71st British Academy Film Awards Predictions

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Best Film: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro- The Shape of Water
Best Actor: Gary Oldman- Darkest Hour
Best Actress: Frances McDormand- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney- I, Tonya
Best Original Screenplay: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name
Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread
Best Editing: Dunkirk
Best Makeup and Hair: Darkest Hour
Best Production Design: The Shape of Water
Best Score: The Shape of Water
Best Sound: Dunkirk
Best Visual Effects: Blade Runner 2049
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best Documentary Feature: I Am Not Your Negro
Best Foreign Film: The Salesman
Outstanding British Film: Darkest Hour
EE Rising Star Award: Daniel Kaluuya
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Lady Macbeth
Best Short Animation: Poles Apart
Best Short Film: A Drowning Man

The 71st British Academy Film Awards are tonight (18th February 2018) on BBC One at 9pm GMT.

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90th Academy Awards Nominations- Instant Reaction

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The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards have just been announced, and there are a couple of jaw dropping inclusion. The main story is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, which massively over performed, earning six nominations, including surprise citations in Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Supporting Actress. This is even more surprising as it missed out on an Original Screenplay nomination, as the writing branch are well renowned for their love of Paul Thomas Anderson’s screenplays, with Phantom Thread missing out in favour for The Big Sick‘s only nomination, for first time writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

Also over performing was Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, also earning six nominations, including in Best Picture. This nomination surely paves the way for Gary Oldman to take home his first Oscar in Best Actor. In that category, we saw another shock as Denzel Washington was nominated for Roman J. Israel Esq., despite its 49% score on Rotten Tomatoes. This is Washington’s second consecutive nomination in this category after his nomination for Fences last year, and he takes advantage of the allegations against recent Golden Globe winner James Franco which saw his nomination chances fall off the rails, allowing Washington in. There were no such surprises in Best Actress, in which Meryl Streep earned her 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post, a film which only earned 2 nominations overall, with the other being in Best Picture, the lowest total for any Best Picture nominee since Selma, three years ago.

In Supporting Actor, there was the first set of double nominees in the Best Supporting Actor category since Bugsy in 1991, as Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri earned its stars Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell nods. Another notable nominee was Christopher Plummer for All the Money in the World, a role that he was cast in just three months ago. Meanwhile in Supporting Actress, Holly Hunter missed out on a nomination for The Big Sick in favour of Lesley Manville, while Mary J. Blige succeeded where Idris Elba failed, and became the first nominee in an acting category for a Netflix film for her role in Mudbound.

Other surprise nominees include Logan getting into Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first superhero film ever nominated for a Screenplay prize at the Oscars, John Williams being nominated in Best Original Score for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and not The Post, and a double surprise in Best Visual Effects as Kong: Skull Island and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 were nominated ahead of nomination leaders The Shape of Water and Dunkirk.

So, what have we learned from these nominees about who will eventually take home the awards at the Oscars ceremony in March? Well, The Shape of Water will surely now being going into the night as the favourite for Best Picture, especially after its PGA win on Saturday, and its closest challengers, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, Dunkirk, Lady Bird, and Get Out, all missing in major categories (Three Billboards in Director, Dunkirk in acting and writing, Lady Bird and Get Out both in Editing). It also looks set to win Best Director, if not for a massive shock at DGA, while the quartet of winners at Sunday’s SAG Awards- Gary Oldman, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney- look nearly unstoppable at this stage, and nothing happened today that suggested they’ll lose. In Screenplay, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri and Call Me By Your Name both look very strong, but remember: Oscar voting doesn’t open for almost a month, so a lot can change in that time, so its difficult to call someone a lock for certainty. It’s going to be an interesting night…

FINAL 90th Academy Awards Nominations Predictions

Best PictureImage result for the shape of water
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Get Out
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Guillermo Del Toro- The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig- Lady Bird
Luca Guadagnino- Call Me By Your Name
Christopher Nolan- Dunkirk
Martin McDonagh- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best ActorImage result for gary oldman darkest hour
Timothée Chalamet- Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis- Phantom Thread
James Franco- The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
Gary Oldman- Darkest Hour

