Category: Oscars Watch

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Best Picture “The Shape of Water” Best Director Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Best Actor Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Comedy “The Big Sick” Best Actor in a Comedy James Franco – “The Disaster Artist” Best Actress in a Comedy Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya” Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

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Oscars Watch: 70th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

GUILLERMO DEL TORO “The Shape Of Water” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) GRETA GERWIG “Lady Bird” (A24) MARTIN MCDONAGH “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) CHRISTOPHER NOLAN “Dunkirk” (Warner Bros.) JORDAN PEELE “Get Out” (Universal Pictures) OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR FOR 2016 GEREMY JASPER “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) WILLIAM OLDROYD “Lady Macbeth” (Roadside Attractions) JORDAN PEELE “Get Out” (Universal Pictures) TAYLOR … Read More Oscars Watch: 70th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

Excellence in Contemporary Film “Get Out” – Nadine Haders “I, Tonya” – Jennifer Johnson “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” – Arianne Phillips “Lady Bird” – April Napier “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – Melissa Toth   Excellence in Period Film “Dunkirk” – Jeffrey Kurland “The Greatest Showman” – Ellen Mirojnick “Murder on the Orient Express” – Alexandra Byrne “Phantom Thread” – Mark Bridges “The Shape … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th Annual Costume Designers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 53rd Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

  MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Baby Driver” “Dunkirk” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” “The Shape Of Water” “Wonder Woman”   MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED “Cars 3” “Coco” “Despicable Me 3” “Ferdinand” “The Lego Batman Movie”   MOTION PICTURE—DOCUMENTARY “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars” “Gaga: Five Foot Two” “Jane” “Long Strange Trip”   TELEVISION TELEVISION MOVIE or MINI-SERIES Big … Read More Oscars Watch: 53rd Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

Theatrical Release Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC – “Blade Runner 2049” Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC – “Darkest Hour” Hoyte van Hoytema, ASC, FSF, NSC – “Dunkirk” Dan Laustsen, DFF – “The Shape of Water” Rachel Morrison, ASC – “Mudbound”   Spotlight Award Máté Herbai, HSC – “On Body and Soul” Mikhail Krichman, RGC – “Loveless” Mart Taniel – “November”   TELEVISION   Episode of a … Read More Oscars Watch: 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 71st Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Nominees

BEST FILM “Call Me By Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “The Shape Of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM “Darkest Hour” “The Death Of Stalin” “God’s Own Country” “Lady Macbeth” “Paddington 2” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER “The Ghoul” – Gareth Tunley (Writer/Director/Producer), Jack Healy Guttman & Tom Meeten (Producers) … Read More Oscars Watch: 71st Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Get Out” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 75th Golden Globes Winners

Best Motion Picture, Drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” “Call Me By Your Name” “Dunkirk” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy “Lady Bird” “The Disaster Artist” “Get Out” “The Greatest Showman” “I, Tonya” Best Director – Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Golden Globes Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture (Tie): “The Shape Of Water” & “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Actress (Tie): Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” & Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Phoenix Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Independent Film: “Lady Bird” Best Studio Film: “Logan” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor (Tie): Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” & Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” & Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Original Screenplay: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “The Post” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger Deakins Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 North Texas Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Leading Actor: James Franco – “The Disaster Artist” Best Leading Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger Deakins … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Narrative Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Screenplay: “Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” – Roger Deakins Best Foreign Language Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Makeup and Hairstylists Guild Award Nominees

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP “Baby Driver” Fionagh Cush, Phyllis Temple “The Big Sick” Leo Won, Kirsten Sylvester “Ghost In The Shell” Deborah La Mia Denaver, Jane O’Kane “Pitch Perfect 3” Melanie Hughes-Weaver, Judy Yonemoto, Erica Kyker “Wonder” Naomi Bakstad, Jean Black, Megan Harkness   FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR “The Big Sick” Tonia Ciccone, Toni Roman-Grimm “Guardians Of The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Makeup and Hairstylists Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 29th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

“The Big Sick” Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel “Call Me By Your Name” Producers: Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges, Marco Morabito “Dunkirk” Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan “Get Out” Producers: Sean McKittrick & Edward H. Hamm, Jr., Jason Blum, Jordan Peele “I, Tonya” Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley “Lady Bird” Producers: Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill “Molly’s Game” … Read More Oscars Watch: 29th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: Third Batch of 2017 “For Your Consideration” Ads

“Darkest Hour” gets a little push as does “The Post,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Mudbound,” all of which are still in the Oscars conversation. The animated features make another push, with “Coco,” “Captain Underpants,” “Despicable Me 3,” “The Boss Baby,” “The LEGO Batman Movie,” and “The Breadwinner” all making small ad pushes. “Wind River,” a film that really has not been in the conversation … Read More Oscars Watch: Third Batch of 2017 “For Your Consideration” Ads

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Oscars Watch: 70th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “The Big Sick” – Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani “Get Out” – Jordan Peele “I, Tonya” – Steven Rogers “Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig “The Shape Of Water” – Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor   ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory   (Based on the Novel by André Aciman) “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber   … Read More Oscars Watch: 70th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

