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S. Montgomery says he hates movies but can't stop thinking about them. He hates movie critics as well, which is why he has edited several of our film reviews. And finally, he abhors awards season, which helps to explain why most of his Alt Film Guide contributions have focused on all sorts of film awards.


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Emmy Nominations: Bette Davis & Joan Crawford In - By Proxy

In case you're wondering about the title of this 2017 Emmy nominations post, think Feud: Bette and Joan. Lawsuit or no – Davis friend Olivia de Havilland is at it – Feud can be found 11 times in the list below. Best Comedy Atlanta (FX) black-ish (ABC) Master of None […]


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Emmy Nominations: Bette Davis & Joan Crawford In - By Proxy



Cannes Winners Diane Kruger & Sofia Coppola Oscar Chances + Bypassed Michael Haneke & Robert Pattinson

In the Fade with Diane Kruger: Fatih Akin's Avenging Woman drama may give its German-speaking star the chance to become next awards season's Isabelle Huppert. Diane Kruger: 2017–2018 awards season's Isabelle Huppert? (See previous post: “Cannes Winners vs. Oscar Nominations.”) The Cannes Film Festival's 2003 Female Revelation Chopard Trophy winner, […]


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Cannes Winners Diane Kruger & Sofia Coppola Oscar Chances + Bypassed Michael Haneke & Robert Pattinson



Cannes Winners vs. Oscar Nominations: Rare Swedish Palme d'Or Winner + Joaquin Phoenix & AIDS Drama Chances?

Palme d'Or winner The Square with Claes Bang. “Gobsmackingly weird” Cannes Film Festival favorite may have a tough time landing a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination. As an aside, Ruben Östlund's comedy-drama is totally unrelated to Jehane Noujaim's 2013 Oscar-nominated political documentary of the same title, which refers […]


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Cannes Winners vs. Oscar Nominations: Rare Swedish Palme d'Or Winner + Joaquin Phoenix & AIDS Drama Chances?



Oscar Winners 2017

Best Picture Arrival – Shawn Levy. Dan Levine. Aaron Ryder. David Linde. Fences – Scott Rudin. Denzel Washington. Todd Black. Hacksaw Ridge – Bill Mechanic. David Permut. Hell or High Water – Carla Hacken. Julie Yorn. Hidden Figures – Donna Gigliotti. Peter Chernin. Jenno Topping. Pharrell Williams. Theodore Melfi. La […]


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Oscar Winners 2017



2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & Unique 'Gay' Social Drama Among Critics' Winners

2016 movies Things to Come (pictured) and Elle have earned French cinema icon Isabelle Huppert her – surprisingly – very first National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Award. 2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & 'Moonlight' among National Society of Film Critics' top picks Earlier today (Jan. 7), the National Society […]


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2016 Movies: Isabelle Huppert & Unique 'Gay' Social Drama Among Critics' Winners



SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room': 2016 SAG Awards. 2016 SAG Awards Predictions: Sentiment and 'Diversity' Last-minute SAG Awards predictions, as the 2016 SAG Awards ceremony will begin in about half an hour (Jan. 30) at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. So far, there's one clear winner […]


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SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music



Critics' Choice Awards: 'Star Wars' Controversy & Nominations for Everyone

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Critics' Choice Awards Best Picture nomination controversy. Critics' Choice Awards: Everybody is a nominee Your U.S.-based awards group, all-encompassingly named the Critics' Choice Awards, wants to compete with the Golden Globes to become the second-rank Academy Awards – itself a second-rank version of its former […]


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Critics' Choice Awards: 'Star Wars' Controversy & Nominations for Everyone



Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited

Golden Globes' historic gif moment: Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio. 2016 Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate together again There was plenty of “diversity” at the 2016 Golden Globes ceremony, held on Jan. 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Winners were male, female, white, […]


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Golden Globes: 'Diversity' Hollywood Style & Leo and Kate Reunited



National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression

'Mad Max: Fury Road': National Board of Review Best Film Award winner. National Board of Review 2015 Awards: First indication of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' awards season potential Going over the December 2015 movie awards not previously discussed on this site, we begin with the National Board of Review Awards, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression



Best Original Score Oscar Contenders: Carter Burwell and Past Nominees

'The Peanuts Movie': 2016 Best Original Score Oscar contender along with 111 other titles. Oscar 2016: Best Original Score contenders range from 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to 'The Peanuts Movie' Earlier this month (Dec. '15), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made public the list of 112 film […]


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Best Original Score Oscar Contenders: Carter Burwell and Past Nominees



Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out

Best Visual Effects Oscar: Tom Cruise action thriller 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' bypassed. 2016 Best Visual Effects Oscar semi-finalists: 'Ex Machina,' 'The Revenant' surprisingly remain in the running A couple of weeks ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the semi-semi-finalists for the 2016 Visual Effects […]


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Best Visual Effects Oscar Semi-Finalists: Tom Cruise, James Bond Movies Out



