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We recap Oscar Night – the performances, the winners, and yes, Neil Patrick Harris. We then anticipate the next ceremony.

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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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This week, we look at how the Broadcast Film Critics Association‘s (BFCA) Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations – announced on Monday – might affect the Oscar race. Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman leads the pack there with 13 nominations; Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood follow with

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There are only 20 spots to honor great performances at the Oscars, with arbitrary classifications between lead and supporting roles. But there’s plenty of acting to celebrate, and a lot of these roles probably won’t be honored. So consider this a thank you note to these actors and a For

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The “official” kickoff of the awards season may have been last week, but it more or less showed us that Robert Duvall, Chris Rock, and Shailene Woodley will hit the campaign trail harder than we expected… Regardless, the awards part of awards season kicks off over the next two weeks.

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It’s the time of the year many movie lovers fear but fills others with cheer. Folks, the season’s kicking into gear. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman hits theaters across the United States this weekend, while Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash gets an expansion to about 400 screens. Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher and Tommy Lee

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WHIPLASH: Stirring, thrilling, and revelatory exploration of art, music, and the pursuit of perfection.

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J.C. Chandor’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR will kick off the AFI Film Festival. How will this affect its Oscar chances?

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Chris Rock’s Top Five seemed to be more of a commercial prospect when distributors were fighting for get U.S. rights at the Toronto International Film Festival. However, winning bidder Paramount might also have Oscar on the mind: Five hits select locations on Dec. 5 and theaters nationwide the following weekend.

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Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game took the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award earlier this week. The film won over runners-up Isabel Coixet’s Learning to Drive and Theodore Melfi’s St. Vincent; people had pegged James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything as a contender, too. Gold Derby reports that 25 of

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David Dobkin’s The Judge – starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall – was the first film to, officially, make its case at the Toronto International Film Festival when it kicked off the fest last Thursday night. Well, the jury reached a guilty verdict… Enough courtroom puns, though – what

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