PERIOD FILM “DARKEST HOUR” Production Designer: SARAH GREENWOOD “DUNKIRK” Production Designer: NATHAN CROWLEY “MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS” Production Designer: JIM CLAY “THE POST” Production Designer: RICK CARTER “THE SHAPE OF WATER” Production Designer: PAUL DENHAM AUSTERBERRY   FANTASY FILM “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” Production Designer: SARAH GREENWOOD “BLADE RUNNER 2049” Production Designer: DENNIS GASSNER “STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI” Production Designer: RICK HEINRICHS … Read More Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2017 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

Best Narrative Film: “Get Out” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay (Tie): “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 68th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): “Blade Runner 2049” – Joe Walker, ACE “Dunkirk” – Lee Smith, ACE “Molly’s Game” – Alan Baumgarten, ACE, Josh Schaeffer & Elliot Graham, ACE “The Post” – Michael Kahn, ACE & Sarah Broshar “The Shape Of Water” – Sidney Wolinsky, ACE   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): “Baby Driver” – Jonathan Amos, ACE & Paul Machliss, ACE “Get Out” … Read More Oscars Watch: 68th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Dunkirk” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Actress: Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Ensemble: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor (Tie): Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” & James Franco – “The Disaster Artist” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Youth Performance: Brooklynn … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 341 Eligible Features Films for 90th Academy Awards

Out of these 341, only 5 through 10 can be nominated by the Academy for Best Picture. This is a list of any feature film released within the year that had or will have a Los Angeles theatrical run that qualifies it for being in the Best Picture category. The Netflix movies on this list likely had a simultaneous release on both Netflix and … Read More Oscars Watch: 341 Eligible Features Films for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “A Ghost Story” Best Directing: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Lead Actor: Andy Serkis – “War for the Planet of the Apes” Best Lead Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Tatiana Maslany – “Stronger” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Adapted Screenplay: “Blade Runner 2049” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Ensemble: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “The Shape Of Water” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Ensemble: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Original Screenplay: “Three Billboards … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 7 Makeup and Hairstyling Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

Here are your final seven competitors for Best Makeup and Hairstyling in a feature. Netflix’s “Bright” pops in here so either the Academy is starting to move toward not minding the streaming service or it just happened to make the final cut. Oddly missing are “Beauty and the Beast” and more surprisingly, “The Shape Of Water,” with its sea creature looking very much a … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 7 Makeup and Hairstyling Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 70 Original Songs Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

This year’s Best Original Song shortlist features everything from pop artists like Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, and Taylor Swift & ZAYN to country artists like Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw. You’ve got pop bands like Bastille and OneRepublic while legends Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, and even Cher have new original music featured on soundtracks. “Weird Al” Yankovic provided the theme to “Captain … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 70 Original Songs Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 141 Original Scores Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

With 141 Original Scores in contention, it’s still anyone’s clue what will land a nomination, but with critics awards coming out, we know at least a few scores that are being awarded and could potentially breakthrough. Combine that with the list of films that have big name composers that the Academy likes and the films that will likely be nominated in several categories including … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 141 Original Scores Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar® consideration. “Alien: Covenant” “Blade Runner 2049” “Dunkirk” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Kong: … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture Of The Year: “Get Out” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Ensemble Cast: “Get Out” Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign Language Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – “Phantom Thread” Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best Foreign Language Film: “BPM (Beats per Minute)” Best Documentary: “Ex Libris: The New … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Harry Dean Stanton – “Lucky” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Animated Feature: “Coco” Best Foreign Language Film: “Faces Places” Best Documentary: “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992” Best Original Screenplay: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Indiana Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Adapted … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “The Shape of Water” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actor: Richard Jenkins – “The Shape of Water” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Original Screenplay: “The Shape of Water” – Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Oscars Watch: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

The Foreign Language features have been parred down from 92 entries to just 9 eligible for the five slots and a shot at the Oscar. Interestingly enough, Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” was not on the list, nor was Norway’s entry “Thelma” or the two-time Academy Award nominated director Michael Haneke’s “Happy End.” Here are the nine that were chosen: Chile, “A … Read More Oscars Watch: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: Second Batch of 2017 “For Your Consideration” Ads

Awards Daily has compiled another batch of advertisements, including a lot of the animated films like “Coco,” “Cars 3,” “Despicable Me 3,” and “Captain Underpants.” We’ve also gotten some for “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Post,” and “Wonderstruck.”

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Live Action Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

“DeKalb Elementary” – Reed Van Dyk (UCLA) “The Eleven O’Clock” – Derin Seale (FINCH) “Facing Mecca” – Jan-Eric Mack and Joël Jent (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion) “Icebox” – Daniel Sawka and Camille Cornuel (Iceboxthefilmco) “Lost Face” – Sean Meehan and Sam McGarry (Soma Films) “My Nephew Emmett” – Kevin Wilson, Jr. (New York University) “Rise of a Star” – James Bort and Boris Mendza (Fulldawa … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Live Action Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “The Shape Of Water” Best Director: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Best Actor: Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “The Shape Of Water” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell –”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Square” Best Documentary: “City Of Ghosts” Best Animated Film: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

