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The Breadwinner, Coco, Mary and the Witch’s Flower Among 26 Animated Features Eligible for the Oscars

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. While many were perceived as contenders before the announcement, a handful of new titles appeared on today’s list including Napping Princess and Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale while other titles, like Lu Over the Wall and Nutjob 2: Nutty ...

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‘Chasing Coral,’ Gaga: Five Foot Two,’ ‘Kedi,’ ‘Whose Streets?’ Among 170 Documentary Features submitted for Oscars

LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” “Aida’s Secrets” “Al Di Qua” “All the Rage” “All These Sleepless Nights” “AlphaGo” “The American Media and the Second Assassination of President John F. ...

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu to receive special Oscar for virtual reality installation “CARNE y ARENA

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Wednesday (October 25) to present a Special Award – an Oscar® statuette – to director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation, “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible),” in recognition of a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling. “The Governors of the Academy are proud to ...

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Winners Announced for 2017 Student Academy Awards®

ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards®competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join ...

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Venice Film Festival: Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sam Rockwell, Hong Chau Spark Oscar Buzz

The Venice Film Festival isn’t over – but four standout supporting performances are already getting considerable buzz. From The Shape of Water to Three Billboards to Downsizing, these four performances feature actors and actresses at the top of their game and Oscar clips that had everyone talking. Three of these four performances are male – only one supporting actress delivered ...

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Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnès Varda to receive Honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray ...

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Is Judi Dench a lock for a Best Actress nomination for Victoria and Abdul?

Stephen Frears’ new film Victoria and Abdul premiered at the Venice Film Festivals and the reviews – including ours – were mixed. The film features a powerful performance by Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, which comes as no surprise given how consistent Dench is, but the story suffers from a misguided tone and a miscast co-lead that drags the film into a caricature version ...

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