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2016 Oscars: Is Sally Field About to Crash the Best Actress Race?

We’ve got a new entry in the Best Actress race for next year’s Oscars and it’s two-time Oscar winner Sally Field. Her performance in Hello, My Name is Doris drew raves and standing ovations at SXSW this weekend, prompting many of us to look at the real potential for Field to crash the Best Actress race just three years after ...

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, ...

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2015 Oscars: Show Details and Presenters for the 87th Academy Awards

Info is starting to pour in daily about the details and presenters of the 87th Academy Awards and you can check back here for all of it. OFFICIAL Presenters List: Marion Cotillard Benedict Cumberbatch Meryl Streep Oprah Winfrey Reese Witherspoon Octavia Spencer Josh Hutcherson Zoe Saldana Scarlett Johansson Kerry Washington John Travolta Jennifer Aniston Sienna Miller Chris Pratt David Oyelowo ...

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2015 Oscars: Oscar Nominee Reactions from The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Sony Pictures Classics

Here are a handful of Oscar nominee reactions from the films The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything plus Sony Pictures Classics and more. THE IMITATION GAME Maria Djurkovic, production design nominee for The Imitation Game: “I am thrilled and delighted by this tremendous honour. Filmmaking is such a collaboration and to have so many of my colleagues on this ...

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2015 Oscars: What’s In An Age?

Thanks to AW forum member stage_star for this rundown of age stats for this year (and last year’s) nominees. BEST DIRECTOR Oldest nominee: Richard Linklater, age 51 (last year: Martin Scorsese, age 71) Youngest nominee: Wes Anderson, age 45 (last year: Steve McQueen, age 44) Average age: 49 (last year: 55) Returning winners: – None Returning nominees:  Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Bennett Miller First time ...

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The Oscar Race: Can The Imitation Game Beat Boyhood?

A funny thing happened with the Oscar nominations this morning. The Grand Budapest Hotel racked up a bunch of mentions in all major and tech categories, except no acting nods. Birdman also grabbed a ton, including three acting nominations, but not one for Film Editing. Boyhood got six; Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Film Editing and both Supporting categories. Then The ...

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2015 Oscars: Are You a Hat or a Shoe? The Race for the 5th Spot

It seems like it happens almost every year; the main precursors announce their nominations in the acting categories and we can see the future of the Academy Awards. Or do we? New frontrunners emerge or existing ones maintain or build on their buzz, hype and lead. Our picture of the final five becomes clearer but in almost every category remains ...

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