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  1. Oscarmetrics: The 'Yes,' the 'Huh,' and the 'What the Hell?!' of ...

    Mark Harris

    If I were feeling less generous and more cynical on this holiest of all Oscar-calendar mornings, I might say that to decipher this year's Academy Awards contest, we need only look for inspiration to the GOP presidential race. The Artist is Mitt Romne...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  2. Oscarmetrics: Predicting the Best Picture and Best Director Nomin...

    Mark Harris

    I'd like to thank the Academy for throwing an extra mystery at those of us who treat predicting the Oscars as something between a hobby and a blood sport: This year, we have to figure out not only which movies will be nominated, but how many. After c...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  3. Oscarmetrics: Predicting the Screenplay Nominees

    Mark Harris

    It's over. No more surges or collapses, no more micro-measurements of momentum, no more fingers to the wind. Voting for the Oscar nominations has closed, and the results will be announced bright and early on Tuesday, January 24, so every day this wee...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  4. Oscarmetrics: The Case for Brad Pitt, Plus Six Questions That Cou...

    Mark Harris

    The next month of the Oscar campaign - from today until January 13, when nomination balloting closes - is in some ways the most interesting phase of the process. There are no more tea leaves to read, no more wild cards, no more embargoes on the expre...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  5. Oscarmetrics: Critics' Awards Upend the Best Picture Race

    Mark Harris

    What a frenetically busy weekend it was in the handing out of shinies and sparklies and mantel-trinkets to chronically underappreciated movie people, who at other times of the year often have to survive for weeks without winning anything. Critics' gr...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  6. Oscarmetrics: Hugo, The Artist, and 2011's Faux-Nostalgic Race fo...

    Mark Harris

    In thinking about the race for Best Picture this week I found myself drifting unhappily back to the 1980s, specifically to a stretch during which the Oscars reacted to an uncertain (i.e., post-Raging Bull) period in high-end American moviemaking by r...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  7. Oscarmetrics: Do George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt...

    Mark Harris

    There are many ways of looking at a Best Actor Oscar race. You can ask yourself who gave the year's strongest performances. You can think about who's overdue, who's surprising, who works the circuit effectively, who exceeds expectations, who elevates...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  8. Oscarmetrics: Statistics Don't Favor Brad Pitt's Best Actor Chanc...

    Mark Harris

    There is no official beginning to the fall Oscar race, but if there were, the arrival of Moneyball last week would be the equivalent of the starter pistol. Reviews for the movie — which, appropriately, opened on the first day of autumn — ...

    Blog | September 26, 2011