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PopMatters is pleased to present our first-ever blog dedicated to covering awards races of all stripes: Statuesque. We will discuss those candidates that we believe are worth a second look, as well as check out all of the major races as the film world’s annual clamber for the gold begins, and the favorites—and the failures—begin to become clearer.

Our correspondents will argue passionately for their favorites, assess the trail of statues leading up to the holy grail of Oscar during film awards season, and of course compile an endless amount of lists in order to guide you toward’s the season’s finest gems (hint: there’s a lot of good stuff missing from the overall conversation and we’re here to highlight it!).

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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