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Penultimate Oscar predictions

17 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

The Academy Awards are in just over a week, ladies and gentlemen. My how time flies, right? With the show coming so soon, there can be a rush to finalize predictions and try to hold course until the end. That’s not my way though, as I play around with my picks right until just before the big night. This second to last update is sort of a fail-safe, giving me a chance to still potentially go out on a limb or two before getting down to business. The Oscars will unfold in less than ten days, so if you’re not excited yet, now is the time to start getting excited. This is what we spend all this time preparing for, after all… Below are the penultimate picks for the upcoming ceremony. Next week will be the big one, where I’ll finally come to grips with this whole thing, »

- Joey Magidson

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‘Loving’ Exclusive Featurette: Jeff Nichols Explains ‘Transformative’ Power of Joel Edgerton’s Lauded Performance — Watch

17 February 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lauded indie filmmaker Jeff Nichols finally entered bonafide awards bonanza territory this year with the release of his historical drama “Loving,” which garnered star Ruth Negga her first Oscar nomination, in addition to Golden Globe nods for both the Irish actress and her co-star Joel Edgerton.

Read More: Ruth Negga Reveals How Her Chemistry With Joel Edgerton Raised ‘Loving’ Beyond Melodrama — Tiff 2016

Edgerton, it seems, is becoming something of a Nichols regular — and just ask Michael Shannon, Nichols is very good to his regulars — having starred in both of Nichols’ 2016 releases, including both “Loving” and “Midnight Special.” In fact, it was Edgerton’s work on the sci-fi drama that convinced Nichols he was the right actor to portray the gruff protagonist of his feature, Richard Loving. It’s a role short on lines (Richard wasn’t much of a talker), but long on emotional resonance.

In a new featurette from the film, »

- Kate Erbland

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2017 Oscars Predictions: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

15 February 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The battle lines are drawn: It's La La Land, a musical fantasy about white lovers in Hollywood, versus Moonlight, a searing drama about black youth surviving on the streets of Miami. That contest is symptomatic of how serious Oscar is – or isn't – about diversity. After two years in which not a single black actor showed up among the acting nominees, this year's crop includes seven actors of color: Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, Dev PatelOctavia Spencer and Denzel Washington.

"Wow, what a difference a year makes, »

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Loving

14 February 2017 5:28 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The story of Mildred and Richard Loving could easily have become a sledgehammer epic about social injustice. Writer-director Jeff Nichols instead sticks to the facts and recounts their ordeal with a quiet subjectivity that neither exaggerates nor sanctifies. The result is a marvelously affecting demonstration of how a civilized, progressive America rights a wrong. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are terrific as just plain folks oppressed by an obsolete law.

Loving

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD

Universal Studios Home Entertainment

2016 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 123 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / 34.99

Starring : Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Terri Abney, Marton Csokas, David Jensen, Nick Kroll, Jon Bass, Michael Shannon.

Cinematography: Adam Stone

Film Editor: Julie Monroe

Original Music: David Wingo

Produced by: Nancy Buirski, Ged Doherty, Colin Firth, Marc Turtletaub

Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols

Growing up in the 1950s, interracial marriage was a strange subject, and major entertainments handled it with kid gloves. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Michael Shannon Tells It Like It Is: How the Actor Played a ‘Broken Down Angel’ in ‘Nocturnal Animals’ — Consider This

14 February 2017 12:30 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Eight years have passed since Michael Shannon’s first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, picked up for his performance in 2008’s “Revolutionary Road,” and in that time Shannon has become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, starring in more than 35 feature films.

Shannon recently earned his second Best Supporting Actor nod for Tom Ford’s 2016 dramatic thriller “Nocturnal Animals,” which sees the actor playing a chain-smoking detective named Bobby Andes who’s tasked with investigating a horrific crime.

