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New York Film Critics Love the Hustle

To the shock of nearly everyone following, David O. Russell’s American Hustle was the clear winner from today’s long slog through the awards trough giving it three major awards, including Best Picture. What seemed for many to be a season of 12 Years a Slave vs. Gravity was proven otherwise with the former getting a single mention today (albeit for …

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Best Documentary shortlist announced

In all the frenzy that was the announcement of the NYFCC awards (in fact, they’re still at it as I write this, 270 minutes into it), we would almost overlook the fact that the Best Documentary shortlist for the Oscars was announced today. No real surprises here, although it seemed like Blackfish was snubbed for a moment (an error quickly …

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Annie Award Nominations

Disney’s Frozen and Monsters University (with Pixar) rule nominations with 10 apiece The International Animated Film Society unveiled their nomination for the 41st Annie Awards today. The organization hands out awards in a large number of categories, so a quick nomination count is in order, before you delve into what got nominated where. Disney and Pixar trump all, with Frozen …

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18th International Press Academy (formerly the Golden Satellites) nominations

12 Years a Slave and Gravity dominate the IPA awards nominations The International Press Academy (IPA) is an entertainment media association with voting members worldwide who represent domestic and foreign markets via print, television, radio, blogs, and other content platforms for virtually every notable outlet. Each year the IPA honors artistic excellence in the areas of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, …

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Gold Rush Gang: New York Film Critics Circle Preview and Predictions

Awards season is upon us and AwardsWatch is at the forefront of expert predictions starting right here with the 79th New York Film Critics Circle. Among the oldest critics groups in the country, the NYFCC recently began trumping the National Board of Review as the first critics group out of the gate. Known for volatile and vocal infighting with their …

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Independent Spirit Award Nominations: Fruit Fails, All is Lost Sails

  The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations have been announced and with them came expected nominations and some shocking snubs. Oscar favorite 12 Years a Slave leads the pack this morning with seven nominations. Fruitvale Station, an expected favorite here, failed to make the grade with just a handful of nominations. Interestingly, while Fruitvale‘s Octavia Spencer was on hand …

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A Look Back: What AwardsWatch Was Predicting a Year Ago

As we about to embark on the nonstop train that is the awards season, I took a look back at where AwardsWatch (then still AwardsDaily Forums) was in their predictions prowess. This was before any industry nominations or critics’ bodies had bestowed their awards and everything we had was based on buzz and intuition. What you’ll find are some spot …

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Oscars: Live Action Film Short(list) – 10 Advance

“Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” Esteban Crespo, director (Producciones Africanauan) “Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything),” Xavier Legrand, director, and Alexandre Gavras, producer (KG Productions) “Dva (Two),” Mickey Nedimovic, director, and Henner Besuch, director of photography (Filoufilm Dani Barsch) “Helium,” Anders Walter, director, and Kim Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions) “Kush,” Shubhashish Bhutiani, director …

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