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Here's a question for ones who dream: Why are Oscar records made?  La La Land, nominated for 14 Academy Awards, isn't likely to break the Oscars record of 11 wins by a single film, shared by Titanic (1997), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of t...

Meryl Streep is one of America’s finest actresses. Even though she bristles at a sweeping superlative — don’t call her the greatest living actress, that’s too much pressure — she’s earned a record-setting number of Oscar acting no...

And the winner for whiniest tweets about the Oscars go to ... President Trump. Over the years Trump, a reality TV star before he was a politician, has often weighed in on the film awards show. As in, up until about 2015, he wouldn't stop tweeting abo...

In August of 1935, Jacques Kapralik arrived in America as a Jewish refugee of Hitler’s Germany. Born in Bucharest in 1906, he left behind a successful career as a cartoonist that had already brought him to Vienna, Berlin, and Paris. Two decades lat...

Eric Heisserer is having a hell of a year.    The writer hit the big time with Arrival, which he produced and penned. Heisserer won both the Writer's Guild of America and Critics' Choice Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, and may have a pr...

Last year, FiveThirtyEight held a bakeoff between eight people who thought they could chip away at the secrecy surrounding the Academy Awards by building predictive models. Now that we’re days away from this year’s Oscars, we brought in two of th...

Just before the Academy Award nominations came out, I did a census of all the “For Your Consideration” advertisements that ran in the print editions of Variety magazine and The Hollywood Reporter. It’s always hard to assign a numerical value to...