Oscars 2020 Primer and Prediction – Susan Granger reports

For movie lovers, here’s the bad news and the good news. Last year, movie ticket sales in the United States & Canada were about $11.4 million, a 4% decrease from 2018. The good news is that the international box-office will exceed $30 billion for the first time ever. More films from streaming services are in the awards race, recognizing quality, no matter how it’s delivered. And I predict we’ll soon see the simultaneous release of movies at home and in theaters. This year the Oscars are on Feb. 9th; last year’s was on Feb. 24th; next year’s will be on Feb.28th. That means campaigners have fewer weeks this year to get their movies seen.

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Oscars 2017: A Compendium of AWFJ Members’ Views — Jennifer Merin reports

Our goal is to present a compendium of AWFJ members’ perspectives on Oscars 2017. Not surprisingly, the views vary widely

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AWARDS INTELLIGENCER: Sacha Pfeiffer talks SPOTLIGHT, Journalism and Subtext — Quendrith Johnson Interviews

One thing is certain, in Oscar Best Film contender Spotlight, Rachel McAdams is well-cast as Boston Globe investigative reporter Sacha

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