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Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
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One thing that is astonishing about this year’s presidential race is what it tells us about ourselves, and specifically, what decades of conditioning by animated films, the music industry, the ...
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One thing I don’t get is why all the British accents? Well, here you go.
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There were no happy endings when the OJ verdict was read on October 3, 1995. There were no riots, as the media had been predicting. There was no coming home, ...
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Earlier today, Tim Robbins introduced Bernie Sanders at an event in Wisconsin, probably because the last two Bernie rallies have drawn scant crowds. Now they’re bringing out the celebrities who do ...
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The original film, The Beguiled, starred Clint Eastwood as a wounded confederate soldier during the Civil War who was taken in at a girls boarding school before worming his way ...
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After the smoke cleared from the 88th Academy Awards, many felt that though the entire broadcast was dedicated to undoing the damage done by the second straight year of all ...
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Right now the establishment wing of the GOP is wishing their party employed a preferential ballot like the Academy does for best picture… — Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) March 3, 2016 ...
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We had a small glitch with our forms early on – so if you think you scored 19, 20 or above and your name is not listed here, please send ...
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I don’t spend enough time thanking the many readers who have been coming here since the beginning. I occasionally still get emails from you thanking me for what I do, ...
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As we sift through the wreckage of the 88th annual Oscar race, it’s safe to say it was the most unpredictable race since 2000, when Gladiator, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon ...
attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

Ah, Leonardo DiCaprio is a hero of mine. I love the man. I can’t help it. With Oscars, without Oscars — he is a talent like no other. His speech ...
Jennifer Flavin and Oscar-nominee Sylvester Stallone during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

There is just no way to really describe what it was like to have been invested in seeing Sly Stallone take the stage at the Oscars. It was the only ...
Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan at The 88th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

As a semi-drunken participant at the Oscars last night, I didn’t see much of the show. But here are some highlights, courtesy of the Academy. I’m just going to pretend ...
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Tonight was my second time in two years to attend the Oscar ceremony. While it might not seem like much to the average person, getting all dressed up for a ...
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Just to make things even more complicated, the MPSE handed down a tie for The Revenant and Mad Max! The Revenant took the CAS and the BAFTA for Sound Mixing. ...

This is my favorite part of the year. If you’d like, you can do yours in haiku. Otherwise, please stick to three choices. I am going to up the level ...
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I’m not one of those who defends Academy voters — there is nothing more irritating than that, even though Idris Elba getting shut out for Beasts of No Nation probably ...
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Every gambler knows That the secret to survivin’ Is knowin’ what to throw away And knowin’ what to keep ‘Cause every hand’s a winner And every hand’s a loser And ...
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We’re compiling our predictions for our massive annual chart. This is a work in progress and we’re still tinkering but we thought we’d get it up sooner rather than later. ...
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The first transgendered performer was nominated for Best Song this year for Manta Ray, composed by J. Ralph and to be performed by Anohni. This would have been, could have ...

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