Category: Predictions

The Rundown 2021: Animated Short Film

For our fourteenth Rundown article, we briefly give you our predictions. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Animated Short Film as well as general commentary about the race. Wednesday, we’ll cover Best Animated Feature.
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The Rundown 2021: Visual Effects

For our thirteenth Rundown article, we visualize our predictions. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Visual Effects as well as general commentary about the race. Tuesday, we’ll cover Best Animated Short Film.
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2021 Precursor Predictions: British Academy Awards

BAFTA’s overlap with the Oscars this year is discouragingly minimal, which is rather frustrating. We’ve often used them as a barometer going into the Oscars. While something like Best Actor might be helped by that, other races won’t be. Still, we could see trends emerging that might give us a clue.
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2021 Precursor Predictions: Critics Choice Awards

Although they don’t represent all critics, they have nonetheless positioned themselves as the bellwether of critics groups. Their penchant for making their Oscar predictions their votes for winners has made many frustrated with their nom-de-plume. That said, in a fluctuating Oscar season like the one we’ve had, they might provide the best insight into what a larger group might be thinking and emerging trends might give us some indication how things will be going on Oscar night.
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2021 Precursor Predictions: Annie Awards

The Annie Awards are animation’s biggest event every year and is usually a great deal of fun to watch when it’s telecast. Three of the categories can be portents to Oscar glory, Animated Feature, Independent Animated Feature, and Animated Short Subject. Here are all of our thoughts on the races. (Editor’s Note: These awards have been shifted to 3/12/22. Will leave this post live and re-post closer to the event date)
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2021 Precursor Predictions: Directors Guild

The DGA could well be the best barometer for how the late Oscar race is going. That’s not just true of Best Directing, but also Best Picture where the frontrunner race has been a touch up in the air. Still, it could also tell us nothing. We will have to see.
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The Rundown 2021: Actress

For our twelfth Rundown article, we present our predictions for Actress. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Actress as well as general commentary about the race. ///Next week, we’ll start off on Monday with Animated Short Film.
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The Rundown 2021: Actor

For our eleventh Rundown article, we stage our predictions for Actor. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Actor as well as general commentary about the race. Tomorrow, we’ll cover Actress.
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The Rundown 2021: Production Design

For our tenth Rundown article, let’s take a look at Production Design. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Production Design as well as general commentary about the race. Thursday, we’ll cover Actor.
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2021 Precursor Predictions: Costume Designers Guild

The Costume Design Oscar will likely be decided here with the guild selections, but that’s not always a guarantee.
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The Rundown 2021: Film Editing

For our ninth Rundown article, cut into Film Editing. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Film Editing as well as general commentary about the race. Wednesday, we’ll cover Production Design.
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2021 Precursor Predictions: Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society doesn’t always get it right, but they are accurate enough to be a potential playmaker should anything other than Dune win. Their awards are on Tuesday evening as they are one of the few guilds who will host their honors on a non-weekend evening.
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The Rundown 2021: Supporting Actress

For our eighth Rundown article, try out our predictions for Supporting Actress. After the jump, you’ll find our winner and runner-up predictions for Best Supporting Actress as well as general commentary about the race. Tuesday, we’ll cover Film Editing.
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2021 Precursor Predictions: American Cinema Editors

The Academy has only one film editing category, the American Cinema Editors have four. Two of them, the ones for animation and documentary, never have a bearing on the Oscar version and while comedy/musical editing can sometimes impact the Oscar selection, it’s the drama category you have to pay the most attention to. (Editor’s Note: Originally posted on Feb. 25, but the awards had been rescheduled to Mar. 5. Reposting today for the new weekend event date.)
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2021 Precursor Predictions: Art Directors Guild

The art directors give out awards in four categories, but the period and fantasy ones are the ones that best align with the Oscars’ Production Design category.
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