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2018 Oscars: ‘Shape of Water’ wins Best Pic; Jordan Peele makes history

  After one of the wildest awards seasons in years; a strange combination of rubber-stamped acting winners and a completely up in the air Best Picture race, Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale The Shape of Water came out triumphant, winning Best Picture, Director, Score and Production Design. The Shape of Water came into the Oscars with wins from the …

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Check out the Oscars stage ahead of this Sunday’s Academy Awards

Lush, lavish and lovely. This year’s Oscars stage is dripping with luxurious style and over 45 million Swarovski crystals in one of the most elaborate single use stage pieces ever produced. It was created by famed Tony and Emmy-winning designer Derek McLane, in his sixth year as the show’s set creator and what we’ll see will be a range of …

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FINAL Oscar Winner Predictions for the 90th Academy Awards

Here we go. After one of the wildest and most unpredictable Oscar seasons in recent memory with regards to the top category, Best Picture, the Gold Rush Gang and myself have finally settled on our final Oscar winner predictions. Or have we? LISTEN: Oscar Podcast #65: FINAL Oscar winner predictions with Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson Three films have #1 spots …

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2018 Oscars: Sufjan Stevens, Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige and more to perform

Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar® winner Common will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Oscars®ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network. “We’re excited to have these talented …

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2018 Oscars: 10 More Presenters Added; including Gal Gadot, Oscar Isaac, Eva Marie Saint, Zendaya

Academy Awards producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have announced 10 more presenters for the 90th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network. The additional presenters include Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and …

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2018 Oscars: First Presenters Announced including Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis

The first presenters for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced including three of last year’s acting winners: Emma Stone (Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land), Mahershala Ali (Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight) and Viola Davis (Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences). The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, …

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Academy to End Paper Ballots for Oscars Next Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that this will be the last year that Oscar voters will be using paper ballots to submit their choices for the Academy Awards. Starting next year, Academy members will be required to vote electronically, putting them in line with the Television Academy (the Emmys) and the Recording Academy (the Grammys) …

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2018 Oscars: Live-Action Shorts Reviews

The 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films will be released in theaters on February 9th and On Demand February 27th before the Oscars on March 4th. Here are my reviews of the Live Action nominees. Click on the titles for the trailers to each film. DEKALB ELEMENTARY Country of origin: USA Language: English Directed by: Reed Van Dyk 21 minutes As we …

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2018 Oscars: The Animated Feature and Original Song Connection

Disney/Pixar’s COCO is nominated for Animated Feature and Original Song – can it win both? The connection between animated films and the Original Song Oscar is relatively new one. From the inception of the Original Song category only two songs from animated films won between 1934 and 1988 (“When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio – 1940 and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” …

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