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Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (BUDGETS UNDER $20 MILLION) “If Beale Street Could Talk” “Eighth Grade” “First Reformed” “Hereditary” “Roma” BEST STUDIO FILM (BUDGETS OVER $20 MILLION) “Black Panther” “Annihilation” “First Man” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” “A Star Is Born” “Vice” BEST FOREIGN FILM “Roma” “Burning” “Cold War” “The Guilty” “Shoplifters” BEST DOCUMENTARY “Minding the Gap” “Free Solo” “RBG” “Three Identical Strangers” “Won’t You Be My … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

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2019 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Minding The Gap” – Best Documentary Feature

“MINDING THE GAP”Bing Liu and Diane Quon Director: Bing LiuProducers: Bing Liu and Diane QuonCinematography: Bing LiuEditors: Joshua Altman and Bing LiuComposers: Nathan Halpern and Chris RuggieroDistributors: Hulu and Magnolia PicturesRelease Date: August 17, 2018Run-time: 93 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: As he films his fellow skateboarders over the years, Bing Liu wonders why so many of them have experienced contentious relationships with their fathers. As … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge: [13] “Minding The Gap” – Best Documentary Feature

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Oscars Watch: 2018 National Society of Film Critics Awards

BEST PICTURE “The Rider” Runner-Up: “Roma” “Burning” BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma” Runner-Up: Lee Chang-dong – “Burning” Chloé Zhao – “The Rider” BEST ACTOR Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Runner-Up: Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate” Ben Foster – “Leave No Trace” John C. Reilly – “The Sisters Brothers” & “Stan &  Ollie” BEST ACTRESS Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” Runner-Up: Regina King … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 National Society of Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Awards

Motion Picture, Drama (Major) “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Annapurna Pictures “Black Panther” – Walt Disney “First Man” – Universal “Hereditary” – A24 “Mary Queen of Scots” – Focus Features “Widows” – Twentieth Century Fox Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Major, Independent or International) Glenn Close – “The Wife” Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma” Viola Davis – “Widows” Nicole Kidman – “Destroyer” Melissa … Read More Oscars Watch: 23rd Annual Satellite Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

Best Picture “If Beale Street Could Talk” “BlacKkKlansman” “Burning” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “Leave No Trace” “Minding The Gap” “Paddington 2” “Roma” “Widows” Best Director Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk” Lee Chang-dong – “Burning” Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Debra Granik – “Leave No Trace” Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” Best Actor Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Bradley … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards.  One hundred sixty-six films were originally submitted in the category.  Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.  The films, listed in alphabetical order by title, are: “Charm City” “Communion” “Crime + Punishment” “Dark Money” “The Distant Barking of Dogs” “Free Solo” “Hale County This … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Documentary Features Shortlisted for 91st Academy Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Vancouver Film Critics Society Awards

Best Picture “Roma” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” Best Director Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Best Actor, Male Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Christian Bale – “Vice” Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book” Best Actress, Female (TIE) Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”&Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”&Regina Hall – “Support The Girls” Best Supporting Actor, … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Vancouver Film Critics Society Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

BEST PICTURE “Roma” “The Favourite” “First Reformed” “Hereditary” “A Star is Born” ​BEST DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite” Lynne Ramsay – “You Were Never Really Here” Paul Schrader – “First Reformed” ​BEST ACTOR Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed” Christian Bale – “Vice” Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” Rami Malek – … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

The New York Film Critics Circle awards Alfonso Cuarón and his Netflix produced, black-and-white film “Roma” with three awards including BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY. Whether this will help break the Oscars stigma towards Netflix films remains to be seen, as the narrative continues. The 2015-2016 season was the first indicator that the Academy wasn’t paying much attention to Netflix fare when … Read More Oscars Watch: 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Oscars Watch: 12th Annual Cinema Eye Award Nominees

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking Bisbee ‘17 Directed by Robert Greene | Produced by Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott and Douglas Tirola Hale County This Morning, This Evening Directed by RaMell Ross | Produced by Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim and RaMell Ross Minding the Gap Directed by Bing Liu | Produced by Bing Liu and Diane Moy Quon Of Fathers and Sons Directed by … Read More Oscars Watch: 12th Annual Cinema Eye Award Nominees