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Why Universal Should Give a Serious Awards Push to ‘Get Out’

The ink has barely dried on the last awards season, but only two months into the new year and we already have a potential contender for next year’s awards season. Currently, there’s a heavy emphasis on that “potential,” because in many ways the film doesn’t resemble your standard awards contender. It’s a February wide release. It belongs to a genre ...

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WATCH: The Speeches from the 2017 Oscar Winners

Undoubtedly, nothing will be able to top the reveal of Best Picture…and then the reveal of the actual Best Picture winner from this year’s Oscars but it doesn’t (or shouldn’t) overshadow the wins and speeches from Viola Davis to Mahershala Ali to Anousheh Ansari accepting the award for Foreign Language Film for Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman. Here are the speeches ...

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2017 Oscars: Stats, Facts and Trivia and the Million Dollar Baby Connection

Despite the truly bizarre ending of the wrong film initially being announced as Best Picture, last night’s Oscars was filled with lots of streaks that held true, some that broke and history made. Here are some of the statistics, facts, and trivia about the winners and losers of the 89th Academy Awards.   Broken Streaks, Broken Records and Firsts La La ...

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89th Academy Award Winners: Moonlight Upsets La La La for Best Picture

MOONLIGHT won the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, one of its three wins of eight nominations. But it wasn’t met without a period of confusion as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the winner. It turns out Beatty and Dunaway, who announced the winner, was given the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the ...

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2017 Oscars: What the Official Order of Awards Presentation Might Tell Us

The official order of presentation for tonight’s Oscars is here and there are some very strategically placed awards, it seems. One Supporting usually kicks things off and tonight is no different. This one, however, will unfold one of the night’s biggest mysteries. Both screenplay awards are way at the end, which is a bit unusual. Sound Editing and Mixing is near ...

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‘Elle’ and Xavier Dolan take top honors at 42nd César Awards

The French version of the Oscars, the César Awards, were held today and Paul Verhoeven’s Elle came away with Best Film and Best Actress for Isabelle Huppert. Huppert is Oscar-nominated for her role in Elle. Canada’s Xavier Dolan was also a big winner for his film It’s Only the End of the World. He won Best Director and Best Editing ...

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2017 Oscars: If I Picked the Oscar Winners

This will be the inaugural year of ‘If I Picked the Oscars,’ where I will choose from the given nominees and reveal who I think should win. Most of these will come as no surprise to anyone that knows me or follows me. I have an affinity for Moonlight and Isabelle Huppert so that they’re both nominated makes some of ...

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2016

It’s time for the annual 50 Favo(u)rite Performances list from AwardsWatch and this year features actors with multiple film mentions and films with two, three and even gets four performances making the cut. The voting begins in the forums in phases of nominations that create a shortlist from which the final nominee list is produced. From that group a ranked list ...

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La La Land, Hidden Figures, The Crown Score 2017 Costume Designers Guild Wins

  Mary Zophres was double-nominated in two different categories (Contemporary for La La Land, where she won and Period for Hail, Caesar!) and Colleen Atwood is also nominated twice but in the same category – Fantasy (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children). Atwood lost both of her bids to Alexandra Byrne for ...

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