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6 Auteurs: THR’s Director Roundtable

6 Auteurs: THR’s Director Roundtable

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Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Gus Van Sant,  Tom Hooper, David O. Russell gather for the director’s edition of THR‘s roundtable series. Some choice quotes after the cut.

Oscar Roundtable 2012 – Take One

Oscar Roundtable 2012 – Take One

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I assembled a group of smart Oscar watchers, critics, bloggers and journalists to kick off our 2012/2013 series of Oscar Roundtable. It’s a bittersweet resurrection, without the captain of our ship, the dearly departed Damien Bona. We’re heading into an unpredictable year with two forces speeding directly towards one another: the best year for Hollywood and independent film alike, and an uncharacteristically early Oscar ballot deadline, before either the PGA…

Oscar Roundtable 2011 – Take One

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  Welcome to our annual roundtable, third year running.  We pose some questions to some of the writers and bloggers we know for insight.  The participants this time are Inside Oscar‘s Damien Bona; The Oscar Warrior at Coming Soon; Edward Douglas;  Deadline‘s Pete Hammond; Grantland‘s Hollywood Perspectus columnist, Mark Harris;  The Toronto Star‘s Oscar columnist, Pete Howell;  EW‘s Oscar-watch columnist, Dave Karger;  Living in Cinema‘s Craig Kennedy;  In Contention‘s Guy…

Oscar Roundtable Take Two

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In light of the recent twist of this year’s race for Best Picture, I asked a few of the best and brightest in the biz for their input. The participants (in random order): Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Dave Karger, Entertainment Weekly Craig Kennedy, Living in Cinema Ed Douglas, Coming Soon Mark Harris, New York Magazine, and Pictures at a Revolution Pete Howell, The Toronto Star Katey Rich, Cinemablend Guy Lodge,…

Oscar Roundtable: EmailGate Edition

Oscar Roundtable: EmailGate Edition

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Before we get to our roundtable, Nikki Finke’s post from today: Summit through its flacks have asked LA Times blogger Pete Hammond to forward even one of the emails mentioned today, but the blogger has refused. His reason? It would “violate the confidentiality” of the recipient who is the producer’s personal acquaintance “so Chartier would know who it is” if¬†made public.¬†I have not seen¬†these personal emails myself. I do think,…

Oscar Roundtable, Take 8

Oscar Roundtable, Take 8

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It’s hard to believe we’ve done eight of these already. In this installment, the participants are: Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today Pete Hammond, Notes on a Season, The Envelope Mark Harris, New York Magazine, Pictures at a Revolution Kris Tapley, In Contention Michelle McCue, We are Movie Geeks Ryan Adams, Awards Daily Craig Kennedy, Living in Cinema 1. As we head into the last weeks of Oscar…

Oscar Roundtable Take Seven

Oscar Roundtable Take Seven

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The post nominations flurry has died down a bit. I felt less heat around these nominations than usual. Part of that was the smallish pool from which to choose this year, and part of it was that ten nominees for Best Picture turned out to be what we suspected it would be – the top ten, or thereabouts, that usually collect during the season. I wanted to hear the perspectives…

Oscar Roundtable Take 6

Oscar Roundtable Take 6

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Happy New Year Oscar Watchers! To give you a break from my prattling, here are few intelligent voices to shed light on the state of the Oscar race. The participants are: Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Pete Howell, The Toronto Star Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today Kris Tapley, In Contention Pete Hammond, Notes on a Season, LA Times Steve Pond, The Odds at Thewrap.com Nathaniel Rogers, The Film Experience Erik Childress, The…

Oscar Roundtable Take Five, Part One

Oscar Roundtable Take Five, Part One

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In our fifth Oscar roundtable we had to split it into two posts. It’s well worth the read. The Oscar season has never been more wide open in many ways and hearing about it from so many different perspectives is always a way to see things with new eyes. Damien Bona: Inside Oscar, 10th Anniversary Edition and Inside Oscar 2 Mark Harris: Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the…

Oscar Roundtable Part Two!  What Film Wins Best Pic?

Oscar Roundtable Part Two! What Film Wins Best Pic?

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Part Two of the Oscar Roundtable: Damien Bona: Inside Oscar, 10th Anniversary Edition and Inside Oscar 2 Mark Harris: Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood Susan Wloszczyna: USA Today Erik Childress: The Oscar Eye, Cinematical Edward Douglas: Coming Soon Pete Hammond:, Notes on a Season, LA Times Ryan Adams:, Awards Daily Steve Pond: The Odds, The Wrap Craig Kennedy: Living in Cinema Peter…