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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The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past
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The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past

The State of the Race: The Stuff that Dreams are Made On
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The State of the Race: The Stuff that Dreams are Made On

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded…

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The State of the Race: Best Picture, Too Close to Call
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The State of the Race: Best Picture, Too Close to Call

The Producers Guild pulled out the rug out from awards season by awarding two films…

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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party
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The State of the Race: A Wolf Crashes the Party

The early morning streets of Los Angeles were virtually empty as I drove down Wilshire…

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The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture
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The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture

In all of the ways people think the Oscar race is predictable it always turns…

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The State of the Race Part Two: The Vanishing Stories of Women
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The State of the Race Part Two: The Vanishing Stories of Women

The State of the Race: To the Wonder
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The State of the Race: To the Wonder

“The process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values, and policies in search of something in…

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The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream
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The State of the Race: The Collapse of the American Dream

“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited…

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

It isn’t just the Oscar race where everyone is an expert. We talk about movies…

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The State of the Race: One Month Away from Knowing
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The State of the Race: One Month Away from Knowing

The State of the Race: How to Fly Under the Radar
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The State of the Race: How to Fly Under the Radar

After witnessing how Argo took last year’s very competitive Best Picture race, the key to…

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