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Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>
John Hawkes is the acclaimed actor known from Deadwood and Oscar nominated as the meth addict dad on the lam in Winter's Bone. He generally is made to look like some hillbilly run amok, with crow's feet, gingivitis, and lots of facial hair. So it might be considered ironic that in The Sessions, in ... More >>
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Female division. In the talking era. According to Michael Musto. Feel free to do your usual whining and add your own faves.
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Definitely honor-free will be Joseph Fiennes for Shakespeare (sorry, but the Bard didn't look like Rob Lowe).