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2015 Oscars: Oscar Nominee Reactions from The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, Sony Pictures Classics

Here are a handful of Oscar nominee reactions from the films The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything plus Sony Pictures Classics and more. THE IMITATION GAME Maria Djurkovic, production design nominee for The Imitation Game: “I am thrilled and delighted by this tremendous honour. Filmmaking is such a collaboration and to have so many of my colleagues on this …

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2015 Oscars: What’s In An Age?

Thanks to AW forum member stage_star for this rundown of age stats for this year (and last year’s) nominees. BEST DIRECTOR Oldest nominee: Richard Linklater, age 51 (last year: Martin Scorsese, age 71) Youngest nominee: Wes Anderson, age 45 (last year: Steve McQueen, age 44) Average age: 49 (last year: 55) Returning winners: – None Returning nominees:  Alejandro G. Iñarritu, Bennett Miller First time …

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The Oscar Race: Can The Imitation Game Beat Boyhood?

A funny thing happened with the Oscar nominations this morning. The Grand Budapest Hotel racked up a bunch of mentions in all major and tech categories, except no acting nods. Birdman also grabbed a ton, including three acting nominations, but not one for Film Editing. Boyhood got six; Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Film Editing and both Supporting categories. Then The …

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2015 Oscars: Are You a Hat or a Shoe? The Race for the 5th Spot

It seems like it happens almost every year; the main precursors announce their nominations in the acting categories and we can see the future of the Academy Awards. Or do we? New frontrunners emerge or existing ones maintain or build on their buzz, hype and lead. Our picture of the final five becomes clearer but in almost every category remains …

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2015 Oscars Poll: Which Five Foreign Language Film Finalists Will Be Oscar Nominated?

The finalists for the Foreign Language Film Oscar are in and not without some surprising inclusions (the Golden Globe-nominated Tangerines from Estonia) and some shocking snubs (Canada’s Mommy, Belgium’s Two Days, One Night and Turkey’s Winter Sleep). Film: Wild Tales, ARGENTINA Oscar History: 6 nominations with 2 wins. The only Latin American winning country. First time by director Damien Szifron. Since …

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‘Into the Woods’ Out of Makeup & Hairstyling Oscar Shortlist

As shocking as it may seem for a movie with Rapunzel’s hair and wicked witch old age makeup, the Sondheim movie musical was snubbed in the announcement of the seven films that will compete for three spots on Oscar nomination morning. Other high-profile films that didn’t make the cut were The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (LOTR fatigue, …

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2015 Oscars: 114 Original Scores Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that 114 original scores are eligible in the Original Score category for the 87th Academy Awards, the same number that qualified last year. A few high-profile films with scores deemed ineligible are Birdman, Foxcatcher, Whiplash and Wild. Composer Alexandre Desplat leads with five eligible films, Christophe Beck has four. The …

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