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Academy Invites 271 New Members – Rob Riggle?

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Here are the invitees. Interesting to note that they’re inviting only one female director is invited. But the diversity is once again remarkable. The 2014 invitees are: Directors Hany Abu-Assad – “Omar,” “Paradise Now” Jay Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus” Mark Duplass – “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Cyrus” David Gordon Green – “Joe,” “Pineapple Express” Gavin O’Connor – “Warrior,” “Miracle” Gina Prince-Bythewood – “The Secret Life…

More Numbers Explainers – Oscar’s Math

More Numbers Explainers – Oscar’s Math

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I think I just don’t have any room left in my brain’s hard drive to tackle this thing, that must explain why I choose not to think about it. Good thing others are. The folks over at Film School Rejects have worked it all out – thanks to reader Loyal who brought it to our attention. They’ve clarified in a way a dolt like me almost understands. Starting with: The…

Can Wall-E Be Nominated for Best Picture?

Can Wall-E Be Nominated for Best Picture?

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Tom O’Neil at Gold Derby talks to several people about the chance of the little robot making it into the big five. Here is what Mark Harris had to say and then we can talk a bit about how the balloting works: I think a big difference between this year and last year is that at the end of 2007 the number of movies with some sort of passionate following…