Official Photos from the Academy Luncheon

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More photos after the jump. Academy group photo (click for large version):

Snippet of Idina Menzel Performing Let It Go

Snippet of Idina Menzel Performing Let It Go

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There was a cabaret performance of the songs from Frozen – Broadway World got a snippet of it on video – alas, the rest appears to be not yet online.


Academy Luncheon Happening Now

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Close up of the class photo #NomsLunch — The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2014 The 2014 #Oscar class photo: — Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) February 10, 2014 Sorrentino gets support for The Great Beauty. Bono is in the house! Megan Ellison backed Her & American Hustle & Jonze get big round. — Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) February 10, 2014


The Truth about Awards Season Emerges at the Close of the Santa Barbara Film Fest

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“You do the work. That’s all that matters. The rest is someone else’s business,” — Robert Redford accepting his Riviera award at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. It’s easy to forget that there is value beyond the awards race. I know, silly coming from one of the people who built the monster, but it is easy to forget – we are driven by the notion of winning. Not winning and…


John Ridley Wins Scripter for 12 Years a Slave

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John Ridley brought some of Solomon Northup’s descendants as he accepted his awards, choking back tears. He thanked honoree Robert Towne, “without you I would not be here.” He beat the writers of Philomena, Captain Phillips, The Spectacular Now, and What Maisy Knew. Ridley said he was significantly moved in reading and writing the memoir for Northup.


Gravity, Her, Gatsby win Art Directors Guild Awards

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Winners: Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film – K.K. Barrett – Her Excellence in Production Design for a Fantasy Film – Andy Nicholson – Gravity Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film – Catherine Martin – The Great Gatsby TV awards after the cut


BAFTA Member Hits 12 Years, Calls American Hustle his Favorite Film

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It must be Oscar ballot time!  Remember what I told you, Oscar watchers.  The film that usually wins King’s Speech style is the one that people say they love while saying another (bad) movie will win. Happens every year. “Lincoln is so boring it has to win. But I loved that Argo!””The Social Network has won everything, it HAS to win the Oscar but my favorite is The King’s Speech!”…


First Year for “Honor System” on Foreign Language

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It’s pretty crazy that voters will now treat foreign films as they treat every other category – the honor system. They’re moving in the wrong direction, I figure. The hard part is getting the voters to see all of the movies.  The only good thing about the Oscars was that voters had to see all five films before voting in Foreign and in Doc.  Either way, Anne Thompson believes the…

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The State of the Race: The Eddie Keeps the Race Wide Open – Enter Captain Phillips

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Last night in the Arlington theater I sat next to the Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg. We were talking Best Picture. “Virtually any movie can win,” he said. “In the era of the preferential ballot we have no idea how the votes will go down.” With ten slots, coming out of a year when the Best Director category played no part in the outcome of the race, it’s true that looking…


Captain Philips, American Hustle win ACE Eddie Awards

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Best Edited Feature Drama Captain Philips, Christopher Rouse Best Edited Feature Comedy/Musical American Hustle Jay Cassidy, A.C.E., Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten Best Edited Animated Feature Frozen, Jeff Draheim Best Edited Documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, Douglas Blush, Kevin Klauber & Jason Zeldes Golden Eddie Award Paul Greengrass Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV Behind the Candelabra, Mary Ann Bernard



The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...