September 27, 2011 9:18pm PT by Scott Feinberg
Scott Feinberg Reveals Plans for THR's 'The Race' Awards Blog
Doing anything on a set schedule has been virtually impossible for me over the past month, during which I have spent considerable chunks of time in Telluride, Toronto and Los Angeles, with only a day or so back home in between each trip. I'm now finally back to the East Coast, though, and plan to start getting into something of a regular routine with this blog, so I want you, our valued readers, to know what you can expect to see when you visit it -- which we hope you will do early and often! While unavoidable conflicts or unforeseen events may periodically cause changes, this is what you can expect to see starting Sunday.
Whenever merited -- Breaking news, analysis,and interviews with key players in the race
Every weeknight -- News Aggregation ("The Finish Line")
Sundays -- Projections ("Feinberg Forecast"), featuring my latest predictions -- based on the past week's screenings, news, buzz, and insider-info -- of all of the major Oscar categories (eventually expanding to include all categories).
Mondays -- Column ("Feinberg"), featuring my extensive take on a different awards-related development or debate each week.
Tuesdays -- Podcast ("Feinberg & Friends"), featuring audio of a 30-minute conversation -- broken into 10 three-minute segments, PTI-style -- between myself and a different industry-insider each week. Guests will include fellow awards bloggers, film critics and other journalists.
Wednesdays -- Voter Column ("Deep Vote"), featuring the musings of an Oscar-winning Academy member on three different awards hopefuls -- as well as the latest awards-related news -- each week and, ultimately, a copy of his nomination and final ballots, along with explanations for his choices.
Thursdays -- Special ("Special"), featuring a creative new post -- i.e. awards-related photo galleries, "Oscar Alumni" profiles and "A Day in the Life" videos -- each week.
Fridays -- Live Chat ("Join 'The Race'"), featuring a 30-minute window each week during which you, the reader, will have an opportunity to present your questions and comments about the awards race -- and my coverage of it -- directly to me, and get real-time responses from him.
Saturdays -- Contest ("Trivia/Poll"), featuring a different awards-related quiz and survey each week, with special prizes awarded to the first correct respondents and randomly-selected participants, respectively.
Every major nominations announcement -- Instant Analysis ("Breakdown")
Every major awards show -- Live Blogging ("Live Blog")