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Producers Guild of America (PGA): Understanding the Preferential Ballot

On Tuesday, the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA) released their nominations for best motion picture of the year. These are looked upon, given their impressive track record, with considerable interest. But they’re also going to be the first industry preferential ballot of the 2016-2017 season. This year’s race for Best Picture is looking very much like La La Land’s to lose; ...

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2017 Oscars: 18 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored with Academy Awards

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 18 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as five organizations, will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. “This year we are particularly pleased ...

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2016-2017 Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee

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It’s baaaaack! The Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee chart is up and running once again. We know what it takes to get nominated by each of the individual branches of the Academy but it’s always helpful to know what the guilds are supporting first. Not only does it keep something in the running or out ...

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2017 Oscars: 145 Original Score Eligible for the Oscar: Arrival, Silence, Manchester by the Sea No Shows

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Some glaring omissions include Arrival (which was high, if not #1 on most lists), Manchester by the Sea and Silence. Interestingly, the score for Hidden ...

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2017 Oscars: 91 Original Songs Vie for the Academy Award

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th Academy Awards®. While most films played it smart by only submitting two or three entries (only two songs can be nominated from ...

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How the National Board of Review can pave the way to Oscar

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The National Board of Review is the traditional kick-off of awards season. It starts to put to rest all of the early (and super early) predictions we’ve been making since, well, the day after the last Oscars ceremony. But the NBR isn’t some great bellwether for Best Picture, be it winner or nominees. Quite often the barely match up. What ...

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2017 Oscars: 10 Animated Shorts Advance to Oscar Contention

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Blind Vaysha,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) “Borrowed ...

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2017 Oscars: 10 Live Action Shorts Advance to Oscar Contention

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Bon Voyage,” Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, ...

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2017 Oscars: For Your Consideration Awards Pages for Films of 2016

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Want to know who’s been submitted in what category? Who’s been mysteriously left off? Here is a list of all major 2016 films in the Oscar race this year and their FYC/awards pages. Keep checking back for additions and updates throughout the season! 13TH 20TH CENTURY WOMEN A MONSTER CALLS ALLIED AMANDA KNOX AMERICAN HONEY AMERICAN PASTORAL THE ANGRY BIRDS ...

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