'Village Voice' Offbeat Choices: Charlotte Rampling & Kristen Stewart

'Village Voice' Critics' Best Actress runner-up: Nina Hoss in 'Phoenix' trailed Charlotte Rampling in '45 Years.' 'Village Voice' Best of 2015: Offbeat picks include Géza Röhrig, runner-up Nina Hoss The Best of 2015 choices of the Village Voice film critics will not influence the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, or […]


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'Village Voice' Offbeat Choices: Charlotte Rampling & Kristen Stewart



Paul Dano Wins & Loses, Transgender Winner: Film Critics Awards' Surprises

Paul Dano in 'Love & Mercy': San Francisco Film Critics' award winner and loser. Paul Dano: San Francisco Film Critics Awards winner & loser The big story at the 2015 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards is the surprising Paul Dano saga. The Love & Mercy actor both won and […]


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Paul Dano Wins & Loses, Transgender Winner: Film Critics Awards' Surprises



New York Film Critics Awards Boost Lesbian Romance & Kristen Stewart Oscar Chances

New York Film Critics Awards: Best Film winner is the lesbian romance 'Carol,' starring Cate Blanchett. 2015 New York Film Critics Awards have enlivened Oscar race Catching up with previously announced awards season winners that will likely influence the 2016 Oscar nominations. Early this month, the New York Film Critics […]


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New York Film Critics Awards Boost Lesbian Romance & Kristen Stewart Oscar Chances



European Film Awards Double Winners: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Caine

2015 European Film Awards winners and nominations Best European Film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence. En Duva Satt På En Gren Och Funderade På Tillvaron. Sweden, France, Germany, Norway, 96 min. Written and directed by: Roy Andersson. Produced by: Pernilla Sandström. Mustang. France, Germany, Turkey, 100 […]


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European Film Awards Double Winners: Charlotte Rampling, Michael Caine



Best Song Oscar Contenders: Latest James Bond In, But Few Top Movies

Best Song Oscar 2016 contender 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. 74 entries in contention for 2016 Best Song Academy Award 'Tis the season for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to announce the semi-finalists – in some instances, the semi-semi-finalists – for the […]


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Best Song Oscar Contenders: Latest James Bond In, But Few Top Movies



SAG Awards Nominations: Helen Mirren Double Dose, Surprises & 'Snubs' Galore

SAG Awards' surprise double nominee Helen Mirren as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in 'Trumbo.' 2016 SAG Awards' nominations: Sylvester Stallone, Matt Damon 'snubbed' while Helen Mirren among surprising inclusions Screener issues (see further below) and online streaming possibilities hated by film exhibitors and the Hollywood Establishment were two of […]


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SAG Awards Nominations: Helen Mirren Double Dose, Surprises & 'Snubs' Galore



Best Visual Effects Oscar Contenders: Daring Tom Cruise & Destructive Dinosaurs In

Best Visual Effects Oscar contender: 'Jurassic World' dinosaurs competing with plane stowaway Tom Cruise. 2015 Best Visual Effects Oscar longlist: Spies, superheroes and GMO dinosaurs Today, Dec. 7, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 20 movies are in the running for the 2016 Best Visual Effects […]


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Best Visual Effects Oscar Contenders: Daring Tom Cruise & Destructive Dinosaurs In



Online Film Critics: Rooney Mara (Absurdly?) 'Supporting Actress,' Kristen Stewart In

Online Film Critics Awards: Rooney Mara (pictured with Cate Blanchett) strangely listed in the Best Supporting Actress category for 'Carol.' Rooney Mara listed as supporting actress in Online Film Critics Society Award nominations The nominations for the 2015 Online Film Critics Society Awards have been announced. Although as much a […]


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Online Film Critics: Rooney Mara (Absurdly?) 'Supporting Actress,' Kristen Stewart In



Los Angeles Film Critics: Michael Fassbender & Charlotte Rampling Tops

Michael Fassbender in 'Steve Jobs': Los Angeles Film Critics' Best Actor. Michael Fassbender & Charlotte Rampling: Los Angeles Film Critics Awards The Los Angeles Film Critics Association's 2015 winners were announced on Sunday, Dec. 6. LAFCA is one of the two most influential critics groups – i.e., those whose decisions […]


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Los Angeles Film Critics: Michael Fassbender & Charlotte Rampling Tops



Boston Film Critics Awards: Charlotte Rampling & Kristen Stewart Surprise Win

Boston Film Critics' somewhat surprising Best Actress winner Charlotte Rampling in '45 Years.' Boston Film Critics Awards: Somewhat surprising winners Charlotte Rampling & Kristen Stewart winners Those following the movies' awards season will enjoy a smorgasbord of winners, runners-up, and WTFs/How could they? today, Dec. 6, '15. The Boston Society […]


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Boston Film Critics Awards: Charlotte Rampling & Kristen Stewart Surprise Win



Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award Submissions: 'Multinational' Movies

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2016: Irish-Cuban entry 'Viva,' with Héctor Medina. Multicultural Best Foreign Language Film Oscar 2016 submissions Nearly ten years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed a key rule regarding entries for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar;* since then, things have gotten […]


