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305 Films to Compete for 2016 Oscars

305 films have been deemed eligible to compete for the 2016 Oscars, down from 323 last year. For the full list go here. To be eligible, a film must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31st, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. The Academy defines a feature film as one ...

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74 Original Songs Vie for 2016 OSCAR®: Love & Mercy Song Doesn’t Qualify

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title: “Happy” from “Altered Minds” “Home” from “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” “None Of Them Are You” from “Anomalisa” “Stem To The Rose” from “Becoming Bulletproof” “The Mystery Of Your Gift” from “Boychoir” ...

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2016 Oscars: SAG/GG Post-Mortem and Michael Shannon?

  With the two major critics groups (LAFCA and NYFCC), the National Board of Review (NBR), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and now The Golden Globes having had their say on winners and nominees for 2015 films it’s time to where things are. I’ll do another post-mortem once the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) and ...

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2016 OSCARS: 20 Films in the Running for Visual Effects Oscar incl. Star Wars, Jurassic World, Mad Max

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Ant-Man” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” “Bridge of Spies” “Chappie” “Everest” “Ex Machina” “Furious 7” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” ...

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10 LIVE ACTION and ANIMATED Shorts Advance in 2016 OSCAR® Race

  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Ave Maria,” Basil ...

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Watch the Astonishing First Trailer for ‘Anomalisa’

  We’ve had a few glimpses of Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion film Anomalisa and now we have the full trailer and it’s a stunner. Melancholy yet beautiful, it’s just what one would expect from the mind that created Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich. The film is co-directed by Duke Johnson (Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole) and ...

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