Kathleen Kennedy: Desert Island Producer
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Kathleen Kennedy: Desert Island Producer

Since the Oscar race that started with Argo in Telluride is now finishing with Argo…

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Ben Affleck and the Charm Offensive
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Ben Affleck and the Charm Offensive

All the films up for Best Picture are formidable challengers in their own right. But…

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Best Actress: The Veterans and the Rising Stars
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Best Actress: The Veterans and the Rising Stars

When Emmanuelle Riva won the BAFTA for Best Actress it underscored what we’ve been saying…

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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down
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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down

“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly,…

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Academy unveils gallery of artwork inspired by Best Picture nominees
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Academy unveils gallery of artwork inspired by Best Picture nominees

The rest, after the cut. THE ACADEMY AND GALLERY1988 PRESENT A NEW EXHIBITION “FOR YOUR…

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The State of the Race: Do the Guilds Tell Oscar What to Do?
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The State of the Race: Do the Guilds Tell Oscar What to Do?

“People will think…” “What I tell them to think.” — Citizen Kane This year has…

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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: Ruminating on Argo as The Frontrunner

Before I begin, let me explain. It’s true that we’ve reached the moment in every…

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The State of the Race: The Winners Circle
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The State of the Race: The Winners Circle

  “Fame you’ll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win…

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Life of Pi, Anna Karenina, Skyfall win Art Directors Guild Awards
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Life of Pi, Anna Karenina, Skyfall win Art Directors Guild Awards

Best Art Direction for a Fantasy Film: David Gropman for Life of Pi Best Art…

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Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo
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Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo

19th Annual SAG Awards spread the wealth; Lincoln leads with two wins
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19th Annual SAG Awards spread the wealth; Lincoln leads with two wins

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DANIEL DAY-LEWIS…

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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead
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The State of the Race: Argo Takes Back the Lead

The State of the Race: You Can’t Stop What’s Coming
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The State of the Race: You Can’t Stop What’s Coming

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to…

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SAG Preview – The Silver Acting Playbook
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SAG Preview – The Silver Acting Playbook

If there is to be a Crash/Driving Miss Daisy/Chariots of Fire-like upset in Best Picture,…

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Producers Guild Preview and Predictions
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Producers Guild Preview and Predictions

  It wasn’t really until 2013 that anyone discussed this idea that Kathleen Kennedy, one…

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Oscar Flashback – 12 Nominations
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Oscar Flashback – 12 Nominations

Right now, Scott Feinberg over at Hollywood Reporter, has Lincoln winning four Oscars: Best Picture,…

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The State of the Race – Heroes, Real and Imagined
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The State of the Race – Heroes, Real and Imagined

The Oscar race in 2012 has boiled down to heroic characters leading the charge towards…

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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years
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Oscar Flashback – The Freak Years

We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly…

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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln
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The Audacity of a Film About Ideas: the Case for Lincoln

The Golden Globes – The Tragic and the Sublime
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The Golden Globes – The Tragic and the Sublime

The Golden Globes, like the Critics Choice,  had their ballots turned in before the Oscar…

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