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| March 2, 2014 | 12 Comments

Enter our contest, if you haven’t already.   Our BIG BAD PREDICTIONS CHART – special thanks to Marshall Flores for helping out with that.   Must-read: Finding the real Patsey from 12 Years a Slave Add your predictions for 3 major upsets, if you haven’t already. Check out Kris... (Read More)

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Will the Spirit Awards Outshine Oscar?

| March 2, 2014 | 44 Comments

Rain and wind soaked the proceedings at yesterday’s Spirit Awards, held inside a tent right on the beach. Massive, folding waves twisted themselves around before pounding the shoreline. For the first time in my 15 years on the Oscar beat I was covering the Independent Spirit Awards in person.... (Read More)

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15 Annual No Guts, No Glory Oscar Edition

| March 1, 2014 | 200 Comments

Well my dear Oscarwatchers, as Iggy Pop would say, “it’ll all be over soon.” And indeed, 2013 is almost over. What a year for movies. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s results have been worth the blood, sweat and tears. Many of us think there will be upsets but we don’t know... (Read More)

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12 Years a Slave sweeps Spirit Awards

| March 1, 2014 | 48 Comments

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Best Lead Female: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Lead Male: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Cinematography: Sean... (Read More)

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Big Bad Predictions Chart Up and Running

| February 28, 2014 | 69 Comments

Our BIG CHART is up.  We do this every year – but keep checking back because we improve it, add to it, correct it in the days/hours/minutes leading up to Sunday’s Oscars. These charts go back to my favorite Oscar year, 2006. It’s fun to look at them through... (Read More)

Oscar Haiku Book Giveaway Winners!

| February 28, 2014 | 10 Comments

And the winners are… Akumax! J.A.H.! Since all the haiku were smart and elegant, this had to be a random drawing, one chance at entry per reader.  I just wanted to add though: all the efforts of everyone who participated gave me a great deal of pleasure to read... (Read More)