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How the National Board of Review can pave the way to Oscar

The National Board of Review is the traditional kick-off of awards season. It starts to put to rest all of the early (and super early) predictions we’ve been making since, well, the day after the last Oscars ceremony. But the NBR isn’t some great bellwether for Best Picture, be it winner or nominees. Quite often the barely match up. What ...

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2016 National Board of Review (NBR) Winners: Manchester by the Sea is Best Film, Amy Adams Wins Best Actress for Arrival

The National Board of Review, the oldest awards-giving organization in existence, has chosen Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea as the best film of 2016. The New England-based drama also won awards for director Lonergan’s screenplay and acting wins for Casey Affleck in Best Actor and Lucas Hedges in Breakthrough Performance (Male). Last year’s winner was Mad Max: Fury Road ...

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Satellite Nominations: La La Land Leads, Arrival Stopped at the Gate

The International Press Academy (IPA) announces its nominations for the 21st Annual Satellite™ Awards and for the first time the IPA is awarding a separate independent film and major studio film as Best Picture. Each year, the IPA celebrates nominees from domestic and international submissions for 37 categories: 19 in Motion Pictures, 12 in Television, 2 in Blu-ray DVDs and 4 ...

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Zootopia and Kubo and the Two Strings Lead ANNIE Nominations

Two major Oscar contenders for Animated Feature, Zootopia and Kubo and the Two Strings, led the 44th ANNIE award nominations today with 11 and 10 apiece, respectively. Joining those in the top category of Best Animated Feature were Finding Dory, Kung Fu Panda 3 and Moana. Independent animated features have a separate category, which makes Oscar predicting here more difficult. ...

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