The Carpetbagger: The Oscars Finds Its Way Through an Identity Crisis — for Now

After so many scrapped plans, the fact that the show found an appealing groove is encouraging. But the academy faces many unresolved questions.
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The Carpetbagger: What Do the Oscars Gain by Losing a Host?

With Kevin Hart gone and a plan to proceed with no comic in charge, the show theoretically should be shorter. But the host’s importance is both overrated and underrated.
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The Carpetbagger: Wakanda for Oscar?

Director Ryan Coogler and his female department heads helped bring “Black Panther” to life. Will they get the credit they’re due?
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The Carpetbagger: Why the Golden Globes’ Surprise Wins Aren’t So Surprising

How did “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book” prevail while big hits like “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther” stumbled?
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The Carpetbagger: Rob Lowe on Dancing With Snow White and Getting the Last Laugh

The last time the Oscars went hostless, he did a duet that went down in history — and not in a good way. “I managed to convince myself that I’d killed it.”
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The Carpetbagger: How Dolly Parton Nearly Hired Our Columnist Away

Spoiler alert: He’s still writing for us and not singing for her. But it’s just one example of the way the star has sweet-talked her way into the Oscar race.
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The Carpetbagger: Michael B. Jordan Is Finally in Control. Now What?

“Black Panther” has brought him Oscar buzz and “Creed II” could be another big hit. Still, he’s restless.
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The Carpetbagger: Sam Rockwell on His Secret Past as a Really Bad Break Dancer

The actor, favored to win an Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” also responds to critics of his racist-cop character.
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The Carpetbagger: And the Oscar Winners Will Be …

The Carpetbagger has spent months reporting on the awards season. Here, she predicts the winners.
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The Carpetbagger: A Casualty of ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Controversy Speaks Out

The actor Colman Domingo spoke about how Nate Parker film’s awards prospects have been damaged because of the rape case Mr. Parker was embroiled in.
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