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New Trailer and Poster for Iran’s Oscar Entry ‘The Salesman’


From award-winning writer/director Asghar Farhadi (The Oscar-winning A SEPARATION, THE PAST, ABOUT ELLY, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY) comes a masterful, intimate and suspenseful new drama, THE SALESMAN, Iran’s official Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Winner of the Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) and Best Screenplay (Farhadi) awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film also screened as a Special Presentation during the ...

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Fences Screens; Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Soar Up Oscar Charts


The response to this weekend’s first official screening of Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis (and directed by Washington), was one of great anticipation. As one of the very few films left to be seen by critics, pundits and/or guild and Academy members, it’s been a source of conversation within the Oscar pundit community since it’s announcement earlier this ...

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Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to Produce 2017 Oscars

CENTURY CITY, CA - JANUARY 23:  Producers Guild Of America co-Chairs Michael De Luca (L) and Jennifer Todd speak onstage at the 27th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 23, 2016 in Century City, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

After the longest period before an announcement in recent history, it was confirmed this morning (after Variety reported negotiations yesterday) that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have officially signed on to produce the 89th Academy Awards. De Luca and Todd are co-chairs for the Producers Guild Awards and had earlier said the commitment to the PGA would not give ...

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2017 Oscars: 70 Animated Shorts Contend for Shortlist of Ten

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A longlist of 70 animated short films contending for the Academy Award has been revealed by Cartoon Brew, including their top picks, synopsis, and trailers. This is a significant jump from last year’s total (60) and a continuing trend in this category. Back in 2010 only 33 films qualified. This is not the “official” list from the Academy, that comes in November. ...

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2017 Oscars: 145 Films Submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar


LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Over a dozen entries are currently available for streaming on Netflix, including 13th, Amanda Knox, Audrie & Daisy, Colliding Dreams, Hooligan Sparrow and Our Last Tango. Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, was this year’s Oscar winner. Check out ...

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10 Documentary Short Subject contenders on Oscar’s shortlist

White Helmets is currently available on Netflix

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The ...

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John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King and Alia Shawkat to Perform Live Read at 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Presentation

The actors will perform a live read of the five winning scripts at the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actors John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King and Alia Shawkat will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Effie Brown ...

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2017 Oscars: 85 Countries Will Compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

From left; Neruda (Chile), The Salesman (Iran), Toni Erdmann (Germany), Land of Mine (Denmark) and Elle (France)

  LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant. This marks the 60th anniversary of the Foreign Language Film category. You can hop over to our Foreign Language Film submission watch list for more details like trivia, Oscar history per country, distributor ...

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David Rubin to Produce Academy’s 2016 Governor’s Awards


LOS ANGELES, CA – Casting director and producer David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. Honorary Awards will be presented to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Saturday, November 12, ...

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