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67th Cannes Film Festival Lineup Revealed

France and Canada will battle it out at the 67th Cannes Film Festival this May with both countries getting heavy representation in the Competition slate this year. Atom Egoyan’s The Captive, David Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy will represent Canada, with Jean-Luc Godard’s 3D Goodbye to Language, Michel Hazanavicius’s The Search, Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils ...

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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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HBO and Showtime Reveal 2013/2014 Emmy Category Placements

HBO and Showtime have revealed their category placements for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards and there are some head-scratchers. HBO has never been that much of a supporter of the younger folks in Game of Thrones in terms of Emmy pushes but even Jack Gleeson, after last night’s epic Purple Wedding episode, gets the shaft. He doesn’t appear in the ...

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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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Awardswatch’s Emmy Experts Predictions – March 2014

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards won’t be until July but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a pretty good idea of what’s getting in. New shows, old shows with new flare and former winners flailing are going to scramble for those noms and with the new rules in place for this year, even more will be eligible ...

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