2019 Oscar Predictions

22 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

Unlike the actors in this category, the list of possible nominees for Best Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie is not overcrowded, but rather sorted. That does not imply that the category doesn’t have its fair share of talent or formidable names from the industry. For one, the list boasts of a straight line-up of […]

21 Apr 19
GoldDerby
In May 2017, Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux announced they were teaming up to produce a live ABC special that would recreate classic sitcoms. Two years later, it’s finally happening. On Thursday, ABC announced that the 90-minute special will air on May 22 and will be a tribute to Norman Lear‘s seminal “All in the Family” and its spin-off “The Jeffersons.” The star-studded cast includes Woody Harrelson as Archie Bunker, Marisa Tomei as Edith Bunker and Jamie Foxx as George Jefferson. If this goes over well, watch out, Emmys. While the special itself would be under the live variety special category, performers in live specials compete in the limited series/TV movie acting categories. And with a lot of fluidity in those races this year, these heavy hitters could definitely crash them. Tomei and Foxx are Oscar winners, while Harrelson is an Emmy champ and a three-time Oscar nominee. The roles of Archie and Edith Bunker netted a record four Best Comedy Actor Emmys for Carroll O’Connor and three Best Comedy Actress statuettes for Jean Stapleton, respectively. Meanwhile, Sherman Hemsley was Emmy-nominated for originating George Jefferson. SEE Jamie Foxx’s 10 greatest films, ranked from worst to best The rest of the special’s cast ain’t too shabby either. Wanda Sykes, who won an Emmy as part of the writing staff on “The Chris Rock Show,” will play George’s wife, Louise Jefferson, a role that made Isabel Sanford the first black Best Comedy Actress champ. The part of Gloria Stivic — Archie and Edith’s daughter, which earned Sally Struthers two Emmys — will be played by two-time nominee Ellie Kemper. Will Ferrell, who’s also executive-producing the show, will be Tom Willis, George and Louise’s friend and neighbor. On “The Jeffersons,” Tom (Franklin Cover) and Helen Willis (Roxie Roker) were one of TV’s first interracial couples. And finally, Justina Machado, who headlined Lear’s just-canceled “One Day at a Time” reboot, will play George and Louise’s housekeeper, Florence Johnston, for which original portrayer Marla Gibbs received five nominations. Additional casting will be announced soon. Kimmel and Lear, who is also executive-producing, will host the special, which will recreate one episode of each show. Ten-time Emmy champ James Burrows will direct. Last year, John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon received acting bids for a live special, the well-received “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” which won Best Variety Special (Live), so voters aren’t holding the live element against them. Plus, we’ve had “Saturday Night Live” hosts and Kate McKinnon win the guest and comedy supporting categories a bunch of times too. Our current predicted lead actor nominees are Mahershala Ali (“True Detective”), Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”), Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”), Benicio Del Toro (“Escape at Dannemora”), Ian McShane (“Deadwood: The Movie”) and Anthony Hopkins (“King Lear”). SEE Emmy spotlight: Justin Theroux is a ‘Maniac’ who’s overdue for recognition after those ‘Leftovers’ snubs Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”) headlines our lead actress predictions, followed by Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”), Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”), Emma Stone (“Maniac”), Connie Britton (“Dirty John”) and Ruth Wilson (“Mrs. Wilson). Arquette is also second place in our supporting actress odds for “The Act,” behind Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”). Sally Field (“Maniac”), Carmen Ejogo (“True Detective”), Elizabeth Perkins (“Sharp Objects”) and Olivia Colman (“Les Miserables”) round out the top six. Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”) is in the top spot in supporting actor, followed by George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Norbert Leo Butz (“Fosse/Verdon”), Kyle Chandler (“Catch-22”), Eric Lange (“Escape at Dannemora”) and Hugh Laurie (“Catch-22”). (Theroux, meanwhile, is in 10th place here for “Maniac.”) If this Lear-inspired special is successful, this could also mean some long-awaited recognition from the TV academy for Theroux, who was overlooked for “The Leftovers,” and Kimmel, who has yet to win for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” PREDICT the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 16 In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
21 Apr 19
UK FILMS

