeiffer in Welcome To People (New)
42. Penelope Cruz in The Wrong Picture (New)
43. Vera Farmiga in A View From The Bridge (previous rank 42)
44. Susan Sarandon in Arbitrage (previous rank 49)
45. Mila Jovovich in Keep Coming Back (New)
46. Heather Wahlquist in Yellow (New)
47. Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (New)
48. Kate Hudson in Lovelace (previous rank 29)
49. Jena Malone in For Ellen (New)
50. Sandra Bullock in Gravity (previous rank 44)


As always, check the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog for the most updated predictions in all categories!
See Lead Actress predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Lead Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 85th Oscars HERE.
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