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Should All Academy Members Be Allowed to Vote For Every Oscar Category?

OscarsExcerptEast Coast Editor Edward Douglas wonders whether Academy members should be tested for their knowledge of filmmaking before voting rather than be admitted to the most exclusive film group merely based on prestige alone.

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Super-Premature 2019 Oscar Nomination Predictions, Because You Know You’re Curious About “Black Panther’s” Chances

2019 NomineesDamien Chazelle and his First Man star Ryan Gosling will square off once again against Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk), but will the team behind the Dick Cheney movie get the last laugh, or will it be Martin Scorsese and his Netflix movie The Irishman?

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Just When I Thought I Was Out, the Oscars Keep Pulling Me Back In With Their Heart, Humor and Humanity

Guillermo Wins“Sure, awards season is a horrible slog and the Oscars always last longer than they should, but honestly, I can’t help myself. I’m like the Grinch who has a heart two sizes too small at the beginning of the show, but by the time Best Picture has been handed out, it has grown three full sizes,” writes Neil Turitz.

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“The Shape of Water” Triumphs at the Oscars, Becoming the First Sci-Fi Movie to Win Best Picture

shape of waterBut in the end, when everything was said and done, the right movie probably won Best Picture. The Shape of Water truly represents the best of Hollywood, from its flawless direction and stunning production design to its sumptuous score and rich performances, three of which earned Oscar nominations.

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The Complete List of 2018 Oscar Winners — “The Shape of Water” Night’s Big Winner

OscarsExcerptWith 13 nominations, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy-drama walked away with four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Score and Production Design.

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Apes Together Strong… But Not Strong Enough for the Academy?

Andy Serkis Apes OscarWar for the Planet of the Apes is the third movie in the 20th Century Fox franchise that received critical raves for its visual FX then was snubbed by the Oscars. What does the Academy have against apes?

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“The Emoji Movie” Leads the 38th Razzies with Four “Awards” (Video)

emojiboxofficeexcerpt2Fifty Shades Darker won two awards while both Tom Cruise and Tyler Perry “won” their second Razzies.

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“Get Out” Wins Top Awards at 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards

GothamsGetOUtTNFrances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney continued their road to Oscar night with Indie Spirit wins.

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Is There Any Room for Potential Surprises, Spoilers on Oscar Night?

OscarSurprisesCollageWe look at some of the categories that might throw a wrench into your Oscar pool if things don’t go as some are expecting.

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Go Big or “Get Out”: No, PricewaterhouseCoopers Wasn’t Hacked, It’s Just Our 2018 Oscar Predictions

Get Out Best PictureAll eyes are on the heated Best Picture race, but Best Cinematography and Best Original Screenplay are two categories that are worth paying close attention to, as either one may signal this year’s big winner.

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Academy Awards Could Redefine What It Means To Be Best Actor

adrien brody“The state of being a man, of being old enough and mature enough is so severed that brilliant performances are often neglected. This lack of diversity throughout the years means the Best Actor category is stacked with older men who have, paid their dues to get even the head nod of being nominated,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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How Can the Oscars Measure Up After Last Year’s Unforgettable Ending? Bet on “Black Panther” and the Bearded Lady

Ways to Spice Up the OscarsIt would be great if the Moonlight team comes out to bask in the triumphant moment they were robbed of last year and give a proper acceptance speech before handing out Best Picture to their successor,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Oscars Parties and Events

OscarsExcerptJimmy Kimmel is set to present the Oscars to some of the brightest stars in the industry on March 4, 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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Now and Then: Before They Were Oscar Nominees (Video)

NowThenCollageMany of this year’s acting nominees have had long and full careers before this year’s nominations. Not all their early choices were particularly sound, but some of this year’s nominees have been paying their dues for decades.

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Reviewing the 2018 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts

LiveActionShorts2018CollageDeKalb Elementary, The Eleven O’Clock, My Nephew Emmett, The Silent Child and Watu Woke (All of Us) are all good, but which one is likely to win the Oscar in this extremely tough category?

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The Complete List of 2018 BAFTA Awards Winners

BAFTA2017Martin McDonagh’s won five BAFTAs including Best Film, Best British Film and for its Original Screenplay, while Guillermo del Toro’s earned three including Best Director.

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The Complete List of Winners from the 2018 WGA Awards

WGAAwardsJordan Peele’s Get Out and James Ivory’s Call Me By Your Name scripts won the top film prizes while The Handmaid’s Tale continued its winning streak with two awards.

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“Call Me By Your Name,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” Win This Year’s USC Scripter Awards

USCScripterWinnerAwarded to screenwriter and original author of the source material, the USC Scripter has been given out since 1988. The film prize often is a herald for the WGA and Oscar winner in the adapted screenplay category.

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Views are Changing Towards “Oscar Fodder” Yet Some Actors, Filmmakers Still Can’t Catch a Break

GyllenhaalHanksOScarsAre this year’s unconventional nominees meant to stir things up from the norm or is there actual bias against certain actors and filmmakers because they’re such obvious choices?

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Reviewing the 2018 Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

OscarAnimatedShortsOur first series of brief reviews of the Oscar-nominated shorts currently playing in 200 theaters across the country before Oscar night on March 4.

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Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele Win First DGA Awards – The Complete List of Winners

DelToroPeeleDGAsHulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and HBO’s Big Little Lies continued their 2018 winning streak by winning the DGA Award in their respective categories.

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Oscar Politics: How Important Social Issues Might Affect Best Picture and Other Categories

OscarPoliticsExamining the upcoming Oscar race and the socio-poligical implications of some of the Best Picture nominees and how their relevance to what’s happening in the world might give them an advantage.

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Oscar Videos Explaining Craft Categories are Star Studded (Videos)

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The videos each feature wonderfully talented actresses including Gal Gadot, Rosario Dawson, and Salma Hayek.

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2018 Academy Awards: The Full List of Nominations for the 90th Oscars

JenkinsHawkinsShapeOfWater1Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led the nominations with 13 including for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and three acting nominations.

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5 Burning Questions About Tomorrow’s Oscar Nominations, Plus Our Wild and Crazy Predictions

Oscar Nom QuadWill Greta Gerwig crack the Best Director field for Lady Bird, or does Jordan Peele stand a better chance for Get Out? Come back in just a few more hours and find out!

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“Transformers: The Last Knight” Leads 38th Annual Razzie Nominations

TransformersExcerpt The nominees for the mock award show were unveiled Monday morning, a day before the Academy Award nominations.

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“Three Billboards” and “Big Little Lies” Win Big at the 2018 SAG Awards

SAGAwards2018The HBO limited series nabbed wins for Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgaard, while Three Billboards took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and individual awards for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell.

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“Mandy” Review: Nicolas Cage’s Deranged Revenge Thriller Is Lush and Gorgeous, Even at Its Ugliest

Mandy ReviewDirector Panos Cosmatos and his co-writer Aaron Stewart-Ahn absolutely know what movie they’re making, and they are after something that draws together all of the various things that have influenced them in a way that is personal and authentic, and not just about what looks cool,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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“Shape of Water,” “Handmaid’s Tale” and “Mrs. Maisel” Big Winners at Producers Guild Awards

pga-excerptThe annual awards from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) help to define the upcoming Oscars with Disney-Pixar’s Coco and Brett Morgen’s Jane continuing to win in the animated and documentary categories.

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USC Scripter Award Nominees Include “Mindhunter” and Two Comic Book Movies

USC Scripter NomsAwards season stalwarts such as Call Me by Your Name, Mudbound and The Disaster Artist join TV nominees like The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies.

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