The 2019 Summer box office season promises to be one of the biggest of all time, including many sequels, remakes and end of an era films. Let’s take a look through some of the ones which could make some big money this summer.   Avengers: Endgame Unless ‘The Lion King’ can produce something spectacular, it […]

20 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

Along with a recent category that I predicted, for the best actress in a comedy series, this is one category that I seriously think is overcrowded with the sheer number of possible entrants and quality talent brimming. It could also be due to the fact that this one is the only category to award a […]

20 Apr 19
GoldDerby
April 20, 2019, marks the 70th birthday of acclaimed actress Jessica Lange. She has had one of the most fascinating careers in Hollywood film history with a somewhat troubled beginning that quickly turned itself around into great triumph. In recent years she has also found success in television and theater winning two Emmys for her work on “American Horror Story” and another for “Grey Gardens” plus a Tony for her work on Broadway in “Long Days Journey into Night.” Lange’s first film performance was as the star of the much talked about 1976 remake of “King Kong.” The unknown actress was stung by the reaction to the film and despite being awarded the Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut-Female she retreated from films and didn’t do another one for three years. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/oscar-best-supporting-actress-gallery-every-winner-academy-award-history/” type=”SEE” target=”_blank”]Oscar Best Supporting Actress Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History[/pmc-related-link] She would slowly rebuild her reputation in a series of films until she finally struck gold in 1982 with two prominent films, the biopic “Frances” and the comedy “Tootsie.” She would earn two Oscar nominations that year as Best Actress for “Frances” and Best Supporting Actress for “Tootsie” (for which she won). At that moment, it was the first time an actor had received double nominations in 40 years. While all this acclaim was great for Lange it created problems for awards voters. Coinciding with the release of Lange’s films was the release of “Sophie’s Choice” in which Meryl Streep gave what some critics were describing as the greatest performance ever put on film. Lange seemed destined to be an also ran when the New York Film Critics Circle came up with an inventive solution. Streep came in first in the voting for Best Actress with Lange as a runner up for “Frances.” The group then decided to give Lange the Supporting Actress Award for “Tootsie” as a consolation prize. This idea caught on and Lange who some considered a lead performer in “Tootsie” began to be marketed as a supporting actress and quickly picked up the National Society of Film Critics Award, the Golden Globe and then the Oscar all as Supporting Actress for “Tootsie” while Streep won all the lead trophies. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/oscar-best-actress-gallery-every-winner-academy-award-history-2/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Oscar Best Actress Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History[/pmc-related-link] Lange would rack up four more Academy Awards nominations: “Country” (1984), “Sweet Dreams” (1985), “Music Box” (1989) and “Blue Sky” (1994). It was that final bid that brought her a leading actress Oscar after the film had been sitting on shelves for a while. She said backstage that winning the second award was gratifying since her first Oscar always had a bit of a “caveat” around it since it was given for “Tootsie” but meant for “Frances.” Lange has proven herself one of the most gifted actresses in her career, taking on the likes of Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill on stage and an even more varied career on film and television. Tour our photo gallery above of her 15 greatest movie performances, ranked from worst to best. PREDICT the Emmys now; change them until July 16 Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
19 Apr 19
Wake Up and Run

BOSTON MARATHON. Official time: 3.15.42. When I found out that I met the qualifying time to secure a spot at Boston Marathon last year, I knew I had to do it. Besides the fact that the race is the oldest annually held marathon, it is known by many to be the toughest course of the […]

19 Apr 19
FILMOTOMY

So, now that we’ve gotten our premature Supporting Actress predictions out of the way, it’s time to discuss the leading ladies in contention. After Olivia Colman won this category for The Favourite, which actress could follow in her footsteps? Let’s take a look: Current Predicted Five: Bold- Winner Cynthia Erivo, Harriet: Cynthia Erivo’s star has […]

