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2018 Oscar Contenders: Best Actress

Glenn Close, Brie Larson, Daniela Vega, Margot Robbie and Emma Stone headline first 2018 Best Actress contenders

After what most felt was a stellar year for lead female performances in 2016, resulting in one of the most competitive Oscar races in years, the 2018 race is looking quite full as well. Previous Oscar winners and nominees are going to flood this year, as well as some ladies looking for their first nomination in breakthrough or classic ‘deglam’ ...

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First Look: the COLLATERAL BEAUTY trailer and poster


The first trailer for Collateral Beauty is here and by all appearances the film looks to be not much more than a holiday dramedy with tons of “Academy Award Nominee…” and “Academy Award Winner…” title cards to boost its visibility, box office, and awards potential. Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith as a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal ...

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TRAILER: First look at the breathtaking ‘Everest’ trailer with Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal


Universal Pictures has dropped the first trailer for its fall release Everest and it’s a breathtaking, nailbiting bit of suspense as it details the events of a hiking trip that turned tragic. The film stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal and is directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2012’s ...

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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman soars at The Oscars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, ...

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Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014: The Shortlist


The shortlist for Awardswatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2014 is here! Short being a relative term as a total of 107 performances made the list. Can you name them all? A huge thanks to forum member alilou for compiling and running this year-end contest. Some statistics regarding Phase I: • 55 ballots were received • 183 different performances were mentioned ...

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2015 Oscars: The Gold Rush Gang’s 87th Academy Award Winner Predictions


The Oscar nominations are in and the guilds are starting to help shape the race…or are they? Is Birdman going to topple Boyhood with its PGA and SAG wins? Is Eddie Redmayne the new lock in Best Actor? Bookmark this page right here for the Gold Rush Gang’s winner predictions for the 87th Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE BEST DIRECTOR BEST ...

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2015 Oscars: What’s In An Age?


Thanks to AW forum member stage_star for this rundown of age stats for this year (and last year’s) nominees. BEST DIRECTOR Oldest nominee: Richard Linklater, age 51 (last year: Martin Scorsese, age 71) Youngest nominee: Wes Anderson, age 45 (last year: Steve McQueen, age 44) Average age: 49 (last year: 55) Returning winners: – None Returning nominees:  Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Bennett Miller First time ...

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2015 Oscars: BFCA+GG+SAG+BAFTA = No Oscar nom?


It’s that time of year! The time where we play ‘Who Will Be Snubbed at the Oscars Despite Hitting Every Precursor?’ It’s happening more and more and not just to first-timers or newbies but to established, Oscar-winning actors and actresses. Witness Tom Hank (Captain Phillips) and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) last year. Daniel Brühl (Rush) stumbled right at the ...

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Critics roundup, part 4: Beyond our borders

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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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