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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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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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