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12 Years a Slave, McConaughey, Blanchett Win Spirit Awards

The Film Independent Spirit Awards, famous for giving out their trophies the day before the Oscars, looked an awful lot like an Oscar preview today. After a season of minimal awards totals and eeked out Best Picture wins, 12 Years a Slave dominated today, winning Best Feature, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actress and Cinematography. The film is up for all of ...

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International Cinephile Society winners: Llewyn Davis faces Adèle

For the 11th incarnation of their awards, the iconoclasts of the International Cinephile Society actually picked quite a few films that did well with other organizations. Biggest winners were the Coen brothers (always a favorite with this group), which took home Best Picture for Inside Llewyn Davis, along with Best Actor (a shared award between Oscar Isaac and The Wolf Of ...

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2014 Emmy Rule Changes Announced: Minis and Movies Split Again

When the Television Academy announced in 2011 that they were going to merge the Made for TV Movie and Miniseries categories, it had many of us scratching our heads. Not only are both categories in full bloom of possibilities for competition, networks are freely embracing the new ‘anthology’ of shows like American Horror Story and True Detective. Thankfully, a movement ...

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AwardsWatch’s INOCA (International Online Cinema Awards) Nominations

AwardsWatch’s own awards extravaganza, the INOCAs, announced nominations for our 2013 awards with 12 Years a Slave leading the pack with 12 nominations. Gravity and Her followed with nine apiece. The INOCAs are a long-standing forum tradition where we collectively show the entire film community what really are the best movies/performances/achievements of the year. With a voting body made up ...

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Captain Phillips, Gravity Share MPSE Honors

Captain Phillips and Gravity shared the two major awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors last night, with the former taking Dialogue and ADR and the latter winning Sound Effects and Foley. At the Oscar those are combined into a single Sound Editing category and both films are competing against each other there. The split wins does little to give ...

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12 Years a Slave Wins BAFTA’s Best Film (and Not Much Else)

It’s another awards show, which means 12 Years a Slave won the top prize but still managed to stumble, hard. After losing category after category all evening it finally bounced back winning Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor (his first major win of the season) and Best Film. One has to wonder though, if Matthew McConaughey had been nominated here would ...

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Visual Effects Society Awards: Gravity and Frozen Sweep

Adding one more lock to its inevitable Oscar win, Gravity dominated the Visual Effects Society’s (VES) awards, winning six of its seven nominations, including the main win of the night, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture. Last night’s wins just add to the caché of awards that Gravity has collected in the last few weeks, including wins ...

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Art directors, California university choose winners

Two more prizes were announced today. Beginning with the Art Directors Guild, they chose winners in three different categories (much like ACE did yesterday). The winner in the Period Film category was The Great Gatsby, right now the favorite to that home this category at the Academy Awards. For Fantasy Film, the art directors were most enamored by Gravity. And ...

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EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony – Will Robert Lopez Join that Elite Group?

The EGOT. The wholly quartet of artistic awards achievement for television, music, film and stage. Less than a dozen people have earned competitive awards with these four and one has the chance to join that group this year; Robert Lopez, the co- songwriter on the Oscar-nominated Best Original Song “Let It Go,” from Frozen. The song, and he, are largely ...

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