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Final Predictions For The 2017 Academy Awards: ‘La La Land’ Is Gonna Dominate

2 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Make no mistake, the 89th Academy Awards will be a love letter to Damien Chazelle‘s movie musical “La La Land.” The Lionsgate blockbuster has already tied “All About Eve” and “Titanic” for the most nominations for a single film, 14, and now may find itself breaking the record of 11 wins held by “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King.” If it comes to pass, it will be a remarkable achievement considering how much the Academy has tended to spread the wealth recently (after ‘Return of the King,’ the Best Picture winner with the most statues this century is “Slumdog Millionaire” with just eight).

Continue reading Final Predictions For The 2017 Academy Awards: ‘La La Land’ Is Gonna Dominate at The Playlist. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Oscars: Math Predicts 'La La Land' Will Dance Through the Craft Awards

23 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Only seven films in Oscars history have won more than eight trophies: Gigi (1958), The Last Emperor (1987) and The English Patient (1996) won nine; West Side Story (1961) won 10; and Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) won 11.

Will La La Land be the fourth film to win more than 10? In part one of my mathematical Oscar predictions, my model predicted that the musical would win for best picture, director and actress, but narrowly lose best original screenplay and actor, both to Manchester by the »

- Ben Zauzmer

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My Complete and Fearless 2017 Oscar Predictions

22 February 2017 10:15 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Now that the ballots are en route to the 89th Academy Awards, it is time for us to predict who will be the big winners! Damien Chazelle.s .La La Land. dominated the nominations with 14 nods but will it shine on Oscar night at the city of stars? I.m predicting that the romance musical will take home 11 awards including Best Picture! The musical will only lose in the actor (sorry Ryan Gosling), original screenplay, and to its own .Audition. in the original song categories.

And you know why .La La Land. will win big? Because when the country is in turmoil, popular culture swings to the opposite way. And the film, with its sweet rose-colored palette and fancy production numbers made us all happy. And Hollywood wants us all happy.

We.ll find out all the happy Oscar winners on Sunday at 5 p.m. Join me on my Facebook page, »

- Manny

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Oscars 2017: Our Predictions in All 24 Categories (Photos)

22 February 2017 2:13 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Some years, the question when it comes to Oscar predictions is Who? This year, it’s How Many? Such is the apparent dominance of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” as Oscar night approaches. The musical is not only a prohibitive favorite to win Best Picture, it’s a strong contender in 10 or 11 other categories as well, with a chance to tie or break the all-time Oscar record of 11 wins. But there hasn’t been double-digit dominance at the Oscars in more than a decade, since “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” went 11-for-11 in 2004. Last year’s Best. »

- Steve Pond

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Oscar 2017 Predictions: Can Anything Stop ‘La La Land’ Avalanche?

22 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Some years, the question when it comes to Oscar predictions is Who? This year, it’s How Many? Such is the apparent dominance of Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” as Oscar night approaches. The musical is not only a prohibitive favorite to win Best Picture, it’s a strong contender in 10 or 11 other categories as well, with a chance to tie or break the all-time Oscar record of 11 wins. But there hasn’t been double-digit dominance at the Oscars in more than a decade, since “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” went 11-for-11 in 2004. Last year’s Best. »

- Steve Pond

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Oscars: How Well Do the Costume Designers Guild Awards Predict the Best Costume Design Winner?

22 February 2017 10:30 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The Costume Designers Guild honored three films across its three cinema-focused categories last night as Oscar voting came to a close: Mary Zophres for La La Land, Renee Ehrlich Kalfus for Hidden Figures, and Alexandra Byrne for Doctor Strange. With only Damien Chazelle’s modern musical of those three nominated in the best costume design category at the upcoming 89th Academy Awards, what are the chances that this film will ultimately go on to win this Sunday?

Nominees in the best costume design category at this year’s Oscars year include: Allied’s Joanna Johnson, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’s Colleen Atwood, Florence Foster JenkinsConsolata Boyle, Jackie’s Madeline Fontaine, and La La Land’s Mary Zophres. As we creep ever closer to the big night, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Fontaine — who »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Oscars: How Well Do the Cinema Audio Society Awards Predict the Best Sound Mixing Winner?

21 February 2017 3:30 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

La La Land recently took home the top honors at the Cinema Audio Society Awards — but does that mean the best sound mixing Oscar is in the bag? After all, shouldn’t the folks who know make their career in sound mixing be the best ones to determine which film should ultimately go on to win at the subsequent Academy Awards? You might think so, but here’s a dive into why that’s not necessarily so.

The films nominated alongside Damien Chazelle’s modern musical in the best sound mixing category include Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Upon first look, you might recognize that La La Land doesn’t exactly fit in with these other films, as most of them are in the war genre. Hacksaw Ridge is set during World War II, »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Oscars 2017: How Does This Year’s Crop of Female Producers Fit in With the Best Picture Category’s History?

11 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

There was always a chance for the best picture category at the 2017 Academy Awards to feature solid representation for female producers and, with the nominations official, the numbers are in. Turns out there are five of the nine films in this year’s top category with women behind it — but how does that stand up to the rest of Oscar history?

As mentioned above, there are five out of the total nine films in the best picture category this year that took some girl power to get made. There’s Hell or High Water (Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn), Hidden Figures (Donna Gigliotti and Jenno Topping), Lion (Angie Fielder), Manchester by the Sea (Kimberly Steward and Lauren Beck), and finally Moonlight (Adele Romanski and Dede Gardner). This leaves out Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, and La La Land as »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Mary Poppins Returns Begins Shooting, Full Cast Announced

10 February 2017 8:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production on Mary Poppins Returns, the all new sequel to Disney's 1964 film Mary Poppins, has commenced at Shepperton Studios. The film, which stars Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods) and Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana) and is directed and produced by Oscar nominee, Emmy and DGA Award winner Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

The film also stars Ben Whishaw (Spectre), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films) with Colin Firth (The King's Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth).

