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2019 Emmys: Who will join Bill Hader in the Emmy lineup for Best Comedy Actor?

Unlike the dragon scorched wasteland that is the Drama acting races, the comedy field is filled to the brim with possible nominees and potential winners with only last year’s Best Comedy Actor winner Bill Hader (Barry) a sure thing for a nomination.  Also attempting a return: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish); Ted Danson (The Good Place) and William H. Macy (Shameless). Both …

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Black Reel Awards Nominations: Moonlight Leads with 13

Moonlight continued its critics’ nomination domination with a field-best 13 nominations from the Black Reel Awards. That included three nominations in supporting actor (for Mahershala Ali, Andre Holland, and Ashton Sanders) plus another three in a single category – Breakthrough Performance, Male – where Alex Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes, and Sanders were nodded.  Fences followed closely with 10 nominations, including three …

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47th NAACP Image Awards: Creed, Compton, black-ish Big Winners

  The NAACP Image Awards don’t often get a lot of press but this year is different. In the face of the overwhelming backlash against the Oscars snubbing any acting nominees who are people of color, the timing and need for recognition by the NAACP couldn’t be more crucial. To be clear, this is (and always will be) more than …

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REVIEW: ‘Miles Ahead’ (★★★)

  “Get the fuck off me, Hitler” Don Cheadle’s gaudy, prismatic passion-project biopic Miles Ahead just had its world premiere. It was the closing night film of the New York Film Festival and it is very much an anti-thesis to Marc Abraham’s recent I Saw the Light. The contrast is dramatic. Where I Saw the Light is dull, Miles Ahead …

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When Oscar Bait Fails: How Film Festival Response Makes or Breaks a Film

  What has happened to this Oscar season? The Toronto International Film Festival, currently underway, is normally the jumping off point, or in some cases the breeding ground, for the season’s major Oscar players and for the most part many of them are here. But one by one, they’ve been shot down, bang bang. Hype and hope collided and didn’t …

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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Don Cheadle’s ‘MILES AHEAD’

Wouldn’t you know it, right after we post our August predictions for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress comes the news that Don Cheadle’s decade-long Miles Davis passion project and directorial debut Miles Ahead, which is set to close the New York Film Festival, gets a pick up today from Oscar powerhouse Sony Pictures Classics. We saw this happen at last …

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Gold Rush Gang 2016 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (August)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) remain in a locked, heated battle with neither contender moving in placement nor in vote totals. That means Redmayne is champion once again and that DiCaprio is in a familiar place, 2nd. DiCaprio could be perceived as lucky though as this month saw The Revenant faltering in the top two categories, …

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