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    For Your Consideration: Yep, It's The 2015 Oscar Predictions

    With the Oscars now just a week-old memory, the time has come for the final edition of this column (for this season). From the Toronto International Film Festival's unofficial awards season kickoff in September to last weekend's generally underwhelming ceremony, it's been six long months of speculat...

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    Heroines of Cinema: 10 Feminist Highlights of Awards Season

    There are many reasons to hate awards season. But for me, its greatest value has always been the potential platform it offers to progressive films, voices and characters. Let's not kid ourselves - 90% of the time, awards shows are a platform for vast egos and cinema at its most conservative. But at ...

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    The Improved Oscar Show with Ellen, Lupita, Jared & Adele Dazeem

    I did not have great hopes for the Oscar show going in -- I'm not even an Ellen fan -- but you cannot hate anything that has Brad Pitt passing around pizza and John Travolta creating an entirely new name for the person he was introducing (Adele Dazeem, a star is born).

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    The World is Round, People and Other Thoughts from a Potentially Game Changing Oscars

    Lat night felt that the 6,000 people in the Academy are realizing that yes, the world is round and that they can stand in front and be a part of the change that is coming or they can be left behind.

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    The Big O: Between Ellen and Everyone's Mom, Oscar Night Turned Into Ladies Night

    For a year with no female talent represented in the director’s category and only three of the nine best-picture candidates featuring women in lead roles, the Oscar show was a regular femme fest.

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    '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' Lead 2014 Oscar Winners

    The 86th Academy Awards are set to go down in Hollywood at 5pm local time, and Indiewire will be offering up-to-the-minute coverage of the winners as they come in.

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    Specialty Box Office: 'The Lunchbox' Leads Debuts; '12 Years' Hits $50 Million On Oscar Weekend

    While everyone's talking about the Oscars, there were actual movies screening in theaters this weekend too, and they weren't all ones with golden dreams tonight.

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    Watch: 9 Opening Monologues from Oscar Hosts, Including Ellen DeGeneres

    This year sees Ellen DeGeneres hosting for the second time, following a 2007 gig that saw her working overtime to sell some truly lousy jokes. Here's hoping she has better material this year, and that she can match these 8 superior Oscar monologues.

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    Indiewire's Film Critic Picks the Oscars: If '12 Years a Slave' Doesn't Win, All Is Lost

    There are great movies and important movies, but rarely do those two qualities meet on the global stage of the Academy Awards. Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is the first in ages to offer that opportunity. In the half year since it gobsmacked audiences at the Telluride Film Festival, "12 Years a...

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    ABC To Stream Oscars Online For First Time

    For the first time ever, The Oscars preshow and full awards telecast will stream live online.

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