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Emmys Make Some Major Changes to Next Awards (and some are really stupid)

The Television Academy, in an effort to morph and grow with the times have made some big changes for this year’s upcoming Emmy Awards. Expanded series line-ups, category separations and what should be a very contentious and argued rule about comedies and dramas. Here they are: Series Nominees: The number of nominees in comedy and drama races has been increased from six …

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68th Cannes Film Festival News

PRESIDENT(S) Oscar-winning writers/producers/directors Joel and Ethan Coen will be presidents of the 68th edition of the festival. It’s the first time two people will head the jury. The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes JURY Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain) Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France) Sienna Miller (Actress – United Kingdom) Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali) …

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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014: The Shortlist

The shortlist for Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014 is here! Short being a relative term as a total of 107 performances made the list. Can you name them all? A huge thanks to forum member alilou for compiling and running this year-end contest. Some statistics regarding Phase I: • 55 ballots were received • 183 different performances were mentioned …

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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations: Grand Budapest Hotel, Under the Skin, Gone Girl Score

Just when you thought there weren’t any more film nominations… AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) nominations are in there will be equal parts joy, confusion and seething rage at some of the choices. With a voting block based on the Awardswatch forum community, the nominations run from eclectic and obscure (check out Best Supporting Actor) to mainstream in some of …

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Winners: Birdman, American Sniper, Unbroken

The winners of the 62nd annual Golden Reels, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) awards, honored the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue & ADR, Effects & Foley, and Music. Last year’s winners in the two major categories, Dialogue & ADR and Effects and Foley, went to Captain Phillips and Gravity, respectively. This year, Unbroken and American …

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Cinema Audio Society Winners: Birdman Takes Out the Sniper

Birdman chalked up yet another guild win, this time from the Cinema Audio Society which recognizes achievement in Sound Mixing. It bested American Sniper, which is also its closest competition for the Sound Mixing Oscar. Big Hero 6 won in the Animated category and in Television the awards went to Game of Thrones, Sherlock: His Last Vow and Modern Family. …

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Writers Guild of America (WGA) Winners: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and ‘The Imitation Game’ Win Top Awards

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Imitation Game have won the Writers Guild of America’s top honors, for Original and Adapted Screenplay, respectively. Each are favored to win in their corresponding Oscar categories next weekend even with Birdman being ineligible here against Budapest and The Imitation Game‘s main competitor, Whiplash, being put into Original here. Despite the WGA’s archaic rules …

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