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: The “Oscar Movie”
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The State of the Race: The “Oscar Movie”

“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.” ―…

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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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The State of the Race: And Then There Were Women
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The State of the Race: And Then There Were Women

As the 2014/2015 Oscar race begins to take shape, pundits are circling the possibilities.  They…

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The State of the Race: What We Talk About When We Talk About Consensus
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The State of the Race: What We Talk About When We Talk About Consensus

As we head into awards season, it’s a good time to start talking about the…

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The State of the Race: “But is it an Oscar Movie?”
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The State of the Race: “But is it an Oscar Movie?”

It’s 1941. A movie comes out that blasts a character who has an uncanny resemblance…

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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Primer, Hold onto Your Butts
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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Primer, Hold onto Your Butts

Or How to Maintain One’s Self Respect When Things Start to Get Ugly… The New…

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The State of the Race: In the Heat of the Season
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The State of the Race: In the Heat of the Season

The Best Picture lineup of 2014 has one more pit stop before it reveals itself.…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture Watch – Will the Winner Emerge at Toronto?
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The State of the Race: Best Picture Watch – Will the Winner Emerge at Toronto?

The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg just put it this way, “The eventual best picture Oscar…

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The State of the Race: How Telluride Shapes the Oscars
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The State of the Race: How Telluride Shapes the Oscars

Every year after Telluride there is the sense that bigger, better movies could still come…

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The State of the Race: The First Gurus of Gold of the Season
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The State of the Race: The First Gurus of Gold of the Season

I love the Oscar race. I hate the Oscar race. And yet, the season is upon…

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The State of the Race: Will Best Picture Ever Be More or Less Than Nine?
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The State of the Race: Will Best Picture Ever Be More or Less Than Nine?

The State of the Race: What Does “Too Dark” for “The Academy” Really Mean?
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The State of the Race: What Does “Too Dark” for “The Academy” Really Mean?

This question shadows the Oscar race from the beginning of the year onward. It stood…

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The State of the Race: What We Can Learn from Cannes So Far
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The State of the Race: What We Can Learn from Cannes So Far

It’s best not to think about the Oscar race when in Cannes. Why would you?…

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The State of the Race: Where the Oscars Go when Television Starts to Lead
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The State of the Race: Where the Oscars Go when Television Starts to Lead

The times, they are changing.  When True Detective aired, the buzz caught on slowly.  Folks…

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The State of the Race: All Over But the Shouting
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The State of the Race: All Over But the Shouting

“I remember those cheers, They still ring in my ears, And for years they remain…

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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

The State of the Race: Hope is the Thing with Feathers
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The State of the Race: Hope is the Thing with Feathers

The State of the Race: On the Eve of Oscar Voting, Heroes vs “Heroes”
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The State of the Race: On the Eve of Oscar Voting, Heroes vs “Heroes”

The State of the Race: The Eddie Keeps the Race Wide Open – Enter Captain Phillips
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The State of the Race: The Eddie Keeps the Race Wide Open – Enter Captain Phillips

Last night in the Arlington theater I sat next to the Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg.…

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