Carol: Controversy erupts after same-sex kissing scenes removed from Delta in-flight version

Delta Airlines customers were surprised to discover some key scenes missing from an in-flight version of Carol.

The film, a critical darling over the holidays, starred Oscar nominees Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women caught up in a whirlwind romance in 1950s New York. The in-flight version for Delta Airlines omitted all love scenes between Blanchett and Mara’s characters – even scenes of them kissing. A fervor spread across Twitter when comedian Cameron Esposito tweeted about the missing kisses on her recent Delta flight.

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Where to watch the Independent Spirit Awards online

The 2016 Independent Spirit Awards airs Saturday night, Feb. 27, one day before the Oscars. If you’re unable to attend the ceremony, hosted by SNL’s Kate McKinnon and Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani in in Santa Monica Beach, California, IFC has you covered. 

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The most popular passages from The Price of Salt, the book that becameCarol

Before there was Carol, the 2015 film that scored Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Oscar nominations, there was The Price of Salt, a 1952 same-sex romance novel that Patricia Highsmith authored under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. For the 2015 Oscars, Carol’s screenplay writer Phyllis Nagy is up for Best Adapted Screenplay for her work in translating Highsmith’s novel to film.

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See the Carol commercial deemed too racy for TV

A new trailer for Todd Haynes’ lesbian romance Carol was deemed “too hot for TV,” according to The Weinstein Company, which said the clip was rejected by ABC for “a questionable nudity scene.”

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Oscars 2016: The biggest snubs and surprises

The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and while several of the categories went down as expected — see: multiple nods for The Revenant, Spotlight, and

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Carol, Outlander lead Golden Globe contenders in Twitter chatter

If a room full of monkeys banging on typewriters for an infinite amount of time would eventually reproduce the works of Shakespeare, what are the chances that the whole of Twitter, cranking out 140 characters at a time, might predict the winners of the Golden Globes?

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BAFTA Awards nominations 2016: Carol, Bridge of Spies lead pack

Carol missed out on a key nomination from the Producers Guild this week, but Todd Haynes’ critically acclaimed romance rebounded in a big way at Friday morning’s BAFTA awards nominations. Carol grabbed nine total nods, including Best Film, best director for Haynes, best actress for Cate Blanchett, and best supporting actress for Rooney Mara.

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Rooney Mara shines in quiet, coiled performance in Carol

“What a strange girl you are — flung out of space.”

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Writers Guild nominates Trainwreck, Straight Outta Compton, The Martian

The Writers Guild of America announced its 2016 screenplay nominations, honoring a mix of the season’s biggest comedies and dramas, including TrainwreckThe Martian, and Straight Outta Compton.

The WGA nominates screenplays in three categories: Original, Adapted, and Documentary. In the last 10 years, seven WGA Original Screenplay winners went on to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar and eight WGA Adapted Screenplay winners won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Golden Globes nominations only confuse an already wide-open Oscar race

This analysis post should come with a disclaimer: nothing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association votes on for the Golden Globes has any bearing on the Academy Awards in terms of actual voting overlap. No member of the small, 80ish person group is also an Academy member. And now that the Oscar nomination deadline comes prior to the Golden Globe telecast, the winners’ acceptance speeches don’t have any direct bearing on how Academy members vote.

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