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  1. Best Screenplay: Which Writers Will Be Celebrating Next Week?

    Mark Harris

    A couple of months ago, I wrote a Grantland column about the competition for Best Screenplay Oscar nominations in which I suggested that this year, Best Adapted Screenplay would be crammed with contenders and Best Original Screenplay would offer a qu...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. Best Director: Who's in, Who's Out, Who Will Get Snubbed

    Mark Harris

    On Tuesday, the Directors Guild of America announced its five nominees. No eyebrows were raised. No foreheads were furrowed. The words "snub" and "unexpected" and "wild card," which had been pawing the ground and snorting, were forced to stay in thei...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  3. Oscarmetrics: A Good-bye to Awards Season

    Mark Harris

    The end of any Oscar season also marks the end of all of that season's narratives, and when those wrap-ups are unexpected, you retrace your steps and try to figure out which signals you missed. In this case, there's not a lot of retracing to do, sinc...

    Blog | February 28, 2012
  4. Oscarmetrics: Predicting the Big-Ticket Categories

    Mark Harris

    This is it. The last four predictions. Strap yourselves in, because things are about to get crazy French. Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominees: Demian Bichir, A Better Life George Clooney, The Descendants Jean Dujardin, The Artist Gary Oldma...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  5. Oscarmetrics: Viola Davis, The Help, and Hollywood's Ongoing Issu...

    Mark Harris

    On February 26, we are, I think, likely to see Viola Davis walk to the stage to accept a Best Actress Oscar for playing a maid. It will have been about 26,000 days - is that a lot or a little? - since Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for her role...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. Oscarmetrics: Iron Meryl and Other Best Actress Nominee Predictio...

    Mark Harris

    Best Actress Some years, it's a stretch to come up with five decent candidates for Best Actress; such are the seemingly permanent inequities of the movie business. So it's a pleasure to report that, despite a deeply problematic set of films, this ye...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  7. The Iron Lady's Meryl Streep Is No Oscar Front-Runner (Yet)

    Mark Harris

    Let's start with a rant. Last week, in a long New York Times lamentation, the paper's two lead film critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, argued that talking about the Oscars this far in advance, specifically in the context of film festivals, is "a...

    Blog | October 10, 2011