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The thing over at Gold Derby is to make predicting a game so why not put your predictions out front before anyone has seen anything and/or Telluride has hit. Premature expectations, though, can mostly guarantee that the movies in question will be obliterated come awards time. That doesn’t mean it will happen that way this […]
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Marya E. Gates was frustrated, as we women often are, about some list that came out – I don’t even remember what it was – oh right, the BBC’s ludicrous list of the 100 Greatest American films or some such. Naturally, no women were included on it. Women are not ...
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With tent-pole season winding to a close and the festival stretch quickly approaching, Jordan looks back with appreciation at some summer highlights we hope can maintain momentum as we round the turn and head toward September. – Ryan “Mad Max: Fury Road” & “Inside Out” Summer 2015 might very well ...
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Awards Daily TV’s Joey Moser thinks it’s criminal that Orange is the New Black is only nominated for 4 Emmys. Did everyone think that everyone else was going to nominate it for stuff, so they didn’t bother? Is this an example of the Netflix/binge schedule hurting one’s chances for awards ...
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Parks and Recreation had a great run on NBC thanks to a brilliant, tight-knit cast and lead Amy Poehler’s infectious enthusiasm. It was a unique series that spent time finding the humor in decent, ordinary people. It’s the rare sitcom that finely honed its craft as it aired, growing its ...
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Jennifer Lawrence has topped the 2015 list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses. Forbes Magazine has estimated the Oscar Winning actress earned $52 million dollars last year. In second place was Avengers star Scarlett Johannson who earned $35.5 million. Rounding out the top 3 was Melissa McCarthy with $23 million dollars. ...
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Ryan, Craig and I discuss the 6th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Will Rogers and held in March of 1933. It was the longest span of time between Oscar ceremonies — almost a year and a half — in order to get the Oscars in sync with a Jan-Dec calendar ...
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So much of the time now reviews of new films are written by people who don’t have a strong grasp of film history or, I’d wager to guess, enough life experience. I always get shit for this as critics become defensive but in truth, it is the rare young writer ...
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Better Call Saul carries the tradition of Breaking Bad in a new direction – one that warrants serious Emmy consideration for Outstanding Drama Series, according to ADTV’s Robin Write.  Read more…
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This looks pretty great all the way around, I have to admit. Someone seems to have finally put Matt Damon’s sense of humor to good use. Can it possibly be as good as its trailer? Written by the hard working Drew Goddard whose list of credits includes Alias and Lost, ...
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Jeff Wells floated an interesting theory over at Hollywood-Elsewhere about how Best Actress might be Jennifer Lawrence’s to lose if certain factors fall into place. The thing holding her back is that she’s recently won. That’s why Julianne Moore can’t really pull off a win for Freeheld — she pulled ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates a monster and it all goes wrong. After 70 previous incarnations on film, Paul McGuigan directs a version of Mary ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging performances of its tight-knit cast members.  Read the entire piece over at ADTV… (No computers were harmed during the writing ...
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The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015. Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will be the Closing Night. The rest of the lineup include a few to look foward to, like Catherine Hardwick’s Miss You Already, and two of my favorite filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden ...
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The Awards Daily TV gang analyzed the major Emmy acting races in both Drama and Comedy categories with an eye toward finding the frontrunners (Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep) and the dark horse candidates (Robin Wright, House of Cards; Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback – pictured). Take a look at each post ...
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As promising as the gloss critics had already given Straight Outta Compton, the multi-faceted bio-pic of rap group N.W.A. achieved something else this weekend that can only add to its sheen. Exceeding Universal’s best expectations, the first box-office estimates yesterday were in $56 million range — and today that amazing ...
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Megan McLachlan makes the Emmy case for AMC’s Mad Men over at Awards Daily TV. Given its iconic status and acclaimed finale, Mad Men is the clear choice to win Outstanding Drama Series, according to Megan.  Read her analysis over at ADTV…
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    Anticipation is building for a David O. Russell film starring Jennifer Lawrence. She’s not a supporting character this time around but the lead.  Co-stars include Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen.
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Todd Haynes’ period piece, Carol received a lot of enthusiastic praise when it screened earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The first trailer for the film has emerged showing Cate Blanchett as a woman in a loveless marriage who falls for a department store worker played by Mara ...
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This week around the Water Cooler, Joey, Megan and Clarence cast their virtual ballots for the major 2015 Emmy categories. Official Emmy voting starts today, so the Cooler gang decided to lend their expert opinions and advice to those undecided Emmy voters who may need a little assistance. Again, this ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the ...
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Todd Haynes’ period piece, Carol received a lot of enthusiastic praise when it screened earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The first trailer for the film has emerged ...
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