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Oscar’s Best Foreign-Language Film Shortlist

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards ®. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category. The…

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Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 13, 2017) – Nominees for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2017, as well as the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning. Two nominating panels — one for television and one for film…

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African American Film Critics Association Names Get Out Top Film of 2017

AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION NAMES “GET OUT” TOP FILM OF 2017  Daniel Kaluuya, Frances McDormand, Laurence Fishburne and Tiffany Haddish  Earn Acting Wins from the Nation’s Premiere Black Critics Group Los Angeles, CA (December 12, 2017) – Jordan Peele’s seismic thriller GET OUT captured the most wins from the members of the African American Film…

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NY Film Critics Online Awards for 2017

PICTURE The Florida Project (A24) (tie) Mudbound (Netflix) (tie)   DIRECTOR Dee Rees for Mudbound (Netflix)   ACTOR Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour (Focus)   ACTRESS Margot Robbie for I, Tonya (Neon)   SUPPORTING ACTOR Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project (A24)   SUPPORTING ACTRESS Allison Janney for I, Tonya (Neon)   SCREENPLAY Jordan Peele for Get Out (Universal)   BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name (Sony…

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Oscar Shortlists 15 Feature Docs From 170 Submissions

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Award. One hundred seventy films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Abacus: Small…

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Cinema Eye Honors Set Legacy Award; Heterodox Award Nominees

When We Were Kings to Receive 2018 Cinema Eye Legacy Award Heterodox Nominees Announced: Films That Blur the Line Between Fiction & Documentary December 6, 2017 | New York City NY – Cinema Eye today announced that Leon Gast’s When We Were Kings is the recipient of the 2018 Legacy Award, a recognition of classic nonfiction filmmaking that continues to…

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BFCA Nominations Announced

[pr]  – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today the nominees for the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.  The winners will be revealed live on Thursday, January 11, 2018.  The awards show will return to The CW Network and will be broadcast live night from 8–10pm ET/PT. “The Shape of Water” leads all films this year with…

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Oscar Shortlists Ten Doc Shorts

 LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards was narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 77 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for…

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Academy Museum Names Board of Trustees, Led By Ron Meyer, With Hanks, Sarandos, von Furstenberg, Gianopulos, Bailey, Blum

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, announced that the institution has completed the formation of its Board of Trustees, under the leadership of Ron Meyer as Chair. Plans for the new museum were originally spearheaded by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

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Oscar Shortlist for VFX Has 20 Contenders

[pr]  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Alien: Covenant” “Beauty and the Beast” “Blade Runner 2049 “Dunkirk” ‘‘Ghost in the Shell” “Guardians…

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10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted For Oscar 2017

[pr] LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Cradle,” Devon Manney,…

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LAFCA 2017

“Call Me by Your Name” won for Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Claudia Puig, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). “I am so pleased to be honoring such a wide breadth of films and filmmakers this year. The winners come from several countries around the world and reflect…

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THE PGA ANNOUNCES 2018 PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS NOMINEES FOR DOCUMENTARY MOTION PICTURES

 [pr] LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2017) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its 2018 Documentary Motion Pictures nominees that will advance in the final voting process for the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards. The Producers Guild Awards honor excellence in motion picture and television productions, as well as some of the living legends who shape…

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Oscar To Peruse 26 Animated Features

26 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2017 OSCAR RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” “The Boss Baby” “The Breadwinner” “Captain Underpants The First Epic…

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BFCA Announces Nomination And Awards Dates

[PR] Los Angeles, CA – November 7, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) are pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Thursday, January 11, 2018 (8-10pm ET/PT).  The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in…

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And The Cinema Eye Honors Nominees Are…

CINEMA EYE HONORS ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 11th ANNUAL AWARDS Feature Film Nominees | City of Ghosts, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library, Faces Places, Last Men in Aleppo, Quest and Strong Island Brimstone and Glory, City of Ghosts and Strong Island lead with 4 nominations Each The Challenge, Chasing Coral, Faces Places, Jane and Quest receive 3 nominations Previous Cinema Eye winners Agnés…

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Jane Best Doc at Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

(Brooklyn, NY – November 2, 2017) – The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards tonight at a gala event, hosted by Penn Jillette at BRIC in Brooklyn. “We are so happy to be able to celebrate the supremely…

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One-Hundred-Seventy Documentary Features Submitted For Oscar

One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, in alphabetical order: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” “Aida’s Secrets” “Al Di Qua” “All the Rage” “All These Sleepless Nights” “AlphaGo” “The American Media and the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”…

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92 Countries In Race For Foreign Film Language Academy Award

[PR] A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat, director; Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi, director; Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb, director;…

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Academy Tech Council Adds Seven

ACADEMY’S TECH COUNCIL ADDS 7 NEW MEMBERS BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nafees Bin Zafar, Maryann Brandon, Bill Corso, Andrea Kalas, Ai-Ling Lee, Leon Silverman and Steve Yedlin have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2017–2018 membership roster to 25. Nafees Bin Zafar, a…

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What about replacing Mr. Spacey with another actor? Mr. Plummer, perhaps.
“That would theoretically be fantastic,” Mr. Rothman said he responded. “But I have supervised 450 movies over the course of my career. And what you are saying is impossible. There is not enough time.”
~ Publicizing Sir Ridley’s Deadline Dash

“Would I like to see Wormwood in a theater on a big screen? You betcha. I’d be disingenuous to argue otherwise. But we’re all part of, like it or not, an industry, and what Netflix offers is an opportunity to do different kinds of films in different ways. Maybe part of what is being sacrificed is that they no longer go into theaters. If the choice is between not doing it at all and having it not go to theaters, it’s an easy choice to make.”
~ Errol Morris