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Trey Hock talks about all things Oscar. The 88th Annual Academy Awards are this weekend. Join Scene Stealers at Screenland Armour to watch.

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KC Oscar Party 2016

by Eric Melin on January 14, 2016

in Blogs

What a lovely day! The 88th Academy Awards are February 28, 2016 and your pals at Scene-Stealers, Lost in Reviews, and Boom Howdy are again hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City.

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This is your chance to see Hollywood’s best and worst dressed, watch the Academy Awards broadcast on the big screen with a bunch of other film nerds, drink to your heart’s content, and try to best the rest of KC by picking the most winners correctly on your ballot!

It’s also your chance to win TONS of free prizes!

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We had a fantastic time and Alex Lamb, Dustin Schirer, and Sarah Cunnick got 17 correct on their Oscar ballot, beating out everybody else as the first-place winners! Nick Colby and Josh Dubois got 0 and 1 correct respectively to win the coveted Jack and Jill t-shirts and movie posters for Toby Keith’s Beer for my Horses.

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Will there be a split this year like there was in 2005 when Ang Lee won for Brokeback Mountain and Crash won Best Picture? Or 2002 when Roman Polanski won for The Pianist and Chicago won Best Picture? Or how about 2000 when Steven Soderbergh won for Traffic but Gladiator won Best Picture? Watch the video to find out!

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We pick the winners in the Best Actor category. This is one category that is pretty up in air at this point, even though one man has a distinct edge from earlier guild wins and the BAFTAs (if the BAFTAs even mean anything). What we’re trying to say is that this category is the most fun to pick. Who’s going to win the Oscar? Watch the video to find out!

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We pick the winners in the Best Actress categories, which seems to be a two-person race. Viola Davis has the SAG, and Meryl Streep has the Golden Globe, but who’s going to win the Oscar? Watch the video to find out!

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Trey Hock and Trevan McGee pick the winners in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories, which at this late point in the game, is actually pretty easy. These two are all sewn up. Watch the video:

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In this video, Trey Hock and Eric Melin pick the winners in the Best Foreign Film and Best Animated Feature categories. At first glance, both of these categories are a done deal, but the Oscars always manage to screw one of these up on a regular basis. Find out which one it is in this video!

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We pick the winners in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. There are some pretty clear frontrunners for both, but at least one of them as up for grabs a little bit…watch to find out which one!

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How to Win Your Oscar Pool: 2012 Oscar Predictions is a series of videos we shot to help you win at this year’s picks. This video covers three simple tips that will turn you into a winner!

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Eddie Murphy is out as host of the 2012 Academy Awards. Brett Ratner resigned yesterday as producer of the show after making anti-gay remarks, and now his host, Eddie Murphy, has quit as Oscar host.

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KTKA 2011 Oscar Special

by Eric Melin on February 24, 2011

in Features

Here’s a 30-minute special with Eric Melin and Trevan McGee’s picks for the major categories at the 2011 Academy Awards Sunday night Feb. 27. This segment originally aired on KTKA-49. Here’s a shorter prediction segment with Eric’s Top 4 picks. Here’s a feature on the acting performances you must see before Sunday night. Don’t forget [...]

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The 83rd Academy Awards are this Sunday evening and in the running for the night’s top awards are some of the best performances of the year. The acting categories are particularly strong this year, and if you want to be prepared to make predictions in your office Oscar pool, there are some performances you need [...]

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This is a new column that I pitched to Eric a few weeks ago, basically because I have a lot of pent-up frustration about award shows. Thank you Eric for letting me “freelance” while all I’m really doing is venting. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, 2009 WINNER: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) [...]

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