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‘To hell with dreams’

Warren Beatty opened the envelope, took a long look at the card and passed it to Faye Dunaway, who said, “La La Land” into the microphone. The frontrunner’s producers, director and cast hugged, celebrating their seventh Oscar of the night, … Continue reading

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Oscars: Right movie…wrong actor

The Academy did a nice job with its nominations in preparation for the 89th awards presentation Feb. 26. The Oscars have the African American representation it lacked over the past two years with Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences; Mel Gibson’s … Continue reading

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The rest of the major Oscar categories

Sorry, I didn’t have time to give in-depth analysis on all of these, but I wanted to get something up. The Oscars air tonight on ABC. BEST DIRECTOR THE NOMINEES Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman) Richard Linklater (Boyhood) Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…Best Actor

THE NOMINEES Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) Carell proved that he’s not just a comedic actor with his performance in “Foxcatcher.” It was difficult to realize it was actually him in the film. Had I not know going into it, I may … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…Best Actress

THE NOMINEES Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) I didn’t see this movie, but she doesn’t have a chance of winning this award. I’m going to call this early. Sorry Marion…you’re out. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) Jones was … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…Best Supporting Actress

Let me just say quickly that these Oscar posts are my choices for who should win. The Academy may choose differently, but these will all be my opinions. I meant to say that before my Best Supporting Actor post…oops. Well … Continue reading

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And the Oscar goes to…Who should win Best Supporting Actor?

THE NOMINEES Robert Duvall (The Judge) Admittedly, I have not seen “The Judge,” but everything I’m hearing says Duvall put together a phenomenal performance in an average movie. Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) I really liked Hawke in “Boyhood.” He made me … Continue reading

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