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Sally Hawkins- The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie- I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan- Lady Bird
Meryl Streep- The Post

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Willem Dafoe- The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Richard Jenkins- The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer- All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell- Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Mary J. Blige- Mudbound
Holly Hunter- The Big Sick
Allison Janney- I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf- Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer- The Shape of Water

Best Original ScreenplayRelated image
The Big Sick
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Logan
Molly’s Game
Mudbound

Best CinematographyImage result for blade runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
The Shape of Water

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Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
The Greatest Showman
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water

Best EditingRelated image
Dunkirk
Get Out
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Makeup and HairstylingRelated image
Darkest Hour
I, Tonya
Wonder

Best Production DesignRelated image
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

Best Original ScoreRelated image
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water

Best Original SongImage result for cries from syria (2017)
Evermore- Beauty and the Beast
I Don’t Want to Live Forever- 50 Shades Darker
Prayers for This World- Cries From Syria
Remember Me- Coco
This Is Me- The Greatest Showman

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Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Sound Mixing
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Visual EffectsImage result for war for the planet of the apes
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated FeatureImage result for coco
The Breadwinner
Cars 3
Coco
The Lego Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

Best Documentary FeatureImage result for jane documentary
City of Ghosts
Faces Places
Icarus
Jane
Last Men in Aleppo

Best Foreign Language FilmImage result for a fantastic woman
A Fantastic Woman
Foxtrot
In the Fade
Loveless
The Square

Best Animated ShortImage result for in a heartbeat
Cradle
Dear Basketball
In a Heartbeat
Fox and the Whale
Negative Space

Best Documentary ShortImage result for edith+eddie
116 Cameras
Alone
Edith+Eddie
Heroin(e)
Ten Meter Tower

Best Live Action ShortImage result for dekalb elementary 2017
DeKalb Elementary
My Nephew Emmett
Rise of a Child
The Silent Child
Watu Wote: All of us

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd January 2018) at 1:22pm and 1:38pm GMT.

24th Screen Actors Guild Awards Predictions

Film Awards
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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman- Darkest Hour
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Willem Dafoe- The Florida Project
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney- I, Tonya
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Dunkirk

Television Awards
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Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Glow
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown- This is Us
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss- The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Sean Hayes- Will and Grace
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Alexander Skarsgard- Big Little Lies
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Nicole Kidman- Big Little Lies
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Movie: Game of Thrones

British Academy Film Awards Nominations Predictions

Image result for dunkirkBest Film
Dunkirk
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Related imageBest Direction
Guillermo Del Toro- The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig- Lady Bird
Martin McDonagh- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan- Dunkirk
Steven Spielberg- The Post

Image result for gary oldman darkest hourBest Actor
Timothee Chalamet- Call Me By Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis- Phantom Thread
James Franco- The Disaster Artist
Daniel Kaluuya- Get Out
Gary Oldman- Darkest Hour

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Best Actress
Sally Hawkins- The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Margot Robbie- I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan- Lady Bird
Meryl Streep- The Post

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Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe- The Florida Project
Hugh Grant- Paddington 2
Armie Hammer- Call Me By Your Name
Richard Jenkins- The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Supporting Actress
Holly Hunter- The Big Sick
Allison Janney- I, Tonya
Lesley Manville- Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf- Lady Bird
Kristin Scott Thomas- Darkest Hour

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Outstanding British Film
Darkest Hour
The Death of Stalin
God’s Own Country
Lady Macbeth
Paddington 2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Animated Film
Coco
Despicable Me 3
The Lego Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

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Best Original Screenplay
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me By Your Name
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game
Mudbound
Paddington 2

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Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me By Your Name
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

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Best Costume Design
Beauty and the Beast
Darkest Hour
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Victoria and Abdul

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Best Editing
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Get Out
The Post
The Shape of Water

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Best Film Music
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Best Makeup and Hair
Darkest Hour
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
I, Tonya
The Shape of Water
Thor: Ragnarok

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Best Production Design
Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water

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Best Sound
Baby Driver
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Get Out
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Best Special Visual Effects
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Shape of Water
War for the Planet of the Apes

The British Academy Film Awards Nominations are announced tomorrow (Tuesday 9th January 2018) at 7:35am GMT.

