Why Can’t Films With Best Actress Contenders Win Best Picture?
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Why Can’t Films With Best Actress Contenders Win Best Picture?

bipedalist - February 26, 2018

The last time a film starring a woman who was also a Best Actress contender won Best Picture was in 2004, with Million Dollar Baby. Since the…

For Your Consideration: Blazingly Brilliant I, Tonya
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For Your Consideration: Blazingly Brilliant I, Tonya

bipedalist - February 26, 2018

No one knew quite what to make of I, Tonya when it first screened in Toronto. It was brilliant, they said — it was dark, it was…

Three Best Picture Contenders Outside Hollywood, California
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Three Best Picture Contenders Outside Hollywood, California

bipedalist - February 25, 2018

I finished the big charts for this year and thought you might want to take a look. I hope there are no mistakes but you know, there…

Pundits, Advocates, Voters Are Split on These Three Movies
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Pundits, Advocates, Voters Are Split on These Three Movies

bipedalist - February 24, 2018

Was it ever Three Billboards vs. Get Out vs. Shape of Water in the early days of the Oscar race? Remember back when the season began and…

Predictions Friday: The Last Gasp Before Voting Ends — Are Some Categories Locked?
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Predictions Friday: The Last Gasp Before Voting Ends — Are Some Categories Locked?

bipedalist - February 23, 2018

There is a method to the madness in predicting the Oscars. We tend to live or die by intuition. Some of us need more than that. We…

Three Billboards Will Put the Stats to the Test
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Three Billboards Will Put the Stats to the Test

bipedalist - February 22, 2018

Three Billboards has been our stats champ since the season began. No film had all of the markers we usually use to find a Best Picture winner…

The State of the Race: A Divided Country, A Divided Oscar Race, and the Wild Finish
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The State of the Race: A Divided Country, A Divided Oscar Race, and the Wild Finish

bipedalist - February 22, 2018

We've never seen anything like this year's Oscar race, and probably not in the ways that you might think. On the one hand, the Academy is working…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Three Billboards is “about the search for the ember of humanity in all of us”
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Three Billboards is “about the search for the ember of humanity in all of us”

bipedalist - February 21, 2018

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written an eloquent, moving, powerful essay on Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that everyone should read. It's not online yet, but will…

The Oscar Squad Updates As Oscar Voting Begins
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The Oscar Squad Updates As Oscar Voting Begins

bipedalist - February 19, 2018

The Oscar Squad continues with the latest update. You can find some of our squad members at their own sites - like Robin Write's Filmotomy, Jordan Ruimy's…

Can Black Panther Become the First Superhero Best Picture Nominee?
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Can Black Panther Become the First Superhero Best Picture Nominee?

bipedalist - February 18, 2018

With an A+ Cinemascore, a culture quake in the making, a healing film for black men and women whose representation in the genre has been minimal, and…