Although I’m mostly talking to myself here and granted I have not seen the film, ever since “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won at Toronto, I have been quietly predicting it to go all the way, much the same way Roger Ebert predicted “Argo” to win in its year by using the same deduction. In a completely unpredictable year, where the critics awards have … Read More Oscars Watch: 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Lady Bird” Best Director: Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me By Your Name” Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me By Your Name” – James Ivory Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing Missouri” Supporting Actor: Laurence Fishburne – “Last Flag Flying” Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip” Screenplay: “Get Out” – Jordan Peele Ensemble: “Detroit” Foreign Film: “The Wound” Best Independent Film: “Crown Heights” Best Song: “It Ain’t … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Blade Runner 2049″ Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: Sam Elliott – “The Hero” Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence – “mother!” Best Supporting Actor: Harrison Ford – “Blade Runner 2049″ Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Keener – “Get Out” Best Original Screenplay: “November” – Rainer Sarnet Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Disaster Artist” – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 New Mexico Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Get Out” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actor: James McAvoy – “Split” Best Actress: Sally Hawkins – “Maudie” Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Supporting Actress (tie): Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” & Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Best Comedic Performance: Daniel Craig – “Logan Lucky” Best Ensemble: “Mudbound” Breakthrough Artist: Timothee Chalamet … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 75th Golden Globes Nominations

Best Motion Picture, Drama “Call Me By Your Name” “Dunkirk” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy “The Disaster Artist” “Get Out” “The Greatest Showman” “I, Tonya” “Lady Bird”   Best Director – Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Christopher Nolan … Read More Oscars Watch: 75th Golden Globes Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2017 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Sure, “The Florida Project” can win Best Picture and Willem Dafoe can yet again win for his supporting role in that film. Sure, “Get Out” can win another screenplay award and Laurie Metcalf can continue to clinch her Oscar nomination. And sure, even Roger Deakins can win for Cinematography and “Baby Driver” can win for Best Film Editing. Even Margot Robbie can grab another … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

“The Florida Project” gets another Best Picture win as does Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting while Greta Gerwig wins another Best Director award for “Lady Bird,” as does her Supporting lady. “The Breadwinner” beats out “Coco” again for Best Animated Feature. Best Picture: “The Florida Project” Best Director: Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Best Actress: Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Actor: Daniel … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Paul Thomas Anderson and “Phantom Thread” get their first Best Picture win of the Critics season. Other firsts include Daniel Kaluuya’s first Best Actor win for “Get Out,” “The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)” winning Best Ensemble, Greta Gerwig winning her first Best Screenplay award, and “The Square” winning Best Foreign Film. One big surprise is David Lowery winning Best Editing for “A Ghost … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Online Awards

The New York Film Critics Online shake things up a bit, with “Mudbound” sharing the top spot with “The Florida Project.” “Mudbound” also takes Best Director and Best Ensemble Cast. “The Florida Project” only grabs Best Supporting Actor again for Willem Dafoe. Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) wins another one as does Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) and Margot Robbie joins her co-star with a win … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 20th Annual British Independent Film Awards

Taking a time out from the Critics Awards, the 20th British Independent Film Awards were announced tonight, with the main prize going to “God’s Own Country, ” which also won Best Actor, Best Debut Screenplay, and Best Sound. “I Am Not A Witch” took home Best Director, Breakthrough Producer, and Debut Director awards. The other big British winners were “Lady Macbeth,” “The Death Of … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th Annual British Independent Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

“Get Out” wins another one with Jordan Peele winning across the board with Best Director and Best Directorial Debut plus Best Screenplay. Daniel Day-Lewis wins for “Phantom Thread” while Sally Hawkins wins again for “The Shape Of Water.” Allison Janney wins another supporting award for her work in “I, Tonya” while Woody Harrelson wins his first supporting award, beating out Sam Rockwell who is … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

Jordan Peele and “Get Out” make it three Best Picture wins in a row now, with Peele also getting the Best Screenplay win. A barrage of continuing winners fills the acting categories, with Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape Of Water”), Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”), and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) all add some more awards to their shelves. … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Atlanta Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Finally, we have a film that has won two Best Pictures in a row, with “Get Out” winning Best Picture from the Washington D.C. Area critics and now from the Boston Online Critics. It also went on to win Best Ensemble and Best Screenplay. Paul Thomas Anderson wins his first Best Director award of the season for “Phantom Thread” which also tied with “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Another day, another Critics Awards giving Best Picture to a different film, making it five different Best Pictures now. “Get Out” nabs this one along with Best Original Screenplay. But the Washington D.C. Area critics offer our first glimpse at some strong contenders that were yet to be seen this awards season. Christopher Nolan wins for his directing of “Dunkirk” and Gary Oldman finally … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

Nothing out of the ordinary here, with plenty of different topics to choose from. Only one real music documentary in “Long Strange Trip,” so that might end up breaking through just because of the difference in subject matter and seeing as the music docs have been known to win it all, i.e. “Searching For Sugar Man” and “20 Feet From Stardom.” There’s some particularly … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

With AFI’s top 10 list out this afternoon, we see many of the same films that have been grabbing critics awards, including “The Post,” “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name,” and “The Florida Project,” which just picked one up this morning from the Detroit film critics. “Get Out,” “The Shape Of Water,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” are not huge surprises, but … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 American Film Institute’s Top 10 Films and Television Shows of the Year

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Four critics groups have now announced their Best Pictures and with that we’ve gotten four different Best Pictures. “The Post,” “Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name,” and now “The Florida Project” have all been announced as the Best Pictures of the Year, three of which are indies. What this says about the wide open Oscar season is anyone’s guess. Sean Baker follows suit … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: First Batch of 2017 “For Your Consideration” Ads

Awards Daily has compiled their first batch of the “For Your Consideration” advertisements, including ones for “Call Me By Your Name,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Wonder Woman.”

