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Predicting the 2011 Academy Award Nominees - Second-Guessing Edition!
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Movies

Category: Feature Stories

2011-01-23 23:00:00

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Inception

[Author's note: In the 11 days since this article was first published, a number of generally reliable pre-Oscar-nomination indicators have seen the light, including the nominees for several guild awards and the British Academy of Film & Television Awards (BAFTA), and the overall mood of the rooms during the Critics Choice Awards and Golden Globes ceremonies. Consequently, with less than 40 hours to go before the Academy Awards nominations are announced, I've changed my official predictions in a number of categories. Let's see if I turn out to be smarter or stupider in the wake of my last-minute changes! My new picks, along with some commentary, will follow the originally published predictions.]

 

No novelty with a newly expanded field of 10 nominees for the big prize. No ex-spouses dueling for the Best Director trophy. No nutty, left-field Best Picture contenders along the lines of Star Trek and Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Hangover. Where’s the fun in reading predictions about this year’s field of Oscar nominees?

Why, in the possibility of Mike falling flat on his precognostic face, that’s where!


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All About Steve. And Alec.: Notes on the 2010 Academy Awards Telecast
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Movies

Category: Feature Stories

2010-03-08 19:26:14

Best Actress winner Sandra BullockAll told, I thought this year's Academy Awards telecast was awfully satisfying, and I'm not saying that because I predicted 18 out of 24 categories correctly.

Yup. 18 out of 24.

Tying my personal best.

And three of my incorrect guesses were in the short-film categories, where no one knows what the hell is going on.

But I digress.


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"Locker"-ed and Loaded: 2010 Oscar Predictions
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Movies

Category: Feature Stories

2010-02-22 15:19:31

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt LockerOkay, yes, we've been trying this for years. But this time, I think I've finally figured out how you can score 24 out of 24 in your office's annual Academy Awards pool.


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The 2010 Academy Award Nominees
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Movies

Category: Feature Stories

2010-02-02 17:39:38

Sam Worthington in AvatarGranted, I was in Illinois when I watched this morning's announcement of the 82nd Annual Academy Award nominees. But I'm still reasonably sure that, as Anne Hathaway finished reading the list of 10 Best Picture nominees, I could hear Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science President Sid Ganis sigh with relief - along with the Academy's Board of Governors, Oscar-telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic, and everyone at ABC.


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Predicting the 2010 Academy Award Nominees
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Movies

Category: Feature Stories

2010-01-27 21:47:17

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt LockerA Best Picture slate for the Oscars with twice as many titles as usual? A female front-runner for the Best Director trophy? Not one, not two, but three science-fiction films potentially up for the big prize? What the hell is going on this year?!?

We'll know more when the nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards are revealed on Tuesday, February 2. In the meantime, there's no harm -- although there is the possibility of an eventual loss of dignity -- in my making a few predictions... .


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