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Live or livestream: How to watch the 91st Oscars

The Academy Awards, with its yearly dwindling ratings, has been behind the curve in how it gets the show in front of viewers in the ever-changing landscape of television watching. For the first time, you’ll be able to livestream the Oscars telecast through services like Hulu and YouTubeTV. Link here. https://www.oscars.org/how-to-watch/index.html You can also find out how to watch via …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE

Roma (Netflix) Here we are. After the most tumultuous Oscar season in memory, the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, is still up in the air. It’s one of the great ironies of Oscar watching and predicting; we hate it when everything is predictable and “boring” yet panic when things are truly up in the air. Damned if you …

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2019 Oscars: Academy Reverses Decision After Industry Protest; All 24 Categories Will Be Broadcast Live

After a truly wild week of social media uproar and industry backlash from actors, directors and editors, cinematographers and makeup & hairstylists guilds, the Academy and Oscars producers have relented. All 24 categories will be presented in the live Oscars broadcast. Industry Open Letter to Academy Reaches 550+ This decision breaks from Academy protocol that would have required the 54-member …

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Can the Academy Save Itself From Itself?

It was one thing that film fans and Oscar fans alike joined forces to decry the Academy’s decision to move four categories – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live-Action Short and Makeup & Hairstyling – to commercial breaks (to be edited into the show later) I don’t know if they were expected the level of anger and even vitriol that came their …

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Oscars: Full breakdown of speech length for 2018 Oscar winners

Mark Bridges, Costume Design winner for Phantom Thread, gave the shortest speech at the 90th Oscars – 52 seconds (photo: The Hollywood Reporter) Earlier this week I detailed what it would take to get to a 3-hour Oscar telecast (and why I think they shouldn’t do it) that included a full time breakdown of last year’s show. Today, as an …

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2019 Oscars: Production team for 91st Academy Awards announced

Production Team Welcomes New Faces, Includes Veterans Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss today announced 11 key members of the production team for the 91st Oscars, which will air live on Sunday, February 24th on ABC.  It was previously announced that Weiss would be returning as director for his fourth consecutive year, while sharing producing duties with Gigliotti for the …

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Frontrunner Friday: Guilds start rolling in but the Oscar race is still open

Last weekend, the Screen Actors Guild gave us another piece of the prediction puzzle, with three actors securing their frontrunner status to near-locked while one blew the doors open on its race. Glenn Close (The Wife), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Mahershala Ali (Green Book) were already the leaders in their respective races but now with SAGs in their hands …

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