Category: Oscars Shortlist

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: FIFTEEN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS Chances are if you haven’t heard of it, it is an HBO documentary. Otherwise, the rest of the entries are about what we expected, minus maybe Weinstein’s “Salinger” and “Let The Fire Burn” not finding spots on the list. Without having seen most of these, I feel like I can already pick my winner in “Blackfish”, which … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: TEN ANIMATED SHORTS “Feral,” Daniel Sousa, director, and Dan Golden, music and sound design (Daniel Sousa) “Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan, director, and Dorothy McKim, producer (Walt Disney Feature Animation) “Gloria Victoria,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) “Hollow Land,” Uri Kranot and Michelle Kranot, directors (Dansk Tegnefilm, Les Films de l’Arlequin and the National Film Board of Canada) … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 19 Animated Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: NINETEEN ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS These are your Animated Feature films up for contention. With a mixed bag between U.S. and foreign films, box office smashes and flops, or soon to be released, these are the films that have the chance to make the short list and become an Oscar nominated film. With “The Wind Rises” being announced as likely to be … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 19 Animated Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 8 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: EIGHT DOCUMENTARY SHORTS “CaveDigger,” Karoffilms “Facing Fear,” Jason Cohen Productions, LLC “Jujitsu-ing Reality,” Sobini Films “Karama Has No Walls,” Hot Spot Films “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” Reed Entertainment “Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall,” Prison Terminal LLC “Recollections,” notrac productions “SLOMO,” Big Young Films and Runaway Films “CaveDigger” (39 min) Ra Paulette digs … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 8 Documentary Shorts Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 76 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 76 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS Afghanistan, “Wajma – An Afghan Love Story,” Barmak Akram Albania, “Agon,” Robert Budina Argentina, “The German Doctor,” Lucía Puenzo Australia, “The Rocket,” Kim Mordaunt Austria, “The Wall,” Julian Pölsler      ** Azerbaijan, “Steppe Man,” Shamil Aliyev Bangladesh, “Television,” Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Belgium, “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Felix van Groeningen      ** Bosnia and Herzegovina, “An Episode in … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 76 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 86th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

We’re down to 9 foreign language films vying for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature, which originally had seventy-one films. No surprises, seeing the two frontrunners, “Amour” and “The Intouchables”, making the final cut. It is just too bad “Rust and Bone” isn’t competing, as it was my favorite foreign film so far this year. Here’s the official list that will eventually … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 9 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 7 Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

With Best Makeup and Hairstyling down to just seven, there are several front-runners that stick out immediately for the three nomination spots. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is almost guaranteed a spot, with both “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” winning their respected years. I would also hazard a … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 7 Makeup & Hairstyling Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 282 Films Eligible Best Pictures for 85th Academy Awards

Here’s the enormous list of 282 feature films are eligible to be considered for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Act Of Valor Adventures In Zambezia After The Wizard Alex Cross Already Famous The Amazing Spider-Man American Reunion Amour Anna Karenina Any Day Now The Apparition Arbitrage Argo Atlas Shrugged Part II Bachelorette Barbara Barrymore Battleship The Bay Beasts … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 282 Films Eligible Best Pictures for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 75 Original Songs Shortisted for 85th Academy Awards

From Awards Daily: “During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 75 Original Songs Shortisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 104 Original Scores Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

More of a list of every film that was released this year, which contained music (all of them), Best Original Score is hardly narrowed down. However, it is always fun getting new Oscar announcements, drawing us closer and closer to the day of the nominations. It is definitely anyone’s game in the music world. In a proverbial list of who’s who in the composing … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 104 Original Scores Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

A strange calm as blown over the documentary branch of the Academy as they release their oddly thrown together list of the “best” documentaries from this year, as the preliminary, word-of-mouth frontrunners are no where to be seen, including the NYFC’s pick this afternoon, “The Central Park Five”. Peter Jackson produced “West of Memphis” about the Memphis Three also misses it’s mar, as does … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 21 Animated Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The semi-official list of animated features submitted for the 2012-2013 Oscar Season has been released, nailing the potential Best Animated Feature at 21 films: “Adventures in Zambezia” “Brave” “Delhi Safari” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” “Frankenweenie” “From Up on Poppy Hill” “Hey Krishna” “Hotel Transylvania” “Ice Age Continental Drift” “A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 21 Animated Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards