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2016 International Documentary Association (IDA) Nominations include 13TH, White Helmets, O.J.: Made in America

The documentary race is starting to take shape. After the recent announcements of the submitted Feature and Shorts in the Documentary categories for the Academy Awards, the International Documentary Association has revealed their nominations today. Some very high profile docs show up in feature including Ava DuVernay’s 13TH, Cameraperson and the nearly eight-hour epic O.J.: Made in America. The nominations ...

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2016 British Independent Film Award (BIFA) Nominations: I, Daniel Blake and American Honey Hit Big

The 2016 British Independent Film Award nominations have been announced, with Ken Loach’s 2016 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or–winning I, Daniel Blake leading with a field-best seven nominations. So popular was Ken Loach with BIFA this year, a documentary the director and his films was also nominated. Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow (the UK’s submission for ...

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2017 Oscars: 70 Animated Shorts Contend for Shortlist of Ten

A longlist of 70 animated short films contending for the Academy Award has been revealed by Cartoon Brew, including their top picks, synopsis, and trailers. This is a significant jump from last year’s total (60) and a continuing trend in this category. Back in 2010 only 33 films qualified. This is not the “official” list from the Academy, that comes in November. ...

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2017 Oscars: 145 Films Submitted for Documentary Feature Oscar

LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Over a dozen entries are currently available for streaming on Netflix, including 13th, Amanda Knox, Audrie & Daisy, Colliding Dreams, Hooligan Sparrow and Our Last Tango. Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia, was this year’s Oscar winner. Check out ...

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‘Patriots Day’ Lands AFI Fest Closing Spot

Peter Berg’s second film of 2016, Patriots Day, has landed a sweet spot at AFI Fest, Closing Night Film on November 17th. This could bode well for the film’s Oscar chances; last year eventual Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner, The Big Short, closed the festival. The film joins the previously announced Rules Don’t Apply (Opening Night film), Miss Sloane, Moana, 20th Century Women ...

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New ‘Sing’ Posters plus Cast and their Characters feat. Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

Character posters plus cast and character images from the upcoming animated musical SING feature stars like Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johannson chilling out with their animated counterparts. They are joined by Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton. SING features more than 65 songs as it follows the musical aspirations of a diverse group of characters all vying ...

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New York Film Critics Circle to Announce December 1st

The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is set to announce their awards for the best in film for 2016 on Thursday, December 1st. Always one of the early announcers, they will be sharing that date with the Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations and just after the National Board of Review (NBR) makes their choices on November 29th. Last year, ...

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10 Documentary Short Subject contenders on Oscar’s shortlist

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The ...

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Annie Chang Joins Academy’s Science and Technology Council

LOS ANGELES, CA – Annie Chang, vice president of technology for Marvel Studios, has accepted an invitation to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2016–2017 membership roster to 25. During Chang’s 11 years at Disney, Marvel’s parent company, she has shaped technology standards and strategies, helped research and ...

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John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King and Alia Shawkat to Perform Live Read at 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Presentation

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actors John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King and Alia Shawkat will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Effie Brown ...

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