British Academy Film Awards Nominations Predictions

BAFTA

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Best Film
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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Best Director
Damien Chazelle- La La Land
Barry Jenkins- Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan- Manchester by the Sea
Martin Scorsese- Silence
Denis Villeneuve- Arrival

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Best Actor
Casey Affleck- Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton- Loving
Ryan Gosling- La La Land
Andrew Garfield- Hacksaw Ridge
Denzel Washington- Fences

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Best Actress
Amy Adams- Arrival
Ruth Negga- Loving
Natalie Portman- Jackie
Emma Stone- La La Land
Meryl Streep- Florence Foster Jenkins

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Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali- Moonlight
Jeff Bridges- Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant- Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges- Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel- Lion

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Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis- Fences
Naomie Harris- Moonlight
Nicole Kidman- Lion
Octavia Spencer- Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams- Manchester by the Sea

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Best British Film
A United Kingdom
Florence Foster Jenkins
I, Daniel Blake
Lion
Loving
Sing Street

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Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
Jackie
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Lion
Nocturnal Animals
Silence

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Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Zootopia

The BAFTA nominations are announced tomorrow (9/1/17) at 7:35 am GMT.

FINAL Golden Globes 2017 Predictions

Motion Picture Awards

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Best Motion Picture- Drama: Manchester by the Sea
Best Motion Picture- Comedy or Musical: La La Land
Best Director: Damien Chazelle- La La Land
Best Actor- Drama: Casey Affleck- Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress- Drama: Natalie Portman- Jackie
Best Actor- Comedy or Musical: Ryan Gosling- La La Land
Best Actress- Comedy or Musical: Emma Stone- La La Land
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali- Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis- Fences
Best Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
Best Original Score: La La Land
Best Original Song: How Far I’ll Go- Moana
Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann
Best Animated Film: Zootopia

Television Awards

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Best Drama Series: The Crown
Best Comedy Series: Atlanta
Best Limited Series or Television Movie: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Actor- Drama Series: Rami Malek- Mr. Robot
Best Actress- Drama Series: Claire Foy- The Crown
Best Actor- Comedy Series: Donald Glover- Atlanta
Best Actress- Comedy Series: Issa Rae- Insecure
Best Actor- Limited Series or Movie: Riz Ahmed- The Night Of
Best Actress- Limited Series or Movie: Sarah Paulson- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actor: Sterling K. Brown- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actress: Thandie Newton- Westworld

The Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, are tonight (8/1/17) at 1am GMT.

SAG Awards Film Nominations Predictions

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Fences
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Denzel Washington, Fences

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, Loving
Emma Stone, La La Land

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Viola Davis, Fences
Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

10 Takeaways from the Golden Globe Film Nominations

The Golden Globes announced their nominations today, and these were a few thoughts I had about the film nominees.

