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151 Documentaries Qualify for Oscar

In an astounding increase of 20% from last year, the eligibility for the Documentary Feature Film Oscar has risen to 151 year. Screeners for all 151 films are in the hands of voters, including frontrunners Blackfish, The Art of Killing, Stories We Tell and 20 Feet From Stardom. Although we’ve seen year after year many frontrunners and even expected winners ...

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Hot Trailer: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

The first trailer for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel has arrived and in classic Anderson fashion, it’s filled with color, humor, fabulous costuming and production design and a vast cast of Anderson regulars (Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman) as well as first-timers Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, F. Murray Abraham, Jude ...

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Record 76 Countries Officially Submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar

A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 86th Academy Awards®. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants; Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country. The 2013 submissions are: Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram, director; Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina, director; Argentina, “The German ...

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Oscar at 2013’s Box Office

Since the Best Picture lineup was expanded to include more than 5 films four years ago, we have seen a couple of different scenarios: in 2010 and 2012, films rode awards buzz and their general good word-of-mouth to achieve some of the most impressive box office runs in the past decade, while for 2009 and 2011, the race generated relatively ...

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Sony Pictures’ Oscar Problem (UPDATE)

Looking at a studio’s Oscar history is nothing new, and has often been done when looking at smaller films that can be made or broken by the studio behind them. Think of how a movie like say, the upcoming Blue is the Warmest Color, might be considered a stronger contender if it had an Oscar-savvy studio behind it like Sony ...

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Another One Bites the Dust…Foxcatcher moved to 2014

In yet another shocking move of the 2013 Oscar film season, Sony Pictures Classics has decided to take Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher out the running for this year to “support the decision of the film makers to allow for more time to finish the film.” This news came hot off the heels of the erroneously released teaser trailer that burned up ...

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The Race for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

In the race for the Foreign Language Film Oscar the countries and films submitted look to break records, barriers and history. Major players like Chile’s award-winning Gloria, Italy’s The Great Beauty and France’s surprise pick Renoir are definitely in the conversation. But the announcement that Saudi Arabia would have its first submission ever has really captured the spotlight. In a ...

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Grace of Monaco Moves to 2014

In a sudden move this week, Grace of Monaco, the Nicole Kidman-starrer about the tumultuous life of actress Grace Kelly and her ascension to royalty was abruptly pulled from The Weinstein Company’s fall slate and shuttled to a Spring 2014 release. This news comes after a recent test screening in New York City last week (attended by members of AwardWatch) ...

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