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Oscars 2019: We Predict the Nominations in All 24 Categories (Photos)

Oscars 2019: We Predict the Nominations in All 24 Categories (Photos)
Maybe the Oscar nominations can restore some clarity and civility to a messy and nasty awards season.

But don’t count on it.

This has been a rocky year for most awards contenders, with skeletons unearthed and outrage nurtured and mud flung at a hefty cross-section of the films that could be in the running for the top prizes on Feb. 24. But now it’s time to narrow the field and identify the front runners and the also-rans.

On Tuesday morning, things will get real in a wild and weird season.

Also Read: The Oscar Race Is Still a Mess After the Globes and Guilds Have Spoken

So far, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and the guild nominations haven’t really told us much about what seems to be a wide-open race. Going into Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations, there’s a lot at stake for “A Star Is Born” and “Roma,
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Emily Blunt In "A Quiet Place"

Take another look at actress Emily Blunt ("A Quiet Place") posing for photographer Craig McDean:

Blunt made her professional film debut in the 2003 TV film "Boudica", then portrayed 'Catherine Howard' in the miniseries "Henry VIII".

Her performance in the 2004 drama "My Summer of Love" earned her an 'Evening Standard British Film Award'. For her performance in the TV film "Gideon's Daughter" (2006) she received a 'Golden Globe' award for Best Supporting Actress.

For her role in "The Devil Wears Prada", she received a 'Golden Globe' nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and a nomination for a 'BAFTA' award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

In 2009, she starred in "The Young Victoria", co-starred in the crime caper comedy "Wild Target', followed by "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011), "Looper" (2012), and "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014).

In 2016, Blunt starred in the fantasy-action film "The Huntsman: Winter's War" and "The Girl on the Train". In
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Oscar Nomination Predictions 2019: Look for ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Roma’ to Lead a Messy Field

Oscar Nomination Predictions 2019: Look for ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Roma’ to Lead a Messy Field
Maybe the Oscar nominations can restore some clarity and civility to a messy and nasty awards season.

But don’t count on it.

This has been a rocky year for most awards contenders, with skeletons unearthed and outrage nurtured and mud flung at a hefty cross-section of the films that could be in the running for the top prizes on Feb. 24. But now it’s time to narrow the field and identify the front runners and the also-rans.

On Tuesday morning, things will get real in a wild and weird season.

Also Read: The Oscar Race Is Still a Mess After the Globes and Guilds Have Spoken

So far, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards and the guild nominations haven’t really told us much about what seems to be a wide-open race. Going into Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations, there’s a lot at stake for “A Star Is Born” and “Roma,
See full article at The Wrap »

'Glass' Ready to Crack Open a $50+ Million Holiday Debut

'Glass' Ready to Crack Open a $50+ Million Holiday Debut
After just two weeks, 2019 has already had some notable highlights, including the surprise $20 million debut of The Upside last weekend while WB's Aquaman became the first film in the DC Extended Universe to top $1 billion at the global box office. Now, this weekend is looking to M. Night Shyamalan's Glass to deliver the second largest January and Martin Luther King Jr. openings ever behind only American Sniper. Universal's release of Glass is the highly anticipated third film in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable franchise, following the runaway success of 2017's Split, which opened with a massive $40 million en route to a $138.3 million domestic run and nearly $280 million globally. The film brings together stars Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy, and is set to open in 3,841 locations with the studio anticipating a $50 million opening over the film's first four days. Based on the information we're looking at
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Oscars 2019 slugfest: Which 10 mystifying categories are keeping us up at nights for our predictions? [Watch]

Categories like Best Picture and Best Actress have been debated ad nauseum, but more important to a good Oscar predictions score are the craft categories, just because there are so many of them. Zach Laws, Rob Licuria and Amanda Spears joined me to debate our nomination predictions in these 10 mystifying below-the-line races keeping us up at nights and confusing us:

00:15 — Best Cinematography

08:45 — Best Costume Design

18:00 — Best Film Editing

27:20 — Best Makeup and Hairstyling

34:50 — Best Production Design

40:45 — Best Score

47:55 — Best Song

53:30 — Best Sound Editing

57:25 — Best Sound Mixing

59:35 — Best Visual Effects

SEEour Editors discuss the above-the-line Oscar races.

