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    Final Oscar Predictions 2018: Who Will Win the Academy Award?

    It’s Oscar weekend.  The time where the final predictions are flowing within the awards community.  As this writing is dropping late in the game, I feel as though I owe the readership an explanation to the lack of editorial coverage this week (for those who don’t follow on social media).  Last weekend, my older brother […] More

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    141 Original Scores Eligible for 90th Academy Awards®

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title: “Alien: Covenant,” Jed […] More

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    OSCARS® Narrow Down Contenders in Race for Best Documentary Short

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released a new shortlist for contenders in the Oscar race for best documentary short subject. Of the 77 eligible entries entered this year, voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch created a shortlist; From the ten on the shortlist, five will go forward to be officially […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 31: Final Predictions for Oscars 2017 Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:12:37 — 70.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, […] More

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    Overdue: Kevin O’Connell Hopes to Get Lucky With 21st Oscar Nomination

    Normally, the number 21 is associated with a celebratory rite of passage into legal adulthood. For veteran sound mixer Kevin O’Connell, 21 represents the number of times he’s been nominated for an Oscar without a win. O’Connell’s incredible craftsmanship has ridden tangentially with the evolution of sound technology. Typically films that highlight such breakthroughs are ones […] More

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    Can ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Win Best Picture Without a Screenplay Nomination?

    2016 has already shaped up to be a defining year for film, from the emergence of diverse voices in cinema, to the reemergence of some of the old guard. Perhaps the most surprising story of the year will be the forgiveness tour featuring Mel Gibson, a director and actor that had seemed to have faded […] More

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    Mica Levi, The Oscars’ Stocatto Relationship With Female Composers

      The Academy Awards have been under scrutiny the last few years for its paucity of diversity – particularly in the acting categories. Online movements such as #OscarsSoWhite have become trending debates that discuss the lack of opportunity for actors of color to receive nominations, a phenomenon which is better understood as being indicative of […] More

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    Best Picture or (The Unexpected Virtue of Best Editing)

    Casual Oscar watchers are often surprised to find out that one of the best bellwethers of Best Picture success comes in the form of a Best Editing nomination. The two share a link that is hard to ignore. Editing first became an Oscar category in 1934, and since then, only 10 films have won Best […] More

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    Oscars: Can ‘Moonlight’ Pull Off a Best Picture Upset?

    It seems that nothing can stop the speeding train of Hollywood musical joy that is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” A record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and seven record-winning Golden Globe wins carries insurmountable weight going into the 89th Academy Awards. But where there is the impossible, there is history. From “Gravity” to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” […] More

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