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2018 Oscars: 10 Films Advance in the Animated Short Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Cradle,” Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California) “Dear Basketball,” Glen ...

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Los Angeles Film Critics go big for Call Me By Your Name, Shape of Water

  Call Me By Your Name was the big winner at today’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards, earning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. It was one of only three films to win more than one award in a very spread the wealth year. The Shape of Water also won three awards; Best Cinematography, Best Actress and, interestingly ...

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New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Winners: Lady Bird Wins Best Film; Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet Claim Lead Acting Prizes

Lady Bird has won the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Film with its star, Saoirse Ronan, capturing the Best Actress prize. Lady Bird‘s director Greta Gerwig became just the second woman after Kathryn Bigelow (who won twice) to helm a Best Film winner from the organization.  The Florida Project‘s Sean Baker won Best Director, the second year in a ...

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JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar Lead 60th Grammy Nominations

JAY-Z came out on top at this morning’s Grammy nominations, earning a field-best eight including Album of the Year (4:44) and Song of the Year (“4:44”). This brings his career total to 74 nominations. He will very likely add to his current total of 21 wins. Kendrick Lamar was right behind with seven and Bruno Mars with six, both making ...

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Winners Announced for Fall 2017 SFFILM/Rainin Filmmaking Grants

$250,000 Awarded to Narrative Features Through Nine Grants for Projects in Various Stages of Production and a New Post-Production Loan San Francisco, CA – SFFILM, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $225,000 in funding in the latest round of SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants. Nine filmmaking teams were granted funding to help with the next stage ...

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