Oscar Scuttlebutt: '12 Years a Slave' and the Aftermath

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Last night ended the Oscar season in perhaps the best way possible. After months of hype, backlash, and then the modest waves of backlash to the backlash, the ceremonies concluded with mostly good choices, which is always (pleasantly) surprising.

2014 Academy Awards: Jimmy Kimmel Remakes YouTube's Viral Videos With...

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For late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, Oscar night isn't about the prestigious awards. He does however like to gather a bunch of his celebrity friends, many of who are Academy Award winners and nominees and make funny parody videos. In previous years he delivered the Movie: The Movie franchise, but this year he went a different route and recreated some of YouTube's viral...

The 2014 Academy Awards: And The Oscars Go To...

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It’s that time of year again: the Academy Awards are upon us.  It’s the 86th annual celebration of the best that cinema has to offer (or the best films that didn’t ruffle the feathers of Academy voters—seriously, people, no Before Midnight?  Come on!).

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Ten Films You Forgot Were Oscar Contenders

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Every year there are films that are nominated for Oscars that got there because of campaigning, and sometimes a dearth of other possible candidates. These are films that were nominated for things because of possibly contractually obligated Oscar pushes, or because it was assumed they were better than they were. Here are a list of ten films from the last ten years that have either been...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Room Temperature

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We're still a couple of weeks away from the Oscar ceremonies, we won't see the results until March 2, and not much is going to change between now and then as with twenty days left, voting is mostly done (though voters have until February 25 to submit). Whatever curve balls are to be left (like the Woody Allen situation) have to hit now.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Cate Blanchett and the Guilds

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There are some new things to report in the Oscar race, some good, some not so hot. Old wounds have been reopened in the last couple weeks, and a very public family battle that may have sunk an Oscar favorite's chances.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: What are the Odds?

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So now we have the nominations for 2014 Oscar ceremony, but let's face it, some people have better chances than others. Let us face that Christian Bale, as talented as he is, doesn't stand a snowball's chance it heck at winning the best Actor Oscar, even though he's nominated. So, let's eliminate the unlikies, and break it down to who stands the best chance of winning.

The 86th Academy Awards Nominees Are...

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The day is finally here—early this morning, the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced.  Unsurprisingly, American Hustle, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Nebraska were all well-recognized.  Surprisingly, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Butler, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, and...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Nominations are Over, Let's Get On With It

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Tomorrow will offer the announcements for the Oscars, which means that part of the journey is almost over. We're at the midway point of season, and we're about to see things get really interesting. Especially when you have incidents like David O. Russell comparing Jennifer Lawrence's Hunger Games contract to slavery.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The DGA and the Tightening Race

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Though the box office hasn't been stellar, the late birth of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street may have given it more energy than some of the other limited release Oscar contenders. At least it seems that way going by the DGA announcements.

Alfonso Cuaron and Martin Scorsese Lead the 2013 DGA Nominations

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The DGA nominations (and usually the winners) are one of the clearest bellwethers for how the Oscars are going to go down. This year's five nominations helps set up a playing field, and it's one where David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese will compete for the same award.

2014 Writers Guild Nominations: The Stars And Snubs

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The annual WGA Awards fills me with delight, only because it's giving much needed credit to a number of screenwriters who should be receiving more love for their work. While I don't agree with all the selections of the 2014 WGA nominations, there are still a few great ones that got the acknowledgement that they deserve.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: As the Year Ends....

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2013 began with Texas Chainsaw 3D, and is closing with a smattering of films that could get some awards love, with The Wolf of Wall Street the strongest, and with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a question mark. Have we learned anything? Probably not.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: SAG and the Golden Globes Enter the Fore

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This past week has seen The Golden Globes and SAG announce their nominees. Has everyone seen all the films in contention at this point? Maybe. But it's just as likely that The Wolf of Wall Street wasn't screened for everyone, though that didn't stop the Globes from nominating the film and Leonardo DiCaprio. Such is awards season.

News Roundup: 'House Of Cards' Season 2 Trailer, 'Sin City 2' Teaser...

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One of the most anticipated shows of 2014 is, without a doubt, House Of Cards. The Netflix original series has gotten a lot of love lately – earlier this week if was nominated for four Golden Globes as well as other prestigious awards. A new, full-length trailer has hit the web, check it out below. Also, a teaser poster for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has been released. We...