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Chaos Is a Tool: An Interview with Latin Grammy Winner Jorge Drexler

On his latest, Salvavidas del Hielo, Drexler only uses voices and guitars to create thoughtful pop. He discusses the new sounds he's found with PopMatters.

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'The Birth of a Nation' Is a Lose-Lose for the Academy

Nate Parker's sexual assault acquittal forces the Academy to either support underrepresented black artists or stand against the sexism of which it has been accused -- but not both.

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The Oscar Curse

For more recent winners who don't have the benefit of the studio system, Oscar can be like a frenemy to them.

Robert DiGiacomo
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In Defense of Wanting to Quit the Internet Because of the 2013 Oscars

The barrage of Oscars-related hate on Twitter and other social media can sure kill the fun of the Internet.

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Body-Blind?

Though impossible to draw a singular connective line among the excluded, Joe Vallese can’t help but notice what the Academy apparently did not: the most accomplished, and now officially unrecognized, performances of the year were all fundamentally “of the body”.

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Naomi Watts’ "Impossible" Odds

Joe Vallese looks at the curious case of Naomi Watts' history with Oscar...

Joe Vallese
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The '2016' "Snub"

Dinesh D'Souza's complaints about the Academy "snubbing" his Obama documentary for political reasons would be worthy of note...were his film any good.

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Everlasting Victory: 'Chariots of Fire'

The film feels more like a character study than an Oscar candidate, but still, Chariots of Fire delivers a story that remains poignant today.

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OSCARWATCH 2012: Documentary Features

Yet another category of the Oscars that rarely gets the attention it deserves? Best Documentary Feature.

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Melissa McCarthy: No Longer "Always a Bridesmaid"

Though this was clearly a defining year for the actress, here are five other interesting things to know about the Oscar nominee's career in the entertainment industry.

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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.

Joe Vallese
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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 she's hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens.

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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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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: The Awards Whisperer

As The Zombies once sung, "It's the time of the season/Where the love runs high". The studio's awards prospects are at the gate, campaigning hard, while we gallop into another kooky awards season.

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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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