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OSCARS: Charlize Theron’s Multiple Producing Projects and the “Double Troubles”

Over the past few days, the WAY TOO EARLY Oscar Predictions for 2018 have been updated category by category.

In case you missed it, the first guesses for PICTURE, DIRECTOR, LEAD ACTOR, LEAD ACTRESS, SUPPORTING ACTOR, and SUPPORTING ACTRESS have been unveiled.

Commentary is included at the top of each category page.

Speaking as a whole, there’s lots to be excited about this year.

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron is producing three projects this year: “Atomic Blonde” from David Leitch, “Tully” from Jason Reitman, and the untitled Nash Edgerton project.  Oscar winning producer Scott Rudin is also back with three projects including Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut “Lady Bird.”

We have lots of “double trouble” possibilities this year.  Matt Damon has “Downsizing” from Alexander Payne and “Suburbicon” from George Clooney.  Recent nominee Andrew Garfield will be back with “Under the Silver Lake” and “Breathe” while Saoirse Ronan lands in three films this year.  One of the big snubs of 2015 Idris Elba, will be showing his chops teamed up with Aaron Sorkin (“Molly’s Game”), Hany Abu-Assad (“The Mountain Between Us”), and two potential blockbusters.

Speaking of blockbusters, if 2015 showed us anything, you can get nominated for any performance, no matter how deep into the franchise you are.  That’s why we are heavily considering Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher for their upcoming works in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”  Is it particularly likely?  Probably not, but in March, anything is possible.

There are plenty of films and people that are not on the list (or mentioned in this piece) because we either didn’t get wind of it yet, or they’re in the minds of the studios and producers that are about to release them.  Also, we have way too much road left to touch on “everything.”

Check out the predictions by clicking below, or seeing the collective list on the sidebar.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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