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68th Directors Guild Sets Awards for February 6th, 2016

The 68th Directors Guild of America has set its annual awards ceremony for Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for Birdman this year. Check out all event updates on our Awards Calendar here. Advertisements

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2016 Oscars: Is Sally Field About to Crash the Best Actress Race?

We’ve got a new entry in the Best Actress race for next year’s Oscars and it’s two-time Oscar winner Sally Field. Her performance in Hello, My Name is Doris drew raves and standing ovations at SXSW this weekend, prompting many of us to look at the real potential for Field to crash the Best Actress race just three years after …

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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Winners: Top Pick is Under the Skin Flick

Oscars, Schmoscars, The AwardsWatch INOCAs (International Online Cinema Awards) winners have been announced! Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was the big winner, taking seven awards. It began with a field-best nine nominations,  only losing Film Editing and Original Score. All while being infamously snubbed in Best Picture. Under the Skin won Best Picture and Best Score, Marion Cotillard (Two …

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, …

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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014

The ballots are in and the list is here. Once again, thanks to alilou for compiling the votes and for the really fabulous graphics. Leading up to the top 50 list: • 68 ballots were received during this round of voting (Phase II) • To avoid ties when they happened, the edge was given to those who appeared in more …

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30th Independent Spirit Award WINNERS: Man Beats Boy

Birdman won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, besting favorite Boyhood, which managed wins for director Richard Linklater and Supporting Female for Patricia Arquette. The rest of the acting categories went as expected, to Michael Keaton for Best Male Lead, Julianne Moore for Best Female Lead and J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Male. Moore, Simmons and Arquette are all …

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68th Cannes Film Festival News

PRESIDENT(S) Oscar-winning writers/producers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen will be presidents of the 68th edition of the festival. It’s the first time two people will head the jury. The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes JURY Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain) Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France) Sienna Miller (Actress – United Kingdom) Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali) …

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