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Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award Submissions: 'Multinational' Movies



Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records

Chris Pratt at Oscar 2015 rehearsals. Oscar 2015 winners The complete list of Oscar 2015 winners and nominees can be found further below. See also: Oscar 2015 presenters and performers. Now, a little Oscar 2015 trivia. If you know a bit about the history of the Academy Awards, you'll have […]


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Academy Award Winners: Meryl Streep Breaks Two Oscar Records



Catherine Deneuve: César Award Record-Tier

Catherine Deneuve: Best Actress César Award 'record-tier' for 'In the Courtyard,' with Oleg Kupchik and Big Dog. Catherine Deneuve: César Award Best Actress Record-Tier (See previous post: “Kristen Stewart & Catherine Deneuve Make César Award History.”) Catherine Deneuve has received 12 Best Actress César Award nominations to date; as mentioned […]


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Catherine Deneuve: César Award Record-Tier



Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve Make César Award History

Kristen Stewart in 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' with Juliette Binoche. Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve make César Award history Kristen Stewart and Catherine Deneuve are two 2015 César Award nominees making history. The French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts announced the nominations on Jan. 28, '15; the César Awards […]


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Kristen Stewart, Catherine Deneuve Make César Award History



Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)

Sean Penn in '21 Grams.' Sean Penn: Honorary César once again goes Hollywood Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César […]


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Sean Penn: Honorary César Goes Hollywood (Again)



Golden Globes Winners: Early Technical Glitch Led to Much Ado About Nothing

Golden Globes 2015: Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice.' Golden Globes 2015 winners: Double nominee Julianne Moore tops Best Actress - Drama The 2015 Golden Globes, held on Sunday, Jan. 11, '15, were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Scroll down for the full list of Golden Globes 2015 nominations […]


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Golden Globes Winners: Early Technical Glitch Led to Much Ado About Nothing



Watch Golden Globes Online: Julianne Moore Double Nominee

2015 Golden Globes' nominee Julianne Moore in 'Maps to the Stars.' Watch Golden Globes online: Red Carpet arrivals and awards ceremony George Clooney will be present at the Golden Globes ceremony to pick up his Cecil B. DeMille Award. Will presenters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sink or swim – […]


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Watch Golden Globes Online: Julianne Moore Double Nominee



Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners: George Clooney In & Very Few Women

Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient George Clooney in The Monuments Men, with Matt Damon. Produced and written by Good Night, and Good Luck. collaborators George Clooney and Grant Heslov, and directed by Clooney, The Monuments Men is a World War II drama loosely based on Robert M. Edsel and Bret […]


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Cecil B. DeMille Award Winners: George Clooney In & Very Few Women



Director Russell Crowe Bypassed, 'The Water Diviner' Ties Best Film: AACTA Awards

Actor-director Russell Crowe in 'The Water Diviner': ACCTA Awards bypasses Best Actor Oscar winner. Director Russell Crowe Bypassed, but 'The Water Diviner' ties with 'The Babadook' for Best Film: ACCTA Awards 2015 winners and nominations The 2015 Australian Academy Awards, a.k.a. the AACTA Awards, for Best Film – that's right, […]


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Director Russell Crowe Bypassed, 'The Water Diviner' Ties Best Film: AACTA Awards



Oscar: 134 Documentary Features Submitted

One hundred thirty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the […]


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Oscar: 134 Documentary Features Submitted



Gotham Awards' Winners: Julianne Moore and Michael Keaton, Edward Snowden

Gotham Awards' Best Documentary 'Citizenfour' revolves around a controversial topic: Edward Snowden. Gotham Awards winners: Hollywood stars Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton - plus whistleblower and political refugee Edward Snowden The Gotham Awards, the more modest, New York City-based version of the Los Angeles-based Spirit Awards, announced its 2014 winners at […]


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Gotham Awards' Winners: Julianne Moore and Michael Keaton, Edward Snowden



Best Documentary Short Oscar Contenders: Death and Illness Are Key Themes

Best Documentary Short Film Oscar contender 'White Earth.' Best Documentary Short Films Oscar 2015: Illness and death are top subjects Eight films – most of them featuring illness and/or death as their focus – remain in the running for the 2015 Best Documentary Short Subject Oscar, the Academy of Motion […]


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Best Documentary Short Oscar Contenders: Death and Illness Are Key Themes



Neil Patrick Harris Oscar Host

Neil Patrick Harris. Neil Patrick Harris to host Oscar 2015 ceremony Stage, film, and television actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars, a.k.a. the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today, Oct. 15, '14. This will be Neil Patrick Harris' first time […]


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Neil Patrick Harris Oscar Host



Best Foreign Language Film Oscar: Record Submissions and Highly Political Movies

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar contender 'Three Windows and a Hanging': First Kosovo entry. Record 83 movies submitted for 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made public the list of submissions for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. According […]


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Best Foreign Language Film Oscar: Record Submissions and Highly Political Movies



Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2015 Dates

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild 2015 Awards dates announced (image: Jared Leto in 'Dallas Buyers Club') The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild 2015 Awards ceremony honoring make-up artists and hair stylists in movies, television, commercials, and live theater will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Paramount […]


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Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards 2015 Dates



Oscar: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Return Again

Oscar 2015: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return as Oscar show producers (image: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron) Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be back as producers of the 2015 Oscar ceremony, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced yesterday, April 21, 2014. […]


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Oscar: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Return Again



Oscar Dates and Early Predictions: Another Meryl Streep?

