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How to Win an Oscar Nomination

Sociologists at the University of California-Los Angeles have come up with statistical predictors for getting the nod.

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Why the Oscars Should Be Segregated by Gender

Awards shows are great for women in Hollywood, but they can still do much more.

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The Self-Fulfilling Oscar Calendar

How the Academy Awards shrink the year in movies to down to no more than a few months.

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About Those Oscar Predictions…

Oscar Winners Should Thank Their Economist

Research studies differ on the effect of an Oscar on a film’s bottom line.

Hollywood’s Sigh of Relief

Globally, moviegoers’ tastes are becoming increasingly homogeneous, which is a very good sign for Hollywood.

Death and the Academy Award Winner

Oscar winners may live longer lives than their peers. Or perhaps shorter ones.

Predicting Oscars for Bigelow, Bridges, Bullock

University of Oregon academic predicts Academy Awards will go to Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock and Kathryn Bigelow.

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