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2017 Oscars: 91 Original Songs Vie for the Academy Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th Academy Awards®. While most films played it smart by only submitting two or three entries (only two songs can be nominated from …

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2017 Oscars: Eagle Huntress, 13TH, O.J.: Made in America, I Am Not Your Negro in Contention for the Documentary Feature Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category. While films like O.J.: Made in America, 13TH, The Ivory Game and Life, Animated were all expected to land in final …

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Jimmy Kimmel is your 2017 Oscars Host

After the longest period before the announcement of an Oscars host in recent memory, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have chosen ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to host the event for the first time. The official announcement, to be made shortly, comes after a long and nail-biting wait. De Luca and Todd as producers was also a very late announcement …

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How the National Board of Review can pave the way to Oscar

The National Board of Review is the traditional kick-off of awards season. It starts to put to rest all of the early (and super early) predictions we’ve been making since, well, the day after the last Oscars ceremony. But the NBR isn’t some great bellwether for Best Picture, be it winner or nominees. Quite often the barely match up. What …

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2017 Oscars: 10 Animated Shorts Advance to Oscar Contention

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Blind Vaysha,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) “Borrowed …

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2017 Oscars: 10 Live Action Shorts Advance to Oscar Contention

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Bon Voyage,” Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, …

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