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First Trailers for ‘The Imitation Game’ (UK and US versions)

The first trailers for one of The Weinstein Company’s big Oscar horses this year, The Imitation Game, have landed. The Weinstein Company acquired the film for a record-breaking $7 million, the highest ever amount paid for US distribution rights at the European Film Market. The official synopsis: THE IMITATION GAME is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day ...

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Beyoncé Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Nominations with 8, Eminem and Iggy Azalea with 7

Beyoncé leads all nominations this morning for the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards with three videos, “Drunk in Love,” “Partition” and “Pretty Hurts” spread out over multiple categories for eight nominations, including Video of the Year. Also competing for video of the year: Pharrell William’s Oscar-nominated mega-hit single “Happy,” Sia’s “Chandelier,” Miley Cyrus’ massive video hit “Wrecking Ball” and Iggy ...

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Check out the new Channing Tatum-heavy trailer for ‘Foxcatcher’

Sony Pictures Classics and Annapurna are ramping up their marketing for their Oscar horse ‘Foxcatcher’ with a new trailer that features Channing Tatum with heavy screentime. I wonder, are SPC possibly positioning Tatum for a Lead run and Steve Carell a Supporting one alongside Mark Ruffalo? Check out the trailer here:

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby gets a trailer

The story of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a complicated one. It’s not a movie, it’s three movies. Originally meant to be two films of a love story told by both sides (one male, subtitled Him and one female, subtitled Her), it became three once TWC’s Harvey Weinstein got his hands on it. Then, director Ned Benson made a ...

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The Academy Invites 271 New Members including Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Megan Ellison and Mads Mikkelsen

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the ...

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Campaign Regulations Announced for 87th Oscars®

A few highlights from the press release: 1. Screenings. The Academy encourages the screening of eligible films in a theatrical setting for its members. Prior to the announcement of nominations, screenings presented by or funded by film companies may be followed by a Q&A session or similar live participation by persons associated with the film. Additionally, such screenings may be ...

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Emmy Ballots Revealed: The Good Wife Blows It, True Detective Plays It Smart

The Emmy nomination ballot submissions were revealed today, shortly after online voting became available to television academy members. As per usual, the submissions were filled with some shocking omissions and some surprising category placements. On the drama side, The Good Wife, for example, submitted ‘A Weird Year,’ ‘Dramatics, Your Honor’ and ‘The Decision Tree’ in Directing and only ‘The Last ...

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Is AMC Sandbagging Mad Men’s Emmy Chances?

AMC recently sent out its ‘For Your Consideration’ DVD box set for Emmy nomination voters and something strange happened; only the first three episodes of four-time Drama Series Emmy winner Mad Men were included. Now, to be fair, the set was sent sometime around May 15th, before the last two episodes of Mad Men‘s shortened, 7-episode season had aired and ...

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