The State of the Race: First out of the Gate
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The State of the Race: First out of the Gate

The decision to move the New York Film Critics up to be announced before the…

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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%
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The State of the Race – It isn’t the 1%, it’s the 9%

The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm
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The State of the Race: The Calm Before the Storm

As we contemplate where we’re going and where we’ve been it’s important to take note…

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The State of the Race: Climbing the tree and finding Best Picture, branch by branch
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The State of the Race: Climbing the tree and finding Best Picture, branch by branch

In the circle of gal pals we’re playfully calling Oscar’s Angels, I discuss with Anne,…

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The State of the Race – And Then Toronto Happened
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The State of the Race – And Then Toronto Happened

Usually the Oscar race feels a bend in the road right about now, with Toronto…

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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Starts, Beware the Insta-Pundit
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The State of the Race: Oscar Season Starts, Beware the Insta-Pundit

September is here at last.  Two festivals are about to decide the fates of several…

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The State of the Race: Can't Stop What's Coming
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The State of the Race: Can't Stop What's Coming

Summer is almost over.  Once August ticks over into September it’s all hands on deck.…

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The State of the Race: The Aftermath
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The State of the Race: The Aftermath

Last night’s Oscars will be remembered for several reasons. ¬†The first, there has never been…

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The State of the Race: One More for My Baby, One More for the Road
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The State of the Race: One More for My Baby, One More for the Road

As we close out Oscars 2010, with an an ending predicted but not yet determined,…

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The State of the Race – Tilting at Windmills
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The State of the Race – Tilting at Windmills

There has never been an Oscar year on record that had such strong opposing forces…

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The State of the Race: Define Best
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The State of the Race: Define Best

The State of the Race: The Best Best Pictures
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The State of the Race: The Best Best Pictures

It’s funny to think that a whole year’s worth of films can boil down to…

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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard
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The State of the Race: The Changing of the Guard

I often get asked the question if I think the Academy’s demographics are changing, if…

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The State of the Race: Landslide
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The State of the Race: Landslide

The State of the Race: Likability
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The State of the Race: Likability

Whenever I hit the “like” button on Facebook, or one of the hundreds of sites…

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The State of the Race: White Light, White Heat
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The State of the Race: White Light, White Heat

Not since the 1970s have we seen such a display of anti-heroes, reluctant leaders, and…

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The State of the Race: Going Money
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The State of the Race: Going Money

There are heroes and anti-heroes in this race. There are social networks and black swans.…

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The State of the Race: the Frontrunner
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The State of the Race: the Frontrunner

The State of the Race: The Big Split?
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The State of the Race: The Big Split?

The State of the Race: You Know More Than You Think
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The State of the Race: You Know More Than You Think

It is always around this time that we feel like we’re trying to find the…

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