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134 Films to Compete for Documentary Feature Oscar

A whopping 134 films are in contention for the Documentary Feature Oscar this year. A big number to be sure, but down a bit from last year’s record of 151 features. Major contenders in the conversation amongst the Oscar predicting community are all here: CITIZENFOUR, Life Itself, The Case Against 8, Tales of the Grim Sleeper and Red Army. Tales ...

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Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris to Host 87th Academy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning and previous Emmy and Tony Awards host, will do the honors for the 87th Academy Awards for the very first time. Even for someone as seasoned at hosting as Harris is, getting the Oscars gig is a pretty big deal. We know he’s adept at keeping the energy up during lull periods of ...

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2015 Oscars POLL: Who Will Make the 9-Film Shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Oscar?

A record 83 countries have submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, besting the previous record of 76, set last year. Several first-timers are present this and they include: Mauritania, Malta, Kosovo and Panama. Although it doesn’t appear that there is any clear frontrunner, the main contenders this year look like Turkey’s Winter Sleep from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and the Palme ...

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2015 Oscars: Who Will Host the 87th Academy Awards?

It’s mid-September and the Oscar season is in its first lap with the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals wrapped up but we still don’t have any word on who the Oscar host for the 87th Academy Awards will be. Recently we’ve known as early as August and the first week of October. We know that Craig Zadan and Neil ...

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Can Julianne Moore Come Back to the Oscar Conversation with ‘Still Alice’?

  It’s been a strange year for Julianne Moore. She shocked everyone (including herself) by snagging the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars then the film was horrifically mis-managed and handed off to Focus World (an off-shoot of Focus Features) for a possible 2015 VOD release. It’s still supposed to be getting ...

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2015 Oscars: A Record 83 Countries Submit for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 83 countries have submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, besting the previous record of 76, set last year. Several first-timers are present this and they include: Mauritania, Malta, Kosovo and Panama. Although it doesn’t appear that there is any clear frontrunner, the main contenders this year look like Turkey’s Winter Sleep from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and ...

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Megan Ellison and Mads Mikkelsen

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the ...

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Campaign Regulations Announced for 87th Oscars®

A few highlights from the press release: 1. Screenings. The Academy encourages the screening of eligible films in a theatrical setting for its members. Prior to the announcement of nominations, screenings presented by or funded by film companies may be followed by a Q&A session or similar live participation by persons associated with the film. Additionally, such screenings may be ...

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