THE BRIEF

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Our friends at Fandor have created a cool digital flip book detailing an “alternative history” of the Academy Awards. In its pages, you won’t find a dry recap of the films that have won Oscar gold over the years. Instead they have opted for a less traditional approach, featuring: Films ...
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“I talked to my friends in the Academy and none of them are voting for Boyhood,” an Academy member told me. Actually, I don’t think of him as an Academy ...
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The CAS are the Cinema Audio Society, founded in 1964. They began holding their own awards ceremonies in 1994. The reason the CAS don’t call themselves a guild (like the ...
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Golden Bear: Taxi (Jafar Panahi) Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years Best Actor: Tom Courtenay, 45 Years Best Director: (tie) Radu Jude for Aferim! and Malgorzata Szumowska for Body Silver ...
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On Sunday Night 60 Minutes aired a segment about Selma with Ava DuVernay with veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon. Yesterday, tragically, Bob Simon was killed in a car crash on ...
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There is something very wrong with the system the Academy has now put in place to choose Best Picture. Relying on Oscar voters to pick their five favorites of the ...
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The Santa Barbara Film Festival premiered Niki Caro’s film for Disney, McFarland, USA to a rousing reception. I guess you’d have to be a native Californian, or Hispanic, to really ...
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UPDATED: Much better quality clip Just for fun, here’s Mike Leigh in 2010, with a few choice words to say about the BAFTAs and the Oscars
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OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Fox Searchlight Pictures) OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIES LESLI LINKA GLATTER Homeland, “From ...
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Filmmusiccritics.org Nominations for outstanding Film, TV, Game, Documentary Music COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR • The Grand Budapest Hotel, music by Alexandre Desplat • How to ...
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Thanks, Vanity Fair, for all dirty sexy search terms. Need to see more? After the cut, topless Jennifer Lawrence holds a huge cockatoo, I kid you not. From Vanity Fair: ...
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US Cinema U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary: The Wolfpack U.S. Dramatic Directing Award: Robert Eggers for The ...
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This weekend, the all important Ace Eddies will be held and two films will win in their individual categories – drama and musical/comedy. The common wisdom right now is that ...
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It’s funny how last year there were three movies: 12 Years a Slave, Gravity and American Hustle. This year, there have been three movies since Telluride: Boyhood, Birdman and The ...

TV

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The Limited Series and TV movie categories are going to be the most nail-biting of the entire Emmy season. They are crammed with excellent entertainment and stacked with insanely strong ...
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ADTV discusses the challenges of acting and directing with House of Cards’ Robin Wright House of Cards season four ended with TV’s powerful and ruthless couple Francis and Claire Underwood ...
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Does a recent analysis of IMDb’s user ratings of women-centered shows extend to the Television Academy? Earlier this week, stats-based website FiveThirtyEight published a piece that studied the way gender ...
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ADTV discusses the challenges of being Empire’s Cookie Lyon with Taraji P. Henson, the woman behind the sass I grew up in the hood, so I know what it’s like ...
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Reid Scott talks to ADTV about Veep’s continued success under a new showrunner and Dan Egan’s future in D.C. Veep’s Dan Egan is the most underrated character on HBO’s Emmy ...
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Two seismic events happened on TV this week. Will Emmy take a closer look at Vera Farmiga or Emilia Clarke? Naturally, all spoiler warnings apply if you haven’t caught up ...
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Producer Stephen Garrett discusses the hot miniseries The Night Manager and its path from novel to film If you’re not watching the critically acclaimed miniseries The Night Manager, then AMC ...
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Better Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn talks with AwardsDaily TV about the acting, scripting, and filmmaking craft behind the smash cable drama When talking to Rhea Seehorn, you’re immediately taken aback ...
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Are we ignoring potential major comic actresses in the Comedy Emmy Tracker categories? On this week’s Water Cooler Podcast, the AwardsDaily TV team took a look at the leading candidates ...
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AwardsDaily TV talks to Chris Noth about The Good Wife, political marriages, and the next stage in his television career The morning after the series finale of CBS’s The Good ...


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FRONTRUNNERS

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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Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea



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