I've said it before of the film industry, and I'll say it again - nobody knows anything. And, in the craziest awards season we've seen in years, that rings especially true when attempting to predict the Academy Award nominations. Nobody really knows how this year is going to play out. Every single category is wildly unpredictable, even more so than usual. That being said, we Oscar prognosticators like to foolishly believe we can somehow read the tea leaves of the precursor season, and decipher how the Academy will...

In 1978, the 50th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1977, and December 31, 1977, the awards were held on April 3. The ceremony was hosted by Bob Hope for the 19th and final time. An unfortunate new record was set by The Turning Point. The film received 11 nominations and walked away empty-handed, which beat the previous record of nine set by Peyton Place and The Little Foxes. This record would be matched by The...

In 1977, the 49th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1976, the awards were held on March 28. The ceremony was hosted by Richard Pryor, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda and Warren Beatty. For the first time in Academy Awards history, a female director was nominated for Best Director, with Italian-born Lina Wertmüller nominated for her film Seven Beauties. To date, only three additional women have been nominated in this category. Network received 10 nominations, including a staggering five...

It's time to hear what the actors have to say about this year's awards race, and it could be the turning point, for many different reasons. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are often the most accurate precursor awards for the acting categories. But, every now and then, they go off on their own tangent, like we saw last year with Denzel Washington taking home Best Actor, but losing to Casey Affleck at the Oscars. The actors ultimately make up the largest group of Academy voters, so their opinion is...