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‘Grace and Frankie’ Gets a Season 5 with guest star RuPaul

The fourth season of Grace and Frankie just dropped on Netflix on January 19th but the streamer has already renewed the show for a fifth season to debut in 2019. RuPaul joins the cast as a guest star in season five as Benjamin Le Day, a “formidable and quick-witted adversary who faces off with Grace and Frankie.” Grace and Frankie’s ...

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that ...

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2017-2018 Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Winner

  The Best Picture Oscar nominees are out and we also have the beginning of guild awards season underway with winners from CSA, PGA and SAG to help set us on the path Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture winner. Here is my ranking of who’s ahead based on who has the most guild nominations and wins, BAFTA nominations, ...

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Key Dates and Deadlines Between January 1st and the Oscars (March 4th)

It’s the new year and we now enter what is essentially Phase II of awards season. The majority of critics’ groups have announced winners (or at least nominees) with some still to reveal this month. But January is where the heavy hitters land with the televised awards: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and the Screen Actors Guild. It’s also when ...

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Selma, Mr. Turner, Theory of Everything Ineligible for WGA Awards

As it happens every year, a handful of Oscar hopefuls are not going to hear their names called out when the Writers Guild of America announces their nominations on January 7th. The WGA has always ended up with more than a few headscratchers in their nominations and it’s largely due to the strict rules governing their awards. If the writer ...

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BAFTA : How It Could Influence the Oscar Race

By Alex K Kay For all intents and purposes, the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (popularly acronym’d as BAFTA) is the penultimate bellwether precursor event before the big one: the Oscars. The critics groups have had their say, the Golden Globes have sprinkled their fairy dust on the proceedings, giving 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle their ...

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WGA Winners: Her and Captain Phillips Win as Hustle and Wolf Tumble

Spike Jonze’s Her beat out David O. Russell’s American Hustle for the Writers Guild’s highest honor for original screenplays and set itself up for a potential upset on Oscar night. Hustle was seen as the favorite here but its loss tonight and its no-show in the PGA tie is showing the film is a distant third in the Oscar race, ...

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