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First trailer for Ava DuVernay’s prison doc ’13th’ is a story “150 years in the making”

  The first trailer for 13th, from Ava DuVernay (Selma), is a searing indictment on the enslavement of the black community in the United States via the 13th amendment and the political and financial explosion of the for-profit US prison system. The documentary, the first from DuVernay, features archival footage and testimonies from activists, politicians, and historians, including Michelle Alexander, …

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REVIEW: ‘Creed’ (★★★★)

  In a year that has been filled with remakes, sequels and reboots it’s hard to imagine that what seems like another attempt to reboot the Rocky franchise (most recently was 2006’s Rocky Balboa) wouldn’t have a need to even exist. But make no mistake, this isn’t a seventh Rocky film, it’s the first Creed and it stands on its own. Not …

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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Winners: Top Pick is Under the Skin Flick

Oscars, Schmoscars, The AwardsWatch INOCAs (International Online Cinema Awards) winners have been announced! Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was the big winner, taking seven awards. It began with a field-best nine nominations,  only losing Film Editing and Original Score. All while being infamously snubbed in Best Picture. Under the Skin won Best Picture and Best Score, Marion Cotillard (Two …

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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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FINAL Oscar Predictions from the Gold Rush Gang: The Bird vs. The Boy

We’re in the final stretch of what has been one of the craziest, most unpredictable Oscar season in years. So much so that the top prize of the Academy Awards, Best Picture, is still up for grabs. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman? Right now, the Gold Rush Gang is split almost down the middle. Just one point separates the …

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AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Nominations: Grand Budapest Hotel, Under the Skin, Gone Girl Score

Just when you thought there weren’t any more film nominations… AwardsWatch’s International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) nominations are in there will be equal parts joy, confusion and seething rage at some of the choices. With a voting block based on the Awardswatch forum community, the nominations run from eclectic and obscure (check out Best Supporting Actor) to mainstream in some of …

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46th NAACP Image Award Winners: Selma, How to Get Away With Murder, black-ish and Beyoncé

The winners of the 46th NAACP Image Awards were announced last night and Selma dominated the motion picture categories winning Outstanding Motion Picture and three acting trophies for its cast (David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo and Common). Strangely though, its director, Ava DuVernay lost out to Antoine Fuqua for the Denzel Washington TV-to-film version of The Equalizer. Belle, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, …

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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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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics (GALECA) Name ‘Boyhood’ Film of the Year

DuVernay is Director of the Year for Selma  Moore and Redmayne Take Actor Prizes * * * * * Transparent shows five wins on TV side Kudrow, The Normal Heart also triumph   HOLLYWOOD, CA / Tuesday, January 20, 2015 — In perhaps the latest boost to stars and studios seeking the ultimate golden statuette this awards season, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA), comprised of over 110 …

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2015 Oscar Poll: Who Will Win the Producers Guild Award (PGA)?

This Saturday, January 24th, the Producers Guild of America will announce the winner of its 2015 award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, aka the PGA Best Picture. Seven of the eight films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar are in the running (Selma is not nominated here), plus Oscar-snubees Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Nightcrawler. What will the producers go for, and …

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