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Pretty Oscar Artwork & Ceremony News

28 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Manuel here. One of my favorite thing about this year’s Oscar nominations was the beautiful artwork that adorned the screen as J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón, Chris Pine and Cheryl Boone Isaacs read out names like Marion Cotillard, Laura Dern and Dan Gilroy though sadly not Ava DuVernay’s nor David Oyelowo’s (might they have a better chance with their next collaboration, that Katrina murder mystery film?)

 As it turns out, the Academy is really upping its game when it comes to art you wish you could hang in your living room. Last year’s ceremony poster was quite the snooze-fest and I have to admit, other than that fantastic Olly Moss’s gorgeous poster from 2012, AMPAS’ artwork as of late has been rather dull. You have to go back to 2007 to find my other recent favorite poster (those quotes!). While the official poster for this year’s Neil Patrick Harris »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Mexico’s Los Cabos Festival Sets 2015 Dates (Exclusive)

23 January 2015 6:06 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Celebrating the world premiere Friday night at the Sundance Festival of Jose Manuel Cravioto’s “Reversal,” a film whose origins trace back to its 2013 event, Mexico’s Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, one of Latin America’s fastest-growing fests, has set dates for its fourth edition: Nov. 11-15.

The slot retains Los Cabos advantageous post-American Film Market berth. “Our industry strategy has always benefited from our closeness to the American Film Market. It allows many of our key guests to participate in Los Cabos following business there,” said Los Cabos director Alonso Aguilar Castillo.

He added: “After the Afm, which can be very demanding for many executives, Los Cabos offers an inviting environment, with many business contacts being made over lunch in front of the beach or at parties.”

Aguilar Castillo signaled that Los Cabos would “definitely” maintain its U.S.-Mexico-Canada Co-production Forum, launched in 2014, along with its Work »

- John Hopewell

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Review: 'Summer of Sangaile' is a gorgeous but oh-so-familiar tale of young love

22 January 2015 7:31 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Park City — It's probably somewhat remarkable that in 2015 a tale of summer romance between two teenage girls feels awfully familiar. Since gay-themed indies began to increase in notoriety in the '90s, there have been many of these dramas set both stateside and overseas. Director Alanté Kavaïté has a unique and talented eye, but she can only do so much to make this compelling material beyond its aesthetic charms. Our heroine is Sangaile (Julija Steponaityte), a 17-year-old spending the summer holiday with her parents in the Lithuanian countryside. We first meet her as she watches a stunt pilot's exploits at a local air show. She catches the eye of Auste (a wonderful Aiste Dirziute) who fixes a raffle so that Sangaile can get a free ride in the stunt plane. Sangaile will have nothing of it, though, and sullenly walks off, leaving a perplexed Auste to wonder how she can charm her. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Oscars 2015: Nine nods apiece for 'Birdman' & 'Grand Budapest'

20 January 2015 3:30 PM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Following hot on the heels of last week's Bafta nominations in London as well as the weekend's telling Golden Globe results, at 1.30pm GMT today the list of nominees for this year's 87th Academy Awards were broadcast across the globe. With presenting duties split between J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, as well as Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, it was Alejandro Iñárritu's Birdman and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel that were the two stand-out performers, with both receiving nine nominations each including Best Picture and Best Director. Clint Eastwood's American Sniper (six), Richard Linklater's Boyhood (also six) and British offerings The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything also picked up nods in key categories.

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- CineVue UK

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Oscars 2015: The Reasons for the Black Shutout Are More Complicated Than You Think

19 January 2015 4:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, with last Thursday's announcement of the Oscar nominations, the sometimes ratings-challenged Academy Awards got all the traditional media and online attention they could have wished for. Too bad almost all of the attention was negative.

Usually, Oscar controversies are about taste -- whether "Crash" was really better than "Brokeback Mountain," or whether "Shakespeare in Love" was really better than "Saving Private Ryan." This year's controversy over "Selma," however, is shining an unflattering light on Hollywood's racial politics.

The snubbing of "Selma" in every category except Best Song and, curiously, Best Picture -- that's only part of what has professional and amateur critics up in arms. As many have noted, this year is the first since 1998 that no actors of color have been nominated. The nominations list has drawn predictable condemnation from the likes of Spike Lee and Rev. Al Sharpton, who has threatened to go to Hollywood and take »

- Gary Susman

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47 (Out of 350) Times People of Colour Contended for Oscars in 10 Years

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

And the Oscar nominees are ... the whitest since 1998.

That's the truth as far as the acting categories are concerned. For the first time in 17 years, not a single person of colour stands to win an acting Oscar. [The Atlantic says the last entirely white Oscar nomination list was in 1995. We'll let them duke out which year it is.]

We here at Moviefone Canada looked at Oscar winners and nominees from the past decade to see how they stack up against the upcoming 2015 ceremony. We restricted ourselves to the acting, directing and screenwriting categories.

