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As you surely know by now, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards with nine bids each. But right now, we’re all about that snub, and of course, there wasn’t just one “snub.” This column could dedicate

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We’re at that point, folks. Oscar nominations drop tomorrow, and for the first time ever, every category will have an official announcement. (In years past, many “smaller” categories were announced by way of press release.) Of course, this means that we have to predict who will get in – and

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Well, the holiday season has come and gone; we’re still dealing with that pesky Selma controversy, though. Voting for the 2014 Oscar nominations began on Dec. 29 and will close Thursday, Jan. 8. In other words, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’s (BAFTA) nominations, Golden Globe winners, and

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How many saw this coming? J.C. Chandor’s crime drama A Most Violent Year unexpectedly won the National Board of Review’s (NBR) awards for film, director, actor for Oscar Isaac (who tied with the Birdman’s Michael Keaton) and supporting actress for Jessica Chastain. Less surprising were the honors bestowed by the

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Aren’t we ready for next year – our own year-in-advance picks we know we’ll laugh at in several months’ time, the obvious Oscar bait that fizzles out for one reason or another, the films that catch fire at the last minute, the campaign chicanery? But we still have this Oscar

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The Olympics pushed back the ceremony and with it the whole awards season. So studios won’t let their films go down without a fight – even the original song race is heating up.

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The top races – for picture and director – didn’t change much over the last few days, but Her thankfully made some waves with the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) weighs in with its picks on Feb. 16, and that’s really

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Do GRAVITY’s wins with the DGA and the PGA mean the space-set thriller will win best picture?

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The Oscar nominations arrive tomorrow. Who’s in, who’s out, and who might surprise us?

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Members of the motion-picture academy could begin voting for the Oscars as early as Dec. 27, and today marks the final day on which they can turn in their ballots. In other words, nothing that happens after today – save for some kind of technical glitch with the electronic voting

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Last week’s awards announcements suggest 12 YEARS A SLAVE and AMERICAN HUSTLE are the Oscar front-runners, but what about the surprises?

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Surprise, surprise. Ben Affleck’s Argo won the Directors Guild of America’s (DGA) top prize on Saturday. With the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) doling out its prizes on Sunday, we should again anticipate a win for the thriller, though Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln might instead prevail. The Writers

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The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and, oddly enough, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) handed their highest honors to Ben Affleck’s Argo last weekend. (Wreck-It Ralph and Searching for Sugar Man won the top honors for animated and documentary features, respectively, with the former guild, and I expect them to repeat

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Two new posters for the upcoming Oscar ceremony came our way earlier today. The Oscar race lacks a true front-runner even though it is that time of the awards season, but that might change as the Producers Guild of America (PGA) reveals its winners – including its best picture equivalent,

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The Oscar Nominations were announced today by Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone, and, well… I paid attention to the Oscars somewhat near the end of 2007 when the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men took the big wins, but my first full year of keeping tabs on Oscar was

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There is not much time left in the Oscar race. The most important awards announcement of the week came on Wednesday when the Producers Guild of America (PGA) revealed its nominees for the Daryl F. Zanuck Award for Producer of the Year in Theatrical Motion Pictures, which are: Argo, Beasts

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