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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that …

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WGA Awards: ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Topline Guild Wins

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) have chosen Call Me By Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics) and Get Out (Universal) as the best screenplays of 2017. They each also earned the most screenplay wins during critics’ season in their respective categories – Adapted and Original. They enter the Oscars as favorites but Original Screenplay is a much tougher category this year and …

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Win USC Scripter Awards

Call Me By Your Name and The Handmaid’s Tale won the USC Scripter awards for film and television (respectively) last night. The University of Southern California’s USC Libraries Scripter honors adaptations and rewards both the script writer and the original author(s). For Call Me By Your Name, screenwriter James Ivory and novelist Andre Aciman were awarded; for The Handmaid’s Tale …

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2018 Oscars : 6 Observations on this year’s Animated Short Film Race

Two weeks ago, AMPAS announced its Oscar nominations in all 24 categories and like every year, there were surprises and snubs. The Animated Short Film race is one that’s rarely commented on – except when there are notable snubs or surprising inclusions. This year was no different – except that there was one big snub that had everyone truly puzzled. …

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Leads International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA, the forums-based branch of AwardsWatch) have announced their nominations for 2017 film and Call Me By Your Name leads with 13 nominations including double mentions in Supporting Actor (for Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg) and Original Song (“Mystery of Love” and “Visions of Gideon,” both from Sufjan Stevens. Phantom Thread was next with nine nominations …

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Top 15th International Cinephile Society (ICS) Winners

After a record-setting 11 nominations, Call Me By Your Name has won the International Cinephile Society’s Best Picture of 2017. The film also took top honors for Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory). Giving tremendous chase though was Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. In fact, the two films completely dominated the top …

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DGA Awards: Guilllermo del Toro is 2018 Directors Guild Winner

  The Directors Guild of America have given Guillermo del Toro their top prize, Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for his romance fantasy The Shape of Water. The film recently won the Producers Guild award and is cementing itself the Best Picture frontrunner just a month out from the Oscars. Only four movies have ever won DGA and PGA (not including …

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2018 Oscars: 7 Observations on the 2018 Foreign Language Film Race

On January 23, the Oscar nominations were revealed in all categories and as expected, there were a few surprises in the Foreign Language Film category. There were surprises, snubs and sure bets that made it in. This year’s race was one of the most interesting to follow and it looks like several important records were broken this year. Here are …

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