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  1. La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight remain the frontrunners– Receiving nominations in Picture, directing, acting, and writing, it was a very good day for the front-running films. La La Land led the nominations with 7 (Comedy, Gosling, Stone, Director, Screenplay, Score, Song) , while Manchester by the Sea scored 5 (Drama, Affleck, Williams, Director, Screenplay), and Moonlight scored 6 (Drama, Ali, Harris, Director, Screenplay, Score). Bet on La La Land and Moonlight to take the top prizes.Image result for viola davis fences
  2. Fences and Silence fall behind- With a measly 2 nominations between them, the latecomers in the race, Fences and Silence, fall behind in their pursuit to be the potential spoilers to frontrunner La La Land, at the Oscars at least. While stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis received acting nods, Fences will be disappointed to miss out in Drama, Directing, and Screenplay, while Silence was shut out entirely, shockingly missing in Best Director for Martin Scorsese, while Andrew Garfield was nominated for Hacksaw Ridge rather than Silence.Image result for hacksaw ridge
  3. The Underdogs keep on fighting- Speaking of Hacksaw Ridge, it really staked a claim to be an under the radar Best Picture contender, as it picked up 3 nominations today, including Best Drama, and Best Director for Mel Gibson. The other film that really showed itself to be a real contender this year is Hell or High Water, earning 3 nominations, including Best Drama, and Best Supporting Actor for Jeff Bridges. Expect them both to pick up Best Picture nominations at the Oscars.Image result for simon helberg florence foster jenkins
  4. Florence Foster Jenkins shines- Helped by the separation of drama and comedy films, Florence Foster Jenkins managed to score a very respectable 4 nominations, more than many expected. Nominations in Best Comedy, Best Comedy Actor (Hugh Grant), and Best Comedy Actress (Meryl Streep) were all expected, but a nomination for Simon Helberg in Best Supporting Actor is a welcome surprise, but I doubt he gets anything more than this. If it gets a few SAG and BAFTA nominations, it’s a dark horse.Image result for lily collins rules don't apply
  5. The Curious Case of Rules Don’t Apply- It was widely considered that if Rules Don’t Apply were to get in at the Golden Globes, it would be for Warren Beatty in Best Comedy Actor, with it also having a shot in Best Comedy. However, it missed both of those, and received it’s only nomination in Comedy Actress for Lily Collins, a nomination not many saw coming, especially getting in ahead of Sally Field and Kate Beckinsale.Image result for deadpool
  6. Deadpool bucks the trend- While the HFPA hasn’t been big on comic book films, or early released films for the most part, it didn’t stop Deadpool picking up some major nominations. It was nominated for Best Comedy or Musical, as well as Best Comedy Actor for Ryan Reynolds, coming off it’s wins in the corresponding categories at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards.Image result for Jonah Hill War Dogs
  7. Jonah Hill, Octavia Spencer, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson among shock nominees- While all the major contenders all received acting nods, there were some nominees that came absolutely out of nowhere, and kudos to anyone who predicted them. They include Jonah Hill for the forgettable War Dogs, Octavia Spencer (ahead of co-star Janelle Monae) for Hidden Figures, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (ahead of co-star Michael Shannon) for Nocturnal Animals, Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic, Hailee Steinfeld (who I correctly predicted) for The Edge of Seventeen, as well as the aforementioned Simon Helberg and Lily Collins.Image result for Tom Hanks Sully
  8. Big Snubs hurt Oscar chances- However, when there’s a surprise nomination, it often means that a major contenders miss out. And even though they weren’t really contenders to win, it’s still surprising to see them not get in. They include Tom Hanks (Sully), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), and Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women). They all need SAG nominations to stay in the hunt.Image result for aaron taylor johnson nocturnal animals
  9. Don’t Count out Nocturnal Animals- With recognition in Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor, Nocturnal Animals once again looks like a player, despite it’s “marmite” response from critics. I think it definitely gets into Best Adapted Screenplay across the board, but this definitely helps them potentially slot into a few other categories.Image result for greta gerwig 20th century women
  10. SAG will tell us more- And even though it’s helpful to have the Golden Globes give us these tea leaves to help set us up for the season, these aren’t Oscar voters. The SAG nominations on Wednesday are massively important in telling us the state of the race, and just as important will be the DGA and PGA nominations, that will come out in the next month.

FINAL Golden Globes 2017 Nominations Predictions

Film

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Best Motion Picture- Drama
Arrival
Fences
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Silence

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Best Motion Picture- Comedy/Musical
20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
The Lobster
Rules Don’t Apply

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama
Casey Affleck- Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton- Loving
Andrew Garfield- Silence
Tom Hanks- Sully
Denzel Washington- Fences

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Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
Amy Adams- Arrival
Jessica Chastain- Miss Sloane
Taraji P. Henson- Hidden Figures
Ruth Negga- Loving
Natalie Portman- Jackie

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Comedy/Musical
Warren Beatty- Rules Don’t Apply
Don Cheadle- Miles Ahead
Colin Farrell- The Lobster
Ryan Gosling- La La Land
Hugh Grant- Florence Foster Jenkins

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Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Comedy/Musical
Annette Bening- 20th Century Women
Kate Beckinsale- Love & Friendship
Hailee Steinfeld- The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone- La La Land
Meryl Streep- Florence Foster Jenkins

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Best Supporting Actor- Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali- Moonlight
Jeff Bridges- Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges- Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel- Lion
Michael Shannon- Nocturnal Animals

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Viola Davis- Fences
Greta Gerwig- 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris- Moonlight
Nicole Kidman- Lion
Michelle Williams- Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
Damien Chazelle- La La LandImage result for kenneth lonergan manchester by the sea
Barry Jenkins- Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan- Manchester by the Sea
Martin Scorsese- Silence
Denzel Washington- Fences

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Best Screenplay
20th Century Women
Fences
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory
Kubo and the New Strings
Moana
Trolls
Zootopia

Television

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Best Drama Series
The Crown (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This is Us (NBC)
Westworld (HBO)

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Best Actor in a Drama Series
Anthony Hopkins- Westworld
Rami Malek- Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura- Narcos
Liev Schreiber- Ray Donovan
Kiefer Sutherland- Designated Survivor

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Best Actress in a Drama Series
Viola Davis- How to Get Away with Murder
Claire Foy- The Crown
Taraji P. Henson- Empire
Winona Ryder- Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood- Westworld

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Best Comedy Series
Atlanta (FX)
Divorce (HBO)
Insecure (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Veep (HBO)

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Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson- Black-ish
Thomas Haden Church- Divorce
Zach Galifianakis- Baskets
Donald Glover- Atlanta
Jeffrey Tambor- Transparent

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Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Minnie Driver- Speechless
Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Veep
Tig Notaro- One Mississippi
Sarah Jessica Parker- Divorce
Issa Rae- Insecure

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Best TV Movie/Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Roanoke
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Riz Ahmed- The Night Of
Bryan Cranston- All the Way
Tom Hiddleston- The Night Manager
John Turturro- The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series
Felicity Huffman- American Crime
Audra McDonald- Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor- American Crime
Kerry Washington- Confirmation

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Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series
Sterling K. Brown- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Kit Harington- Game of Thrones
Hugh Laurie- The Night Manager
John Lithgow- The Crown
John Travolta- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

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Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Millie Bobby Brown- Stranger Things
Olivia Colman- The Night Manager
Regina King- American Crime
Judith Light- Transparent
Constance Zimmer- UnReal

The nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards are announced tomorrow (Monday 12th December 2016) at 1:15 pm GMT.

FINAL 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards Predictions

Movie Awards

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Best Picture: La La Land
Best Director: Damien Chazelle- La La Land
Best Actor: Casey Affleck- Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Emma Stone- La La Land
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali- Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis- Fences
Best Young Actor/Actress: Lucas Hedges- Manchester by the Sea
Best Acting Ensemble: Fences
Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Fences
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Art Direction: La La Land
Best Editing: Moonlight
Best Costume Design: Jackie
Best Hair and Makeup: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
Best Action Movie: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Andrew Garfield- Hacksaw Ridge
Best Actress in an Action Movie: Margot Robbie- Suicide Squad
Best Comedy Movie: The Nice Guys
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Arrival
Best Actor in a Comedy Movie: Ryan Reynolds- Deadpool
Best Actress in a Comedy Movie: Kate McKinnon- Ghostbusters
Best Score: La La Land
Best Song: Audition- La La Land
Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann

Television Awards

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Best Drama Series: Stranger Things
Best Comedy Series: Veep
Best Movie/Mini-Series: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Animated Series: BoJack Horseman
Most Bingeworthy Show: Outlander
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover- Atlanta
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon- Saturday Night Live
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson- Baskets
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Judith Light- Transparent
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek- Mr. Robot
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Evan Rachel Wood- Westworld
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Kit Harington- Game of Thrones
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lena Headey- Game of Thrones
Best Actor in a Movie/Limited Series: Courtney B. Vance- The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Actress in a Movie/Limited Series: Sarah Paulson- The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Limited Series: Sterling K. Brown- The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series: Regina King- American Crime
Best Comedy Guest Performer: Alec Baldwin- Saturday Night Live
Best Drama Guest Performer: Ellen Burstyn- House of Cards
Best Unstructured Reality Series: Intervention
Best Structured Reality Series: Chopped
Best Talk Show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Reality Show Host: RuPaul- RuPaul’s Drag Race
Best Reality Series- Competition: The Voice

The Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by T.J. Miller, are tonight (Sunday 11th December 2016).

10 Talking Points From the Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

The nominees for the first of the ‘Big 5’ film awards shows were announced today, and these were the 10 things I took the most notice of.

