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Category Archives: Oscars

Guillero del Toro’s amphibian romantic fantasy The Shape of Water wins Best Picture

After a closely fought battle in which it held off Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water took home Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards. A beautiful, violent, entirely-unique mixture of romance, fantasy and fairy tale, The Shape of Water seemed an unlikely Oscar favourite but …

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Ford On Film’s Oscar Predictions 2018

It’s nearly time! Sunday night is Oscar night, the conclusion to one of the strangest and most unpredictable awards seasons in years. No clear front runners, controversies surrounding major award contenders, damaging think pieces about every Best Picture nominee – it’s been a brutal scrap since the Golden Globes. If one thing defines the 90th …

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La La Land wins-no, Moonlight wins Best Picture (and other Oscar thoughts)

In what might be the most stunningly embarrassing gaffe in Oscar history, La La Land was announced as Best Picture, but once Damien Chazelle and his team made it onstage, presenter Warren Beatty had to announce that the actual winner was Moonlight. It was a cringeworthy moment for all involved, but I’m just too happy …

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The 2017 Oscars: Will win, Should win, Should have been nominated

It’s that time of year again when Hollywood’s elite gathers to hand out awards for the best in film. That’s right, it’s Oscar night, and this year is looking as unpredictable as any year in the ceremony’s 89-year history. Though certain films are guaranteed to walk away with a prize, many of the evening’s biggest …

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Spotlight triumphs, Leo finally wins, and Hertzfeldt is robbed: Thoughts on the Oscars 2016

And so awards season is over for another year. How did 2016 compare to previous years? Personally, I’ve enjoyed how unpredictable its been. Though most of my Oscar predictions I posted a few days ago were correct (more on that later), there were enough surprises scattered throughout the night (some good, some bloody ridiculous) that it made …

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Ford On Film’s Oscar Predictions 2016

It’s nearly that time again! On Sunday 28th, the biggest names in Hollywood will gather under one roof to celebrate the 88th Academy Awards. Every year, I try to accurately predict the way the night’s going to go down; this year, I’m putting my predictions down on the page. Last year, I got nearly everything …

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Ranking the Best Picture nominees 2016

This year’s Best Picture race is the closest in years. As it stands, at least three films hold a serious chance of taking home the top prize at this year’s Academy Awards. Having now seen all eight of the nominees, here’s my ranking of the Best Picture contenders of 2016. 8. Mad Max: Fury Road …

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Ranking the 2015 Best Picture Nominees

8. The Imitation Game A surprising early favourite for best picture, Morten Tyldum’s Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game is actually a rather ordinary and safe film which mostly skips over Turing’s homosexuality (in a time when being gay was a criminal offence) in order to focus on his part in the war effort. Leading man …

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