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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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2015 Oscars: BFCA+GG+SAG+BAFTA = No Oscar nom?

It’s that time of year! The time where we play ‘Who Will Be Snubbed at the Oscars Despite Hitting Every Precursor?’ It’s happening more and more and not just to first-timers or newbies but to established, Oscar-winning actors and actresses. Witness Tom Hank (Captain Phillips) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) last year. Daniel Brühl (Rush) stumbled right at the ...

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2015 Oscars: 114 Original Scores Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that 114 original scores are eligible in the Original Score category for the 87th Academy Awards, the same number that qualified last year. A few high-profile films with scores deemed ineligible are Birdman, Foxcatcher, Whiplash and Wild. Composer Alexandre Desplat leads with five eligible films, Christophe Beck has four. The ...

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2015 Oscars: 79 Original Songs Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that 79 songs are eligible for the Original Song Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards, up just a bit from 75 last year. That is, barring another “Alone, Yet Not Alone” controversy. But with Christian Mingle: The Movie with no submitted songs, that’s probably not happening. There is a song ...

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2015 Oscars: 323 Films Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

323 feature films have qualified for the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed on Friday. The rules are pretty clear for Oscar eligibility. To be eligible, films must have played in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, Dec. 31, and have a run of at least seven consecutive days. Also, the running time must ...

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