Theoretically, I should know the answer when people ask, ‘What movie is going to win at the Oscars this year?’ Even before I took officially took over as The Awardist columnist for Entertainment Weekly (and even before I started working here in 2010), I’ve been paying close attention to the minutia of all things Academy Awards like it was my job. But this year it is — literally — my job!
“No pants. No pants at all this time,” said the fashion designer Michelle Smith of Milly, standing backstage last month at her spring 2006 show at Bryant Park, as disaffected-looking models in white tank tops and jeans shimmied into her most recent creations and were suddenly transformed into—dare we say it?—ladies. Inspired by the late 1960’s and early 70’s, the collection was full of La Dolce Vita–like prints in bold canary yellows, tangerines, blues and chocolate browns.
When news of the death of composer and musician Jóhann Jóhannsson broke on Saturday, it stunned music and film communities. Jóhannsson is known to film lovers primarily through his many beautiful scores for films such as Prisoners, Arrival, Sicario and The Theory of Everything, the last two earning him back-to-back Oscar nominations. But James Marsh, The Theory of Everything‘s director, is quick to note the Icelandic musician should be remembered for so much more. “He was a genius,” Marsh says.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".