Some of the best cinema of the year is present in the short list of live action short films from which the nominating committee will select five. That’s going to be tough, as each of these films is so wonderfully done they could be features. It’s too bad there isn’t ...

UPDATE: Since we realize a lot of people will only now be having a chance to see The Revenant, Rob has generously extended the ballot deadline to 8 p.m. Saturday. ...
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This is the first time since I’ve been covering the Oscar race that no film has checked all of the boxes a film normally needs to in order to win ...

The Last Word on Earth has a pretty great rundown of what to expect from tomorrow’s BAFTA announcement. One thing I’ve noticed from the UK critics vs. the American critics ...

Excellence in Contemporary Film Beasts of No Nation – Jenny Eagan Joy – Michael Wilkinson Kingsman: The Secret Service – Arianne Phillips The Martian – Janty Yates Youth – Carlo ...
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The USC Scripter theoretically gives their prize to both the original source material and the eventual script. The big surprise here is no Carol – which would have honored both ...

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom ...
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Though it was greeted with open arms by critics and even grew into a decently wide theatrical release, Grandma has been curiously absent from most of the awards conversation this ...

by Robin Write Ex Machina is a movie I saw very early on in the year, and we are talking the calendar year, which is not necessarily the one defined ...

In I Smile Back, Sarah Silverman plays Laney, a suburban wife and mother. She has everything; the perfect family, the perfect husband (Josh Charles), and a big house. But underneath, ...

That’s the ASC – and the nominees are:   Bridge of Spies Carol Mad Max: Fury Road The Revenant Sicario <–14th nomination!

by Tomris Laffly What an unpredictable awards season this continues to be. The race, as the current roster of strong contenders stands, is rich with some foreseen and some late-blooming ...

A month ago, in the first awards announcement of the season, the National Board of Review named Sicario one of the Top 10 Films of 2015. Then the NBR went ...

The last time a movie about two women in love took the critics by storm it was Blue is the Warmest Color, a film that was so good it didn’t ...

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"It goes to show that Citizen Kane is NOT the greatest ...
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Fellini's on there. 8 1/2 is Number 36, making it the s ...
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I think that the individual directors' trains of though ...
Sutherland has never been nominated? I had no idea! And ...

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Best PicturEBirth of a Nation
Manchester by the Sea

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

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

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Foreign Language Feature

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Animated featureZootopia
The Little Prince

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