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Megan Ellison: From Heiress to Oscar Winner (Well, in March)

Double Oscar nominee Megan Ellison. Following up her Oscar nomination last year for producing Zero Dark Thirty, that’s how she can be referred to as of this morning. Both American Hustle and Her netted Best Picture mentions with Ellison as a producer. With Hustle now the odds-on favorite to win that moniker could change on March 2nd to Oscar-winner Megan …

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Jennifer Lawrence: This Girl is On Fire

Jennifer Lawrence made Oscar history today by becoming the youngest person to garner three Academy Award nominations (she’s just 23) and the youngest to get a nomination after a win.  Her performance in American Hustle currently stands as the 5th most rewarded so far this season (just behind Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto and Cate Blanchett), including winning the …

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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Nominations: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips and Gravity Sound Good

Los Angeles—January 15, 2014—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces nominees for the 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards in feature film categories. Nominees represent the work of the world’s most talented film editors and their contributions to the best films of the past year. Nominations for television, animation and computer entertainment categories will be announced on Friday, January 17th. “2013 …

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Gold Rush Gang FINAL Oscar Nomination Predictions

It’s all come down to this. With the 11 members of AwardsWatch’s Gold Rush Gang this year you’ll find quite a bit of unity in many categories, or at least 4/5 of the possible nominees. But, a few of our gang have really broken from the pack, sometimes being the lone vote in a category. Long choosing Blue Jasmine in …

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Nominations

  GALECA, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (of which yours truly is a voting member) revealed their nominations for film and television today. While the group has a focus on gay and lesbian film and television the Film of the Year nominees rank from Oscar fare like David O. Russell’s American Hustle to Xavier Dolan’s trans masterpiece Laurence …

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Visual Effects Society (VES) 2014 Film Nominations: Also the Number of Nominations Given Out By the VES

Gravity Leads the Feature Film Nominations; Frozen and The Croods are Top Animated Film Contenders Los Angeles (January 14, 2014) – Today, the Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, announced the nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video …

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Oscar Podcast #9: January 14, 2014

  Erik and Kenneth dish to the death in this epic Oscar podcast that covers the Golden Globe winners and our final (sort of) Oscar nomination predictions for this Thursday. Hold onto your wigs, ’cause it’s a long one.

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Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Nominations

Los Angeles, Tuesday, January 14 2014 — The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 50th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2013 in six categories. “It is exciting that, as we celebrate 50 years of the CAS, there has been an abundance of outstanding sound mixing in film and television this past year,” said CAS President David …

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DGA Picks Its Top Five Doc Directors

The Director’s Guild of America has chosen the top five directors of documentary feature films for 2013 and they feature first-timers and old hats. The five finalists are also among the 15 shortlisted docs eligible for an Oscar nomination on Thursday. “The five documentary filmmakers nominated today have made powerful films exploring humanity in all its complications,” said DGA president …

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