2016 Oscar Predictions

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Again, I have big shoes to fill. Last year, I predicted all of the big six and 14 out of 21 overall (not as good as two years ago but still pretty good). This year the frontrunners are not as clear so this’ll be harder, but here goes!

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

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History of Cinema – An Infograph

I love film and I love film history; back in February I even did a podcast on it! Hollywood in particular has a super dynamic history, constantly responding to changing demands and social values, all the while absorbing cinematic influences from all over the world.

If you study film, you’ll start to learn about movements and waves. These occur when the confluence of talent, support, and timing come together just right, causing an underrepresented cinema to explode onto the international scene. These cinemas are often national cinemas that are popular in their own country but not internationally, but sometimes (especially recently) they comes from Hollywood’s own backyard. For example, right now, in addition to Hollywood being in the Franchise Era, we are also in the midst of the Mumblecore movement, the Second Black Wave, and New Queer Cinema, and on the international front we are currently experiencing the New French Extremity and also new waves from Mexico, South Korea, Romania, and Iran.

Because there’ve been so many waves and movements in the history of film, all producing great films and filmmakers, I decided to organize them. The result is the entire history of film (Hollywood centric) in one infograph.

history of film (smaller)

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History of Cinema – Omissions

If you haven’t seen my History of Cinema chart, go here to check it out! With this post I will list the biggest omissions from the chart. First up, filmmakers:

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The Tragic Show Podcast

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I did a podcast! We discussed the highest grossing Hollywood movies of each decade, and through them Hollywood film history as a whole. Check it out! It was tons of fun!

http://www.thetragicshow.com/35815/244096-filmmaker-s-roundtable-box-office-brawl

The Engaged Life

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2015 Oscar Predictions: Part Two

My 2015 Oscar predictions, continuing from part one, onto the technical categories!

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2015 Oscar Predictions

oscars

I have big shoes to fill. Last year, I correctly predicted all of the big six and 17 out of 21 overall. This year there are much fewer clear cut favorites, which makes the predictions much harder. Still, I’m aiming to do even better than last year. Here goes!

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