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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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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 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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Friday December 9th, 2016

Oscars 2017: Will Multiple Best Original Song Nominations Equal Gold For ‘La La Land’?

'La La Land' (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

If you’ve been paying attention to the 2017 Oscars race, you’ve likely heard of a little movie titled La La Land. The Damien Chazelle-directed romantic musical features numerous tunes throughout but Lionsgate is pushing hard for just two — “City of Stars” and “Audition” — in the best original song category. One question remains: does having multiple pieces nominated help or hurt a film? Let’s take a look back at what history seems to indicate.

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Friday November 18th, 2016

Santa Barbara Fest: ‘La La Land’s’ Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone to Be Crowned Performers of Year

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

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

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the stars of Damien Chazelle‘s modern-day musical La La Land, have been tapped to share the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the fest announced today. It’s only the second time this award will be shared.

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Friday October 21st, 2016

Why ‘La La Land’ Winning Best Picture at the Oscars Would Be Monumental

'La La Land' (Courtesy of Venice Film Festival)

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy of Venice Film Festival)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Musicals have always had their place in Hollywood, but they aren’t exactly hyped these days. One film, La La Land, could change that this year and — based on what critics are predicting — is poised to at least be nominated for, but potentially win, best picture at the Oscars.

Should the film — directed and written by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone — take home the top honors at the 89th Academy Awards on February 26, 2016, it would be joining an elite group of works as just the 11th musical to win the coveted category.

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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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