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‘The Shape of Water’ wins big at a semi-predictable 90th Academy Awards

The 90th Academy Awards took place last night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood this Sunday, capping off a largely predictable awards season in semi-surprising fashion. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway earned redemption from last year’s “Envelopegate” when they correctly presented the Best Picture award to “The Shape of Water.” …

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Review: Oscar-nominated documentary shorts tackle issues of race, gender, mental health, opioids and the justice system

The 90th annual Oscars takes place on Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. (PST). The documentary (short subject) category serves as a gratifying break from the movie star-driven, high budget films that dominate other categories. These films are the highly artistic products of pure passion from the directors and producers …

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Oscar recap: Selfies, pizza and Lupita Nyong’o’s lip balm

Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizzas and Meryl Streep gave the world her best selfie face. Welcome the a recap of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Ellen carried the show with a confidence that only a truly respected comedian who has been in Hollywood for 20 years could have. She gracefully mocked Hollywood, …

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Academy Awards roundtable: Who will win big at tonight’s Oscars?

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday night. Regardless of how many movies you’ve seen, this award show has something for everyone, whether it be the red carpet, the performances or the music that cuts people off during their acceptance speeches. Sports fans had the Super Bowl a few weeks …

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Scene Desk Round Table: What should win Best Picture?

On Sunday night, the best of the film industry will come together for the Academy Awards to celebrate their art. And to win some awards. This year’s best picture nominees are “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “War Horse.” We’ll each tell you which movie we think should win the night’s biggest honor.

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Scene Desk Netflix picks: Oscar-winning movies

The Academy Awards are this Sunday and what better way to get ready than by watching some past winners on Netflix Instant Watch? Here are our picks for the best Oscar-winning movies on Netflix.

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