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Ava DuVernay was invited to screen Selma at the White House on Friday, Jan 16, for President Obama, wife Michelle, Sasha and Malia and other guests. Yesterday on her instagram (directher) Ms DuVernay posted this photo and a brief description of the evening: Here is a small note that they will never see, but I […]

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The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced earlier today. In film, Love Is Strange, Pride and The Imitation Game were all recognized and nominated for Outstanding Film (Wide Release). The Skeleton Twins and Tammy rounded off the nominations in that category. Dear White People received a nomination for Outstanding Film (Limited Release). TV’s How […]

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The Oscar race feels as disconnected from American culture than it has ever been. The discussion of film awards has turned into a discussion of art and politics. Women disappearing from the Oscar movies, a voting body made up mostly of elderly white males, Martin Luther King’s relationship to LBJ, LBJ’s image among Americans, the […]

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name Boyhood Film of the Year. DuVernay is Director of the Year for Selma. Moore and Redmayne Take Actor Prizes. GALECA’S 2014/15 DORIAN AWARD NOMINEES AND WINNERS: FILM OF THE YEAR Birdman – Fox Searchlight Boyhood – Sundance Selects/IFC The Grand Budapest Hotel – Fox Searchlight The Imitation Game – […]

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The Coens have a movie coming out, Hail Caesar. But it isn’t clear whether that means the film will show at the festival out of competition. For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, not one but two leading figures will chair the Jury. Indeed, American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen […]

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The one bright spot on nominations day, a day of so many terrible and pointless snubs, that the one name that kept coming up in the news was Ava DuVernay’s. That’s pretty great. Sure, the box office news of American Sniper is likely to dominate the headlines over this weekend but lest we forget what […]

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Really, once you’ve resigned yourself to the state of things there isn’t much to complain about – what good does it do? We still find a few things to complain about, and to praise…. Have a listen.  

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And the winners: 35th LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS WINNERS FILM OF THE YEAR Boyhood (Universal) FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR Leviathan (Curzon Artificial Eye) BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR Under the Skin (StudioCanal) DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR Citizenfour (Curzon Artificial Eye) ACTOR OF THE YEAR Michael Keaton – Birdman (Fox) ACTRESS OF THE YEAR […]

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Lock and load. For years I’ve been covering the Oscar race and when Clint Eastwood is in shoot-em-up mode he mostly can’t be stopped when it comes to the Oscar race. We were huge supporters of Eastwood’s Mystic River, which is, to my mind, among his best films. But I’ve long been a fan of […]

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The world is changing so fast around the Academy – I don’t think it even realizes it yet. And why should it? This is as closed off a group as you could imagine – insulated, isolated, voting in anonymity. But in case you can’t yet figure out what the fuss is all about – here’s […]

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[Note: revised and updated] Now that almost every single film critic in the country has published their top ten list, we can sit back, relax and think about the upcoming year, a year which will bring forth more sequels than ever before and an industry that – supposedly – keeps shrinking in ideas and creative […]
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Lucas is not a voting member of the Academy and wouldn’t want to be. Speaks up for David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay.

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The winner of our contest is Away Waharika with 84/101. Please send an email to claim your prize! And the runners-up… T K – rbttkmail 82 Jiamin Huang 82 Matt Dittes 83 Nicholas Chung 83

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The BAFTA pushed its date back to be before the Oscars in 2000. The USC Scripter began giving out their awards in 1997. The Golden Globes only has one category for screenplay, which includes original and adapted. Only the Critics Choice, the WGA and the BAFTA divide their categories. Since you could put all of […]

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There’s this funny joke that goes something like this, why does a dog lick his own balls? The answer; because he can. Why does the Academy vote the way they do? Because they can. The Academy has made concerted efforts to diversify their membership with more voters of color and women. Of course, it’s like […]

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