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87th Annual Academy Awards nominations

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Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards Best motion picture of the year “American Sniper” Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan, Producers “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers “Boyhood” Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers ...

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DGA Preview – They Announce Tomorrow

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The Directors Guild will add their voice to the mix that will have no influence on Oscar voting, but could confirm the popularity of certain films. The DGA has roughly 14,500 members, where the Academy’s directing branch has around 400. No one really knows if this will be a year ...

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BAFTA Preview and the BAFTA Surprise

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Tonight, the BAFTAs will announce their nominees. But they, like the winners of the Golden Globes and the DGA will have no impact on how the Oscars are voted because their ballots are turned in tonight at 5pm.   The BAFTAs also have such a varied history it’s hard to ...

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The ASC Announces Cinematography Nominees

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And they are, as follows: Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Unbroken Óscar Faura for The Imitation Game Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Dick Pope, BSC for Mr. Turner Robert D. Yeoman, ASC for The Grand Budapest Hotel I believe that with this list we have only three films that have hit ...

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WGA Preview and Predictions

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The Writers Guild will announce their winners tomorrow AM. Where in previous years the WGA’s rules disqualified many of the writers who were up for Oscar nominations, this year, there doesn’t seem to be too much of a disconnect, with the exception of Selma and The Theory of Everything, neither ...

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Producers Guild Announce Nominees

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American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a. Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole Boyhood (IFC Films) Producers: Richard Linklater, p.g.a., Cathleen Sutherland, p.g.a. Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics) Producers: Megan ...

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Producers Guild No Guts, No Glory

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Since this race is really all over the map, with no really strong consensus emerging, it might be fun to do a No Guts, No Glory, something we don’t often do for the Producers Guild. For this, you don’t really need to go wildly off the wall – as in, ...

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