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    Nods that make you go “Hmmmm….?”

    Twitter inspired me today. Craig Kennedy of Living in Cinema along with my staff and other followers joined in a conversation with me about some films we are not expecting.  It happens every year.  We think we have nailed down the categories to about five, six, or seven films and/or performances that...

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    Taking Questions for Power Hour!

    It’s our FINAL podcast BEFORE Oscar nominations are announced.  I’m sure you all have a lot on your mind.  You don’t have to just submit questions this time around, you can give some nice, well-thought out theories on how the race could go as well as general inquiries.  We’ll be reading them...

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    National Society of Film Critics awards Haneke, Riva, and ‘Amour’

    The Full Winners Are: Best Picture: “Amour” (28) Runners-up: “The Master” (25); “Zero Dark Thirty” (18) Best Director: Michael Haneke, “Amour” (27) Runners-up: Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master” (24); Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty” (24) Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln” (59) Runners-up: Denis Lavant, “Holy Motors” (49); Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” (49) Best Actress: Emmanuelle Riva,...

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    Oscar Ballots Are In, Which Films are Out?

    After months of speculation, whining, theorizing, the Oscar ballots have been turned in and the nominations will be announced this Thursday, January 10 @ 8:30 am Eastern Time.  To celebrate this momentous occasion,  the staff and I will be broadcasting a LIVE Nominations Edition of Power Hour on Thursday morning.  We will likely jump on...

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    In Line: Michelle Williams

    If I were composing (and this isn’t to say I won’t) a the top ten list of working actresses in line to win an Oscar, Michelle Williams would be near the front of the pack.  I would have never thought that “Jen” from “Dawson’s Creek”, my favorite WB show when I was...