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What I learned from attempting (and failing) the Oscar Blitz
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The plan, at first, was simple: watch six Best Picture nominees in theaters over the course of 48 hours. Start with “American Hustle”; grab some tissues; don’t overdo it on the Junior Mints. Little did I know that an Oscar blitz would restore my appreciation and enthusiasm for film completely—and that there was no way in hell I’d make it through such a challenge without my emotional bandwidth getting ripped to shreds. More

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Think a Golden Globes win ensures Oscar gold? Think again
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Sunday’s Golden Globes show is considered the first indicator of serious Oscar contenders. But it’s not merely an early Academy Awards wannabe. The Globes and Oscars are actually more like siblings than twins, with this weekend’s show playing the part of the younger, funnier, and slightly crazier sibling to the Academy Awards. It’s a little more loose when it comes to winners and overall vibe. Hell, the Golden Globes take place while people are enjoying dinner and drinks, so it’s not uncommon to get alcohol-induced acceptance speeches or, even better, a missing winner who happens to be in the bathroom. So while we can read into Sunday’s potential winners and their Oscars chances, let’s look at past Golden Globes winners who came up empty-handed at the Oscars. More

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‘THE SHOW’ podcast: ‘American Hustle’ actress Erica McDermott
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After landing a dream role in 2010’s critically acclaimed film “The Fighter”, local actress Erica McDermott was asked back to audition for David O. Russell’s newest film, “American Hustle”. McDermott spoke with Meredith and Paul about how a typical Massachusetts mother went from acting in a school play, to acting alongside Hollywood heavyweights. More