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Critics’ Choice Awards, or how 12YAS did well in the wrong place

In the wake of the Oscar nomination, the Broadcast Film Critics Association held their annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards last night. One can question their usefulness in predicting the Oscars now that they were held after the nominations were revealed, especially since 12 Years A Slave, which underperformed on nomination morning, did comparatively well here, winning Best Picture, Best Supporting …

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Megan Ellison: From Heiress to Oscar Winner (Well, in March)

Double Oscar nominee Megan Ellison. Following up her Oscar nomination last year for producing Zero Dark Thirty, that’s how she can be referred to as of this morning. Both American Hustle and Her netted Best Picture mentions with Ellison as a producer. With Hustle now the odds-on favorite to win that moniker could change on March 2nd to Oscar-winner Megan …

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Jennifer Lawrence: This Girl is On Fire

Jennifer Lawrence made Oscar history today by becoming the youngest person to garner three Academy Award nominations (she’s just 23) and the youngest to get a nomination after a win.  Her performance in American Hustle currently stands as the 5th most rewarded so far this season (just behind Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto and Cate Blanchett), including winning the …

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AwardsWatch’s Best Films of 2013

Onto 2014, where we will look forward to many new releases coming out this year. AW has taken this opportunity to provide staff member’s top ten films of last year. We know these lists don’t mean anything, it’s just a bit of fun. That’s why we’re doing it, that and its our inaugural best of list.

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ICS nominations: Who the hell is Anton Adasinsky?

And now for something completely different? That old Monty Python classic was on our mind as we perused the nominations revealed today by the International Cinephile Society for their 11th ICS Awards. Known for always making the most idiosyncratic picks of the awards season, they sure don’t disappoint this year. Where else would Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways pick up six …

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Critics societies roundup 7

Also known as 'the stragglers'. Or 'the organizations that can't be bothered to design a logo' (we're looking at you, Iowa and Oklahoma!). But still, critics organizations they are, so we will round them up and present their choices, for this last roundup before this week's Oscar nominations. Georgia picked their winners a few days after announcing their nominees, while …

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ACE Eddie Nominations:

12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Captain Phillips continued their domination of the guild awards nominations with nods from the American Cinema Editors guild today. They’re competing in the Dramatic category with Gravity and somewhat surprise nominees Her and Saving Mr. Banks. Rush was seen as a favorite here but missed out. It’s still a contender for an Oscar …

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USC Scripter nominations: Who Maisie Surprised

Well, us. And you as well, probably. The University of Southern California chose its annual five for the USC Scripter award, honoring both the original authors and the screenwriters who adapted them. What’s interesting to note is, and this is in part due to the WGA’s myriad of exclusions, is that the nomination today makes Captain Phillips the only film …

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CDG Nominations: Spandex and Cowboy Hats

One more set of nominations today, this time from the guild that designs pretty clothes, the Costume Designers Guild. These folks always have three categories for film, Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary. It’s the first category that usually does best when it comes to the actual Oscar nominations, so expect at least three or four of those to show up on …

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