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Six Spot: Which 2010 Best Actor Contender Didn’t Stand a Chance Against ‘King’s Speech’?

Welcome to the twenty-fifth entry in our Six Spot series. The first Best Actor race of the '10s might have been one of the easiest...

Six Spot: Which 2016 Supporting Actress Hopeful Ran Up Against ‘Fences’?

Welcome to the twenty-fifth entry in our Six Spot series. The 2016 Best Supporting Actress lineup feels like a safe but representative choice of what...

Six Spot: Which 2006 Supporting Actor Saw Their Oscar Hopes Get ‘Departed’

Welcome to the twenty-fourth entry in our Six Spot series. If we’re being honest, the Supporting Actor category often is the snooziest of the categories....

Six Spot: Which Adaptation Did Not Make The Cut in The 2001 Screenplay Race?

Cheers for the twenty-third entry in our Six Spot series. Our latest request takes us back to the 2001 Adapted Screenplay category. On the surface,...

Six Spot: Which 2003 Best Original Screenplay Contender Had Their Oscar Buzz ‘Lost In...

Join us for the twenty-second entry of our Six Spot series. Sofia Coppola had quite the year in 2003. Not only did the filmmaker win...

Six Spot: It’s No Oscar For Which Film in the 2007 Best Picture Race?

Cheers for the twenty-first entry in our Six Spot series. This week takes us to the 2007 Best Picture race. The Coen Brothers’ western drama...

Six Spot: Which Director’s Name Wasn’t Called For Best Director in 2016

We’ve made it to the twentieth entry in our Six Spot series! This week, we reignite one of the most famous Oscar battles. The “La...

Six Spot: Which Actress Was Left Out Of the 1994 Best Actress Field?

Welcome to the nineteenth entry in our Six Spot series. The year 1994 features some of the most contentious Oscar races. "Forrest Gump" was selected...

Six Spot: Which Actor Sang A Sour Note in the 2002 Best Actor Race?

Welcome to the eighteenth entry in our Six Spot series. Few Oscar wins are as memorable as Adrien Brody's Best Actor performance for "The Pianist"...

Six Spot: Which Actress Missed Out On The Category Fraud Filled 2015 Supporting Actress...

Welcome to the seventeenth entry in our Six Spot series. If only supporting in name, the Supporting Actress category has yielded some of the...

Six Spot: Which Actor Fell Victim To The Joker in The 2008 Supporting Actor...

What better way to celebrate the Sweet Sixteen in our Six Spot series then by looking at a slew of performances by men well...

Six Spot: Which 2016 Best Original Screenplay Hopeful Got Lost At ‘Sea’

It's time for episode number fifteen in our Six Spot series! The year is 2016. "La La Land" fever has swept the Academy on Oscar...

Six Spot: Which Film Did Oscar Not Call By Name For 2017 Best Adapted...

Welcome to the fourteenth entry in our Six Spot series! Call us by your name and we'll call you by ours. James Ivory became the...

Six Spot: Who Didn’t Make it to Mordor in the 2003 Best Picture Race?

Our Six Spot series has officially reached the terrible teens with our 13th entry! Few wins were as unanimously beloved as "Lord of the Rings:...

Six Spot: Which Director Missed Out on the 2009 ‘Battle of the Exes’ Director...

We've reached a dozen entries in our Six Spot series! Few narratives have been as juicy and satisfying as the 2009 Battle of the Exes....

Six Spot: Which Actress Sang A Sad Tune After Missing the 2007 Lead Actress...

Welcome to the eleventh entry in our Six Spot series! This week we are looking at the 2007 Best Actress race. This category was notable...

Six Spot: Which Actor Missed A Step On Their Way To Oscar in 2011?

Our tenth entry in the Six Spot series is a perfect ten! The 2011 Best Actor race was filled with a lot of interesting narratives. The war...

Six Spot: Who Missed Out On Best Supporting Actress in 2010?

Start your week off right with the ninth entry in our latest Six Spot series. The 2010 Supporting Actress lineup featured a pretty strong group of...

Six Spot: Which Actor Contender Got KO’d in the 2015 Supporting Actor Race

Happy Monday and welcome back to our eighth entry in our Six Spot series. We continue on in the 2015 Oscar race with Best Supporting Actor. The...

Six Spot: What Could Have Joined ‘Spotlight’ in the 2015 Best Picture Race?

Happy Morning after the Oscars! Treat your Oscar hangover with the seventh entry in our Six Spot series. This special entry should be renamed Ninth Spot. We’re...

Six Spot: Three Devils Face Off For A Slot In The 2006 Adapted Screenplay

Welcome to the lucky number seventh installment of our Six Spot series, spotlighting all the people who came in 6th place at the Oscars. This...

Six Spot: Paul Thomas Anderson Vs. Science Fiction in the 2012 Original Screenplay Race?

Welcome to our favorite part of Mondays. Check out our special sixth installment of the latest Six Spot series, spotlighting all the people who came in...

Six Spot: Who Did Bennett Miller Kick Out of the 2014 Best Director Race?

Welcome to the fifth installment in our Six Spot series, spotlighting all the people who wished they were Oscar’s #5. The 2014 Director race was...

Six Spot: With ‘Titanic’ Sweeping the Oscars, Who Was Next In Line for Best...

Welcome back for the fourth installment in our Six Spot series! Jack Nicholson made his way to his third career win in 1997. Much like in 1975,...

Six Spot: Between Adams and Chastain, Who Missed the 2016 Best Actress Race?

Third times the charm with the new and improved Six Spot series! We’ve turned our attention to one of my favorite categories. That’s right, it’s Best...

Six Spot: 2013 Best Supporting Actor

Welcome to the second post of the newly revived Six Spot series! You’ve asked, and we’ve delivered. We polled users on Twitter to see which year we...

Six Spot: Supporting Actress 2017

All hail the return of Six Spot! We’re back analyzing who came closest to an Oscar nomination in any given category, in any given year,...

Six Spot: Best Actress 1995 – Who Was the ‘Dead Girl’ Walking?

Welcome back to Six Spot! Who were the unlucky people who clocked in at number six, just missing the coveted Oscar nomination? We’re here...

Six Spot: Best Supporting Actress (2014)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept...

Six Spot: Best Supporting Actor (2010)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept...

Six Spot: Best Actor in a Leading Role (2014)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you’re new, the concept...

Six Spot: Best Actress in a Leading Role (2015)

Welcome back to Six Spot!  Click the link if you want to read back issues of Six Spot, but if you're new, the concept...

Six Spot #14: Best Picture 1999

Welcome back to The Six Spot! If you’d like to catch up on the season premiere of Six Spot, wherein I discuss the 1995 Best...

Six Spot #13: Best Picture 1995

Welcome back to The Six Spot! If you’d like to catch up on the season premiere of Six Spot, wherein I discuss the 2015...

Six Spot #12: 2014 Best Supporting Actress

Welcome back to The Six Spot! Long time no see! In case you’re new to Six Spot, here’s an easy rundown: I look at...