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    Six Circuit: Which 2000 Best Director Hopeful Got Shut Out For Double Steven Soderbergh Nominations?

    Welcome to the forty-third entry in our Six Circuit series. Rules prohibit actors from being nominated twice in the same category. That’s why performers like Kate Winslet pull “category fraud” to try and earn nominations in both lead and supporting (see the 2008 race). However, there is no such rule that prohibits a director from being […] More

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    Six Circuit: Don’t Cry For The Snubbed 1996 Lead Actress That Missed – But Who Was It?

    Welcome to the forty-second entry in our Six Circuit series. As we’ve noticed after last week’s nominations, the Oscars often make the wrong decisions. However, sometimes they assemble categories that feature adventurous, offbeat and genuinely thrilling performances. The 1996 Lead Actress category comes stacked with talent in movies the Oscars might normally ignore. This year […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2014 Original Screenplay Learned the ‘Unexpected Virtue of an Oscar Snub’

    Welcome to the thirty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. The screenplay races often hold the key to predicting Best Picture. Of the last ten Best Picture winners, eight have won one of the two screenplay categories. Only “The Artist” and “The Shape of Water” won Best Picture without a corresponding screenplay win. Comparatively, only half of […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2013 Adapted Screenplay Missed Out on a Nomination?

    Welcome to the thirty-eighth entry in our Six Circuit series. Our focus this week goes to the 2013 Best Adapted Screenplay race. This year’s Oscar nominations went almost exclusively to the same movies. Of the twenty acting nominees, only ten different movies were represented. Of those ten movies, eight of them were Best Picture nominees. […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2011 Best Picture Hopeful Came ‘Incredibly Close’?

    Welcome to the thirty-seventh entry in our Six Circuit series. Of our Best Picture winners this decade, none have steamrolled the season quite like “The Artist” in 2011. The silent film won tons of Best Picture awards on its way to the Oscars. This includes the PGA, DGA, BAFTA, Critics Choice, Golden Globes Awards. Though the winner […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2009 Best Actress Hopeful Was ‘Blind Sided’ With a Snub?

    Welcome to the thirty-fifth entry in our Six Circuit series. The Best Actress category usually hands out their awards to a few types of performances. Winners in this category are either ingenues, movie stars or veteran A-list actresses. What does Oscar do when the entire lineup fits one of these categories? The 2009 Best Actress […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2016 Best Actor Contender Saw Their Oscar Chances Fall ‘by the Sea’?

    Welcome to the thirty-fourth entry in our Six Circuit series. This week takes us back to the 2016 Best Actor race. This Oscar field came under criticism for Casey Affleck‘s win amidst a serious sexual harassment allegation. The following October, the takedown of Harvey Weinstein would mark the formal beginning of the #MeToo movement. With some […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2012 Supporting Actress Got ‘Les Miserables’ News on Oscar Nomination Morning?

    Welcome to the thirty-third entry in our Six Circuit series. “It Came True.” From the announcement of Tom Hooper’s “Les Miserables,” Anne Hathaway was proclaimed frontrunner for her role as Fantine, the dying prostitute. Once we heard “I Dreamed a Dream” in the first trailer, the race was pretty much over. Still, the race for nominations […] More

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