The State of the Race, The State of the Union
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The State of the Race, The State of the Union

The Oscar race feels as disconnected from American culture than it has ever been. The…

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Explaining Academy’s Diversity Problem in Two Minutes
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Explaining Academy’s Diversity Problem in Two Minutes

The world is changing so fast around the Academy – I don’t think it even…

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Two Quick Fixes to Modernize the Academy and Bring them into the Modern World
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Two Quick Fixes to Modernize the Academy and Bring them into the Modern World

There’s this funny joke that goes something like this, why does a dog lick his…

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The State of the Race: The Nominations are in, Who is Winning What?
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The State of the Race: The Nominations are in, Who is Winning What?

The Best Picture race has just got a little more interesting. Where Boyhood still has…

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The State of the Race – “Just Make us Look Good”
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The State of the Race – “Just Make us Look Good”

The Academy has a problem. It’s a big problem. It’s a problem that is hurting…

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87th Annual Academy Awards nominations
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87th Annual Academy Awards nominations

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards Best motion picture of the year “American Sniper” Clint…

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The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging
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The State of the Race: Your Old Road’s Rapidly Aging

Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The…

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The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race
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The Curious Case of David Fincher and the Oscar Race

Good directors are everywhere. They populate the awards race this year and every year. They…

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Writers Guild Announce Nominations
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Writers Guild Announce Nominations

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye…

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The State of the Race: The American Non-Dream and its Lost Boys
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The State of the Race: The American Non-Dream and its Lost Boys

“America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely…

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WGA Preview and Predictions
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WGA Preview and Predictions

The Writers Guild will announce their winners tomorrow AM. Where in previous years the WGA’s…

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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool
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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool

Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door
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Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door

This year’s race for Best Picture has some wonderful films in the lineup suddenly. There…

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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette
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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette

One of the reasons, probably the biggest reason, Selma was shut out of the Producers…

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Producers Guild Announce Nominees
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Producers Guild Announce Nominees

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a.,…

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The State of the Race: A Tale of Two Oscars
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The State of the Race: A Tale of Two Oscars

Producers Guild Preview and Predictions – Beware the Preferential Ballot
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Producers Guild Preview and Predictions – Beware the Preferential Ballot

Enter our contest here The Eddies that announced today are really your first big consensus…

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A Letter of Thanks – To Readers, Friends, Artists
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A Letter of Thanks – To Readers, Friends, Artists

Believe it or not, I’ve been tracking the Oscars on this website for the entire…

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The Performances of the Year: Best Actor
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The Performances of the Year: Best Actor

The State of the Race:  Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season
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The State of the Race: Puppets and Peacocks – how the Tail Wags the Dog During Oscar Season

This year’s Best Picture race is wide open except for the film right at the…

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