The Shifting Best Actress Race but Blanchett Still one to Beat

The Best Actress race might come down to five veterans. With no Jennifer Lawrence in the mix this year (girl of the moment) the actresses vying for the top spot have been around. Not only have they been acting for decades already but this year they have whole films built around...
Posted On 10 Nov 2013

Oscar Podcast Preview 1999 — American Beauty beats a dozen better movies

After feeling the sting of Oscar defeat the year before when Saving Private Ryan was outflanked by Miramax and Shakespeare in Love, Dreamworks rallied in 1999 to end the millennium with a victory in 5 top categories for American Beauty. Despite Harvey Weinstein’s aggressive...
Posted On 10 Nov 2013

Mark Harris and Tom O’Neil on the Oscar Race

Two of my favorite people in the whole world shoot the shit about Oscar season. Tom O’Neil runs Gold Derby and Mark Harris writes the Oscar column for Grantland.com, among other things.
Posted On 10 Nov 2013