The definition of "people of colour," of course, varies widely. But when it comes to Oscar nominations, we largely considered people who don't come from an all-white heritage within the last couple of generations.

We plugged the numbers ... and 47 out of 350 nominees in the past 10 years went to people of colour.

That's 13 per cent ... and it's not enough. Especially when U.S. government statistics show that white people (excluding Hispanics or Latinos) make up only 62.6 per cent of the country's population. »

- Jesse Ferreras

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'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman Talks the Big 'Paddington' Cast Change, Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Script and More

15 January 2015 2:45 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It’s pretty impossible for producer David Heyman to top the global success of the Harry Potter franchise, but it sure looks like he’s having fun trying. He’s since produced Alfonso Cuarón’s visually stunning Gravity and now it looks like he’s gearing up for another profitable franchise with Paddington-- and let’s not forget the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The legendary marmalade-addicted bear from deepest darkest Peru created by Michael Bond in the 1950s has received the big-screen treatment thanks to the VFX company behind Gravity and the voice of Ben Whishaw. Paddington (opening Friday) shows the young bear’s journey to the Brown family in London where he adapts to human life while getting himself into...

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- Jason Guerrasio

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Congratulations to All Oscar® nominees including the 15 recipients of the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards®.

15 January 2015 11:07 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Congratulations to All Oscar® nominees including the 15 recipients of the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards®. Below, both above and below the line, HFAs honorees that were nominated by the Academy Thursday.. Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher,” Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game,” Michael Keaton in “Birdman,”  Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything,” Robert Duvall in “The Judge,” Julianne Moore in “Still Alice,” Keira Knightley in “The Imitation Game,” and Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher.” “The Imitation Game,” director Morten Tyldum, animation “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Birdman” cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Imitation Game” film composer Alexandre Desplat, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” costume designer  Milena Canonero, “Guardians of the Galaxy” makeup and hairstyling artists Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White. Keeping our fingers crossed. Below all the 2015 Oscar nominees for your perusal: Directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 87th Academy »

- Josh Abraham

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The 2015 Oscar Nominees’ First On-Screen Roles

15 January 2015 8:53 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

This morning actor Chris Pine, directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, and president of the Academy of Arts and Sciences Cheryl Boone Isaacs, unveiled the nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards. In preparation for the Feb. 22 ceremony—hosted by none other than Neil Patrick Harris—here is the complete list of this year’s acting nominees, as well as their very first appearances on camera. Who would you vote for? Click here for a full list of nominees.   Best Actor in a Leading Role: Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”First-time nominee Carell is being recognized for his nosedive (pun intended) into drama in Bennett Miller’s wrestling biopic. John Hughes’ “Curly Sue,” a 1991 comedy starring Jim Belushi, marked the actor’s film debut. Little-known fact: He was credited as Steven CarellBradley Cooper, “American Sniper”The only previous Oscar nominee in this category, Cooper received nods for “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle. »

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Analysis: The Unpredictable 2015 Oscar Nominations

15 January 2015 8:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Thursday, voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences once again provided several surprises in its announcement of the 87th Oscar nominations, which included mentions for underdogs Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”) and Laura Dern (“Wild”) while omitting such “shoo-ins” as “The Lego Movie” for best animated film and “Gone Girl” for screenplay.

In a year where eight films will compete for best picture, it was a pair of independent films — one released in March — that walked away with the most nominations as “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” scored nine each.

Runners-up in terms of tallies were eight noms for “The Imitation Game” and six for “American Sniper” and “Boyhood.”

Though nominated for PGA Awards, “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl” and “Nightcrawler” all failed to land best picture nominations for the Oscars. David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” and “Nightcrawler” had received a lot of attention from the guilds, »

- Tim Gray and Jenelle Riley

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87th Oscar Nominations – Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel Lead With Nine Each

15 January 2015 8:37 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Good Morning Oscar fans! Today is nomination day!

Wamg was in the thick of nomination morning fever at the home of the Oscars – the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. 

Prior to the announcement, A.M.P.A.S. and the show’s producing team, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, gave the press assembled in the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre a first look at the new Oscar promo featuring host Neil Patrick Harris, titled “Anything Can Happen,” and given what went down this morning, that’s certainly the case.

Let’s get right to the big shockers – No Lego Movie for Best Animated Feature or Life Itself in Best Documentary Feature.

