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2016 MTV Movie Award Winners: Star Wars Wins Movie of the Year

  Although the show isn’t set to air until this evening, the winners of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards have been announced (presumably to court more appearances from said winners, a la The People’s Choice Awards) and if being the biggest movie of all time wasn’t enough Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home three wins, including Movie of the Year. ...

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2016 MTV Movie Awards Nominations: Star Wars Leads with 11, Diversity Reigns

  Just when you thought awards season was over… Often acting as the anti-Oscars, the nominations for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards reflect some Oscar picks as well as a broader level of diversity in its choices that include Straight Outta Compton, Creed and Concussion among its nominees. Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads the pack with 11 nominations and ...

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16th Black Reel Award Winners: Creed Punches Its Way to the Top

  The boxing drama Creed delivered a TKO at the 16th Black Reel Awards, winning five awards: Outstanding Film, Outstanding Director (Ryan Coogler, Outstanding Actor (Michael B. Jordan) Outstanding Supporting Actress (Tessa Thompson) and Outstanding Screenplay (Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington). For a look at the full list of nominations go here. Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq found love with an Outstanding ...

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47th NAACP Image Awards: Creed, Compton, black-ish Big Winners

  The NAACP Image Awards don’t often get a lot of press but this year is different. In the face of the overwhelming backlash against the Oscars snubbing any acting nominees who are people of color, the timing and need for recognition by the NAACP couldn’t be more crucial. To be clear, this is (and always will be) more than ...

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2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Preview and Predictions (Film)

  Awards season marches on and this weekend are the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards. As we all know, this was an anomalous year with SAG correlating with the Oscars. Only two of the five Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture nominees made the Oscar Best Picture lineup of eight.  That means that Spotlight and The Big Short, the two ...

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2016 Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Nominations

  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens lead the 63rd Golden Reel Awards from the Motion Picture Sound Editors guild (MPSE), with three apiece. All four films, plus Sicario, were nominated for the Sound Editing Oscar this year. On the television side, Game of Thrones was the nomination leader with three mentions. ...

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PGA Preview and Winner Prediction: Spotlight, The Revenant or The Big Short?

  The Producers Guild of America announces their winner this Saturday with the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures and there are never been a more contentious year in recent memory as this one. There are three legitimate contenders for this prize in Spotlight, The Big Short and The Revenant. Even Mad Max: Fury Road ...

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Oscar Podcast #34: Post-Oscar Nomination Reactions, Controversy

In Oscar Podcast #34, recorded Sunday, January 17th I am joined by Gold Rush Gang members Kenneth Polischuk and Evan Kost to comb over what got snubbed (Carol!) and what overperformed (Room, The Revenant). We run down our predictions in all of the top categories (who’s the frontrunner – Spotlight? The Revenant? The Big Short?) and talk about the exhaustive research ...

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