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How to Argue About the Oscars Like a Partisan Hack

When the Academy Award for Best Picture is handed out some 4½ hours into the ceremony on Sunday night, it will mark the end of Oscar season, and I will breathe a thankful sigh of relief. Don’t misunderstand: I love film, I just hate what Oscar season has become. Historically, it was a tinsely time…

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California Today: Preparing for What Could Be an Unpredictable Oscars

It could all add up to one of the most unpredictable Oscars ever, with the actual awards — oh, right, those! — contributing to the sense of volatility. Some categories are considered locks. (Bet on Frances McDormand of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Gary Oldman for “Darkest Hour” to take the top acting prizes.)…

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Oscars 2018: Predicting who will win — and who should

CLOSE USA TODAY movie critic Brian Truitt predicts who will take home an Oscar this year and who really deserves it. Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell) and Mildred (Frances McDormand) clash in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ (Photo: Merrick Morton) It’s been a fascinating awards season politically charged by the Time’s Up and Me Too movements,…