|As an Actor||(Unclassified)||17||$156,486,649||$1,295,706||$157,782,355|
|Lead Ensemble Member||2||$18,036,976||$0||$18,036,976|
|Best known as an Actress based on credits in that role in 29 films, with $389,941,904 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #7,307)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Katherine 'Kissin' Kate' Barlow (Holes), Mom (Boyhood), Frankie Paige (Stigmata), Additional Voices (Uncle Buck), Kirsten Parker (A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)|
|Most productive collaborators: Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, Rupert Wainwright, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke|
February 22nd, 2015
The Oscar ceremony is tonight and we will be live-blogging the winners... assuming I don't get bored and wander away. On a serious note, while my job is all about movies and I love watching movies, I love paying attention to box office numbers, I even love Awards Season. I hate ceremonies. As per usual, here is the list of nominees marked according to predictions / wishes. Nominees in Bold are the ones predicted to win by our readers. If I predicted a different film, those are in Italics. Meanwhile, the nominees I want to win, but don't think will win, are Underlined. There are a few categories where the film I really think deserves the award were not even nominated, plus a few I don't have a real opinion on.
February 22nd, 2015
The polls are closed in our 18th annual Predict the Academy Awards contest, and it has turned out to be the most exciting two-horse race in the history of the contest.
After weeks of intense debate among our voters, we have a virtual tie in the biggest categories of all: Best Picture and Best Director. The predicted Best Picture winner is, in fact, a statistical dead heat. Boyhood garnered 47% of the total vote, and Birdman 46%, giving the Linklater epic the tiniest of edges.
Best Director is a clearer contest, but still close, and still a bout between Boyhood and Birdman. Richard Linklater is favorite to win Best Director, perhaps in part because he’s more “due” for the award than Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. As noted, though, “favorite” is strong, given the closeness of this category, with Linklater getting 55% of the votes and Inarritu taking a 46% share.
The other big story about this year’s contest is just how much of a two-horse contest it really is. With 93% of the Best Picture vote going to Birdman and Boyhood, the remaining nominees were left to split the other 7% of the vote. American Sniper, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything each gathered a handful of votes from The Numbers readers, and Selma and Whiplash are given virtually no chance at all.
February 22nd, 2015
February 12th, 2015
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two supporting actor categories, starting with Best Supporting Actress. Three of the four acting categories have almost no suspense to them, as there is an overwhelming favorite amongst the five nominees. This is not the exception.
February 8th, 2015
The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises, including the number one winner. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home five awards, while Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash earned three each.
January 26th, 2015
The Screen Actors Guild winners were announced Sunday and there were some surprises, mostly in the negative. Birdman picked up the biggest prize, but there were six different winners in the six categories.
January 17th, 2015
The Oscar nominations were announced early in the morning, when all sensible people were asleep. There were some surprises, as well as some results that would have been surprises had it not been for the previous Awards Season nominations. Seventeen films earned two or more nods, led by Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, both of which picked up nine nominations, while The Imitation Game was right behind with eight.
January 12th, 2015
We are still waiting for the DGA nominations to be announced, but we had the first major awards show on Sunday. The Golden Globes winners were announced Sunday night and while there were not a lot of surprises, there are some things worth talking about. Leading the way with three wins was Boyhood, while Birdman and The Theory of Everything each picked up a pair of wins.
January 11th, 2015
The BAFTA nominations were announced yesterday and unlike most other Awards Season voters, the BAFTA voters gave us some real surprises. For instance, Birdman didn't lead the way. In fact, it was a comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that earned the most nominations at 11. Granted, Birdman and The Theory of Everything were tied for second place with ten each, but it is still strange to see a comedy leading the way.
December 11th, 2014
The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice.
December 10th, 2014
The Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced Wednesday morning. Are there surprises worth mentioning? Is the Oscar picture beginning to take shape? Like with the Independent Spirit Awards, Birdman led the way this time earning four nominations from six categories, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything had three nods each.
December 6th, 2014
The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced last week and I'm getting to them a little late, because I needed to organize the whole Awards Season stories. Firstly, I've decided to use the year the movies were released not the year the awards are handed out, unlike what we did last year. This means both will have 2014 as the year. Not ideal, but it is better to fix the mistake now than carry on making it. Secondly, the headlines are just going to be the name of the Awards and either nominations or winners. This will make it easier for readers to find later on. As for the Independent Spirit Awards nominations, Birdman led the way with 6 nods, while Boyhood, Nightcrawler, and Selma were right behind with 5 each.
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|2/8/2013||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles …||Izzy||$35,586||$0||$35,586|
|5/11/2012||Girl in Progress||Ms. Armstrong||$2,609,412||$0||$2,609,412|
|11/17/2006||Fast Food Nation||Cindy||$1,005,539||$0||$1,005,539|
|4/18/2003||Holes||Katherine 'Kissin' Kate' Barlow||$67,383,924||$3,848,290||$71,232,214|
|4/12/2002||Human Nature||Lila Jute||$705,308||$0||$705,308|
|10/22/1999||Bringing Out The Dead||Mary Burke||$16,640,210||$0||$16,640,210|
|4/16/1999||Goodbye, Lover||Sandra Dunmore||$1,940,299||$0||$1,940,299|
|12/30/1998||The Hi-Lo Country||Mona Birk||$163,810||$0||$163,810|
|2/21/1997||Lost Highway||Renee Madison/Alice Wakefield||$3,796,699||$0||$3,796,699|
|11/8/1996||The Secret Agent||Winnie||$106,606||$0||$106,606|
|3/22/1996||Flirting with Disaster||Nancy Coplin||$14,702,438||$1,295,706||$15,998,144|
|8/25/1995||Beyond Rangoon||Laura Bowman||$5,656,641||$0||$5,656,641|
|9/30/1994||Ed Wood||Kathy O'Hara||$5,755,976||$0||$5,755,976|
|9/10/1993||True Romance||Alabama Whitman||$12,281,000||$0||$12,281,000|
|3/1/1993||Ethan Frome||Mattie Silver||$296,081||$0||$296,081|
|1/1/1992||Inside Monkey Zetterland||Grace Zetterland||$121,000||$0||$121,000|
|1/1/1991||The Indian Runner||Dorothy||$191,125||$0||$191,125|
|8/16/1989||Uncle Buck||Additional Voices||$64,189,596||$0||$64,189,596|
|2/27/1987||A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Wa…||Kirsten Parker||$44,793,222||$0||$44,793,222|