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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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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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Oscar voting has now closed. We won’t know how many voters voted, but since they’ve implemented the online system, more certainly do. It’s going to be a tense night as ...
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As we head into the last moments of Oscar voting, sentiments toward a favorite still seem divided. Even as the heat of the Bernie Sanders campaign dies down, there can ...
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It’s understandable that in the major categories, there is a distinct lack of inclusion of minority actors, specifically the black actors who really did turn out some of the best ...
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Early on in the season, I remember thinking, actually writing, that we were looking at a year where four films with leading roles for women, where the subject matter was ...
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Update: the Big Short has won the USC Scripter for both novel and screenplay. Earlier: USC will be handing out their Scripter awards tonight. They have a hit-and-miss record with ...
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Story #1 I began my website in the year 2000. The idea was to monitor the Oscar race from beginning to end. It was just one of those funny things ...
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Despite the 11th hour notion that The Revenant is indeed the film to beat (and it might be), we are still left with a needling question: when each guild picks ...
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One of the interesting dynamics in this very competitive Oscar year is how two very strong, very tech-heavy films are each nominated in nearly every category. Mad Max: Fury Road ...
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The highest scorers went to these three, with 16 correct predictions: Alex Kirichenko Hector Delgado, Jr. Misael Tovar Please send an email to awardsdaily at gmail.com to claim your prize! ...
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I myself can’t give any reason why The Big Short SHOULD win Best Picture. I could probably give good reasons why The Revenant and Spotlight should. But I remember an ...
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Women producers nominated in the Oscar race have seen their numbers steadily increase since the beginning, but not many have won. The first woman to be honored by the Academy ...
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It’s such an interesting year to test the Oscar stats. Even Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan is not 100% on board on with The Revenant being a surefire winner as most others ...
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This Oscar year is similar to the some of the years before the Academy pushed their date forward six weeks, before Telluride and other film festivals became the premiere Best ...
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The WGA Awards are announcing now. bullet points indicate the winners as they come in. We’re predicting The Big Short and Spotlight to win here.  Anything else will be a ...
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One of the reasons we keep returning to 1976 is that it’s supposedly the one year that many people in the Oscar game point to as one of the worst ...
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You know it’s a crazy year when even the pundits can’t agree on which movie is going to win Best Picture. Usually by now we have a consensus. If there ...
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“It’s sort of like the flood’s about to happen and you’re Noah. You’re on the ark. Yeah, you’re okay. But you are not happy looking out at the flood. That’s ...
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It might not seem exciting to the average person, but here in awards world we’re waiting on one movie to break up many of the stats upon which we rely ...
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Sometimes it’s hard to separate your heart from your head during Oscar season. Despite trying to keep your bias from creeping in, it inevitably does for various reasons. Loving a ...

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