Predictions: January 2007 Archives

Is 'Sunshine' the movie to beat for best picture?

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By TY BURR

If the upcoming Oscar race actually were a race, Queen Elizabeth II would be haughtily sprinting neck and neck with the bickering internationals of ‘‘Babel’’ while the Boston mobsters of ‘‘The Departed’’ took running potshots at the Japanese soldiers of ‘‘Letters From Iwo Jima.’’ And then, seemingly out of nowhere, a dented yellow VW mini-bus would break through the front line, its broken horn bleating in triumph.

One year after it stormed the Sundance Film Festival and six months after it conquered the nation’s art houses, ‘‘Little Miss Sunshine’’ is starting to look like the film to beat for best picture. ...

Awards Tracker!

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The Oscars are almost as much about momentum as the films themselves. Here’s a list of what honors the top movies are winning this awards season:

Rounding up the crystal balls

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Don't miss this great pre-Oscar noms interview with Sid Ganis, president of the Academy. He'll be up at 4 a.m. tomorrow. Will you?

Plus, here are several other good reads, most of them post-Globes ruminations on how wins and losses at that show will translate to tomorrow's Oscar nominations. ...

Rounding up the crystal balls

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Don't miss this great pre-Oscar noms interview with Sid Ganis, president of the Academy. He'll be up at 4 a.m. tomorrow. Will you?

Plus, here are several other good reads, most of them post-Globes ruminations on how wins and losses at that show will translate to tomorrow's Oscar nominations. ...

Awards Tracker!

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The Oscars are almost as much about momentum as the films themselves. Here’s a list of what honors the top movies are winning this awards season:

Awards Tracker!

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The Oscars are almost as much about momentum as the films themselves. Here’s a list of what honors the top movies are winning this awards season:

10 great performances Oscar will ignore

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When the Oscar nominations are announced next week, they will undoubtedly omit some of the year’s most fun and lively performances. Among them are these suggestions, plus this list ...

By DAVID GERMAIN

LOS ANGELES — The Golden Globes, trade unions, film critics and just about everyone else in Hollywood have weighed in on 2006’s best film achievements, helping to solidify the Academy Awards picture — and muddy it up a bit, too. With Oscar nominations due out Tuesday, a few clear front-runners and some intriguing wild cards have emerged, along with an unusually open race for the top prize. Still to come are honors by the Directors Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild, whose nominations came out earlier this month. Those awards should help sort out the much of the Oscar outlook, but unlike most years, when a solid favorite often emerges, the best-picture category could remain up for grabs right up to awards night Feb. 25. ...

Globes: The morning-after speculation

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Some people probably are still partying in Beverly Hills after last night's Golden Globes hootenanny. Meanwhile, journalists and critics and Oscars soothsayers are already plugging the Globes data into their various oracles to see what's in store ...

By STEPHEN GALLOWAY

Pinpointing the five best picture nominees has become as much a sport for the industry as predicting weekend boxoffice grosses, but that doesn’t mean that entertainment’s well-heeled populace doesn’t enjoy a good mystery now and then. ...

By DAVID GERMAIN

LOS ANGELES — Academy Awards watchers like to turn Hollywood’s season of film honors into a showdown between two main contenders. Monday’s Golden Globes could play into that: The winner of the Globes for best drama and best musical or comedy might end up duking it out at the Oscars. ...

Bookies betting big on Brits for Oscars

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This Scottish source reports: "The bookies are already betting on the Oscars, and it looks like it's going to be a good year for the British contenders."

Awards Tracker

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The Oscars are almost as much about momentum as the films themselves. Here’s a list of what honors the top movies are winning this awards season:

MovieWeb predictions listed today

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The folks at MovieWeb have made their Oscar predictions today. Chalk up another Best Picture prediction for "The Departed."