Also missing among the presumed nominees were Ava DuVernay (Selma, directing), Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, directing), Jennifer Aniston (Cake, best actress), David Oyelowo (Selma, best actor), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, best actor), Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel, best actor), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Birdman’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Lead 2015 Oscar Nominations [Full List]

15 January 2015 8:35 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the pack with nine Oscar nominations each announced Thursday morning – check out the complete list. Chris Pine, Jj Abrams, Alfonso Cuarón and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the 2015 Academy Award nominations Thursday morning, and the Internet is abuzz. Birdman […]

The post ‘Birdman’, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Lead 2015 Oscar Nominations [Full List] appeared first on uInterview. »

- Olivia Truffaut

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2015 Oscar Nominations

15 January 2015 8:03 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek the full 'Oscar' nominations list for the 87th Annual Academy Awards, announced January 15, 2015 by "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams, and Oscar-winning "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón. The awards will be presented February 22, 2015 :

Best Picture

"American Sniper"

"Birdman"

"Boyhood"

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"

"The Imitation Game"

"Selma"

"The Theory of Everything"

"Whiplash"

Best Actor

Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"

Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"

Michael Keaton, "Birdman"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Best Actress

Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"

Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"

Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"

Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"

Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"

Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"

Edward Norton, "Birdman"

Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"

J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"

Laura Dern, "Wild"

Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"

Emma Stone, "Birdman"

Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu, »

- Michael Stevens

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2015 Oscar Nominees React: Emma Stone Is "F--king Excited," Eddie Redmayne "Feeling Pretty Good" and More!

15 January 2015 7:36 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's an honor just to be nominated! Alfonso Cuarón, J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the the 2015 Oscar nominees bright and early Thursday morning, and unsurprisingly, the stars whose names were called out were quite happy about it! Eddie Redmayne, whose portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything earned him a nod for best actor, told Sky News he was "feeling pretty good" after waking up to the good news. "It's an amazing, amazing thing," he said. "It's the crack of dawn here in Los Angeles...Suddenly there was a rap on the door, and I stumbled to the door and it was my manager there with a »

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2015 Oscars: And the Nominees are…

15 January 2015 7:21 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, actor Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards® today (January 15). For the first time, nominees in all 24 categories were announced live. Cuarón and Abrams announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. Pt, followed by Pine and Boone Isaacs for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. Pt, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com. Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. Official screenings of all »

- Josh Abraham

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2015 Oscar nominations

15 January 2015 6:44 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

This morning, actor Chris Pine, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams announced the 2015 Oscar nominations. For the first time, all 24 categories were announced live, in a two-part news conference in Beverly Hills. Cuarón and Abrams announced the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Original Song, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. After that, Pine and Boone Isaacs took the stage to unveil the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Daily | Oscar Nominations 2015

15 January 2015 6:27 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

In a two-part presentation, Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams and then Chris Pine and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs have announced the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards to be presented on Sunday, February 22. The eight films nominated for Best Picture are American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead with nine nominations each, followed by The Imitation Game with eight and American Sniper and Boyhood with six each. » - David Hudson »

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Boyhood, Birdman and The Theory Of Everything fight it out at the Oscars by Jennie Kermode, Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-01-15 14:25:48

15 January 2015 6:25 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Oscar nominated Best Picture director Richard Linklater for Boyhood Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

This year's Oscar nominations were announced today in Los Angeles by Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams.

Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory Of Everything Whiplash

Best Director Alejandro Iñárritu - Birdman Richard Linklater - Boyhood Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Best Actor Steve Carrell - Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game Michael Keaton - Birdman Eddie Redmayne - The Theory Of Everything

Best Actress Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore - Still Alice Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette - Boyhood Laura Dern - Wild »

- Jennie Kermode, Anne-Katrin Titze

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Oscar Nominations Announced: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Grand Budapest’ lead

15 January 2015 6:04 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 2015 Oscar Nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were unveiled Thursday morning, in which Best Picture nominees Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the crop of nominations with nine nominations a piece. Boyhood and American Sniper followed with six nominations each.

The full list of nominees for Best Picture are: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash. This makes for the first time that there have only been eight nominees in all for Best Picture.

Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams, Alfonso Cuaron and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed nominees in all 24 categories Thursday morning.

Among some of the bigger surprises compared to our predictions from Wednesday, American Sniper had a big showing while hopefuls such as Gone Girl and Selma were virtually shut out. Gone Girl missed in the Best Picture category while scoring one nomination in total for Best Actress, »

- Brian Welk

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Your Complete 2015 Oscar Nominations! "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Triumph! "Selma" Virtually Ignored!

15 January 2015 6:02 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" director J.J. Abrams and Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") announced the first 11 categories while Chris Pine ("Star Trek") and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed the remaining 13 categories including Best Picture.

This was the first time the Academy announced all the categories live!

Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman" and Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" got 9 nominations each. Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" was close with 8 nods while Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" and Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" each received 6 nominations.

Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything," and Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" got 5 nominations each.

My biggest surprise? Ava DuVernay's "Selma" was virtually ignored except for a Best Picture nod and a Best Song nomination for John Legend and Common's "Glory."

Where's David Oyelowo who gave one »

- Manny

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