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THE BLOG

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.

THE BLOGGERS

SCOTT FEINBERG
Editor-in-Chief

Scott is one of Hollywood’s most trusted awards analysts. In addition to founding ScottFeinberg.com, he serves as lead awards analyst for The Hollywood Reporter, covering all things Oscars, Emmys and Tonys in print and on “The Race,” which won the Los Angeles Press Club’s National Entertainment Journalism Award for best entertainment blog of 2012-2013. He began on the awards beat in 2001, writing for independent websites before eventually joining the Los Angeles Times and then THR.

Over the years he 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 specific calls that he 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; and the best supporting actor nomination of Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) in ’14.

An alumnus of Brandeis University and a member of both the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, he is currently writing a book about film history for young people, for which he has conducted more than 500 interviews with high-profile industry figures from across the decades and disciplines of the medium. (You can watch select videos here.)

Scott has been described as having “one of the best Oscar prognostication track records” (Associated Press) and been called “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) and “a one-man encyclopedia of top-shelf cinema” (New Haven Register). In the words of blogger Jeffrey Wells: “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.”

ANJELICA OSWALD
Managing Editor

Anjelica, a student at the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, resides in Athens. She is a culture writer at The Post and an entertainment and music writer at Cliché magazine.

JULIA SALOMON
Contributor
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Julia, a student at Brandeis University, currently resides in Waltham, Mass. She is an alumnus of Hollywood’s improv school The Second City and is currently putting together a stand-up comedy routine.

MARK PINKERT
Contributor

Mark, a graduate of Emory University (where he studied English and History) and a student at the University of Miami Law School, resides in Miami. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Retro-Reviewer.com.

JASON ROTHBERG
Contributor

Jason, a student in the Dramatic Writing program at NYU Tisch, resides in Manhattan. He reads scripts for New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre and is building a sketch comedy group at Tisch.

PRINT MEDIA COVERAGE

USA Today, 5/12/14
NPR, 2/1/14
USA Today, 1/9/14
New York Magazine, 12/16/13
New York Times, 12/6/13
BBC News, 12/1/13
USA Today
, 10/31/13
NPR, 10/27/13
New York Times, 9/6/13
USA Today, 8/4/13
Associated Press, 8/2/13
USA Today, 6/19/13
USA Today, 3/25/13
Wall Street Journal, 2/23/13
Washington Post, 2/23/13
ABCNews.com, 2/22/13
Reuters, 2/20/13
USA Today, 2/19/13
USA Today, 2/19/13
USA Today, 1/14/13
USA Today, 1/10/13
NPR, 1/3/13
Marketplace, 1/1/13
Associated Press, 1/1/13
FishbowlLA, 12/26/12
New York Times, 12/11/12
USA Today, 11/26/12
Time, 10/9/12
PerezHilton.com, 9/11/12
Associated Press, 9/6/12
WA Today, 9/2/12
FishbowlLA, 8/31/12
E! Online, 8/7/12
Marketplace, 7/19/12
FishBowlLA, 3/23/12
USA Today, 3/12/12
USA Today, 2/21/12
New York Times, 2/7/12
New York Times, 1/23/12
Wall Street Journal, 1/14/12
Washington Post, 1/5/12
New York Times, 1/2/12
New York Times, 11/29/11
New York Times, 2/15/11
Wall Street Journal, 1/24/11
New York Times, 1/20/11
New England Innocence Project, 9/30/10
Metro, 9/2/10
New York Magazine, 8/27/10
HollywoodNews.com, 4/27/10
New York Times, 2/23/10
Associated Press, 2/2/10
New York Times, 1/8/10
“Entertainment Tonight”, 12/27/09
Associated Press, 2/19/09
Associated Press, 1/20/09
Nerve.com, 1/14/09
New York Times, 4/26/08
Vanity Fair, 2/26/08
New York Magazine, 2/26/08
New York Times, 2/19/08
Vanity Fair, 2/1/08
Vanity Fair, 1/23/08
Associated Press, 1/22/08
USA Today, 1/22/08
Associated Press, 1/22/08
Los Angeles Times, 12/18/07

TELEVISION APPEARANCES

How Is Sandra Bullock’s Alleged Stalker Out on Bail?” (Today), 7/16/14
Golden Globes Predictions” (Entertainment Tonight), 1/2/14
Movie Executives Warned About Misleading Trailers” (CNN), 1/1/14
Steve Jobs Film Under Fire” (ABC), 8/21/13
A Big Day for ‘House of Cards’” (KABC), 7/19/13
Will Brits Prevail at Oscars?” (BBC America), 2/20/13
The Oscars-Globes Connection” (CNN), 1/10/13
Predicting the Golden Globes” (E!), 1/7/13
Remembering Jack Klugman” (BBC), 12/25/12
Dissecting the Nominees for the 84th Oscars” (CBS), 1/25/12
Final Picks for the 84th Oscars” (WTNH), 12/24/12
2012 Oscars: Who Will Replace Eddie Murphy?” (KNBC), 11/9/11
Summer Movie Highlights and Lowlights” (WTNH), 8/18/11
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor” (WTNH), 3/25/11
Final Picks for the 83rd Oscars” (WTNH), 2/25/11
Reacting to the Oscar Nominees” (WTNH), 1/27/11
Summer Movie Highlights and Lowlights” (WTNH), 7/21/10
Hurt Locker Producer Gets Private Party” (KNBC), 3/5/10
Final Picks for the 82nd Oscars” (WTNH), 2/24/10
Amelia Kicks Off Awards Season” (WTNH), 10/23/09
Tennis in the Movies” (WTNH), 8/28/09
Michael Jackson’s Legacy” (WTNH), 6/29/09