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Female-led Films Dominate 2016 European Film Awards (EFA) Nominations

The nominations for the 29th European Film Awards were revealed today and female-led films dominated the field, especially the top category, Best European Film, where the nominees are: Elle, I, Daniel Blake, Julieta, Room and Toni Erdman. Toni Erdmann was the most-nominated film of the day with five, also picking up directing, screenplay and acting nominations for Sandra Hüller and …

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2017 Golden Globes: Meryl Streep to Receive 2017 Cecil B. deMille Award

Meryl Streep will receive the Cecil B. deMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) at the Golden Globes in January. She is also in contention for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her film Florence Foster Jenkins. She has been Golden Globe-nominated for the last four years in a row and …

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10 Documentary Short Subject contenders on Oscar’s shortlist

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The …

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2016 Gotham Awards Nominations: Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight Lead

The first nominations of the 2016-2017 awards season have kicked off with the Gotham Award nominations by the Independent Film Project and this year is looking especially Oscar-y. Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea picked up four nominations: Best Feature, Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan) and Breakthrough Actor (Lucas Hedges). The IFP doesn’t have a Best Director …

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‘Lion’ and ‘Moonlight’ Win 39th Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Awards

The Weinstein Company’s LION and A24’s MOONLIGHT walked away with the top Audience Awards from the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, which concluded last Sunday with the film LOVING. During the festival LION‘s Nicole Kidman was on hand to receive a tribute and present her film and MOONLIGHT director Barry Jenkins was on hand to present his film for the festival’s Director’s …

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Annette Bening Tribute Set for AFI Fest, 20th Century Women to Screen

Annette Bening is set to be feted at the AFI Fest on November 16th in a tribute that will also feature a screening of her newest film, and Oscar hopeful, 20th Century Women. The film, about a bohemian family in 1979 Santa Barbara, received high praise after its debut as the Centerpiece film of the New York Film Festival last week. …

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Pablo Larraín to receive Variety International Director of the Year at 39th Mill Valley Film Festival

PABLO LARRAĺN TO RECEIVE VARIETY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 AT THE 39TH MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL   SAN RAFAEL, CA (October 3, 2016) – The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor director Pablo Larraín with the Variety International Director of the Year Award, which will be presented to him following a just announced screening of his …

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David Rubin to Produce Academy’s 2016 Governor’s Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – Casting director and producer David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. Honorary Awards will be presented to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Saturday, November 12, …

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43rd Student Academy Awards® Winners Unveiled

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards® on Thursday, September 22, in Beverly Hills. Pictured (left to right): gold medal winners Ahmad Saleh, Jimmy Keyrouz, Alicja Jasina, Maya Sarfaty, David Henry Gerson, Daphne Matziaraki and Alex Schaad.   LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored …

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