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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 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 2016 Best Picture Hopeful Strayed Far From the ‘Moonlight’?

    Welcome to the twenty-ninth entry in our Six Circuit series. Even accounting for recency bias, the misreading of the 2016 Best Picture winner at the Oscars will go down as one of the most memorable telecast moments in the Academy’s history. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were tasked with giving out the last award of the night. […] More

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    Six Circuit: Which 2011 Best Actress Got Snubbed By ‘The Iron Lady’?

    NOTE: “Six Spot” will now be known as “SIX CIRCUIT.” A wide variety of “overdue” narratives fought for the Best Actress prize in 2011. Meryl Streep was in search of her third Oscar, as it had been 29 years since her previous win (“Sophie’s Choice” in 1982). Though she had not had as long of […] More

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    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. Even when there are fantastic winners (Christopher Plummer for “Beginners,” Javier Bardem for “No Country for Old Men), they often come from lineups with real head scratching nominees (Nick Nolte […] More

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    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, this particular year and category doesn’t have any surprises. Best Picture winner “A Beautiful Mind” took home the prize for writer Akiva Goldsman while three of the five nominees were […] More

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    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 “No Country for Old Men” won four Oscars this year, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem) and Best Adapted Screenplay. While that film ran away with […] More

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