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‘The Lion King’ Deserves to Win the Oscar for Best Visual Effects

The photorealistic re-creation of Disney’s classic animated film was not a good movie, but it was a stunning technological accomplishment

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On ‘The Big Picture,’ Greta Gerwig Is Best Director

Sean and Amanda are joined by Wesley Morris to discuss why the ‘Little Women’ director is a winner in their Alternative Oscars show

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Oscars Betting Preview With Rachel Bonnetta

Plus: Super Bowl sportsbook roundup with Jay Kornegay

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Make the Case: Impassioned Arguments for the 2020 Academy Award Winners We Want

Listen up, Oscar voters

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Antonio Banderas’s Oscar-Worthy Intimacy in ‘Pain and Glory’

Joaquin Phoenix is a shoo-in for Best Actor for ‘Joker,’ but the same arguments for him can be applied to Banderas’s incredible work in ‘Pain and Glory’

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Our Alternative Academy Awards

Now that we know how this weekend’s Oscar ceremony is lining up, we’re ready to share some ideas of our own

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What Was the Weirdest Oscars Ever?

The Academy Awards are set up for strange occurrences—put celebrities in a stuffy room, hand out awards, fire hot dog cannons once in a while—but only one year stands out as the strangest in history

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Scarlett Johansson Deserves an Oscar for ‘Marriage Story’

In a story about divorce, director Noah Baumbach—advertently or inadvertently—puts his female lead in the unenviable position of being a villain. Only an Oscar-deserving performance can overcome such a disadvantage.

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The Idiot’s Guide to Winning Best Picture

Plus: We make the case for ‘Parasite’

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An Oscar Vote for Al Pacino Is a Vote for a Performance of Boundless Confidence

The ‘Irishman’ actor played Jimmy Hoffa with a mix of captivating bombast and subtle humanity—and he deserves Best Supporting Actor

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Has ‘1917’ Already Locked Up Best Picture? And Is That Bad for the Academy Awards?

After a victory at the Directors Guild of America Awards, Sam Mendes’s ‘1917’ seems poised for dominance on Oscar night

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The 15 Most Anticipated Movies at Sundance. Plus: Randy Newman!

Sean and Amanda break down what it means to be a Sundance movie, the evolving state of the festival, and a few of the films they’ve already seen

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‘Parasite’ and ‘1917’ Are Your Oscar Front-runners

There’s a lot we don’t know about the race for Best Picture, but from what we can tell, Bong Joon-ho’s and Sam Mendes’s movies are the bettor’s best picks to win the award

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‘Parasite’ vs. ‘1917’: The Best Picture Showdown Is Here

Plus: It’s mailbag time

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A New Oscars Category

Rodger Sherman has a new acting category for the Academy

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‘1917’ and the Roger Deakins Hall of Fame (SPOILERS) 

Sam Mendes’s extraordinary World War I drama has crashed the Oscars party and dominated at the box office in its first week of wide release

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Adam Sandler Deserves an Oscar—Breaking Down the Actor’s Career

Ringer contributor Adam Nayman takes a look at the career of Adam Sandler, and breaks down exactly why he’s always been a good actor, from ‘Billy Madison’ all the way to ‘Uncut Gems’

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The Winners and Losers of the 2020 Oscar Nominations

‘Parasite’ got its due, ‘Joker’ got more than its due, and Adam Sandler got snubbed, ensuring the creation of ‘Grown Ups 3’

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Golden Globes Nominations Snubs and Surprises

The Golden Globe nominations are here, and they’re as dumb as ever. But will they matter come Oscars time?

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Eleven Reckless Oscar Predictions. Plus: Bong Joon-ho!

Sean is joined by writer-director Bong Joon-ho to talk about making his extraordinary new movie ‘Parasite’

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‘Parasite’ Is the Movie of the Year—Will the Oscars Agree?

After winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, soaring to international box office success, and riding a wave of extraordinary festival buzz, Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ has finally hit U.S. theaters

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The ‘Joker’ Aftermath and Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Movie Mishegas

Todd Phillips’s ‘Joker’ is one of the year’s biggest hits and most controversial films

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The Oscars Schedule Changes, and Andrew Garfield on ‘Under the Silver Lake’

We go over the week in the movie world: Beyoncé’s documentary ‘Homecoming,’ the Oscars happening two weeks earlier, and the movies we’re anticipating will enter the Best Picture conversation

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The Oscars Aftermath Mailbag, Plus Neil Jordan on ‘Greta’

Amanda and Sean put a bow on the 2019 Oscars by answering the burning questions they didn’t have time for on Sunday night

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Four Takeaways From an Actually Successful Oscars Broadcast

The ‘Green Book’ win notwithstanding, ratings were up, and the impending disaster never came. Now the Academy needs to do it again next year.

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And the Oscar Doesn’t Go To ...

Discussing the best media subplots from the Oscars and CNN hiring a Jeff Sessions flack to help guide its 2020 election coverage

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An Oscars and ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Wrap-up

Plus, Chris and Andy discuss whether the anthology series should return for a fourth season

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The ‘Green Book’ Best Picture Win Enters the Hall of Oscar Travesties

Peter Farrelly’s film about the friendship between a white chauffeur and a black musician in the 1960s took the big prize on Sunday night. What does that mean for an Academy Awards that is desperate to change?

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Bad Oscars Beats, Zion’s Future, Lakers Chaos, and Kraft’s Shame With Cousin Sal and Joe House

Plus, looking ahead to the NBA playoffs and the MVP race

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‘The Oscars Show’: Instant Reactions to the Shocking ‘Green Book’ Win and the 91st Academy Awards

Analyzing the one thing we feared all Oscars season would happen—and did

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The Winners and Losers of the 2019 Oscars

With Spike Lee yelling about the Knicks tanking, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, and ‘Green Book’ winning big, it was a night of high highs and (very) low lows

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How the Oscars Became an Outrage Machine | The Big Picture 2019 Oscars Preview

Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins sit down with Micah Peters and Chris Ryan to examine the ways in which the internet outrage cycle has changed how we view and discuss films