The current Academy Awards also tied the record for the most diverse set of screenplay nominees across both writing categories combined. With Dee Rees and Virgil Williams nominated for “Mudbound” in the adapted category, this year’s total comes out to an even 50 percent, matching the mark set in 1992.
When I published part one of my seventh annual mathematical Oscar predictions, I imagine I disappointed some Dunkirk fans when my statistical model placed Christopher Nolan’s film in fourth place in the best picture race. But for those of you who made it all the way through part two of the predictions, and on to this third and final part, your patience is finally rewarded. Dunkirk is predicted to win three of these final six awards. But none of those wins will come easy.
At times, pinning down a true frontrunner this Oscar season has felt as elusive as measuring the shape of water itself. On Nov. 30, Lady Bird won the New York Film Critics Circle, and some declared it to be in the lead. Just three days later, Call Me by Your Name won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and suddenly that was the film to beat. And so it went for a month, with Dunkirk and Get Out also taking brief turns as presumptive frontrunners.
80 years ago today: The Life of Emile Zola, a powerful plea for justice, became the 1st of 5 films to win Best Picture, Supporting Actor, & Adapted Screenplay, with noms for Director & Actor. Others:
-Going My Way
-Best Years of Our Lives
-From Here to Eternity
-Godfather Part II
Greetings to my newest follower, costume designer Kate Hawley (@kate22672502). In 2015, she designed @RealGDT's Crimson Peak, and was one of only two designers (along with Sandy Powell for Cinderella) nominated that year by the Saturn, Empire, Gold Derby, and @CostumeAwards.
Greetings to my newest follower, Oscar-winner Shane Vieau (@perro1324), one of only two people to do set decoration for multiple Best Picture winners since 2000 (Spotlight, @ShapeOfWater). The other is Leslie Rollins (A Beautiful Mind, The Departed).
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