The Oscars

Nine Movies. 24 Hours. 11,000 Calories of Popcorn.

Can two Slate writers survive AMC’s Best Picture megamarathon?

Feb. 21 2013 9:52 PMThe Desplat SoundWhy the Argo composer should win the Oscar—and why I’ll see anything he scores.
Feb. 27 2012 3:09 PMLet's Talk OscarsWhat was Angelina’s leg trying to say?
Feb. 27 2012 1:19 AMLet's Talk OscarsA nightmare of bad jokes, worse timing, boring awards, and uninspired spectacle. What did you guys think?
Feb. 24 2012 4:43 PMLet's Talk OscarsThe red carpet is now bigger than the ceremony.
Feb. 23 2012 6:56 PMLet's Talk OscarsA wild upset prediction for best picture.
Jan. 24 2012 7:01 PMWhat Was This Year’s Biggest Oscars Diss?Dana Stevens, Troy Patterson, and Dan Kois answer your questions about the Academy Award nominations.
Jan. 24 2012 12:56 PMLet’s Talk OscarsIf The Artist wins best picture I’m going to barf.
Feb. 28 2011 4:14 PMWho Won Slate's New-and-Improved Oscars Pool?Plus: How readers did overall, and tips from the winner.
Feb. 25 2011 12:38 PMWhat if There Were Oscars for the Oscars?Slate V celebrates some of Oscar's finest moments.
Feb. 14 2011 10:51 AMNatalie Portman, Great ActorOr is she just an excellent special effect?
Jan. 25 2011 5:22 PMLook at Me, I'm Acting Here!12 high-wire performances that pandered to the academy but didn't even get a nomination.
Feb. 27 2011 7:19 AMSlate Has Perfected the Oscars PoolArcane knowledge is rewarded! Wild guesswork is penalized! Bold predictions will carry the day! Play now!
March 8 2010 9:07 AMAnd the Award for Best Oscar Predictions Goes To …Slate readers sweep the top six categories but trip up on screenplays and costumes.
March 5 2010 9:55 AMUp in the AirA slick Hollywood star vehicle dressed up by a mediocre filmmaker to look like an emblematic chronicle of our tough economic times.
March 3 2010 12:28 PMLucky BasterdsTarantino will win best picture, if history can be believed.
Feb. 27 2012 5:44 PMCrystal Comedic AnemiaSlate critics debate the merits of this year’s Oscar ceremony.
Feb. 27 2012 10:03 AMLet's Talk OscarsWho will be my generation’s Billy Crystal? An aged Will Ferrell?
Feb. 24 2012 4:51 PMLet's Talk OscarsWhy oh why would you turn down the opportunity to stage a big catchy Muppet number?
Feb. 24 2012 12:32 PMDoes Oprah Get Thanked More Than God?
No, but Meryl does! Crunching the numbers on 10 years of Oscar acceptance speeches.
Feb. 23 2012 2:48 PMLet's Talk OscarsThe only thing to hate about The Artist is how likeable it is.
Jan. 24 2012 6:18 PMLet’s Talk OscarsChristopher Plummer and Max von Sydow vie for the awesome-old-guy-who’s-shockingly-never-won-before vote.
Jan. 24 2012 11:41 AMLet’s Talk OscarsThe Best Picture nominees are stuck in the past. Plus: Was Albert Brooks robbed?
Feb. 27 2011 6:36 PMEnvelope, PleaseSlate live-tweets the Oscars.
Feb. 24 2011 7:08 AMI'd Like To Thank My Co-StarCelebrating the quiet performances that make loud, Oscar-winning ones possible.
Feb. 4 2011 10:38 AMOne-Eyed Gods and One-Armed GodsDoes True Grit tap into an ancient myth?
Jan. 25 2011 12:40 PMEnfranchising Art FilmsHow the proportional voting system used in Oscar nominations—and now, final voting for best picture—encourages diversity.
Jan. 24 2011 1:19 PMTetsuya NakashimaWhy the darkest and most intense director working today will never win an Oscar.
March 7 2010 8:04 PMSlate's Oscars Live ChatWhat our writers and editors said about the Academy Awards telecast.
March 4 2010 6:23 PMLate-Period Steve MartinHow to understand the actor, novelist, essayist, playwright, banjo player, crotch-centric variety show performer, and Oscar co-host.
March 3 2010 11:51 AMLook at Me, I'm Acting Here!12 high-wire performances that pandered to the academy but didn't even get a nomination.

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