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2018 Oscar Predictions

With Sundance and Cannes behind us and a ton of high profile movies ahead, Anne Thompson takes a look at this year’s Oscar contenders.
It’s early days yet, we know. But awards season 2018 got started at Sundance, and came into further focus at Cannes. Check out our early speculation, based on festival play, credible filmmakers, promising ensembles and Oscar-savvy distributors, of what might be in store when the next award season rolls around in the fall of 2017.

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Director

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actress

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Animated Feature

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Feature

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Original Screenplay

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay

2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Foreign-Language Film

Sundance 2017 introduced the first potential feature contenders: Michael Showalter’s big Amazon Studios sale, “The Big Sick,” a true romance starring writer-actor Kumail Nanjiani, as well as Geremy Jasper’s New Jersey rap musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight), starring breakout Australian actress Danielle Macdonald and returning veteran Cathy Moriarty (“Raging Bull”), which also played Cannes, and Sony Pictures Classics’ elegiac gay romance “Call Me By Your Name,” directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer and “Homeland” breakout Timothée Chalamet as summer lovers, and stalwart Michael Stuhlbarg as the teenager’s father.

We shall see how Netflix will campaign for the $12.5 million pickup of Dee Rees’ post-World War II southern drama “Mudbound” starring Jason Clarke, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hudland, Jason Mitchell and an unrecognizable Mary J. Blige. Adapted by Rees and Virgil Williams from Hillary Jordan’s 2009 novel, this movie is not small. Rees and cinematographer Rachel Morrison executed sweeping, gorgeous cinema with disciplined precision. The burgeoning streaming service plans a day-and-date release in a limited number of theaters to qualify for the Oscars.

Performers grabbing notice at Sundance included Melissa Leo, who steals Maggie Betts’ good-nuns-gone-bad movie “Novitiate” (Sony Pictures Classics); and following last year’s Sundance sleeper “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” Sam Elliott returned in another Brett Haley film, “The Hero” (The Orchard), delivering a moving lead performance as a 70-year-old western star trying to tell the women in his life that he may be dying. Get out your handkerchiefs.

Among the documentaries, Matthew Heineman followed his Oscar-nominated border drug war thriller “Cartel Land” with another daring and timely non-fiction, Amazon’s “City of Ghosts.” Any footage from Syria came from the fearless Raqqa journalists he tracks through Turkey and Germany, where they discover that they are not necessarily safe — anywhere.

Netflix’s “Icarus” comes from marathon biker Bryan Fogel, who stumbled upon a riveting global scoop: the Russian Olympic doping scandal. Also acquired by Netflix is U.S. Documentary-winner “Chasing Coral,” a heartrending, eye-popping follow-up to Jeff Orlowski’s “Chasing Ice,” similarly documenting the technological feats required to go underwater to film the process of vivid live coral reefs succumbing to warm-water temperatures, as well as Kitty Green’s beauty contest expose “Casting JonBenet.”

Well-reviewed Julian Assange expose “Risk” (Neon/Showtime), Laura Poitras’s follow-up to Oscar-winner “Citizenfour,” should also factor in the documentary race.

Early 2017 releases include Jordan Peele’s brainy Hitchcockian thriller “Get Out,” among the best-reviewed of the year; Universal is pushing it hard, hoping that its genre elements won’t prevent it from scoring anything beyond a well-deserved nod for screenplay.

James Mangold delivers an R-rated Marvel family smash with “Logan,” a stylish reinvention of the superhero genre made possible by Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, who were willing to close out their roles as Wolverine and Charles Xavier, respectively.

Cannes 2017 delivered a handful of contenders.

Civil War melodrama “The Beguiled” (June 23, Focus Features) scored a Best Director win for Cannes regular Sofia Coppola, only the second woman to take home the prize. Her star Nicole Kidman won a special award for four varying performances at the festival; she’s most likely to land her fifth nomination for “The Beguiled” as the resilient Southern girls school headmistress; also strong are lead actor Colin Farrell as a manipulative wounded Irish Union soldier, and supporting actress Kirsten Dunst as the gullible teacher he woos. The period film is elegantly crafted. Assuming all goes well, writer-director Coppola, Kidman and Dunst could eventually land nominations; technical nods are most likely, for cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd and more possible down the line.

Todd Haynes follows up “Carol” with “Wonderstruck” (November 15, Amazon/Roadside Attractions), an ambitious weaving of the two story threads in rookie screenwriter Brian Selznick’s adaptation of his own graphic novel which wowed Cannes critics and audiences (though not the jury) with its cinematic prowess. It was a daunting task, wedding a black-and-white 1927 silent film starring 14-year-old deaf actress Millicent Simmonds and Haynes regular Julianne Moore with a 1977 color narrative about a young man who suddenly goes deaf. Haynes’ cinematic skills are perfectly suited to this story about lonely children in peril, seeking answers as they wind their way to the Museum of Natural History in New York. The Academy crafts will hum over rock-star costume designer Sandy Powell, cinematographer Ed Lachman’s evocation of two distinct time periods, Mark Friedberg’s detailed production design, and Carter Burwell’s sensitive score, which carries the movie along with its intricate sound design, and makes it sing.

Again, Amazon and Roadside Attractions, which collaborated effectively on “Manchester By the Sea,” will need to find an audience for the film as well as critical support — after Cannes, “Wonderstruck” sits at 74% on Metacritic, but may do better stateside. Also from Amazon is Lynne Ramsay’s hardboiled hitman drama “You Were Never Really Here,” starring a beefy Joaquin Phoenix as a suicidal hitman experiencing an existential crisis. This exercise in style will have a tough time getting past the Academy’s resistance to small-scale indie violence. “Goodfellas,” “Mean Streets” and “The Departed” rode a surge of critical success to overcome their gangster genre origins. Thrice-nominated Phoenix and Best Actor Cannes winner could score a fourth Oscar slot as a sad sack freelance killer.

