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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST PICTURE (April) – Widows is new #1

Widows from Oscar winner Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) is the new top pick for Best Picture for April as Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, which was just announced to debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month, falls to #4. Although BlacKkKlansman was expected to hit Cannes, now that it officially has been announced and that it has a release …

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Academy Launches 2018 Student Academy Award Competition

Winners Eligible for Oscars® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2018 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1. The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible accredited institution. …

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Melissa McCarthy forges a dark path in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ trailer

Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy gets serious in the first trailer for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, the follow-up from Marielle Heller, whose debut The Diary of a Teenage Girl earned her critical acclaim and a DGA nomination for First Feature in 2016. McCarthy plays real-life bio-author Lee Israel who penned lavish best sellers on the lives of celebrities like …

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Why Should I Care About the Oscars?

Earlier this week, my very patient and supportive husband asked me this question. He doesn’t really watch movies very much anymore. He’s not that interested in seeing Gary Oldman or James Ivory win Oscars after long and prolific careers. He hasn’t even seen Call Me By Your Name. I’m on the opposite end, obviously – I’ve seen it five times. …

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Academy to End Paper Ballots for Oscars Next Year

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) announced that this will be the last year that Oscar voters will be using paper ballots to submit their choices for the Academy Awards. Starting next year, Academy members will be required to vote electronically, putting them in line with the Television Academy (the Emmys) and the Recording Academy (the Grammys) …

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2018 Oscars: Did the WGA help clear up Best Picture?

Well…yes and no. The predictions of who would win the Writers Guild award for Original Screenplay were generally pretty varied among seasoned Oscarologists. Get Out, the winner, was seen as the favorite but there were also trumpets blared for Lady Bird‘s last stand to stake a claim of a guild win (it did not) and then the creeping feeling that …

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Worst Picture/Best Picture: Showgirls and Braveheart (1995)

Showgirls – “From the deer in the headlights performance of Elizabeth Berkley, to the so far over the top that you need a telescope to look down at it dialogue, this film is a camp masterpiece. Never before have so many cliches and ridiculous scenarios been gathered in one film.” (khia213, IMDb.com) Braveheart – “With breathtaking skill, Gibson captures the exhilaration and …

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