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I may never win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, or Tony. But damn it, I will touch all the awards.

Frances McDormand with her best actress Oscar in 1997. Photo: Steve Starr / Corbis via Getty Images


The 2020 Academy Awards looked a little too white and a little too male. Here’s what really should have gone down.

Lupita N’yongo winning Best Supporting Actress for “12 Years a Slave” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2, 2014. Photo: Robert Gauthier/Getty Images


Julia Reichert’s film wants to change hearts and minds—and won an Oscar in the process

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The Oscar-nominated film imagines a world where consequences exist for the privileged

Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in Knives Out (2019)
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in Knives Out (2019)
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Bong Joon-ho’s film is even more nuanced and incisive than closed captioning would suggest

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