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87th Academy Award Winners: Birdman Soars

Birdman won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards, ending a 34-year streak since a film has won the top prize at the Oscars with a Film Editing nomination. The last Best Picture winner to do that was 1980’s Ordinary People. This was Fox Searchlight’s 2nd Best Picture winner in a row after triumphing with 12 Years a Slave last year. With Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, …

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FINAL Oscar Predictions from the Gold Rush Gang: The Bird vs. The Boy

We’re in the final stretch of what has been one of the craziest, most unpredictable Oscar season in years. So much so that the top prize of the Academy Awards, Best Picture, is still up for grabs. Will it be Boyhood or Birdman? Right now, the Gold Rush Gang is split almost down the middle. Just one point separates the …

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Oscar Podcast #23: FINAL Oscar Predictions…AHHH!!!!!

In Oscar podcast #23, Gold Rush Gang member Peter Cioth and myself, Erik Anderson, tear through all 24 Academy Awards categories to find the answer to the single question, “Who Will Win?” While many categories seem locked and loaded (how could anything beat The Grand Budapest Hotel in Production Design or Julianne Moore in Best Actress?) not only do we …

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Motion Picture Sound Editors Winners: Birdman, American Sniper, Unbroken

The winners of the 62nd annual Golden Reels, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) awards, honored the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue & ADR, Effects & Foley, and Music. Last year’s winners in the two major categories, Dialogue & ADR and Effects and Foley, went to Captain Phillips and Gravity, respectively. This year, Unbroken and American …

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Cinema Audio Society Winners: Birdman Takes Out the Sniper

Birdman chalked up yet another guild win, this time from the Cinema Audio Society which recognizes achievement in Sound Mixing. It bested American Sniper, which is also its closest competition for the Sound Mixing Oscar. Big Hero 6 won in the Animated category and in Television the awards went to Game of Thrones, Sherlock: His Last Vow and Modern Family. …

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2015 BAFTA Winners: Boyhood Plucks Birdman’s Wings

The EE British Academy Film Awards have chosen Boyhood as the best film of 2014. The film also won Director for Richard Linklater and Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette. The awards began with The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash laying waste to the competition, devouring the tech awards between just the two of them until Birdman came along for its …

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Directors Guild of America (DGA) Winners – Iñárritu Beats Linklater

Well, it happened; Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the Directors Guild of America award for Best Director of 2014 for Birdman, besting perceived frontrunner Richard Linklater for Boyhood. THE WINNERS: Feature Film Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman This is Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category for Babel in 2006. He won the DGA …

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