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SHOWBUZZDAILY’S 2021 OSCARS LIVE BLOG

Posted April 25, 2021 by Mitch Salem

  A unique year in the history of movies (not to mention the history of the world) will culminate in a unique ACADEMY AWARDS tonight.  Only a small fraction of audiences will have seen any of the nominees on a big screen, relying instead on their televisions for VOD presentations and as part of the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Oscars Live-Blog

Posted February 9, 2020 by Mitch Salem

  It’s time to gather for the 2020 Academy Awards, which… may be the most boring in recent memory.  The favorites currently seem to be overwhelming, and with no host to carry us through the proceedings, if 1917, Sam Mendes, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern win, it’s going to be a […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Oscars Live-Blog

Posted February 24, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  Movie audiences can’t get enough of watching things blow up, and tonight’s ACADEMY AWARDS has the potential to explode before our very eyes.  Everyone knows the litany of what’s gone awry along the way, from the host/no-host mess, to the Most Popular Film Oscar that never was, to the foiled attempt to hold the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY 2018 OSCARS LIVE-BLOG

Posted March 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The awards may be boring at tonight’s Oscars–Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Guillermo del Toro seem to be sure things–but the politics should be fascinating, as host Jimmy Kimmel and the show’s presenters and winners attempt to navigate a #TimesUp and still #OscarsSoWhite moment.  And no matter how predictable the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Oscars Live-Blog

Posted February 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  We’re live-blogging the Oscars tonight, for what may be a historic night for La La Land–or not  The red carpet arrivals were notable for their lack of political commentary, and we’ll see how long that lasts during the telecast as well.  Stay with us all evening.  All times are PT. 5:30:  The answer to […]

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OscarLand: The Nominations

Posted January 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The Oscar nominations are here, and the biggest surprise is how few surprises they provide.  The closest thing to a shock was in the Best Actress category, where Ruth Negga and Isabelle Huppert were in, and that meant Amy Adams and Annette Bening–both of whom had been considered possible longshot winners–were out.  Otherwise, Michael […]

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OSCARS Quarter Hour Ratings: A Decent Start But No Momentum

Posted March 1, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

The Oscars telecast on Sunday 2.28.2016 started right on par with recent telecasts, just above 35 million viewers for both 2016 and the average of every telecast since 2007.  Generally speaking, the average Oscar show audience rises through the first hour, then holds steady until about 10:00 or 10:15 pm when the In Memoriam segment […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Review: 10 Thoughts On The Oscars

Posted February 28, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  As the last notes of the not-remotely-accidentally-chosen “Fight the Power” fade from the closing credits of the 88th ACADEMY AWARDS telecast, 10 quick thoughts on the show and awards. 1.  Sometimes smart is all but indistinguishable from lucky, and that was the case for the Academy this year, which had chosen Chris Rock to […]

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