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Academy Invites 322 to Membership – Kevin Hart and Damian Chazelle Among the Newest Members

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have...

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Oscars Seem to Stick with Sliding Scale for Best Picture as Awards Rules are Updated!

As seen in the press release below, there’s no mention of switching back to five Best Picture nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards celebration.  AMPAS...

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Academy Selects Show Dates for 2016, 2017, 2018; Key Dates Announced For 88TH OSCARS®

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 88th, 89th and 90th Oscar® presentations.  The Academy Awards® will...

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Oscars 2015: Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

It’s Oscar Week! Each staff member will be revealing their final picks for the upcoming Academy Awards on February 22. Missed one? Click on Will Win/Should Win 2015....

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Circuit 3: Oscar Wishes

Ok fellow Oscar geeks, the week has finally arrived! Yes, we did this same Circuit 3 last Oscar season, and yes, I used that same, cute Aladdin/Oscar picture there, too....

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Oscars 2015: A Peek at Six Academy Voters Ballots

AMPAS members have until 5pm PT to vote on this year’s Oscar nominees.  With that, it’s the final stretch.  As I’ve done for the past two years, I...

Circuit 3: If You Had The Academy’s Ear

The Oscars are a mere ten days away, but ballots just went out to AMPAS members last week, so many probably haven’t cast their final votes to decide best in show...

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Circuit 3: Happiest Nominations, Biggest Snubs

Last week, the Oscar nominations were announced, bringing with them the usual clatter of snubs and omissions. Now that a week has passed and the dust has begun to...

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Best of 2014: Final Plea to AMPAS Voters and Editor’s Personal Winners of the Year

Ballots are due in just over 24 hours.  AMPAS may be doing some last-minute scrambling to ensure they see the things “they’re suppose to see.”  The...

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What the ‘Whiplash’ Screenplay Mix Up Could Mean for the Oscars

Recent news broke via Mark Harris about Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” appearing on Oscar ballots as an Adapted Screenplay, and not in Original as its...

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Are the Real Mark Schultz and Bennett Miller Beefing over ‘Foxcatcher?’

With Oscar ballots in the hands of AMPAS voters this holiday break, Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” is hoping to score multiple nominations for Best...

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Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 128: AMPAS Christmas Break, Into the Woods, Academy Idol Top 13 Results

Welcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. It’s our last...

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AMPAS Members Holiday Check In – What are Voters Thinking as They Await Oscar Ballots?

The Christmas break is full of holiday cheers, relaxation, and screener watching for an Academy member.  All the major studios have got their major ponies out to AMPAS...

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Oscars: ‘The Theory of Everything’ Building Momentum, Redmayne Picking Up Steam

Focus Features has been coming on strong the past two years with “Dallas Buyers Club” winning three Oscars last year, and now with “The Theory of...

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8 Doc Shorts On Oscar’s 2014 Shortlist

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for...

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Academy Invites 271 To Membership

Read the Press Release and see who the new members are: LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the...

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Awards Profile: Manglehorn

Directed By: David Gordon Green Written By: Paul Logan Cast: Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, and Chris Messina Synopsis: A Texas-set story of an ex-con trying to go...

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Awards Profile: Magic in the Moonlight

Directed By: Woody Allen Written By: Woody Allen Cast: Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, and Hamish Linklater Synopsis: A romantic comedy...

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Circuit 3: The Best Moments from The 86th Academy Awards

Well, my friends, the Oscar season has come and gone once again. I don’t know about you, but for the first time in a few years I was thrilled with the way things...

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Awards Profile: Gone Girl

Directed By: David Fincher Written By: Gillian Flynn Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Scoot McNairy, Patrick Fugit, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon,...

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Oscars 2014: Will Win/Should Win Selections (Mark Johnson)

I’ve said it many times before, but I believe it bears repeating: the calendar year for most people runs January through December, but for such Oscar-obsessed...

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Circuit 3: Oscar Wishes

Ok fellow Oscar geeks, the week has finally arrived! The Academy Awards take place this Sunday, so we’re asking you to name three winners you want to see happen....

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Oscars: Inside the Minds of the Academy Voters

We are just days away from Hollywood’s biggest party and ballots have been turned in as of 5:00pm Pacific Time yesterday.  Last year, I was fortunate enough to...

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Oscar Circuit: Lead Actor

 And the Nominees are… Christian Bale – American Hustle Bruce Dern – Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a...

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Circuit 3: Long Shot Oscar Predictions

Now that the BAFTAs have weighed in, we are pretty much down to the wire. The Oscars are ten days away, and there isn’t much between now and then that will change...