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Marcello Mastroianni Adorns 67th Cannes Film Festival Poster

Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram taken from Federico Fellini’s 8½, which was presented in the Official Selection in 1963. In Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, we celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance ...

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Gone Girl Gets Its First Trailer and Poster

Gone Girl, the upcoming Oscar hopeful by David Fincher (The Social Network) that was featured here recently in our Contender or Pretender series, stars two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo, Good Will Hunting) and Rosamund Pike, and gets its first trailer and poster today. The story, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (and adapted by her) follows Nick Dunne ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Trash

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter. The Hopeful: Trash Directed by: Stephen Daldry Written by: Richard Curtis Starring: Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura Distributed by: Universal ...

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Worst Picture/Best Picture Series: Inchon and Gandhi (1982)

Two epic films were released in 1982 that focused on key moments in Asia in the twentieth century. Gandhi, a film about the famous Indian who helped his country gain independence from the British Empire, and Inchon, a film focusing on a key battle during the Korean War. Both films were dream projects of the filmmakers involved. INCHON and GANDHI ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Gone Girl

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter. Our installment this week takes a turn for the dark and twisted, as we tackle David Fincher’s adaptation of novel Gone Girl. The Hopeful: Gone Girl Directed ...

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Awardswatch’s Best Picture Nominee Rankings – 2000s Edition

If there’s anything Awardswatch loves as much as awards and actressing (or omg, awards for actressing!) it’s lists. What we have for you today is a COMPLETE and DEFINITIVE list of every Best Picture nominated film of the 2000s. From the loved to the reviled. From the films that were flashes in the zeitgeist pan to those that have stood ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: A Most Violent Year

Welcome back to Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter.  Having previously covered two of this year’s Oscar hopefuls about which the most is known to the public, this week we turn to a film ...

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Contender or Pretender Series: Get On Up

Welcome to the second installment of Contender or Pretender 2014, an Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter. The Hopeful: Get On Up Directed by: Tate Taylor Written by: Tate Taylor Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, ...

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Gold Rush Gang Predictions: March 2014

The first batch of predictions from the newly inducted Gold Rush Gang are ready for perusing! 2014 looks to be a fantastic and fascinating year for predictions and the list of Best Picture candidates shows that. While most of the films seem to be on the indie side there are some clear blockbusters (Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, starring the newly Oscar-ed ...

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