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Blade Runner 2049 Wins American Society of Cinematographers Award

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC claimed the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for his work on “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Mart Taniel, ESC was given the Spotlight Award for “November.” In the TV categories, winners included Adriano Goldman, ASC, ABC…

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Oscar 90 Names First Batch Of Diverse Presenters

AHERSHALA ALI, CHADWICK BOSEMAN, VIOLA DAVIS, LAURA DERN, JENNIFER GARNER, GRETA GERWIG, TIFFANY HADDISH,TOM HOLLAND, KUMAIL NANJIANI, MARGOT ROBBIE, EMMA STONE AND DANIELA VEGA LOS ANGELES, CA – Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the first slate of presenters for the 90th Oscars® telecast.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, March…

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Gurus o Gold: Counting Down To Oscar Night

The Gurus are working through this final stage of the Oscar season. This week, The Top 4s. Next week, The Top 3s. Then, The Top 2s. And on show week, Only The Winners. (They’re all winners… it is an honor just to be nominated.)

And as you asked… The Gurus currently thinking no movie wins more than four Oscars. And the second biggest number of Oscars to… Dunkirk.

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33rd Santa Barbara Film Festival Award Winners

Audience Choice Award: Mark Hayes’ SKID ROW MARATHON Best Documentary Short Film Award: Kyle Morrison’s MOTT HAVEN Bruce Corwin Award – Best Live Action Short Film: Richard Van’s AUDITION Bruce Corwin Award – Best Animated Short Film: Randall Christopher’s THE DRIVER IS RED Best Documentary Award: Grant Korgan and Geoff Callan’s THE PUSH Jeffrey C….

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20 Weeks To Oscar: The Big Quiet

Can you hear it?

Listen carefully.


We are still a month from The Oscars.

We are still weeks from voting.

And in what has felt like a pretty open season is not accelerating into a passionate discussion of the top movies of 2017. The discussion is about the Solo trailer and Black Panther.

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“Academy Gold” Mentor Program Enters Second Year With 22 Entertainment Industry Partners

ACADEMY GOLD ENTERS SECOND YEAR WITH 22 ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PARTNERS LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce the launch of the 2018 Academy Gold internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Currently, there are 22 entertainment industry partners, including Annapurna Pictures, Creative Artists…

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And The Sundance Jury Awards Go To…

Top Prizes Go To The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Kailash, Of Fathers and Sons, and Butterflies Search, Burden, The Sentence and The Guilty Win Audience Awards After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, with host Jason Mantzoukas emceeing and jurors presenting 28 prizes for feature…

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ACE Eddies Awarded


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Gurus o’ Gold: Nomination Day (Page 1 of 2)

Most of the Gurus marked up the Oscar nominations and ranked every category. If they are seeing the future correctly, no movie will take home more than four statues, but it’s early. And the winners are…

Page 2 of Prognostications

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Gurus o’ Gold: Nomination Day (Page 2 of 2)

Best Picture, Acting, Directing & More

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Nomination Morning

In meetings all over town this morning, the question of whether Phase II will be a war or a love letter is being determined. Me? I think the door is open just wide enough for people to come out fighting. But we shall see… about this time next week, just before every single person alive is honored in Santa Barbara, we will know.

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Oscar Nominations 2017…

Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post, Shape Of Water, Three Billboards DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan, Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro ACTRESS: Sally Hawkins, Frances McDormand, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Meryl Streep ACTOR: Timothée Chalamet, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Kaluuya, Gary Oldman, Denzel Washington

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Oscar Nominee Supplied Reactions

“I am rather giddy with excitement at the wonderful news and extremely thankful and grateful that the Academy have honoured Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis, JoAnne Sellar, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, Mark Bridges and Jonny Greenwood alongside myself with nominations today. It is also quite a day for my son Alfie Oldman – having both…

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24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Outstanding Film and Television Performances Honored at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards LOS ANGELES (Jan. 21, 2018) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2017 at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, held Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Los Angeles Shrine…

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USC Libraries Name Finalists for Thirtieth Annual Scripter Adaptation Awards

LOS ANGELES—The USC Libraries have named the finalists for the 30th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. In this particularly competitive year, voting resulted in ties for the film and television categories.   Due to a three-way tie in the nomination round, the writers of seven films and the works on which the films are based will…

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2018 Critics Choice Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.  Hollywood’s brightest stars shined at the gala event, which aired on The CW Network and was hosted by actor and activist Olivia Munn.   “The Shape of…

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The Cinema Eye Honors Go To…

Yance Ford’s Exploration into the Death of His Brother Wins Feature, Direction & Debut. Brett Morgen’s Portrait of Jane Goodall Receives Audience and Score PrizesQuest, Last Men in Aleppo, Chasing Coral, Long Strange Trip, Icarus, The Keepers &Rabbit Hunt Among Award Winners January 11, 2018, Astoria, Queens, New York – Strong Island, filmmaker Yance Ford’s decade-long examination into the…

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Gurus o’ Gold: On The Eve of DGA Nominations

The Gurus offer their insight in the days between the Golden Globes and the Director’s Guild nominations, musing on what five directors will get the greenlight from the DGA and whether the Oscar 5 will be different. (Greta and Steven might want to wake up early.) Also, Picture and the four acting categories, where The Shape of Water is up and The Post is down.

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The ASC Nominates 2017

American Society of Cinematographers Unveils Nominees in All Categories   LOS ANGELES (January 9, 2018) — The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner…

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GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER KICKS OFF AWARDS SEASON WITH 90TH ANNUAL OSCAR NOMINATIONS PANEL, JANUARY 23, 2018 Panel Discussion Features Top Chicago Film Critics J.R. Jones, Sergio Mims, Michael Phillips, Pamela Powell and Ray Pride CHICAGO — The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents the 90th Academy Awards® Nominations Panel Tuesday,…

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