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Final Oscar Predictions 2013

I hoped to post about each category individually, but alas, time and life intervened so I only got through a handful. This has been a crazy awards year. Ultimately, it’s been a positive one for movies because the majority of … Continue reading

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A Statue for Every Best Picture Winner

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Picture

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Picture has been a troubling category in the last few years.  I remember being pissed off when 2006’s Babel got nominated.  While it’s a good movie, it had no business being nominated over Pan’s Labyrinth … Continue reading

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Oscar Noms Aftermath

Well, all told I didn’t do all that badly, nailing  73% of all categories not icluding shorts (those were a crapshoot) and 80% if you include my alternates. I whiffed on Emmanuelle Riva, and Amour in general. I thought the … Continue reading

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FINAL 2013 OSCAR NOMINATION PREDICTIONS

While this has been a particularly unpredictable Oscar season, now that the dust has all but settled on the nominations, a good amount of “locks” have surfaced in all categories. What makes this year more fun than most is the … Continue reading

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Those Oscar Missed: Best Documentary Feature

CONTRIBUTED BY JAKE THOMPSON Best Documentary Feature can be an excellent showcase for documentaries that should not be missed.  I admit that I don’t get to see as many as I would like to, but when I do get to … Continue reading

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Intense New Zero Dark Thirty Clip

The only knock I’ve heard so far about Zero Dark Thirty is that it’s cold, emotionless, and machine-like. Those qualities – whether accurately described or not – are precisely what I’ve learned to admire so much about Kathryn Bigelow’s previous … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Picture 2013

Best Picture Predictions (as of 11-14-12): Argo Silver Linings Playbook Lincoln Les Misérables Life of Pi Django Unchained Moonrise Kingdom Hitchcock Considering all the great movies that have appeared since I last wrote about Best Picture, there’s surprisingly little change … Continue reading

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Can a Doc Compete for Oscar?

When former Academy president Tom Sherak announced that the Oscars would move to a ten-film format, he stated the reasoning was to include “other types of films,” such as “animated films, blockbusters, and documentaries.” The former was immediately awarded a … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Picture 2013

Best Picture Predictions (08/27/12): Lincoln Les Miserables Anna Karenina Promised Land Beasts of the Southern Wild Argo Life of Pi We’re on the precipice of another awards season and the system has started to syphon out its usual contenders. You … Continue reading

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