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Brooks Barnes
Hollywood reporter for the NYT since 2007. Former WSJ. Once likened to “the Evil Queen” by a Disney executive, to my eternal delight. Montanan in exile.
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Alex Vadukul 17h
Stellar piece of writing and reporting. By and
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Brooks Barnes 18h
"I will let out a note as prolonged as Lady Gaga’s melismatic trailer howl if anything but “Shallow” wins this Oscar." makes the Carpetbagger's picks
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Brooks Barnes 20h
A very good look at how Star Is Born curdled on the Oscar trail by ... You might expect these kinds of campaign missteps from another studio, but Warner Bros? On the other hand, maybe there's no getting Cooper/Gaga out of their own way.
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Chad Griffin 20h
Today's news about is both devastating & frustrating. But I want to ask everyone feeling angry, hurt & disappointed to channel that into productive activism – because there are thousands targeted by hate violence each year who need our help
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Brooks Barnes 23h
People still clamor to get in. But the corporatization of the legendary Vanity Fair Oscar party, along with the magazine’s wobbly turnover from Graydon Carter, has people asking:
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katie rosman Feb 21
Used to be the most exclusive party in the world. ⭐️ 🕶 Now the A-list of Hollywood is being asked to mingle with branding execs from Hyundai and Verizon, and a few loyal Marriott hotel customers. A KR and collab.
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Brooks Barnes Feb 19
Replying to @brooksbarnesNYT
BAFTA replies that it is "satisfied that every film in contention for this year’s Film Awards met the criteria for entry, which includes a meaningful UK theatrical release."
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Brooks Barnes Feb 19
Interesting piece of marketing from Paramount: Actor playing Elton doesn't lip-sync but Elton loves his "interpretation" of the classics so you should too
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Stephen Marche Feb 19
I defy anyone to find a statement more out of touch with current culture than this.
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Brooks Barnes Feb 19
The European multiplex chain Vue sent a cranky letter to the British Academy about Netflix's "Roma" winning best picture. "BAFTA has not lived up to its usual high standards this year in choosing to endorse and promote a 'made for TV' film."
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Brooks Barnes Feb 19
Emma Thompson Exits Skydance's 'Luck' After John Lasseter Hire via
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Brooks Barnes Feb 18
Amazon, accustomed to entering markets and making the incumbents shudder, is pushing the reset button on its film strategy. It includes sex thrillers.
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Brooks Barnes Feb 18
Replying to @DylanByers
Thank you, Dylan
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Kate Stanhope Feb 17
. tweeted that this looks like a wig and now I can’t un-see it
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Connor Ennis Feb 17
Another clear-eyed look at how the awards season sausage is made by . On “Roma” and the savvy strategist — and big bucks — Netflix has deployed to boost its Oscar chances
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Lisa Fung Feb 17
Interesting tidbit in this story: , who did scenic designs for + (among many others), designed the stage for the
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Brooks Barnes Feb 17
I wormed my way inside the Dolby Theater to see what Oscar preparations are looking like:
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Brooks Barnes Feb 15
The academy, which has become an internet punch line for its whipsawing decisions and frequent brouhahas, said in a statement that it had “heard feedback from its membership.”
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Amy Chozick Feb 15
Holy shit. If you want to understand the crazy politics and backstabbing behind the Oscars - and why the "best picture" doesn't always win - read
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Connor Ennis Feb 14
“I love this nasty little movie, but I don’t want to throw my vote away,” an Oscar voter told about “The Favourite.” Just one of the juicy tidbits in this piece
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