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Sunday February 26th, 2017

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #6: “Fell In Love With” Taraji P. Henson, “Turned Off” ’20th Century Women’

(Illustration by: Christopher Patey)

(Illustration by: Christopher Patey)

By: Anonymous, as told to Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

An anonymous member of the directors branch shares Oscar picks.

Each year around this time, I sit down with several Oscar voters who, under the warm cloak of anonymity, spill their true feelings about the current season’s crop of contenders. Not just what or whom they voted for, but exactly why and how they came to those decisions.

It’s not a scientific survey; it’s just the candid, unsugarcoated opinions of a handful of members (out of 6,687) of the most important and powerful movie club in the world.

For Brutally Honest Ballot #5, below, here are the views of a member of the 473-member directors branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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Friday January 20th, 2017

How Often Is the Best Actress Category a Majority Of Women Age 50 Or Older?

'Florence Foster Jenkins' (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures)

‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ (Courtesy: Paramount Pictures)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Not only is the best actress race extremely competitive this year, but it could also shape up to be one of the oldest collection of talents in Oscar history. Should the stars align correctly, this could be just the second time there have been three or more actresses in the category who were aged 50 or older. Let’s take a look at the one time before and see how it might be happening again.

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Wednesday December 21st, 2016

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Greta Gerwig (’20th Century Women’)

Greta Gerwig (Courtesy: Paul Archuleta/Getty)

Greta Gerwig (Courtesy: Paul Archuleta/Getty)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“I guess I’m proudest of the fact that I’ve managed to still make things 10 years on,” says the actress/writer/director Greta Gerwig as we sit down at New York’s Empire Hotel to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. The 33-year-old, who recently received a best supporting actress Critics’ Choice Award nomination for her portrayal of a 1970s free-spirit in Mike Mills20th Century Women, and who had just hustled over from the editing room of her solo feature directorial effort Lady Bird, continues, “I started making films in 2006. It’s 2016. That’s a pretty good run, and I feel like I have not settled, which is a nice thing. And I don’t feel like the mountain is behind me, which is also a nice thing.” She adds, “I just would like to be able to keep doing things and keep working. I am genuinely surprised that I’ve been able to do this, and it’s really all I’ve ever wanted to do, so it’s good that it worked out!”

(Click below to listen to this episode or here to access all of our 100+ episodes via iTunes. Past guests includeSteven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Amy Schumer, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez,Louis C.K., Kristen Stewart, Harvey Weinstein, Sally Field, Jerry Seinfeld, Jane Fonda, Tyler Perry, Kate Winslet,Michael Moore, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Eisner, Brie Larson, Sting, Natalie Portman, RuPaul and Sheila Nevins.)

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Tuesday December 20th, 2016

Oscars 2017: This Year’s Top 15 Oscar-Worthy Films Premiered at Which Festivals?

'Moonlight' (Courtesy: A24)

‘Moonlight’ (Courtesy: A24)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The current Oscar race is turning into a real bloodbath, with a handful of films showing up in the discussion for Hollywood’s top prizes. This site’s namesake, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg, lists 15 movies as frontrunners in vying for the top categories across best picture, best director, and best acting categories for the top. When did these works debut at film festivals and, is there an overwhelming time of the year that seems to have churned out more buzz?

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Wednesday October 12th, 2016

Do the Oscars Have a Problem With Movies About Older Women?

Annette Bening in ’20th Century Women’ (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24)

Annette Bening in ’20th Century Women’ (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The Oscars is meant to honor the best in film each and every year — but how often are movies about and feature women of a certain age get the recognition they rightly deserve?

With movies like 20th Century Women, starring Annette Bening (now 58), and Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep (now 67), standing a chance at snagging best picture nominations this year — though best actress nominations are more likely for both — let’s take a look back at how often stories with a spotlight on older females are up for the top prize in Hollywood.

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Sunday October 9th, 2016

New York Film Fest: Annette Bening Rockets Into Contention for ’20th Century Women’ (Analysis)

Annette Bening in '20th Century Women' (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24)

Annette Bening in ’20th Century Women’ (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“It seems that it’s National Misogyny Day,” New York Film Festival director Kent Jones said, in reference to the latest Donald Trump news, as he stepped to the microphone at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Saturday night to introduce the world premiere of Mike Mills20th Century Women. “So, in a bold effort to counter-program, we decided to show this film.”

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Friday October 7th, 2016

Will This Be the Year Annette Bening Finally Wins an Oscar?

Annette Bening in 20th Century Women (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24)

Annette Bening in 20th Century Women (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/A24)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Over the course of her career, Annette Bening has been nominated for four Oscars. That, of course, shouldn’t come as a surprise because this is one extremely talented lady. What might shock you, though, is that Bening has taken home zero of those coveted statuettes — but this could all change with her latest work: 20th Century Women.

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Tuesday October 4th, 2016

How Well Does the New York Film Festival Help Predict the Best Picture Oscar Winner?

(Courtesy: New York Film Festival)

(Courtesy: New York Film Festival)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

This year’s New York Film Festival is officially underway and is highlighting movies like Ava DuVernay‘s 13th, Mike Mills‘s 20th Century Women, and James Gray‘s The Lost City of Z as the opening night, centerpiece, and closing night showings.

One significant title missing from the lineup—that’s already a frontrunner to win Best Picture—is Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land, a critical darling romantic musical starring the duo of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. With this omission, it’s worth asking how often NYFF showcases the movie that goes on to win the top prize at the Oscars.

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