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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Winner

  Now that the Oscar nominations are out and the guilds (as well as groups like the Golden Globes and BFCA have announced) are underway, the race is starting to take shape. Or, in the case of this season, taking a left turn and changing the race entirely. This weekend, The Big Short bested BFCA winner Spotlight, Golden Globe winner ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Nominees

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) nominees are: Adam McKay, The Big Short George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road Ridley Scott, The Martian Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant Tom McCarthy, Spotlight This is Iñárritu’s third DGA nomination. He won for Birdman last year and was nominated for 2005’s Babel. He also won for a 2012 Procter and Gamble commercial. Scott has also been ...

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee

  Anne Thompson often says (and I’m paraphrasing) that it takes support from all branches to really make a Best Picture nominee and I agree. While actors make up the majority of the voters in the Academy (1,138, to be exact), when a film has the support of the film editors, the cinematographers and the sound people to build those numbers ...

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2015-2016 Awards Tally: Who’s Won What?

  Here’s who’s won the critics and industry awards so far this season, leading up to the big one – The Oscars. After dominating the critics awards, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight took a back seat to The Big Short, which won the Producers Guild of America award, the most surefire precursor to the Best Picture Oscar. But then, ...

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2015/2016 Film Awards Calendar

  Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations (FISA) Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 National Board of Review (NBR) Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) Sunday, December 6, 2015 Los Angeles Film Critics Circle (LAFCA) Sunday, December 6th, 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (SAG) Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Winners – Iñárritu Beats Linklater

Well, it happened; Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of 2014 for Birdman, besting perceived frontrunner Richard Linklater for Boyhood. THE WINNERS: Feature Film Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman This is Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA ...

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