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Denzel Washington’s ‘Fences’ Gets Awards Season Release Date

  Denzel Washington’s “Fences” has been given a huge boost of confidence in the form of a release date in the heart of awards season. Paramount has announced the film will have a limited showing in Los Angeles and New York December 16, and will open wide on Dec. 25. Washington directed, produced and starred in […]

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Octavia Spencer Joins Taraji P. Henson in “Hidden Figures”

Octavia Spencer will star alongside Taraji P. Henson in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures.” “Hidden Figures” follows Katherine Johnson (Henson), a brilliant African-American mathematician who was part of the brain power behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Two other women, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, served with Johnson on the mission, which was […]

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Women in Cinema: The Ladies of the Summer Blockbuster

WOMEN IN CINEMA: Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and as is the case each year, the studio releases include a slate of predominantly male-led films. This year is a little different, though. Because this year, 17 out of the 40 summer films feature women in major, if not leading, roles. In comparing this with years […]

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Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot, you can catch it here. This week, we discuss one of the more interesting pre-nomination races of the last decade, the 2011 Best Director race.  Unlike the four previous Six Spots, where we had a ton of non-nominees […]

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86 Years A Snub – The Struggle for Black Actors in Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o joined the coveted Oscar ranks earlier this month, becoming the seventh black actress (who is of Kenyan descent) to win an Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Mar. 2. While the accolades collected by 12 Years a Slave that night (including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay) set a precedent for African-American nominees, as […]

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Will Jessica Chastain Join the Cast of ‘A Most Violent Year?’

It looks more and more likely that Jessica Chastain will join Javier Bardem in A Most Violent Year. The Academy Award nominated actress of The Help and Zero Dark Thirty is currently in negotiations to star in J. C. Chandor’s next project. Little is known about the film other than it being a crime/thriller. Chastain […]

Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 3: Post-Oscar Talk

It’s been 24 hours and I’m joined by Joey, Robert, Anna, and Joseph to dish on the things of the night.  Here’s the agenda. The Not-So Surprising Wins (Plummer, Spencer) Quick note about our Academy Idol winner Billy Crystal:  How did he do? Technical aspects of the show (pacing, circus act, etc.) Surprises of the […]

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Oscar Circuit: Best Actress

And the Nominees Are: Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs” Oscar Scene: “I could live here.” Viola Davis for “The Help” Oscar Scene: “You’re a Godless Woman!” Rooney Mara for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Oscar Scene: “He’s had a long standing sexual relationship with his co-editor of the magazine. Sometimes he performs cunnilingus on […]

Editor’s Final Oscar Predictions

It’s Friday.  Oscars are on Sunday.  I’ve rattled my brain for hours, days, weeks.  It hurts.  I can’t.  I am fully ready to be wrong in many categories.  I also chickened out in several categories. I wanted to put Max Von Sydow instead of Christopher Plummer.  Not happening.  Can I get some type of credit […]

Making the final case for each Best Picture nominee…

As you’re reading this, the Oscar voters have already made their final selections for each category of the Academy Awards, and there’s nothing left to do but wait for the results at the awards ceremony on Sunday. It got me to thinking, what kind of case has each Best Picture contender made for their shot […]

Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actress

The 2011 Nominees For Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role are… • BÉRÉNICE BEJO • THE ARTIST • JESSICA CHASTAIN • THE HELP • MELISSA MCCARTHY • BRIDESMAIDS • JANET MCTEER • ALBERT NOBBS • OCTAVIA SPENCER • THE HELP The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress carries a much storied and […]

2011 ACCA Winners Announced!

The 2011 Awards Circuit Community Awards was one of the most diverse and hottest choices this side of the internet.  This is the only site that gives its readership a voice to name his/her favorite films and performances of the year.  With a wide open Oscar race, the ACCA race followed suit as you will […]

Oscar Web Series Launches on Oscar.com

Oscar.com has launched its brand new web series, “Nominated with Dave Karger”, that provides moviegoers with an in-depth look at each of the 2012 Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. Entertainment Weekly’s Oscar columnist, Dave Karger, hosts the web-series with insightful commentary that is inter-cut between clips of the films and interview footage from the crew, […]

Tate Taylor to Receive 2012 WGAW Paul Selvin Award

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES – Screenwriter-director Tate Taylor has been named recipient of the Writers Guild of America, West’s 2012 Paul Selvin Award for his adapted screenplay for the civil rights-era drama The Help. The Guild’s Selvin Award recognizes written work which embodies the spirit of constitutional rights and civil liberties. Filmmaker Taylor will be […]