Category: Oscars Shortlist

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Oscars Shortlist: 11 Live Action Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

A necessity in any well-rounded Academy Awards is the Shorts categories. The live action shorts were narrowed down from a staggering 125 entries to a much more respectable 11 (barring a tie). “A Fábrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual) “Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man) “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project) “Curfew,” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 11 Live Action Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The big news today is that the huge list of films with visual effects has been narrowed down to just 10: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark Knight Rises” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” “John Carter” “Life of Pi” “Marvel’s The Avengers” “Prometheus” “Skyfall” “Snow White and the Huntsman” The next step includes the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy sitting down on … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The list of the ten films in contention for Best Animated Short was released today, one of which is already a favorite of mine, “Paperman”, which played in front of “Wreck-It Ralph” last weekend. Here is the complete list: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Below is the initial list of Foreign Language films up for consideration for this year’s Academy Awards. There’s four I’ve actually heard of including “Amour”, from Austria, which appears to be a shoe-in for making the final cut, “Sister”, from Switzerland, which just hit theaters this past weekend, and “The Intouchables”, from France, which received favorable reviews … Read More Oscars Watch: 71 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 84th Academy Awards

These are the 10 Animated Short Films that will be considered for the 2012 Academy Awards:     “Dimanche/Sunday,” Patrick Doyon, director (National Film Board of Canada)     “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, directors (Moonbot Studios LA, LLC)     “I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat,” Matthew O’Callaghan, director and Sam Register, executive producer (Warner Bros. Animation … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 84th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 83rd Academy Awards

A little over a month before the nominees are released, the Academy teases us with the contenders for the Best Visual Effects. What exactly gets a film nominated for Best Visual Effects? Wikipedia supplies the answer: According to the official Academy Award rules, the criteria are: (a) consideration of the contribution the visual effects make to the overall production and (b) the artistry, skill … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 83rd Academy Awards