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Thursday February 23rd, 2017

Oscars: How Well Do the Motion Picture Sound Editors Predict the Best Sound Editing Winner?

'La La Land' and 'Hacksaw Ridge' (Courtesy: Lionsgate; Summit Entertainment)

‘La La Land’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate; Summit Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.

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Tuesday January 10th, 2017

Producers Guild Nominations: ‘Deadpool’ Is In and ‘Sully’ Is Out — But Will the Academy Agree?

'Deadpool' (Courtesy: Photofest)

‘Deadpool’ (Courtesy: Photofest)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Everyone expected La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight to register with the Producers Guild of America, just as they have registered with virtually every other awards group, and when this morning the guild announced its nominees for its 28th annual Producers Guild of America Awards — specifically, its nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which celebrates the producers of the year’s best film and also is known as “the PGA Award” — sure enough, they were there. (Fun fact: Matt Damon is a producer of Manchester and Brad Pitt is an executive producer of Moonlight, but only Damon received a PGA nom.)

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Thursday December 22nd, 2016

Oscars: The Landscape of the Best Adapted Screenplay Category Since 2000

'Nocturnal Animals' (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/Focus Features)

‘Nocturnal Animals’ (Courtesy: Merrick Morton/Focus Features)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

This year’s contenders for best adapted screenplay are quite the eclectic group based on their sources — something that can never be said for those competing for best original screenplay. When looking at this category’s past since the year 2000, can history dictate which type of adapted screenplays the Academy might be leaning toward at the 2017 Oscars?

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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 November 23rd, 2016

Oscars 2017: Are Films Based on Recent Events on the Upswing?

Tom Hanks in 'Sully' (Courtesy: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros.)

Tom Hanks in ‘Sully’ (Courtesy: Keith Bernstein/Warner Bros.)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

One trend in the Oscar race this year seems to be films that are about recent events. This, of course, is not a new fad in cinema as hot-button topics have always lent themselves to being a solid jumping-off point for storytelling on the big screen. A few of the films grabbing attention this time around — Sully and Patriots Day for best picture as well as a few others from various categories — tackle some of the biggest recent events and narratives in recent memory.

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