THE BRIEF

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I don’t quite know what to make of this poll of the 17,000 or so DGA members in celebration of their 80th year. They pick some good movies, but is Birdman really a better directed film than All the President’s Men, the Grapes of Wrath, Unforgiven, Rashomon, Network? It shows ...
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Back in 2007 when the Obamas first came on to the scene, director Richard Tanne was mesmerized by the looks Barack and Michelle were exchanging. Fascinated by the First Couple, ...
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Nathaniel Rogers has sketched an outline for what the Best Actress race might look like. He has smartly divided up the field between veterans and the hottest of the moment. ...
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Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story ...
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The news about Passengers coming out of CinemaCon made it sound like a comedy, maybe not aimed squarely at the Oscars. But some further digging indicates that it’s not a ...
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2016 Cannes Jury George Miller – President (Director, Writer, Producer – Australia) Arnaud Desplechin  (Director, Writer – France) Kirsten Dunst  (Actress– United States) Valeria Golino (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – ...
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The Founder is tells the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s ...
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Unthinkably sad news. Posting this as a place for us to sign the memorial guestbook for Prince.
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There has to be a reason why Telluride often calls the Best Picture winner. This trend, like all trends, is destined to be broken at some point. Every year we ...
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The new trailer for Girl on a Train is great, meeting all expectations for fans of the novel, at least so far. If you’ve not yet read it, I strongly ...
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions has set a date for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Sunday, January 8, 2017. The ceremony will air on ...
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Every so often a writer shines in our huddled little world of film coverage. That writer this week is Mark Harris, on the Oscar beat at Vulture this year. Harris ...
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The powerful trailer offering us a first look at Birth Of A Nation has arrived. Produced, Written, and Directed by Nate Parker, the film tells the story about Nat Turner, ...
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(Press Release) – Disney’s “The BFG” is to receive a Gala screening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The fantasy-adventure film will screen out of competition at the Palais des ...


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Yeah, I saw this list a couple of days ago and frowned. ...
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Right below BM is All about Eve. That completely negate ...
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I'm with you here, Sasha. This list is rancid steaming ...

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FRONTRUNNERS

Best PicturEBirth of a Nation
Manchester by the Sea




Best ActorCasey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Nate Parker, Birth of a Nation



Best ActresS


Supporting ActoR


Supporting ActresS


Director
Nate Parker, Birth of a Nation
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea



Original Screenplay


Adapted Screenplay

Editing

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Costume Design


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Foreign Language Feature



Documentary Feature


Animated featureZootopia
The Little Prince


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Live Action Short

Animated Short


Documentary Short



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