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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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The 8th Annual AwardsWatch Gold Rush Contest

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With the awards season nearly upon us, it’s time to kick off yet another installment of the AwardsWatch Gold Rush! For those unfamiliar with Gold Rush, it consists of 29 competitions staggered throughout the awards season, in which AW’s finest will put their powers of prediction to the test. Should you choose to participate, you will be asked to predict ...

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Gorgeous New Photos from ‘The Revenant’


I missed posting these earlier this week but a new batch of truly gorgeous and breathtaking photos from The Revenant popped up. Two-time Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki looks to be shoring up a possible third in a row (which would be an Academy record) with visuals that evoke his work in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life with their beauty and ...

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Oscar Shortlist of 10 Doc Shorts Announced includes 50 Feet from Syria, Minerita

50 Feet from Syria, one of 10 Doc Shorts to make the Oscar Shortlist

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 88th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 74 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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124 Documentary Features Submitted for 2015 OSCAR® Race

Amy, one of 124 films up for consideration for Best Documentary Feature at The Oscars

  A whopping 124 films have been submitted for consideration for Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards.®  They include high-profile releases like Amy, the profile of singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse; The Wolfpack; A Brave Heart: The Lizze Velasquez Story; He Named Me Malala, Cartel Land and two films by Academy-Award winner Alex Gibney; Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of ...

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Chris Rock is your host for the Oscars


It’s official; Chris Rock will return to the Academy Awards to host the 2016 Oscars. He famously hosted the 2005 show, in which he roasted the Academy for its lack of diversity in its acting nominations and looking at the list of potentials and likely nominees this year he should have a lot to rant about. Even a cursory glance ...

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