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Oscars 2020

  1. oscar endings
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of 1917The ending of Sam Mendes’s film is tasked with giving viewers a happy ending in a conflict that offered few uncomplicated victories.
  2. oscar futures
    1917 Is Starting to Look Like an Oscars JuggernautThe World War I blockbuster cruised to victory at this weekend’s Directors Guild Awards. Is Oscar next?
  3. last night on late night
    Melissa Villaseñor Sums Up Oscar Season With Catchy Tune ‘White Male Rage’She’s not wrong.
  4. the gold rush
    This Oscars Season, I’d Like to Cancel Those FYC Books About MoviesI’m talking about the enormous coffee-table tomes no apartment-dwelling film critic ever asked for.
  5. the gold rush
    What Happens in the Mirror Universe Where Sandra Bullock Lost the 2009 Oscar?An Oscar hypothetical for the ages.
  6. the gold rush
    Which Awards Contender Will Be This Year’s Oscar Villain?Will it be Joker? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? Or even 1917?
  7. oscar endings
    ‘Don’t Shut the Door All the Way’: On the Ending of The IrishmanThe final scene of Martin Scorsese’s epic illustrates who Frank Sheeran is by calling to mind other mafia movies.
  8. the gold rush
    How 4 Orphaned Films Earned Oscar Season Heat AnywayThe sheer volume of unexpected studio handoffs this awards season reflects new uncertainties roiling Hollywood.
  9. backstories
    Who Farted? An Investigation Into The Lighthouse Sound EffectsThe Foley artists behind one of 2019’s most meticulously crafted films explains how the hell they pulled off those sounds.
  10. oscar futures
    All Hail 1917 and Parasite, Our New Best Picture Front-runnersTired: Scorsese versus Tarantino. Wired: Bong versus Mendes.
  11. the gold rush
    Here’s How Parasite Could Win the Next Big Oscar Precursor AwardThe South Korean film’s chances of winning the top prize at the SAG Awards could mean great things for its Academy dreams.
  12. the gold rush
    The 2020 Oscars, By the NumbersLooking at the math behind this year’s Academy Awards slate reveals some fascinating truths about the ballot.
  13. the gold rush
    Dreading Another No-Host Oscars? Let’s Talk About Tina and Amy Instead.There’s a reason Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are coming back to next year’s Golden Globes.
  14. oscar futures
    Who’s the Early Leader in the Best Picture Race?You can make a case for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite, 1917, or even Joker.
  15. the gold rush
    A Brief History of Double-Nominated Actors at the OscarsScarlett Johansson, you are in very good company.
  16. movie review
    I Lost My Body Is Both Genuinely Sweet and Thoroughly TwistedAt least one good thing came out of the 2020 Oscar nominations: recognition for a left-field animated gem.
  17. the gold rush
    The Oscars? Still So White.It’s difficult to see this year’s nominees as a result of anything other than the Academy’s continuing and glaring shortcomings.
  18. the gold rush
    Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs and SurprisesJennifer Lopez’s supporting-actress snub highlighted a morning of Academy gatekeeping.
  19. mad men
    What Is a White Man Mad About in This Oscar-Nominated Movie?A helpful guide to the many pissed-off white dudes in this year’s Academy-recognized films.
  20. awards season
    Issa Rae on Oscar Best Director Nominees: ‘Congratulations to Those Men’Sorry to those men.
  21. oscars 2020
    Joker, The Irishman Lead 2020 Oscar NominationsOnce Upon a Time in Hollywood cleaned up, too.
  22. the gold rush
    How Did a Todd Haynes Movie Get Ignored This Awards Season?A David versus Goliath tale like Dark Waters is usually Oscar bait. What gives?
  23. oscar futures
    Oscar Nominations: Who’s Safe and Who Could Be Snubbed?Ahead of Monday’s nominations, we attempt to forecast the ten biggest Oscar categories.
  24. the gold rush
    What Would Have Been Nominated for This Year’s Best Popular Film Oscar?Us? Avengers: Endgame? How about Knives Out?
  25. oscars 2020
    The Oscars Will Skip the Whole To-Do and Just Go Hostless Once AgainWe all remember the Kevin Hart debacle.
  26. q&a
    13-Year-Old Irishman Star Lucy Gallina Got a Lot of Good Advice From Al PacinoThe eighth-grader says she watched I Love Lucy in preparation for her role alongside Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s film.
