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The Three Stooges Meet Magic Realism in Sarasota Film Festival winner "Men & Chicken"

Thelma Adams | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment
Thelma Adams

I was ecstatic when the narrative jury of the Sarasota Film Festival - New York Academy Director of Programs and Membership Patrick Harrison, Masters ...

Here's What Will And What Should Win At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment

With days to go until the 88th annual Academy Awards celebrate the skills of a lot of glitzy white folks, it's time to lock in your ballot in the offi...

How to Lose an Oscar in 10 Ways

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

Some of the finest films in history failed to capture a Best Picture Oscar because of bad timing or an unfavorable climate. Or because a competitor, maybe no better or even far inferior, gained an advantage.

Stick A 'Best Comedy' Category In The Oscars, Already

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment

Here, in reverse chronological order, are the last 10 films to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards: "Birdman," "12 Years a Slave," "Argo," "The Art...

88th Academy Awards - Who Should Win and Who Will Win

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Academy Award Predictions - Jackie K Cooper Sunday, February 28 at 7...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Predicting this Year's Oscars is like Predicting Tomorrow's East Coast Weather

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

When the final out of the World Series is made, it marks the unofficial beginning of the "hot stove" season. The term, of course, applies to media spe...

A Subjective Ranking Of The Past Decade's Best Picture Rosters

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment

If you pull yourself away from the illusion of Oscar prestige, you'll probably agree there's a bad seed in almost any Best Picture crop. Sometimes mul...

Trips Inspired by 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Within the four walls of a cinema, films transport moviegoers to far off places, both past and present, real or imagined. To take it a step further, use this year's Academy Awards' nominees for Best Picture as a travel guide, experiencing the locations -- characters in their own right -- firsthand.

So, What Will Win Best Picture?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

The Oscar nominations are in, which means there's no time to waste in predicting who will take home little gold men at next month's awards. Per the Ac...

A BUILD Guide to Award Season

Andrew Nauffts | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Nauffts

We're a little over a week into the New Year, and that means a few things. But before we move forward with those resolutions, let's take a moment to recognize the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2015.

These 20 Movies Are Vying For Best Picture At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscars. Between now and Feb. 28, 2016, entertainment editors Matthew ...

A Tale of Two Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal and Dev Patel in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I may sound like I'm gushing when I write that meeting the wise, striking Dev Patel and listening to a talk with the handsome, funny Jake Gyllenhaal were the highlights of this year's Dubai International Film Festival for me. And make no mistake, I am.

'Whiplash' Review: Simmons Fascinates in Villainous Turn

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marcus T. Wright

Teller's performance as Andrew Neiman, an outsider type who finds his muse through playing the drums, is a well-crafted, grounded turn.  Neiman awkwardly walks through life, only finding solace when he's banging on the drums.

'Birdman' Wins Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

One of the haziest Best Picture races in recent memory has been settled: "Birdman" took home the grand prize at Sunday's Oscars. Alejandro Gonzál...

Matthew Jacobs

Who Will Win (And Who Should Win) At Sunday's Oscars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar ballots closed Tuesday, which means you can submit your predictions without worrying about how impertinent op-eds, box-office outcomes or dutifu...

How To Sound Like You Know A Lot About This Year's Oscar Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

With less than a week until the Oscars, chances are you've caught most of the movies you'll manage to see before Sunday's ceremony. Even if awards fat...

Oscar and Me

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

Some years were quieter celebrations, but just as ceremonial. Even watching them on my own, I bowed to the sense of occasion. I lined up my time-honored snacks, burrowed under my favorite quilt and glued myself to the proceedings, shouting at the screen the entire time.

American Sniper Sanitizes Colossally Boneheaded Iraq War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
James Marshall Crotty

It, thus, effectively sanitizes this dark chapter in U.S. history, making it safe again for the masses to embrace chicken-hawk George W. Bush's deceitfully sold Iraq misadventure.

2015 Oscar Nominations: What the Math Says

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

We've now had months of delightful Oscar speculation: Who's in? Who's out? Who will have the honor of walking the Red Carpet next month, and who will have to watch the Oscars from home?

Matthew Jacobs

One Of These Movies Will Win Best Picture

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.02.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing edito...

Matthew Jacobs

Here Are Our Ideal Oscar Ballots (Listen Up, Academy Members!)

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar voting is underway right now. That means the clock is winding down for studios campaigning to squeeze their darlings into the race before nomina...

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: a Look at the Top Musicals of All Time

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bushra Alvi

Musicals have always been popular with viewers of all ages for their interesting stories, amazing lyrics and the lasting impact they create. Many musi...

Jason Linkins

Let's Help Rush Limbaugh With This Whole Movies With The Word 'Slave' In The Title Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

Conservative talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh has some thoughts about Academy Award Best Picture winner "12 Years A Slave": “If it was the on...

12 Years a Slave: Honoring the Book and Film

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

"The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see." -- Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Weeks ago I saw the film 12 Years a Slav...

12 Years a Slave and the Distorted Ending

Antonio Moore | Posted 05.03.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

12 Years a Slave winning the Best Picture Oscar is a major moment in cinema, but we must view this film understanding the necessity of not allowing it to be the definitive story of our history.