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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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The Best Picture Oscar race in Venice so far – who has the best shot?

Three major American films backed by key studios were unveiled this week at the Venice Film Festival with several more films to go. Downsizing kicked off the festival on a polarizing note, The Shape of Water had all the buzz and Suburbicon split critics and audiences. Here’s how the Best Picture Oscar chances of all 3 films look at the moment… Best Picture In the Oscar ...

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2018 Oscars: Submission Deadlines for Next Year’s Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today published its list of upcoming submission deadlines for 90th Academy Awards® consideration. Submissions for individual categories and the General Entry/Official Screen Credits (OSC) form are due by 5 p.m. PT on the following dates: Documentary Short Subject Friday, September 1 Documentary Feature Wednesday, September 20 Animated Short ...

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2018 Oscars: FULL LIST of Foreign Language Film Oscar Submissions

Just like last year with My Life as a Zucchini, Switzerland is again the first official Foreign Language Film Oscar submission of the year. The film is about a group of women in a small Swiss village who band together and campaign for the right to vote, undeterred by the retaliations of their conservative neighbors. The deadline for submission is October 2, ...

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