2017 Academy Award Nominations Announcement – LIVE Stream With LIVE Blog Chat

Happy Oscar nomination day! We’re finally here: The Academy Award nominations for the upcoming 89th annual ceremony. Beginning at 8:18 am ET, the Academy will reveal their nominations on the very best of 2016. We expect plenty of surprises and we’re going to be here with you every step of the way. Down below, you […]

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Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going for 10?

It’s all down to this! Tuesday morning the Academy will finally unveil their choices for the best in film for the year, and let’s be honest, we just all need the distraction right now. With the inauguration, confirmation hearings, and the fabric of America seemingly falling apart, retreating into the movies and glitzy red carpet […]

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Visual Effects Society Nominations – ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Slay

The Visual Effects Society weighed in with their picks in film and television today. “Rogue One” led the film pack with seven total nods, with “Doctor Strange” and “The Jungle Book” receiving six each. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” throttled the competition on the TV side. The show received a whopping 11 nominations. On the animated […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

OSCARS: As Voters Head to Their Holiday Getaways, the Race for the Academy Awards Is On

As Christmas looms on the horizon, the stars, filmmakers and industry voters have mostly already headed out for the holidays. In their suitcases, backpacks and carry-on luggage are dozens of screeners that have piled on their assistants’ desks for the past 45 days. They’ve heard a certain film is “pretty good” or that a performance […]

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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Kubo,’ ‘Rogue One’ Among Shortlist for Best Visual Effects

“The Jungle Book,” “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Rogue One” are advancing in the Best Visual Effects Oscar race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 20-film shortlist for the category Friday. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the inclusion of “Kubo” is notable because it’s unusual for an animated film to make […]

New York Film Critics Circle Preview – Is it a Group Built for ‘Moonlight’ or Something Else?

The National Board of Review kicked things off on Tuesday with their naming of “Manchester by the Sea” as Best Film of 2016. On Thursday, the east coast critics known as the New York Film Critics Circle will weigh in on their thoughts for the year. A little bit of history on NYFCC: Last year […]

OSCARS: Deconstructing the NBR Winners and What it Means to the Oscar Race

As you’ve likely seen already, “Manchester by the Sea” took home four prizes this afternoon from the National Board of Review, picking up citations for Best Film, Best Actor for Casey Affleck, Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Breakthrough Performance (Male) for Lucas Hedges. Co-distributors Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions must be feeling excellent at […]

Annie Nominations Announced – ‘Zootopia’ Leads With ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Close Behind

Check out the full nominations for the Annie Awards, courtesy of Variety.: Check out the latest Oscar Predictions for Animated Feature Best Animated Feature “Finding Dory,” Pixar Animation Studios “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Laika “Kung Fu Panda 3,” DreamWorks Animation “Moana,” Walt Disney Animation “Zootopia,” Walt Disney Animation Best Animated Feature – Independent “Long […]