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2015 Oscars Poll: Which Five Foreign Language Film Finalists Will Be Oscar Nominated?

The finalists for the Foreign Language Film Oscar are in and not without some surprising inclusions (the Golden Globe-nominated Tangerines from Estonia) and some shocking snubs (Canada’s Mommy, Belgium’s Two Days, One Night and Turkey’s Winter Sleep). Film: Wild Tales, ARGENTINA Oscar History: 6 nominations with 2 wins. The only Latin American winning country. First time by director Damien Szifron. Since ...

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‘Into the Woods’ Out of Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar Shortlist

As shocking as it may seem for a movie with Rapunzel’s hair and wicked witch old age makeup, the Sondheim movie musical was snubbed in the announcement of the seven films that will compete for three spots on Oscar nomination morning. Other high-profile films that didn’t make the cut were The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (LOTR fatigue, ...

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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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