18 Apr 19
GoldDerby
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival announced its official lineup of films on Thursday, April 18. The 72nd annual event is one of the most prestigious showcases for films from around the world, and this year’s selections include familiar festival names like Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach and the Dardenne brothers. But what about women? Last year, 82 women, including Cannes jury president Cate Blanchett, protested the fest’s gender inequality. Women are better represented in 2019, but is it enough? Scroll down for the full list of titles. There are 13 films from female directors scheduled for the festival, but only four out of the 19 films in competition for the Palme d’Or (21%) are by women: “Atlantics” by Mati Diop, “Little Joe” by Jessica Hausner, “Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire” by Celine Sciamma and “Sibyl” by Justine Triet. Despite making up less than a quarter of the competition, that actually ties the festival’s 2011 record for the most women up for the top prize. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] That’s still better than the Oscars, though. This year, none of the Best Picture nominees were helmed by women, and there were no female nominees up for Best Director. Clearly there’s still a long way to go before the industry at large achieves anything close to gender parity. But American films will be well represented on the Croissette. The only two US films in competition are Malick’s “A Hidden Life” and Jim Jarmusch‘s “The Dead Don’t Die,” the latter of which will open the festival on May 14. But other American productions will be screened, including “Tommaso” by Abel Ferrara, “Too Old to Die Young” by Nicolas Winding Refn and “Port Authority” by Danielle Lessovitz. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/2019-tcm-film-festival-when-harry-met-sally-nashville/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]TCM celebrates 10 years of film festivals: Our first-person account includes ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ ‘Nashville’[/pmc-related-link] Might we see future Oscar contenders among this slate of films? Maybe, but maybe not. Though the summer/fall festivals like Toronto, Venice and Telluride are usually awards season launchpads, there’s less overlap between the Cannes winners and the Academy Awards. In the 21st century so far, only three Palme d’Or winners have also been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars: “The Pianist” (2002), “The Tree of Life” (2011) and “Amour” (2012). But there will be an Oscar winner deciding who takes top honors at this year’s fest: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman,” “The Revenant”) will be this year’s jury president. The event will run from May 14 to May 25. Who do you think this year’s top contenders are? Check out the list below. OPENER “The Dead Don’t Die” (Jim Jarmusch) IN COMPETITION “Atlantics” (Mati Diop) “Bacarau” (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles) “Frankie” (Ira Sachs) “A Hidden Life” (Terrence Malick) “It Must Be Heaven” (Elia Suleiman) “Les Misérables” (Ladj Ly) “Little Joe” (Jessica Hausner) “Matthias and Maxime” (Xavier Dolan) “Oh Mercy!” (Arnaud Desplechin) “Pain and Glory” OR “Dolor y Gloria” (Pedro Almodóvar) “Parasite” OR “Gisaengchung” (Bong Joon Ho) “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” OR “Portrait de la jeune fille en feu” (Céline Sciamma) “Sibyl” (Justine Triet) “Sorry We Missed You” (Ken Loach) “The Traitor” OR “Il Traditore” (Marco Bellocchio) “The Whistlers” OR “La Gomera” (Corneliu Porumboiu) “The Wild Goose Lake” OR “Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui” (Diao Yinan) “The Young Ahmed” (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne) UN CERTAIN REGARD “Adam” (Maryam Touzani) “Beanpole” OR “Dylda” (Kantemir Balagov) “A Brother’s Love” (Monia Chokri) “Bull” (Annie Silverstein) “The Climb” (Michael Covino) “Evge” (Nariman Aliev) “Freedom” OR “Liberté” (Albert Serra) “Invisible Life” OR “Vida Invisivel” (Karim Aïnouz) “Joan of Arc” OR “Jeanne” (Bruno Dumont) “Chambre 212” OR “Room 212” (Christophe Honoré) “Papicha” (Mounia Meddour) “Port Authority” (Danielle Lessovitz) “Summer of Changsha” OR “Liu Yu Tian” (Zu Feng) “The Swallows of Kabul” (Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec) “A Sun That Never Sets” OR “O Que Arde” (Olivier Laxe) “Zhuo Ren Mi Mi” (Midi Z) OUT OF COMPETITION “The Best Years of a Life” (Claude Lelouch) “Diego Maradona” (Asif Kapadia) “La Belle Époque” (Nicolas Bedos) “Rocketman” (Dexter Fletcher) “Too Old to Die Young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell” (Nicolas Winding Refn) MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS “The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil” (Lee Won-Tae) SPECIAL SCREENINGS “Family Romance, LLC.” (Werner Herzog) “For Sama” (Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts) “Que Sea Ley” (Juan Solanas) “Share” (Pippa Bianco) “To Be Alive and Know It” OR “Être vivant et le savoir” (Alain Cavalier) “Tommaso” (Abel Ferrara)
17 Apr 19
The Cinemaholic

