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134 Films to Compete for Documentary Feature Oscar

A whopping 134 films are in contention for the Documentary Feature Oscar this year. A big number to be sure, but down a bit from last year’s record of 151 features. Major contenders in the conversation amongst the Oscar predicting community are all here: CITIZENFOUR, Life Itself, The Case Against 8, Tales of the Grim Sleeper and Red Army. Tales …

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2014 IFP Gotham Award Nominations: Boyhood Leads with Four Nods

The 2014/2015 awards season has kicked off with the 21st IFP Gotham Award nominations, which announced this morning with the breakaway summer hit and Oscar hopeful Boyhood came out on top with four nominations; one for the film in Best Feature and three for the main performances. Under the Skin surprised in Best Feature, which also snagged a nomination for …

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Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris to Host 87th Academy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning and previous Emmy and Tony Awards host, will do the honors for the 87th Academy Awards for the very first time. Even for someone as seasoned at hosting as Harris is, getting the Oscars gig is a pretty big deal. We know he’s adept at keeping the energy up during lull periods of …

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2015 Oscars POLL: Who Will Make the 9-Film Shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Oscar?

A record 83 countries have submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, besting the previous record of 76, set last year. Several first-timers are present this and they include: Mauritania, Malta, Kosovo and Panama. Although it doesn’t appear that there is any clear frontrunner, the main contenders this year look like Turkey’s Winter Sleep from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and the Palme …

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TRAILER: ‘Inherent Vice’ finally drops, plus the Pynchonian poster

After much, much ado we have something! Warner Brothers has finally dropped the trailer for the incredibly elusive December 12th release, Inherent Vice, from Paul Thomas Anderson. The film is set to make its world premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival next week and up to this point we’ve have not much to go off of: a few …

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TRAILER: Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

Disney’s big push in the Animated Feature Film Oscar race, Big Hero 6, the Marvel-based comic series about nerds turned heroes against a kabuki-masked villain has dropped an action-packed trailer. It’s slickly animated, with a Tokyo-meets-San-Francisco setting (but with some really unfortunate and dated alt-rock music) and a tone that veers from perilous to sentimental. Take a look here: Disney’s …

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Full Urbanworld Panel Discussion of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’

This weekend at the Urbanworld Film Festival a select few saw the first clips of highly anticipated film Selma, the first studio film directed by indie impresario Ava DuVernay. Joining her was her star, David Oyelowo, who portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the film. Just about five minutes of the film was shown but it was enough to …

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