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The Woman Behind #OscarsSoWhite Will Attend Her First Oscars

April Reign launched a hashtag that made waves–and four years later, she’s getting a seat at the show
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The Anatomy of an Oscar Statuette

Who's the guy? What's it made of? What happens to the extras?
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In L.A., the Economic Impact of the Oscars Is Huge

The big show has benefits even economists can't measure
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Stuff in the Oscars Swag Bag That Will Make You Not Care That You Weren’t Nominated

I starred in a Hollywood blockbuster and all I got was this stinking Mister Poop Plunger
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And the Oscars (Should) Go To…

Our resident movie buff picks his faves in every category—even if the movies weren’t actually nominated
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Black Panther Was the Best Picture of 2018—by a Mile

The year’s most American movie of any America worth believing in
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Scientologist Joy Villa Turned the Grammys Into Another MAGA Fashion Show

The Scientologist and singer (we think?) is making people talk about her again
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Netflix Wants a Best Picture Oscar—and It’s Pulling Out All the Stops to Get One

The streaming giant is bringing out the big guns, but competitors wonder if it's fighting fair
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The Oscars Have Never Had a Latinx or Asian-American Host–Here Are 7 Suggestions

They let an animated duck host before hiring a Latinx or Asian human