95th Academy Award Predictions: Where Do We Stand Before The Festivals?

95th Academy Award Predictions: Where Do We Stand Before The Festivals?

We are now at the dawn of festival season, and with Oscar winners being born and dying over and over for the next few weeks, I thought I’d take a moment to freshen up my predictions. After all, the last time I wrote about the Best Picture race...

95th Academy Awards: The Technical Categories

95th Academy Awards: The Technical Categories

It’s finally here! Festival season is upon us! And while we now generally know which films will be in the race, we will soon know exactly which films will impress, which will fall flat, and who will soon be marching their way to Oscar glory. And...

95th Academy Award Predictions: The Music

95th Academy Award Predictions: The Music

There is a common misconception amongst awards prognosticators that The Music Categories are the hardest awards to predict in advance. After all, you can guess what movies are coming out, and which ones will appeal to voters, with a certain...

95th Academy Award Predictions: The Screenplays

95th Academy Award Predictions: The Screenplays

With the acting categories securely in our rearview mirror, I thought now was the perfect time to turn our attention to the Screenplay categories. Alongside Best Director and Best Editing, the Screenplay categories are your best bet at predicting...

Unveiling The Venice And TIFF Lineup

Unveiling The Venice And TIFF Lineup

It’s that time of year again, folks! The leaves start changing, the weather (God willing) cools off, football season returns for those who celebrate, and festival lineups roll out. Last week, both the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film...

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

As always, we wrap up our look at the acting nominees with Best Supporting Actress. While it usually doesn’t play a major role in the Best Picture race, a strong Supporting Actress – be it a supportive wife or mother, a spunky ingenue, or a...

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

The largest category of every year, by far, is Best Supporting Actor. With most films still dominated by men, and the definition of “Supporting” ranging from “has one really good scene” to “Wait, they’re top billed, how are they not a Lead?” this...

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Actress

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Actress

While the Oscar race is still predominantly dominated by male actors in male-driven stories, the last five years has seen a major push on the Academy’s part for female-led pictures. The Shape of Water, Nomadland, and CODA all had female leads...

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Actor

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Actor

No matter how much progress is made in diversifying the Oscars, some things will always remain the same. In this case, it’s that the best way to get a Best Picture nomination is make a film with a Best Actor nominee. In the last 12 years, every...

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Director

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Director

We’re only in July, and already the Oscar race has gone through so much turmoil. Films like Next Goal Wins and The Maestro have been pushed to 2023, others like The Stars At Noon and Three Thousand Years of Longing had muted (or outright bad)...

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Picture

95th Academy Award Predictions: Best Picture

Well the 94th Academy Awards are officially dead and buried (cause of death: slap to the face). CODA is officially the newest recipient of the Best Picture Oscar and will have to bear the brunt of think-pieces and backlash for the next ten months...