There Has To Be More Than ‘La La’ and ‘Manchester’ – Last Minute Oscar Hopes
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There Has To Be More Than ‘La La’ and ‘Manchester’ – Last Minute Oscar Hopes

Buy movies on this topic at Last Sunday were the Golden Globes, which marks the last big awards ceremony before we finally learn the Oscar nominations on January 24th (final ballots were due on January 13th). Halfway through the year, I wrote an article expressing my awards hopes for 2016’s first set of movies. The plan, naturally, was to do a second one for the latter half of the year. Unfortunately, the rest of the year didn’t produce much Oscar hopefuls for me (and, unsurprisingly, all of my suggestions from the first article seem pretty irrelevant by now). Besides, by this time in any year, it becomes futile to discuss any sort of Oscar aspirations; we already know the likely winners or at least the top two (or three) battling it out for supremacy. For 2016, it’s obviously going to be a race between Manchester by the Sea and La La Land with Moonlight as a dark horse, and all three of those movies are likely favorites for acting prizes too. It’s actually kind of similar to last year where the two big competitors were the very dry, very human drama ( Spotlight ) vs. the very showy, unique […]

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