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5 Oscar Snubs…and One Pleasant Mini-Surprise

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

thesessions The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were unveiled earlier this morning, and largely went as foreseen. Whether you agree with me or not about thoughts like Silver Linings Playbook was too chaotic to be clever about family strife and mental illness, that Amour and Beasts of the Southern Wild were major, if esoteric, emotional triumphs, [&hellip
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Denzel Washington & New York Disasters

Written by NY Press on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

11-2flight1_full_380 By Suzanne Meyers I’m adding my voice to those predicting Denzel Washington will win Best Actor in this year’s Oscar competition for his role as an alcoholic pilot in the new film Flight.  I’ll even the score with my ex-husband who, after leaving Training Day, days after the terror attacks in September 2001, correctly declared [&hellip
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Pros and Cons of Seth MacFarlane As Oscar Host

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Seth_MacFarlane_by_Gage_Skidmore_2 Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, producers of this winter’s 85th annual Academy Awards telecast, bucked tradition with their announcement of writer-director-cynic Seth MacFarlane as this year’s host. Instead of beloved industry vets like Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg or Steve Martin, or even fresher film celebrities like James Franco, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, ABC is [&hellip
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