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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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2018 Oscars: ‘Bright,’ ‘Victoria and Abdul,’ ‘I, Tonya’ among finalists in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced today that seven films remain in competition for the Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar, among them are a few eye-openers. Netflix’s Bright, which debuts on the streaming service December 22nd made a surprise showing here. The $90M dollar blockbuster is pushing the boundaries for the streamer and certainly features some classically ...

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2018 Oscars: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk’ Among 141 Scores Eligible for Original Score Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title: “Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel, composer “All I See Is You,” ...

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2018 Oscars: 70 Songs from ‘Coco,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘The Greatest Showman’ and more to Compete for Original Song Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 70 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song ...

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‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Okja,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ Among 10 Films in the Hunt for the Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alien: Covenant” “Blade Runner 2049” “Dunkirk” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Kong: Skull Island” “Okja” “The Shape of Water” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ...

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2018: Foreign Language Film Shortlist: ‘The Square,’ ‘In the Fade’ In; ‘BPM,’ Angelina Jolie Snubbed

The nine films that will compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar have been revealed and it’s never without huge surprises. While many films, such as Russia’s Loveless, Israel’s Foxtrot and Germany’s In the Fade made the cut, high-profile films BPM (from France) and Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father (from Cambodia) did not find themselves on the shortlist. ...

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2018 Oscars: 10 Films Advance in Live Action Short Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®.  A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “DeKalb Elementary,” Reed Van Dyk, director (UCLA) “The Eleven O’Clock,” ...

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