Read More: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Review: Tom Ford’s Ambitious Second Feature Is a Two-Hander With Bite

Shannon’s Andes exists in a story within a story, as “Nocturnal Animals” revolves around a manuscript sent to a wealthy art gallery owner named Susan, played by Amy Adams. The movie shifts back and forth between the events of Susan’s actual life and a live-action depiction of the contents of the manuscript. »

- Graham Winfrey

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How the BAFTAs Will Affect the 2017 Oscar Race

12 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Several things to keep in mind about Sunday’s BAFTA Awards in London. First, these are British awards, and they favor their own.

For example, the outstanding British Film, Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake,” wasn’t nominated for any Oscars, nor was BAFTA Best Actress candidate Emily Blunt, who is British. And their love for “Nocturnal Animals” — which earned nine BAFTA nominations — wasn’t shared by Academy voters, who only recognized American Michael Shannon, not Brit Aaron-Taylor Johnson, in the Supporting Actor category.

On Sunday, Britain’s own Dev Patel won Best Supporting Actor for “Lion,” which is unlikely to repeat at the Oscars. But “La La Land” will undoubtedly win its five BAFTA-winning categories on Oscar night, and more: picture, director Damien Chazelle, actress Emma Stone, cinematography Linus Sandgren, and original score Justin Hurwitz.

We also will see repeats of such acceptance sentiments as Stone’s, »

- Anne Thompson

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How the BAFTAs Will Affect the 2017 Oscar Race

12 February 2017 3:08 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Several things to keep in mind about Sunday’s BAFTA Awards in London. First, these are British awards, and they favor their own.

For example, the outstanding British Film, Ken Loach’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake,” wasn’t nominated for any Oscars, nor was BAFTA Best Actress candidate Emily Blunt, who is British. And their love for “Nocturnal Animals” — which earned nine BAFTA nominations — wasn’t shared by Academy voters, who only recognized American Michael Shannon, not Brit Aaron-Taylor Johnson, in the Supporting Actor category.

On Sunday, Britain’s own Dev Patel won Best Supporting Actor for “Lion,” which is unlikely to repeat at the Oscars. But “La La Land” will undoubtedly win its five BAFTA-winning categories on Oscar night, and more: picture, director Damien Chazelle, actress Emma Stone, cinematography Linus Sandgren, and original score Justin Hurwitz.

We also will see repeats of such acceptance sentiments as Stone’s, »

- Anne Thompson

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Oscars: Jeff Bridges Only Bested By Two People in Terms of Academy Awards Career Length

12 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Jeff Bridges in ‘Hell or High Water’ (Courtesy: CBS Films)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

With yet another opportunity to win this year, Jeff Bridges expands his Academy Awards career to 45 years — with the chance to add to it. This is quite an accomplishment as there are very few actors and actresses with a span of that long between their last or most recent nomination. Let’s take a look at some of these other legends with Oscar stretches almost as long as or even longer than that of Bridges.

This year Bridges is nominated for best supporting actor for Hell or High Water and is up against Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion), and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). Hell or High Water — a Western crime thriller directed by David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan — is also nominated for best picture, best original screenplay, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Leslie Mann and John Cho Host The Academy's Sci-Tech Awards

11 February 2017 7:59 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Leslie Mann and John Cho make a stunning pair of hosts.

The actors brought their A-game as they prepared to host the Academy's Sci-Tech Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday.

Watch: 2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations

Before the ceremony started, the Academy shared an inside peek at the night on Twitter.

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The Academy announced last month that 18 scientific and technical achievements would be honored at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation. See the honorees below:

Technical Achievement Awards (Academy Certificates)

Thomson Grass Valley for the design and engineering of the pioneering Viper FilmStream digital camera system.

Larry Gritz for the design, implementation and dissemination of Open Shading Language (Osl).

Carl Ludwig, Eugene Troubetzkoy and Maurice van Swaaij for the pioneering development of the CGI Studio renderer at Blue Sky Studios.

