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Oscar Scorecard

Wow. Did not see that coming. In fact, thanks to my DVR running out of space two minutes into La La Land’s acceptance speech for their well-deserved best picture win, I had eight glorious hours thinking my favorite movie in … Continue reading

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Snubs and Surprises: A Breakdown of the Oscar Nominations

Last year I thought I had set the seer bar too high when I correctly prognosticated 29 of the 33 Oscar nominees in all the acting categories as well as director and best picture. I stand corrected. Perfection reigned in … Continue reading

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Nick’s Oscar Picks

I love this time of year! Below—made by myself alone, sans the assistance of any web trolling or cheat sheets—please find my uncannily accurate 14th annual Academy Award predictions. And please check back later this week for the Oscar snubs and surprises … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

When I did this exercise last year, I disagreed with the Academy on seven of their nominees, including three in the directing category and three from the movie Selma. I thought Rene Russo should have taken Meryl Streep‘s supporting actress … Continue reading

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Oscar Scorecard

Well that did not go as planned! Heading into the 87th Academy Awards I was very confident in my picks. (After all it was just one year ago I was a costume design Oscar away from a perfect ballot!) Sure … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and I often agree. But when we fail to see eye-to-eye it’s usually over something important. This year is no different. To (literally) highlight these dissents—even though I know it’s far too … Continue reading

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Snubs and Surprises: A Breakdown of the Oscar Nominations

The Academy has done it again! A critically-praised movie that was fourth in domestic box office in 2014 can’t make a list of the top-five animated movies; no-brainer, sure-fire nominations (and easily-to-be-imagined winners) left off the final ballots; and seeming … Continue reading

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