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2015 Oscars: 20 Films Submitted for Animated Feature Oscar®

LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Big name films include Disney’s Big Hero 6 (opening this weekend), Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls. The submitted films, in alphabetical order, are: Big Hero 6 The Book of Life The ...

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2015 Oscars: Box Office and November Releases – Interstellar, The Theory of Everything & The Imitation Game

Continuing our series that began last month, Jonathan Boehle investigates what the November box office holds for the month’s crop of Oscar contenders, including a major frontrunner in The Weinstein Company‘s $7M gamble and main horse in the race, The Imitation Game. Looking back at his October predictions, Jonathan underestimated Gone Girl just a bit and heavily overestimated Men, Women ...

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TRAILER: Two new trailers and poster for ‘A Most Violent Year’

A24 has dropped a new trailer for the much-anticipated J.C. Chandor film A Most Violent Year, starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. The film, which takes place in 1981 New York City and is notorious for being the year for which the film takes its name, follows Abel and Anna Morales (Isaac and Chastain) as they attempt to capitalize on the ...

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2014 British Independent Film Awards Nominations (BIFA)

With a total of nine nominations, the Jack O’Connell starring film, ’71, led the field this morning for the 17th British Independent Film Awards nominations. O’Connell is having a good year so far with the critical success of ’71, Starred Up (which, incidentally, led 2013’s BIFA noms) and the upcoming biopic of Olympian Louis Zamperini in the Angelina Jolie-directed Unbroken, ...

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134 Films to Compete for Documentary Feature Oscar

A whopping 134 films are in contention for the Documentary Feature Oscar this year. A big number to be sure, but down a bit from last year’s record of 151 features. Major contenders in the conversation amongst the Oscar predicting community are all here: CITIZENFOUR, Life Itself, The Case Against 8, Tales of the Grim Sleeper and Red Army. Tales ...

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2014 IFP Gotham Award Nominations: Boyhood Leads with Four Nods

The 2014/2015 awards season has kicked off with the 21st IFP Gotham Award nominations, which announced this morning with the breakaway summer hit and Oscar hopeful Boyhood came out on top with four nominations; one for the film in Best Feature and three for the main performances. Under the Skin surprised in Best Feature, which also snagged a nomination for ...

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Oscars 2015: Neil Patrick Harris to Host 87th Academy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning and previous Emmy and Tony Awards host, will do the honors for the 87th Academy Awards for the very first time. Even for someone as seasoned at hosting as Harris is, getting the Oscars gig is a pretty big deal. We know he’s adept at keeping the energy up during lull periods of ...

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2015 Oscars POLL: Who Will Make the 9-Film Shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Oscar?

A record 83 countries have submitted for Foreign Language Film Oscar this year, besting the previous record of 76, set last year. Several first-timers are present this and they include: Mauritania, Malta, Kosovo and Panama. Although it doesn’t appear that there is any clear frontrunner, the main contenders this year look like Turkey’s Winter Sleep from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and the Palme ...

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