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The State of the Race: The Land of Hope and Dreams


“This train carries saints and sinners. This train, carries losers and winners.” —Springsteen So much of the Oscar race is built on the precarious ledge of hope. Audiences hope the movies are good. Publicists hope for many nominations and a big payday. Film fans hope for their tastes to be ...

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The State of the Oscar Race – And of These, Hope


With two weeks before the US Presidential election, nerves are frayed. The horses are kicking in their stalls. Cumulonimbus clouds on the horizon and a country sharply divided. Oscar season had no choice but to start early this year. With ballots being turned in very early in January, there are ...

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