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Oscar Primer Part Two — How the Oscars Work, Best Picture Edition

Every year when Oscar nominees are announced, they are examined for racial representation. If the films up for Best Picture are inclusive, the nominations pass the test for racial diversity. But if they're not, the Academy is slammed for being "so white" and "out of touch." As the final destination for each year's trip through American cinema, the Academy usually takes all of the heat for whatever is missing at the last stop of the journey, but in general the factors that determine Best Picture contenders start building much earlier than this. This year, right on...

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Best Picture — Box Office Check

Most of the films in the Best Picture race are still playing in theaters and still making money. Several of them are available on streaming, including Parasite most recently, but also Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, obviously Marriage Story and The Irishman, but also Joker. A film that didn't make the Best Picture cut is Knives Out, which sits at a whopping $146 million right now. 1917 opened small then exploded when it opened wide on January 10 and has made most of its money in the past few weeks. Likewise, Little Women is still going strong and probably will cross the $100 million mark soon. Can Parasite and Jojo Rabbit make more money with Oscar buzz to take them closer to $100...

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Betting Odds Reflect Chaos of This Year’s Oscar Race

If you're interested in betting on this year's Oscar race, it is going to be a wild ride, I can assure you. Although many people believe they know how this race will go, there are still various scenarios that could play out regardless. Over at Sports Betting Dime, their odds favor 1917, then Parasite, then Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The Best Director odds are in a similar order, with Sam Mendes at the top, followed by Bong Joon Ho and then Quentin Tarantino. In terms of stats, the DGA winner has always come from either the Globe or the PGA. In this case, both would point to Mendes. 2009: Kathryn Bigelow — PGA 2010: Tom Hooper — PGA 2011: Michel Hazanavicius —...

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AD’s Oscar Squad Rings In After SAG

Awards Daily's Oscar Squad has weighed in following this weekend's guild trifecta: ACE Eddies, PGA, and SAG. The picture and director races are fairly evenly split between the two widely perceived front runners: Bong Joon-ho's Parasite and Sam Mendes' 1917. The Squad (mostly) co-signs the SAG winners and (mostly) across the board predicts Oscar will follow suit. Here are the current standings. We'll publish a new run after this weekend's DGA announcement. Picture Director Actress Actor Supporting Actress Supporting Actor Original Screenplay Adapted Screenplay Editing Cinematography

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Best Picture — Over to You, DGA

As of today, we still don't have a definitive  precursor to nail down Best Director or Best Picture. In terms of Best Director, the Golden Globes and the DGA are still the best predictors to tell us who will win Best Director in the era of the preferential ballot. Let's go back to look at 20 years of Oscar-winning directors — keeping in mind two factors necessary to understand stats: In 2004, the Academy pushed the date of the Oscars up one month, from late March to late February — that shifted the movies seen earlier at film festivals like Telluride and Venice to the front of the line. Since 2009, the Academy expanded its ballot to embrace more that five movies per year...

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MPSE Awards 1917 and Ford v Ferrari

The MPSE Golden Reel Awards were held last night. The "big" awards were split between 1917 and Ford v Ferrari: Feature Motion Picture – Feature Animation: “Toy Story 4” Feature Motion Picture – Dialogue / ADR: “1917” Feature Motion Picture – Effects / Foley: “Ford v Ferrari” Feature Motion Picture – Music Underscore: “Jojo Rabbit” Feature Documentary: “Echo in the Canyon” Foreign Language Feature: “Parasite” Musical: “Rocketman” Computer Cinematic: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)” Computer Interactive Game Play: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)” Live-Action Under 35:00: “Barry”: “ronny/lily” Episodic Short Form – Dialogue/ADR: “Modern Love”: “Take Me as I Am” Episodic Short Form – Effects / Foley: “The Mandalorian”: “Chapter One” Episodic Short Form – Music / Musical: “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”:...

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Parasite, Zellweger, Phoenix, Dern, and Pitt Win 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Motion Picture Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture "Parasite" Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Renée Zellweger, "Judy" Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Joaquin Phoenix "Joker" Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Laura Dern, "Marriage Story" Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture "Avengers: Endgame" Lifetime Achievement Award Robert De Niro Television Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series "The Crown" Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in...

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The Cooler Gang Reacts to Those Oscar Nominations

Well, they are here! The nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards have been announced, and people have opinions! Clarence is off this week, so it's like the loons running the asylum with Joey at the helm. With Joker leading the nominations, does that make it a frontrunner? Is it still between 1917, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, and Parasite? Let's take a moment of silence for Jennifer Lopez's miss. The Cooler Gang tries to focus on some positive nominations with the inevitable brouhaha over this year's announcement. We close our podcast, as always, with the...