Oscar 2015 dates (Meryl Streep in 'Into the Woods') The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC announced yesterday, April 17, 2014, the Oscar 2015 dates. The Academy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC on Feb. 22, 2015 – or about ten days earlier than the Oscar […]


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Oscar Dates and Early Predictions: Another Meryl Streep?



Oscar Winners: SAG Awards Replay, Few Surprises

Oscar 2014 winners and nominees (image: Oscar winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto chat at the 2014 Oscar ceremony) Best Picture: American Hustle, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, Jonathan Gordon; Captain Phillips, Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca; Dallas Buyers Club, Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter; Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, […]


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Oscar Winners: SAG Awards Replay, Few Surprises



Ellen Selfie, Oscar Show Are Big Hits

Oscar 2014 TV ratings: 10-year high in overall viewership in U.S. (image: Twitter hit 'Ellen selfie Oscars,' featuring Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Oscar 2014 company) Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, whose “Oscars selfie” became a record-breaking Twitter hit, and featuring the likes […]


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Ellen Selfie, Oscar Show Are Big Hits



Jared Leto Best Supporting Actor Oscar Speech: Ukraine & AIDS Victims Remembered

Jared Leto Best Supporting Actor Oscar 2014 speech (image: Jared Leto, Bono, and producer Guy Oseary at the 2014 Oscar Nominees Luncheon) As expected, first-time Academy Award nominee Jared Leto was the 2014 Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for his performance as an AIDS-stricken male-to-female transgender person in Jean-Marc Vallée's […]


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Jared Leto Best Supporting Actor Oscar Speech: Ukraine & AIDS Victims Remembered



Oscar 2014 Presenters: From Jennifer Lawrence to Hitchcock Heroine

Oscar 2014 presenters range from Alfred Hitchcock heroine to '12 Years a Slave' producer (image: Oscar 2014 presenter Jennifer Lawrence) Expect at least a couple of standing ovations at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony to be held on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland […]


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Oscar 2014 Presenters: From Jennifer Lawrence to Hitchcock Heroine



PGA Awards: First 'Best Picture' Tie Ever

Producers Guild of America Awards 2014: 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' tie for Best Picture (image: 'Gravity') Earlier this evening, January 19, 2014, the Alfonso Cuarón-directed Gravity and the Steve McQueen-directed 12 Years a Slave shared the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of […]


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PGA Awards: First 'Best Picture' Tie Ever



Lupita Nyong'o Upset: SAG Awards Winners

SAG Awards 2014 winners: Lupita Nyong'o surprises, shoo-in Cate Blanchett doesn't (image: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o in '12 Years a Slave') The 2014 SAG Awards ceremony was held at downtown Los Angeles' Shrine Exposition Center earlier this evening, January 18. Presenters included Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Josh Holloway, Clark […]


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Lupita Nyong'o Upset: SAG Awards Winners



Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record (Again)

Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (image: Meryl Streep in 'August: Osage County') The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow […]


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Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record (Again)



Oscar 2014 Nominations: Surprising Omissions at the 86th Academy Awards

Oscar nominations 2014: Quite a few surprises (image: Best Actress Oscar nominee Amy Adams in 'American Hustle') The Oscar 2014 nominations were announced early on Thursday morning, January 16, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Was Amy Adams shortlisted for American Hustle? Did Meryl […]


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Oscar 2014 Nominations: Surprising Omissions at the 86th Academy Awards



Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' Oscar 2014 predictions Below are our last-minute Oscar 2014 predictions. The 86th Academy Award nominations are going to be announced on Thursday, January 16, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]


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Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio



Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Daring Enough? + Ronan Farrow vs. Woody Allen Tribute: Golden Globes

Golden Globes telecast hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (photo © HFPA) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler funny enough at the 2014 Golden Globes telecast? Acting as a lighter version of Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a series of (mostly) mild jabs at the rich and famous […]


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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Daring Enough? + Ronan Farrow vs. Woody Allen Tribute: Golden Globes



Golden Globe Winners: Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence + Leonardo DiCaprio + Cate Blanchett

Golden Globes: Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence are 'American Hustle' winners Scroll down to check out the full list of Golden Globes 2014 winners. This year's Golden Globes ceremony took place earlier this evening, January 12, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey back as hosts. (See further below the full […]


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Golden Globe Winners: Amy Adams & Jennifer Lawrence + Leonardo DiCaprio + Cate Blanchett



