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Fearless Oscar Predictions

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fearless Oscar Predictions

When it comes to predicting the Academy Awards, it’s best not to be too sentimental. Which individual groups—like the Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild, Producers Guild— possesses a lot of voters who are also Academy voters? Start there and hope that things like Netflix bias and studio budgets play less of a role than you […]

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Oscar Nominations and Grumblings

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Nominations and Grumblings

Just eight Best Picture nominations this year and a list of contenders that clarifies what a kick-ass year 2018 was for female roles. Well done, chicas! Do we have gripes? Well, honestly, not too many. Here’s the rundown. Supporting Actress This is a good list. Strong. Not a lot of bones to pick here. Our heart […]

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Oscar Predictions Amid an Impressive Slate of Nominees

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Predictions Amid an Impressive Slate of Nominees

Rarely is the Oscar ticket quite so easy to fill out. This year’s set of nominees offers more clear-cut front runners across the board than most previous broadcasts, but the other aspect of note is that the actual quality of the work is tighter than in years past. In nearly every category, the likely winner […]

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Oscar Picks 2017: What Will Win, and What Should Win

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Picks 2017: What Will Win, and What Should Win

Oscar cometh, and with him the possibility of drawing attention to some of the best films a lot of people didn’t see last year. By all means, check out Hell or High Water and Moonlight. Watch Natalie Portman’s brilliant turn in Jackie, or Viola Davis’s blistering performance in Fences. And for the love of God, […]

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Oscar Nominations and Snubs

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Nominations and Snubs

2016 was a fairly weak, fairly bland year at the movies, but it still has surprises in store for us. Look at this… Suicide Squad is nominated for an Oscar! Okay, it’s for makeup and hairstyling — who knew that rolling around Hot Topic could translate to an Oscar nomination? The official Academy Award nominations had […]

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Oscar Predictions: 2016 Edition

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Predictions: 2016 Edition

Every Oscar season brings its own controversies, and the Selma debacle of 2015 may have predicted the ugliness afoot this year. While the work of Idris Alba, Jason Mitchell, and Mya Taylor all deserved attention, there is still a lot to celebrate with the work being honored. The great Tom Hardy, for instance, received his […]

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Oscar Picks & A Preview of The Drexel’s Red Carpet Bash

Hope Madden Hope Madden Oscar Picks & A Preview of The Drexel’s Red Carpet Bash

I have the good fortune of co-hosting the Drexel Theatre’s Red Carpet Bash this Sunday night in honor of the 87th Academy Awards celebration. The event is a longtime community favorite with paparazzi opportunities, loads of great local foods, and prizes for costumes/dress, trivia and, of course, the most accurate picks – which suggests that […]

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