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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2013

Yeah, it’s March but AwardsWatch has another 2013 list! It’s our Favorite Performances of 2013 and it was a hard fought, nail-biter with Oscar nominees, a shocking Oscar-winning snub, great non-English language film performances and a few other surprises. Special thanks to Vincent Teo for organizing the tournament and tabulation of the ballots and Matthew Kelley Rand for the graphics. ...

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Looking Ahead to the Next Oscar Race

With the body of the 86th Academy Awards just lowered into the ground and topped off with fresh dirt, there’s no time like the present to look forward to the 87th. Voting and predicting is already underway in the AwardsWatch Forums (as we do) for the 2014/2015 season. Foxcatcher, delayed from Winter 2013 to Fall 2014 looks to be a ...

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12 Years a Slave, McConaughey, Blanchett Win Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, famous for giving out their trophies the day before the Oscars, looked an awful lot like an Oscar preview today. After a season of minimal awards totals and eeked out Best Picture wins, 12 Years a Slave dominated today, winning Best Feature, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actress and Cinematography. The film is up for all of ...

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Gold Rush Gang: FINAL Oscar Predictions

The time has come, for you to lip sy…wait, wrong show. This is it, the final stretch before the Oscars on Sunday and with it the FINAL winner predictions from the Gold Rush Gang. What a tumultuous season it’s been. While most of our pundints agree that 12 Years a Slave will prevail in Best Picture as it did with ...

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Oscar Podcast #11: FINAL Oscar Predictions!

  In this epic Oscar podcast, recorded February 25th, 2014, Erik, Ben, Kenneth and Peter discuss their final Oscar predictions, possibly change their minds in the middle of the conversation. Meanwhile, Erik forgets 12 Years a Slave isn’t nominated for Original Score, Cate Blanchett gets unironic love from the group and one of the straight guys throws the biggest shade? Settle ...

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International Cinephile Society winners: Llewyn Davis faces Adèle

For the 11th incarnation of their awards, the iconoclasts of the International Cinephile Society actually picked quite a few films that did well with other organizations. Biggest winners were the Coen brothers (always a favorite with this group), which took home Best Picture for Inside Llewyn Davis, along with Best Actor (a shared award between Oscar Isaac and The Wolf Of ...

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2014 Emmy Rule Changes Announced: Minis and Movies Split Again

When the Television Academy announced in 2011 that they were going to merge the Made for TV Movie and Miniseries categories, it had many of us scratching our heads. Not only are both categories in full bloom of possibilities for competition, networks are freely embracing the new ‘anthology’ of shows like American Horror Story and True Detective. Thankfully, a movement ...

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AwardsWatch’s INOCA (International Online Cinema Awards) Nominations

AwardsWatch’s own awards extravaganza, the INOCAs, announced nominations for our 2013 awards with 12 Years a Slave leading the pack with 12 nominations. Gravity and Her followed with nine apiece. The INOCAs are a long-standing forum tradition where we collectively show the entire film community what really are the best movies/performances/achievements of the year. With a voting body made up ...

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Captain Phillips, Gravity Share MPSE Honors

Captain Phillips and Gravity shared the two major awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors last night, with the former taking Dialogue and ADR and the latter winning Sound Effects and Foley. At the Oscar those are combined into a single Sound Editing category and both films are competing against each other there. The split wins does little to give ...

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