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

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  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®

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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 fronted by a woman

  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’

Get Out is a critical and box office smash and deserves a real awards push

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

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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

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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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2017 Oscars: Final Slate of Presenters Including: Meryl Streep, Faye Dunaway, Jennifer Aniston, Octavia Spencer

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JENNIFER ANISTON, JASON BATEMAN, WARREN BEATTY, SOFIA BOUTELLA, MATT DAMON, FAYE DUNAWAY, MICHAEL J. FOX, RYAN GOSLING, SALMA HAYEK, TARAJI P. HENSON, DEV PATEL, SETH ROGEN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, MERYL STREEP AND VINCE VAUGHN ANNOUNCED AS FINAL SLATE OF 89TH OSCARS® PRESENTERS  LOS ANGELES, CA – Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for ...

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Tony and Grammy-winning star Cynthia Erivo to perform at Oscars Governors Ball

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Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 26. She will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries. A U.K. native, Erivo made her Broadway debut starring as ’Celie’ in the critically acclaimed revival of “The ...

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