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    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    When this all ends, that will go down as one of the classic moments of TAR.
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    S31E01: You're In Our Race Now

    I'm glad Colin and Christie are finally back! Yes, they were assholes in S5 but they played a really strong game. I think it was because of Colin that TAR changed their rules regarding the limitations of one person doing the Roadblocks. I remember them being invited back for the first All-Stars but Christie was pregnant (?), so they couldn't make it. I was bummed that Colin couldn't go directly against Romber. At least the Survivor pack of teams didn't include Romber. Little favors! But man, Christie looked so much different now than before. I barely recognized her.
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    SoCharmers in the Media: The Post & Courier

    Eliza Limehouse?! She already appeared in previous seasons as a part-time member. She's apparently belongs to one of the older, richer families in Charleston along with the Ravenels. Parents were old family friends of T-Rav.
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    S10.E14

    I was just going to say this. I wonder if Lori name dropped that company during her pitch and it got cut out of the final edit. Side note though: the deal with the towel lady and Lori seemed to have ended in bad blood. She already closed out her business and implied that throughout the process, Lori was of no help.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    This is a good post-mortem on the Oscars, hard campaigning by some of the major nominees, and offers an explanation to why Glenn Close lost. I don't believe it fully, seeing as the writer sort of disproved his own theory, but it is possible his reason is correct, and that it may affect future voting. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/oscars-analysis-how-green-book-won-glenn-close-lost-1190308
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    What was the romcom that got nominated for a major award? Four Weddings and a Funeral?!
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Yes, I agree with this. It is with the "look". If Hailee Steinfeld looked more porcelain and she had more Oriental eyes, and her last name isn't Steinfeld but Chu, then we can talk about the struggles that she face as an Asian American actress. The once sad part about CRA is that a big studio was ready to take on it, but decided to pass on it because according to the studio exec "Too bad your lead female isn't white...". That's the struggle that Constance Wu, Awkwafina, Lucy Liu, etc., face. The other groundbreaking part about CRA was that, not only it was a 100% Asian cast - it told their story. Like you said, Asians get easily stereotyped in movie roles. In CRA, there was no token Asian because it is their story, they're not part of someone else's story. An Oscar nom for Michelle Yeoh and maybe, Production Design would have gone a long way in recognizing the glass ceiling the movie broke.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    That's why I liked the bit part of Tina, Amy and Maya pointing out that had they hosted the awards show, it would have gone something like this.... that it will just be a mixture of praise and roast for certain subjects. And the three of them did it so much better in just under 2 minutes.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Campaigning has been an Oscar staple for years, even predating social media. It's one of those open secrets in the industry that no one really bats an eye about it anymore. I mean, there's grumbling about how someone can be so pushy and bullying (Weinstein), etc., but there's really no "pure" winner in terms of just being recognized for their nominated work. Harvey Weinstein, Melissa Leo, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, etc. Heck, as much flak as Anne got during the awards season where she won for Les Miserables, Eddie was just as thirsty, if not way thirstier than Anne, when he was the frontrunner for TTOE. Sometimes, not campaigning actually hurts their chances of winning - see Emanuelle Riva vs. Jennifer Lawrence. It's a necessary evil, for all these artists, to do the schmoozing. If they want that "Academy Award Winner" intro on future movies and a nice bump on their salary.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    I'm usually one who don't mind the cheesy segments of the Oscars, like the tour bus people getting in the auditorium, etc. But I honestly did not miss it last night. The telecast went swimmingly along. I think they should just go hostless from this point forward. What are the main duties anyway - 20 minute opening monologue?! Some funny/not funny jokes here and there? And if a host was supposed to keep the telecast on time, they have failed for a long time now. I really like this format. I didn't feel like anything was dragging in between. Awards were being given out consistently, the performances were scattered well, to give the audience, both in person and at home some breaks. And more time for presenters.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottFeinberg/status/1099839556608618497 Kudos to all who called her win, even if it didn’t look possible leading up to the Oscars, at least with the precursor awards. I haven’t seen the movie, but it’s hard not to root for Regina King. She has just such a great body of work from TV to film.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    I do hope so. But I think this might have been her best chance, and I'm not sure the opportunity will easily come again. Because let's face it, while she is Glenn Close, she is no Meryl Streep. And I don't mean this to disparage her ability vs. Meryl, but only due to Meryl seemingly being the only one to defy ageism amongst women in terms of getting nominated for her work, even with the mediocre ones. The one thing that felt different this time was that Glenn was the frontrunner. I don't remember how it was back during Fatal Attraction, but it seemed that during all the other times she was nominated, she was more of an afterthought and didn't have a real shot at winning. This was the first time where it felt like, finally.... And then it got snatched away at the last second. There was something with how her face fell when Frances didn't announce her name. She made a joke once where people often mistake her for Meryl, but never during awards shows, which she would have preferred.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    Awww, I like Julia. And she looked stunning tonight. She’s having some career revival of sorts, so I can see why the academy picked her.
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    The Annual Academy Awards Topic

    I feel so bad for her too. I know she has a long career of fine work, but I really loved her during Damages. And everything seemed set up for her win - didn’t she win every single precursor award before the Oscars?! And I thought it would have been a nice Oscar moment for Frances to hand off the award to Glenn.
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