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2016 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Nominations

  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead the 63rd Golden Reel Awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors guild (MPSE), with three apiece. All four films, plus Sicario, were nominated for the Sound Editing Oscar this year. On the television side, Game of Thrones was the nomination leader with three mentions. ...

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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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The Big Short wins Producers Guild of America Award (PGA)

    The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures “The Big Short” Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures “Inside Out”  Producer: Jonas Rivera The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television “Fargo” (Season 2)  Producers: Noah Hawley, John Cameron, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, ...

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The Academy’s New Rules: Is It Going to Change Anything?

  So, it’s only been a little while for the news bomb from The Academy that they’re taking dramatic steps to alter the membership rules, governors seats and committee structure but what, if anything, is it going to do in the short term? Is the Academy asking us to “be patient” like Michael Caine said about black actors today? Or ...

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‘Carol’ Romances Gay & Lesbian Critics Awards

Oscars, Schmoscars. As a member of this critics group, I am pleased to announce that Todd Haynes’ Carol has swept the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) awards today with five victories, including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Film Actress of the Year (Cate Blanchett). Haynes also won the Wilde Artist of the Year award (named after ...

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2016 Oscar Winner Predictions

Best Picture Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Next are Adapted & Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production and Costume Design

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2016 Oscar Nominations: Who Soared, Who Sunk; Why Are Race, Sexuality and Gender Still An Issue?

  The nominations are in and The Revenant mauled the competition with an astonishing 12 nominations today. The survival epic dominated, earning nominations in Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy). It’s only major miss was in Adapted Screenplay (more on that later) and it was ineligible for Original Score ...

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2016 Oscars: Trivia and Stats and Fun Facts

  Carol is the first film in history to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at The Golden Globes and BAFTA plus win one of those awards at LAFCA, NYFCC or NSFC and then be snubbed in both categories at the Oscars. Ex Machina is the lowest budgeted film ($15M), adjusted for inflation, to receive a Visual Effects nomination. ...

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