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Broken Circle Breakdown, La Grande Bellezza lead EFA nominations

  Over the weekend, the European Film Academy announced the nominations for their European Film Awards in the most important categories. While these usually don’t have much bearing on the race to Oscar, it’s still interesting to see how these pan out for some of the hopefuls in the Best Foreign Language category. Leading with five nominations for instance is ...

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Ten Animated Shorts move on

The Best Animated Short category is one of those categories that will make most people go, “Right, we’ve also got that one”, before they take a break from the Oscar ceremony. A shame, because this category often contains beautiful little gems that deserve their place in the spotlight. Today, the Academy announced the following ten titles that will advance to ...

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19 Films Eligible for the Animated Feature Oscar

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” “The Croods” “Despicable Me 2” “Epic” “Ernest and Celestine” “The Fake” “Free Birds“ “Frozen” “Khumba” “The Legend of Sarila” “A Letter to Momo” “Monsters University” “O Apóstolo” “Planes” “Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Rebellion” “Rio: 2096 A Story of Love and Fury” “The Smurfs 2” “Turbo” “The Wind Rises”

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Ridley Scott: Can He Get His Awards Mojo Back?

The Counselor appears to be one of the first big box office and critical casualties of awards season. Currently sitting at 35 % on Rotten Tomatoes and 49 on metacritic, with a tepid 8 million dollar opening weekend in North America, to call it a critical and commercial bomb would probably be understating matters. While this isn’t quite a disaster on the ...

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The International Documentary Association nominations

In what’s often a precursor the Oscar nominations, the International Documentary Association (IDA) nominations for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards have landed. The IDA will honor Oscar and Emmy-winner Alex Gibney with its Career Achievement Award; he has two films in the feature Oscar hunt this year, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” and “The Armstrong Lie.” Geralyn Dreyfous, producer ...

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8 Doc Shorts On Oscar’s 2013 Shortlist

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 40 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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Meryl Streep and the Oscars: A Very Long Love Affair

There seems to be a consensus between public opinion, critics and industry in claiming Meryl Streep as the greatest living actress on Earth. It is not without justification that Meryl has become the person with the highest number of nominations in acting categories in the history of the Oscars, receiving 17 nominations in over 30 years of a professional career, ...

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Record 76 Countries Officially Submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German ...

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The Race for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

In the race for the Foreign Language Film Oscar the countries and films submitted look to break records, barriers and history. Major players like Chile’s award-winning Gloria, Italy’s The Great Beauty and France’s surprise pick Renoir are definitely in the conversation. But the announcement that Saudi Arabia would have its first submission ever has really captured the spotlight. In a ...

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