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Critics Societies Roundup 5

If you have been following these posts for the past two weeks, you will have noticed that 12 Years A Slave is cleaning up quite a bit at these second-tier critics awards. And today is no different, as we see it take the top prize in both Florida and Las Vegas, with the only outlier being Austin, which picked Spike ...

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Critics Societies Roundup 4

A big haul today, with no less than seven organizations announcing their nominees or winners. The winners of the Chicago Film Critics Association are updated here, those of the Online Film Critics Society here. Furthermore, we have the winners and runner-sup from the Toronto Film Critics Association and the Southeastern Film Critics Assocation, the nominees from the London Critics Circle ...

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Sing me a song: 75 songs on the Best Song longlist

Yesterday, AMPAS released the list of 75 songs that are eligible this year for the Oscars. Notable absence: “Please Mr. Kennedy”, from Inside Llewyn Davis, which was deemed ineligible because it was seen as too much of an hommage to a Micky Wood song with the same title. Check for yourself if your favorite songs are still in the running. ...

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Critics’ choices or Oscar predictions? BFCA announces nominations

“The single most accurate precursor to the Oscars….“. If ever it was more blatantly clear what the Broadcast Film Critics Association is actually trying to do each year, it was today when they made their nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards public. The list is filled with the usual suspects, with hardly a suprise in sight. Perhaps the biggest ...

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Critics Societies Roundup 3

Another day, another roundup of critics organizations. First, the San Francisco Critics Circle chose their winners (updated list to be found here). Then we have the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, which can sometimes surprise with some cool, leftfield picks. Not so this year, as they mostly went gaga over 12 Years A Slave, which took home six wins. And ...

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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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