THE BRIEF

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzx1X9Y6sPk[/youtube] I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That’s all I’m saying.

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Yeah, it’s gonna get taken down soon but while it lasts… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLJobVC7uR4[/youtube]

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Ouch, the Hollywood Reporter announces that the Oscar telecast had its lowest ratings in two decades: According to ABC’s very preliminary household metered market overnights, the awards averaged a 21.9 rating/33 share. That’s down a sharp 21% from last year and the lowest on record in at least 20 years. ...

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Adam Bernstein Alice Villalobos Brandon Weinbrenner Brian Erickson Clint Tsao Gene Springs gerald granozio Congratulations to AD reader Brandon Jones for correctly predicting 20 categories at this year’s Oscars. This makes him our grand prize winner. Runners up, with a whopping 19 were Arun Welandawe Prematilleke and Daniel Gardabie Finally, ...

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ONTD yet again gives us something interesting from the Oscar race – how fashion influenced the red carpet. Check out the dresses and the fashions that inspired them.

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Commenter John writes: You know, I thought it was a fantastic Oscar telecast. Great hosting, great presenters, everyone looked great (well almost). DESERVING winners. Interesting Lifetime Achievement winner. Nice musical performances. The show ended before midnight. Great montages/clips of the past 80 yrs. I could go on ……. THEN, you ...

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We’re all happy for Diablo Cody winning an Oscar this year for writing the only $100 million dollar baby in the race, her being a woman and all. The folks at ONTD have captioned this “Diablo Cody doing what she does best.” Who hasn’t dreamed of winning an Oscar and ...

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ONTD posts a nice shot of Zac Efron as he will appear in Me and Orson Welles, directed by Richard Linklater.

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Carpetbagger does a recount with hanging chads and discovers he was 16 rather than 18 right. I think that makes Kris Tapley the winner with 18 (we had contest winners, though, who got that and higher, so I guess this must mean that the pros, as usual, did not top ...

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The AP tracks reasons why the 80th telecast might have been dull as soup – predictable winners, the writers strike, the rain — but decide in the end that: Stewart, back for a second turn as host, was vastly improved from his 2006 appearance. He proved equal to the challenge ...

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Americans better start upping their game is they’re to keep up with the likes of these folks.

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Too often Oscar winners are rudely played off. Well, not this time. They brought back Marketa Irglova to give the speech she didn’t get a chance to give. Wonderful move, AMPAS.

The State of the Race

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)

When this website first began its grand experiment of cracking the code of why some films make it into the Oscar race and why other films don’t, there were three major ...
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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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From Sasha’s review of Youth at Cannes in May: Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening ...
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I ...
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