What I feel strongly, as much in my gut as based on real Oscar-centric logic, is that Christian Bale won't just be nominated for Best Supporting Actor, but he'll win it
So with The Fighter out there-- I'm seeing it next Monday-- it's really just True Grit playing keepaway as a possible surprise to turn over the apple cart.
Well, you can finally start taking me seriously when I talk about this year's Oscar race-- I have seen The King's Speech, the movie that was stamped a Best Picture frontrunner
Supporting Actress is the wildest, most wide-open acting category in the Oscar race so far this year, and the one with the most potential for upsets
All this has me wondering who this year's breakout might be, particular in the Best Director category, which feels very wide open and ripe for surprises. Though I doubt
In the next week Conviction will be opening, along with Hereafter, in limited release, both of them still fairly long shots for Best Picture. And, well, the most notable releases of the weekend are Jackass and RED
In last week's column I pegged The Social Network as the new frontrunner in the Oscar race, and everything that's happened since has only further
With so much publicity around The Social Network and such a delicious real-life hook, I expect it to dominate conversations for weeks to come
Here we are in mid-September, and it's Oscar season already. I'm freshly back from Toronto having seen a lot of movies and missed a whole lot more than will be in the race, but I'm still excited
And to prepare you for your party's Oscar pool, here they are, my final batch of Oscar predictions. The top six categories are among the easiest to predict this year, though two of the races are likely closer than they appear
Welcome back for day three of predicting the Oscar winners with Oscar Eye, in which I hopefully make good enough picks so that I don't embarrass myself in my own Oscar pool this weekend. I'll be up against some tough competition
Today we're dealing with some of the flashy categories that are still impossible to predict, plus the one where Randy Newman routinely shows up and loses. Let's do this!
I've been following the race, despite my lack of writing about it, which puts me in a fairly decent position to predict the winners from here. Hopefully your office Oscar pool hasn't closed yet and it's not too late to take some of my predictions
Despite the usual things to grumble and gripe about, I like these nominations a whole lot. Now let's move on to talking about the winners. We're still a long way from March 7
We're so close to the nominations announcement that it's almost not worth throwing out some last-minute predictions, but hey, I'm a completist even after spending 10 days completely out of the loop