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2015 Oscars: 114 Original Scores Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that 114 original scores are eligible in the Original Score category for the 87th Academy Awards, the same number that qualified last year. A few high-profile films with scores deemed ineligible are Birdman, Foxcatcher, Whiplash and Wild. Composer Alexandre Desplat leads with five eligible films, Christophe Beck has four. The ...

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2015 Oscars: 79 Original Songs Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that 79 songs are eligible for the Original Song Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards, up just a bit from 75 last year. That is, barring another “Alone, Yet Not Alone” controversy. But with Christian Mingle: The Movie with no submitted songs, that’s probably not happening. There is a song ...

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2015 Oscars: 323 Films Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

323 feature films have qualified for the 87th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed on Friday. The rules are pretty clear for Oscar eligibility. To be eligible, films must have played in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, Dec. 31, and have a run of at least seven consecutive days. Also, the running time must ...

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2015 Oscars: 10 Films Qualify for Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy announced on Friday that ten films have advanced in the Visual Effects Oscar category. Notably missing are Edge of Tomorrow, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings. The list: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Godzilla Guardians of the Galaxy The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar Maleficent ...

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2015 Oscars: 10 Live Action Shorts make the shortlist in the 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 87th Academy Awards®. One hundred forty-one pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films, listed alphabetically and including director and production company: Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Chasis ...

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Stunning new stills from ‘Unbroken’ by 11-time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins

We’ve got some new (and a few previously seen) stills from Angelina Jolie’s Oscar hopeful Unbroken for you, featuring arguably some of Roger Deakin’s best work ever. The cinematographer has been nominated 11 times for the Oscar (including dual nominations in 2008 for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Best Picture winner No Country for ...

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SELMA Trailer and Poster

At long last we have the first trailer and poster for highly anticipated Oscar hopeful Selma, from director Ava DuVernay. The film, which details a three-month period in 1965 as Martin Luther King Jr. (played by David Oyelowo of The Butler) marches on Selma, Alabama for equal voting rights has gone through many hands before it reached DuVernay’s. Big names ...

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These New ‘Into the Woods’ Character Posters are Truly Moving

With Disney going into full gear with the marketing for its hopeful Christmas blockbuster and potential Oscar nominee Into the Woods, we have 10 gorgeous new character posters that play with the eye just a bit as backgrounds move. With the final trailer due tomorrow, the debut of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical as a feature film is both highly ...

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2015 Oscars: 20 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar®

LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Big name films include Disney’s Big Hero 6 (opening this weekend), Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls. The submitted films, in alphabetical order, are: Big Hero 6 The Book of Life The ...

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2015 Oscars: Box Office and November Releases – Interstellar, The Theory of Everything & The Imitation Game

Continuing our series that began last month, Jonathan Boehle investigates what the November box office holds for the month’s crop of Oscar contenders, including a major frontrunner in The Weinstein Company‘s $7M gamble and main horse in the race, The Imitation Game. Looking back at his October predictions, Jonathan underestimated Gone Girl just a bit and heavily overestimated Men, Women ...

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