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2018 Oscars: ‘Shape of Water’ wins Best Pic; Jordan Peele makes history

  After one of the wildest awards seasons in years; a strange combination of rubber-stamped acting winners and a completely up in the air Best Picture race, Guillermo del Toro’s adult fairy tale The Shape of Water came out triumphant, winning Best Picture, Director, Score and Production Design. The Shape of Water came into the Oscars with wins from the …

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Did the Berlin Film Festival Kick off the 2019 Oscar Race?

  The Berlin Film Festival ended yesterday after a strong competition lineup and a shocking Golden Bear win for Touch Me Not, an explicit film about intimacy and sexual desires. Last year, the Berlinale played a considerable role in launching several Oscar hopefuls, having screened four of the 9 eventual Foreign Language Oscar shortlisted films in addition to Best Picture …

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2018 Oscars : 6 Observations on this year’s Animated Short Film Race

Two weeks ago, AMPAS announced its Oscar nominations in all 24 categories and like every year, there were surprises and snubs. The Animated Short Film race is one that’s rarely commented on – except when there are notable snubs or surprising inclusions. This year was no different – except that there was one big snub that had everyone truly puzzled. …

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2018 Oscars: 7 Observations on the 2018 Foreign Language Film Race

On January 23, the Oscar nominations were revealed in all categories and as expected, there were a few surprises in the Foreign Language Film category. There were surprises, snubs and sure bets that made it in. This year’s race was one of the most interesting to follow and it looks like several important records were broken this year. Here are …

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Is Daniel Day-Lewis a Phantom Threat in Best Actor?

When the Oscar nominations were announced this week there probably wasn’t a bigger surprise than the huge surge and strength of Paul Thomas Anderson’s very late-breaking Phantom Thread. The film had been ignored by every major guild, including SAG, DGA and PGA, yet managed to earn six Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress …

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2018 Oscars: 90th Academy Awards Nomination Breakdown

The Oscar nominations are never without a few ‘she has how many nominations?’ and ‘is that really the first time this has happened?’ so here is a list of facts and superlatives of the 90th Academy Award nominations in Best Picture, Director, Acting categories, Writing categories, Animated Feature and Foreign Language Film. You can also check out my companion piece …

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2017-2018 Acting Precursor Breakdown: BFCA – GG – SAG – BAFTA – Oscar

Here is the list of every contender to receive a Critics’ Choice (BFCA), Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and/or BAFTA nomination for the 2017-2018 awards season on the way to Oscar nominations. 11 people achieved all four precursors and, unlike last year with Amy Adams (Arrival), every one of them earned an Oscar nomination. Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, …

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2018 Oscars: Who Are the Frontrunners Now?

The Oscar nominations are in, giving us some solid intel as well as provided us with some questions that only the next phase of awards season will tell. The Shape of Water continued to be a nomination behemoth, grabbing a field-best 13 today. It just won the Producers Guild prize last weekend. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned seven nominations …

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