Golden Globes 2018 Predictions

Film AwardsImage result for the shape of waterBest Motion Picture- Drama: The Shape of Water
Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical: Lady Bird
Best Director: Guillermo Del Toro- The Shape of Water
Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama: Gary Oldman- Darkest Hour
Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical: James Franco- The Disaster Artist
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama: Frances McDormand- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical: Saoirse Ronan- Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer- All the Money in the World
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf- Lady Bird
Best Screenplay: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Score: The Shape of Water
Best Song: Remember Me- Coco
Best Foreign Language Film: The Square
Best Animated Feature: Coco

Television Awards
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Best Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Comedy Series: The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
Best Limited Series/Television Movie: Big Little Lies
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Jason Bateman- Ozark
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Eric McCormack- Will and Grace
Best Actor in a Limited Series: Jude Law- The Young Pope
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss- The Handmaid’s Tale
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan- The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
Best Actress in a Limited Series: Nicole Kidman- Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actor: Alexander Skarsgard- Big Little Lies
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern- Big Little Lies

BAFTA Rising Star Award- A Look at the Nominees

The British Academy Film Awards announced the nominees for the EE Rising Star Award today (4/1/18) ahead of the full list of nominations being announced on Tuesday (9/1/18). This category is a bit different from others as it is voted for by the British public, and recognizes actors who have had a breakthrough year in 2017. These are the nominees for the award, with the winner being announced during the BAFTA ceremony on Sunday 18th February 2018:

Timothée Chalamet
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Probably the most high-profile actor on the list, Timothée Chalamet went from a relative unknown into a household name in 2017. After making his screen debuts in 2014’s Men, Women and Children, and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, the 22 year old got his big break this year when given the lead role as Elio in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, a performance that has already earned him Golden Globe, SAG, and Critics’ Choice Award nominations in the Lead Actor category. Add this to having supporting roles in other critically acclaimed 2017 films Lady Bird and Hostiles, Chalamet has to be an early frontrunner to take this prize.

Daniel Kaluuya
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Daniel Kaluuya has become a well known face for the British public after numerous television appearances in shows such as Skins and Black Mirror, but in 2017 achieved international recognition following a breakout year. His performance as Chris Washington in Jordan Peele’s horror-satire Get Out was widely praised by critics, and has earned the 28 year old Best Actor nominations at the Golden Globes, SAG, and Critics’ Choice Awards, and is being tipped to follow those up with an Oscar nomination for a film that has been a massive hit with audiences and critics alike. And with roles in 2018’s Black Panther and Widows coming up, his star is more and more on the rise.

Josh O’Connor
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British character actor Josh O’Connor has been appearing on our screens since 2012, without garnering any wide recognition, but that changed in 2017, and now he looks like an actor to really watch out for in the coming years. His breakthrough role came in Francis Lee’s directorial debut God’s Own Country, in which he played the lead character of Johnny Saxby, a role which earned him the British Independent Film Award for Best Actor, to go along with the film winning Best British Independent Film.

Florence Pugh
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At 21 years old, Florence Pugh is the youngest nominee in this category, but by no means the least deserving, after the British actress had a very strong 2017. Three years on since her only previous film credit in The Falling, she was cast in the lead role as Katherine Lester in the low-budget drama Lady Macbeth, for which she has received widespread critical acclaim. Her performance has earned her the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and it’s a testament to the strength of her performance that she was nominated in this category for a film with a budget of just £500,000.

Tessa Thompson
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Somewhat of a surprise inclusion in this category due to her already high pedigree within the industry, Tessa Thompson has continued to see her star rise in 2017. The 34 year old is now well known to regular cinema-goers, with roles in Dear White People, Selma, and Creed, as well as on television in HBO’s Westworld, but her role as Valkyrie in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok is what earned her this particular nomination. With a fine résumé already in her career, Thompson is quickly becoming one of the hottest stars in Hollywood.

To vote for your choice in the EE BAFTA Rising Star Award category, follow this link (UK only): http://ee.co.uk/why-ee/ee-baftas/rising-star-nominees