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90th Oscar Nominations Return to Live Announcement

90th Oscars® Nominations Announcement Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:22 a.m. PST/8:22 a.m. EST/1:22 p.m. GMT/9:22 p.m. CST After last year’s not very well-received pre-taped announcement of the 89th Oscar nominations, this year returns to a two-part live announcement.. The 90th Academy Awards® nominations in all 24 Oscar® categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation on Tuesday, January 23, via global live stream ...

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2018 Oscars: Is this the year Meryl Streep finally misses?

The always venerable Meryl Streep finally vulnerable in an Oscar race? I feel like we have this discussion every other year. Will the Academy’s most-nominated actress finally fail to earn an Oscar nomination? Inevitably, every time we do we acquiesce to the fact that, yes, she’s getting nominated. Look at last year: Florence Foster Jenkins was a cute film and ...

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Key Dates and Deadlines Between January 1st and the Oscars (March 4th)

It’s the new year and we now enter what is essentially Phase II of awards season. The majority of critics’ groups have announced winners (or at least nominees) with some still to reveal this month. But January is where the heavy hitters land with the televised awards: The Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and the Screen Actors Guild. It’s also when ...

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2018 Oscars: Can you get an acting Oscar nomination with no precursors?

  The short answer? Yes. It’s happened quite a bit, actually. In all but three of the last 14 years we’ve had at least one name announced on Oscar nomination morning that didn’t land any major precursor, those precursors being Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA. While we still have BAFTA to announce their nominations (January 9th) ...

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Interview: Ann Marie Fleming on why WINDOW HORSES is one of the year’s most timely animated features in the Oscar race

At a time where multiple nations are battling xenophobia and striving to achieve tolerance and cultural exchange, Asian-Canadian filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming brings an animated marvel, Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming, that couldn’t have come at a more interesting time. Hollywood at large, and the animation industry specifically, is trying to have a better representation of ...

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2018 Oscars: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk’ Among 141 Scores Eligible for Original Score Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 141 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2017 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title: “Alien: Covenant,” Jed Kurzel, composer “All I See Is You,” ...

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SAG Noms: Where is the Race Now?

The Screen Actors Guild nominations gave us another piece of the Oscar puzzle today. Some of it made things much clearer while some of it made an already wild season even wilder. What we can do though is really begin to build a picture and a path to the Oscars for individual films and performances. This is the first real ...

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2018 Oscars: Final Predictions for the Foreign Language Film Shortlist

It’s been an exciting 10 weeks during which we analyzed almost 30 films in the Foreign Language Film Oscar race, a number that represents around 30% of the total films in contention. These 30 films included some of the highest-profile and most obscure films vying for the noms, and represented countries from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. While it’s ...

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