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The 2015 Oscar nominations are in

Published Jan. 15, 2015

Bright and early this morning, the joint forces of Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs prattled off the 2015 Oscar nominees. "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" lead the pack with nine nominations for each - including Best Picture nods for both.

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"Wild" is a rich, wonderfully natural trek into the woods

Published Dec. 21, 2014

The bad news for "Wild": Director Jean-Marc Vallée, at least three films into his career this side of the Canadian border, specializes in making Oscar bait. No, wait; don't run away quite yet, because the flip side is that Vallée has mastered the art of making Oscar bait that doesn't feel like it. And now he's pulling off the same trick with "Wild."

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An idiot's guide to the 2014 Oscar Best Picture nominees

Published Feb. 26, 2014

After a month and a half of buzz, conflicting awards results and Hollywood gamesmanship, yes, the Oscars are finally happening this Sunday night. So as a little refresher for your Oscar parties and betting pools, here's a quick guide to the big nominees, listing off why or why not each movie has a chance.

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New WDJT-TV CBS 58 GM Strachota has deep Milwaukee roots

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Former WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 vice president and GM, and current general manager of Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, Mark Strachota has been working in the Milwaukee market for a few decades. Earlier today, he was named the vice president and GM of WDJT-TV CBS 58.

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Marketing plays key role in award nominations

Published Jan. 17, 2014

In the run-up to the nominations, there are millions of dollars spent on marketing. Mailings, advertisements and other tactics are used to keep a film, actor, actress or production at the top-of-mind.

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A viewing guide to the 2014 Oscar nominations

Published Jan. 17, 2014

To help with your pre-Oscar binge-watching, here's a list of all the nominees listed in alphabetical order and where you can currently find and watch them. Then, come March 2, you'll be able to impress all of your friends with your knowledge about the nominees for Best Sound Mixing. Maybe impress isn't the right word ...

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Oscar nominations predictable in their unpredictability

Published Jan. 16, 2014

On the first Sunday of March, in Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, "Inside Llewyn Davis" will hear its name called approximately the same amount of times as "The Lone Ranger." By the end of the night, there is a very likely probability that "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" will likely have more Oscars than the Coen Brothers' latest critical darling. Obviously. I mean, what else would you expect from the Academy Awards?

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The 2014 Oscar nominations are in

Published Jan. 16, 2014

Bright and early this morning, the president of the Academy Cheryl Boone-Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth announced the nominees for the 86th Oscars. "American Hustle" and "Gravity" led the way with 10 nominations each, including Best Picture. Here are the rest of the nominees for us to debate and discuss endlessly for the next month and a half (is it really going to be that long? Oh dear).

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A ton of madness this March

Published March 26, 2013

For those of you who tune in to check on your prognostication brackets of the NCAA Division 1 tournament, you are not alone. The combined coverage of the first week of games on CBS and Turner Network stations like TBS, TNT and truTV averaged 8.9 million viewers.