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Could the Letter “M” Help Save the Oscars?

With a shrinking viewership and even smaller relevance to the annual awards season shuffle, how will the Oscars save itself?

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10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

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In Memorial of American Sniper’s First Awards Season Victim: Unbroken

Clint Eastwood's look at Chris Kyle's legacy as American's deadliest marksman claimed its first Awards Season victim: the other war story.

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A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category

So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.

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What Happens When Hollywood’s Critical Acclaim Fails to Match Box Office Receipts?

Oscar's favorite studios and films often face bankruptcy and financial ruin, while Worst Picture Razzie winners have (more than once) earned billions of dollars at the box office. Why this disparity between financial rewards and Academy Awards?

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Oscar Odds for November: Best Picture Power Rankings

The Oscars ceremony on February 24 may seem like a long way off, but the Best Picture race is already beginning to take shape.

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The Top 10 Films That Should Have Won Best Picture

Oscar always gets it 'wrong.' Here are 10 Best Picture reasons (out of many) why.

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Oscars 2012: Nominated Shorts in Select Theaters Beginning 10 February

The nominees for the 2012 Live Action Short Oscar alternate between expected and slightly less, all having something to do with time, its elusiveness and its ineluctable demands.

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For Whom the Buzz Stolls: An Interview with Midnight in Paris’ Corey Stoll

Actor Corey Stoll breezed in to steal Midnight in Paris out from under his co-stars and now, headed into awards season, his memorable characterization of legend Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen's most successful film to date feels decidedly poised to enter the Supporting Actor race.

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10 Oct 2011 // 7:05 AM

‘A Dangerous Method’ Trailer (David Cronenberg, 2011)

Adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton from his own 2002 play The Talking Cure, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method immerses the viewer in early 2

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Saint Fonda in the Backyard: The Iconic Jane Works It Out

Golden Age Hollywood scion, feminist activist, and general all-around bad-ass Jane Fonda is back, and this time out, she is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens. Fonda keeps Mazur on task and on his toes during this exclusive interview, preferring to focus on fitness rather than feminism or cinema.

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Straight No Chaser: “Another Year’s” Arch Melancholia

We present an exclusive round table interview with Another Year director Mike Leigh and actors Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen, getting a crash course in the intricacies of the patented Mike Leigh filmmaking process from the maestro and his players.

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25 Feb 2010 // 6:00 AM

The Twitter Effect on Oscar

LOS ANGELES — On Twitter, Jesse James has never been one to mince words. He tweets with all the bad-boy attitude and mucho macho swagger you’

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Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.

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Oscar nominations: Big morning for ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Blind Side,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’

LOS ANGELES — “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” have been duking it out all awards season. Now, the two films face their final showdown: They enter

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Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

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OscarMatters: Oscars Resurrected?

With 2009's awards season about to ignite, it is time to analyze the ups and down of the recent rule changes, including what truly benefits from the expansion of Best Picture nominees and how this affects representation of cinematic excellence.

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5 Mar 2009 // 7:00 AM

Few are begrudging Kate Winslet winning her first Oscar in six nominations for “The Reader.” As the common refrain in Hollywood went last week: “It’

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Two Japanese films picked up Oscars at the 81st annual Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on Sunday evening. “Okuribito” (Departures) won in the

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23 Feb 2009 // 1:28 AM

One-time underdog ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ dominates Oscars

“Slumdog Millionaire,” the Cinderella story of a Mumbai orphan who rises from rags to riches, swept the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood Sunday night, winning

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'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

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"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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