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30th Independent Spirit Award Winner Predictions

Here are my surefire winner predictions for the 30th Independent Spirit Awards. It’s weird to think that there is a real possibility that all four acting winners here today could repeat at the Oscars tomorrow. Go independent film? 2014 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD WINNER PREDICTIONS BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer. Executive Producers are not awarded.) Boyhood Producers: Richard Linklater, Jonathan …

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Stranger by the Lake and Mommy Lead 2015 ICS Award Nominees

The International Cinephile Society (of which I am a voting member) have revealed the nominations for their 12th annual awards and, as is usual for this group, the nominees are eclectic, exciting and sometimes baffling. The nomination tally is led by two Cannes winners (Stranger By the Lake in 2013, Mommy in 2014) and both French-language films. Oscar and critic …

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) Announces Dorian Award Nominations

HOLLYWOOD, CA / Monday, January 12, 2015 — The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), comprised of over 100 critics and entertainment journalists nationwide, today unveiled its first-round picks for the best in movies and television of 2014. The nominations come across 25 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-centric, including four newly-added runs such as Film Director of the Year, TV Director …

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2015 Oscars Poll: Which Five Foreign Language Film Finalists Will Be Oscar Nominated?

The finalists for the Foreign Language Film Oscar are in and not without some surprising inclusions (the Golden Globe-nominated Tangerines from Estonia) and some shocking snubs (Canada’s Mommy, Belgium’s Two Days, One Night and Turkey’s Winter Sleep). Film: Wild Tales, ARGENTINA Oscar History: 6 nominations with 2 wins. The only Latin American winning country. First time by director Damien Szifron. Since …

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Critics roundup, part 4: Beyond our borders

For this installment of our roundup series, we look across US borders to some international critics organizations, more specifically those in Toronto and London, but we also have the fine folks from Houston and Florida in our midst. The London Film Critics Circle is interesting to watch, because much like BAFTA, they have separate categories for ‘Best British’, so keep …

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‘Nightcrawler’ Dominates San Diego Critics with 7 Wins

In what can only be described as a massive sweep, Open Road Films‘s Nightcrawler laid waste to everyone and everything today as the San Diego Film Critics Society gave it a whopping seven wins, including Best Film, Best Director (Dan Gilroy) and Best Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal). The film has done magnificently with critics groups and now with industry awards and is …

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2014 Golden Globes Preview and Predictions from the Gold Rush Gang

The 72nd Golden Globe nominations are tomorrow morning and AwardsWatch’s Gold Rush Gang has the web’s best predictions right here. Looking at a cross-section of the GRG there is total agreement in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama), Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama), Best Screenplay and Best Animated Film. From there …

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