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A place to find all news, articles, nominations, winners, coverage and analysis on the Oscars.

A Record 92 Countries Submit Films for the Oscar Foreign Language Race

oscarforeignlanguageTNAngelina Jolie and Michael Haneke are two of the more high-profile filmmakers among the 92 whose films were submitted, which will have to be culled down to a shortlist of nine with the final five nominees announced in January.

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The Oscar Map #1: Will Netflix Land Its First Best Picture Nod With “Mudbound,” This Year’s Most Diverse Contender?

2017 Oscar Map #1Last year’s crop of acting nominees featured seven performers of color, but expect a regression on the diversity front this year even though Denzel Washington seems like a shoo-in for Roman Israel, Esq.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Awards Season Kicks Off With This Oscar-Centric Episode Co-Hosted by Jeffrey Wells (Video)

Meet the Movie Press Jeffrey WellsThe samurai poet of Hollywood Elsewhere joins me to discuss the box office prospects of Stephen King’s It and the merits of Richard Rushfield’s industry newsletter The Ankler.

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“Apes” Star Andy Serkis Proves Motion-Capture Actors Deserve Awards Love Too

Andy Serkis Apes OscarMo-cap work demands more of actors emotionally, physically and mentally, because they are using their imagination to create the environment, establish relationships and set the scene. The visual effects exist to serve the physical performance, not “enhance” it, writes John Rocha.

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Chris Pratt, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth Join Chris Pine In… The Academy

Chris Trio Joins AcademyWith actors like Dwayne Johnson, Simon Pegg and Riz Ahmed joining the club, plus directors Jordan Peele and Joss Whedon and longtime publicist Bumble Ward, the Academy definitely got a lot cooler today.

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Academy President Says Two PwC Accountants Responsible for Best Picture Snafu Will Never Return to the Oscars

Oscar Accountants Martha Ruiz and Brian CullinanBrian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will be watching next year’s ceremony from their living rooms after this year’s epic gaffe, though it’s unclear why Ruiz is being punished for Cullinan’s mistake.

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“Moonlight” Breaks the Mold of an Academy Award Winner

moonlight-oscars-excerpt The Academy Awards’ Best Picture gaffe turned out to be the trending topic of the evening, but the real story isn’t this embarrassing moment in Oscars history (although it did make for great television). The real story is that Moonlight won.

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Envelopegate: PricewaterhouseCoopers Falls On Its Sword Following “La La Land” Blunder at Oscars

OscarsAccounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers released a statement regarding the incident at last night’s Academy Awards that led to La La Land being announced as the winner of Best Picture.

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Oscars 2017 Review: Kimmel Slays Trump, Matt Damon During Politically Lite Ceremony with a Surprise Ending

kimmel-excerptThe 89th annual Academy Awards will not be remembered for Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting duties, a extravagant music number, a political rant, or the treats that parachuted from the sky, but for the twist ending when La La Land was named Best Picture when the winner was really Moonlight. Other than that, the evening sailed along smoothly with award show-brand jokes, bits, and boiler-plate acceptance speeches.

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What’s Next for This Year’s Oscar Nominees, From Meryl to Mahershala

mahershala-ali-excerpt Which two Oscar nominees are working with Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water? The same duo who have their eye on high-profile TV projects in 2017.

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“Moonlight” Wins Best Picture Following “La La Land” Gaffe at Oscars

Oscars Warren Beatty La La Land MistakeThis may have been the craziest Oscars of all-time! We can’t even believe what we just saw. Upset of the Century?

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Oscars 2017: The Complete List of Winners (LIVE UPDATES)

kimmel-oscars-excerptThe 89th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone! As expected, Jimmy Kimmel constantly poked fun at Matt Damon through the evening and brought his brand of humor. As for the winners, predicted favorites nabbed trophies while one unexpected surprise happened at the very end of the ceremony.

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Fake Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot: Do Voters Even Watch These Movies? (Humor)

Mean GirlsIt’s that time of year, folks! Days before the Academy Awards, we talked to actual Oscar voters to hear how poorly they’ve done their jobs. This year was no exception.

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2017 Academy Awards: Who Will Win and Who Should Win

Hell or High Water ExcerptWith the diversity and caliber of this year’s crop of Oscar nominees, it’s hard to choose one to reign over its competitors. However, we’ve taken on that daunting task to pick what we think are the best of the best and who should go home with that coveted golden statuette at the end of the night, as well as which ones probably will.

