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What Did We Learn From This Strange Oscars Season?

No movie theaters. No in-person campaigning. And a new president in the White House. How did all these changes ultimately affect the awards race?
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Vulture’s Final 2021 Oscars Predictions for Every Category

The longest awards season ever finally comes to an end.
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The Hardest Ending I Ever Wrote, As Told by Six Screenwriters

Ahead of this weekend’s Oscars, we asked Sofia Coppola (On the Rocks), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal), and more about landing the proverbial plane.

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  1. glitz and glamour
    Laverne Cox Is the New Host of E!’s Red-Carpet CoverageFollowing Giuliana Rancic’s exit.
  2. oscars 2022
    These Are the Movies the Academy Is Counting On to Save the OscarsThanks to the disruption that marred this year’s ceremony, the 2022 Oscars race should feature twice as many big studio movies as usual.
  3. oscars 2021
    What Did We Learn From This Strange Oscars Season?No movie theaters. No in-person campaigning. And a new president in the White House. How did all these changes ultimately affect the awards race?
  4. rules
    The Grammys Ditch Controversial Anonymous Nominating CommitteesAfter the Weeknd said he’d boycott future awards.
  5. swag
    The 2021 Oscars Gift Bag Was Worth $205,000. How Did We Get Here?The history of the lavish tradition involves the IRS, Bette Midler, and a man known as the “Sultan of Swag.”
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    Chloé Zhao Made History With Her Oscars Win, But China Censored ItNomadland made her the first woman of color and second woman ever to win Best Director.
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    Oscar ‘In Memoriam’ Snubs Include Nominee Adam SchlesingerHe was nominated for “That Thing You Do!” in 1997.
  8. oscars 2021
    Anthony Hopkins Accepts His Best Actor Oscar From Wales, Honors Chadwick Boseman“I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t.”
  9. oscars 2021
    Nomadland Leads 2021 Oscar WinnersAnd a shocking win in Best Actor.
  10. cheese
    Smile! A Complete History of the Oscar Nominee Class PhotoSince we couldn’t delight in a new group shot this year, we looked back at 36 years of classics.
  11. oscar futures
    Vulture’s Final 2021 Oscars Predictions for Every CategoryThe longest awards season ever finally comes to an end.
  12. film independent spirit awards
    Melissa Villaseñor Is Your Virtual Film Independent Spirit Awards Host“Remember, if all else fails: celebrity impressions!”
  13. the gold rush
    The Hardest Ending I Ever Wrote, As Told by Six ScreenwritersAhead of this weekend’s Oscars, we asked Sofia Coppola (On the Rocks), Darius Marder (Sound of Metal), and more about landing the proverbial plane.
  14. oscars 2021
    Where to Watch and Stream the 2021 Oscars CeremonyHere’s your reminder that, yeah, it’s finally happening.
  15. hair and makeup
    How Ma Rainey’s Oscar-Nominated Hair and Makeup Team Transformed Viola DavisThe Oscar-nominated creatives behind the star’s wigs and glam take us through what it took to make over one of Hollywood’s most recognizable women.
  16. the gold rush
    All 56 Movies Nominated for an Oscar This Year, RankedSome might suggest our ranking of every nominated film is subjective, but we might suggest you let the truth just sink in.
  17. the industry
    Former HFPA President Called Black Lives Matter ‘Racist Hate Movement’ in EmailPhil Berk has now been expelled from the group.
  18. oscars 2021
    We’ve Been Having the Same Fights About the Oscars for 70 YearsFrom Parasite to Green Book, many of the Oscars fights of recent years are actually reprises of controversies from days of old.
  19. oscars 2021
    The 2021 Oscars Will Be a Large, Unmasked GatheringWhich will count as a film production, making all that possible.
  20. chat room
    Sound of Metal Star (and Oscar Nominee) Paul Raci Would Do This All AgainAt 73, one of Hollywood’s hardest-working actors talks awards recognition and finally being given the chance to step into the spotlight.
  21. the oscars
    This Year’s Oscars Ceremony Will Be ‘Completely Different’“It’s a take that doesn’t leave room for comparison,” says the show’s director, Glenn Weiss.
  22. awards season
    Maren Morris, Luke Bryan Win Big at 2021 ACM AwardsThe show aired out of three classic Nashville venues.
