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Mar 01 2019

Our Coverage of the 91st Academy Awards is a Wrap

24 articles later,and with the exception of this Sunday's Podcast,we should probably call it quits on The Film Experience's coverage of the 91st Academy Awards.亚博主页Whew.Hope you enjoyed!Please sign up for our weekly email,follow us on Instagram (we'll improve that accont soon!),and follow our individual team members too,won'cha?We promise lots of goodies soon in 2019 like the new season of the Supporting Actress Smackdown,an improved podcast,and the usual goodies in our potpourri of new cinema,classic cinema,and the occasional sidebar dips into theater and TV.  Oh,and lots and lots of actressing just the way you like it.

Index of Oscar ChartsWe went 17/24 on our predictions this year
Reader Poll ResultsWho you were rooting for
New Oscar TriviaSince we've wrapped up another year
The 5 Musical Performances- Chris Feil,our Soundtracking Man,ranks them
We are the Champions- Deborah on LGBT stories at the Oscars亚博主页
Ranking the 20 Acting Clips- from 'cringe-worthy' to 'favourite'

Wins & Losses
Glenn Close's Oscar CurseA 7th historic loss for the great actress
Complicated Feelings aboutGreen Book's Win- Lynn Lee has conflicted feelings
Black PantherWins- The zeitgeist smash has three historic wins
Regina King's James Baldwin Tribute- Will we get more adaptations?
Worst Acceptance Speech- Vice wins Best Makeup
Appropriate Speeches?- Should the tone of the speech match its film?

Oscar night's most unexpected photo: Madonna & Gaga at an after-party

Best Dressed Supporting Actress- VOTE!
Best Dressed Best Actress- VOTE !
Men's Fashion- Chadwick,Viggo,Diego,Henry,Rami,and more
20 More Oscar Lewks- Notable gowns from non-nominees
Joe vs Nicholas- VOTE !

Quickie Takes & Inspired Silliness
"Jenniferhudsoning"How many times did you do it on Oscar night?
Best Reaction ShotHang this in the Louvre
First Gentleman of the Oscars亚博主页Chris Evans is love
Richard Met Barbra- Actors stanning other actors is always fun
Melissa McCarthy & Brian Tyree Henry- The funniest awards presentation
Team Reactions Pt 1- Horniest & most joyful moments
Team Reactions Pt 2- MVPs and noticeable absences

Alison Janney has obviously seen The Favourite.

P.S.And here's a perfectly irreverent post-script to the Oscars...亚博主页and an unintentional answer,surely,to why Paul Schrader had never before been nominated (his brutal honesty probably pisses off a lot of people in the industry!)  Here he is on Facebook the day after the Oscars...亚博主页

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Reader Comments (27)

If you do your list advocating Honorary recipients this year,please include Paul Schrader.

I love Madonna and Gaga,so I hope the fact that they're friends (?) means that everyone can calm down about how they interrelate.They are both great.

I've never been so happy to conclude an Oscar year.On to Greta!

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Incredible to see it all laid out like this.The Film Experience has been my refuge this week.亚博主页Thanks,Team.

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Thank you for another great coverage of the Oscars - the best on the web.亚博主页

I feel ashamed to ask,but here goes;When will the predictions start for next year?

March 1,2019 | Unregistered Commenternon-internet personality

Nathaniel - you did an INCREDIBLE job this year ..and specifically this past month.You consistent put out great content ..and so much of it!Thank you ..know that you are appreciated :)

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterEllsworth

Thanks for all the coverage - nothing would make sense without you guys!

God bless Olivia Colman!Long live Glenn Close!And down with category fraud,amen!

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

Feed us some more!

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Thanks to the TFE team for all of their hard work!

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

The Glenn Close conversation is not over.I feel like we have a new version of Meryl's 3rd Oscar speculation.And of course Amy Adams and Annette Bening are supposed to be contender's in this year's race.

March 1,2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

@/3rtful.Just go and enjoy movies and don't be such a fanatic!

March 1,2019 | Unregistered Commenterrdf

Damn.Schrader sounded like an asshole in that FB post.Never learn too much about your heroes.

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterYe

/3rtful they're all fated to be competitive winners,just be patient,breathe and enjoy the films.

March 1,2019 | Unregistered CommenterFdr

Glenn Close has no releases in 2019.I hope we can talk about some other actresses this year.The discussion surrounding her Oscar brought out the worst in everyone.

By the way,if you haven't seen me in Private Life,you should check it out!

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Hahn

Glenn Close spends Xmas eve with trash.Somehow this strengthens Colman winning for a better performance.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterHoopla

Damn immortalised truck stop beanie.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterEw Michelle

Just in,Rob Ashford will have directed a Best Actress Oscar winning film musical in a year or so.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterJulio

OMG Close could win and be the best out of the five nominees!It's the way she would want and deserve.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

So that Madonna/Gaga photo is real???Thought it was fanmade.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterJeffy

Jeffy -- nope it's real.It's from Guy Oseary's Oscar after party

March 2,2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

The worst set of acting winners ever.The power of mediocrity stands tall again in Hollywood.#canceltheoscars亚博主页

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterCraver

I know Malek's and Ali's performances are divisive,but I thought Colman's and King's performances were generally loved?

March 2,2019 | Unregistered Commenter?

I LOVE those site,but I'm kind of relieved Oscars season is over.亚博主页These threads get a bit frightening around the Oscars,亚博主页frankly,with too many posters being rude to each other,weaving complex,rigid narratives,insisting that those narratives are absolute truth and commonly held beliefs,and finding reasons to hate on others and not letting go of it.It seems like there's very little room for public figures that are being discussed (or other posters!) to make errors or,you know--be complicated and imperfect.Add to that all of the comments about feeling "devastated"and "enraged"by the results of awards shows where fabulously wealthy and privileged individuals pat each other on the back and give each other gold statues,and it's just a bit exhausting and over-the-top.There's always that element here,but it's REALLY pronounced during Oscars season.亚博主页

I really appreciate all of the hard work that Nathaniel and other writers put into this site.Looking forward to things cooling off for a bit!

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterJJM

@Kathryn Hahn: Don't worry.Glenn will be back in 2020 with "Sunset Boulevard"!Then we'll get to annoy you all over again.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterIan

JJM - Agreed!

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

Given that Paramount have made no official announcement on SB I think we should not yet count our chickens....all the news stories have ‘confirmed' and ‘announced' but I have yet to see by who.

March 2,2019 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Matt,if Glenn after all these years and all her connections cannot get Sunset Blvd over the line from here,it's really on her.

March 3,2019 | Unregistered CommenterIan

JJM - Well-said.

?- They are!@oscarrunnerup has been doing surveys on twitter to see where they rank among the other wins this decade.Colman ranked second in their survey (behind Portman and,yes,ahead of Blanchett);King ranked third (behind Lupita and Davis).It's not just a recency effect,because Ali ranked eighth.

March 3,2019 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Well done TFE!Thanks for being here.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

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