People's Choice Awards: The People Get It Wrong

Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' People's Choice Awards 2014: Gee, why aren't the Oscars more like them? People are always bitching about the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences not representing the tastes of the average moviegoer. The Academy is accused of being […]


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People's Choice Awards: The People Get It Wrong



Oscar Statuette for 'Godzilla' Visual Effects Artist

Oscar statuette - Gordon E. Sawyer Award 2014 - for 'Godzilla,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' visual effects artist Peter Anderson The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that visual effects supervisor and director of photography Peter W. Anderson will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award […]


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Oscar Statuette for 'Godzilla' Visual Effects Artist



BAFTA Awards: Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams In

BAFTA Awards 2014: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity,' and '12 Years a Slave' tops (image: BAFTA 2014 nominees Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle') Nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Awards were announced a little while ago. As usual, British Academy of Film and Television Arts have placed their focus on […]


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BAFTA Awards: Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams In



'Inside Llewyn Davis' Tops National Society of Film Critics Awards

Joel and Ethan Coen movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis' tops 2014 National Society of Film Critics Awards (Oscar Isaac in 'Inside Llewyn Davis') The National Society of Film Critics is the last major U.S.-based critic's group to announce their annual winners. This year, their top film was Joel and Ethan Coen's […]


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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Tops National Society of Film Critics Awards



Woody Allen: 21st WGA Awards Nomination

WGA Awards 2014 nominations: Woody Allen, 'American Hustle' in; '12 Years a Slave,' 'Blue Is the Warmest Color' ineligible (image: Cate Blanchett and Woody Allen on the 'Blue Jasmine' set) The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2014 WGA Awards. The lists – adapted and original […]


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Woody Allen: 21st WGA Awards Nomination



Gay Marriage Legal in Utah & Lesbian Movie Wins Two Utahn Awards: Timing is Everything

Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in Blue Is the Warmest Color. Timing is everything. Abdellatif Kechiche's sexually charged romantic drama Blue Is the Warmest Color won the 2013 Palme d'Or right when more than 150,000 people took to the streets of Paris to express their righteous outrage at the legalization […]


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Gay Marriage Legal in Utah & Lesbian Movie Wins Two Utahn Awards: Timing is Everything



'Stranger by the Lake': Sexually Explicit Gay Thriller Is #1 Cahiers du Cinéma Pick

Stranger by the Lake with Pierre Deladonchamps and Christophe Paou. Winner of a Cannes Film Festival side award regrettably named Queer Palm, Alain Guiraudie's erotic thriller Stranger by the Lake / L'inconnu du lac landed the no. 1 spot on Cahiers du Cinéma's list of the Top Ten movies of […]


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'Stranger by the Lake': Sexually Explicit Gay Thriller Is #1 Cahiers du Cinéma Pick



NYFCC Winners: Jennifer Lawrence Hot & Spicy Lesbian Love Story + Hollywood Veteran's First Win

Jennifer Lawrence: Hot and unbalanced con artist's wife Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Best known as the fearless Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games and its sequels, Jennifer Lawrence, unlike most other blockbuster-franchise stars, has also acquired the reputation of being a “prestige actress.” Earlier this year, at age 22 […]


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NYFCC Winners: Jennifer Lawrence Hot & Spicy Lesbian Love Story + Hollywood Veteran's First Win



Ziyi Zhang: Best Actress Golden Horse Award

Ziyi Zhang: Best Actress at the 2013 Golden Horse Awards (image: Ziyi Zhang in 'The Grandmaster') (See previous post: “Golden Horse Awards: Singaporean Movie 'Ilo Ilo' Is Surprising Best Picture Choice.”) Although Anthony Chen's Ilo Ilo took home the top award at the 50th Golden Horse Awards, Wong Kar Wai's […]


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Ziyi Zhang: Best Actress Golden Horse Award



'12 Years a Slave': Toronto Winner Now Oscar Front Runner?

'12 Years a Slave': 2013 Toronto Film Festival People's Choice Award winner (image: Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave') 12 Years a Slave, already touted as a top contender for the 2014 Best Picture Academy Award, was the not unexpected People's Choice Award winner at the 2013 Toronto Film […]


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'12 Years a Slave': Toronto Winner Now Oscar Front Runner?



Best Original Song and Score Oscar Concert: A 'Musical Governors Awards'?

Best Original Song and Best Original Score Oscar 2014 live concert (image: Singer Adele Oscar winner) In 2014, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will sponsor a live concert featuring the nominees in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories. The source for this information is […]


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Best Original Song and Score Oscar Concert: A 'Musical Governors Awards'?



Oscar Alert: Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts + Judi Dench

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County: Duel of the Oscar winners [See previous post: “Oscar 2014 Watch: Harvey Weinstein Cannes Film Festival Coming Attractions.”] More Oscar 2014 bait: August: Osage County, directed by John Wells, and starring three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, […]


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Oscar Alert: Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts + Judi Dench



Tony Award Nominations: Scarlett Johansson & Sigourney Weaver 'Snubbed'

Tony Awards: 'Lucky Guy' with Tom Hanks. Tony Awards 2013: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron & Cicely Tyson among nominees April 30, '13, update: The Tony Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Missing in action is a whole array of film celebrities, though a few managed to be included in […]


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Tony Award Nominations: Scarlett Johansson & Sigourney Weaver 'Snubbed'



Oscar 2014 Host?

