The State of the Race

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The Oscar season can be divided into different parts, some more concentrated than others, some more important than others. The degree of importance fluctuates season to season. Some years Cannes ...

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Why Film Awards Are Still Important As Oscar season wakes up from its long nap, there are yet still more voices, every day more voices, flooding the niche. Can the ...

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I say Holy Crap, but Ryan’s email to me actually said Holy Fuck! This news comes to me while vacationing in Yosemite. Ten years of watching the Oscar race I’ve ...

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The day the Oscar ceremony was held, I had come down with a pretty bad cold. The season had taken its toll on me at last.  That made me slightly ...

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As we wind down the 2008 Oscar year, it’s time to take a look back at the wreckage. What went right, what went wrong, how come no one cares? It ...

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Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year’s Best Picture nominees. All five of them are safe choices, which could mean progress in certain areas ...

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The world has changed since the US elected its first African-American president. The news that White America could and did elect the right person for the job has renewed our ...

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We’re putting the cart before the horse For the first time as far back as I can remember most of the films being bandied about for the Big Oscar Five ...

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This is all very bizarre, Oscar watchers. None of the films being discussed have opened to the public and yet they’ve had their ups and downs all over the web. ...

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The Dark Knight Score Disqualified Rejecting the Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard score for The Dark Knight is nothing new per the Academy’s usual protocol. Anyone with high hopes ...

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There is a reason why, in 2008, Meryl Streep, after thirty years as a working actor, is doing her best work. She has allowed herself to evolve as a human ...

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Over at Hollywood-Elsewhere, Jeff Wells reports that both Milk and Frost/Nixon are pretty good, in his estimations. He gives them both about an 8.5 on a scale of one to ...

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Looming Large 2008 is shaping up to be another year of an Oscar season that echoes the 1970s. At this stage of the game, when so many of the big ...

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Welcome to the first State of the Race column of the 2008 season. What does that mean? Not a whole lot, full disclosure. It is still way too early to ...

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