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Winners Announced for 2017 Student Academy Awards®

ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards®competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join ...

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The new trailer for James Franco’s ‘The Disaster Artist’ is everything

It’s an ‘only in Hollywood’ scenario. The Room was a modern-day Plan 9 From Outer Space with Tommy Wiseau filling the shoes of Ed Wood, notoriously Hollywood’s worst director. With The Room, Wiseau inadvertently created one of the worst movies of all time but also one of the biggest cult hits ever. From bizarre camera choices, extra long and unnecessary ...

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10 Performances that Lit Up the Lido at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival awards will be announced shortly (predictions here) and it will be interesting to see what Annette Bening and co choose to reward. Will they pick the critic favorites or just go with the films they loved? Meanwhile, and as we await the results, here are the top 10 performances that stood out to us during the ...

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Venice Critics and Audience Grids – Which Films Scored Highest?

Unlike the Cannes Film Festival where only critics get their grids, Venice allocates both critic and audience grids to assess how the public and the experts are reacting to the films in competition. This year, 3 different grids published their results on a daily basis: an Italian critics grid, a Venice audience critics grid (a panel of audience members selected ...

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Venice Film Festival: Richard Jenkins, Michael Shannon, Sam Rockwell, Hong Chau Spark Oscar Buzz

The Venice Film Festival isn’t over – but four standout supporting performances are already getting considerable buzz. From The Shape of Water to Three Billboards to Downsizing, these four performances feature actors and actresses at the top of their game and Oscar clips that had everyone talking. Three of these four performances are male – only one supporting actress delivered ...

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Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnès Varda to receive Honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray ...

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Mill Valley Film Festival 40: Mind the Gap – Women in Film and Tech

One of the great things about the Mill Valley Film Festival has been its Gender Equality Initiative Mind the Gap. Now in its third year, Mind the Gap is a festival-wide celebration and call to action, focused on the intersection of women in film and tech, featuring films, panels, conversations and more. In anticipation of MVFF’s 40th anniversary, the Festival committed ...

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