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Directors of For Sama

Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Wanuri Kahiu (Rafiki)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

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One Last Moment for Our Biggest Oscar Hopes

Chris here, with our last moments before the Oscar nominations are announced in the morning. Naturally, my mind is lingering on my highest hopes for nominations just on the buble of happening instead of the sure things. My fingers are most tightly crossed for one contender I've gone at length about here: Tiffany Haddish for Best Supporting Actress in Girls Trip.

Strangely, Haddish will be reading the nominations tomorrow morning along with Andy Serkis. While other awards shows have had potential contenders present their nominations in the past (and even resulted in nominations, he said as he lit another prayer candle), this remains an odd and inappropriate choice to have her hopes dashed in real time before our eyes. As if hearts won't already be breaking should she not make the final five, we'll have to watch her get the news. But to block that bummer thought from our brains, we have a clip of Haddish on the upcoming season of Drunk History to remind us of all the joy she brought to 2017. Here she tells the story of Rose Valland and the Monuments Men which you'll remember from... the George Clooney film that yielded no Oscar nominations.

Let's take a final moment and share our biggest hopes for the nominations. What on the bubble contenders would make you happiest to see announced tomorrow morning?


Tweetweek: Pfans, Met Gala Madness, and Handmaid's Dystopia

More tweets after the jump including the healing power of Michelle Pfeiffer, the Met Gala, Face/Off and The Handmaid's Tale...

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5 Wishes for the Production Design Emmys

By Daniel Walber.

The Emmys can be, for lack of a better word, boring. Television is in a "Golden Age," or so everyone says, but its Academy has a tendency to reward the same shows every year. This phenomenon doesn’t only happen at the top of the ticket, either. Game of Thrones has been as much of a mainstay in tech categories as Modern Family was in Best Comedy Series.

And so, rather than fully handicapping the five production design races, I’d like to share some more modest hopes for this year’s winners. Here are some selections from my favorite work in the category, regardless of the odds.

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

This is the Game of Thrones category, and it’ll probably stay that way. That said, I find the work on Penny Dreadful a lot more intriguing, at least for this season. 

 In just one episode, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places,” there are at least three sets worthy of recognition. The work so lavish that one wonders if it was canceled because it was too expensive...

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