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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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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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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 ...
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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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The Casting Society of America did the right thing by awarding Straight Outta Compton and The Big Short. Both films required the casting of real people and in Compton’s case, ...
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The Wrap asked readers for suggestions on how to improve the Academy. A reader response is a pretty good example of what the Academy members really think — and honestly, ...
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The Producers Guild handed out its first award in 1990, the year Driving Miss Daisy won Best Picture. That remains the only year in their entire history that their winner ...
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It probably strikes the typical oscar voter as surprising, frustrating and ironic. They want to believe they belong to an institution that purports to celebrate heroes — an institution that, more ...
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– Sometimes…it’s better for a man just to walk away. – But if you can’t walk away? – I guess that’s when it’s tough. ― Arthur Miller, Death of a ...
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs and the Academy are in a difficult position. They are progressing but their membership profile isn’t. While the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild have shown more ...
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The current Oscar race seems very much like two races in one. Usually, there are two films that dominate and go head-to-head. This year, it feels like there are two ...
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Spike Lee was presented with an honorary Oscar late last year, recognizing his work as a director for films such as Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, and Do The Right Thing. Today, ...
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Now that all of the films have been released and are making money, it’s time to once again tally up the scores. How much have they made? How much did ...

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