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2018 Oscars: First Presenters Announced including Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis

The first presenters for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced including three of last year’s acting winners: Emma Stone (Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land), Mahershala Ali (Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight) and Viola Davis (Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences). The presenters, including past Oscar® winners and nominees, are Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, …

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Academy to End Paper Ballots for Oscars Next Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that this will be the last year that Oscar voters will be using paper ballots to submit their choices for the Academy Awards. Starting next year, Academy members will be required to vote electronically, putting them in line with the Television Academy (the Emmys) and the Recording Academy (the Grammys) …

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Listen to all five Original Song Oscar nominees

The five songs nominated for the Original Song Oscar range from quiet melodies of yearning to rousing anthems of confidence and hope. There are first time nominees (Sufjan Stevens, Mary J. Blige), previous Oscar winners (Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and Kirsten Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez) and one of the most-nominated in this category without a win (Diane Warren). Kaela …

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2018 Oscars: The Snubs, the Surprises, the Facts and the Stats

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced and what, did you not expect some shocking snubs and surprise nominations? Well, this is the fun part. Breaking down the nominations to find the breakthroughs, the firsts, the records and the cause for celebration. Plus, we can get rid of some of the pesky stats that plague Oscar predicting! …

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90th Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, just one shy of the record. Dunkirk was next with 8, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread with 6 and Lady Bird with 5. Check out The Snubs, the Surprises, the Facts and the Stats. Here are the 2018 Oscar nominations for the 90th Academy Awards. Best Picture CALL ME BY YOUR NAME …

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90th Oscar Nominations Return to Live Announcement

90th Oscars® Nominations Announcement Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:22 a.m. PST/8:22 a.m. EST/1:22 p.m. GMT/9:22 p.m. CST After last year’s not very well-received pre-taped announcement of the 89th Oscar nominations, this year returns to a two-part live announcement.. The 90th Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation on Tuesday, January 23, via global live stream …

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Interview: THE WOUND Director John Trengove Talks FLF Oscar Shortlist and How His Debut Feature Became a Remarkable and Timely Film

Back in October, we watched John Trengove’s debut feature THE WOUND at the BFI London Film Festival and we were truly stunned, moved and impressed by this fascinating film that transported us to a world rarely seen on screen. Immediately, the film jumped into third place in our Foreign Language Film predictions in October and has maintained its strong position …

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2018 Oscars: Can you get an acting Oscar nomination with no precursors?

  The short answer? Yes. It’s happened quite a bit, actually. In all but three of the last 14 years we’ve had at least one name announced on Oscar nomination morning that didn’t land any major precursor, those precursors being Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA. While we still have BAFTA to announce their nominations (January 9th) …

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Interview: Ann Marie Fleming on why WINDOW HORSES is one of the year’s most timely animated features in the Oscar race

At a time where multiple nations are battling xenophobia and striving to achieve tolerance and cultural exchange, Asian-Canadian filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming brings an animated marvel, Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming, that couldn’t have come at a more interesting time. Hollywood at large, and the animation industry specifically, is trying to have a better representation of …

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2018 Oscars: 341 Feature Films in contention for Best Picture Oscar®

Three hundred forty-one feature films are eligible for the 2017 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 90th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length …

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