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Oscars: Despite changes, it’s still a bloated, plodding show

They told us they got it. Nothing speaks louder in television than ratings, and after years of putting on the longest, most bloated awards show out of the majors, dismal ratings (by Oscars standards) in 2008 told the Academy Awards … Continue reading

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Oscar nominee Michael Shannon

Click the play button to hear our interview with Michael Shannon talking about his career and his Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. [podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2009/02/090222shannon-podcast.mp3[/podcast] Copious Notes podcasts are available on iTunes. Click here for our story and interview with Shannon … Continue reading

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Placing my bets: 2009 Oscar predictions

Who wouldn’t like a feel-good story right about now: a tale of redemption, an artist getting her due, last respects for a fallen star. Oscar might give us those warm fuzzies Sunday night when the envelopes start opening. Here are … Continue reading

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2009 Golden Globe Award Nominations: So much for the blockbusters

All the talk that blockbusters may make a charge back onto the Oscar ballots has to be somewhat muted by the 2009 Golden Globe Award nominations. Box office champs that seemed poised to muscle their way into contention this year … Continue reading

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Oscars 2009: Return of the blockbusters?

After this year’s Academy Awards, the question was whether the Oscars were still relevant, or if they were going the way of art galleries and modern dance, perceived as too elite and avant garde to appeal to the masses. Of … Continue reading

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