And now, as an early holiday present to those of us hoping to score a leg up on this year’s Oscars pool, Zauzmer has released his first book on the subject, Oscarmetrics: The Math Behind the Biggest Night in Hollywood. The book is full of insights into his model and the history of the Oscars itself, as it seeks to answer common questions about the Academy Awards using numbers put mostly in layman’s terms, no degree in applied math required. EW spoke with Zauzmer about the method to his madness and what his thoughts are on this year’s Oscar race. … [Read more...] about How to predict the Oscar winners, according to an awards statistician
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Sciorra took the stand Thursday as a key witness for the prosecution, claiming Weinstein pinned her to a bed and raped her more than 25 years ago. Sciorra said Perez, who’s a friend of hers, was one of a few people she told about the alleged rape before publicly speaking out about it in 2017. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Trial: Brooklyn Native Actress Rosie Perez Testifies Against Disgraced Movie Mogul
So why the ‘big spend”? For the studios, prestige is still on the line. For Netflix, prestige also translates into star talent and star packages which, in turn, translates into subscriber growth. While Netflix posted a quarterly growth of 8.3 million subscribers overseas, exceeding expectations, its increase in domestic subscribers missed its forecast for a third successive quarter, reflecting growing competition from rivals. … [Read more...] about Peter Bart: Is Winning Oscar Worth All the Stress For Stars And Distributors?
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, telling a jury in a quivering voice that the burly Hollywood studio boss barged into her apartment in the mid-1990s, overpowered her and raped her as she tried to fight him off by kicking and punching him. Sciorra is the first alleged victim to face Weinstein in court, but he isn’t charged over this allegation. … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Trial: Annabella Sciorra Details Night She Says She Was Raped By Disgraced Movie Mogul
On her time away from the spotlight: “I guess miss being a voice of reason in the storm because there’s so much hysteria in media, for and against. And when I left The Kelly File I remember feeling like I might have a societal obligation to stay because I did owe it to my audience to separate the wheat from the chaff and I thought I did good job of it.” … [Read more...] about Megyn Kelly On ‘Bombshell’: “The Movie Was A Force For Good”