7 Features Advance for Makeup and Hair
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7 Features Advance for Makeup and Hair

The Oscar shortlist just released — kind of shocking to see no Into the Woods…

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The State of the Race:  Running the Gauntlet
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The State of the Race:  Running the Gauntlet

The old days of Oscar watching made it much easier for a contender to sneak…

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Enters the Oscar Race
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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Enters the Oscar Race

It’s always difficult to write about a movie that requires a second viewing before it…

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Is Mr. Turner Being Overlooked in Early Awards Race?
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Is Mr. Turner Being Overlooked in Early Awards Race?

Mike Leigh’s swoony, moody epic, Mr. Turner, seems to be quietly residing under the radar…

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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)
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Best Director 2015: Living the Dream (poll)

“I feel like people are always talking about the business and how hard it is.…

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Neil Patrick Harris to Class up the Oscars!
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Neil Patrick Harris to Class up the Oscars!

Variety just broke the story that Neil Patrick Harris, currently romancing Ms. Amy in Gone…

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The Academy Unveils The New Oscars.org
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The Academy Unveils The New Oscars.org

Press Release: Offers Fans Their First Chance to Win Tickets to the Oscar® Fan Experience…

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Academy Members “React” to Gone Girl
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Academy Members “React” to Gone Girl

In case you were wondering why Oscar pundits like Scott Feinberg and now, the LA…

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Maureen O’Hara and Hilary Swank: Revisiting the Woman in the Western Then and Now
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Maureen O’Hara and Hilary Swank: Revisiting the Woman in the Western Then and Now

Revisionist westerns in the modern age take a much darker view of the “white man’s”…

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Oscar Predictions Before New York
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Oscar Predictions Before New York

Update: added to the documentary category. This is where I see the Oscar race right…

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Legendary Casting Director Marion Dougherty to  Receive Emmy Governors Award
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Legendary Casting Director Marion Dougherty to Receive Emmy Governors Award

If you’ve seen Tom Donahue’s Casting By, you would be horrified to watch how requests…

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Chadwick Boseman Joins Early Contenders as the Pre-Telluride Season Closes
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Chadwick Boseman Joins Early Contenders as the Pre-Telluride Season Closes

In just one month Telluride will happen and by then we’ll have a decent enough…

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AMPAS NEW RULES: Smack-Down in Music Branch Category for 87th Oscars
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AMPAS NEW RULES: Smack-Down in Music Branch Category for 87th Oscars

The Academy did not like the way the songs were campaigned for last year, specifically…

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Spitballing Early Contenders, Part One
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Spitballing Early Contenders, Part One

We’ve been compiling our Contender Tracker pages slowly but we’ve narrowed down the list so…

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OscarWatch: An Early Look at the Best Actress Race
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OscarWatch: An Early Look at the Best Actress Race

As we head into another Oscar season you’ll see an array of representations of male…

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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes
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Finding Oscar Contenders in Cannes

Zadan and Meron Return as Oscar Producers for 67th
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Zadan and Meron Return as Oscar Producers for 67th

By all accounts, the 86th Oscar telecast was a huge success, launching the group selfie,…

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Academy Announces Key Dates for Oscars
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Academy Announces Key Dates for Oscars

Looks to be a shorter window between nomination ballots and that ballot deadline. It takes…

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