Category: 90th Oscars (2017)

2017 Oscar Nominations Predictions: Post-Festival

The Festival Hat Trick (Telluride, Venice, and Toronto) is the official beginning of Oscar season. Although campaigning has already begun, the best lay of the landscape emerges after these festivals have premiered their works. A number of films were propelled forward this year while others seemed to fade. Please keep in mind that Toronto is still going on and there may be some surprises left, such as what film wins the Audience Award, one of the surest signs of an incoming Best Picture nomination there is these days. So, our predictions in October (which will include new predictions for Production Design and Costume Design) may have some new content to take into consideration. In November, we’ll be our closest yet to understanding the race (adding Original Score and Makeup to the list). Once we hit December, all bets will be off with a full slate of category predictions that will take shape even more as the precursor awards are announced.

Here is our current post-festival look at the Oscar nominating contest. Things are still in flux, as can be seen in places like Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture, but other races seem closer to being set such as in one of this month’s new categories: Cinematography. There, a total of six films are being discussed as nominees by our contributors with four films in full agreement and two evenly split. The Shape of Water emerged from the depths of the festival circuit to land on our lists in a big way. It went from no citations on our August list to nine this time out. Of course, two of those came in categories we introduced for the first time this month: Film Editing and Cinematography.

After the break, take a look at our introductions as well as our list of predictions in twelve of Oscar’s eventual 24 categories.

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2017 Oscar Nominations Predictions: August

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

Oscar season ramps up at the end of this month and the beginning of September with the triple threat of Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals. This will be our last update fully prior to these festivals. Venice (Aug. 30-Sep. 9) and Telluride (Sep. 1-4) will have opened and Toronto (Sep. 7-17) will follow our next update. As such, we’re going to push our September update to the second Wednesday of the month rather than the first.

Looking over our new predictions, some previously unknown titles have emerged (such as Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel) and others have finally opened (Dunkirk and Detroit). We are still a long way off, but some categories have begun to coalesce around certain titles. For this month’s update, we’ve added Animated Feature and Visual Effects categories.

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2017 Oscar Nominations Predictions: July

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

We move into the month of July and introduce our first new prediction categories: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. The changes this month are minimal for all of our contributors. We’ve lowered our estimations of some films and improved them on others. Without much change, it’s hard to say what new will crop up between now and Oscar time that could change our opinions.

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2017 Oscar Nominations Predictions: June Update

As is our tradition, May begins our first predictive look at the year’s Oscar hopefuls. A lot of factors will play into how well our guesses hold up. Expect many of them to fall by the wayside as the year progresses and new contenders to rise into their places.

As we move into June, the Summer allows us to reflect on the large number of influential events that take place early in the year. As such, there are also fewer changes that we make. This far out, it’s almost impossible to know for certain what will and won’t be a success late in the year. That’s especially true with so few contenders having been released so far.

For our second predictions article, we decided to stick to the original six categories. There were few changes overall, though some felt the need to make major adjustment, while others made very few. Below are our predictions as of June. In July, we’ll expand this list to include the screenplay categories.

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