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Honest Trailer for the Oscars Recruits “Donald Trump” for “Starring” Voice Over (Video)

Honest Trailers 2017 OscarsWhich Best Picture nominee does our Twitter-happy President call “sad?” How about all of them!

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How To Watch All the Academy Award-Nominated Short Films

piper-excerptEach year, the Academy Awards tends to put a huge focus on the feature films nominated for Best Picture, but there are other films that deserve your attention — particularly the short films. And if you haven’t seen any of the shorts (and you should before the Oscars on February 26), here is a helpful guide on where you can watch them.

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Your Complete Guide to the 2017 Oscars Parties and Events

Jimmy Kimmel ExcerptUpdated 2.22: Jimmy Kimmel Live! host is set to present the Oscars to some of the brightest stars in the industry on February 26, but before that night arrives, as well as the day of, there are going to be glamorous and star-filled parties and events to celebrate the big night. Here at the Tracking Board, we have all information on the pre-parties, after-parties, and more.

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The Tracking Board’s 2017 Oscar Pool

Oscars ExcerptUpdated with winner! Once again we’re crowning one winner of the Tracking Board’s Annual Oscar Pool and award them with an exclusive prize package! Enter by February 25 for your chance to win!

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The Academy’s Animation Conundrum

Kubo ExcerptIt’s time for animated films to be allowed onto the Oscar playing field and for bodies like the Academy, which are meant to recognize and award excellence in filmmaking, to give them more consideration beyond simply their designated Best Animated Feature category.

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2017 Oscar Nominations: Top 10 Takeaways, from Diversity and “Deadpool” to the Terrible Treatment of Tom Hanks

Deadpool ExcerptThe Oscar nominations were unveiled Tuesday morning and things went pretty much as expected, with Lionsgate’s lovely musical La La Land leading the field with a record-tying 14 nominations. There were still some snubs and surprises, so here are the top 10 takeaways from the Academy’s big announcement.

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2017 Oscar Nominations – The Complete List, Led by “La La Land”

LLL d 29 _5194.NEFThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. Lionsgate’s musical “La La Land” led the pack with a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, including two for Best Song.

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The Deadpool Oscar Consternation

DeadpoolDeadpool was one of the best pictures of the year, but will the Academy deter from their usual practice of voting for award-bait drama films and nominate this wisecracking superhero flick? And if it does, will it mean anything to the larger landscape of blockbusters and the Oscars?

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The Tracking Board’s State of the Race: A Look at this Year’s Top Oscar Contenders

Academy-Awards-Statues*UPDATED* We’re less than two weeks away from the Academy Awards and with five wins at this year’s BAFTA Awards, La La Land still remains the Oscar favorite. Surprisingly, it’s biggest competitor, Moonlight didn’t nab any trophies at the ceremony, while a couple of other surprises have thrown things off course in some categories.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tapped to Host 2017 Academy Awards

kimmelThe Jimmy Kimmel Live! host has been tapped to host 2017 Academy Awards. While he’s hosted several other live shows, including the 2016 Emmy Awards, this will be his first time hosting the Oscars, the film industry’s biggest night of the year.

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd Confirmed to Produce 89th Academy Awards

Michael De Luca Jennifer Todd ExcerptThe search for next year’s Oscars producers has finally been completed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Academy Awards, which is set to air on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.

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The Complete List of Winners From The 88th Academy Awards (LIVE UPDATES)

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The complete list of winners from the 88th Annual Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock. Find out who took home the coveted Oscar at this year’s ceremony!

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And The Winner Of The Tracking Board’s 2016 Oscar Pool Is…

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Drum roll please…

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The Tracking Board’s Final Oscar Predictions (Updated With Results)

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We’ve compiled the latest odds from the top Vegas oddsmakers and applied our insider analysis to bring you our final predictions for some of this year’s biggest races ahead of this Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards. Plus, see where our readers rank the nominees according to our annual Oscar Pool!

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The Tracking Board’s 2016 Oscar Pool Is Underway!


The Tracking Board’s annual Oscar pool is still now closed! We’re tallying up the votes and will announce the winner shortly!

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The Tracking Board’s 2016 Oscar Predictions (Updated With The Latest Odds!)

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With the 88th Academy Awards fast approaching, we’ve compiled the latest odds from the top Vegas oddsmakers and applied our insider analysis to bring you our predictions for some of this year’s biggest races. Updated with the latest odds on 2.25.16!

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