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2020 Academy Awards Odds and Preview

2020 Academy Awards Odds and Preview

Entertainment
There were nay-sayers around a decade ago when the academy expanded the best-picture list for the Oscars. But it has undoubtedly made the Oscars a more entertaining event to watch and it’s allowed for a more comprehensive look at quality films throughout the year. Let’s have a quick look at this category – and others– and which films might get favored and snubbed and compare them to the Vegas betting odds around the world. 2020 marked a new era for the SAG awards. Parasite won the Best Ensemble Acting Award, making it the first subtitled, foreign film to ever win. But can it do the unthinkable and win the Oscar for Best Picture? It just might! At +200 it is listed by the bookmakers in Vegas as the second most likely film to win the prestigious award. No, snub here. ‘Parasit...
Academy Awards Neglected Actresses

Academy Awards Neglected Actresses

Featured, Movies
This is not meant as a definitive list and does not include any who are active today. Lillian Gish (1893-1993) Had the Oscars been created in 1915 or 1920, there is little doubt that Lillian Gish would have won one or more statuettes. As it was, by the time of the first Oscar ceremony in 1929, her career as a leading lady was mostly over and she spent the next sixty years playing mainly supporting roles in film or acting on stage or in radio and television. Nevertheless, she was nominated for, but lost, best supporting actress for her role in Duel in the Sun (1946) and arguably deserved consideration for her work in The Night of the Hunter (1955), The Unforgiven (1960), The Comedians (1967), and her last role in The Whales of August (1987). She was given an Honorary Award by t...