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Taika with one week to go

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 31, 2020 17:53:43 January 31, 2020 17:53:43
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The Oscars are next weekend. Final voting opened yesterday and closes on Tuesday. Despite not being a frontrunner—TIFF’s Peoples’ Choice award will not align with Best Picture this year—Taika Waititi is still campaigning for Jojo Rabbit. Last night he made an appearance at the 92nd Street Y, along with Jojo producer Carthew Neal, in New York for a Q&A following a screening of the film. Full Story

Cynthia and Charlize at the Nominees Luncheon

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2020 20:44:18 January 28, 2020 20:44:18
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The Oscars are less than two weeks away. The suspense this year is in the Best Picture and Director races. All the acting categories are pretty much locked up: Renee Zellweger for Best Actress, Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor, Laura Dern for Best Supporting Actress, and Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor. Full Story

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Taika and his hero, Bong Joon-ho

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 28, 2020 15:21:09 January 28, 2020 15:21:09
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The Oscar Nominees Luncheon took place yesterday. This is when they gather every year for the class photo, ahead of the big night, and now they can see the finish line after months of campaigning – except, of course, for Brad Pitt who hasn’t been campaigning AT ALL. We’ll get to Brad later. Full Story

Monday, January 13, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Big day today. And normally the biggest headline here at this site would be that it’s Oscar nomination day as we brace for whatever controversy comes out of the snubs and exclusions. To give you some idea of what we might expect, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg’s final Oscar predictions  Read Full Intro

Joker is now 2019’s safest movie

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 13, 2020 17:06:06 January 13, 2020 17:06:06
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The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and somehow, in a year with a wealth of solid options that could provide a controversy-free Oscar month, the Academy still managed to irk and irritate. Lainey and Duana will have more on specific snubs and #OscarsSoMale on the next episode of Show Your Work, but for now let's talk about Joker and its ELEVEN nominations. Full Story

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Dear Gossips,

Leading up to Christmas, the predominant headline about Little Women was that they were having a hard time getting men to come to the screenings which may have been why the film was largely ignored by the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild.  Read Full Intro

Brad, Brad, and Jen 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 8, 2020 15:18:50 January 8, 2020 15:18:50
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Brad Pitt pretty much locked in his Oscar on Sunday, didn’t he? As mentioned, Once Upon a Time …in Hollywood is not my favourite film, but he is, for me, the best part of it. And it’s time. Every year we talk about who’s “due Full Story

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