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2017 Emmys: Drama Series Analysis

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This year’s Drama Series category is first notable not for what’s going to make it in but what isn’t. Downton Abbey‘s first season was as a Miniseries (where it won) but once it was decided the show would continue on it was submitted in Drama Series where it was nominated for all of its five-season run, never winning the top ...

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Frontrunner Friday: Female Directors, Auteurs, Oscar Favorites and a WWII-heavy slate

Top: John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's Untitled Detroit Riots Project; Kristen Wiig and Matt Damon in Downsizing
Bottom: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post; Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell in Mudbound

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing, The Post and Mudbound head up this week’s Frontrunner Friday So early, still so many predictions of the ‘good on paper’ variety but that isn’t stopping us from looking at what is or might be drawing buzz towards the march to Oscar next season. Kathryn Bigelow’s (still) Untitled Detroit Riots Project remains in the top ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions – BEST PICTURE (March)

Top: Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Detroit Riots Project, Downsizing
Bottom: Wonderstruck, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk

Moonlight‘s surprise win in Best Picture just over a week ago should have lit a fire under the collective asses of Oscar predictors. Defying all possible odds to best the perceived frontrunner (even with its weak spots)  means the Academy was ready for something different and weren’t about to be told what was going to win. Does that mean the ...

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2017 Oscars: 145 Films Submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar

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LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Over a dozen entries are currently available for streaming on Netflix, including 13th, Amanda Knox, Audrie & Daisy, Colliding Dreams, Hooligan Sparrow and Our Last Tango. Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, was this year’s Oscar winner. Check out ...

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2017 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (October)

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Not a lot of major changes this month other than La La Land locking in its Best Picture frontrunner status with a perfect score of 100 from the Gold Rush Gang. Billy Lynn remains at #2. Manchester by the Sea swaps with Silence for the #3 and #4 spot with Moonlight, Arrival, Fences, Sully and Lion rounding out the top 10 once again. ...

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First trailer for Ava DuVernay’s prison doc ’13th’ is a story “150 years in the making”

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  The first trailer for 13th, from Ava DuVernay (Selma), is a searing indictment on the enslavement of the black community in the United States via the 13th amendment and the political and financial explosion of the for-profit US prison system. The documentary, the first from DuVernay, features archival footage and testimonies from activists, politicians, and historians, including Michelle Alexander, ...

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Emmy Podcast #11: TV Movies and Limited Series’ Take the Front Seat with special guest Todd VanDerWerff

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In our first Emmy podcast for the 2015/2016 television season, I am joined by Vox.com’s Culture Editor Todd VanDerWerff for a deep dive into this year’s Emmy predictions. With TV Movies, Miniseries and Limited Series dominating the attention and airwaves for the last couple of years (this year in particular) the majority of our conversation circulates around these categories. American ...

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