Oscar 2013 controversies and criticisms (image: Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart at Oscar 2013 ceremony) [See previous post: “Oscar 2014: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Return.”] There's more: In reference to the repartee between the talking teddy bear Ted and Mark Wahlberg, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League lamented that “it […]


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Oscar 2014 Host?



Oscar 2014: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Return

Oscar 2014 ceremony: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to return (image: Oscar 2013 host Seth MacFarlane) Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return next year as producers of the Academy Awards ceremony, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Hawk Koch announced earlier today. The Oscarcast will air […]


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Oscar 2014: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Return



'Silver Linings Playbook' (Nearly) Sweeps Spirit Awards: But Is It a True Indie?

Silver Linings Playbook tops Spirit Awards 2013 – as expected As expected, Silver Linings Playbook was the big winner at the 2013 Spirit Awards, though the David O. Russell-directed comedy drama about mental illness, family issues, and blossoming romance failed to make a clean sweep. Distributed by the awards-savvy Weinstein […]


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'Silver Linings Playbook' (Nearly) Sweeps Spirit Awards: But Is It a True Indie?



Ben Affleck Tops DGA Awards Winners

'Argo' Ben Affleck Tops DGA Awards 2013 winners Ben Affleck, not nominated for a Best Director Academy Award this year (or any other year), has won the Directors Guild of America's 2013 DGA Award in the feature-film category. Vying for the same award were multiple DGA Award winner Steven Spielberg […]


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Ben Affleck Tops DGA Awards Winners



Sundance Awards Winners

Sundance Film Festival 2013 winners here US Dramatic Grand Prize: Fruitvale US Doc Grand Prize: Blood Brother US Dramatic Dir.: Jill Soloway for Afternoon Delight US Doc Dir.: Cutie and the Boxer US Screenwriting Award: Lake Bell for Inner World US Doc Editing: Gideon's Army US Dramatic Cinematography: Bradford Young […]


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Sundance Awards Winners



'Silver Linings Playbook': PGA Awards Threepeat for The Weinstein Company?

Silver Linings Playbook: The case for The Weinstein Company PGA Award 'threepeat' [See previous post: “Ben Affleck Argo: PGA Awards 2013 Top Contenders.”] The case for Silver Linings Playbook is The Weinstein Company itself, the domestic distributor of the last two PGA Award winners: Michel Hazanavicius' French-made silent comedy-drama The […]


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'Silver Linings Playbook': PGA Awards Threepeat for The Weinstein Company?



PGA Awards: Ben Affleck & Steven Spielberg Movies Among Top Contenders

PGA Awards 2013 winner? Ben Affleck's Argo, Steven Spielberg's Lincoln among top contenders The Producers Guild of America's PGA Awards 2013 winners will be announced on Saturday, January 26. The 10 films nominated for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award are the following: Ben Affleck's Argo, Benh […]


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PGA Awards: Ben Affleck & Steven Spielberg Movies Among Top Contenders



Adele Golden Globes Surprise?

Adele Golden Globes Golden Globes 2013 non-surprises: Adele, Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis The Golden Globes 2013 – a.k.a. the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards – offered few surprises, at least when it came to the winners. Unless, that is, you weren't expecting Adele to win for her Skyfall ditty, Ben […]


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Adele Golden Globes Surprise?



Ben Affleck: Oscars vs. Critics' Choice Awards

Ben Affleck: Critics' Choice Awards following Oscar 'snub' Ben Affleck and his political thriller Argo were the two big winners at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards held last night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Affleck was the Best Director; Argo was the Best Film. Earlier […]


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Ben Affleck: Oscars vs. Critics' Choice Awards



Oscar Predictions: Nominations

The Academy Awards 2013 nominations will be announced in a few hours. When checking out the Oscar nominees, remember that the Academy uses the preferential voting system. That means a) only one choice counts out of each voter's selections (top five or top ten, depending on the category) b) those […]


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Oscar Predictions: Nominations



WGA Awards: Latest 'Batman' Movie Out, Controversial 'Pro-Torture' Drama In

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' with Emma Watson. WGA Awards 2013: From 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' to 'Zero Dark Thirty' The WGA Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Expect the Academy Awards 2013 nominations in the writing categories to be – at least – somewhat different, […]


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WGA Awards: Latest 'Batman' Movie Out, Controversial 'Pro-Torture' Drama In



PGA Awards: Surprising Omissions

PGA Awards 2013 nominations announced The Producers Guild of America announced yesterday its list of nominees for the 2013 PGA Awards for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures and several other film and television categories. The Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures – the equivalent of the PGA Awards' Best […]


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PGA Awards: Surprising Omissions