Quite honestly, just one plain look at the names of nominees most likely to be ruled out this year due to their shows being scheduled for release after the Emmys close on their submission window for this year, and you would realise that a whole new avenue of possibilities has opened up. Olivia Colman, fresh […]

17 Apr 19
GoldDerby
William Holden would’ve celebrated his 101st birthday on April 17, 2019. The Oscar-winning performer starred in dozens of movies, remaining active until his untimely death in 1981. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best. Born in 1918, Holden made his film debut with a starring role in the boxing drama “Golden Boy” (1939) when he was just 21 years old. Though his career lagged for the next decade, he came roaring back with Billy Wilder‘s Hollywood noir “Sunset Boulevard” (1950), playing a struggling screenwriter who becomes involved with a fading, delusional silent film star (Gloria Swanson). The role brought him his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/oscar-best-actor-gallery-every-winner-academy-award-history/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Oscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History[/pmc-related-link] He joined the winner’s circle just three years later with a Best Actor victory for Wilder’s “Stalag 17” (1953), which cast him as a cynical American POW who’s suspected of being a German informant during WWII. It took Holden 23 years to return to the Best Actor race with Sidney Lumet‘s biting media satire “Network” (1976). He played Max Schumacher, a veteran news producer who watches in horror as his division is destroyed by a craven programming executive (Faye Dunaway) who turns the mental breakdown of their lead anchor (Peter Finch) into primetime entertainment. He lost to his costar, Finch, who died of a heart attack prior to the ceremony. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/gallery/faye-dunaway-movies-15-greatest-films-ranked-from-worst-to-best/” type=”SEE” target=”_blank”]Faye Dunaway movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best[/pmc-related-link] On the TV side, Holden took home an Emmy for “The Blue Knight” (Best Movie/Mini Actor in 1974). He also earned BAFTA nominations for “Picnic” (1955) and “Network.” Tour our photo gallery above of Holden’s 15 greatest films, including a few for which he should’ve received Oscar nominations. PREDICT the Emmys now; change them until July 16 Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s newsletter with experts’ latest predictions
17 Apr 19
Warwick Neuroeconomics Blog

by Ying Su Do you really make a rational choice without any brand origin label? Have you seen one very beautiful clothes abroad when you want to buy it, and you could not help to praise that foreign clothes are really different from domestic ones. But when you read the clothes label that wrote that […]

