Oscar Scuttlebutt: And Here Come the Critics Awards

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Though critics and the academy act independently of each other, there's a sense that one informs the other, or at least helps narrow the playing field. This week saw the release of Out of the Furnace, which was obviously intended to be in the Oscar conversation. And no matter how many screeners get sent out, with poor box office and no critical support, it's going to...

Oscar Scuttbutt: 'American Hustle' and the Coens

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This week saw the two first awards ceremonies of the season, which mostly split the good between films, with the Gotham awards giving a prize to the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, while the New York Film Critics Circle went heavy on David O. Russell's American Hustle.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Blockbuster Conundrum

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This weekend brings The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to the big screen, and it stars a number of Oscar winners and nominees. And yet its Oscar prospects are virtually nil. Is this a reflection of the considered old Academy voting block? More than likely.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Did Bruce Dern Sink His Own Ship?

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This weekend brings Nebraska to the big screen, and the film is already a big winner, as Bruce Dern won the best actor trophy at Cannes. Unfortunately, Dern has made a case that he should be up for the best actor Oscar, and that may have hurt his chances of winning a gold trophy.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Time to Take Stock of the Oscar Race

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We're just into November, and though there are definite candidates for who could be Oscar nominated, we've still got two months of releases to go, and very little sense of the room temperature. Why? Number one, because academy voters haven't seen the films, and number two, because in some cases, only a handful of people have seen the finished films.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Jared Leto, Oscar Nominee?

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This week brings two films that could/were meant to compete in the Oscars this year: Free Birds and Last Vegas Dallas Buyers Club and Diana. One has a very good shot at getting some nominations, the other....

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott are in the Mix

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This week in Oscar ephemera, we've seen 12 Years a Slave do exceptionally well in limited release, we'll see Blue is the Warmest Color hit American screens, and Ridley Scott's latest film The Counselor sneaks into theaters. And we know for sure that there's a big dog in the race.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: 'The Fifth Estate' and the Films That Whiff

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There are certain things to expect every Oscar season. The films that become the front runner early on that people haven't seen yet (which this year could be The Wolf of Wall Street or American Hustle) which sometimes deliver and sometimes don't, the sneaky films that manage to stick around (which could be Lee Daniels' The...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Could Tom Hanks Sink His Own Chances with 'Captain...

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This week brings another obvious Oscar contender into the race, the Paul Greengrass-directed Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks in one of his best on screen performances. But there's a long road to award season, and the film has a number of hurdles to clear before it becomes a serious contender.

Oscar Scuttlebutt: And We're Off to the Races with 'Gravity'

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It's October, which means that the Oscar season is starting to commence, a ride that takes us into March of next year. There have been a couple of films that may make an impression at the end of the year, but with the release of Gravity, the season begins in earnest (sorry Prisoners and Rush, you're also-rans).

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners

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If you’re like most sane people, you spent Sunday night mocking the almost ghoulishly awful series finale of Dexter (Incompetent plotting!  CGI hurricanes!  Unfortunate beards!) and reveling in the gloriously excellent penultimate episode of Breaking Bad.  Thus, this post is for you, the people who didn’t waste their time watching the 65th...

2013 Primetime Emmys: 5 Good Things About an Otherwise Depressing Show

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The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are over. The show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, and let's be honest, it wasn't his best. As a whole, the ceremony left a lot to be desired but we're staying positive. Despite the gloomy tone and multiple song and dance numbers, the Emmys had some bright spots. Here are five things that made this year's show worth watching.

Ellen DeGeneres Set To Host The 2014 Oscars

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Since the fall movie season is right around the corner, it makes total sense that we would find out who would end up hosting next year's Oscars. Seth MacFarlane's Oscar hosting received mixed reviews, so would they go ahead and rely on somebody who's hosted once before? It looks like the Academy is definitely going to dip back into their pool of previous Oscar hosts as they...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Academy Award Aftermath

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It took awhile but we all officially made it through the 85th Annual Academy Awards. There were a fair share of surprises sprinkled throughout the slightly entertaining broadcast, but now is not the time to gush about how happy we are that some people won. It's time to examine this year's list of winners and reflect on whether or not their wins were, well, deserved to be blunt.

Academy Awards: 'Paperman' Producer Kicked Out Of The Oscars For Paper...

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Prestigious awards shows don't like to be caught off guard. When Adele won Best Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammys, and a TV reporter sneaked onstage to tell her he loved her, he was arrested for his spur-of-the-moment bit. At the Oscars, Kristina Reed, producer of the short film Paperman, was temporarily kicked out of Sunday's ceremony for a harmless...

Academy Awards VOTD: Jimmy Kimmel Returns With Celebrity-Packed 'Movie: The...

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If there's anything Jimmy Kimmel loves more than hating on Matt Damon, it's hanging out with his celebrity friends. Last year following the Academy Awards, the late night host debuted Movie: The Movie, a star-studded parody that pocked fun at every movie from the previous year. This year, following the awards ceremony, he made a sequel with even more celebrities...

Oscars 2013: Best Picture Winner And Reaction

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There were a fair number of high quality movies that were granted the chance to compete for this year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards, and as the Oscar race continued on for months, we saw a number of movies bob their way in and out of first place, but only one could be named the champion of them all.

Oscars 2013: Best Actor Winner And Reaction

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A lot of folks who pay attention to the Academy Awards believed that there was one surefire winner for this year's Best Actor category. Now that's not to say that the other candidates weren't qualified enough to be in the running, but this guy is a masterful actor. But did Academy voters help make the predictions come true or not?