Sniper Surges, Announces its Presence with Authority, Lines up to Take Oscars
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Sniper Surges, Announces its Presence with Authority, Lines up to Take Oscars

Lock and load. For years I’ve been covering the Oscar race and when Clint Eastwood…

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Explaining Academy’s Diversity Problem in Two Minutes
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Explaining Academy’s Diversity Problem in Two Minutes

The world is changing so fast around the Academy – I don’t think it even…

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George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”
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George Lucas on the Oscars, “It’s a Political Campaign.”

Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn’t want to be. Speaks…

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Two Quick Fixes to Modernize the Academy and Bring them into the Modern World
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Two Quick Fixes to Modernize the Academy and Bring them into the Modern World

There’s this funny joke that goes something like this, why does a dog lick his…

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The State of the Race: The Nominations are in, Who is Winning What?
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The State of the Race: The Nominations are in, Who is Winning What?

The Best Picture race has just got a little more interesting. Where Boyhood still has…

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Picture of the day: Boyhood on the cover of EW
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Picture of the day: Boyhood on the cover of EW

Boyhood continues to be the darling of Awards Season. Earlier today, the film picked up…

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87th Annual Academy Awards nominations
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87th Annual Academy Awards nominations

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards Best motion picture of the year “American Sniper” Clint…

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Best Picture: So Now We Have the Strongest Five, What Next?
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Best Picture: So Now We Have the Strongest Five, What Next?

The five strongest and most popular films heading into the race are: Boyhood The Imitation…

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David Fincher and Ben Affleck to Give Awards Season the Drilling it Deserves in Strangers on a Plane
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David Fincher and Ben Affleck to Give Awards Season the Drilling it Deserves in Strangers on a Plane

How perfect that the news would break about Strangers on a Plane the same morning…

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DGA Preview – They Announce Tomorrow
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DGA Preview – They Announce Tomorrow

The Directors Guild will add their voice to the mix that will have no influence…

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The State of the Race: The BAFTA Confirms Predictable Consensus
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The State of the Race: The BAFTA Confirms Predictable Consensus

Selma: History, Film and Truth
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Selma: History, Film and Truth

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivers the Last Word with a lesson about how and why filmmakers…

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An Evening with Academy Members, in the Presence of the Frontrunner, as Voting Comes to a Close
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An Evening with Academy Members, in the Presence of the Frontrunner, as Voting Comes to a Close

The Chateau Marmont sits on a slump of a hillside off Sunset Boulevard in West…

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BAFTA Preview and the BAFTA Surprise
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BAFTA Preview and the BAFTA Surprise

Tonight, the BAFTAs will announce their nominees. But they, like the winners of the Golden…

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The ASC Announces Cinematography Nominees
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The ASC Announces Cinematography Nominees

And they are, as follows: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Unbroken Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game…

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The State of the Race: The American Non-Dream and its Lost Boys
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The State of the Race: The American Non-Dream and its Lost Boys

“America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely…

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WGA Preview and Predictions
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WGA Preview and Predictions

The Writers Guild will announce their winners tomorrow AM. Where in previous years the WGA’s…

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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool
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The Selma Controversy and its Convenient Timing…Oscar Dirty Pool

Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door
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Best Picture 2015: When History Comes Knocking, Don’t Close the Door

This year’s race for Best Picture has some wonderful films in the lineup suddenly. There…

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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette
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David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. in this Featurette

One of the reasons, probably the biggest reason, Selma was shut out of the Producers…

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