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289 Films vie for 2013 Best Picture Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Two hundred eighty-nine feature films are eligible for the 2013 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 86th Academy Awards consideration, feature films…

75 Original Songs eligible for 2013 Oscar

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…

Film Comment’s Top Ten and Full Rankings

Film Comment’s Top 10 Films Released in 2013  1. Joel & Ethan Coen’s INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS 2. Steve McQueen’s 12 YEARS A SLAVE 3. Richard Linklater’s BEFORE MIDNIGHT 4. Joshua Oppenheimer’s THE ACT OF KILLING 5. Jia Zhang-ke’s A…

BFCA Critics Choice Awards Nominations

12 Years a Slave and American Hustle lead with 13 nominations each. BEST PICTURE American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Saving Mr. Banks 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of…

The New Black List revealed

From Anne Thompson: Best Picture Oscar winners “Argo,” “The King’s Speech” and “Slumdog Millionaire” were all featured on previous Black Lists. Meanwhile, seven of the last twelve screenwriting Oscars were featured on previous Black Lists…

John Wells and August: Osage County

John Wells is one of the towering figures in modern American television. His seemingly innumerable credits have reaped six Primetime Emmys for his work as writer and producer on “ER,” and “The West Wing.” Wells’ other series include “Third…

Indiana Film Journalists Awards

(thanks to -- guess who? -- Paddy at ScreenOnScreen) Best Picture 1. 12 Years a Slave 2. Her Best Director 1. Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) 2. Spike Jonze (Her) Best Actor 1. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) 2. Matthew…

RIP Joan Fontaine

I was remiss getting this news online. After the death of Peter O'Toole, Fontaine's came so suddenly.  The Oscar winner famously feuded with her sister.  Fontaine was an early favorite of Hitchcock's. She starred in Hitchcock's only…