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Our friends at Fandor have created a cool digital flip book detailing an “alternative history” of the Academy Awards. In its pages, you won’t find a dry recap of the films that have won Oscar gold over the years. Instead they have opted for a less traditional approach, featuring: Films that might have won Oscars, […]

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In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton […]

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The AMPAS’s sound categories—Achievement Sound Mixing and Achievement in Sound Editing—are often trivialized afterthoughts to viewers at home, and even to some Academy voters who may not be primed in the specific mechanics of cinematic sound. The Hollywood Reporter disclosed an anonymous Academy member’s ballot earlier this week. The voter abstained from discussing the sound […]

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We’ll be posting our predictions a bit later but wanted to give you a crack at the predictions contest. The winner received a $100 gift card to
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Scott Feinberg talks to an Academy voter who reveals her true opinions. As someone on the receiving end of a letter by an Academy voter, these two sound like they sit at the same table. Entitled, pampered, wealthy Hollywood business people. To this voter, money is more important than just about anything, which makes me […]
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We live in era where every journalist and every news site is click-bait hungry. They’re looking for any controversy to draw readers, drive comments and jack up traffic. At what cost? When the rope tightens around the neck of honorable films because there’s nothing left to attack, it does damage to the most vulnerable. It […]

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When I look at how Oscar race 2014 turned out I see the worst case scenario, almost, all the way down the line. Every bad thing that could happen did happen. What I see when I look at this year’s race is nothing but limitations. The legendary Patti Smith shut out of Best Song, Gillian […]
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One thing I do love about this film is its focus on the female character, Jane Hawking. While it would have been great if Jane Hawking had chosen a female to adapt the work, this was clearly a passion project for the writer – and that counts for a lot. Just watching these clips you […]

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Gold Derby is paying out a cool $1,000 for the winner of this year’s Oscar prediction contest. Head on over to play. Tom O’Neil who runs Gold Derby asked me why, if I keep saying Birdman is going to win Best Picture, I keep predicting Boyhood. Here is my answer: 1) I have predicted no […]
The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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On Saturday I will attend the Spirit Awards. The next day I’m going to the Oscars. I think I have a dress. I have earrings and I’m watching lots of makeup tutorials on Youtube. Oh, for the days before “mature skin.” I am grateful for the invite for the Academy. None of the complaints I […]

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It’s an interesting thing, awards season. It is never to be taken all that seriously, we get that. It does, by no means, declare anything or mean anything except to take a snapshot of who these people are at any point in time. It doesn’t reflect what the ticket-buyers think is best and it doesn’t […]

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Feature English Language – Effects/Foley: “American Sniper” Feature English Language – Dialogue/ADR: “Unbroken” Feature Music: “Birdman” Feature Musical: “Get On Up” Feature Foreign Language – Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR: “The Liberator” Feature Animation: “Big Hero 6” Feature Documentary: “Warsaw Uprising” TV Animation – Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR: “Star Wars: Rebels” – “Gathering Forces” TV Documentary Long Form – Effects/Foley/Dialogue/ADR: “Foo Fighters: […]

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Predictably, the cinematographers at the ASC gave their top prize to Emmanuel Lubezki after winning it last year for Gravity. Lubezki too Gravity all the way to Oscar and now he’s taking Birdman. Two out of the “three amigos” get the job done with Chivo. Theatrical Motion Picture: Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki Episode Of A Regular […]

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“I talked to my friends in the Academy and none of them are voting for Boyhood,” an Academy member told me. Actually, I don’t think of him as an Academy member but a smart, funny, engaged, curious filmmaker. His information greatly disappointed me. I tried not to be an asshole about it but you know, […]
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Results are in! And the winners are… Dr Rob, Sasha and I will have some observations to make after we’ve had a chance to dig into the details and study how the ballots broke this way and that. But we wanted to get these online right away. Any questions? Dr. Rob is here to give […]

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