Leos Carax Hallucination & John Hawkes' Virgin In + Leonardo DiCaprio & Steven Spielberg Out

Holy Motors with Denis Lavant and Eva Mendes. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Foreign Language Film of 2012*, Leos Carax's hallucinatory Holy Motors follows a mysterious man (frequent Carax collaborator Denis Lavant) whose equally mysterious tasks range from playing the accordion to kidnapping a model at a cemetery. […]


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Leos Carax Hallucination & John Hawkes' Virgin In + Leonardo DiCaprio & Steven Spielberg Out



Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites While Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed

Zero Dark Thirty with Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton. With ten wins and two nominations to date, Kathryn Bigelow is the top Best Director choice this awards season for the controversial “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about a dogged CIA analyst (Jessica Chastain) and the hunt for Osama […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites While Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed



'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'Argo' + 'Amour' & Anne Hathaway: Top Awards Season Choices

Argo with Ben Affleck. Adapted by Chris Terrio from Antonio J. Mendez and Malcolm McConnell's book The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA and Joshuah Bearman's Wired article “The Great Escape,” actor-director Ben Affleck's political thriller Argo chronicles – by way of some Hollywood-style flights of fancy […]


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'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'Argo' + 'Amour' & Anne Hathaway: Top Awards Season Choices



Jessica Chastain & Daniel Day-Lewis + Jennifer Lawrence: Movie Awards Season Front-Runners

Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty: With ten wins – and three nominations – to date, relative film newcomer Jessica Chastain is the top Best Actress pick this awards season for her portrayal of a determined CIA analyst in Kathryn Bigelow's controversial political thriller Zero Dark Thirty. Initially a television […]


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Jessica Chastain & Daniel Day-Lewis + Jennifer Lawrence: Movie Awards Season Front-Runners



Golden Globes: Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record & Marion Cotillard Performs Rare Feat

Meryl Streep in Hope Springs. In movies since the late 1970s – she was first seen in a small role in Fred Zinnemann's Julia (1977) – Meryl Streep seems to get at least one annual Golden Globe nomination. This year, her performance as a middle-aged woman attempting to revive her […]


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Golden Globes: Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record & Marion Cotillard Performs Rare Feat



SAG Awards: Marion Cotillard to Lead French Charge? + Meryl Streep & Jennifer Lawrence Among Possible Contenders

Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone. The SAG Awards usually bypass performers in non-English-language films. This year, however, could be a major exception thanks to two well-received French-language dramas: Michael Haneke's Amour and Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone. The former stars veterans Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z, The Conformist) and Emmanuelle Riva […]


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SAG Awards: Marion Cotillard to Lead French Charge? + Meryl Streep & Jennifer Lawrence Among Possible Contenders



'Amour' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Awards Season Favorites + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Among Top Ten

Amour with Emmanuelle Riva. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, the French-German-Austrian drama Amour, about an elderly couple coming face to face with death, is easily the top Best Foreign Language Film choice this awards season. Not only that, but the French-language Amour actually succeeded in being selected as the […]


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'Amour' & 'Zero Dark Thirty' Awards Season Favorites + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Among Top Ten



L.A. Film Critics Awards: Foreign-Language Drama Wins Best Picture + Surprises Galore

Emmanuelle Riva in Amour. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, the French-German-Austrian old age drama Amour was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's surprise Best Film winner. Less surprising was Emmanuelle Riva being selected as the year's Best Actress (along with, ahem, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook); in recent […]


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L.A. Film Critics Awards: Foreign-Language Drama Wins Best Picture + Surprises Galore



Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director Winner: National Board of Review Awards

Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow. The “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty has yet to open in the United States, but it can already be labeled as one of the year's most controversial movies, as it deals with the hunt for and assassination of Osama bin Laden. Besides, […]


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Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director Winner: National Board of Review Awards



European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters

Michael Haneke at the 2012 European Film Awards. The story of an elderly couple facing illness and death, the German-French-Austrian co-production Amour was the top winner at this year's European Film Awards, collecting trophies in the following categories: Best European Film, Best European Director, Best European Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant), and […]


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European Film Awards: Michael Haneke Sets Best Director Record + Annie Awards Bypass Blockbusters



NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record

Zero Dark Thirty with Jessica Chastain. Kathryn Bigelow's thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for – and eventual assassination of – Osama bin Laden, has already stirred quite a bit of controversy even though it has yet to open in the United States. Whether or not the administration of […]


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NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record



Oscars' Predictions: Robert Pattinson & Clint Eastwood Chances? + Marion Cotillard-Led European Invasion

Best Actor Oscar: Joaquin Phoenix a potential contender. 2013 Oscar predictions Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis Joaquin Phoenix and Daniel Day-Lewis look like the two shoo-ins for the 2013 Best Actor Oscar at this stage. Phoenix's nod will be for Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed but commercially disappointing The […]


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Oscars' Predictions: Robert Pattinson & Clint Eastwood Chances? + Marion Cotillard-Led European Invasion