16 Apr 19
GoldDerby
Netflix is holding its third annual FYSEE campaign in its exclusive exhibition space at Raleigh Studios to celebrate the start of Emmy season — and let’s not forget the streaming service’s continued Oscar ambitions too. Opening on May 5 and closing on June 9, the online distributor’s FYSEE events (full list here) will showcase its slate of programming with special guests including Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen and Ava DuVernay. The opening night on Sunday, May 5, will feature Scorsese and Springsteen together. Springsteen is an Emmy contender this year for the Netflix special “Springsteen on Broadway,” which launched on the platform last December right after it finished its run on the Great White Way. Springsteen was given an honorary Tony Award for the production, which he added to a mantel that also includes an Oscar and many Grammys. He hasn’t yet won at the Emmys, but even if he does this year it wouldn’t quite equal an EGOT since honorary Tonys don’t count towards the official showbiz grand slam. [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] Scorsese is also pinning his awards hopes on Netflix. His latest film, “The Irishman,” is debuting on the streaming service this fall in the hopes of grabbing the Best Picture Oscar that “Roma” narrowly missed this past year. The famed filmmaker is also known for his music documentaries: he won a pair of Emmys in 2012 for “George Harrison: Living in the Material World.” The closing night event on June 9 will be a conversation hosted by Winfrey with the cast and crew of the limited series “When They See Us,” including writer-director DuVernay, with whom Winfrey previously worked on “Selma” and “A Wrinkle in Time.” The series, which debuts on May 31, tells the true story of the Central Park Five who were falsely convicted of rape and later exonerated. The conversation will also include the real-life men the series is based on. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/dead-to-me-trailer-premiere-date-netflix-christina-applegate-linda-cardellini/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Christina Applegate’s killer new Netflix series ‘Dead to Me’ is coming just in time for the Emmys [WATCH][/pmc-related-link] But that’s not all. The month of FYSEE will also include events with Ellen DeGeneres, Quincy Jones and David Letterman, plus other showcases for their awards-contending comedies, dramas, animated shows, documentaries and more. There will also be “For Your Consideration” screenings in a 400-seat theater, plus curated panels and a reception space. It’s one of the industry’s most ambitious campaign programs, and last year it paid off with Netflix receiving more Emmy nominations than any other outlet. Will it pay off again? [predictions-widget id=1202804683] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Emmys now; change them until July 16[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominations are announced on July 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.
16 Apr 19
GoldDerby
Just when Christian Bale thinks he has the market cornered on eerily accurate transformations into notorious, um, larger-than-life Republicans, Russell Crowe is here to be like, “Hold my beer.” Showtime released the first trailer on Tuesday for “The Loudest Voice,” its new limited series about late Fox News founder Roger Ailes, played by Crowe, who’s nearly unrecognizable under all that makeup and prosthetics. Premiering Sunday, June 30 at 10/9c and based on Gabriel Sherman’s book “The Loudest Voice in the Room,” the series chronicles Ailes’ rise to power at the right-wing network to his downfall, when he was ousted in 2016 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations (he died in 2017). In between Ailes growling about “fairness” and “balance” and scream-scheming — “We’re gonna give them a vision of the world the way they want it to be” — in the trailer are quick shots of him running his hands down Gretchen Carlson‘s (Naomi Watts) dress and thumbing the lip of a young woman (an intern?). SEE Russell Crowe’s 12 greatest movies, ranked from worst to best The cast also includes Sienna Miller (Ailes’ wife Elizabeth), Seth MacFarlane (former Fox News PR chief Brian Lewis) and Simon McBurney (Rupert Murdoch). Sherman co-wrote the first episode with Oscar winner Tom McCarthy, who serves as executive producer along with Crowe, Jason Blum, Alex Metcalf, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Liza Chasin and director Kari Skogland, who helmed multiple episodes. With a June 30 release, Crowe won’t get a chance to get an Emmy to go along with his Oscar until 2020, but you can probably pencil him in for a nomination right now. Though maybe we’ll all be suffering from Ailes fatigue by next year. “The Loudest Voice” is one of two dueling Ailes/Fox News projects in the works; the other is the upcoming film “Fair and Balanced,” scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 20. Directed by Jay Roach, the movie stars John Lithgow as Ailes, but it is focused on the female Fox News employees who worked with him and eventually stood up to him and the toxic work environment he created. Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly and is unrecognizable herself, while Crowe and Watts’ pal Nicole Kidman plays Carlson. Think they traded notes? PREDICT the Emmy nominees now; change them until July 16 In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions