Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger
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Best Picture and the Critics – It’s a Cliffhanger

One of the strangest aspects of 2014 is how so many films have been harpooned…

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Checking in with the Best Contenders in the Early Part of the Race
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Checking in with the Best Contenders in the Early Part of the Race

Checking in with the Critics as we Head into Critics Week
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Checking in with the Critics as we Head into Critics Week

There have been a couple of surprising turns so far, namely that The Imitation Game…

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Thanksgiving Check-in for Best Picture Around the Web and the Screener Pile
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Thanksgiving Check-in for Best Picture Around the Web and the Screener Pile

Once the weekend is over we’ll be headlong into the early critics awards. The cards…

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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics
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Tallying up the Numbers so Far – the People vs. The Critics

I feel like I’m probably trying to make fetch happen with Gone Girl and Best…

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The State of the Race: Hello Darkness My Old Friend
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The State of the Race: Hello Darkness My Old Friend

The State of the Race: Because Sometimes We’re Wrong
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The State of the Race: Because Sometimes We’re Wrong

Last year, David Poland did an experiment. He asked the Gurus to rank the top…

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Poll: Pick the 10 most likely Best Picture nominees
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Poll: Pick the 10 most likely Best Picture nominees

We’re 5 weeks away from Telluride, 6 weeks away from Toronto. Less than 45 days.…

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A Poll: On the Hunt for Best Picture
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A Poll: On the Hunt for Best Picture

Given that our Best Picture winner will most likely emerge by October or November at…

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How Many Best Pictures Have you Seen?
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How Many Best Pictures Have you Seen?

  Buzzfeed puts us to the test to see how many Best Picture winners we’ve…

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The State of the Race: Down to the Wire, Best Picture Still Set on Telluride Time
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The State of the Race: Down to the Wire, Best Picture Still Set on Telluride Time

289 Films vie for 2013 Best Picture Oscar
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289 Films vie for 2013 Best Picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Two hundred eighty-nine feature films are eligible for the 2013 Academy…

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Oscarwatch 2013 – Why the Strong Male Lead Drives Best Picture Now
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Oscarwatch 2013 – Why the Strong Male Lead Drives Best Picture Now

This year’s Oscar race is not different from most in the last twenty years. Best…

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What Exactly is an “Oscar Movie”?
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What Exactly is an “Oscar Movie”?

A colleague of mine took issue with my early estimations of how the Best Picture…

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Why The Butler, Why Now
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Why The Butler, Why Now

First Half of the Year Best Picture Contenders
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First Half of the Year Best Picture Contenders

It seems that articles wanting to suss out the Best Picture race thus far are…

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The State of the Race: Oscar’s Best Picture Road Map Thus Far
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The State of the Race: Oscar’s Best Picture Road Map Thus Far

In one sense, the Oscars continue to matter as much, maybe more, than they ever…

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How Many Oscars Can or Will Argo Win?
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How Many Oscars Can or Will Argo Win?

Our Oscar wonk Marshall Flores made an exhaustive chart detailing Best Picture winners from the…

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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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Oscar Ballot Deadline 5pm Today – A (sort of) Cliffhanger
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Oscar Ballot Deadline 5pm Today – A (sort of) Cliffhanger

As the last remaining Oscar voters finish up their voting today and by 5pm the…

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