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Nominees

BEST PICTURE “The Big Sick” “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “The Florida Project” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   BEST DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Luca Guadagnino – “Call Me … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

There were 77 eligible shorts this year, but the Academy’s Documentary Branch has narrowed the Documentary Shorts category down to ten, with five of which eventually going on to earn Oscar nominations. “Alone” – The New York Times “Edith+Eddie” – Heart is Red and Kartemquin Films “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405″ – Stiefel & Co. “Heroin(e)” – A Netflix Original Documentary … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: BFI’s Sight & Sound Top 25 Films of 2017

The British Film Institute has released their list of the top 25 films of the year. “Get Out” tops the list with other Oscar hopefuls like “Call Me By Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “The Florida Project,” “The Shape Of Water,” and “Mudbound” landing on the list as well. 1. “Get Out” – Jordan Peele 2. “Twin Peaks: The Return” – Mark Frost, David Lynch 3. … Read More Oscars Watch: BFI’s Sight & Sound Top 25 Films of 2017

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

As with most years, the front-runner for Best Animated Short is Pixar’s “Lou,” which played before “Cars 3” and addressed bullying on the playground. A few others I feel have a good chance are “Dear Basketball,” “Garden Party,” and “In A Heartbeat” as it looks like they are out of the box animations with some interesting subject matter. “Cradle” – Devon Manney (University of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced twenty films as their short for the Best Visual Effects category. Of the twenty, six of them are of the Marvel and DC universe. A few, like “Dunkirk” and “The Shape Of Water are the big Oscar contenders in other categories so they could easily make the final cut. “Alien: Covenant” “Beauty and the … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 20 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 45th Annual Annie Award Nominees

As expected, there’s lots of love for Pixar’s “Coco,” with the film grabbing 13 nominations. Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner” received 10 nominations and could definitely signify that it’s a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination as well. Almost all of the animated films nominated here are on the shortlist for the Oscars. The Annie Awards will be handed out on Feb 3, 2018 at Royce … Read More Oscars Watch: 45th Annual Annie Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Golden Satellite Award Nominees

The International Press Academy (IPA) has announced its nominations for the 22nd Annual Satellite™ Awards in Motion Pictures:   Best Motion Picture “The Big Sick” “Call Me by Your Name” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “God’s Own Country” “I, Tonya” “Lady Bird” “Mudbound” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”   Best Actor in a Motion Picture Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Harry Dean … Read More Oscars Watch: 22nd Annual Golden Satellite Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association names a completely different film as their Best Picture of the Year, following the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle naming “The Post” and “Lady Bird” respectively. LA’s Critics named “Call Me By Your Name” the big winner, with Timothée Chalamet winning Best Actor and Luca Guadagnino sharing Best Director with Guillermo del … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Independent film lovers rejoice and add two more big wins to the small films, including Best Picture going to “Lady Bird” along with a win for leading actress Saoirse Ronan, who I can definitely see getting an Oscar nomination, and a big win for director Sean Baker, for his directing of “The Florida Project,” along with yet another win for Willen Dafoe, who his … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” starts the award season in a big way, getting Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress, paving the way for Meryl Streep to get her 20th Academy Award nomination. Instead of Spielberg for Best Director, however, Greta Gerwig snuck in, with her highly acclaimed “Lady Bird,” as did Laurie Metcalf, taking Best Supporting Actress. Willem Dafoe rounded out the acting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Watch: 27th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

“Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” were the big winners at the 27th Gotham Independent Film Awards, with 3 wins and 2 wins respectively. Although this is not a huge indicator for the Oscars, the upcoming Critics Awards will begin to point the direction and “Get Out” and “Call Me By Your Name” could easily end up on any of those lists. … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards

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Oscars Watch: 33rd Independent Spirit Award Nominees

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, founded in 1984, are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers. BEST FEATURE “Call Me By Your Name” “Get Out” “The Florida Project” “Lady Bird” “The Rider” BEST FIRST FEATURE “Columbus” “Ingrid Goes West” “Menashe” “Oh Lucy” “Patty Cake$” JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD “A Ghost Story” “Dayveon” “Life and Nothing More” “Most Beautiful Island” “Transfiguration” BEST DIRECTOR Sean Baker – “The Florida … Read More Oscars Watch: 33rd Independent Spirit Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 29th Producers Guild Award Documentary Nominees

Normally with only five nominees, the PGA has extended their nominee list to seven. “Chasing Coral” is a Netflix Original nature documentary about our disappearing coral reefs. “Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower” is another Netflix Original documentary, this one about a teenager rallying a community against China’s Communist Party. “City Of Ghosts” is an Amazon distributed documentary about the workings of ISIS filmed by Syrian … Read More Oscars Watch: 29th Producers Guild Award Documentary Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 92 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

From Oscars.org: A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb Argentina, “Zama,” Lucrecia Martel Armenia, “Yeva,” Anahit Abad Australia, “The Space … Read More Oscars Watch: 92 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 26 Animated Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

Welcome to full Oscar Season, as we officially have a shortlist for the Best Animated Features. Twenty-six films made the cut, with a few still waiting on their required Los Angeles qualifying run. “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” “The Boss Baby” “The Breadwinner” “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie” “Cars 3” “Cinderella the Cat” “Coco” “Despicable Me 3” … Read More Oscars Watch: 26 Animated Features Shortlisted for 90th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 20th British Independent Film Award Nominees

