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‘Dunkirk’ and ‘I,Tonya’ Win ACE Film Editing Guild Awards

Dunkirk and I, Tonya topped the ACE Eddie Awards for film editing last night, and both are nominated for the Film Editing Oscar. “The person I must thank the most is the genius director-creator, who produced this film: Christopher Nolan,” said Dunkirk editor Lee Smith as he accepted his award. “We’ve been through many warlike battles — not us, personally — with …

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2018 Oscars: 90th Academy Awards Nomination Breakdown

The Oscar nominations are never without a few ‘she has how many nominations?’ and ‘is that really the first time this has happened?’ so here is a list of facts and superlatives of the 90th Academy Award nominations in Best Picture, Director, Acting categories, Writing categories, Animated Feature and Foreign Language Film. You can also check out my companion piece …

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2018 Oscars: Who Are the Frontrunners Now?

The Oscar nominations are in, giving us some solid intel as well as provided us with some questions that only the next phase of awards season will tell. The Shape of Water continued to be a nomination behemoth, grabbing a field-best 13 today. It just won the Producers Guild prize last weekend. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned seven nominations …

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2017-2018 Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture Winner

The Best Picture Oscar nominees are out and we also have the beginning of guild awards season underway with winners from CSA, PGA and SAG to help set us on the path Build by Guild: Creating a Best Picture winner. Here is my ranking of who’s ahead based on who has the most guild nominations and wins, BAFTA nominations, what …

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2018 Oscars: The Snubs, the Surprises, the Facts and the Stats

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced and what, did you not expect some shocking snubs and surprise nominations? Well, this is the fun part. Breaking down the nominations to find the breakthroughs, the firsts, the records and the cause for celebration. Plus, we can get rid of some of the pesky stats that plague Oscar predicting! …

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90th Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, just one shy of the record. Dunkirk was next with 8, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with 7, Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread with 6 and Lady Bird with 5. Check out The Snubs, the Surprises, the Facts and the Stats. Here are the 2018 Oscar nominations for the 90th Academy Awards. Best Picture CALL ME BY YOUR NAME …

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Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Nominations: Baby, Baby, Baby

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) are always the last guild to reveal nominations and they can often give us the final clues to those sound categories as we edit our Oscar predictions in the 11th hour. The two big categories, Dialogue/ADR and Effects/Foley are the ones to pay attention to when it comes to Oscar and this year five …

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PGA and SAG Split and We Finally Have a Race on the Eve of Oscar Nominations

The Screen Actors Guild voted Three Billboards. The Producers Guild voted The Shape of Water. The Globes voted Three Billboards. The Critics’ Choice voted The Shape of Water. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a race on our hands and amazingly, it’s for two films with the same studio – Fox Searchlight. After a disastrous season last year with The Birth …

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