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Can you shorten it a little: Makeup & Haistyling shortlist announced

After today, there are only seven hopefuls left for winning the Oscar for Best Makeup & Hairstyling, as the shortlist in this category was announced today. Known for their sometimes idiosyncratic (but valid) choices, not deterred by what’s popular in the Oscar race at large, the branch didn’t fail again this year, singling out films like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters ...

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First Interstellar Teaser Trailer

The first teaser for Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated Interstellar dropped today. Giving us very little in terms of actual footage, the Matthew McConaughey-voiceover trailer details specific milestones of American space travel. Longing for a return to that, he says, “we’ve forgotten that we’re still pioneers.” The film, starring McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Topher ...

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Critics Societies Roundup 2

A few more critics organizations have cast their vote, so time for round-up two. The first one is the Washington DC Film Critics Association, which in fact already announced their nominations and winners last week, but we shamefully overlooked them. And then yesterday we had the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (which continued the Curious Case of Bradley Cooper), and ...

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114 Eligible for Original Score Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its list of 114 feature film scores that will be competing for the five nominations. When nominations ballot are sent to members of the music branch, it will include a reminder list; those voters will pick up to five scores in order of preference. The five scores with the highest number ...

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SAG + GG = No Oscar Nom?

Yep, it happens. Almost every year. While most performers can rest comfortably that they’ll get an Oscar nomination once they’ve secured a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nomination, it doesn’t always work out that way. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a previous Oscar winner, the biggest star in the world or a newcomer no one’s heard of. It ...

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Golden Globe Nominations: American Hustles, HFPA Says N’Oprah

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have spoken and they showed love for American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave with seven nominations each while showing minimal support for high profile films like The Wolf of Wall Street and August: Osage County, giving them just two. The biggest shocker of the morning was the complete snub of Lee Daniels’ The Butler. ...

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Screen Actors Guild Film Nominations: 12 Years a Slave Leads Mentions

After beginning the pre-awards season as the perceived frontrunner, only to be hobbled by the major critics awards, 12 Years a Slave came roaring back to the lead with a field best four nominations at the Screen Actors Guild this morning. Nominations for the film’s Cast, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Lead Actor), Michael Fassbender (Supporting Actor) and Lupita Nyong’o (Supporting Actress) put ...

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Critics Societies Roundup 1

  In the past few days, focus has been mainly on the LAFCA announcing their winners on Sunday, and the SAG Awards nominations being announced today. In the meantime however, a number of smaller critics circles have announced their own nominations, and we are rounding up four here today: the Detroit Film Critics Society, the Online Film Critics Society, the ...

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AFI Top 10 Films of the Year

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced its top 10 films of the year and while there were the usual suspects that we’ve seen in this first week of awards season, there were some glaring misses too. Blue Jasmine missed and August: Osage County, which has barely made a blip with the critics awards failed to get a mention here. Sundance winner ...

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winners

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association have spoken and the favorite of the day was…..a tie! Three of them, to be exact. An unprecedented amount of tie votes in major categories came from the group in heated, close battles and runoffs. Unlike NYFCC, LAFCA uses a 3-2-1 voting system. The two with the most points from round one go to ...

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