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Critics’ choices or Oscar predictions? BFCA announces nominations

“The single most accurate precursor to the Oscars….“. If ever it was more blatantly clear what the Broadcast Film Critics Association is actually trying to do each year, it was today when they made their nominations for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards public. The list is filled with the usual suspects, with hardly a suprise in sight. Perhaps the biggest …

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Critics Societies Roundup 3

Another day, another roundup of critics organizations. First, the San Francisco Critics Circle chose their winners (updated list to be found here). Then we have the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, which can sometimes surprise with some cool, leftfield picks. Not so this year, as they mostly went gaga over 12 Years A Slave, which took home six wins. And …

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Can you shorten it a little: Makeup & Haistyling shortlist announced

After today, there are only seven hopefuls left for winning the Oscar for Best Makeup & Hairstyling, as the shortlist in this category was announced today. Known for their sometimes idiosyncratic (but valid) choices, not deterred by what’s popular in the Oscar race at large, the branch didn’t fail again this year, singling out films like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters …

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Critics Societies Roundup 2

A few more critics organizations have cast their vote, so time for round-up two. The first one is the Washington DC Film Critics Association, which in fact already announced their nominations and winners last week, but we shamefully overlooked them. And then yesterday we had the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (which continued the Curious Case of Bradley Cooper), and …

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114 Eligible for Original Score Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its list of 114 feature film scores that will be competing for the five nominations. When nominations ballot are sent to members of the music branch, it will include a reminder list; those voters will pick up to five scores in order of preference. The five scores with the highest number …

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SAG + GG = No Oscar Nom?

Yep, it happens. Almost every year. While most performers can rest comfortably that they’ll get an Oscar nomination once they’ve secured a Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nomination, it doesn’t always work out that way. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a previous Oscar winner, the biggest star in the world or a newcomer no one’s heard of. It …

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Golden Globe Nominations: American Hustles, HFPA Says N’Oprah

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have spoken and they showed love for American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave with seven nominations each while showing minimal support for high profile films like The Wolf of Wall Street and August: Osage County, giving them just two. The biggest shocker of the morning was the complete snub of Lee Daniels’ The Butler. …

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Gold Rush Gang: Golden Globe Nominations Predictions

The Gold Rush Gang have a few things to say about the Golden Globe nominations, especially…what is going on with Supporting Actor?? After today’s Screen Actors Guild nominations the Gang went scrambling to check and re-check their predictions here. Will the rise of Barkhad Abdi and the fall of Bradley Cooper continue? Will James Gandolfini add a Golden Globe nomination …

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Screen Actors Guild Television Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild television nominations were revealed this morning and saw very little new shows or performers break though. The usual suspects in comedy of Modern Family, 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory dominated with three nods apiece while Girls was snubbed. Over in drama Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones led with three nominations apiece …

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