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Sasha Stone has been around the Oscar scene since 1999. Almost everything on this website is her fault.
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One of the strangest aspects of 2014 is how so many films have been harpooned by critics, especially those aimed for the Best Picture race. At the same time, Oscar ...
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If you haven’t been listening to Serial, run don’t walk over to SerialPodcast and listen from Episode 1 on through to today’s final episode. A reporter named Sarah Koenig began ...
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You can watch the full video with commentary here: 1. Grand Budapest Hotel 2. Boyhood 3. Wild Tales 4. The Imitation Game 5. Ida 6. Citizenfour 7. Nightcrawler 8. The ...
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I’m not going to write another think piece about The Interview. But you’ve heard the rallying cry from comedians and bloggers and critics and journalists by now. Their point being: ...
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The Oscar race has never been as divisive as it is in 2014, with factions splitting from the whole to create new worlds where film represents different things for different ...
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Now that the critics have mostly laid out their own chosen films for the year, the separation between industry and critics could prove most dramatic in 2014 than it has ...
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BEST PICTURE: Boyhood BEST DIRECTOR: Richard Linklater–Boyhood BEST ACTOR: Michael Keaton–Birdman BEST ACTRESS: Julianne Moore–Still Alice BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: J.K. Simmons–Whiplash BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Patricia Arquette–Boyhood BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Wes ...
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Houston critics, as follows. Best Picture A Most Violent Year, A24 Films Birdman, Fox Searchlight Pictures Boyhood, IFC Films Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Inherent Vice, Warner Bros. Nightcrawler, Open ...
Cannes 2014: Mr Turner

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Their nominations as follows: 35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS FILM OF THE YEAR Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel Ida Leviathan Mr Turner Nightcrawler The Theory of Everything ...
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BEST PICTURE “Boyhood” (Mongrel Media) Runners-up “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (Fox Searchlight) “Inherent Vice” (Warner Bros.) BEST ACTOR Tom Hardy, “Locke” Runners-up Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Jake Gyllenhaal, ...
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I’ll start by saying no, I don’t think anyone can beat Julianne Moore for her performance in Still Alice. Twice nominated at the Golden Globes (like Kate Winslet was the ...
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The Oscar shortlist just released — kind of shocking to see no Into the Woods here. I thought it would be a shoo-in and perhaps the winner. They will pick ...
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Best Film: “Boyhood” Best Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”) Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) Best Actress: Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) Best Supporting Actress: Patricia ...
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The two strong lead acting contenders will be feted in Santa Barbara in late January.  Press release as follows: The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, presented by UGG® Australia, will ...
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This year’s race has kind of been all over the place. The big movies that came in the fall haven’t yet turned into the massive hits people were expecting them ...
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This is kind of a change in the usual list we see for winners (via Hitfix): Best Film “Birdman” Robert Altman Award For Best Director Richard Linklater, “Boyhood” Best Actor ...
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Two more films by women filmmakers have broken through this year. Their best hope for Oscar nods would be the screenplay categories. It is near impossible to crack any major ...
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Also titled, a room full of men stare adoringly at Angelina Jolie. Just kidding. Pretty great discussion overall. Worth a listen and a watch.
Cannes 2014: Mr Turner

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When is it Timothy Spall’s turn!? From Hitfix: European Film “Ida” European Comedy “The Mafia Only Kills in the Summer” European Director Pawel Pawlikowski, “Ida” European Actor Timothy Spall, “Mr. ...
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Golden Globe winner with 55 Conrado Falco (please write an email to us for prize info!) Runners-up with 53 Ali Deniz Sensoz Nikhil Arora Kudos to Moises Heredia, the only ...

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