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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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MVFF38 Preview: ‘Brooklyn’

  The story of young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (played by Saiorse Ronan) coming to America in the 1950s, Brooklyn is so carefully crafted and old fashioned that subverts any real drama in favor of a beautiful presentation. Remember that bowl of candy at your grandma’s house? You know the one; it looks delicious but then you go to pick …

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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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Critics Choice Combine TV and Film Awards; Makes Dig at Golden Globes

  The president of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), Joey Berlin, announced today that the two previously separate awards ceremonies will be combined into a single three-hour event next January 17th, the week after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards announces their winners in film and television for 2015. Berlin took the …

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MVFF38 Preview: ‘I SMILE BACK,’ starring Sarah Silverman

  Comedian Sarah Silverman is a complete revelation in her first leading dramatic film role as an upper class soccer mom with daddy issues and a serious drug problem in I Smile Back. That might sound like I’m diminishing the returns of her performance but only because she rises so far above material that isn’t terribly original. The thing that …

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MVFF38 Preview: ‘TRUTH,’ starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford

  Based on the book “Truth and Duty: The Press, The President and the Power of Privilege” by Pulitzer and Emmy winning television producer Mary Mapes and detailing the explosive story of then President George W. Bush’s questionable history with the National Guard during the Vietnam War, Truth is a riveting piece of cinema with a powerhouse performance by two-time …

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