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WATCH: 2017 Governors Awards Presenter and Recipient Speeches

The 2017 Governor’s Awards were this weekend, honoring legendary luminaries of the cinema in front of and behind the camera. Actor Donald Sutherland, director/writer Agnès Varda, director/writer/editor/cinematographer Charles Burnett, and cinematographer Owen Roizman were bestowed with Honorary Oscar from the Academy. Four-time Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu was awarded a special Oscar (the first in 27 years) for his virtual ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing the Chances of My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea and Cinderella the Cat

The Animated Feature Oscar race is officially on. Yesterday AMPAS released the list of 26 eligible animated features in the category and while there were no notable indie omissions, Lionsgate’s My Little Pony: The Movie and TWC’s Leap! were notably absent. In our fourth analysis piece on this year’s indie contenders, we take a look at two low-profile indie animated ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: ORIGINAL SCORE and ORIGINAL SONG (November)

We have a new leader in the Original Score race: Alexandre Desplat’s The Shape of Water. After leading all summer, Hans Zimmer’s Dunkirk score falls to #2. After that it’s nearly identical to last month’s rankings with Detroit and mother! falling off the list and no debuts. This month we take our first stab at Original Song predictions. Some searching ...

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2018 Oscars: Analyzing FLF contenders from South Africa, Italy and Spain

Here’s our third piece on this year’s exciting Foreign Language Oscar race. As the BFI London Film Festival comes to a close, we’ve seen three very surprising and sublime FLF contenders that we fell in live with. We’re predicting these 3 films will have strong chances for a nom, not just because we love the storytelling and honest approach in ...

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing GKIDS’ The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales and The Girl Without Hands

Previously, we took a look at this year’s Animated Feature Oscar race and especially the indie contenders. In a first of a series of articles, we’ll be analyzing the Oscar chances of some of the year’s most prominent indie animated contenders, all from one this category’s favorite distributors, GKIDS. You can also check out our Foreign Language Film analysis series ...

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Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnès Varda to receive Honorary Oscars

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: SUPPORTING ACTRESS (September)

Another month, another top placement for Melissa Leo (Novitiate), albeit this time, for the first time in a while, with a 99 instead of a 100. Big moves and new names populate the Supporting Actress list after Leo with yet another beneficiary of the Telluride response to The Shape of Water and that is for previous Oscar winner (and a ...

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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (September)

The Venice and Telluride Film Festivals are still under way at the time of these new predictions with world and US premieres of some of this fall and winter’s top Oscar hopefuls hasn’t made as much of an impact as you’d expect. WB’s Dunkirk is still at #1. 20th Century Fox’s The Papers is back to being The Post and ...

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