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2014 Toronto International Film Festival Winners: The Imitation Game Takes People’s Choice, Leads Oscar Race

The Weinstein Company’s big Oscar push The Imitation Game, from Morten Tyldum and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, has won the People Choice at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, as many expected and predicted. The film made the biggest splash at the fest and is setting the cement for its strong awards season ahead. In the last six years, every …

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First clip of ‘Still Alice,’ starring Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart

You might notice we’ve been kind of pimping out this movie a lot recently, and we have. The film, starring four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart, features Moore as a Columbia University professor who develops early on-set Alzheimer’s at age 50. It’s a harrowing tale and filled with outstanding performances that were raved at its TIFF debut. …

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Can Julianne Moore Come Back to the Oscar Conversation with ‘Still Alice’?

  It’s been a strange year for Julianne Moore. She shocked everyone (including herself) by snagging the Best Actress award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Maps to the Stars then the film was horrifically mis-managed and handed off to Focus World (an off-shoot of Focus Features) for a possible 2015 VOD release. It’s still supposed to be getting …

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Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards Recipients

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby …

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Croisette Contenders and Palme Pretenders: Cannes Special Edition

Welcome back to AwardsWatch’s Contender or Pretender series, where this week we will be doing something a little bit different. This last Saturday concluded the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, cinema’s most prestigious film festival. There, Jane Campion’s jury awarded prizes to films from a wide variety of countries and filmmakers, ranging from a Hollywood star such as Julianne Moore, to …

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