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2016 INOCA Winners: Mad Max with 7, Carol with 6

  After leading the 8th INOCA (International Online Cinema Awards) nominations with 12 apiece, Mad Max: Fury Road and Carol nearly split those wins down the middle with the two films dominating the awards and leaving only Inside Out with more than a single win. In all, Mad Max drove away with seven prizes, including Best Director for George Miller ...

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2016 Oscars: Trivia, History and Fun Facts

  We all knew that this year was going to produce a flurry of new records and stats and last night’s Oscar certainly didn’t disappoint. Here are some trivia highlights from the 88th Academy Awards. Keep checking back for updated facts and stats. Best Picture winner Spotlight becomes the 6th film to win BP and only one other award and the ...

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2016 Oscars: Spotlight Wins Best Picture, Leo Finally Gets His Oscar

  Spotlight pulled out an 11th hour surprise by pulling out a Best Picture win with just one other award, Best Original Screenplay. That hasn’t happened since 1953 when The Greatest Show on Earth won essentially the same two awards (The Greatest Show on Earth won Best Writing, Motion Picture – an expired category). Spotlight‘s win keeps the history of ...

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Panic Sets In: 3 Oscar Spoilers That COULD Happen

It happens every year. You lock your FINAL Oscar predictions in and then you get the Deadpool “Did I leave the stove on?” moment of panic where you want to change them all. This has certainly been an Oscar season unlike many in a long time; through controversy over the all-white acting nominees and the shutout of any black-led film ...

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2015

After the first phase unveiled the finalists for AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2015, we are now ready to reveal the winners. Ahead of the reveal, here are some fun facts and trivia about who made the cut. • 92 ballots were received during the final round of voting • To avoid ties when they happened, the edge was given to those who ...

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2016 International Cinephile Society (ICS) Awards Love Carol

  The 13th International Cinephile Society‘s Best Picture of 2015 has been awarded to Carol, Todd Haynes’ gorgeous and evocative drama of forbidden love of two women in the 1950s based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel and adapted by Phyllis Nagy. Carol won five awards overall, an all-time high for a single film in the ICS’s 13-year history. Along with Best Picture it won ...

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Full list of 2016 BAFTA Awards WINNERS

    THE REVENANT has won the BAFTA award for Best Film of 2015 and with it another four trophies, making it the most rewarded film of the night. Mad Max: Fury Road came in behind it with four wins – Editing, Production Design, Makeup & Hair and Costume Design. The two films went head to head in just four categories and they ...

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) WINNERS – Iñárritu Makes History

  Alejandro G. Iñárritu made history tonight by becoming the only director in the Directors Guild’s 68 years to win back to back awards. He won last year for Birdman and won again tonight for The Revenant. We now have a completely topsy-turvy Oscar race with a different film each winning the top three guilds. The Big Short won PGA, ...

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Visual Effects

  Visual Effects is a category with a long history of Best Picture correlation. In fact, 1970’s Tora! Tora! Tora! was the last non-Best Picture nominee to win here against a film that was (Patton was the only other nominee here). That’s a long statistic and this year we have three films nominated for Best Picture (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, ...

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AW’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2015 – The Shortlist

  It’s almost time for AwardsWatch 50 Favorite Performances list but for now, I have the hot off the presses shortlist of eligible players. Now, in order to qualify for the shortlist and eventual final list, you only needed to show up on two ballots but even then you’ll see some shocking snubs and delightful inclusions. Take a lesson, Academy, ...

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