Author Jason McKiernan

I married into the cult of cinema at a very young age - I wasn't of legal marriage age, but I didn't care. It has taken advantage of me and abused me many times. Yet I stay in this marriage because I'm obsessed and consumed. Don't try to save me -- I'm too far gone.

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Last Saturday marked the first significant shift in the Oscar race, an indicator that fundamentally changes the way we should be looking at Phase Two of the season. The indicator was the Producers Guild of America Awards, and the shift was very simple: The Big Short just became the undeniable Oscar frontrunner.

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Well it certainly didn’t take long to get down to brass tacks.

Just over a week after the Oscar nominations were announced, we jump straight to one of the chief Best Picture indicators. Tomorrow night, January 23rd, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) holds its annual awards ceremony, and the evening will be capped – as it always is – with the presentation of …

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One week down, five more to go.

Also, one Charlotte Rampling out, four more still in the running.

There has been far too much circulating in the Oscar sphere in just the last 6 hours to adequately give credence in this space, which is just about tracking the race in terms of winner predictions. I’d say the …

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The Director’s Guild of America announced nominations for its 68th annual awards today, and the grouping was about as predictable as can be. In fact, I did predict it…along with about 2,000 other Oscar bloggers/pundits/obsessives over social media this morning, lest you think I was getting a big head. The list also lines up 5-for-5 with my most current predictions for the Best Director category at the Oscars.

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