Oscars 2014: Nominee reactions

Oscars 2014: Nominee reactions

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“I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary…


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AD Exclusive: 12 Years a Slave Timeline

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A new site has just gone up to honor the history of 12 Years a Slave and the life of Solomon Northup. The timeline goes from Northup’s freedom all the way up to the Civil Rights act of 1964, something that would tear apart the South as the government tried to enact the law. Check it out!


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15 Annual No Guts, No Glory Nominations Edition

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It has all come down to this, Oscarwatchers. Please pick three good ones – major upsets that no one saw coming. Good, bad, doesn’t matter. Let’s hear them. Feel free to put them in a form of haiku, as I am doing here. All is Lost Best Picture Full blown Philomania Frears Best Director Also The Butler may show up in Best Picture, Best Actor Please also add – your…


Motion Picture Sound Editors Nominations

Motion Picture Sound Editors Nominations

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The 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE FEATURE 12 Years a Slave All Is Lost Captain Phillips Fast & Furious 6 Gravity The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Iron Man 3 Lone Survivor BEST SOUND EDITING: DIALOGUE AND ADR IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE FEATURE 12 Years a Slave American Hustle August: Osage County Captain Phillips Gravity Her Inside Llewyn…


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Statsgasm Hard Truth: Women, Aging and Oscar Stats

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By Marshall Flores Behind the veneer of glitz and progressive utopia of Hollywood, there are a few hard, sobering truths. One of these is that inevitably, every actress encounters the stereotype Goldie Hawn once famously described in The First Wives Club: “There are only three ages for women in Hollywood – babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.” The primary reason for this is the realities of the film business…


SAG announces more presenters

SAG announces more presenters

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Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, Chiwetel Ejifor, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Marsden, Ewan McGregor, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Julia Roberts, Elisabeth Röhm, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson to Present at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® LOS ANGELES (Jan. 15, 2014) – Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, Chiwetel Ejifor, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Marsden, Ewan McGregor, Lupita…


Simulated Oscar Nominations Ballot Results

Simulated Oscar Nominations Ballot Results

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The raw results have been tabulated. Thanks a million to Rob Y for giving us another terrific angle on the Oscar process. Rob promises to have a detailed breakdown and spreadsheets ready to examine over the next few days. Picture: 1) 12 Years a Slave (in first place on 23% of all ballots; Qualified after Round 1) 2) Gravity (in first place on 21% of all ballots; Qualified after Round…


Oscar Nominations Wish List

Oscar Nominations Wish List

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Whenever people talk about Oscar Nominations Morning, in my head I hear a jeer, a rhyme, a grim homonym: Oscar Nominations Mourning. From December to mid-January I live in a dreamworld. A world where any award is possible. My comfy bubble is left unlocked but there’s a Do Not Disturb sign. Now though, the dreaming is over. Time to face the annual rude awakening. Tomorrow at 5:30am, the door slams…


GALECA/Dorian Awards 2013 Nominations

GALECA/Dorian Awards 2013 Nominations

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Film of the Year American Hustle (Sony) Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects) Dallas Buyers Club (Focus) Gravity (WB) Her (WB) Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass) 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight) Film Performance of the Year – Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount) Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight) James Franco, Spring Breakers (A24) Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer Club (Focus) Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers…


Predict the SAG and PGA and Oscar Nominations!

Predict the SAG and PGA and Oscar Nominations!

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It’s an incredibly busy season, Oscarwatchers. Tomorrow I will post the preview and predictions for the Critics Choice awards. But for now, please enter our SAG, PGA and Oscar contests!    

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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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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: