Academy Awards

88th Oscars: The Polls – Best Animated Short Film

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2015 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Animated Short Film

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This Day in Oscar History: February 7 (2016)

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Precursor: 68th Directors Guild Awards (2015)

It looks like Mad Max: Fury Road‘s road to the Oscars is terminated. Without DGA, it would be impossible for him to win Best Director or even Best Picture. That also means that The Big Short‘s shot at Best Picture is gone as well. Only Spotlight, a film that might typically win without a Best Director Oscar, can still take the Best Picture Oscar. However, this could also be a sign that The Revenant, which had been laying dormant for awhile, will be emerging as a real threat for Best Picture. It needs many more tech precursors to make that claim, though. This is the also the first time in DGA history where a director has won the award consecutively, which could mean support for Inarritu is incredibly high.

The Awards

Best Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu – The Revenant (RU:Wesley)

Best First Feature

Alex Garland – Ex Machina (Wesley, RU:Peter, RU:Thomas)

Best Documentary Director

Matthew Heineman – Cartel Land

Directors Guild of America Data

Year Founded: 1936
First Awards: 1948 (68)

Precursor: 24th Annie Awards (2015)

Losing only one category in which it was nominated, Inside Out ties five films for most honored film at the Annie Awards with ten awards (the others who share this honor are Mulan, The Incredibles, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda). It’s clear the film is beloved and if you need further proof that it was the frontrunner for the Oscar, this was your proof.

Award Tallies

(10) Inside Out
(1) Boy and the World, The Good Dinosaur, He Named Me Malala, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Revenant, World of Tomorrow

The Awards

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88th Oscars: The Polls – Best Live-Action Short Film

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2015 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Live-Action Short Film

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This Day in Oscar History: February 6 (2016)

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 6, 2016)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

Hail, Caesar! (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (George Clooney, Channing Tatum), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design.

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2015 Precursor Predictions: Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood gives out its annual Annie Awards for the best in animation. While they aren’t always harbingers, a strong performance can goose a film’s chances with the Oscars, especially when their awards are in alignment. Typically, it’s when they aren’t that things get dicey in terms of carry-over. This group also streams their awards live every year and they are often worth watching just for the fun of it. Great hosts and great presenters make for a fun evening. You’ll be able to watch it live here: Annie Awards: Watch It Live!
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2015 Precursor Predictions: Directors Guild of America

Four contributors. Four different predictions to win. The only candidate that has a majority support is Mad Max: Fury Road with one winner projection and two runner-up predictions. Clearly this is anyone’s race and might be the best hint at what might be coming up from Oscar.
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The Rundown 2015: Visual Effects

For our fifth Rundown article, we look at one of the most creative categories at the Oscars. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Visual Effects as well as general commentary about the race. Next week, we’ll start off on Monday with a category that represents one of the year’s most competitive.
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88th Oscars: The Polls – Best Actor

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2015 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

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This Day in Oscar History: February 5 (2016)

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Oscar Profile #273: Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks Born Thomas Jeffrey (Tom) Hanks in Concord, California on July 9, 1956, America’s Most Popular Actor (according to a January 2016 Harris Poll) is of English-German ancestry on his father’s side and Portuguese on his mother’s. Raised by his father after his parents’ divorce in 1960, he attended Chabot College and California State University at Sacramento where he met first wife, actress Samantha Lewes with whom he had two children including son, actor Colin Hanks.

Moving to New York in 1979, he made his film debut in the slasher film, He Knows You’re Alone released in 1980, the same year he landed the co-lead in TV’s Bosom Buddies which made him an overnight sensation. He had his first starring role on the big screen in 1984’s Splash, a major box-office hit, followed in the remainder of the decade by such other hits as Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, Big (His first Oscar nomination), The ‘Burbs and Turner & Hooch. Divorced from Lewes in 1987, he married second wife Rita Wilson in 1988 with whom he had another two children.

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The Rundown 2015: Documentary Feature

For our fourth Rundown article, the truth comes out. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Documentary Feature as well as general commentary about the race. Friday, we’ll cover the category that creates something from nothing.
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88th Oscars: The Polls – Best Original Song

For the next 24 days, we’re going to present to you polls for who and what you think the best of 2015 was based on the Oscar nominations. Every morning at 8am, we’ll post a new poll for each category. Just submit your vote for the best in that category and that’s it. We’ll have one final post the Friday before the Oscars with all the category polls combined.

Best Original Song

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