Pete Hammond

Deadline’s Awards Columnist

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Chief film critic for Hollywood.com and contributing reviewer for Boxoffice magazine and Backstage West, as well as Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide; columnist/blogger at the Los Angeles Times' The Envelope, where his reporting on awards season runs several times a week; host of the KCET Cinema Series as well as the winter edition of UCLA Extension's Sneak Preview

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#MeToo and #TimesUp dominated the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night.

Was this year's Oscars more political than in the past?

#MeToo and #TimesUp dominated the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night.

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“The Shape of Water” leads this year’s Academy Awards nominations with 13, including best picture and best director.

Oscar nominations are out -- it's a big day for 'The Shape of Water'

“The Shape of Water” leads this year’s Academy Awards nominations with 13, including best picture and best director.

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