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2017 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Nominates Arrival, Rogue One; Westworld, The Get Down

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The Motion Picture Sound Editors guild, the only guild to announce after Oscar nominations this year, have chosen the top films and television shows for sound editing. Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the field with three nominations apiece; one in each field – Dialogue/ADR, Effects/Foley and Music. Deadpool, Doctor Strange picked up two apiece. Deadpool is the ...

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MOONLIGHT Wins Top Honors from Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics (GALECA)

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The Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated Moonlight earned six wins from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) today, tying it Carol for the group’s all-time record wins. It won Film of the Year, LGBTQ Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Screenplay of the Year for Barry Jenkins (based on Tarell Alvin McCraney unproduced play), and ...

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2017 Oscar Nominations: The Video Announcements

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There were a lot of mixed feelings about the Oscar nomination presentation yesterday. Most seemed to feel the pre-recorded elements were sleepy and subdued and the energy and crackle of excitement from the press and publicists in the audience were sorely missed. I’m in agreement there. The alphabetized format from the somnambulant announcer gave little in the way of surprise. Only ...

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Verhoeven’s ELLE, Ozon’s FRANTZ Lead 42nd César Awards Nominations

ELLE and FRANTZ both received 11 César nominations

Newly-minted Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and her film Elle led the nominations for the 42nd César Awards, the French Academy Awards. The film also earned mentions in Best Film, Director (Paul Verhoeven), Supporting Actor (Laurent Lafitte) and Supporting Actress (Anne Consigny) for a total of 11. Earlier this month the film won the Golden Globe for Foreign Language Film (it ...

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2017 Oscar Nominations: La La Land Ties All-Time Record with 14

La La Land Ties All-Time Oscar Nomination Record with 14

Well, it happened. La La Land defied some odds and hit 14 nominations today, tying it with the all-time Oscar record. That total puts it in alongside Titanic and All About Eve as the most-nominated films ever. The modern-day musical hit Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Original Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score, Original Song (x2), ...

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2017 Oscars: New Format to be Used for Oscar Nomination Announcement

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When the Oscar nominations are announced on January 24th, there will be a dramatic departure from the format that we’ve been used to. The nominations announcement will still take place in the early AM hours and is set to begin at5:18am PST. But instead of being at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater with press present for live reactions, it will now ...

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