Gurus O’Gold

The Gurus Rank The Oscar Nominations

January 13, 2020

The Gurus size up the morning’s nominations (with short subjects to come). 1917 is catching fire, while earlier faith in certain performances weakens.

Gurus O’ Gold: Best Picture & Unlikely Underdogs

January 6, 2020

The Gurus’ take on Best Picture directly after the Globes: there’s movement in the top five or seven with just a little wiggle room. Plus! Personal favorite underdogs each of the Gurus wouldn’t mind hearing read out loud next Monday morning.

Gurus o’ Gold 121620 (Best Picture, Director, Acting, Screenwriting)

December 20, 2019

After the first Academy shortlists dropped into the water, the Gurus placed their rankings with care in the hopes that Saint Nomination would soon be here. There are subtle movements in all the categories, with rankings largely the same. The biggest absence, aside from love for Kathy Bates, is notice for Clint Eastwood’s latest annual awards latecomer.

GURUS O’ GOLD: Best Picture, Director, Acting, Screenplays (December 10, 2019)

December 10, 2019

Interesting little moves ae filtering through all the Gurus’ categories as the last contenders have rolled in and nominations and critics’ groups nods arrive. Reevaluation of actors’ roles is more active than shifts in the big picture contenders, but if these predictions hold through Oscar Sunday, it’s gonna be Netflix and kill.

GURUS O’ GOLD: Best Picture (Dec 2, 2019)

December 2, 2019

Not much movement before the critics’ groups votes come in: The Irishman noodges just past Once…

Gurus o’ Gold: Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay (Nov 26, 2019)

November 26, 2019

The Gurus, At Your Service

Gurus o’ Gold: Actress, Actor, Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor

November 19, 2019

Now The Gurus take on the four acting categories. Netflix represents about a third of the nominations. Two people of color slot in the Top 5s. A surprise in the Supporting Actress Five.

Gurus o’ Gold: Best Picture

November 18, 2019

The season has started at least a dozen times by now. But today is the day that The Gurus are back. A first look at Best Picture today, with Best Actor & Best Actress coming tomorrow.

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PGA Awards: 1917; "Chernobyl," "Succession," "Fleabag," Toy Story 4

January 18, 2020

ACE Eddies: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit

January 18, 2020

"One of the oldest forms of storytelling — gathering around the fire — will be a centerpiece of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s offscreen events. A bonfire is planned for Thursday, January 30, from 430pm to sunset, at the Flagpole parking lot, 557 Swede Alley, Park City. It’s free and open to as many people as space permits."

January 18, 2020

“It’s not racism. We’re the most tolerant, lovely country in Europe. It’s so easy to just throw your charge of racism at everybody and it’s starting to get boring now. I can’t help what I am, I was born like this, it’s an immutable characteristic, so to call me a white privileged male is to be racist — you’re being racist."
English Actor Laurence Fox On BBC Question Time

January 18, 2020

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