  27. oscar futures
    How the Golden Globes Just Turned the Best Picture Race Upside DownSam Mendes’s late-breaking 1917 is now entrenched as a major 2020 Best Picture contender.
  28. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Things Are Looking Up for Little WomenAnd other late-breaking developments as voting begins.
  29. the gold rush
    The Academy vs. Rotten Tomatoes: Remembering the Lowest-Rated Oscar NomineesIf Cats gets an Oscar nomination, it will join the ranks of the worst-rated films recognized by the Academy.
  30. the gold rush
    From Robot Voices to John Williams, A History of Star Wars at the OscarsDid A New Hope get robbed by Woody Allen? It’s a long story.
  31. the gold rush
    If Taylor Swift and Cats Aren’t Winning the Best Song Oscar, Who Is?The Academy’s shortlist snub leaves the Original Song category light on star power.
  32. the gold rush
    If Grizabella Was Sad Before: Oscars Shortlist Snubs Taylor Swift’s Cats SongBetter news for Beyoncé, Elton John and Pharrell, though.
  33. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Parasite Isn’t Just in the Race, It’s ThrivingWith Golden Globe and SAG nominations in the books, Parasite looks like a major Best Picture heavyweight.
  34. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: The Irishman Looks Like Our Early Front-runnerAnd other things we learned from the first week of actual awards.
  35. profiles
    Things Are Going Great for Jonathan Pryce. Maybe Too GreatThe papal buddy comedy The Two Popes is earning Jonathan Pryce serious Oscar buzz. Is the other shoe about to drop?
  36. oscar futures
    After a Late Entrance to the Oscar Race, Can 1917 Go Over the Top?Sam Mendes’s single-take war film stormed into the awards race over the weekend. Can it be a major contender?
  37. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Will Voters Recognize Tom Hanks As Mr. Rogers?Plus, how the Spirit Award nominations shook up the indie lane of the awards race.
  38. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Ford v Ferrari Speeds Into a Crowded LaneWith The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and 1917, the dad-movie lane in this year’s race is awfully crowded. Can Ford v Ferrari sneak in?
  39. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Marriage Story Put Up a Fight in Best Picture?Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama is being hailed as one of the best films of the year. Can it make some noise in the top categories?
  40. oscars 2020
    The Oscars’ New International-Film Controversy, ExplainedWith Nigeria’s Lionheart denied entry into the renamed Best International Film category, the Academy has introduced a conundrum with no easy answers.
  41. oscars 2020
    Academy Disqualifies Nigeria’s Lionheart Over Predominantly English DialogueLionheart is the country’s first-ever submission to the Best International Feature Film category.
  42. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Harriet Carry Cynthia Erivo to EGOT Glory?Critics agree: The much-awarded actress gives a good performance in a biopic that’s just okay.
  43. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Little Women Marches Into the Best Picture FieldEarly viewers agree that Greta Gerwig’s literary adaptation could make capital addition to the awards race.
  44. oscars 2020
    Ford v Ferrari Stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale Both Gunning for Best ActorWho will cross the finish line, and who will spin out, flip over and careen wildly into the Oscars audience?
  45. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Bombshell Explodes Into the Best Actress RacesThe Fox News sexual-harassment drama launched its first-look screenings last weekend, and the impact was palpable.
  46. oscar futures
    Your Guide to This Year’s Best Actor BloodbathThe Best Actor field has been weak in recent years, but 2019’s crop boasts ten-plus serious claimants. Which of them will make it in?
  47. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Parasite Worm Its Way Into Best Picture?Bong Joon-ho’s dark satire hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles this week, and American viewers finally get to see what all the fuss is about.
  48. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Scorsese’s The Irishman Looks Like a Major ContenderThe crown jewel of Netflix’s Oscar hopes made an impressive debut at the New York Film Festival.
  49. oscar futures
    Could Hustlers Scam Its Way Into the Oscars Race?The grifter-strippers movie has been receiving rave reviews, and pulled in over $30 million opening weekend. Will awards voters buy a dance?
  50. fall preview 2019
    A Way-Too-Early Guide to the Wild, Abbreviated 2020 Oscar SeasonThe 2020 Oscars ceremony will take place on February 9, about three weeks earlier than usual. How will that shake up the Academy Awards race?
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