Oscar Spitballing: Best Actress 2009

This year’s race has seemed like a foregone conclusion ever since Kate Winslet nabbed two Golden Globes in two different categories. It’s “Kate’s year,” and the Academy doesn’t like to deny momentum like that, especially for one of their frequent nominees. Then again, two Globes on the same night might seem like an embarrassment of […]

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Oscar Spitballing: Best Supporting Actress 2009

This Oscar season is promising a telecast with surprises that the awards themselves might not necessarily deliver. Slumdog Millionaire is the odds-on favorite to take Best Director and Best Picture, the ghost of Heath Ledger has Best Supporting Actor sewn up, and it’s Kate Winslet’s turn at Best Actress. Best Supporting Actress, however, is still […]

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Interview: Laurence Mark, Producer of the 81st Annual Academy Awards Show

There has been a lot of talk (and a specific LACK of talk) about 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast, which will be hosted by Hugh Jackman (whom you can see starring opposite Ashley Judd in Someone Like You right here on Fancast). The minds behind the scenes have promised some significant changes to the presentation, […]

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The Scientific & Technical Academy Awards: “The Earlier Ceremony”

Every time you watch the Oscars, there’s always that moment where the current reigning ‘hottest actress in the world’ comes on, despite having done nothing award-worthy that year, and talks about “an earlier ceremony” where some no-less-important but much-less-exciting awards were handed out. These are called the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, and for my […]

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