On November 1st, Maisie Williams and Hayley Squires announced the nominees for the 20th British Independent Film Awards. Although most of these will not pop up during the Oscars, awards season is getting into full swing. The one that will likely push through is the acclaimed “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which will likely get some acting nods, a writing nod, possibly a directing … Read More Oscars Watch: 20th British Independent Film Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 27th IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominees

The IFP Gotham Awards, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition. The ceremony will occur … Read More Oscars Watch: 27th IFP Gotham Independent Film Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Venice International Film Festival

Golden Lion: Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape Of Water” Silver Lion: Samuel Maoz – “Foxtrot” Silver Lion for Best Director: Xavier Legrand – “Custody” Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling – “Hannah” Best Actor: Kamel El Basha – “The Insult” Best Screenplay: Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Special Jury Prize: Warwick Thornton – “Sweet Country” Best Young Actor: Charlie Plummer – “Lean … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Venice International Film Festival

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Oscars Watch: 70th Cannes Award Winners

2017 Main Competition winners so far:  Palme d’Or: The Square Gran Prix: 120 Beats Per Minute Jury Prize: Loveless Best Director: Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here Best Actress: Diane Kruger, In the Fade Best Screenplay: Lynn Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here, Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou The Killing of a Sacred Deer Camera d’Or: Léonor Sérraille – Jeune … Read More Oscars Watch: 70th Cannes Award Winners

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Oscars Watch: Jimmy Kimmel to Host 90th Anniversary of the Oscars

Unlike the accountants of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jimmy Kimmel will be returning to the Academy Awards for the second consecutive year. Infamously handing out the wrong envelope at the conclusion of the broadcast last year, the accountants were responsible for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistaking the Best Picture winner to be La La Land, when really it was Moonlight. And although the producers of La … Read More Oscars Watch: Jimmy Kimmel to Host 90th Anniversary of the Oscars

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Oscars Watch: Documentary & Animated Feature Category Rule Changes

The Documentary Feature category is facing some changes following last year’s season. When O.J. Made In America starting sweeping the awards, everyone was scratching their heads a little, as the “film” is definitely more of a mini-series or limited run series than a feature film. With a run-time of seven hours and forty-seven minutes, how it got a theatrical run, I am very curious. … Read More Oscars Watch: Documentary & Animated Feature Category Rule Changes

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89th Academy Award Winners

Best Picture “Moonlight” Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Actress in a Leading Role Emma Stone – “La La Land” Actor in a Supporting Role Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Actress in a Supporting Role Viola Davis – “Fences” Animated Feature Film “Zootopia” Cinematography “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren Costume Design “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” … Read More 89th Academy Award Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2017 PGA, SAG, DGA, ASC, ACE, & Annie Award Winners

2017 Producers Guild Awards Feature Film: “La La Land” Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America” Animated Feature: “Zootopia”   2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Performance By A Cast Ensemble In A Motion Picture: “Hidden Figures” Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role: Denzel Washington – “Fences” Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role: Emma Stone – “La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 PGA, SAG, DGA, ASC, ACE, & Annie Award Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: ”Moonlight” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Cinematography: ”Moonlight” – James Laxton Best Production … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “Arrival” Best Comedy: “Deadpool” Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell or High Water” Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 91 Original Songs Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“Just Like Fire” from “Alice through the Looking Glass” – (performed by Pink) “Rise” from “American Wrestler: The Wizard” – (performed by Andy Madadian) “Friends” from “The Angry Birds Movie” – (performed by Blake Shelton) “Flicker” from “Audrie & Daisy” – (performed by Tori Amos) “Seconds” from “Autumn Lights” – (performed by Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson) “A Minute To Breathe” from “Before the Flood” – … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 91 Original Songs Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 145 Original Scores Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“The Abolitionists” – Tim Jones “Absolutely Fabulous The Movie” – Jake Monaco “The Accountant” – Mark Isham “Alice through the Looking Glass” – Danny Elfman “Allied” – Alan Silvestri “Almost Christmas” – John Paesano “American Pastoral” – Alexandre Desplat “The Angry Birds Movie” – Heitor Pereira “Anthropoid” – Robin Foster “Armenia” – My Love” – Silvia Leonetti “Assassin’s Creed” – Jed Kurzel “Autumn Lights” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 145 Original Scores Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 27 Animated Features Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“The Angry Birds Movie” “April and the Extraordinary World” “Bilal” “Finding Dory” “Ice Age: Collision Course” “Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Kung Fu Panda 3” “The Little Prince” “Long Way North” “Miss Hokusai” “Moana” “Monkey King: Hero Is Back” “Mune” “Mustafa & the Magician” “My Life as a Zucchini” “Phantom Boy” “The Red Turtle” “Sausage Party” “The Secret Life of … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 27 Animated Features Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 19th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

Excellence in Contemporary Film “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” – Rebecca Hale “Captain Fantastic” – Courtney Hoffman “La La Land” – Mary Zophres “Lion” – Cappi Ireland “Nocturnal Animals” – Arianne Phillips   Excellence in Period Film “The Dressmaker” – Marion Boyce, Margot Wilson “Florence Foster Jenkins” – Consolata Boyle “Hail, Caesar!” – Mary Zophres “Hidden Figures” – Renee Ehrlich Kalfus “Jackie” – Madeline Fontaine … Read More Oscars Watch: 19th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers Award Nominees

