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You decide: Will SAG TV Awards preview Emmys again?

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Sep 30 2014 14:40 pm
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Who will be the nominees and winners in the eight television races at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards? Our new predictions center is now open for you to log your picks. While the Screen Actors Guild Awards for film are typically an excellent predictor of the Oscars, the same hasn't always been true of SAG's relationship to the Emmys. 

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What hated Oscar wins would you dare to defend?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Sep 30 2014 11:45 am
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It's true that history isn't always kind to the decisions made by Oscar voters: "How Green Was My Valley" over "Citizen Kane," "Dances with Wolves" over "Goodfellas," "Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain," to name a few controversial calls. But are all unpopular Oscar-winners universally reviled? Not so, according to our forum posters, who are sticking their necks out for some of the most unpopular winners of recent years.

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News Nuggets: Why 'The Knick' with Clive Owen is 'horrifying, beautiful and clever'

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Sep 30 2014 09:48 am
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The Knick Cinemax Clive Owen Steven Soderbergh Entertainment NewsMatt Zoller Seitz appreciates the "greatest sustained display of directorial virtuosity in the history of American TV." That praise is for Steven Soderbergh, who helms the first season of "The Knick" on Cinemax. Starring Clive Owen, it is set in a New York hospital circa 1900. He refers to the most recent episode as "the most exciting, horrifying, beautiful, and clever hours of filmmaking I've seen this year." The show and Owen will be competing for the first time at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards for possible nominations this December. Vulture

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Oscars News: Will 'Interstellar' be a combo of Steven Spielberg emotion and Stanley Kubrick intellect?

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Sep 30 2014 08:22 am
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Oscars Interstellar Christopher Nolan Steven Spielberg Stanley Kubrick Entertainment NewsKris Tapley looks at the "lay of the land" regarding Oscars after the current New York Film Festival concludes. He says the "Interstellar" onslaught is already beginning with a new trailer, TV spots, posters, and more. The Christopher Nolan film has a reported "massive" runing time, but that it possibly "finds a sweet spot between the emotion of Steven Spielberg and intellect of Stanley Kubrick." The race becomes even more interesting with the unseen "Unbroken" (Angelina Jolie), American Sniper" (Clint Eastwood), "Fury" (David Ayer), "A Most Violent Year" (J.C. Chandor), and "The Gambler" (Rupert Wyatt). HitFix

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'Unbroken' gallops into second place in Oscars Best Picture race

By Paul Sheehan
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Sep 30 2014 07:14 am
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While "Boyhood" continues to sit atop the Best Picture chart with the support of nine Oscars Experts, four of our 20 Oscarologists are now backing "Unbroken." This second feature film helmed by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie ("Girl, Interrupted") chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Five of our seven Editors are also backing this horse in the derby (See their individual predictions here.) 

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Oscars expert Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes): 'Boyhood,' Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, ...

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Sep 30 2014 05:55 am
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Matt Atchity of Rotten Tomatoes has just entered his predictions, bring our Oscars Experts panel up to an even twenty. Below, we detail his picks and compare them to the first wave of Oscarologists to make their forecasts. Click here to see charts revealing how all of our Experts rank the contenders in all top categories according to likellihood of winning.

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: 'Movie Night' brings 'perfecto' performances & surprise elimination

By Daniel Montgomery
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Sep 29 2014 19:36 pm
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When season 19 of "Dancing With the Stars" began two weeks ago, Alfonso Ribeiro wowed the judges with his jive, and it seemed like he might easily waltz through the competition, but Lea Thompson out-performed him in week two, and week three brought even more upheaval to the leaderboard. Not only were there two new contestants at the top of the judges' standings – they got there with a pair of perfect scores. Have we found our new frontrunners?

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'Project Runway' Poll: Should Korina Emmerich get over herself?

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Sep 29 2014 14:58 pm
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Last week on "Project Runway," Korina Emmerich won her second challenge of the season, impressing judges with the stylish leather jacket she designed for a nonprofessional model she recruited from Washington Square Park. But even before she won, she bragged about her designs, not just this week but throughout the season, arguing that she stands out from the pack.

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Predict Best Visual Effects Oscar: Will Marvel movies rule?

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Sep 29 2014 13:12 pm
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Even though the Best Visual Effects Oscar used to belong to summer blockbusters, 10 of the last 14 winner have been Best Picture nominees, including the last six in a row: "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Avatar," "Inception," "Hugo," "Life of Pi," and "Gravity."

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Inside Track: Oscar Predictions

Oscars predictions

Earliest Oscars Predictions Ever

Our Oscarologists are busy updating their predictions as they see more and more contenders. Make your early picks now -- click here -- and change them later as the derby heats up.

Odds   View %  
Experts
1 BoyhoodBoyhood
9/2
2 UnbrokenUnbroken
13/2
3 BirdmanBirdman
15/2
4 The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game
8/1
5 Gone GirlGone Girl
12/1
6 FoxcatcherFoxcatcher
12/1
7 The Theory of EverythingThe Theory of Everything
12/1
8 InterstellarInterstellar
14/1
9 The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel
33/1
10 SelmaSelma
50/1
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Oscars 2014: Key Categories

BEST PICTURE:
'Boyhood' fights off strong challenges from 'Birdman' 'The Imitation Game.'
 
BEST DIRECTOR:
Past nominee Bennett Miller ('Foxcatcher') vs. rookies Linklater, Jolie. 
 
BEST ACTOR:
Eddie Redmayne ('The Theory of Everything') rising; Steve Carell ('Foxcatcher') falling.

 
BEST ACTRESS:
New entry Julianne Moore ('Still Alice') leaps ahead of Amy Adams ('Big Eyes').
 
BEST S. ACTOR:
Vet J.K. Simmons ('Whiplash') extends lead over Mark Ruffalo, ('Foxcatcher').
 
BEST S. ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette ('Boyhood') far in front for her 12-year commitment to film. 
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