The fortunes of “Black Panther,” “First Man” and “Mary Poppins Returns” frequently popped up in the conversation, as we vary in how well we suspect that these films are liked by the academy overall and how that might manifest in snubs for their technical achievements.
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2019 Best Sound Editing Oscars Predictions

In case you were unaware, here’s the difference between Oscars Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories. “Bohemian Rhapsody” could earn a duplicate nod here, but we think just “A Star is Born” will represent a potential “musical” nominee. “First Man” and “Roma” are likely locks. [Posted Jan. 16]

Likely Frontrunners

A Star is Born

A Quiet Place

Black Panther

First Man

Roma

Contenders

Avengers: Infinity War

Bohemian Rhapsody

Mary Poppins Returns

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

More predictions:

Best Picture

Best Director

Actress

Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Foreign Language Film

Continue reading 2019 Best Sound Editing Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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2019 Best Sound Mixing Oscars Predictions

In case you don’t remember the difference between Sound Mixing and Sound Editing, you can find a primer here. What is important to know is that this is the category musicals usually get nominated in, but with such a competitive field the musicals that make it are likely “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born” and not the more traditional musical, “Mary Poppins Returns.” Maybe.

Continue reading 2019 Best Sound Mixing Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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2019 Production Design Oscars Predictions

The Favourite,” “First Man,” “Mary Poppins Returns” and “Roma” are likely in. The question is whether “Black Panther” overcomes BAFTA nominee “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” for the fifth slot. Ponder. [Posted Jan. 16, 2019]

Likely Frontrunners

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

Players

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Ready Player One

Suspiria

More predictions:

Best Picture

Best Director

Actress

Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Foreign Language Film

Continue reading 2019 Production Design Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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The Oscars Probably Won’t Have a Host, and Here’s Why They Don’t Need One

The Oscars Probably Won’t Have a Host, and Here’s Why They Don’t Need One
More than a month after choosing and then losing Kevin Hart as the host of the 91st Academy Awards, the Academy and the Oscar show producers are moving ahead with plans for an Oscars without a traditional host.

But their plans are also informed by one glaring fact: Even if this year’s Oscars had a host, there won’t be time on the show for that host to do very much.

That’s why the prospect of a hostless Oscars isn’t as daunting to the Academy, producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer Glenn Weiss as it might have seemed five or 10 years ago — because what’s the point of booking a marquee host if that person won’t be able to make an impact?

Also Read: Kevin Hart Rules Out Hosting Oscars: 'I'm Over It'

The Academy declined to comment on the host situation — but according to people close to the show,
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ interviews: 9 exclusive chats with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall and more [Watch]

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’ interviews: 9 exclusive chats with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall and more [Watch]
Will “Mary Poppins” return to the Oscar race for the first time in 54 years? The 1964 original snagged 13 nominations including Best Picture, and it won five prizes. Now “Mary Poppins Returns” hopes to recapture some of that awards magic. Gold Derby recently spoke with stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer; director Rob Marshall; screenwriter David Magee; cinematographer Dion Beebe; film editor Wyatt Smith; sound re-recording mixers Michael Keller and Mike Prestwood Smith; and visual effects supervisor Matt Johnson about their work on the film.

See As Oscar nominations voting enters final weekend, what films are on the bubble?

The title role brought Julie Andrews the Best Actress Oscar half a century ago, so Blunt had her work cut out for her. When Marshall called to offer her the part “the air changed in the room because you are just instantly bombarded by these thoughts of how iconic she is,
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2019 Best Original Score Oscars Predictions

First Man,” “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “Mary Poppins Returns” are safe predictions for Best Original Score. Two-time winner and nine-time nominee Alexandre Desplat might have won last year for “The Shape of Water,” but he’s the closest there is to a John Williams on the shortlist this time around so we still think he makes it for “Isle of Dogs.” The last slot could go to “Black Panther,” “A Quiet Place” or “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Instead, we think Terence Blanchard will finally earn an Oscar nod for his “BlacKkKlansman” score.

Continue reading 2019 Best Original Score Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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2019 Best Original Song Oscars Predictions

This is one of the tougher Best Original Song fields to guage in some time. “Shallow” is obviously in and then, in theory, so is “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.” The rest is debatable. We doubt the branch will snub a track from “Mary Poppins Returns” or a gorgeous ballad from Dolly parton. That leaves an almost wide-open battle for the fith slot and, in that case, it’s always safe to go with a Diane Warren track, in this case “I’ll Fight” from “Rbg.” [Posted Jan.

Continue reading 2019 Best Original Song Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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2019 Visual Effects Oscars Predictions

The Ves Awards snub for “Black Panther” is troubling, but we still think it makes the cut for the Visual Effects Oscar. “First Man,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” are locks. [Posted Jan. 15, 2019]

Likely Frontrunners

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Players

Ant-Man and the Wasp

“Christopher Robin”

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Mary Poppins Returns

Welcome to Marwen

More predictions:

Best Picture

Best Director

Actress

Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Foreign Language Film

Continue reading 2019 Visual Effects Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.
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Oscars 2019: All 15 Best Original Score Contenders Ranked from Worst to Best

In December, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 15 film scores that would be moving forward in the 2019 Oscar race. The shortlist runs the gamut from mega-blockbusters like “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” to prestige holiday season releases like “First Man” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and mixes some of Hollywood’s most revered composers with major talents who are just starting to assert themselves in the movie world. On the morning of January 22, five of the 15 remaining suites will be nominated for Best Original Score, but some of the shortlisted efforts — it goes without saying — are more worthy of the honor than others.

