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Oscar Roundtable Take 4

Oscar Roundtable Take 4

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It’s always illuminating to hear from various smart folks around the web and I feel grateful that they indulge my needling questions week after week; after all, it isn’t like any of the have any time to spare. I figure, the more intelligence we can bring to the table the better. This week we’re pondering the Governors Awards, the bad economy on the Oscar race and getting a sneak peek…

Oscar Roundtable Take Three

Oscar Roundtable Take Three

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Reaching out to the various journalists and bloggers who write up the awards race reveals wise minds, and love of cinema. The fact is, this isn’t an actual roundtable – it’s a q&a sent out to various people whose opinions I value. I don’t think any of these writers would be doing what they do if they didn’t love movies. This is really what drives the whole Oscar watching business….

Virtual Oscars Roundtable: The Directors

Virtual Oscars Roundtable: The Directors

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For our second round, we have a few different voices. The aim this time around was to address the added tension this year of a great many women really in the game for the first time. There have been one here, another there before. But rarely have we had so many real contenders for Best Picture that were helmed by women, especially where it doesn’t even seem to be about…

Virtual Oscars Roundtable

Virtual Oscars Roundtable

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I sent out a few questions that have been running around in my head lately. I sent them to people whose ideas I value and who might offer something beyond what I can answer for myself. Every Oscar year is different. Some of them fly by, like last year when Slumdog Millionaire started winning and didn’t stop. Some of them linger on until the very last agonizing moment when it…