Oscar nominations haven't even arrived yet. So why does it feel like we already know who's going to take home the trophies when they're handed out March 4?
We don't, of course. The motion picture academy still might add a wrinkle or three into the race when nominations are revealed Tuesday. And after that, there's still more than a month before voters have to turn their ballots in. Who knows what might happen? Maybe everyone will listen to Frances McDormand and allow one of the "young ones" to take home an Oscar "doorstop."
The SAG Awards are a pretty trustworthy sign of what is to come at the Academy Awards. And this might be one of those years when the match game lines up perfectly.
It’s that time of year again when the multiplexes are crowded with movies hoping to build that all-important buzz on the way to the 90th Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 4.
As usual, questions abound. Will the newly diversified group of voters provide a boon to smaller audience favorite films such as “Lady Bird,” “The Florida Project” and “Get Out”? Will Christopher Nolan finally earn a directing nomination? How much will the recent string of allegations of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood darken the proceedings and render some potential contenders nonstarters?
Here, we turn to six of the most qualified Oscar pundits, film writers and critics to tell us which movies will lead this year's Oscar race. Check out what they had to say.