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Friday February 24th, 2017

Oscars 2017: Isabelle Huppert Could Become the Third-Oldest Best Actress Winner Ever

Isabelle Huppert in 'Elle' (Courtesy: SBS Productions)

Isabelle Huppert in ‘Elle’ (Courtesy: SBS Productions)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

With the 89th Academy Awards right around the corner, it seems that the best actress category contains one of the tightest races with Emma Stone going head to head against Isabelle Huppert. While the La La Land ingénue is considered the favorite to take home the trophy, it’s the esteemed legend from Elle who would be the one making history. At 63 years of age — just shy of her 64th birthday — the French thespian would become the category’s third-oldest winner at the Oscars.

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Tuesday February 14th, 2017

Oscars 2017: How Will ‘La La Land’ Perform in Relation to Previous Best Picture-Winning Musicals?

'La La Land' (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

La La Land has officially earned a spot in the history books by tying the record for the most Oscar nominations ever — but just how many of those 14 chances will it see a win? This critical darling is widely considered to take home best picture come February 26, which would make it just the 11th musical to do so, so let’s examine how it stands in the other categories by doing a deep dive into the track records of the 10 musicals that took home top honors before it.

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Monday February 6th, 2017

Oscars: How Often Do Musicals Result in Best Actor and Best Actress Nominations and Wins?

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in 'La La Land' (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Not only is La La Land breaking records as the most-nominated musical in Oscar history but that haul of 14 nominations for its lead pair, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Musicals don’t often get that much love from the Academy Awards and getting recognition in both the best actor and best actress categories is even rarer. Let’s take a look back at the history of this happening and see how Stone and Gosling’s nominations — and potential wins — are important.

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Tuesday January 31st, 2017

Oscars 2017: Denzel Washington on Track to Make History With Third Win

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in 'Fences' (Courtesy: Paramount)

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in ‘Fences’ (Courtesy: Paramount)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Denzel Washington has already earned a spot in the history books with a seventh Oscar nomination and stands a solid shot at taking home an unprecedented third trophy across acting categories — both records for black thespians. Recent events suggest the 62-year-old stands a real chance at giving an acceptance speech come February 26 so, as this national treasure is set to win big — let’s take a look at the other non-white actors and actresses who are close behind.

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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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Saturday January 14th, 2017

Oscars 2017: Will #OscarsSoWhite End By Seeing Record Number of Non-White Wins in Acting Categories?

Denzel Washington and Halle Berry at the Oscars in 2002 (Courtesy: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Denzel Washington and Halle Berry at the 2002 Oscars (Courtesy: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

After two years of criticism it seems as though the #OscarsSoWhite controversy could become a thing the past should all the stars align. That’s because there’s a big chance actors and actresses of color could win in three out of the four acting categories — with others scoring nominations. Not only is this a change from recent events, but it could potentially be the biggest breakthrough for minorities in the history of the Oscars.

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Thursday December 29th, 2016

Oscars 2017: Nicole Kidman Poised to Score Fourth Nom With ‘Lion’ — But How Rare Is This Achievement?

Nicole Kidman in 'Lion' (Courtesy: Mark Rogers/Long Way Productions)

Nicole Kidman in ‘Lion’ (Courtesy: Mark Rogers/Long Way Productions)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Nothing is ever certain when it comes to predicting how the Oscars will shape up, but it seems as though Nicole Kidman is a slam dunk in this year’s race. The Lion star has already been nominated three times in the past — even snagging one win in the process — across categories and it seems as though a fourth is on the way. How often does this happen in the best actress and best supporting actress categories?

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Saturday December 17th, 2016

Oscars: How Often Do All Four Best Acting Awards Go to First-Time Winners?

Casey Affleck in 'Manchester by the Sea' (Courtesy: Claire Folger)

Casey Affleck in ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (Courtesy: Claire Folger)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The acting categories at the Oscars are always full of so much talent — but just how often do all four trophies go to first-time winners in the same year? Per historical data of the Academy Awards, the occurrence of overlap across the board — best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress —is actually more commonplace than one might think.

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Thursday December 1st, 2016

Can Isabelle Huppert Overcome the Language Barrier to Score an Oscar Nomination For ‘Elle’?

Isabelle Huppert in 'Elle' (Courtesy: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Productions/Sony Pictures Classics)

Isabelle Huppert in ‘Elle’ (Courtesy: Guy Ferrandis/SBS Productions/Sony Pictures Classics)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

One potential surprise in the current best actress race would be the first-ever nomination and/or win of Isabelle Huppert. The leading lady has turned in yet another stellar performance — this time for Elle, France’s submission for best foreign language film this year — and there are is speculation that the Academy might finally give Huppert the recognition she so deserves.

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Monday November 21st, 2016

Oscars: How Do Leading Ladies From Musicals Fare in the Best Actress Category?

Emma Stone in 'La La Land' (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

Emma Stone in ‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Emma Stone is poised to do something very historic this year if she takes home the best actress Oscar for La La Land. The history of leading ladies from musicals in this category isn’t that long and, should the 28-year-old win — as critics are predicting even considering Natalie Portman in Jackie — it would be an occurrence we haven’t seen for quite some time.

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