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for “Lion” James Laxton for “Moonlight” Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC for “Silence” Linus Sandgren, FSF for “La La Land” Bradford Young, ASC for “Arrival”

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Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

DAMIEN CHAZELLE “La La Land” (Lionsgate) GARTH DAVIS “Lion” (The Weinstein Company) BARRY JENKINS “Moonlight” (A24) KENNETH LONERGAN “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions) DENIS VILLENEUVE “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures) OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR FOR 2016 GARTH DAVIS “Lion” (The Weinstein Company) KELLY FREMON CRAIG “The Edge of Seventeen” (STX Entertainment) TIM MILLER “Deadpool” (Twentieth Century Fox) NATE PARKER “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP “Captain Fantastic” “La La Land” “Manchester by the Sea” “Nocturnal Animals” “Zoolander 2” FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING “The Girl On The Train” “La La Land” “Nocturnal Animals” “Sully” “Zoolander 2” FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “Hail, Caesar!” “Loving” “Suicide Squad” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 29th Annual University Of Southern California Scripter Nominees for Adapted Screenplay

“Arrival” – Eric Heisserer Adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang “Fences” – August Wilson  Adapted from his play of the same title “Hidden Figures” – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi Based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly “Lion” – Luke Davies Adapted from the nonfiction book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins … Read More Oscars Watch: 29th Annual University Of Southern California Scripter Nominees for Adapted Screenplay

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Oscars Watch: 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “The Jungle Book” “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature “Allied” “Deepwater Horizon” “Jason Bourne” “Silence” “Sully” Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature “Finding Dory” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “The Little Prince” “Moana” … Read More Oscars Watch: 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 52nd Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 53rd CAS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING FOR 2016 MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Doctor Strange” “Hacksaw Ridge” “La La Land” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” “Sully”   MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED “Finding Dory” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Moana” “The Secret Life Of Pets” “Zootopia”   MOTION PICTURE—DOCUMENTARY “13th” “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words” “Gleason” … Read More Oscars Watch: 52nd Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 28th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

“Arrival” Producers: Dan Levine, Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, David Linde “Deadpool” Producers: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner “Fences” Producers: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, Todd Black “Hacksaw Ridge” Producers: Bill Mechanic, David Permut “Hell or High Water” Producers: Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn “Hidden Figures” Producers: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin & Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi “La La Land” Producers: Fred Berger, Jordan … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Annual Producers Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 70th Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Nominees

BEST FILM “Arrival” “I, Daniel Blake” “La La Land” “Manchester By The Sea” “Moonlight”   OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM “American Honey” “Denial” “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” “I, Daniel Blake” “Notes on Blindness” “Under the Shadow”   OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER “The Girl With All the Gifts” – Mike Carey (Writer) & Camille Gatin (Producer) “The Hard Stop”: … Read More Oscars Watch: 70th Annual British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Leading Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Leading Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell or High Water” Best Cinematography: “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Golden Globe Winners

FILM AWARDS Best Motion Picture – Drama WINNER: “Moonlight” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “Lion” “Manchester by the Sea” Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy WINNER: “La La Land” “20th Century Women” “Deadpool” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “Sing Street” Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama WINNER: Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea
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Oscars Watch: 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

PERIOD FILM CAFÉ SOCIETY Production Designer: SANTO LOQUASTO FENCES Production Designer: DAVID GROPMAN HACKSAW RIDGE Production Designer: BARRY ROBISON HAIL, CAESAR! Production Designer: JESS GONCHOR HIDDEN FIGURES Production Designer: WYNN THOMAS JACKIE Production Designer: JEAN RABASSE   FANTASY FILM ARRIVAL Production Designer: PATRICE VERMETTE DOCTOR STRANGE Production Designer: CHARLES WOOD FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM Production Designer: STUART CRAIG PASSENGERS Production Designer: … Read More Oscars Watch: 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Online Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang Best Animated Feature: “Kubo and the Two … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Online Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Adapted Screenplay: “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer Best Cinematography: “La La Land” – Linus Sandgren Best Score: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Austin Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle “Loving” – Jeff Nichols “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins   ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer “Deadpool” – Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick “Fences” – August Wilson “Hidden Figures” – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi “Nocturnal Animals” – Tom Ford   DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY … Read More Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 67th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC): “Arrival” – Joe Walker, ACE “Hacksaw Ridge” – John Gilbert, ACE “Hell or High Water” – Jake Roberts “Manchester by the Sea” – Jennifer Lame “Moonlight” – Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY): “Deadpool” – Julian Clarke, ACE “Hail, Caesar!” – Roderick Jaynes “The Jungle Book” – Mark Livolsi, ACE “La La Land” – Tom … Read More Oscars Watch: 67th Annual ACE EDDIE Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “The Lobster” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Ensemble: “American Honey” Best Original Screenplay: “The Lobster” – Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Best Adapted Screenplay: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“It’s Only the End of the World” (Canada) “The King’s Choice” (Norway) “Land of Mine” (Denmark) “A Man Called Ove” (Sweden) “My Life as a Zucchini” (Switzerland) “Paradise” (Russia) “The Salesman” (Iran) “Tanna” (Australia) “Toni Erdmann” (Germany) With “The Handmaiden” and “Elle” being the favorites yet not in contention, the only other foreign language film that was being tossed around with those films is … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

  Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture “Captain Fantastic” “Fences” “Hidden Figures” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge” Ryan Gosling – “La La Land” Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic” Denzel Washington – “Fences” Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“Arrival” “The BFG” “Captain America: Civil War” “Deepwater Horizon” “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “The Jungle Book” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Passengers” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” 2016’s Best Visual Effects have been shortlisted to ten, with some definite standouts. But first, let’s look over the past few winners to show where this category has been in the … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “Hell or High Water” Best Director: David Mackenzie – “Hell or High Water” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Annette Bening – “20th Century Women” Best Supporting Actor: Ben Foster – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Greta Gerwig – “20th Century Women” Best Youth Performance: Alex Hibbert – “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Nevada Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “Manchester by the Sea” Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Foreign Language Film: “Toni Erdmann” Best Documentary: … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Directing: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Lead Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Lead Actress: Emma Stone – “La La Land” Best Supporting Actor (Tie): Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” and John Goodman – “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan Best Adapted … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Utah Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Emma Stone – “La La Land” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Viola Davis – “Fences” and Greta Gerwig – “20th Century Women” Best Screenplay: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director (Tie): Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” and Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay: “The Lobster” – Efthimis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Best Score: “La La Land” – Justin Hurwitz … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Phoenix Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Manchester by the Sea” Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress (Tie): Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” and Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan – “Hell … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

Best Film: “Moonlight” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Rebecca Hall – “Christine” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Animated Feature: “Kubo and the Two … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Love and Friendship” – Whit Stillman Best Original Screenplay: “Hell or High Water” – Taylor Sheridan Best Cinematography: “La La Land” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Adapted Screenplay: “Nocturnal Animals” – Tom Ford Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land” – Damien Chazelle Best Cinematography: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Hell Or High Water” Best Director: David Mackenzie – “Hell Or High Water” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Actress: Sonia Braga – “Aquarius” Best Supporting Actor (Tie): Ben Foster – “Hell Or High Water” & Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Comedic Performance: Ryan Gosling – “The Nice … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Documentary: “Tower” Best Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester By The Sea” Best Cinematography: “La La … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Denzel Washington – “Fences” Best Actress: Ruth Negga – “Loving” Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Screenplay: “Fences” – August Wilson Ensemble: “Hidden Figures” Foreign Film: “Tanna” Best Independent Film: “Moonlight” Best Song: “Victory” from “Hidden Figures” Documentary: “13th” Animated Film: “Zootopia” Best Breakout Performance: Janelle Monae … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 African-American Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Handmaiden” – Chan-wook Park and Seo-kyeong Jeong Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester By the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Original … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“Alice through the Looking Glass” “Arrival” “The BFG” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” “Captain America: Civil War” “Deadpool” “Deepwater Horizon” “Doctor Strange” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “Independence Day: Resurgence” “The Jungle Book” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” “Passengers” “Rogue One” “Star Trek Beyond” “Suicide Squad” “Sully” “Warcraft” “X-Men: Apocalypse”

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

“Brillo Box (3¢ Off)” – Brillo Box Documentary “Close Ties” – Munk Studio / Polish Filmmakers Association “Extremis” – f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures “4.1 Miles” – University of California, Berkeley “Frame 394” – Compy Films “Joe’s Violin” – Lucky Two Productions “The Mute’s House” – The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School “The Other Side of Home” – Feeln “Watani: My Homeland” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 89th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 74th Golden Globes Nominations

Best Motion Picture Drama “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “Lion” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical “20th Century Women” “Deadpool” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “La La Land” “Sing Street” Best Actor Drama Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Joel Egerton – “Loving” Andrew Garfield – “Hacksaw Ridge” Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic” Denzel Washington – “Fences” Best Actress Drama Amy … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Golden Globes Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Maren Ade – “Toni Erdmann” Best Actress: Sandra Hüller – “Toni Erdmann” Best Actor: Adam Driver – “Paterson” Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Foreign Language Film: “Toni Erdmann” Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” Documentary: “Cameraperson” First Feature: “The Witch” Animated: “Zootopia”

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Oscars Watch: 2016 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Ensemble Cast: “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Documentary: “13th” Best Animated Feature: “Kubo and the Two Strings” Best Foreign Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Debut Director: Robert Eggers … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester By the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” and “Things to Come” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Lily Gladstone – “Certain Women” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Score: “Jackie” – Mica … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Denzel Washington – “Fences” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Screenplay, Original (Tie): “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan and  “Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins Best Screenplay, Adapted:  “Arrival” – Eric Heisserer Best Cinematography: “Moonlight” – James Laxton Best Production Design:  … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Ensemble: “Moonlight” Best Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Foreign Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Documentary: “Cameraperson” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Moonlight” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” and “Things to Come” Best Actor: Adam Driver – “Paterson” Best Supporting Actress: Lily Gladstone – “Certain Women” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Animated Film: “Your Name” Best Foreign-Language Film: “The Handmaiden” Best Documentary/Non-Fiction: “I Am Not Your Negro” Best Screenplay: “The Lobster” – Efthymis Filippou and … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Natalie Portman – “Jackie” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – “Fences” Best Acting Ensemble: “Hell or High Water” Best Youth Performance: Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Voice Performance: Liam Neeson … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 Atlanta Film Critics Society Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Damien Chazelle – “La La Land” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Annette Bening – “20th Century Women” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Lily Gladstone – “Certain Women” Best Ensemble: Cast of “American Honey” Best Animated Film: “Kubo And The Two Strings” Best Documentary Film: “13th” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 Atlanta Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film: “La La Land” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – “Elle” and “The Things to Come” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight” Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea” and “Certain Women” Best Cinematography: “Moonlight” – James Laxton Best Screenplay: “Manchester By The Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2016 National Board Of Review Awards

