Tag: 87th academy awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

Yet another win for “Boyhood” and director Richard Linklater, but “Birdman” takes some pretty high profile wins away from it, with Michael Keaton getting his first real win, while Emma Stone’s name pops up for the first time this season. Emmanuel Lubezki wins another Best Cinematography category for his work in “Birdman” while “Boyhood” takes Best Editing and Best Ensemble. To make things even … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Society Of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards

Richard Linklater and his twelve years in the making “Boyhood” take the first lead of the critics award season, getting picked now by both New York Film Critics bodies. Patricia Arquette also grabs another critic award, as does Marion Cotillard and J.K. Simmons, who both prove that they could have the wherewithal to grab an Oscar nomination. Finally, Eddie Redmayne shows up with an … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Online Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

No two critics awards have picked the same Best Picture yet, with “Boyhood” and “A Most Violent Year” getting picks. Now add “Snowpiercer” to the list, yet another film (like “A Most Violent Year”) which was not really being talked about in the Oscar race. A personal favorite of mine, it would be great to see this get some nominations at the Oscars. There … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 Boston Online Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

The animated feature films have been narrowed down to twenty. Three to bank on are “Big Hero 6” because of the Disney factor, “The Lego Movie” which is widely popular this year and making a run for the animated film to beat, and “How To Train Your Dragon 2” which is also popular and following the original that was nominated for an Oscar as … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 20 Animated Features & 10 Animated Shorts Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 10 Best Visual Effects Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

Looking at this list of films in contention for the Best Visual Effects nominations shows you exactly how good of a year it was in film, especially where visual effects were concerned. Consisting of three superhero films, four sequels, a reboot, a re-imagining, and one original science fiction fare, this is also a perfect dissection of where the Hollywood blockbuster is at. I question … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 10 Best Visual Effects Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

The National Board Of Review goes completely outside the box with their pick for the best film of the year with J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year”. Giving Jessica Chastain the win for Best Supporting Actress leaves speculation up for whether this support comes in the wake of “Interstellar” demanding Chastain not lobby for Chandor’s film over Nolan’s or whether “A Most Violent Year” … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 National Board Of Review Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

The enormous list of this year’s eligible documentaries has been whittled down to fifteen.¬†First off all, let it be known that I have not seen any of these documentaries yet, but I have seen almost all of their trailers. Of the bunch, there are clear frontrunners which will likely get nominated and a few that are completely up in the air. If there was … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

First out of the gate for the awards season is the New York Film Critics Circle, placing “Boyhood” at the top of their list. Being predicted to garner a lot of Academy attention, Richard Linklater’s 12 year endeavor will likely end up on many of the best of lists this year. Along with Best Picture and Best Director, Patricia Arquette also received Best Supporting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2014 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

Oscars Watch: And the Host of the Oscars is Legen… wait for it….

…dary Step aside Ellen DeGeneres because Neil Patrick Harris is here. With “How I Met Your Mother” no longer filling up his schedule, Harris takes the¬†Academy Awards stage for the first time as host. However, he is no stranger to awards shows, having hosted the Emmys (twice) and the Tonys. Let him host the Golden Globes and he will have his own EGOT. He … Read More Oscars Watch: And the Host of the Oscars is Legen… wait for it….

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Oscars Shortlist: 83 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

First out of the gate are the submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Sadly, each country gets one submission, so the films listed below are the films thought to have the best chance at gaining a nomination. Most of them you will not recognize, but there are a few that have either been buzzed about or released stateside. Mexico’s release “Cantinflas” was a nationwide … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 83 Foreign Language Features Shortlisted for 87th Academy Awards

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2015 Oscars Challenge: 6th Annual Oscar Challenge: And So It Begins…

Summer blockbuster season ends and immediately the masses are turning their heads to the Oscars. Of course, five months is a long time to wait for the nominations, but the ride to those nominations becomes half of the fun of this time of year. Instead of audiences racing to their local theater chains to catch the latest major motion picture blockbusters like “Transformers” or … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: 6th Annual Oscar Challenge: And So It Begins…