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Red Carpet: Best Actresses Hug It Out

by Nathaniel R

Tonya, Mildred, Lady Bird, Eliza, and Katherine

Beauty! This season's five most celebrated leading actresses have 32 Oscar nominations and 5 statues between them. (Of course Meryl accounts for more than half of both totals but what can you do?). But readers hearts were elsewhere this year...

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Blueprints: "Lady Bird"

Jorge's screenplay column hits its last Oscar mark for the season.

Lady Bird is less of a through-line narrative, as it is a collection of moments; a montage through the senior year of Christine “Lady bird” McPherson, and the small days and in-betweens that made it memorable. Through this collage, we are able to grasp at thematic links that run in her life, at the emotional truths she has to learn, and at the pain of watching her leave the nest.

No thread runs harder through the film than Lady Bird’s contentious relationship with her mother Marion. It’s no coincidence that the very first sequence of the film revolves around their dynamic. So let’s see how Greta Gerwig managed to infuse the emotional thesis of her film, as well as display years’ worth of a relationship in barely the first three pages of the script...

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"On Chesil Beach" Trailer Arrives!

Chris here. Oscar wrapups and a lingering winter have us longing for the beach - and look we have one of our favorite nominees to take us there! Except maybe this isn't quite the kind of oceanside relaxation we had in mind: Saoirse Ronan is headlining On Chesil Beach, a drama about a young newlywed couple stuck in the crossfires of sexual expectation and trepidation.

The film is an adaptation of the highly praised Ian McEwan novel, a bit of a full circle moment for the actress, who first came onto everyone's radar with the adaptation of his novel Atonement...

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Saoirse Preps Her Oscar Loss Face

Chris here, finding ways to cope wherever I can with the increasingly likelihood Lady Bird lands no Oscars in two weeks. And it looks like Saoirse Ronan is preparing herself as well, but with much more good humor. Granted she has lost twice before and has to be one of the cheeriest good sports among this year's acting lineup, so we suspect she (and team Lady Bird) will fare just fine. Have a laugh with Saoirse as she shows off her "Oscar Loser Face" and ponder if I might be wrong: does Lady Bird have a shot at winning any of its five Oscar nominations?


T'weetweek, T'Challa! 

a semi weekly collection for those w/ or w/out twitter curated by Nathaniel R

After the jump little jewel tweets on Saoirse Ronan, ASL in film, Russell Crowe on his next film, and Jessica Chastain relating to Lady Bird. But first Black Panther...

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Lady Bird Eye Candy

Jason from MNPP here to goose our mid-afternoons real quick with that there brand new Entertainment Weekly cover image of Lady Bird's superstar trifecta of Oscar nominees Laurie Metcalf, Saoirse Ronan, and the Creator herself, Greta Gerwig. Love the silver, love the talent, love love love. What do you guys think - can Lady Bird win Best Picture? Better question - can Lady Bird win anything?

(I mean besides Team Experience's Awards, because we have sense.)


The Joyful Nominations. Which were yours?

by Nathaniel R

img srcIt's part two of our Team Experience Oscar Nomination response... and then we can move on to both Oscar chart fun and back to cinema proper. The latter some of you will surely be itching for if you're not all-the-way obsessed with Oscar minutiae.

This morning we shed final tears for the snubs and now, the nominations that brought us the most joy in the acting categories and elsewhere.


CHRIS FEIL: Agnès Varda is finally a competitive Oscar nominee, which is doubly rewarding considering Faces Places will likely be her final film. (We love you too, JR.) With Jane out of the way she may even be the frontrunner, giving her Honorary Oscar a friend on its shelf - a lovely thought considering Faces Places is partly an ode to partnership.

GLENN DUNKS: Rachel Morrison becoming the first nominated woman in Achievement in Cinematography is pretty great and a major win for Netflix considering most people would have seen it on their smaller screens...

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Happy Golden Globe Sunday, Everyone! 

By Spencer Coile 

It's like Christmas is here once again! Finish your predictions, enjoy the festivities, and celebrate your favorites. We hope you all love tonight as profoundly as Laurie Metcalf and Saorise Ronan love each other.