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‘Phillips’, ‘Hustle’, ‘Frozen’ take ACE awards

Sony’s Captain Phillips nabbed its second big prize in one week last night by grabbing the ACE Eddie awards for best editing in a dramatic film this year from the editing guild. An interesting development, as Gravity was widely expected to take this award. Does this mean the film has become a bigger threat to take the Oscar in this ...

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BAFTA : How It Could Influence the Oscar Race

By Alex K Kay For all intents and purposes, the British Academy Of Film and Television Arts (popularly acronym’d as BAFTA) is the penultimate bellwether precursor event before the big one: the Oscars. The critics groups have had their say, the Golden Globes have sprinkled their fairy dust on the proceedings, giving 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle their ...

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ASC hits solid ground, while Annie Awards go for more slippery surface

It was a quiet week, but suddenly they come in droves…. Next to the Writers Guild of America today, the American Society of Cinematographers as well as ASIFA-Hollywood (that’s the animators) announced their winners for the year. The cinematographers chose Gravity, in a not so unexpected move. Already highly acclaimed and the heavy favorite for the Oscar, this all but ...

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WGA Winners: Her and Captain Phillips Win as Hustle and Wolf Tumble

Spike Jonze’s Her beat out David O. Russell’s American Hustle for the Writers Guild’s highest honor for original screenplays and set itself up for a potential upset on Oscar night. Hustle was seen as the favorite here but its loss tonight and its no-show in the PGA tie is showing the film is a distant third in the Oscar race, ...

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Sundance Film Festival 2014 Roundup

Amidst the increasingly stale Oscar race, where the nominations have been announced and all but a couple races have been set, the Sundance Film Festival has often been a welcome look into the potential contenders of the coming Oscar race. Sometimes it’s a strong indicator, as in 2010 when nine films (including two of the Best Picture nominees, Winter’s Bone and The Kids ...

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DGA Winners: Gravity Soars, Breaking Bad and 30 Rock Finales Score

Alfonso Cuarón’s groundbreaking work on Gravity has won him the Directors Guild of America’s top prize tonight, the best precursor for the road to the Oscar. He is the first Latino and only the second non-Caucasian in the DGA’s history to win (Ang Lee is the other, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). Cuarón’s humble response? “Thank you. Let’s have a drink!” ...

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DGA Preview: Does Gravity Have Weight?

The Directors Guild of America hands out its highest honor tonight and by all accounts this should be Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuarón’s to lose. He’s run away with the lion’s share of critics awards for his work on Gravity and has been the frontrunner for the DGA and the Oscar since the film’s release. Currently, all Gold Rush Gang members have ...

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Assocation DORIAN Award Winners

HOLLYWOOD, CA / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — In an awards season marked by a neck-and-neck run for best film honors, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association named director Steve McQueen’s tragic slavery-era drama 12 Years a Slave as their annual Dorian Awards’ pick for Film of the Year. The group’s Dorian Award for Film Performance of the Year ...

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Producers Guild Winner(s): Things Just Got a Whole Lot Harder

A tie. A statistical tie. Both Gravity and 12 Years a Slave were announced the winners last night, to the shock of everyone. A first for the Producers Guild of America and a monkey wrench in this Oscar season that is both frustrating and exciting. Since 2009 the Producers Guild has decided on their winners like the Oscar’s, with a ...

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