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ScottFeinberg.com is a one-stop-destination for all things awards. The blog’s first-rate writers, each of whom specializes in one of the major mediums — film (Oscars), television (Emmys) or theater (Tonys) — provide regular posts featuring reporting, analysis, interviews and projections.



Scott Feinberg is one of Hollywood’s most widely read and trusted awards analysts, covering all things Oscars, Emmys and Tonys. He has served as the awards columnist for The Hollywood Reporter since 2011 — his THR blog “The Race” recently won the Los Angeles Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Award for best entertainment blog — prior to which he served in the same capacity at the Los Angeles Times and his own website, ScottFeinberg.com.

Over the years, Scott has built one of the world’s best track records at forecasting the Oscars, highlighted by his performances in 2006 and 2013, when he correctly projected the winners in 21 of the 24 categories, tops among all pundits. The picks that Scott is proudest of making, which virtually no one else made, are the best picture nomination of The Reader over The Dark Knight in ’09; the best picture nomination of The Blind Side in ’10; the best picture nomination of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close in ’12; the best supporting actress nomination of Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) in ’13; the best supporting actor nomination of Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) in ’14; and the best supporting actress nomination of Laura Dern (Wild) in ’15.

Scott, an alumnus of Brandeis University and a member of both the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, has also interviewed more than 650 key figures from across the decades and disciplines of film history — many for a book that he is writing about old movies for young people, and others for a book that he is writing about the history of Oscar campaigning — and moderated tributes and panels at the AFI Fest, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival and Savannah Film Festival. He will be serving on a jury at the Boulder International Film Festival in March 2015.

Scott has been described as “one of the season’s most informed Oscarologists” (New York Times), an “Oscar stats wizard” (New York Times), “an awards oracle” (Variety), “an awards authority” (Vanity Fair), “a one-man encyclopedia of top-shelf cinema” (New Haven Register) and having “one of the best Oscar prognostication track records” (Associated Press).

According to the website Hollywood-Elsewhere: “There are 12 or 15 smart Hollywood-driven reporting & commentary sites that you need to check in on regularly. Anyone who works in some corner of ‘the business’ who draws a total blank at the names Sasha Stone or Tom O’Neil or Anne Thompson or David Poland or Scott Feinberg or Nikki Finke or Mike Fleming or Stu Van Airsdale… no offense, but they’re just not playing with a full deck.”

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Patrick, a journalism student at Loyola Marymount University, resides in Los Angeles. He has written for The Hollywood Reporter and helped produce radio programs for KCRW in Santa Monica.


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