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2019 Oscars: The Best Actress Contenders (March)

As it often is, Best Actress is one of the more exciting Oscar categories this year. It’s jammed full of previous winners and nominees, including a few yearning for major comebacks. It’s also a wealth of new talent just bursting at the seams. I’m slotting Viola Davis at #1 for Widows. After the hemming and hawing over which category she’d ...

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Jessica Chastain Means Business in Poster for Gun-Control Thriller ‘Miss Sloane’

The poster for Jessica Chastain’s gun-control drama Miss Sloane was released today, just a few weeks after the film wrapped principal photography. Directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) and written by Jonathan Perera, whose screenplay was ranked in the Top 5 of Hollywood’s 2015 Black List, the annual list of the industry’s best unproduced scripts of the year. The film co-stars Alison ...

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Will Smith Looks for Oscar Nod #3 in ‘Concussion’ trailer from Sony Pictures

  After a string of critical and financial bombs (including the notorious disaster After Earth, which co-starred his son Jaden), Will Smith is looking for a comeback with the very baity Oscar vehicle Concussion, whose trailer debuted today from Sony Pictures. Part drama, part thriller, the film could play well with Smith fans as well as the Academy, who’ve awarded ...

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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014

The ballots are in and the list is here. Once again, thanks to alilou for compiling the votes and for the really fabulous graphics. Leading up to the top 50 list: • 68 ballots were received during this round of voting (Phase II) • To avoid ties when they happened, the edge was given to those who appeared in more ...

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Shailene Woodley, Jack O’Connell Among BAFTA Rising Star Nominees

Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Margot Robbie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jack O’Connell will compete on the viewing audience-voted Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs this year. Last year the award went to Will Poulter. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards will be announced on February 8th. The official announcement from Stephen Fry:

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International Press Academy’s 19th Annual Satellite™ Awards Nominations – FILM

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The International Press Academy (IPA) announced its nominations for the 19th Annual Satellite™ Awards in the Motion Pictures and Television categories. Each year, the IPA celebrates nominees from domestic and international submissions for 38 categories: 19 in Motion Pictures, 13 in Television, 2 in Blu-ray DVDs and 4 in Video Games. Special achievement awards and nominations ...

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2014 Independent Spirit Award Nomination Predictions (Updated 11/24 9:08pm PST)

The 30th Independent Spirit Awards are just around the corner, kicking off about a week before the critics awards start rolling in, marking Oscar season’s official start. The Independent Spirit Awards have always had a varied and colorful past. Beginning as the anti-Oscars, airing the day before the Academy Awards in a beach tent in Santa Monica, they’ve become rather ...

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Oscar Podcast #17: AFI – Selma Soars, American Sniper Shoots Blanks

Big happenings with some major premieres of Oscar hopefuls at AFI this last week in the form of Selma, American Sniper and A Most Violent Year give the Gold Rush Gang (Richard, Jason and myself, Erik) a lot to talk about in this podcast. We discuss the mixed test screening (attended by a trio of AwardsWatchers) that led to some ...

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