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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

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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‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Leads Visual Effects Society Noms with 5, Game of Thrones Leads TV

The Visual Effects Society has announced their nominations for Film, Television and Other Media today and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leads with five, including the top award of Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture. Not far behind, The Hobbit and Interstellar come in with four each. X-Men and Edge of Tomorrow have three apiece. Of the 10 films eligible …

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Costume Designers Guild (CDG Nominations: Birdman, Budapest, Hunger Games

  The 17th Costume Designers Guild nominations have chosen Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 among the best dressed of 2014. The group, which separates costumes into three categories (Contemporary, Period and Fantasy) revealed their nominations this morning via Twitter. Among a few surprises were a mention for Boyhood and Interstellar showing up in …

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‘Into the Woods’ Out of Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar Shortlist

As shocking as it may seem for a movie with Rapunzel’s hair and wicked witch old age makeup, the Sondheim movie musical was snubbed in the announcement of the seven films that will compete for three spots on Oscar nomination morning. Other high-profile films that didn’t make the cut were The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (LOTR fatigue, …

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2014 BFCA’s Critics’ Choice Nominations: Unbroken Reborn

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, comprised of 240 entertainment journalists from television, radio and the web, dropped their 2014 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations this morning and with it a resurgence in the seemingly dead Oscar chances of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Where the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globes snubbed the film (and Jolie) entirely, the BFCA embraced it …

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2015 Oscars: 10 Films Qualify for Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy announced on Friday that ten films have advanced in the Visual Effects Oscar category. Notably missing are Edge of Tomorrow, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings. The list: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Godzilla Guardians of the Galaxy The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Interstellar Maleficent …

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Contender or Pretender Series: Unbroken

Welcome to Contender or Pretender 2014, a new Awardswatch series where, in each entry, we profile a different 2014 film and try to determine whether or not it is bound for Oscar glory next winter.  The subject of our inaugural entry is perhaps the most high-profile early contender for the 2014 inaugural season, thanks to the presence of one of …

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Disney Unveils New Maleficent Poster

In what looks to be a banner year for Angelina Jolie, Disney has released a new Maleficent poster to whet your appetite. They’ve also kicked off a new Twitter handle (@Maleficent) and check out the ‘Dream’ trailer below as well:   Maleficent opens May 30, 2014.

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