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Gurus o’ Gold: At The Start of The Season 2018/19

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The festival season has started and contenders are getting their first screenings. The Gurus take a close squint and the known-knowns and the maybe-knowns in the first charts of the season. Off to the movies! Let the surprises begin!

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Gurus o’ Gold: Final Guesses

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The Gurus are nearly exhausted, predicting 11 unanimous selections, including all four Acting categories, Directing, Original Screenplay and Animated Feature. The most competitive categories? Best Picture and Best Documentary.

The Gurus also pick three potential upsets each, with Get Out as Best Picture leading the way, followed by both screenplay categories and Supporting Actress.

And with that, The Gurus head back to the mountain to hibernate until September. May The Show Be With You.

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20 Weeks To Oscar: A Week To Go

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Gurus o’ Gold: Top 3

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Gurus o Gold: Counting Down To Oscar Night

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20 Weeks To Oscar: The Big Quiet

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Gurus o’ Gold: Nomination Day (Page 1 of 2)

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Gurus o’ Gold: Nomination Day (Page 2 of 2)

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Nomination Morning

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Gurus o’ Gold: On The Eve of DGA Nominations

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Season of Assumption

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Gurus o’ Gold: The Globes Party On

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Gurus o’ Gold: And The Horses Are In The Gate (And Going On Vacation)…

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Gurus o’ Gold: Precursors Narrow The Field

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Gurus o’ Gold: Now We’ve Seen It All

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Year of the Reconstructed Rom-Com

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Gurus o’ Gold: Thanks

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Gurus o’ Gold: Oscars For The Ages

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Season of a Different Color

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Gurus o’ Gold: Pick The Winners Way Too Early

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The Nomination Reactions

“Pardon me, but Home Alone has made enough hundreds of millions of dollars by now and solidified enough of a multigenerational fan base to survive the following review: to hell with it.”
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“We’re excited to have Ricky Gervais back to host the most enjoyable awards show of the season in his own inimitable way. Disarming and surprising, Ricky is ready to honor—and send up—the best work of the year. Fasten your seats belts.”
Globes (And NBC) Submit To Gervais Again

Oscar Winners 2015
Birdman/Iñárritu/Redmayne/Moore/Arquette/Simmons
Birdman – Picture/Director/Screenplay/Cinematography
Grand Budapest – Production Design/Make-up/Costumes/Score
Whiplash – Supporting Actor/Editing/Sound Mixing

American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler In… Selma, Unbroken Out
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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch