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Lets pray tt The Wife get picked up n released soon. She deserves an Oscar more than anyone else at this juncture. Yes! even more so than The Bening n La Pfeiffer!

September 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClaran

No chance for Pattinson in Good Time, eh? That’s too bad. My favorite performance this year.

September 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Meryl Streep is not missing for a Steven Spielberg film.

Sally Hawkins isn't as safe a prediction as most people think. It's always tough for a character actress in her forties to get Best Actress traction, especially in a year this stacked with It girls and older, highly respected veterans.

Plus, the mainstream media doesn't give a damn about character actresses, even when they're as talented as she is. She won't benefit from the press Winslet, Robbie, Ronan, Stone, Streep, etc. will enjoy.

September 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I also have strong doubts on Hawkins. It's a weird sci-if/fantasy romance (?) drama by Guillermo Del Torro of all people. She's be overcoming a multitude of barriers to get the nod; even if she's nodded most places, she seems primed to be the sub on nomination day.

I think Close and Stone are in in in but we will see

September 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

I know you've probably been asked this a lot, but why aren't Tatiana Maslany or Miranda Richardson in the running for Supporting Actress for Stronger? I feel like they've gotten as much (if not more) buzz than Jake...

September 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterorphan

@orphan. I thought they were both phenomenal!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

About the Best Song category: Elvis Costello has composed the end-credits song for "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" (it's titled "You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way")

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStefano

@orphan -- I agree and I'm wondering if it's because people simply haven't seen the film? I feel like if this film does well at the box office, and I have a feeling it might due to good word of mouth over time, then they'll get in along with Jake. They're both great in the film, and Maslany in particular has a number of powerful Oscar-moment scenes, is in the film for a long time, and the role is exactly what supporting should be.

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

Hi Nathaniel,

I'm attending the Vancouver Film Festival and I'm watching all the favourites in the foreign category but I always have a hard time choosing which other films I should watch ....

India - Newton
Ireland - Song of Granite
Slovakia - The Line
Czechia - Ice Mother
Georgia - Scary Mother

I only have time to watch two/three of the above. Any help would be great!!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRod

Nathaniel-considering its stunning Box Office, I'm curious if you feel that "It" is too much of a genre piece for Oscar (even in Best Makeup), or do you think it's too been-there-done-that since it's a remake with little major change in the makeup department? I was surprised to not see it on your charts, so I was curious of your rationale.

I also agree that it feels like Dunkirk vs. Deakins. I'll believe Roger Deakins can actually win only when someone announces his name (I've been burned one too many times), but if Kevin O'Connell can finally end the streak, I suppose anyone can!

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Nat, you still have faith in Dench. I believe more in Ronan:) Just a premonition.

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterchofer

IT is going to win Best Make Up when everyone will expect to go to Darkest hour.

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

orphan & natalie -- this was just me not having room for everyone in a list of 17. (though it was mere slip-up that they aren't in the outside chart thing. My bad. also i have not yet seen the film because it was one of several doing that "we're playing festivals but we're actually opening during the festival ha ha we're trying to confuse you and you dont have time for all these films on the same week.)

chofer -- perhaps i'll change my mind when i see lady bird. it's just it's so rare for an actress to be awarded that many times by 23. only one person has done it (Jennifer Lawrence). and also it's because, as i tell people every year, internet movie culture is 1000 times different than AMPAS culture, and Judi Dench is a much bigger deal to them than she has ever been online (which of course skews several decades younger)

john t-- no "it" in makeup was really only because they historically ignore horror films in makeup (which is the weirdest thing ever but it's true) they dont even seem to make the bake off finalist lists before the nominations. But maybe it's big enough now to not be ignored?

Rod -- wish i could help you there but i have heard very little about any of those five films other than Ice Mother which i've seen and really liked. (slow but involving drama about a grandma who takes up a hobby that her family doesn't approve of and starts actually living her own life instead of being subservient to all of them)

Mike & Huh -- it's hard for me to imagine Hawkins missing after seeing the film (she's its centerpiece -- the entire movie is about how loveable she is - and she has to do all the big acting with no dialogue a la Morton in Sweet and Lowdown or Holly Hunter in The Piano) but in a year this crowded, i suppose it's likely that someone major is shut out at the end.Someone will have to be as there are more than five major actresses in showy roles out in movies people actually like out there.

As for Close, you can't be nominated if you aren't released. I think she's IN if released but it's almost October and there's still no distributor.

September 24, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

One of my most anticipated films is Bladerunner 2. Given the cast, director, and technical crew, why does it seem to be dismissed from the conversation so far? Are we just waiting to see it? (can hardly wait).

Ryan Gosling is on my shortlist for Best Actor.

September 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs" is really under your radar... I think it's getting at the very least, Animated Feature (I think it will win), Original Screenplay and maybe sneaking in, at Score, Cinematography and maybe even Picture.

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is, after years, one of the biggest Oscar snubs ever. And no, the 4 Oscars for "The Great Budapest Hotel" make no compensation.

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJesus Alonso

Jesus Alonso, it's a 2018 release.

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

Rumor at Awards Watch that The Post teaser trailer will be premiering sometime this week or next .... and will maybe be part of the AFI Fest.

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Thanks Nathaniel!!

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRod

Good analysis, Nathaniel, as usual. It would be interesting to see Hawkins nominated for this type of role. I know she is playing a mute, but it's still Sci-Fi, to an extent, and I wounder will the entire genre bias supersede her performance. It could be that I thought there was no way that Adams was going to miss a nomination last year, yet she did. Maybe Hawkins (and the type of role she plays) will be able to overcome this, but there are such showier performances that are up for contention this year.

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobert J.

Surprised not to see Woody Harrelson anywhere in supporting for Three Billboards. He's got a history of nominations.. is the part too small/not showy enough?

September 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjcon

any thoughts on John Travolta in Gotti in 2017? Any thoughts on him for an honorary Oscar within the next 5-10 years.....SNF, Grease, Hairspray, etc. he's 62. perhaps he should wait until he is 70.

September 27, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjimmy

Big Bening fan. And, a huge Gloria Grahame fan. in fact, if you want to know more about her incredible story, there's a great podcast called "you must remember this." There's a show devoted to Gloria Grahame. sad prediction: Bening will not get nominated. 1. From the trailer, it doesn't seem to be that impressive of a performance. She is NOTHING like Gloria Grahame. It's like watching Anette Bening. 2. No one cares about Gloria Grahame or even knows who she is. No one will be interested in seeing this movie - except me. People get Oscar wins and nominations for film bios when they create very good impersonations of very popular people - Julia Child, Ray Charles, Nixon, Jackie, Loretta Lynn, Hello, I'm Johnny Cash, etc. God only knows how Reese Witherspoon won playing June Carter Cash. Plus - you have to factor in Meryl Streep playing Katherine Grahame from the Washington Post - of course she will be nominated. Not one iota of a doubt. That's a given - out goes Annette.

September 27, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjimmy

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