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Saturday February 25th, 2017

Brutally Honest Ballot #5: “Loved Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Together,” “Gimme a Break” About ‘Arrival’

(Illustration by: Kyle Metcalf)

(Illustration by: Kyle Metcalf)

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

An anonymous member of the actors 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 1,158-member actors branch who — this season, anyway — is not associated with any of the nominees.

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Tuesday February 21st, 2017

Oscars: Listen to ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast Episodes With 22 Nominees

(Courtesy: Photofest)

(Courtesy: Photofest)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

One of the great joys of my job at The Hollywood Reporter is getting to host our “Awards Chatter” podcast, for which I conduct in-depth interviews with awards hopefuls about their lives, careers and awards-contending work. Many of my recent guests are up for Oscars on Sunday night, while several others were integrally involved with films that received noms. Below is a listing of their names and links to those conversations, in case you would like to check them out. And you also can click here to subscribe — for free — to the podcast, providing you with access to all of our past episodes and alerts about future ones.

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Thursday February 9th, 2017

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Emma Stone (‘La La Land’)

Emma Stone (Courtesy: John Shearer/Getty)

Emma Stone (Courtesy: John Shearer/Getty)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

“It was an experience of collaboration like I’d never had before,” says the actress Emma Stone of the making of La La Land as we sit down at Santa Barbara’s Biltmore Hotel to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. The 28-year-old won the best actress SAG Award and is nominated for the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Mia, a struggling young actress in love with Ryan Gosling‘s struggling young musician Sebastian, in Damien Chazelle‘s original musical — one of a record-tying 14 nominations bestowed upon it by the Academy — which hits home for her as much as anyone. “I do understand a lot of what Mia’s going through,” she says, noting that reading Chazelle’s script for the first time both “lifted me up and broke my heart.”

(Click above to listen to this episode or here to access all of our 125+ episodes via iTunes. Past guests include Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Eddie Murphy, Lady Gaga, Robert De Niro, Amy Schumer, Will Smith, Jennifer LopezLouis C.K., Kristen Stewart, Harvey Weinstein, Sally Field, Jerry Seinfeld, Jane Fonda, Tyler Perry, Kate WinsletMichael Moore, Helen Mirren, J.J. Abrams, Taraji P. Henson, Warren Beatty, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Eisner, Brie Larson, Sting, Natalie Portman, RuPaul, Sheila Nevins, Justin Timberlake, Lily Collins, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Chastain, Tracy Morgan, Alicia Vikander, James Corden, Lily Tomlin, Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Silverman, Michael Keaton, Charlotte Rampling, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Emma Stone and Denzel Washington.)

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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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Saturday February 4th, 2017

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone Take Their ‘La La Land’ Show on the Road

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (Courtesy: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (Courtesy: Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Science wasn’t specifically discussed on Friday night when the Santa Barbara International Film Festival honored both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the stars of Damien Chazelle‘s original musical La La Land, with its Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, but anyone watching the dynamic duo on screen or, it turns out, in person, inevitably winds up pondering the same thing: the magic and mystery of sheer chemistry.

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Tuesday January 24th, 2017

Oscar Nominations: ‘La La Land’ Writer/Director on Film’s “Surreal” Record-Tying Showing

Damien Chazelle (Courtesy: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AFI)

Damien Chazelle (Courtesy: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for AFI)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind who wrote and directed the original musical La La Land, was in Beijing this morning — or this evening, local time — when he learned that his film had tied the all-time record for most Oscar nominations for a single film with 14: best picture, best director (Chazelle), best actor (Ryan Gosling), best actress (Emma Stone), best original screenplay (Chazelle), best cinematography, best costume design, best film editing, best original score, best original song (both “Audition” and “City of Stars”), best production design, best sound editing and best sound mixing.

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Wednesday January 18th, 2017

‘La La Land’ Has a Shot at Becoming the Most-Nominated Musical in Oscar History

'La La Land' (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

It’s beginning to look like La La Land is going to sweep the entire awards season all the way through the Oscars — and to make history in the process. The L.A.-set musical that is chock full of Hollywood magic has been dominating every major awards show thus far and is poised to tie the record for garnering the most Oscar nominations — and potentially wins — for a film ever.

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Friday December 23rd, 2016

Do the Golden Globes Tend to Highlight Young Talent Better Than the Oscars?

Hailee Steinfeld in 'The Edge of Seventeen' (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

Hailee Steinfeld in ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ (Courtesy: STX Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The Oscars might be considered the tip-top of the awards season each and every year, but the Golden Globes are certainly fulfilling one thing this year: highlighting young acting talent. The recent nominations feature five actors and actresses who are less than 30 years of age in the lead and supporting categories across genres. So let’s get to know these contenders, shall we?

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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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Friday December 16th, 2016

Oscars: How Often Do Films Win Both Best Original Song and Best Original Score?

'La La Land' (Courtesy: Dale Robinette/Lionsgate)

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Dale Robinette/Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

La La Land is a force to be reckoned with this year — with a potential best picture win being the cherry on top — but just how well it will actually win at the Oscars remains to be seen. Most critics consider the Damien Chazelle-directed film to be leading the pack in numerous categories and, with it being a musical, two of those areas are the best original song and best original score. Is there a chance, according to history, that La La Land can sweep both honors?

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