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    Oscars to Bring You ‘Husavik’ in Húsavík, Best Song Noms in Pre-ShowAll five Best Original Song nominees will be performed during a pre-Academy Awards special.
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    The One Scene That Best Represents Each 2021 Best Picture NomineeHere are our picks for the singular scenes that Oscar should use to represent each Best Picture nominee at this year’s Academy Awards.
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    The Oscars Just Did a Cast Reveal for its PresentersRegina King, Bong Joon Ho, Halle Berry, Zendaya, and more.
  26. the gold rush
    Nomadland Picks Up a Vanload of BAFTAs on Its Journey Through Awards SeasonWhile Daniel Kaluuya and Youn Yuh-jung collect another Best Supporting award each.
  27. baftas
    Youn Yuh-jung Thanks British Snobs for Liking Her Minari PerformanceTo be “recognized by British people, known as very snobbish people,” is an honor. To make them all laugh is a feat.
  28. awards season
    Sound of Metal, Nomadland Win DGA AwardsThe Flight Attendant also took home a trophy!
  29. gutted!
    Bill Maher Goes Full Gutfeld! on This Year’s Oscar Nominees“If your movie is so woke, how come I’m falling asleep?”
  30. role call
    Marcia Gay Harden Answers Every Question We Have About Her Pollock Oscars WinWithout a SAG or Golden Globe nomination, the actor’s win was a long shot. Twenty years later, she reminisces with Vulture about the night.
  31. acceptance speeches
    Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous SAG Award for Ma Rainey’s Black BottomAnd Daniel Kaluuya dedicated his award to late actor.
  32. awards season
    6 Incredible Anecdotes Helen Mirren Unexpectedly Shared at the SAG AwardsIncluding, but not limited to, her run-in with a bear.
  33. awards season
    Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, The Crown Win Big at 2021 SAG AwardsWhile this year’s lovefest continued for Ted Lasso and Schitt’s Creek.
  34. award season
    The Oscars Will Have No Host and ‘Feel Like a Film,’ Whatever That Means“Every nominee, every person that gives an award, will feel like characters in a film.”
  35. the gold rush
    Promising Young Woman’s Unexpected Male Casting Is One of Its Strongest SuitsFrom Adam Brody to Max Greenfield, every terrible man in the film is played by a TV crush from decades past.
  36. let’s go grandmas
    This Could Be a Groundbreaking Year for Grandmas at the OscarsEither Glenn Close or Youn Yuh-jung could make history in Best Supporting Actress for all mamaw-kind.
  37. the gold rush
    So You’ve Decided to Fall at an Awards ShowCelebs, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you avoid these sticky situations ahead of the Oscars.
  38. the gold rush
    The Academy vs. Rotten Tomatoes: Remembering the Lowest-Rated Oscar NomineesHillbilly Elegy joins the ranks of the worst-rated films recognized by the Academy.
  39. zach snyder’s justice league
    Is the Snyder Cut Eligible for Any Academy Awards?Can a refreshed and revised movie be eligible for an Oscar?
  40. awards season
    NAACP Image Award Winners Include Megan Thee Stallion, VERZUZA live TV special aired on March 27.
  41. the gold rush
    Why the Oscars Should Revert to Two Best Original Score Categories25 years ago, the Oscars tried to thwart Disney and split their Original Score category in two. They should go back.
  42. the gold rush
    Does Nomadland Have Best Picture Sewn Up?After its big win at the Producers Guild Awards, Chloé Zhao’s film has all the momentum. Is it a lock for Best Picture?
  43. the gold rush
    Every Academy Awards Voting Branch Ranked by TasteThe Oscar nominees are determined by specific branches of the Academy, so we’re turning the tables and ranking them based on their track records.
  44. nomadland
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  45. awards season
    Nomadland Wins Best Picture at 2021 Producers Guild AwardsOther winners included Soul and My Octopus Teacher.
  46. chat room
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  47. the gold rush
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  48. oscars 2021
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  49. the gold rush
    A Brief History of Saturday Night Live As an Oscar Campaign StopHow Jeremy Irons, Emma Stone, and 12 more Oscar winners hit up 30 Rock en route to picking up their trophies.
  50. the gold rush
    NBC Says It Encouraged the Golden Globes to Make ‘Necessary Changes’The network says it’s asked the HFPA to recruit diverse members.
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