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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)

The 12 Years a Slave producers + Lupita

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)


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)


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)