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Academy reveals Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting winners

Scripts to be performed at live read in November Three individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 8, …

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Toronto Film Festival Winners: ‘Green Book’ drives into the Oscar race

The Peter Farrelly race relations road comedy Green Book, starring Academy Award winner Mashershala Ali (Moonlight) and Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, Captain Fantastic) has won the top prize at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. The win gives the film a massive boost in the Oscar race, where for many people it …

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Student Academy Award Winners Announced

All Winning Films Now Eligible for Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject Oscars  The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards®45th competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record …

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Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony…and they’re not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters …

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Review: Glenn Close is Oscar-worthy in ‘The Wife’

Glenn is ready for her Close-up in ‘The Wife’ No one can do a cold stare like Glenn Close. Throughout her new film, The Wife, Close, in a career-defining and Oscar-worthy performance, often sits just outside the film’s focus; usually to the side of her novelist husband Joe Castleman (played with pure academic arrogance and perfection by Jonathan Pryce), aiming …

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Lady Gaga Announces Dates for ‘Enigma,’ ‘Jazz & Piano’ Las Vegas Residency Shows

Lady Gaga has announced dates and details for her residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in Las Vegas, which kicks off Friday, December 28th. The two shows are described as:  “Lady Gaga Enigma – “a brand-new odyssey of her pop hits built as an experience unlike any other.”  “Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano” – featuring stripped-down versions of her hits as well as music from the Great …

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First trailer for Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ commemorates James Baldwin’s birthday

The long-awaited trailer to Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar-winning Moonlight is here. Jenkins has long been one of James Baldwin’s most ardent fans and debuts his adaptation of Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk on the celebrated author’s birthday, with Baldwin’s haunting words deeply embedded. “There are days when you wonder, what your role is in this country and what …

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Trailer for Mike Leigh’s ‘Peterloo’

Peterloo is latest film from 7-time Academy Award nominee Mike Leigh (Secrets and Lies, Happy-Go-Lucky), detailing the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform. Written and directed by Leigh, the film stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil …

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