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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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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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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Winners: Top Pick is Under the Skin Flick

Oscars, Schmoscars, The AwardsWatch INOCAs (International Online Cinema Awards) winners have been announced! Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was the big winner, taking seven awards. It began with a field-best nine nominations,  only losing Film Editing and Original Score. All while being infamously snubbed in Best Picture. Under the Skin won Best Picture and Best Score, Marion Cotillard (Two ...

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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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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014

The ballots are in and the list is here. Once again, thanks to alilou for compiling the votes and for the really fabulous graphics. Leading up to the top 50 list: • 68 ballots were received during this round of voting (Phase II) • To avoid ties when they happened, the edge was given to those who appeared in more ...

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30th Independent Spirit Award WINNERS: Man Beats Boy

Birdman won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, besting favorite Boyhood, which managed wins for director Richard Linklater and Supporting Female for Patricia Arquette. The rest of the acting categories went as expected, to Michael Keaton for Best Male Lead, Julianne Moore for Best Female Lead and J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Male. Moore, Simmons and Arquette are all ...

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30th Independent Spirit Award Winner Predictions

Here are my surefire winner predictions for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards. It’s weird to think that there is a real possibility that all four acting winners here today could repeat at the Oscars tomorrow. Go independent film? 2014 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER PREDICTIONS BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Boyhood Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan ...

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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014: The Shortlist

The shortlist for Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014 is here! Short being a relative term as a total of 107 performances made the list. Can you name them all? A huge thanks to forum member alilou for compiling and running this year-end contest. Some statistics regarding Phase I: • 55 ballots were received • 183 different performances were mentioned ...

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