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LAFCA Screenplay winner ‘The Lobster’ not Writers Guild (WGA) eligible plus Lion, Elle, Toni Erdmann

As first reported (exclusively) by Variety, several high-profile Oscar contenders will not find a boost from the Writers Guild of America as they have been deemed ineligible for its awards. The Lobster, which just won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association‘s screenplay award and major Oscar contenders like Florence Foster Jenkins and Lion won’t be getting any love from the ...

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Winner

  Now that the Oscar nominations are out and the guilds (as well as groups like the Golden Globes and BFCA have announced) are underway, the race is starting to take shape. Or, in the case of this season, taking a left turn and changing the race entirely. This weekend, The Big Short bested BFCA winner Spotlight, Golden Globe winner ...

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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee

  Anne Thompson often says (and I’m paraphrasing) that it takes support from all branches to really make a Best Picture nominee and I agree. While actors make up the majority of the voters in the Academy (1,138, to be exact), when a film has the support of the film editors, the cinematographers and the sound people to build those numbers ...

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2015-2016 Awards Tally: Who’s Won What?

  Here’s who’s won the critics and industry awards so far this season, leading up to the big one – The Oscars. After dominating the critics awards, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight took a back seat to The Big Short, which won the Producers Guild of America award, the most surefire precursor to the Best Picture Oscar. But then, ...

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2015 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Nominations for TV, Streaming, News & Radio

  Streaming formats like Netflix and Amazon were big winners today as the Writers Guild of America announced their nominations for television, streaming media, news and radio. Amazon’s Transparent and Netflix shows Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Narcos and Bloodline landed nominations in multiple categories. New shows fared very well too, especially USA’s Mr. Robot, which landed Drama Series and New Series ...

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