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March 30, 2013

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The Future of the Academy to be Discussed … at the Academy

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The New York Times revealed that Dawn Hudson is asking Academy members for a group discussion on what they think the future of the Academy might be. Here are Awards Daily’s quick and dirty suggestions for topics members might bring up (and quickly get shot down by the status quo, but here’s to trying). 1. Create a new category for effects-driven film. The same way they have a category for…

5th Annual Lancashire Film Critics Awards

5th Annual Lancashire Film Critics Awards

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The Lancashire Film Critics are emerging with a reputation for awarding the best efforts of British filmmakers. Check out their interesting choices from the past 5 years. Best Film Les Misérables by Tom Hooper Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln Best Actress Andrea Riseborough – Shadow Dancer Best International Film The Master by Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director Tom Hooper – Les Misérables Best Screenplay Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound…

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King for a Day – the 30 Year Anniversary of King of Comedy to Close Tribeca

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Tribeca has announced that they will close with King of Comedy, one of Martin Scorsese’s best and most underrated films for this, their 30 year anniversary. “I’ve always been partial to comedians – the irreverence, the absurdity, the hostility, all the feelings under the surface – and to the old world of late night variety shows hosted by Steve Allen and Jack Paar and, of course, Johnny Carson, to the…

Jessica Chastain

Chastain, “Roles for Women Have Taken a Step Back”

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It’s refreshing to read a quote from an actress working today willing to criticize the kinds of roles offered to women now in Hollywood. Sure, it’s easy to get attention if you put on a bikini or a talk about sex. But women as actual people in film now? RARE. Said Chastain: When I look at today’s roles, it seems to me sometimes as if we had taken three steps…