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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 people. The critics have risen up agains the general consensus in a pronounced way, most notably by taking much of the focus off of American […]
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Best Film: Boyhood (Richard Linklater) Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood Best Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler Best Actress: Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Best Original Screenplay: Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler Best Adapted Screenplay: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, ...
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BEST PICTURE Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST ACTOR Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler Michael Keaton – Birdman Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything BEST ACTRESS Julianne Moore – Still Alice Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon – Wild BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Edward Norton – Birdman Mark Ruffalo ...
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Just like a lot of actors, Jason Hall came to Hollywood to be an actor. He appeared on TV’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer as Devon MacLeish. He went on to appear in other shows. In 2009 Hall wrote a screenplay, Spread starring Ashton Kutcher. In 2010 Hall heard about America’s ...
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2014 Winners The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces its winners for the best films and performances of 2014. Best Picture Winner – Birdman Other Nominees: Boyhood Grand Budapest Hotel Selma Whiplash Best Comedy Film Winner – Grand Budapest Hotel Other Nominees: Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Movie Obvious Child St. ...
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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 in a while. This, because many studio films are waiting in the wings that could position themselves in the race ...
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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 Anderson–The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Gillian Flynn–Gone Girl BEST ART DIRECTION: The Grand Budapest Hotel BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (TIE): ...
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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 Road Films Selma The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fox Searchlight Pictures The Imitation Game, The Weinstein Compaany Whiplash, Sony Pictures Classics ...
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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 Under the Skin Whiplash FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Ida Leviathan Norte, The End of History Two Days, One ...
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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, “Nightcrawler” BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard, “The Immigrant” Runners-up Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Reese Witherspoon, “Wild” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR J.K. Simmons, ...
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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 year she won), and a career of brilliant performances behind her, Moore seems to have this sewn up. But. Here’s ...
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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 three of these: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” “Foxcatcher” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Guardians of the Galaxy” “Maleficent” “Noah” “The Theory ...
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Thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen Best Picture Nightcrawler Best Director Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) Best Actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) Best Actress Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night) Best Supporting Actor Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher) Best Supporting Actress Rene Russo (Nightcrawler) Best Original Screenplay Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) Best Adapted Screenplay Gillian Flynn (Gone ...
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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 Arquette (“Boyhood”) Best Original Screenplay: “Birdman” (Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Best Adapted Screenplay: “Gone Girl” ...
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In case you haven’t heard, Angelina Jolie has caught chicken pox causing the Unbroken director to pull out from promoting her film. Last night, cinematographer Roger Deakins was on hand for the unveiling of Roger Deakins: Persistent Vision. This exhibit of select works from the films of 11-time Academy Award ...
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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 jointly honor Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones with the Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The actors will ...
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(thanks to Joe Shearer for the catch) By Christopher Lloyd :: Dec 15, 2014 No Comments » BOYHOOD INSIDE The Indiana Film Journalists Association, an organization of writers dedicated to promoting quality film criticism in the Hoosier State, is proud to announce its annual film awards for 2014. “Boyhood” won ...
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NOMINATIONS FOR THE 20th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS BEST PICTURE Birdman Boyhood Gone Girl The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Nightcrawler Selma The Theory of Everything Unbroken Whiplash BEST ACTOR Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler Michael ...
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DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS NAME “BIRDMAN” BEST PICTURE OF 2014 The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the backstage drama BIRDMAN as the best film of 2014, according to the results of its 21st annual critics’ poll released today. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of ...
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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 to be. Interstellar, despite it having a complicated plot and three hours, has finally surged barely ahead of Gone Girl. ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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