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Best Picture

DGA Nominations*
BAFTA Nominations*
PGA Win+ Nominations*
WGA Nominations*
SAG win+/nominations*
ACE Eddie win+ /nominations*
CAS Nominations*
Costume Design Guild Nominations* Art Directors Guild Nominations*
Golden Globe Win+ /nomination*
Critics Choice win+ /nominees*
LAFCA+
NYFCO+
NBR winner*/top ten+
NYFCC winner+

1917++********
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*+**********
Parasite++***++****
The Irishman++**********
Jojo Rabbit*******+***
Joker**********
Marriage Story*******
Little Women+**
Ford V. Ferrari*****

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker ++++*
Adam Driver, Marriage Story****
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood****
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes**
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory+*+*

Best Actress

Renee Zellweger, Judy++++*
Charlize Theron, Bombshell ****
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story****
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet***
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women***

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood++++*
Joe Pesci, The Irishman+*+***
Tom Hanks, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood***
Al Pacino, The Irishman****
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes***

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story+++*++*
Margot Robbie, Bombshell****
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit***
Florence Pugh, Little Women**
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell+*

Best Director

Sam Mendes, 1917+***
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood+****
Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite*+***
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman****
Todd Phillips, Joker**

Original Screenplay

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino++**
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach*+***
Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han*+***
1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Sam Mendes*
Knives Out, Rian Johnson***

Adapted Screenplay

Little Women, Greta Gerwig+**
The Irishman, Steve Zaillian+****
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi***
Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver***
The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten***

Cinematography

1917+**
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*
Joker**
The Irishman**
The Lighthouse**

Editing

Parasite*+
Jojo Rabbit+
Ford v Ferarri***
The Irishman***
Joker**

Production Design

1917***
The Irishman***
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood***
Parasite**
Jojo Rabbit*

Sound Mixing

1917*
Ford v Ferrari*
Joker*
Ad Astra
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferarri
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Joker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Costume Design

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood**
Little Women**
The Irishman**
Jojo Rabbit*
Joker

Visual Effects

1917**
The Irishman**
Avengers: Endgame**
The Lion King*
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker*

Original Score

Joker+*
1917***
Marriage Story**
Little Women***
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker*

Original Song

“(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
“I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin
“I'm Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“Stand Up” from “Harriet” Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Makeup and Hair

1917*
Bombshell*
Joker*
Judy*
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Animated Feature

Toy Story 4***
Missing Link+
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World**
I Lost My Body+
Klaus

Documentary Feature

Honeyland+
For Sama*
American Factory*
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy

Language Feature

Parasite, South Korea+++
Pain and Glory, Spain*
Les Misérables, France*
Honeyland, North Macedonia
Corpus Christi, Poland

Live Action Short

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Documentary Short

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
In the Absence
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Animated Short

Hair Love
Dcera (Daughter)
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Picture

DGA Nominations*
BAFTA Nominations*
PGA Nominations*
WGA Nominations*
SAG nominations*
ACE Eddie nominations*
CAS Nominations*
Costume Design Guild Nominations* Art Directors Guild Nominations*
Golden Globe Win+ /nomination*
Critics Choice nominees*
LAFCA+
NYFCO+
NBR winner*/top ten+
NYFCC winner+

1917*+********
The Irishman++**********
Parasite++*********
Jojo Rabbit***********
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*+**********
Joker**********
Marriage Story*******
Ford V. Ferrari*****
Little Women+**

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker ++***
Adam Driver, Marriage Story****
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood****
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes**
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory+*+*

Best Actress

Renee Zellweger, Judy++***
Charlize Theron, Bombshell ****
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story****
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet***
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women***

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood++***
Joe Pesci, The Irishman+*+***
Tom Hanks, Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood***
Al Pacino, The Irishman****
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes***

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story+++****
Margot Robbie, Bombshell****
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit****
Florence Pugh, Little Women**
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell+*

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood+****
Sam Mendes, 1917+***
Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite*+***
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman****
Todd Phillips, Joker**

Original Screenplay

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino++**
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach*+***
Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han*+***
1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, Sam Mendes*
Knives Out, Rian Johnson***

Adapted Screenplay

Little Women, Greta Gerwig+**
The Irishman, Steve Zaillian+****
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi***
Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver***
The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten***

Cinematography

1917+**
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood*
Joker**
The Irishman**
The Lighthouse**

Editing

Ford v Ferarri***
The Irishman***
Joker**
Parasite**
Jojo Rabbit*

Production Design

1917***
The Irishman***
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood***
Parasite**
Jojo Rabbit*

Sound Mixing

1917*
Ford v Ferrari*
Joker*
Ad Astra
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferarri
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Joker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Costume Design

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood**
Little Women**
The Irishman**
Jojo Rabbit*
Joker

Visual Effects

1917**
The Irishman**
Avengers: Endgame**
The Lion King*
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker*

Original Score

Joker+*
1917***
Marriage Story**
Little Women***
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker*

Original Song

“(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
“I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin
“I'm Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
“Stand Up” from “Harriet” Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Makeup and Hair

1917*
Bombshell*
Joker*
Judy*
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Animated Feature

Toy Story 4***
Missing Link+
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World**
I Lost My Body+
Klaus

Documentary Feature

Honeyland+
For Sama*
American Factory*
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy

Language Feature

Parasite, South Korea+++
Pain and Glory, Spain*
Les Misérables, France*
Honeyland, North Macedonia
Corpus Christi, Poland

Live Action Short

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Documentary Short

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
In the Absence
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Animated Short

Hair Love
Dcera (Daughter)
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

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