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48 Weeks To Oscar: Academy In Crisis(?)

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The grass always seems greener on the other side. But it is not always the case. In the case of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, it is a sad story of insecurity, fear, oversized yet easily bruised ego, and a lack of perspective on itself.

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51 Weeks To Oscar

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The Academy is acting like a supermodel who is deeply worried that her boyfriend is going to leave because she has a zit. And the answer is, men do leave supermodels. And that insecurity haunts the most beautiful and the most plain. But when you are going out there for the show, if people start noticing you are insecure, your career is over. When you are in public, you need to be all in, turned on, rocking the world because you “know” you have what everyone else wants.

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20 Weeks To Oscar… 3 Days Left

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Gurus o’ Gold: The Final Vote – Every Category (2 of 2)

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Gurus o’ Gold: The Final Vote – Every Category (1 of 2)

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20 Weeks To Oscar: One Week Left

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Gurus o’ Gold: 6 Days Of Voting Left

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20 Weeks To Oscar: What We Talk About When We Talk About Best Picture

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Gurus o’ Gold: Final Voting Starts This Week (2 of 2)

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Gurus o’ Gold: Final Voting Starts This Week (1 of 2)

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Is The Door Wide Open Again?

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20 Weeks To Oscar: It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here

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Gurus o’ Gold: A Week After Nominations… Any Changes?

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Ragin’

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Gurus o’ Gold: Nomination Day (1 of 2)

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Gurus o’ Gold: Nomination Day (2 of 2)

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20 Weeks To Oscar: The Most Shocking Event Of The Week!!!!

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Oscar Nominations: The Nominee Reactions

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Screenermania!

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20 Weeks To Oscar: The Trouble With Endings (spoilers)

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“I was having issues with my script for It’s All About Love, so I called Ingmar Bergman and we ended up talking about everything but the script. He said, “Well, Festen is a masterpiece, so what are you going to do now?” At that point, I had not decided if I was going to make It’s All About Love, so I answered, “Hmmm, I don’t know. Maybe this, maybe that.” There was just a long pause, and then he said, “You’re fucked.” I said, “Well, how can you know?” “Well, Thomas, you always have to decide your next movie before the movie you’re doing presently opens.” And I said, “Why is that?” “Well, two things can happen. One thing is that you fail, and then you’ll feel scared and humiliated. It’ll get into your head. Second, and even worse, you have success, and then you’ll want more of it, or you’ll want to maintain it. But if you decide on your next film while you’re in the middle of editing, it becomes a very nonchalant choice. And then it’s shorter from the heart to the hand.”
~ Thomas Vinterberg

“When the writing is flowing, I am powerful and cheerful and can’t imagine it ever being otherwise. And when the writing becomes blocked, I am crestfallen and palsied, and there, too, I can’t imagine it ever being otherwise. In either case, my visions of the future are at all times characterized by a spurious permanence.”
~ Oliver Sacks To Lawrence Wechsler

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