oscars

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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Eric, Trey and Trevan get together to talk about the 2013 Oscar Party at the Screenland Amour this Sunday and offer up their picks for all the major categories.

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We’re doing something a little different with this week’s podcast. Eric took part in a Critics Vs. Oscars panel along with several other Kansas City film critics and we’ve got the entire discussion here.

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This week, Eric  and Trevan review “Chronicle,” while Trey sorts out Daniel Radcliffe’s first post-Potter movie “The Woman In Black.” Then all three come together to discuss the merits of “The Artist.”

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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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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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Last week we spent some time discussing and tracking the 82nd Academy Awards. Now that the winners have their Oscars, and the smoke has cleared, we can stand back and look at our own study in social media discussion. Let’s do a quick recap – Last Tuesday we asked “Can online monitoring predict the Oscars?“, [...]

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If online buzz amounts to anything in this year’s Oscar race, James Cameron’s Avatar will win Best Picture on Sunday night. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is obviously a closed voting body, but they are influenced by the media just like everybody else. The study started on Feb. 10, the day [...]

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I’ve been writing about Spiral16’s ongoing 2010 Oscar study this week. We are measuring the power of online buzz about the Academy Awards and by Sunday night, we’ll know if the amount of online chatter for the top three contenders had any connection to the ceremony’s Best Picture winner. Two things about the way Spark [...]

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In yesterday’s blog, I went into detail about how we set up our 2010 Oscar prediction study. Using Spiral16’s Internet monitoring tool Spark, we aim to find out if there is any correlation between online chatter about the top three Best Picture candidates and the result of Sunday night’s awards ceremony. The overall percentage for [...]

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With the Best Picture category at this year’s Academy Awards expanding to 10 nominees, this year’s race may be the least predictable in recent memory. Or not. Nobody really knows, since it is more than just the number of nominees that has changed. The Oscars are also employing a tiered voting system where Academy members [...]

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