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‘Phillips’, ‘Hustle’, ‘Frozen’ take ACE awards

Sony’s Captain Phillips nabbed its second big prize in one week last night by grabbing the ACE Eddie awards for best editing in a dramatic film this year from the editing guild. An interesting development, as Gravity was widely expected to take this award. Does this mean the film has become a bigger threat to take the Oscar in this ...

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ASC hits solid ground, while Annie Awards go for more slippery surface

It was a quiet week, but suddenly they come in droves…. Next to the Writers Guild of America today, the American Society of Cinematographers as well as ASIFA-Hollywood (that’s the animators) announced their winners for the year. The cinematographers chose Gravity, in a not so unexpected move. Already highly acclaimed and the heavy favorite for the Oscar, this all but ...

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WGA Winners: Her and Captain Phillips Win as Hustle and Wolf Tumble

Spike Jonze’s Her beat out David O. Russell’s American Hustle for the Writers Guild’s highest honor for original screenplays and set itself up for a potential upset on Oscar night. Hustle was seen as the favorite here but its loss tonight and its no-show in the PGA tie is showing the film is a distant third in the Oscar race, ...

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Sundance Film Festival 2014 Roundup

Amidst the increasingly stale Oscar race, where the nominations have been announced and all but a couple races have been set, the Sundance Film Festival has often been a welcome look into the potential contenders of the coming Oscar race. Sometimes it’s a strong indicator, as in 2010 when nine films (including two of the Best Picture nominees, Winter’s Bone and The Kids ...

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DGA Winners: Gravity Soars, Breaking Bad and 30 Rock Finales Score

Alfonso Cuarón’s groundbreaking work on Gravity has won him the Directors Guild of America’s top prize tonight, the best precursor for the road to the Oscar. He is the first Latino and only the second non-Caucasian in the DGA’s history to win (Ang Lee is the other, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Cuarón’s humble response? “Thank you. Let’s have a drink!” ...

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DGA Preview: Does Gravity Have Weight?

The Directors Guild of America hands out its highest honor tonight and by all accounts this should be Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuarón’s to lose. He’s run away with the lion’s share of critics awards for his work on Gravity and has been the frontrunner for the DGA and the Oscar since the film’s release. Currently, all Gold Rush Gang members have ...

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Assocation DORIAN Award Winners

HOLLYWOOD, CA / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — In an awards season marked by a neck-and-neck run for best film honors, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association named director Steve McQueen’s tragic slavery-era drama 12 Years a Slave as their annual Dorian Awards’ pick for Film of the Year. The group’s Dorian Award for Film Performance of the Year ...

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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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