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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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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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Palpable excitement is coming out of Sundance for Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, a project that has taken nearly a decade to get off the ground. The film ...
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Next weekend we’ll get the second act in the most unpredictable awards race we’ve seen in a while. What we don’t yet know is if The Big Short, which took ...
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There were several who got a perfect score of three – we only did three, not the rest of the categories. And those names are: Kristyna Mackinnon Jacob Davis Bohdan ...
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A funny thing happened to the Academy Awards last year: a film that had seemed most unlikely to take the top prize swept through the industry. It did not win ...
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There have been many solutions offered up to “fix” the Academy, and it sounds like they’re moving in the right direction to freshen things up a bit with their nearly ...
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Although most pundits (except me, Mike Burry, M.D.) were predicting either Spotlight, Mad Max or The Revenant to win, The Big Short came up the big surprise at the Producers ...
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Finally, this crazy wide open Best Picture race will have its major shaping (most likely) by the Producers Guild announcement tonight. I thought this would be a good time to ...
The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Just posted by the Academy – this is pretty big! There is no change to the Best Picture voting procedure, however, which is a drag. But this seems like a ...
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It’s all going down in the next few weeks – Producers Guild this weekend, SAG awards the following weekend, DGA awards the weekend after that. The train rolls along. We are headed into ...

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