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Hollywood awards columnist Scott Feinberg ’08 prepares his Oscar picks

Scott Feinberg ’08 will attend the the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre. It will be his seventh Oscars.

Feinberg, the awards columnist for "The Hollywood Reporter," is tasked with evaluating movies at film festivals around the world in preparation for his highly-anticipated Oscars predictions. For Feinberg, the Academy Awards aren’t just the biggest stage for movies and their casts—it's when he finds out whether months of film-viewing and research translated into accurate picks for his readers.

BrandeisNOW sat down with Feinberg ahead of Hollywood’s big night.

BrandeisNOW: At the Oscars you’re a journalist in a crowd full of movie stars. What is that like?

Scott Feinberg: Witnessing the Oscars in-person is an experience. Everyone who enters the Dolby Theatre walks in on the red carpet. The theatre has a bunch of lobbies where you can mingle with people before the show and during commercial breaks.

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Date: February 22, 2017