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Cannes Unveils ‘Wonderstruck,’ the First Oscar Player of the Festival

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has just kicked off and the new film from Todd Haynes, Wonderstruck, was first out of the gate and gives us the festival’s first Oscar player. The first reviews and reactions were overall positive, if not the glowing and rapturous reviews that greeted Haynes’ Carol two years ago. But, as we saw, the best of ...

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Major Rule Changes for Docs and Animation Coming to 90th Oscars

  In what can only be described as a major backlash, the Academy just announced some big changes in the Documentary and Animated Feature categories as well as Music, Best Picture, and campaigning. In Documentary: Had this rule been in place last season, it would have likely made the Oscar-winning O.J.: Made in America ineligible. Even though the documentary branch ...

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Academy Announces Key Dates for 90th Oscars®

THE ACADEMY AND ABC ANNOUNCE KEY DATES FOR 90TH OSCARS® THE OSCARS AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK OSCARS DATES SELECTED FOR 2019, 2020 AND 2021   LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 90th Oscars®. The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC ...

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The Oscars Still Has a Woman Problem

  Hidden Figures was the top-grossing Best Picture nominee this year but 2004’s Million Dollar Baby is still the last Best Picture winner to be fronted by a woman This year’s Oscars, both in nominations and wins, saw a breakthrough in non-white talent in front of and behind the camera. From Moonlight to Fences to Hidden Figures, the diversity pledge ...

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Why Universal Should Give a Serious Awards Push to ‘Get Out’

The ink has barely dried on the last awards season, but only two months into the new year and we already have a potential contender for next year’s awards season. Currently, there’s a heavy emphasis on that “potential,” because in many ways the film doesn’t resemble your standard awards contender. It’s a February wide release. It belongs to a genre ...

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89th Academy Award Winners: Moonlight Upsets La La La for Best Picture

MOONLIGHT won the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, one of its three wins of eight nominations. But it wasn’t met without a period of confusion as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the winner. It turns out Beatty and Dunaway, who announced the winner, was given the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as the ...

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2017 Oscars: What the Official Order of Awards Presentation Might Tell Us

The official order of presentation for tonight’s Oscars is here and there are some very strategically placed awards, it seems. One Supporting usually kicks things off and tonight is no different. This one, however, will unfold one of the night’s biggest mysteries. Both screenplay awards are way at the end, which is a bit unusual. Sound Editing and Mixing is near ...

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