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Wolf of Wall Street trailer #2 arrives, 2013 release confirmed

Paramount has released the second official trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street. While this is exciting in its own right, what’s even more exciting for those who follow the Oscar race is that now, finally, Paramount has released a statement that, yes, this film will be released in 2013 (on Christmas Day, to be precise), so ...

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AwardsWatch’s Top 25 Horror Films of All Time

One thing a horror film director will never be accused of: directing Oscarbait. While the genre isn’t completely unrepresented in the history of the Academy Awards, it would probably be fair to say that it is underrepresented. But who can blame AMPAS, really? Even devoted fans of the genre and defenders of pulp probably shrug or cringe at the subpar ...

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The International Documentary Association nominations

In what’s often a precursor the Oscar nominations, the International Documentary Association (IDA) nominations for the 2013 IDA Documentary Awards have landed. The IDA will honor Oscar and Emmy-winner Alex Gibney with its Career Achievement Award; he has two films in the feature Oscar hunt this year, “We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks” and “The Armstrong Lie.” Geralyn Dreyfous, producer ...

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40 Becomes 8 for the Documentary Short Subject Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 86th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 40 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers ...

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Could Universal’s Oscar History Save or Sink Rush?

Between its middling domestic box office and complete overshadowing by more critically and commercial successful Gravity and Captain Phillips, Rush has almost completely disappeared from people’s minds. It’s not like people didn’t like the film. It currently holds a 75 on Metacritic with five perfect scores, an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes (with nearly 200 reviews in), and on IMDB it ...

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151 Documentaries Qualify for Oscar

In an astounding increase of 20% from last year, the eligibility for the Documentary Feature Film Oscar has risen to 151 year. Screeners for all 151 films are in the hands of voters, including frontrunners Blackfish, The Art of Killing, Stories We Tell and 20 Feet From Stardom. Although we’ve seen year after year many frontrunners and even expected winners ...

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Hot Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has arrived and in classic Anderson fashion, it’s filled with color, humor, fabulous costuming and production design and a vast cast of Anderson regulars (Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman) as well as first-timers Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Jude ...

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Record 76 Countries Officially Submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German ...

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Oscar at 2013’s Box Office

Since the Best Picture lineup was expanded to include more than 5 films four years ago, we have seen a couple of different scenarios: in 2010 and 2012, films rode awards buzz and their general good word-of-mouth to achieve some of the most impressive box office runs in the past decade, while for 2009 and 2011, the race generated relatively ...

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