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AwardsWatch’s Best Films of 2013

Onto 2014, where we will look forward to many new releases coming out this year. AW has taken this opportunity to provide staff member’s top ten films of last year. We know these lists don’t mean anything, it’s just a bit of fun. That’s why we’re doing it, that and its our inaugural best of list.

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ICS nominations: Who the hell is Anton Adasinsky?

And now for something completely different? That old Monty Python classic was on our mind as we perused the nominations revealed today by the International Cinephile Society for their 11th ICS Awards. Known for always making the most idiosyncratic picks of the awards season, they sure don’t disappoint this year. Where else would Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways pick up six …

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Critics societies roundup 7

Also known as 'the stragglers'. Or 'the organizations that can't be bothered to design a logo' (we're looking at you, Iowa and Oklahoma!). But still, critics organizations they are, so we will round them up and present their choices, for this last roundup before this week's Oscar nominations. Georgia picked their winners a few days after announcing their nominees, while …

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ACE Eddie Nominations:

12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Captain Phillips continued their domination of the guild awards nominations with nods from the American Cinema Editors guild today. They’re competing in the Dramatic category with Gravity and somewhat surprise nominees Her and Saving Mr. Banks. Rush was seen as a favorite here but missed out. It’s still a contender for an Oscar …

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USC Scripter nominations: Who Maisie Surprised

Well, us. And you as well, probably. The University of Southern California chose its annual five for the USC Scripter award, honoring both the original authors and the screenwriters who adapted them. What’s interesting to note is, and this is in part due to the WGA’s myriad of exclusions, is that the nomination today makes Captain Phillips the only film …

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CDG Nominations: Spandex and Cowboy Hats

One more set of nominations today, this time from the guild that designs pretty clothes, the Costume Designers Guild. These folks always have three categories for film, Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary. It’s the first category that usually does best when it comes to the actual Oscar nominations, so expect at least three or four of those to show up on …

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ASC nominations, all seven of them. Wait, seven?

We are still working our way through interpreting today’s BAFTA nominations a bit, but there are more guilds announcing their nominations today, one of them being the American Society of Cinematographers. For some reason, they chose seven nomination this year. An odd number, but it does accommodate for all films that were expected here. Perhaps not expected, but nonetheless very …

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BAFTA nominations: Hustle, Wolf soar. Her and Dallas biggest losers

We are still trying to let these sink in, but the BAFTA nominations have sure shaken things up a bit. Just some short observations right now (expect much more discussion about these in an upcoming podcast): American Hustle and The Wolf Of Wall Street did excellent here, especially the former, which grabbed nominations in all four acting categories. Meanwhile, DiCaprio …

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DGA nominations: Wolf rises, Nebraska left out in the cold

The Directors Guild of America announced their nominations today, and made the battle for those final spots interesting again. The expected four were all there: Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity, Steve McQueen for 12 Years A Slave, David O. Russell for American Hustle, and Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips. Nabbing the fifth and final spot was veteran Martin Scorsese for The …

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