The Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners, Part 6

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Published on: March 4, 2014

Now that the Best Picture winner for 2013 has been selected, we want to tell you where our members ranked the film in our list of the Best of the Best Picture Winners poll. See the results: after the break.

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The Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners, Part 5

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Published on: March 3, 2014

AcademyAwards04(EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to an error in the publishing system, this post was supposed to go live on Friday morning, but did not. We will publish the full ranking of the Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners poll with 12 Years a Slave included tomorrow morning, Tuesday, March 4, 2014)
This year marks the 86th anniversary of the Academy Awards, an annual celebration of the best in motion pictures selected by more than 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Conceived by legendary studio magnate Louis B. Mayer as a mediator for labor disputes, the Academy started with a modest membership of 36 and has since become one of the most important organizations with one of the most prestigious and sought-after prizes anywhere in the world.

An Academy Award can mean a better career. It can lead to more lucrative offers. It can add millions to a film’s box office. There is no other film award that can compare in terms of its global importance and familiarity.

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The OFCS Covers the Oscars, Part 2

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Published on: March 1, 2014

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are being held this Sunday. To celebrate and help you prepare, OFCS members have submitted some of their links. This is everything submitted. You’ll want to click the Read More link to see them all.

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The OFCS Covers the Oscars, Part 1

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Published on: February 27, 2014

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are being held this Sunday. To celebrate and help you prepare, OFCS members have submitted some of their links. We’ll have even more articles for you on Saturday morning.

2013 Best Picture Haiku

Dustin Freeley @ MoviesAboutGladiators.com

Catching Up with Unseen Best Picture Oscar Winners

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: Maybe most of these viewings confirmed why I had skipped a lot of these in the first place. But a good number were also reminders that even film critics haven’t seen all the great works of cinema.

Do the Oscars Offer a Generous Wink at Science Fiction Cinema from 2013?

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

Frank Ochieng’s 2014 Oscar Predictions

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

Oscar Bridesmaids: The 2013 Wedding Party

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This year’s wedding party of Oscar bridesmaids includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, and Roger Deakins.

Oscar Mania

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Susan Granger’s Oscar Predictions

Oscar Predictions

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine

Oscar Predictions Video Cheat-Sheet

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: ALL 24 AWARDS IN CEREMONY ORDER

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor Season, Week 13

The Rundown 2013: Editing & Cinematography

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Editing & Best Cinematography

The Rundown 2013: Original Screenplay & Adapted Screenplay

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Original Screenplay & Best Adapted Screenplay

The Rundown 2013: Sound Mixing & Sound Editing

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing

A Terrifying Peek Inside the Empty Brain of a Typical Oscar Voter

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: For all the hip, beautiful people on the stage and in the audience on Oscar night, the awards themselves are bestowed by a giant body that is filled to the brim with mouth-breathing troglodytes. And if you’d like a fresher confirmation of that fact, I direct you to this interview with an anonymous Oscar voter, courtesy of the great Michael Musto.

The Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners, Part 4

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Published on: February 27, 2014

AcademyAwards05This year marks the 86th anniversary of the Academy Awards, an annual celebration of the best in motion pictures selected by more than 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Conceived by legendary studio magnate Louis B. Mayer as a mediator for labor disputes, the Academy started with a modest membership of 36 and has since become one of the most important organizations with one of the most prestigious and sought-after prizes anywhere in the world.

An Academy Award can mean a better career. It can lead to more lucrative offers. It can add millions to a film’s box office. There is no other film award that can compare in terms of its global importance and familiarity.

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The Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners, Part 3

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Published on: February 26, 2014

AcademyAwards03This year marks the 86th anniversary of the Academy Awards, an annual celebration of the best in motion pictures selected by more than 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Conceived by legendary studio magnate Louis B. Mayer as a mediator for labor disputes, the Academy started with a modest membership of 36 and has since become one of the most important organizations with one of the most prestigious and sought-after prizes anywhere in the world.

An Academy Award can mean a better career. It can lead to more lucrative offers. It can add millions to a film’s box office. There is no other film award that can compare in terms of its global importance and familiarity.

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The Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners, Part 2

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Published on: February 25, 2014

Seth MacFarlaneThis year marks the 86th anniversary of the Academy Awards, an annual celebration of the best in motion pictures selected by more than 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Conceived by legendary studio magnate Louis B. Mayer as a mediator for labor disputes, the Academy started with a modest membership of 36 and has since become one of the most important organizations with one of the most prestigious and sought-after prizes anywhere in the world.

An Academy Award can mean a better career. It can lead to more lucrative offers. It can add millions to a film’s box office. There is no other film award that can compare in terms of its global importance and familiarity.

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The Best of the Best Picture Oscar Winners, Part 1

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Published on: February 24, 2014

AcademyAwards02This year marks the 86th anniversary of the Academy Awards, an annual celebration of the best in motion pictures selected by more than 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Conceived by legendary studio magnate Louis B. Mayer as a mediator for labor disputes, the Academy started with a modest membership of 36 and has since become one of the most important organizations with one of the most prestigious and sought-after prizes anywhere in the world.

An Academy Award can mean a better career. It can lead to more lucrative offers. It can add millions to a film’s box office. There is no other film award that can compare in terms of its global importance and familiarity.

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The OFCS Academy Awards Special, Part 2

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Published on: February 23, 2013

With the 85th Annual Academy Awards arriving this Sunday, we asked our members to submit their Oscar articles for a special pre-Oscar post. Here is what our members submitted. If you’re reading this article on the front page of our site, don’t forget to click the “(more…)” link at the bottom to get to all of the articles posted today. There are 29 total articles in this post, don’t miss any of them!

(UPDATE: 2/22/13) We had a few more articles come in today, so we’re making our final pre-Oscar post. Click “More” and see all of the articles from yesterday and today!
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The OFCS Academy Awards Special

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Published on: February 22, 2013

With the 85th Annual Academy Awards arriving this Sunday, we asked our members to submit their Oscar articles for a special pre-Oscar post. Here is what our members submitted. If you’re reading this article on the front page of our site, don’t forget to click the “(more…)” link at the bottom to get to all of the articles posted today. There are 29 total articles in this post, don’t miss any of them!

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