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Chris Rock is your host for the Oscars

It’s official; Chris Rock will return to the Academy Awards to host the 2016 Oscars. He famously hosted the 2005 show, in which he roasted the Academy for its lack of diversity in its acting nominations and looking at the list of potentials and likely nominees this year he should have a lot to rant about. Even a cursory glance …

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Full-Length ‘Joy’ Trailer – “Money, Crime, Betrayal”

After a rousing first test screening and a secret one last night of a drastically different cut (and with dismal results), the full-length trailer for the highly anticipated Christmas release ” is here. Once again employing a 1960s era song (the first trailer used a choral version of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” this new one features The Ronettes’ …

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81 Countries in Competition For 2015 Foreign Language Film OSCAR®

  LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®. Currently, the frontrunners are ARGENTINA (The Clan), AUSTRIA (Goodnight Mommy), BRAZIL (The Second Mother), COLOMBIA (Embrace the Serpent), GERMANY (Labyrinth of Lies), HUNGARY (Son of Saul), ICELAND (Rams), SWEDEN (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence), …

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‘Joy’ Screens: It’s a Major Oscar Player

  The highly anticipated Christmas release Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, screened last night in LA and AwardsWatch* was there to take in what was either going to be a huge success or a big disappointment. Being one of the few films that has yet to be seen in full (The Revenant and The Hateful Eight are other majors), it’s kind …

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Universal Hits Awards Trail with Blockbusters and Best Picture Hopes

  After breaking all box office records with its massive hits Jurassic World, Furious 7, Minions and Straight Outta Compton, Universal Pictures is now setting out for Oscar glory with the For Your Consideration page of its 2015 films. With films crossing multiple genres, the studio stands a chance at some major hardware this season after a last year saw …

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A24 First Studio of the Season To Launch Awards Page

  After just missing the mark with Spring Breakers in 2013 and A Most Violent Year last year, up and coming indie studio A24 isn’t messing around this year and becomes the first studio to launch its For Your Consideration awards site. A24 has a very robust batch of films to campaign for this year, including the Amy Winehouse documentary …

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New Trailer for Bradley Cooper’s ‘Burnt’

A new trailer popped up for the Bradley Cooper chef movie Burnt, a film that’s gone through more title changes than 2013’s The Butler. It starts out seeming like a thriller then moves into drama and ends in light comedy. It feels like The Weinstein Company has no idea how to market the movie so they’re going for every market. That …

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France Picks ‘Mustang’ Over Cannes-winner ‘Dheepan’ for Foreign Language Oscar

  In a rather surprising move, France has chosen the crowd-pleasing Mustang to represent the country over the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Dheepan from Jacques Audiard. Curiouser still, the jury that made the decision included Thierry Fremeaux, Cannes’ artistic director. No slacker in the awards department, Mustang won a Directors’ Fortnight Europa Cinemas prize at Cannes this year and will be …

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Winners of the 2015 Student Academy Awards® Announced

  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 15 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 42nd Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by actors Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Mitchell, Oscar®-winning …

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