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Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands, Debbie Reynolds to Receive Honorary Oscars

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have chosen writer-director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands to receive Honorary Oscars and will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. Spike Lee has received two Oscar nominations in his career, an original screenplay nom for 1989’s Do the Right Thing and a documentary feature nom for 1997’s 4 Little Girls. Lee has had a tumultuous history …

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POLL: Who Deserves an Honorary Oscar This Year?

Next month, the Board of Governors will be announcing the recipients of the Honorary Oscars to be handed out next year and it seems like many of the same names keep getting passed over year to year without winning. I’ve compiled a list of the most likely as well as some left-field choices and it’s time for you to vote.  Will …

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2016 Oscars: Is Sally Field About to Crash the Best Actress Race?

We’ve got a new entry in the Best Actress race for next year’s Oscars and it’s two-time Oscar winner Sally Field. Her performance in Hello, My Name is Doris drew raves and standing ovations at SXSW this weekend, prompting many of us to look at the real potential for Field to crash the Best Actress race just three years after …

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, …

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2015 Oscars: The Gold Rush Gang’s 87th Academy Award Winner Predictions

The Oscar nominations are in and the guilds are starting to help shape the race…or are they? Is Birdman going to topple Boyhood with its PGA and SAG wins? Is Eddie Redmayne the new lock in Best Actor? Bookmark this page right here for the Gold Rush Gang’s winner predictions for the 87th Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR BEST …

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2015 Oscars: Oscar Nominee Reactions from The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Sony Pictures Classics

Here are a handful of Oscar nominee reactions from the films The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything plus Sony Pictures Classics and more. THE IMITATION GAME Maria Djurkovic, production design nominee for The Imitation Game: “I am thrilled and delighted by this tremendous honour. Filmmaking is such a collaboration and to have so many of my colleagues on this …

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2015 Oscars: What’s In An Age?

Thanks to AW forum member stage_star for this rundown of age stats for this year (and last year’s) nominees. BEST DIRECTOR Oldest nominee: Richard Linklater, age 51 (last year: Martin Scorsese, age 71) Youngest nominee: Wes Anderson, age 45 (last year: Steve McQueen, age 44) Average age: 49 (last year: 55) Returning winners: – None Returning nominees:  Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Bennett Miller First time …

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The Oscar Race: Can The Imitation Game Beat Boyhood?

A funny thing happened with the Oscar nominations this morning. The Grand Budapest Hotel racked up a bunch of mentions in all major and tech categories, except no acting nods. Birdman also grabbed a ton, including three acting nominations, but not one for Film Editing. Boyhood got six; Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Film Editing and both Supporting categories. Then The …

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