Goldfinger(s) is a data driven Oscar prediction website, featuring regularly updated predictions in every category at the Academy Awards. The project originally began as a video series underneath the umbrella of movie review podcast How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up? After the podcast ended, Goldfingersfilm.com was created to give the predictions their own home, and to serve as a hub for future Oscar related videos, blog posts, and reviews.
When I used to look up Oscar predictions from my favorite experts (RIP Rope of Silicon), I always hated that they never showed their work; they didn’t explain why one film was more likely to win over another. That’s why I created Goldfinger(s): to provide an easily digestible breakdown of not only who I think will win, but also why. I want to pull back the curtain of Oscar predictions, so that you can see what the experts are really looking at, and then make your own choices.
WHO AM I?
My name is Michael David King and I’m a writer, filmmaker, musician, and former podcaster from Hackettstown, NJ. Scholastically speaking, I received a B.A. in English from William Paterson University in 2011. After school, I produced Less Than Three, a successfully crowdfunded meta-dramedy that was selected to premiere at the Bergenfield Film Festival in May of 2013. Then in 2016 I wrote and directed the three-minute short In Development, which premiered online that June. I also served as Music Editor for Lamplighter Magazine from 2012-2016, where I coordinated the release of four print issues, wrote numerous reviews and features, and produced multiple episodes of the monthly local music news series Lamplighter News. More recently, I was co-host of the weekly drunk movie review podcast How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up? from 2015 until our final episode in 2018.
Basically, I am voracious creative who is always putting something on my own plate and biting off more than I can chew. Currently, I am the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of NJ post-hardcore group My Eyes Fall Victim. I’m prone to an occasional Twitter rant, and I also love to rate, rank, and review films on Letterboxd,