All Five Directing Nominees Hit Santa Barbara Film Festival
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All Five Directing Nominees Hit Santa Barbara Film Festival

bipedalist - February 7, 2018

Scott Feinberg moderated a panel of the five directors up for the prize this year. He did a one on one with, and then had them all…

Best Picture: But What Do the Guys Like?
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Best Picture: But What Do the Guys Like?

bipedalist - February 5, 2018

No movie has won Best Picture with a Best Actress nominee in it, let alone a Best Actress winner, since 2004's Million Dollar Baby. The factors that…

The Changing Relationships of the WGA and the DGA to Best Picture
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The Changing Relationships of the WGA and the DGA to Best Picture

bipedalist - February 4, 2018

For most of Oscar history, the director has determined Best Picture. With a few shakeups here or there - a Reds and Chariots of Fire, a Shakespeare…

The Shape of Water Catches Late Momentum in Unpredictable Oscar Race
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The Shape of Water Catches Late Momentum in Unpredictable Oscar Race

bipedalist - February 3, 2018

It's not over yet, my friends. We still have the preferential ballot to contend with. Before we get there, however, there are the BAFTAs and the Writers…

Original and Adapted Screenplay — Digging Into the Perplexing Nature of This Year’s Nominations
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Original and Adapted Screenplay — Digging Into the Perplexing Nature of This Year’s Nominations

bipedalist - February 1, 2018

Films recognized at the Oscars have been traditionally a collaborative effort. The more collaborative, the more well liked. You can count on one hand the number of…

DGA Preview — The Water, the War, the Sunken Place, the Billboards, the Lady Bird
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DGA Preview — The Water, the War, the Sunken Place, the Billboards, the Lady Bird

bipedalist - January 30, 2018

Into a culture awash in purity and snark comes Guillermo del Toro's vibrant, sensual, abundant imagination. Watching pop culture try to parse The Shape of Water is…

The State of the Race: Post PGA Rundown – Stuck in the Middle With You
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The State of the Race: Post PGA Rundown – Stuck in the Middle With You

bipedalist - January 21, 2018

The PGA has now determined this to be NOT a Birdman year. In so far as we can tell, it COULD be a year like last year,…

Washington Post: Mudbound is the Film We Need Right Now
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Washington Post: Mudbound is the Film We Need Right Now

bipedalist - January 12, 2018

If Oscar voters knew that the only thing standing between them and Dee Rees' Mudbound getting an Oscar nomination for Best Picture was how they ranked it…

As the DGA Names Five Auteurs for the First Time in Its History – Best Picture Still a Cliffhanger
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As the DGA Names Five Auteurs for the First Time in Its History – Best Picture Still a Cliffhanger

bipedalist - January 11, 2018

The unusual nature of this year's Oscar season is that all five of the films named today are by writers and directors who wrote original screenplays. That…

DGA Nominations
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DGA Nominations

bipedalist - January 11, 2018

GUILLERMO del TORO The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mr. del Toro's Directorial Team: Unit Production Manager: J. Miles Dale Production Manager: Dennis Chapman First Assistant…