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Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Actor Michael Keaton receives the American Riviera Award from Director Tom McCarthy and Actress Rachel McAdams at the Arlington Theater at the 31st Santa Barabara International Film Festival on February 5, 2016 in Santa Barbara, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Santa Barbara International Film Festival)

The Santa Barbara Film fest is in full swing. Jeff Wells has some nice coverage of last night’s tribute to Spotlight, with Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.
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The DGA Awards are tonight. The DGA breakfast is happening now. It is perhaps the most wide open race we’ve ever seen, unless it turns out not to be and ...
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As we head into the weekend, we’re at our last stop before Oscar ballots are mailed out to voters. It’s been a season full of twists and turns. It has ...
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If you think back over Oscar history and wonder why no films about journalists have ever won Best Picture, it suddenly becomes all too clear how much things have changed. ...
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Fun facts. 1. If Alejandro G. Iñárritu wins Best Director at the DGA, he will make history not only by becoming the first Mexican-born director to win two DGA awards, ...
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There are still four movies pushing to the center of this year’s Oscar race. They can be divided into two distinct pairs – the epics and the character dramas. Three ...
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We had several entries that got perfect scores in our SAG awards contests. They even got Idris Elba! Toby Cooke Gonzalo Pali Cameron Oro Stephen Wells John Williams Abdull Randall ...
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Since 2009, the Producers Guild and the Oscars have both used the same preferential ballot process to choose their winners. No other awards group does it this way. The SAG Awards ...
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I first started covering the Oscar race back in 1999, when very few people were. Tom O’Neil and a few others had predictions sites. The LA Times, Premiere Magazine, and ...
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If Bernie Sanders needs to win Iowa to show he’s got the goods, Spotlight needed a big guild award for the same reason. Had it not won the SAG Award ...
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Tonight, the SAG award might help us figure a few things out. Any No Guts, No Glory at the last minute? Mine would be Rooney Mara winning for Carol, even ...
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The ACE Eddie awards are tonight, though for some reason I thought they were tomorrow night. Either way, gird your loins, Oscarwatchers, tonight — it’s all happening. The Big Short ...
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Now that the PGA has announced The Big Short as its winner, the Best Picture race has spun in a wildly unpredictable direction. Although alternatively, we could say it spun ...
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It’s all come down to this, my friends. I have nothing left to teach you, grasshoppers. I’ve given you every tiny clue I know, from the solid stats, to the ...
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It’s interesting to be on the selling side of the awards race because you can tell which studio is really in it to win and which ones are either confident, ...
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From the press release: Blye Faust, producer of the Oscar-nominated film “Spotlight,” has joined the board of directors of The Center for Investigative Reporting. CIR Executive Board Chairman Phil Bronstein announced Faust’s appointment as “Spotlight” had just ...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren who, along with Bernie Sanders, has been fighting to ensure accountability on Wall Street for the crooks who committed fraud and were never prosecuted. Both Michael Lewis’ ...
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After The Big Short won the Producers Guild, it was anointed as the Best Picture frontrunner. The thing about the Oscar race is that you mostly want to skate under ...
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2016 MPSE FILMMAKER AWARD Sam Raimi 2016 MPSE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Richard King 2016 MPSE Golden Reel Award Nominees BEST SOUND EDITING: DIALOGUE & ADR IN A FEATURE FILM Bridge ...

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