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  1. La La Land is still the frontrunner– Leading the way for most of the season following it’s rapturous festival acclaim, La La Land has shown that it’s looking like a strong frontrunner, leading the nominations with 12- including recognition in Best Picture, Best Director, and both lead acting categories. Even though it’s closest challenger for Best Picture this awards season, Silence, wasn’t in contention due to late screenings, it’s definitely in pole position.Related image
  2. Dismiss Hell or High Water and Hacksaw Ridge at your peril- The biggest surprise of the day was how well both Hell or High Water and Hacksaw Ridge performed, both getting nominated in Best Picture and Best Director, while Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges were nominated for Hell or High Water in Best Supporting Actor, and Andrew Garfield was nominated for Hacksaw Ridge in Best Actor. Whether this run will continue is yet to be seen, but if they keep up this kind of form, they’re definitely in the Best Picture mix.Related image
  3. Jackie may not be as strong as we first thought- While many anticipated a strong showing for Jackie, it ended up with a somewhat lackluster showing, receiving just one major nomination, for Natalie Portman in Best Actress, with it missing in Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. This hurts it’s chances somewhat, but it’s strong showing in the tech categories suggests that it should do OK by the time the Oscar nominations come out.Image result for viola davis fences
  4. Best Supporting Actress is between 6 actresses- There weren’t many surprises in the Best Supporting Actress today, as all 6 of the main contenders (Viola Davis, Greta Gerwig, Nicole Kidman, Janelle Monae, Michelle Williams, and Naomie Harris) were nominated, leaving the rest of the hopefuls trailing behind. With critical darlings like Molly Shannon in Other People not making here, it suggests they won’t get much joy elsewhere. Expect these 6 ladies to dominate this season, and it’s still up in the air who will miss at the Oscars.Image result for meryl streep florence foster jenkins
  5. Is Florence Foster Jenkins struggling?- With the Critics’ Choice having 6 slots rather than 5, you often find earlier released films and critical darlings sneak in, and many thought that one film that would benefit would be Florence Foster Jenkins. While it didn’t do too badly (3 overall), they would be disappointed not to get Meryl Streep or Hugh Grant nominated in the main acting categories, even though they did get recognized in the Comedy acting categories.Image result for isabelle huppert elle
  6. Isabelle Huppert is the real deal- One of the major changes I made to my Oscar predictions after the nominations was making room for Isabelle Huppert in Best Actress, after receiving a nomination here. While all top 5 favourites for the awards also were recognised, it’s a big step for Huppert in her push for her first nomination. Even though I think she may struggle at other awards shows, she definitely fits the mould for a Marion Cotillard/Charlotte Rampling type nomination.Related image
  7. Sully isn’t dead- Even though the buzz is dying for the Clint Eastwood film, Sully managed to pull off a strong showing, picking up 4 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Tom Hanks. With a few more showings like this, picking up the nominees it needs, we could be looking at this year’s Bridge of Spies.Image result for kate mckinnon ghostbusters
  8. Comedy categories prove that voters can be creative- The comedy categories at the Critics’ Choice awards are often mocked, but if these nominations are enough to go by, it does show that they’re making an effort to pick interesting nominees. With the likes of Kate McKinnon for Ghostbusters, Sally Field for Hello My Name is Doris, and The Nice Guys, Don’t Think Twice, and The Edge of Seventeen in Best Comedy, all nominated, it shows that they’re actually trying to award the best work of the year, rather than just trying to predict the Golden Globes.Image result for margot robbie suicide squad
  9. Though the same can’t be said for the Action categories- The tired and lazy looking nominees in the action movie categories just show that these categories need retiring. And while many action movies disappointed this year, like Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman, it doesn’t excuse these boring nominees, which included just 4 nominees in Actress in an Action Movie, and no performances in Actor and Actress that are actually worthy of awards attention at all nominated.Image result for silence 2016
  10. Just remember, critics don’t vote for the Oscars- While it’s fine getting excited about these, just remember that there’s a long way to go. There’s 8 weeks until the Oscar nominations are announced, and Silence, Passengers, and Rogue One are all coming into the race, and the shape of the race is definitely going to change. So take it all with a pinch of salt, because these are very different voters to Academy members, and the other precursors will show us the real contenders.