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THE BLOG is a one-stop-destination for all things awards. The blog covers each of the major mediums — film (Oscars), television (Emmys), theater (Tonys) and music (Grammys) — with 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,

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. Among the picks he made that virtually no one else did are the best picture nom of The Reader over The Dark Knight in ’09; the best picture nom of The Blind Side in ’10; the best picture nom of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close in ’12; the best supporting actress nom of Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) in ’13; the best supporting actor nom of Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) in ’14; and the best supporting actress nom 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 700 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. He also has moderated events and/or served on a jury at the Toronto International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Savannah Film Festival, Boulder International Film Festival, Ischia Global Film Festival and Helsinki International Film Festival.

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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Carson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied both journalism and English literature. He is a freelance entertainment journalist based in NYC and a member of the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA). He currently contributes to InStyle and IMDb, spent three years at, was an ASME intern at TV Guide and spent three years at The Daily Tar Heel.


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