Category: Academy Awards

This Day in Oscar History: June 26 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 25 (2016)

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 26, 2016)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

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This Day in Oscar History: June 24 (2016)

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Oscar Profile #293: Kathy Bates

Kathy BatesBorn Kathleen Doyle Bates in Memphis, Tennessee on June 28, 1948, the third child of a mechanical engineer and a homemaker, Kathy Bates’ paternal grandfather was author Finis Bates. A great-great grandfather was Andrew Jackson’s physician in New Orleans.

Majoring in theatre at Southern Methodist University from which she graduated in 1969, Bates immediately moved to New York to pursue an acting career. She made her film debut as “Bobo” Bates in Milos Forman’s 1971 film, Taking Off in which she made a strong impression introducing the song “And Even the Horses Had Wings”, but it was a false start to her career. The film, though well received by critics, failed to stir the box-office and she struggled for years in minor stage roles, not making another film until 1978’s Straight Time. That film was also liked by critics but ignored by audiences. Audiences did notice her in the 1982 cult hit, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean in which she repeated the role she originated on Broadway, but only a few minor film and TV roles followed until 1990 when she made strong impressions in support of Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, respectively, in Men Don’t Leave and White Palace. She closed out the year with her first starring role in Misery for which she won a surprise Oscar.

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This Day in Oscar History: June 23 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 22 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 21 (2016)

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Oscar Preview: Weekend of Jun. 17-19, 2016

We had one film release this past weekend with the potential for Oscar nominations.

Finding Dory

It wasn’t until 2001 that the Academy introduced its Best Animated Feature category, meaning that Pixar had to wait until it’s fourth feature to earn its first Oscar nomination in the category for Monsters, Inc.. Since then, the studio has released thirteen animated featuring bringing its total to 17.

Ignoring those first three films, the studio has racked up an unprecedented and unparalleled number of nominations and wins. After its loss in 2001, the studio won in 2003 and again in 2004 followed by a loss in 2006, but back-to-back-to-back-to-back victories from 2007 through 2010. It won again in 2012 then again in 2015. Of its 10 Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations, it has won 8. That’s an impressive total.

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This Day in Oscar History: June 20 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 19 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 18 (2016)

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 25, 2016)

Every week, we’ll take a look back in 5-year intervals at the box office past to explore how Oscar’s nominees were doing at the box office each weekend historically. All data is collected from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office (as well as a section looking at the inflation-adjusted numbers). The third section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we’ll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best shots at this stage of the game. If you have any suggestions for more data you’d like to see, please let us know.

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

Finding Nemo (Wide)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 17 (2016)

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This Day in Oscar History: June 16 (2016)

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