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We’re about to launch into our “The Case For” series but this is a great case for Boyhood to win. The Brits aren’t caught up in the industry flurry of superhero movies, which could explain why they are as in ...
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It’s difficult for many of us to be unbiased when it comes to Martin Scorsese. Very likely he could direct a remake of When Harry Met Sally and I’d think it was the greatest thing since Taxi Driver. But even ...
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In the third installment of our series looking at the Best Director category to make the best case for each one, we’re looking at David O. Russell, who makes Oscar history as the first director with back to back Best ...
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[The Case For is an annual series – we’re starting with Best Director  this is not an advertorial] Someone on Twitter asked me recently why I so strongly believed that Best Director needed to be tied to Best Picture.  After ...
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“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and ...

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Written by Craig Kennedy What do you do when you have, what I and many think, is the best American movie of the year and it also turns out to be the most controversial movie of the year? That’s Kathryn ...

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Les Miserables was considered an early frontrunner Oscar’s Best Picture before the race really began. That put it at a disadvantage immediately because most frontrunners are bigger targets when the collective believes they are going to win. It’s better, always, ...

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by Russell Hainline When I first experienced Holy Motors, Leos Carax’s sprawling surrealist journey, part of me immediately lamented the fact that the year-end awards race was likely to ignore it. It’s unapologetically strange and purposefully fantastical, difficult to fully ...
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by Marshall Flores Part of an ongoing series at Awards Daily. More “The Case For” – you can pitch yours by writing us. When it is all said and done, 2012 will go down as one of those film years where ...
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“Sometimes a man rises from the darkness. Sometimes the pit spits something back.” When we drill down to sum up The Dark Knight trilogy in simplest terms, what many will see emerge is a guy in a bat suit. There ...

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I’m not going to talk about whether Argo will or won’t. I’m only going to talk about how good it is and what a successful film it’s been this year. We’re used to Oscar years where most of the movies ...
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In the coming days, I will make a case for each contender on the Best Picture plate to win Best Picture. Silver Linings Playbook goes first. The qualifying round of the Oscar race is coming to a close. There are ...

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