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‘The Shape of Water’ is NOT a conventional Best Picture winner

I suppose it was inevitable. Almost immediately after Guillermo del Toro’s adult fantasy The Shape of Water was announced as Best Picture by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came the claims that somehow its win was ‘conventional’ or ‘safe.’ Was it conventional in theme – underdog triumphing over a greater evil – sure. But in subject and execution – absolutely …

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Worst Picture/Best Picture: Showgirls and Braveheart (1995)

Showgirls – “From the deer in the headlights performance of Elizabeth Berkley, to the so far over the top that you need a telescope to look down at it dialogue, this film is a camp masterpiece. Never before have so many cliches and ridiculous scenarios been gathered in one film.” (khia213, IMDb.com) Braveheart – “With breathtaking skill, Gibson captures the exhilaration and …

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2017 Oscars: Stats, Facts and Trivia and the Million Dollar Baby Connection

Despite the truly bizarre ending of the wrong film initially being announced as Best Picture, last night’s Oscars was filled with lots of streaks that held true, some that broke and history made. Here are some of the statistics, facts, and trivia about the winners and losers of the 89th Academy Awards.   Broken Streaks, Broken Records and Firsts La La …

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