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Oscar Roundtable: EmailGate Edition

Before we get to our roundtable, Nikki Finke's post from today: Summit through its flacks have asked LA Times blogger Pete Hammond to forward even one of the emails mentioned today, but the blogger has refused. His reason? It would…

Oscar Roundtable, Take 8

It's hard to believe we've done eight of these already. In this installment, the participants are: Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today Pete Hammond, Notes on a Season, The Envelope Mark Harris, New York Magazine,…

Oscar Roundtable Take Seven

The post nominations flurry has died down a bit. I felt less heat around these nominations than usual. Part of that was the smallish pool from which to choose this year, and part of it was that ten nominees for Best Picture turned out…

Oscar Roundtable Take 6

Happy New Year Oscar Watchers! To give you a break from my prattling, here are few intelligent voices to shed light on the state of the Oscar race. The participants are: Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Pete Howell, The Toronto Star Susan…

Oscar Roundtable Take Five, Part One

In our fifth Oscar roundtable we had to split it into two posts. It's well worth the read. The Oscar season has never been more wide open in many ways and hearing about it from so many different perspectives is always a way to see…

Oscar Roundtable Take 4

It's always illuminating to hear from various smart folks around the web and I feel grateful that they indulge my needling questions week after week; after all, it isn't like any of the have any time to spare. I figure, the more…

Oscar Roundtable Take Three

Reaching out to the various journalists and bloggers who write up the awards race reveals wise minds, and love of cinema. The fact is, this isn't an actual roundtable - it's a q&a sent out to various people whose opinions I value.…

Virtual Oscars Roundtable: The Directors

For our second round, we have a few different voices. The aim this time around was to address the added tension this year of a great many women really in the game for the first time. There have been one here, another there before. But…

Virtual Oscars Roundtable

I sent out a few questions that have been running around in my head lately. I sent them to people whose ideas I value and who might offer something beyond what I can answer for myself. Every Oscar year is different. Some of them fly by,…