Scott Feinberg

Scott Feinberg

Lead Awards Blogger/Analyst at The Hollywood Reporter

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Greater New York City Area
Industry
Entertainment

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Scott Feinberg's Overview

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  • Lead Awards Blogger/Analyst at The Hollywood Reporter
  • Editor-in-Chief at ScottFeinberg.com
  • Lecturer at Self-Employed
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Scott Feinberg's Experience

Lead Awards Blogger/Analyst

The Hollywood Reporter

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Online Media industry

August 2011Present (3 years 2 months)

As one of Hollywood's most experienced and trusted awards season analysts, interviewers, and prognosticators, I coordinate and conduct much of THR's Oscars coverage in print and online (at http://THR.com/TheRace).

I am also a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association, regularly moderate post-screening Q&As with A-list talent, and have conducted more than 350 interviews with high-profile film industry figures whose careers span the silent era through the present. (To read a full list visit http://ScottFeinberg.com/Interviews, and to watch select videos visit http://YouTube.com/ScottFburg.)

My strongest overall Oscar projections came in 2004, when I correctly forecasted 20/24 winners, and 2006, when I correctly forecasted 21/24 winners, placing first internationally among all pundits according to Variety. The specific calls that I am proudest of making, and which virtually no other pundits made, are the best picture nomination of "The Reader" over "The Dark Knight" in 2009; the best picture nomination of "The Blind Side" in 2010; and the best picture nomination of "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" in 2011.

I have been described as having “one of the best Oscar prognostication track records” (Associated Press) and been called “one of the season’s most informed Oscarologists” (New York Times), “an awards oracle” (Variety), “an awards authority” (Vanity Fair), and “a one-man encyclopedia of top-shelf cinema” (New Haven Register).

In the words of blogger Jeffrey Wells: “There are 12 or 15 smart Hollywood-driven reporting & commentary sites that you need to check in on regularly. Anyone who works in some corner of ‘the business’ who draws a total blank at the names Sasha Stone or Tom O’Neil or Anne Thompson or David Poland or Scott Feinberg or Nikki Finke or Mike Fleming or Stu Van Airsdale… no offense, but they’re just not playing with a full deck.”

Editor-in-Chief

ScottFeinberg.com

December 2005Present (8 years 10 months)

ScottFeinberg.com (formerly AndTheWinnerIs.blog.com) is a one-stop-destination for all things awards. Our team of first-rate writers, each of whom specializes in one of the major mediums — film (Oscars), television (Emmys), or theater (Tonys) — provide regular posts featuring reporting, analysis, interviews, and projections.

Lecturer

Self-Employed

2004Present (10 years)

I have delivered lectures about a wide variety of topics at institutions around the world, from the Cape Town Holocaust Centre to the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven. Among the topics that I am prepared to speak about in-depth: "Hollywood & The Holocaust," "Movies & Morality," "Hollywood's Golden Age," and "Navigating the Blogosphere."

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Sports industry

June 2000Present (14 years 4 months) Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Each summer for over a decade, I have helped director Mike Gardner coordinate the on-court and off-court aspects of this summer-long camp, which has the highest camper enrollment and return-rate of all of Nike's summer tennis programs nationwide. (I was a starting member of my high school's state champion tennis team and a member of my college's tennis team.)

Film Blogger

Los Angeles Times

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Newspapers industry

September 2008July 2009 (11 months)

I wrote "The Feinberg Files" blog for TheEnvelope, the online awards section of LATimes.com, where I broke major news stories, conducted high-profile/exclusive interviews, and reported from backstage at numerous awards shows, including the Academy Awards.

Scott Feinberg's Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging

Scott Feinberg's Education

Brandeis University

Bachelor of Arts, American Studies (major), Film Studies (minor)

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