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Oscar and his clones at a shop in Hollywood, CA.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC FilmWeek critics will congregate to campaign for and criticize the 88th Academy Awards nominees in front of a live audience at the historic Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
They will duke it out over Best Picture nominations that include box-office hits such as "The Martian" and "Mad Max: Fury Road," the polarizing feature "The Revenant," the heavy indie "Room" from young distributor A24, and more.
The critics will bring their deep knowledge of films to weigh all the major categories and overlooked gems including the highly debatable Original Screenplay noms of "Straight Outta Compton," "Spotlight," "Inside Out," "Ex Machina," and "Bridge of Spies."
Will they rally around Leonardo DiCaprio and Sylvester Stallone for overdue Oscars? Will critics come to blows over "Anomalisa?"
Find out on Sunday, February 21 at 1pm.
Justin Chang, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic for "Variety"
Lael Loewenstein, Film Critic for KPCC
Andy Klein, Film Critic for KPCC and L.A. Times Community Paper Chain
Wade Major, Film Critic for KPCC and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com
Claudia Puig, Film Critic for KPCC
Charles Solomon, Film Critic for KPCC and Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine
Tim Cogshell, Film Critic for KPCC and Alt-Film Guide
Amy Nicholson, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic, MTV News
Christy Lemire, Film Critic for KPCC and Host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?”