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Build By Guild: How to Create a Best Picture Nominee

  Anne Thompson often says (and I’m paraphrasing) that it takes support from all branches to really make a Best Picture nominee and I agree. While actors make up the majority of the voters in the Academy (1,138, to be exact), when a film has the support of the film editors, the cinematographers and the sound people to build those numbers …

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2015-2016 Awards Tally: Who’s Won What?

  Here’s who’s won the critics and industry awards so far this season, leading up to the big one – The Oscars. After dominating the critics awards, Mad Max: Fury Road and Spotlight took a back seat to The Big Short, which won the Producers Guild of America award, the most surefire precursor to the Best Picture Oscar. But then, …

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Winners – Iñárritu Beats Linklater

Well, it happened; Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of 2014 for Birdman, besting perceived frontrunner Richard Linklater for Boyhood. THE WINNERS: Feature Film Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman This is Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA …

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