Following their Oscar win with “Moonlight,” A24 could push Cannes hit “The Florida Project,” writer-director Sean Baker’s follow-up to “Tangerine,” using the model of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which debuted in Sundance and went on to ride strong Cannes buzz and the fall festival circuit to four nominations, including Best Picture, Writer, Director, and Actress Quvenzhane Wallis. She’s a precursor to “Florida Project”‘s 6-year-old diminutive breakout Brooklynn Prince. Baker’s slice of life along Orlando’s budget motels also relies on twice-nominated Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Shadow of the Vampire”), who is long overdue for award recognition. His humane and paternal motel owner is the glue that holds together this poverty-row drama.

A24 also recently acquired writer-director Greta Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical directing feature debut “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan as a rebellious California high school achiever eager to escape to an Eastern college and Laurie Metcalfe as her mother.

Netflix’s Noah Baumbach Competition entry “The Meyerowitz Stories” looks great on the big screen. If the acerbic New York family ensemble comedy led by Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler was getting a conventional theatrical release build-up to a full-on Oscar campaign, producer Scott Rudin might have been able to get Dustin Hoffman’s cranky artist and father a shot as supporting actor. A day-and-date release in limited situations for a week may not do the trick, but Netflix and Rudin plan a full-court Academy press and fall festivals will help boost its awards cred.
Jumping to the front of the Oscar line is “Faces Places,” 88-year-old filmmaker Agnes Varda’s heart-tugging pop-up road movie documentary, co-directed with artist JR, which comes out of the festival surrounded by love and valentines and a Best Documentary prize. She’s at the top of her game, even if she’s going blind and leaning on a cane. The aging Academy will respond to this love letter to the creative spirit, which could also wind up France’s Oscar submission.

Patty Jenkins’ record-breaking box office phenomenon “Wonder Woman” (Warner Bros., June 2) jumped into Oscar contention after its $103-million opening and rave reviews for the movie and its two stars, Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. Comic-book superhero flicks usually contend in the technical categories, but this one might add some acting categories and a directing nod for Jenkins as well, as Warners mounts a full campaign. Oscars

Another summer blockbuster is Christopher Nolan’s stunning cinematic achievement, the World War II original “Dunkirk,” which is the movie to beat before the raft of upcoming well-assembled, promising projects pass through the crucible of reviewers and performances before emerging as full-blown bonafide Oscar players. And some still may pick up actual distributors and release dates as well.

Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow’s hard-hitting urban drama “Detroit” opened well, featuring a lead performance by John Boyega and a strong supporting ensemble. As always, new distributor Annapurna will need to make the movie a must-see for Academy voters.

Until then, bring on new movies from Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Garth Davis, Darren Aronofsky, Alexander Payne, Joe Wright, Kenneth Branagh, Woody Allen, Aaron Sorkin, and Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. At this stage, hope springs eternal. Collect form Web

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OSCARS

OSCARS:90th Academy Awards 2018

The 90th Academy awards On Sunday February 25, 2018 in The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California,USA.This year OSCARS ceremony Will hosted by # .

History

The primary Academy Awards introduction was hung on May 16, 1929, at a private supper work at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with a group of people of around 270 individuals. The post-grants gathering was held at the Mayfair Hotel.The cost of visitor tickets for that night’s service was $5 ($69 in 2016 dollars). OSCAR Fifteen statuettes were granted, regarding craftsmen, executives and different members in the film-production industry of the time, for their works amid the 1927–28 period. The service kept running for 15 minutes.

Champs had been reported to media three months prior; nonetheless, that was changed for the second function in 1930. From that point forward, for whatever is left of the main decade, the outcomes were given to daily papers for distribution at 11:00 pm on the night of the awards.THE OSCARS This strategy was utilized until an event when the Los Angeles Times reported the champs before the function started; subsequently, the Academy has, since 1941, utilized a fixed envelope to uncover the name of the victors.

Where are the Oscars?

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California,USA.

When are the Oscars?

On Sunday, February 25,2018

What Time Is The Oscars?

In the US, the stars will begin to arrive on the Red Carpet at approximately 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT.

When Does Oscars Voting End?

The polls close 8 p.m. on Feb. #.

Who Will Be Getting Honorary Oscars?

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Where Can I Watch The Oscars?

ACADEMY AWARDS show will be streaming live on ABC.com and the Watch ABC app for verified pay-TV subscribers in ABC’s eight owned-station markets. Currently, ABC has agreements for live-streaming access via Watch ABC and ABC.com with AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Google Fiber, Midcontinent, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS in the eight markets. After the live broadcast, the show also will be available on Feb. 25 on-demand for seven days nationwide.

OSCARS LIVE STREAM

The Oscars Live Stream How To Watch On The Internet?

Can’t make it to Los Angeles to watch the Oscars Sunday evening? Here’s how you can livestream the event online.

If you pay for cable or satellite, there’s a good chance you can stream the ceremony here. Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse are among the providers that allow you to livestream the Oscars, according to Variety. Subscribers to those services can also tune in to watch the Oscars on ABC’s Watch ABC app.

If you don’t pay for a TV subscription, you’re mostly out of luck when it comes to the main show THE OSCAR . But you can at least enjoy free access to the Oscars red carpet and backstage cameras on the Academy’s website and ABC’s Facebook page.

Who’s Hosting The Oscars?

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Schedule

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