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Oscar Bitchfest: The Boys of /bent On Who Should and Will Win On Sunday

The boys of /bent offer their picks for who should and will win Oscars on Sunday.
  • By Peter Knegt, Matthew Hammett Knott and Oliver Skinner
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  • March 1, 2014 1:32 PM
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Bette Midler To Perform At The Oscars For The First Time

I know, you were all thinking it: What are the Oscars going to do to bring in that ever-important gay men aged 45-65 demographic that they've always had so much trouble with?
  • By Peter Knegt
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  • February 19, 2014 10:00 AM
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Oscar Bitchfest: 10 Oscar Nominations We Wish They'd Rescinded

So yesterday the Academy decided to take back an Oscar nomination for original song "Alone Yet Not Alone" due to its composer (a Music Branch executive committee member) internally promoting the song. This was the first time a nomination was retroactively disqualified for alleged campaign malpractice, though we're pretty sure this ain't the first time there's been such a thing (I mean, aren't the Oscars one giant campaign malpractice?). Either way, the news got us thinking and wishing and bitching... About 10 nominations from the past we wish had been rescinded...
  • By Peter Knegt and Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • January 30, 2014 1:22 PM
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Watch 10 Watercooler LGBT Moments From Awards Shows of the Past (Plus One Request For Next Year)

The already-infamous mass wedding at Sunday’s Grammy ceremony has been creating fevered discussion all week, not least on this blog. But it was not the first time that a high profile awards ceremony has found itself the stage, deliberately or otherwise, for a watercooler moment for the LGBT community. Here we remind you of ten occasions - some resoundingly positive, others more questionable - that had us talking then and now.
  • By Matthew Hammett Knott and Sophie Smith
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  • January 29, 2014 11:11 AM
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Oscar Bitchfest: Knegt v. Knott On The 10 Most Annoying Things About The Oscar Nominations

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The Oscar nominations are out, and in a new edition of this series, Indiewire senior writer Peter Knegt and regular columnist Matthew Hammett Knott are totally prepared to bitch about them. Here's the 10 things that collectively annoyed them the most about this morning's announcement.
  • By Peter Knegt and Matthew Hammett Knott
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  • January 16, 2014 10:42 AM
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