Now that Oscar voting is open and the battle lines are being drawn, here are all 15 shortlisted scores ranked from worst to best.

15. “Avengers: Infinity War” (Alan Silvestri)

Alan Silvestri deserves real credit for sewing palpable signs of life into one
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Will Disney dominate Oscar nominations for Best Visual Effects? They’ve got ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Mary,’ Marvel and Pooh

One fringe benefit for Disney in gradually gobbling up all the intellectual property known to man is an Oscar race like Best Visual Effects, where the behemoth studio could run the board. There are 10 films on the academy’s shortlist in the category, and Disney accounts for 6 of them. How many will make the final lineup?

Three of the shortlisted Disney films are from the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.” Another is from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Rounding out their offerings are the live-action “Winnie the Pooh” film “Christopher Robin” and the musical sequel “Mary Poppins Returns.”

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The other four films jockeying for position amid the Disney domination are Universal’s “First Man,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and “Welcome to Marwen,
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‘Avengers,’ ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Ready Player One’ Lead Visual Effects Society Nominations

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The Visual Effects Society announced nominees for the organization’s 17th annual awards on Tuesday.

Leading the way in the film and TV fields, respectively, were Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and Netflix’s “Lost in Space.” Each picked up six nominations. Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” received the most nominations among animated feature contenders with five.

Ready Player One” also landed five nominations, while “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “Welcome to Marwen” each earned three. “Christopher Robin” and “First Man” picked up a pair apiece, while “Ant Man and the Wasp” landed one. Those films joined “Avengers: Infinity War” on the Academy’s list of 10 semifinalists for the category, each of which displayed their wares at the organization’s annual Visual Effects Bake-Off on Jan. 5.

Notably, Marvel’s “Black Panther” and Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” — the final two films on the Academy’s bake-off
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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Leads Ves Awards with Six VFX Nominations, with Surprising Shutouts

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Leads Ves Awards with Six VFX Nominations, with Surprising Shutouts
While “Avengers: Infinity War” topped the 17th annual Ves Awards (to be held February 5th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel) with six nominations, “Black Panther,” Marvel’s other Oscar frontrunner, was shut out. And Damien Chazelle’s acclaimed “First Man,” another frontrunner, was included in the supporting category as a result of its invisible VFX. Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” meanwhile, was also snubbed.

However, joining “Infinity War” in the top VFX category were a surprising list: “Ready Player One” (with five nominations), “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Christopher Robin” and “Welcome to Marwen.” Joining “First Man” for supporting VFX were “12 Strong,” Bird Box,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Outlaw King”.

In animation, Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” was the big winner with five nominations, followed by Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” with four. They were joined by Illumination’s “The Grinch” and Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs.
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Visual Effects Society Awards: 'Avengers: 'Infinity War' Leads Feature Noms; 'Black Panther,' 'Mary Poppins Returns' Snubbed

Disney/Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War earned six Visual Effects Society Award nominations — the most for a feature film — while Disney's best picture hopefuls Black Panther from Marvel and Mary Poppins Returns were snubbed in every category when the 17th annual Ves Awards noms were announced Tuesday.

In the top category of outstanding VFX in a photo-real feature, Infinity War was nominated alongside Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Christopher Robin and Welcome to Marwen. Meanwhile, First Man, Damien Chazelle's biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong, was nominated in the category of outstanding supporting VFX in ...
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The Elusive Persona of Angela Lansbury: From ‘Gaslight’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

The Elusive Persona of Angela Lansbury: From ‘Gaslight’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
(Welcome to Role Call, where we examine two performances from an actor – their first defining role and their most recent/last – to get a sense of who they are.) You’re gonna be thinking of Murder, She Wrote while reading this. That’s okay. It’s only natural. The grandmotherly Columbo dominated Dame Angela Lansbury‘s persona so strongly that […]

The post The Elusive Persona of Angela Lansbury: From ‘Gaslight’ to ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ appeared first on /Film.
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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019: Lady Gaga’s Tears and More Things You Didn’t See on TV

Stars of film and television were out in force for the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards, decked out in appropriate finery early in the day to make the 4:20 p.m. Pt start of the live show broadcast on the CW Network.

We’re not sure if the 4:20 start had a double meaning, but there was definitely a lot of Ample Hills Creamery ice cream being gobbled up during the two-hour cocktail party/red carpet that preceded the 24th annual show. And while edibles might not have been the stimulant (or relaxant) of choice for the biggest winners, there was plenty of Moet Champagne on hand to help calm the nerves.

Some of the important awards were announced on the blue carpet outside the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica leading up to the televised show — we hear that’s because the CW insisted the show end at 7 p.m. sharp, giving
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