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Casting Society of America (CSA) Artios Award Nominations

A handful of Oscar hopefuls added a guild nomination to their lists today, the Casting Society of America’s Artios Award. Among them: Dunkirk, The Post, Get Out, Lady Bird, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, The Shape of Water and I, Tonya. Some high-profile misses today were The Big Sick, Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name and Darkest Hour. While not the most ...

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‘Get Out’ Dominates Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Winners

The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle have given Get Out their Best Film, Best First Feature Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble prizes. Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) took the acting awards. Here is the full list of winners and runners-up. BEST FILM ...

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Interview: THE WOUND Director John Trengove Talks FLF Oscar Shortlist and How His Debut Feature Became a Remarkable and Timely Film

Back in October, we watched John Trengove’s debut feature THE WOUND at the BFI London Film Festival and we were truly stunned, moved and impressed by this fascinating film that transported us to a world rarely seen on screen. Immediately, the film jumped into third place in our Foreign Language Film predictions in October and has maintained its strong position ...

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Chicago Independent Critics Circle Winners: Get Out, Lady Bird and Logan

The 26 film critics and voting members of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle completed their final ballots in 21 categories for their second annual CIFCC Awards. Leading all films with four awards is Get Out from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, including three awards for Jordan Peele and his many hats. A24’s Lady Bird from director Greta Gerwig follows ...

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2018 Oscars: Can you get an acting Oscar nomination with no precursors?

  The short answer? Yes. It’s happened quite a bit, actually. In all but three of the last 14 years we’ve had at least one name announced on Oscar nomination morning that didn’t land any major precursor, those precursors being Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA. While we still have BAFTA to announce their nominations (January 9th) ...

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First Presenters Announced for the 2018 Golden Globes

Isabelle Huppert is set to return to the Golden Globe stage, this time as a presenter. Huppert won Best Actress – Drama last year for Elle and then was Oscar-nominated. Emma Stone went on to win the Academy Award. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who was a surprise winner in Supporting Actor here last year for Nocturnal Animals, will also be presenting. No ...

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My Picks for the Best Films and Performances of 2017

Hey look, another Top 10 list. But wait, there’s more! Thinking about the films that I loved this year it was those that challenged me that I got the most from. Divisiveness wasn’t just in the political and social spectrums this year. Films like mother! and The Killing of a Sacred Deer split audiences. Even the new Star Wars found ...

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