Best Picture: “Manchester by the Sea” Best Director: Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight” Best Actor: Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea” Best Actress: Amy Adams – “Arrival” Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water” Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris – “Moonlight” Best Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan Best Adapted Screenplay: “Silence” – Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese Best Animated … Read More Oscars Watch: 2016 National Board Of Review Awards

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88th Academy Award Winners

Listen, I can’t be mad because the same thing happened a few years ago when “12 Years A Slave” won having only won Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, while “Gravity” had taken home 7 Oscars including Best Directing. So “The Revenant” wins Best Directing, Best Cinematography, and Best Leading Actor, yet does not pull off Best Picture. I do know which film I’ll … Read More 88th Academy Award Winners

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Award Predictions

Here are something to consider this year while making your guesses. One of the things that makes the Oscars so much fun to watch are the surprises. But over the years, I feel like more and more we are anticipating those surprises into our guesses. For that, the broadcast and awards themselves usually reel us back into reality. For some of the wins to … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Award Predictions

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Oscars: Sound Editing Versus Sound Mixing

Instead of going into detail on each film and their chances (or lack thereof) as far as the sound goes, I thought it would be more beneficial to broach the topic of what the differences are between the Best Sound Editing category and Best Sound Mixing category, since I have to refresh my own memory most years when the Oscars roll around. Since more … Read More Oscars: Sound Editing Versus Sound Mixing

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – RESULTS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Sicario” || “Brooklyn” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Straight Outta Compton” || “Room” “Spotlight” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” || Matt Damon, “The Martian” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – PERSONAL PREDICTIONS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Sicario” “Spotlight” “Straight Outta Compton” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett, “Carol” Brie Larson, … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Animated Film: “Inside Out” Best Science Fiction/Horror Film: “The Martian” Best Comedy: “What We Do In The Shadows” Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Denver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

Alejandro González Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Tom McCarthy – “Spotlight” Adam McKay – “The Big Short” George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Ridley Scott – “The Martian” Outstanding Directorial Achievement for a First-Time Feature Film Director Fernando Coimbra – “A Wolf At The Door” Joel Edgerton – “The Gift” Alex Garland – “Ex Machina” Marielle Heller – “The Diary Of A Teenage Girl” … Read More Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 14th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature “Furious 7” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “San Andreas” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature “Bridge of Spies” “Everest” “In the Heart of the Sea” “The Revenant” “The Walk” Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature “Anomalisa” “The Good Dinosaur” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “The Peanuts Movie” Outstanding … Read More Oscars Watch: 14th Annual Visual Effects Society Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 51st Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Bridge Of Spies” “The Hateful Eight” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Revenant” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED “The Good Dinosaur” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “Minions” “The Peanuts Movie”

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Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners

Best Picture (Drama): “The Revenant” Best Picture (Musical or Comedy): “The Martian” Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress (Drama): Brie Larson – “Room” Best Director – Motion Picture: Alejandro G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Matt Damon – “The Martian” Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy” Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: … Read More Oscars Watch: 73rd Annual Golden Globe Winners

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Director: George Miller – “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone – “Creed” Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander – “Ex Machina” Best Original Screenplay: “Inside Out” – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, & Josh Cooley Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short” – Charles … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Georgia Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture: “Spotlight” Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu – “The Revenant” Best Actor: Michael Fassbender – “Steve Jobs” Best Actress: Brie Larson – “Room” Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hardy – “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara – “Carol” Best Screenplay: Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer – “Spotlight” Best Animated Film: “Inside Out” – Pete Doctor Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki – “The Revenant” Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Houston Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 18th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

Excellence in Contemporary Film “Beasts Of No Nation” – Jenny Eagan “Joy” – Michael Wilkinson “Kingsman: The Secret Service” – Arianne Phillips “The Martian” – Janty Yates “Youth” – Carlo Poggioli Excellence in Period Film “Brooklyn” – Odile Dicks-Mireaux “Carol” – Sandy Powell “Crimson Peak” – Kate Hawley “The Danish Girl” – Paco Delgado “Trumbo” – Daniel Orlandi Excellence in Fantasy Film “Cinderella” – … Read More Oscars Watch: 18th Annual Costume Design Guild Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 28th Annual University Of Southern California Scripter Nominees for Adapted Screenplay

“The Big Short” Screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, adapted from Michael Lewis’s nonfiction work “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” Paramount Pictures and W.W. Norton “Brooklyn” Novelist Colm Tóibín and screenwriter Nick Hornby Fox Searchlight and Viking “The End Of The Tour” Screenwriter Donald Margulies, adapted from David Lipsky’s memoir “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with … Read More Oscars Watch: 28th Annual University Of Southern California Scripter Nominees for Adapted Screenplay