Brian Whited for the design and development of the Meander drawing system »

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Updated Oscar predictions as February rolls along

10 February 2017 11:09 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

If it’s a Friday during the awards season, you know what time it is. Yes, it’s time for a new set of Academy Award predictions! We’re now only a few short weeks away from the Oscars, so the precursors are beginning to wrap up, leading to some definitive frontrunners. There are still some potential surprises to come, but they’re getting to be fewer and further in between. Right now, we’re a couple of days away from voting beginning (Monday, specifically), so it’s a big of a holding pattern. Once ballots are in hand, we might start to get a final feel for how the races might turn out. Until then, we wait and predict. There’s only some small tinkering below, but more will be coming during the next few weeks, as predictions get locked in. I feel like a handful of the major categories are sewn up, »

- Joey Magidson

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Lotus boards Efm sales on Michael Shannon drama 'Wolves'

9 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lotus Entertainment has launched international sales in Berlin on Wolves starring two-time Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.  

The film centres on a literary professor whose son is the high school basketball star with a promising future.

However the scholar is an alcoholic with a gambling addiction and when his vices come to light it jeopardises the family, forcing him to do the unthinkable to extricate himself from his troubles. Newcomer Taylor John Smith rounds out the key cast.

Wolves premiered at Tribeca last year and IFC will release the film in the Us on March 3.

Shannon recently earned an Oscar nomination for Nocturnal Animals.  »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson Puts Abs on Full Display, Says Oscars Snub Was a 'Relief'

8 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Golden Globe-winning performance in Nocturnal Animals may have been snubbed by the Academy, but he's not complaining. In fact, the 26-year-old actor reveals in a new interview it was actually a "relief" that he -- and his eight-pack -- failed to garner an Oscar nomination.

"There was relief when my wife told me that I hadn't been nominated," he confesses to New York Magazine while showing off his washboard stomach, though his co-star, Michael Shannon, got a nod for his role in the Tom Ford thriller.

Exclusive: Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon Happy to See ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Recognized

"Quite honestly, and maybe this is because it's the first time I’ve been involved in this process and didn’t know anything, I didn’t have any [resentment towards Shannon's nomination]," Taylor-Johnson continues. "I didn’t feel like, 'Oh, my PR team and his PR team are rivals. Who can get the best press? Who can get »

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Why Did Aaron Taylor-Johnson Feel ‘Relief’ When He Wasn’t Nominated For An Oscar?

8 February 2017 11:35 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Aaron-Taylor Johnson wasn’t sad when he learned he’d been passed over for a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the upcoming, 2017 Academy Awards.

In fact, the Nocturnal Animals star told Vulture, “There was relief when my wife told me that I hadn’t been nominated.”

Taylor-Johnson stars as the villain in the Tom Ford-directed drama and took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture for his turn just last month. He bested Oscar favorite Mahershala Ali, who was also nominated in the category.

Coming home from the »

- Lindsay Kimble

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2017 Oscar Snubs and Headscratchers

8 February 2017 6:19 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Academy Awards may be the most prestigious movie awards out there, but that doesn’t mean they always make the best decisions. Join us as we look at which potential nominees got left out and which nominees don’t belong.  

The nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced on January 16th (see the entire list here), and the ceremony will take place on February 26th. We'll have to wait until then to see who wins, but based on the potential nominees that were left out we Do know who Won't be winning. After having a few weeks to think it over, here are my thoughts on the biggest mistakes that the Academy voters made this year. 

I’ll start by saying that the nominees this year aren’t really that surprising. Despite a few big snubs (discussed below) everything else pretty much fell into place as expected. I don »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Moana, Doctor Strange and more top our list of movies to watch at home in February

7 February 2017 12:22 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Moana, Doctor Strange and more top our list of movies to watch at home in FebruaryMoonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Moana, Doctor Strange and more top our list of movies to watch at home in FebruaryGarrett McCormick2/7/2017 3:22:00 Pm

February is a love-fest and what better way to express your love of movies than purchasing the best films that 2016 had to offer!

New in the Cineplex Store this month is a pool of Oscar nominees, a crazy-good superhero film, and a few knee-slapping comedies, so get yourself more prepped than ever for this year's Academy Awards and get a copy of our new releases!

