THE FAC PREDICTS FOREIGN, ANIMATED, DOC AND SHORTS
There are just a few days left before the live reveal of all 24 categories of nominations for the Oscars for this year. That is set to happen early on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23rd. In my last post I updated a bunch of major categories and included predictions on a number of feature "under the line" categories. Today, I complete the circle with predictions for the remaining six categories not covered on Monday.
As always, TFF #44 films are in Bold.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
3) A Fantastic Woman
4) The Square
5) In the Fade
Others: The Insult, The Wound and Felicite.
Comment: This could be the most Telluride-centric category of the bunch. If The Insult could supplant The Square or In the Fade, TFF #44 films would be 4 of the 5 nominees. Realistically, the only other category that might approach that is Best Supporting Actress and that assumes that Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water-possible) Hong Chau (Downsizing-possible) or Kristen Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour-unlikely) join all but certain nominees Allison Janney (I, Tonya) and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird).
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
2) The Breadwinner
3) Loving Vincent
4) Lego Batman
5) The Boss Baby
Others: Despicable Me 3, Cars 3, Ferdinand
2) Faces Places
3) Strong Island
5) Last Men in Aleppo
Others: City of Ghosts, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, Long Strange Trip
LIVE ACTION SHORT
1) Dekalb Elementary
2) Facing Mecca
3) Watu Wote
5) Lost Face
Others: My Nephew Emmett, The Silent Child, The Eleven O'Clock
1) Dear Basketball
4) In a Heartbeat
5) Negative Space
Others: Revolting Rhymes, Life Smartphone, Fox and the Whale
1) Eddie and Edith
3) Kayayo-The Living Shopping Baskets
4) Alone-The New York Times
5) 116 Cameras
Others: Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405, Ten Meter Tower, Traffic Stop
Added to the predicted total from last Monday's post, if The FAC is 100% accurate (and it won't be), TFF #44 films will collectively earn 30 Oscar nominations on Tuesday. The average for TFF #44 over the past several years is 27.
Last year, though was an all timer for TFF as TFF #43 films racked up a total of 42 nominations.
THE FILM STAGE LOOKS FORWARD TO 2018
The Film Stage published their list of 100 "Most Anticipated" films for 2018 last week and a number of titles that I believe have Telluride potential made their list.
#95- Backseat (the Adam McKay Dick Cheney film starring Christian Bale)
#94- The Widow
#93- The Little Stranger
#77- At Eternity's Gate (does Julian Schnabel return to Telluride?)
#67- Where Is Anne Frank?
#61- The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
#52- Private Life
#48- Cold War
#46- The Sisters Brothers (does Audiard return to Telluride?)
#30- The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
#27- The Women of Marwen
#11- Everybody Knows (does Farhadi return to Telluride?)
#8- Widows (Steve McQueen...)
#2- If Beale Street Could Talk
The complete Film Stage post is here.
HOPE FOR THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND
For months now, we have been anticipating the arrival of the restoration of Orson Welles unfinished final film The Other Side of the Wind. We knew that the work to put it together had been continuing.
The anticipation may finally have a payoff. The Film Stage reports that a version of the film was screened this week. The Film Stage tweeted that information last night (derived from a WellesNet.com tweet:
This increases the chances that we could see the film in eight months in the San Juans. Fingers crossed.
That's your MTFB for today. Come back on Monday for final Oscar nomination predictions!
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