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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Wins Big at the ANNIE Awards

Although The Boxtrolls lead the nomination tally going into the awards, How to Train Your Dragon 2 won six awards at the 42nd ANNIE Awards this weekend, including Directing, Editing, Music, Storyboarding, Character Animation in an Animated Feature as well as the big one itself, Best Animated Feature. The Boxtrolls won Best Production Design and Best Voice Acting (Ben Kingsley) …

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REVIEW: ‘Annie’ (2014)

It’s been three decades since the last time we saw Annie on the big screen and with a winking poke at the traditionally (white) red-headed and cheerful moppet we’re used to it lets you know right off the bat that this isn’t the previous generation’s Annie; it’s a modernized, Twitter-ized and street smart update. Quvenzhané Wallis, the Oscar-nominated star of …

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2015 Oscars: 79 Original Songs Eligible for 87th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that 79 songs are eligible for the Original Song Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards, up just a bit from 75 last year. That is, barring another “Alone, Yet Not Alone” controversy. But with Christian Mingle: The Movie with no submitted songs, that’s probably not happening. There is a song …

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2014 Golden Globes Preview and Predictions from the Gold Rush Gang

The 72nd Golden Globe nominations are tomorrow morning and AwardsWatch’s Gold Rush Gang has the web’s best predictions right here. Looking at a cross-section of the GRG there is total agreement in Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama), Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama), Best Screenplay and Best Animated Film. From there …

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