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New ‘Sing’ Posters plus Cast and their Characters feat. Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

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Character posters plus cast and character images from the upcoming animated musical SING feature stars like Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johannson chilling out with their animated counterparts. They are joined by Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly and Taron Egerton. SING features more than 65 songs as it follows the musical aspirations of a diverse group of characters all vying ...

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New York Film Critics Circle to Announce December 1st

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The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is set to announce their awards for the best in film for 2016 on Thursday, December 1st. Always one of the early announcers, they will be sharing that date with the Critics Choice Movie Awards nominations and just after the National Board of Review (NBR) makes their choices on November 29th. Last year, ...

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10 Documentary Short Subject contenders on Oscar’s shortlist

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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The ...

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Annie Chang Joins Academy’s Science and Technology Council

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Annie Chang, vice president of technology for Marvel Studios, has accepted an invitation to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2016–2017 membership roster to 25. During Chang’s 11 years at Disney, Marvel’s parent company, she has shaped technology standards and strategies, helped research and ...

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John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King and Alia Shawkat to Perform Live Read at 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships Presentation

The actors will perform a live read of the five winning scripts at the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actors John Cho, Cary Elwes, Aja Naomi King and Alia Shawkat will perform a live reading of selected scenes from this year’s five winning scripts at the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Effie Brown ...

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‘La La Land’ gets Centerpiece Gala treatment at AFI Fest

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and John Legend seen at Summit Entertainment's "La La Land" premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, in Toronto. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for LionsgateAP Images)

Not that it needed more festival presence, La La Land, the current frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar, is going to screen at AFI Fest as a Centerpiece Gala on November 15th at the TCL Chinese Theater. The film has already swept up audiences at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto (where it won that festival’s People’s Choice award) this fall on its way ...

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OSCAR® Winner Matthew McConaughey to Receive Actor Tribute at 6th Napa Valley Film Festival

Matthew McConaughey is set for a tribute at the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival

Napa, California (October 20, 2016) – The sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is pleased to host a private VIP screening of TWC-Dimension’s highly anticipated film Gold. The film stars Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, who will receive the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute, for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling. Directed by Oscar® winner ...

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2016 Gotham Awards Nominations: Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight Lead

Manchester By the Sea and Moonlight are top picks for 2016 Gotham nominations

The first nominations of the 2016-2017 awards season have kicked off with the Gotham Award nominations by the Independent Film Project and this year is looking especially Oscar-y. Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea picked up four nominations: Best Feature, Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan) and Breakthrough Actor (Lucas Hedges). The IFP doesn’t have a Best Director ...

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INTERVIEW: Barry Jenkins on being an active ally, who he’s influenced by and the ensemble of MOONLIGHT

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I recently sat down for a conversation with writer/director Barry Jenkins to talk about his extraordinary new film Moonlight. The film tells the story of a largely under-represented section of society – queer African-American males. In this interview, we discuss the film, what it means to be an active ally, his cinematic influences, and his incredible ensemble cast. READ: Review: ‘Moonlight’ ...

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