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Glenn Close is the woman behind the man in first trailer for ‘The Wife’

Behind every great man is a great woman, the saying goes. Six-time Academy Award nominee Glenn Close sets to define that starring in The Wife as a woman named Joan Castleman who has spent a lifetime sacrificing her own talent and career to bolster her husband’s. When Joe Castleman (played by Jonathan Pryce) is rewarded with the Nobel Prize for ...

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2019 Oscars: The Best Actress Contenders (March)

As it often is, Best Actress is one of the more exciting Oscar categories this year. It’s jammed full of previous winners and nominees, including a few yearning for major comebacks. It’s also a wealth of new talent just bursting at the seams. I’m slotting Viola Davis at #1 for Widows. After the hemming and hawing over which category she’d ...

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2018 Oscar Contenders: Best Actress

After what most felt was a stellar year for lead female performances in 2016, resulting in one of the most competitive Oscar races in years, the 2018 race is looking quite full as well. Previous Oscar winners and nominees are going to flood this year, as well as some ladies looking for their first nomination in breakthrough or classic ‘deglam’ ...

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2017 Oscar Nominations: The Video Announcements

There were a lot of mixed feelings about the Oscar nomination presentation yesterday. Most seemed to feel the pre-recorded elements were sleepy and subdued and the energy and crackle of excitement from the press and publicists in the audience were sorely missed. I’m in agreement there. The alphabetized format from the somnambulant announcer gave little in the way of surprise. Only ...

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2017 Oscars: New Format to be Used for Oscar Nomination Announcement

When the Oscar nominations are announced on January 24th, there will be a dramatic departure from the format that we’ve been used to. The nominations announcement will still take place in the early AM hours and is set to begin at5:18am PST. But instead of being at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater with press present for live reactions, it will now ...

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The Curious Case of FX at the Emmys

As the Emmy award season approaches, I thought it would be interesting to delve into the Emmy history of the FX network which has both opened up the Emmy game to basic cable networks in a way that was never thought possible before the early 2000s, but has also endured a number of surprising, and frustrating, award snubs. The FX ...

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