PREDICTIONS: 2018 Oscar Nominations

Tomorrow morning (early on this side of the country) the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced. This is always a fun time for me but especially after last year’s Oscar Project my interest is at an all-time high. Undoubtedly there will be some surprises but after tracking buzz on nearly 140 films … Continue reading PREDICTIONS: 2018 Oscar Nominations


2016 Prediction: Best Picture

Mein Damen und Herren! Mesdames et Messieurs! Ladies and Gentlemen! Without further ado I am pleased to present this year’s best picture nominees and my bold prediction for who will take home the biggest prize of the night. You might be surprised!* *(No you won’t. You won’t be surprised at all but just read it … Continue reading 2016 Prediction: Best Picture

2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Director

The directing category is often the most difficult to evaluate. How much credit does the director get for what goes on the screen? How much is their vision and how much is the talent of the actors, writers, cinematographers, editors, and so on and so on. How much credit does a coach get for the … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Director

2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Actor

We’re coming down the home stretch. Just a few days until the awards. While this group of actors is a talented bunch I think the Academy had a slight miss. Joel Edgerton or Jake Gyllenhaal should be in this group in place of Viggo Mortensen. But otherwise I have no complaints about these very worthy … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Actor

2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Actress

Oscar Week is finally here which means we're in the home stretch with the final predictions in the biggest categories starting with Best Actress. Some really wonderful work from this talented group of actresses. Amy Adams should be among them but it’s a little tricky figuring out who’s place she’d take. Isabelle Huppert, Elle I’ll … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Prediction: Best Actress

2016 Oscar Predictions: Screenplays

Our countdown to the Oscars continues with predictions in my favorite categories...screenplays. ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Very different films across the board makes this a challenging category to predict. There are legitimately 4 movies here that could win. Arrival by Eric Heisserer Any time someone asks me what I thought about Arrival I always tell them it … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Predictions: Screenplays

2016 Oscar Predictions: Supporting Actor and Actress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... In just under two weeks the best of the best of 2016 cinema will be celebrated and I have some thoughts on the subject. I find it very interesting that there are pairs of supporting nominees from three different films this year (Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Predictions: Supporting Actor and Actress

2016 Oscar Nominee Predictions

Tomorrow morning the 2016 Oscar nominees will be announced. I look forward to this all year. I don’t know when I first started tracking Oscar buzz throughout the year, but I do know that my love of the Oscars started almost 25 years ago (my love of movies came long before that). I can only … Continue reading 2016 Oscar Nominee Predictions

Prediction: 2015 Best Picture

This is the most unpredictable race in years. So many outstanding films. Nonetheless I will breakdown each nominee and my bold prediction for this year’s winner of Best Picture. And the nominees are... The Big Short The Big Short hits on all the right notes at all the right times. The subject matter was challenging … Continue reading Prediction: 2015 Best Picture

Predictions: Best Director

Maybe the toughest one to call this year. All these directors turned in some solid work. I have a feeling the winner might not have their movie called at the end of the night though. Lenny Abrahamson – Room Whenever I see a great performance from a child actor I usually give extra credit to … Continue reading Predictions: Best Director