Awards Season 2013 Calendar: Cinema Audio Society Awards Does Oscar Dance

Awards Season 2013 Calendar: Cinema Audio Society Awards will have earlier nominations The Cinema Audio Society announced today that the nominations for the 2013 CAS Awards will take place on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, via press release. Initially, CAS Award nominees were to have been announced on January 10. Why […]


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Awards Season 2013 Calendar: Cinema Audio Society Awards Does Oscar Dance



Cannes Winners: Old Age Drama & Mob Mentality Indictment

Cristian Mungiu's Beyond the Hills: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur While delivering her intro for the Cannes Film Festival awards ceremony, Mistress of Ceremonies Bérénice Bejo waxed poetic: “If festivals are the parentheses, films are the words, the exclamation points…” In fact, there were quite a few exclamation points among the […]


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Cannes Winners: Old Age Drama & Mob Mentality Indictment



Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis

Best Picture * The Artist - Thomas Langmann. The Descendants - Jim Burke, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Scott Rudin. The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus & Michael Barnathan. Hugo - Graham King & Martin Scorsese. Midnight in Paris - Letty Aronson & Stephen Tenenbaum. Moneyball - Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz & Brad Pitt. The Tree of Life - Dede Gardner, Sarah […]


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Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis



'Breaking Dawn Part 1' & 'Jack and Jill': Razzie Award Nominations

Adam Sandler, Adam Sandler in Jack and Jill WORST PICTURE Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jack and Jill New Year's Eve Transformers: Dark of the Moon The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 WORST ACTOR Russell Brand, Arthur Nicolas Cage, Drive Angry 3-D / Season of the Witch / […]


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'Breaking Dawn Part 1' & 'Jack and Jill': Razzie Award Nominations



Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, The Artist In the Oscar 2012 Best Actor category, Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir, and Brad Pitt are dark horses for, respectively, their performances in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Chris Weitz's A Better Life, and Bennett Miller's Moneyball. That leaves George Clooney, who plays […]


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Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?



Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?

Jean Dujardin, Uggie the dog, The Artist Our prediction for the Best Picture Academy Award: Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist. Why The Artist? No, not because of some sociohistorical/psychological significance that various pundits have ascribed to the Hazanavicius' movie and its effect on members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts […]


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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Upset?



Acclaimed Iranian Drama & Gay Romance Actor: International Cinephile Society Awards

Asghar Farhadi's A Separation, Margaret's Anna Paquin (photo), Weekend's Tom Cullen, and The Tree of Life's Terrence Malick and Brad Pitt were some of the winners of the 2012 International Cinephile Society Awards. The honors are announced by “an online group made up of approximately 80 accredited journalists, film scholars, […]


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Acclaimed Iranian Drama & Gay Romance Actor: International Cinephile Society Awards



Tech Awards Go to Silent Film + Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Movies

The Artist with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) * The Descendants Kevin Tent, A.C.E. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. Moneyball Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. War Horse Michael Kahn, A.C.E. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR […]


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Tech Awards Go to Silent Film + Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Movies



Goya Awards: Corrupt Cop Tops + Woody Allen Wins WGA & Bodil Nominee Lars von Trier

No Rest for the Wicked with José Coronado Pedro Almodóvar didn't have much luck at the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Goya Awards this evening in Madrid: Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In won a total of four Goyas, but none for its director/writer. Starring Antonio Banderas […]


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Goya Awards: Corrupt Cop Tops + Woody Allen Wins WGA & Bodil Nominee Lars von Trier



Meryl Streep Oscar Ad Controversy

"It's been TWENTY-NINE YEARS SINCE MERYL STREEP WON AN OSCAR. And she certainly deserves to win for her performance in The Iron Lady,” reads a Thelma Adams quote heading a The Weinstein Company ad. The ad, sent out a week ago by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety to their email […]


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Meryl Streep Oscar Ad Controversy



Irish Film Awards: Winners Michael Fassbender & Saoirse Ronan

Albert Nobbs with Glenn Close John Michael McDonagh's The Guard, reportedly the most successful independently made Irish production ever, won four top prizes at the 2012 Irish Film and Television Awards, held this evening in Dublin. The story of a tough, cynical, hard-drinking cop who goes after three drug dealers, […]


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Irish Film Awards: Winners Michael Fassbender & Saoirse Ronan



'Mildred Pierce, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Win Art Directors Guild Awards

Martin Scorsese's Hugo (period film), David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (fantasy film), and David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (contemporary film) were the feature-film winners at the Art Directors Guild's 16th Excellence in Production Design Awards, held this evening at the International Ballroom […]


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'Mildred Pierce, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Win Art Directors Guild Awards



Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]


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Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress



War on Drugs & Military Rape Top Sundance + Aki Kaurismäki Booed in Rotterdam

Ra'anan Alexandrovicz's The Law in These Parts Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, the story of a young girl growing up in Louisiana (to be released by Fox Searchlight) was the top U.S. narrative feature at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In, a […]


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War on Drugs & Military Rape Top Sundance + Aki Kaurismäki Booed in Rotterdam