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Tuesday
Apr 23 2019

1972 Revisit: Awards Darlings

by Nathaniel R

Before the '72 Smackdown THIS SUNDAY (have you voted yet?) we thought it might be fun to look back at how the awards race played out across the big six categories by comparing the Globes,Oscars,亚博主页and various other awards organizations of the time to see what the hottest commodities were.

Where the Globes and Oscar lined up,I've lined them up on the chart belows (obviously the Globes have two wins for Best Picture and Leading Actors do to how they split the categories.) You'll notice that except for Best Actress no categories were closer than a 3/5 match.We wish awards season were that excitingly differentiated now!It's unfortunate that opinions have become so homogenized.As we've said many times,you don't need dozens of groups if they all feel exactly the same way about art.The "other"column is for key wins and nominations that season (if it's a different year for Oscar eligibility we've noted that) that add broader context to what excited people in 1972.

Ready?Let's time travel...

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Thursday
Feb 28 2019

20 More Oscar Lewks

We couldn't leave Oscar week without a final red carpet posting.Herewith 20 more gowns (well,looks...a few women wore pants) to gawk out...from the non-nominees this time and with a few comments thrown in.Who was your Favourite?

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Wednesday
Sep 12 2018

Viola Davis has regrets about 'The Help'

by Murtada Elfadl

Viola Davis has some regrets about her Oscar-nominated performance inThe Help(2011).In the film she played Aibileen Clark one of several black maids - along with Oscar winner Octavia Spencer - interviewed by a young white journalist (Emma Stone) who's writing a book about the racism and prejudice they faced in 1960s Mississippi.At the time the film faced criticism of having a white saviour problem.That is,only dealing with racism from the perspective of the white characters and what they do to combat it.

It's a story as old as film,with numerous examples.Some set in the US likeDriving Miss Daisy(1989) and others elsewhere,Cry Freedom(1990),to name just a couple.Davis agrees with that take,telling the NYTimes in a recent interview...

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Thursday
Aug 17 2017

Emmy Review: Drama Guest Actress

By Spencer Coile

Historically announced with the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Show,Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series is a category often filled to the brim with brilliant performances -- making it no less memorable than the main stage categories.Won in the past by the likes of Allison Janney,Margo Martindale,Carrie Preston,and other incredible actresses of strage and screen,the soon-to-be winner will be joining prestigious company.

Fortunately,the nominees for the category this year are (for the most part) equal parts memorable and thoughtful -- leaving a lasting impact on their series.Let's dive into this year's nominees and determine who will and should win...

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Tuesday
Feb 17 2015

Black History Month: Sounder (1972)

Andrew here,to continue The Film Experience's celebration of Black History Month through the lens of the Oscars.亚博主页Next up comes 1972'sSounder.It did not win any Oscars,亚博主页and yet it is groundbreaking,of its own accord,and as an Oscar vehicle.The film,as well as its success at the time,is a miracle and one of the most impressive moments of Oscar's celebration of black cinema.

Its greatesttriumph in light of Oscar is the fact that it's the first trulyblackfilm to be nominated for Best Picture.Soundertells the story of a family of Black sharecroppers living in Louisiana during The Great Depression...

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