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Update: Oscar Song Flap – The Spotlight

By ROBERT W. WELKOS It was only last July that Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a long-time, behind-the-scenes Hollywood publicist and marketing executive, was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The first African American and third woman to lead the prominent movie industry organization that each year[...]

Oscar voters “profoundly confused” by new ballots

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: When the Academy shifted its rules regarding the Best Picture race – making it a more fluid process while eliminating the minimum number of films that might make it into the competition – those tracking the annual Oscar marathon predicted confusion once the ballots were in voters’[...]

Oscar talk with Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter’s The Race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar expert, Scott Feinberg, invited me on his weekly podcast – “Feinberg & Friends” – to discuss the major topics swirling around the ongoing awards race. Scott’s an excellent host. Well-prepared. Conversational. Before I knew it, our scheduled 30-minute chat had extended to[...]

Scott Feinberg joins The Hollywood Reporter – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Congratulations to our colleague Scott Feinberg, who joins The Hollywood Reporter as an official Awards Season Blogger. Feinberg ran his own site, ScottFeinberg.com (formerly And The Winner Is …), where he provided analysis on the annual Oscar race and the individual films leading the pack. Based in[...]

Golden Globe predictions from the top experts

By Gold Derby News Desk hollywoodnews.com: The Golden Globes will be doled out this Sunday. We assembled expert predictions from two dozen top awards pundits. They forecast all the races and expect a fierce battle between “The King’s Speech” and “The Social Network” for Best Drama Picture. However, they think three[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Animation whittled down to three nominees

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. The Academy announced today that only three films will be nominated in the animation category. That field just became incredibly tough to predict. “True Grit” revealed its new poster today. So did[...]

Can “Harry Potter” win a Best Picture Oscar? – Awards Season Roundup

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Embargoes must not be in place because a fair share of “Harry Potter” reviews hit the Internet this morning following the film’s London premiere. While I’m steering clear of[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Michael Douglas’ Oscar chances (and the “Big C” question)

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Could Michael Douglas find his way into the Supporting Actor race with “Wall Street 2?” And on the topic, will the actor’s battle with cancer factor into his chances? Guy Lodge[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Eastwood on Eastwood, and the Academy’s exec director resigns

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. It was announced this morning that Bruce Davis, executive director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has resigned after more than two decades in the position. As[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Dragon” becoming animated series for Cartoon Network

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Though many of us have been discussing the ongoing Oscar race since the days and weeks leading up to Venice and Telluride, Vanity Fair declares that, on Oct. 12,[...]