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The Gurus o’ Gold Oscar Blowout – Part 1

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The Gurus make their final estimations of the field as seen by the Academy… no huge surprises, but Vice tumbled in almost all categories, with a few stray hopes for an editing nod.

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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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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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“Champagne and Mezcal will run tonight!”
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.”
Michael J. Phillips Ka-Fooeys A Christmas Chestnut

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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
PGA Nominates 10

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Retired Naval Officer Files Innovative Lawsuit Against Citizenfour And Its Makers

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~ M. Night Shyamalan

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~ Dario Argento