Check out our February New-in-Store Supercut featuring some of this months Cineplex Store releases, and find more releases below:

Nocturnal Animals - Available February 7th

Based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan, Amy Adams plays Susan Morrow, an »

- Garrett McCormick

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Exclusive: The Impact and Legacy of ‘Law & Order: Svu’ 400 Episodes Later

7 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On September 20, 1999, audiences were invited to explore another side of New York City, where crimes were “especially heinous.” The first spinoff of creator Dick Wolf’s successful Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit introduced viewers to a new team of “dedicated detectives” -- Oliva Benson (Mariska Hargitay), Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), Monique Jeffries (Michelle Hurd) and John Munch (Richard Belzer), led by Capt. Don Cragen (Dann Florek) -- tasked with bringing justice for sexually based crimes.

Their stories quickly became beloved by audiences as the series not only became a ratings hit for NBC, but also earned critical acclaim -- including a historic run of Emmy nominations and wins for its guest stars -- and adoration among the many actors who passed through on their way to stardom.

“At its heart, it's a show about good versus evil,” Michaela McManus, who played Ada Kim Greylek on season 10, tells Et. “In a world that's increasingly scary and uncertain »

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The top 10 Oscar nominated films that you can watch at the Cineplex Store

7 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

The top 10 Oscar nominated films that you can watch at the Cineplex StoreThe top 10 Oscar nominated films that you can watch at the Cineplex StoreAdriana Floridia2/7/2017 10:30:00 Am

The awards race is in full gear, and you can catch up with plenty of the Oscar nominated films in the comfort of your own home!

Many of this year's Oscar nominees are available to either buy, rent, or both at the Cineplex Store! While many films are still in theatres, most of them will also be heading to the store before the actual ceremony on February 26th. But if you want to get a start on your movie marathons right now, these ten picks are essential if you want to be on top of the contenders this year, and they're all available right now!

Check out the list below, and once you feel comfortable with your Oscar knowledge, enter our »

- Adriana Floridia

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The Lrm Interview with David Oyelowo on A United Kingdom

7 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Actor David Oyelowo has been impressing people with his skilled performances on stage and screen for quite a number of years, but his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava Duvernay’s Selma certainly turned a lot more heads and made him much better known.

That increased popularity for his acting has helped Oyelowo get films like A United Kingdom made. 

Directed by Amma Asante (Belle), Oyelowo plays Seretse Khama, the future king of the African nation of Botswana, who while attending college in England during the ‘40s, falls in love with Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a working class British woman, only for them to learn that their interracial love wouldn’t be accepted by either of their countries.  On returning home to be inaugurated, the obstacles become clearer as Seretse’s regent uncle and various British politicos want to separate him from Ruth even after they’ve been married. »

- Edward Douglas

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Michael Shannon Hilariously Talks about His Pearl Harbor Audition and Working with Michael Bay

7 February 2017 5:35 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Michael Shannon is becoming more and more of a household name with each passing year.   The 42-year-old actor has been around film and television since 1992 but his stock has quickly risen in the last 5 years as he’s been getting bigger roles in bigger movies.   I personally think that Shannon’s trajectory rose after he portrayed General Zod in Man of Steel.  But Michael Shannon has always been awesome.  He has a creepy, serious look about him that lends itself to psychotic characters that both scare and bewilder us. But remember, Shannon wasn’t always a big star.  Take 2001 for

Michael Shannon Hilariously Talks about His Pearl Harbor Audition and Working with Michael Bay »

- Nat Berman

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Oscar Time 2017!

6 February 2017 9:56 AM, PST | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

The nominations have been set for the 89th Academy Awards airing on February 26th! Who will crush it? Who will slink away awaiting for their chance next time? How many even care? I know that in a world with too much useless digital information and a political climate that seems ready to implode or explode (depending on your political leanings), perhaps we all need the escapism.

And what about the host? Jimmy Kimmel is way too vanilla. Given my political mood, please give me the caustic wit of Ricky Gervais, please!!! Only he can breathe some real life into to this turgid affair. The grandstanding, the political rants, well-meaning for real, but this is a night for pure escapism for the audience, n'cest pas? I mean, does anyone really care unless they really are talking odds?

Having lived and worked in Los Angeles and having attended plenty of award shows »

- Dusty Wright

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