Mary Poppins Returns introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Nathanael Saleh (Game of Thrones) and newcomer Joel Dawson. »

- MovieWeb

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson Among 2017 Oscar Presenters

1 February 2017 6:26 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peaceful transition of power: Oscars edition.

The Academy announced on Wednesday that last year’s winners in the acting categories — Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander — will all present awards at this year’s festivities.

DiCaprio was crowned best actor at the 2016 awards for his performance as a revenge-seeking frontiersman in “The Revenant.” Larson won best actress for her turn as a woman held captive in a shed with her young son in “Room.” Rylance’s performance in “Bridge of Spies” earned him the best supporting actor award, and Vikander won the supporting actress prize for “The Danish Girl.”

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Unlike the past two years, which saw only white actors nominated for the Academy Awards, this year’s lineup features a record six black actors nominated for acting prizes, and at least one person of color included in »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Cast Reunites, Take Epic Photos

31 January 2017 12:44 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s been just over 15 years since “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” opened in theaters.

On Monday, five members of the fellowship — Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Merry (Dominic Monaghan), Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) — reunited for dinner, and took some epic photos.

The pics were posted to Monaghan’s Instagram account.

The first shows the quintet battling an off-camera foe using some improvised weapons, including forks and table knives. Bloom even strikes an archer’s pose, a nod back to his elven character’s weapon of choice.

“They have a cave troll” read the caption, a quote that Boromir (Sean Bean) made in the first film. Sadly, he and Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, and John Rhys-Davies (who play Sam, Gandalf, and Gimli, respectively) weren’t able to join in the fun.

The second shot is a selfie of Mortensen and Monaghan.

The caption, »

- Lawrence Yee

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Fellowship Reunited! Orlando Bloom Poses with Viggo Mortensen, Elijah Wood and More Lotr Costars

31 January 2017 5:26 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Fellowship is back together!

It was Lord of the Rings: Return of the Cast on Monday night, as actors from the hit film franchise reunited for a happy hangout — and a fun photo.

Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Viggo Mortensen struck a pose, using cutlery (and various props from the restaurant) as they pretended to fight a Middle Earth cave troll in a group shot shared to Monaghan’s Instagram account.

Bloom, 40, also posted behind-the-scenes video of the pictures, as the team figured out their poses.

“My captain. My king,” Monaghan wrote on a selfie shot of he and Mortensen. »

- Dave Quinn

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Quality Isn’t Subjective. A Film Is Good Or It Is Not

28 January 2017 7:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Samuel Brace argues that quality isn’t subjective…

Many things in life are up for debate. Many things can be interpreted and argued over. Everyone is different; everyone is a product of their own environment, dictated to by their personal tastes. Things like our favourite foods, favourite actors, favourite sports, books, music and yes, films, are all a personal matter. What each one of us loves is indeed subjective. What is not subjective however is quality. Quality is very much objective. And film is either good or it is not.

La La Land is a film that is lauded, and rightly so. It is a film with extraordinary cinematography, great performances, expert direction and an excellent score. These things are true. These things cannot be disproved. You can measure them against a scale of good and not good. You can of course not like any of these things and of »

- Samuel Brace

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Oscars 2017: Can ‘Arrival’ Pull Out a Best Picture Win With No Acting Nominations?

28 January 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Amy Adams in ‘Arrival’ (Courtesy: Paramount)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

With the dust settling after the big reveal of the nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards, there’s one film with a very uncertain future: Arrival. Yes, the film was nominated for best picture as well as garnered attention in a slew of other categories, but it was noticeably overlooked in one major area. We are, of course, talking about Amy Adams not being nominated for best actress. How does not having any acting nominations had an effect on a film’s chances at winning best picture in Oscar history?

Heading into the big show, Arrival has eight shots at taking home a trophy. Here are the categories the Denis Villeneuve-directed flick is nominated for: best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best film editing, best production design, best sound mixing, and best sound editing. What we »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Oscars: ‘La La Land’ Sets Its Sights on the Record for Most Wins

26 January 2017 12:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Honestly, I didn’t see 14 nominations coming for “La La Land” and I was pretty vocal about it. I couldn’t really fathom the sound branch defaulting to a musical in the sound editing category, but they did, and the movie tied the all-time record for Oscar nominations.

Now that the landscape is set, though, it’s hard not to expect Damien Chazelle’s unbridled success story to charge through to another milestone: the 11 win record currently shared by “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.” It could even break it.

We’ll have a little more data to go on after the Producers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend, but at the moment, it’s pretty clear that “La La Land” is the frontrunner for picture and director. And while Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) and Natalie Portman (“Jackie”) have dominated the critics »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Must watch: Bts footage shows the magic of La La Land’s cinematography

25 January 2017 1:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’ve seen La La Land a few times now and still can’t get enough of it. It is pure movie magic that deserves every single of its 14 Academy Awards nominations. As we wait for February to see how many it will walk off with – the record is 11 (shared by Titanic, Ben Hur and Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King) but La La Land can only physically win 13 (due to its double nomination in the Best Original Song category – here’s some magnificent behind the scenes footage showing off some of the camera work in the film.

This is a must for every film nut, and in the first clip you can see helmer Damian Chazelle physically directing/ conducting Ari Robbins’ camera during the centrepiece jazz scene.

The second clip shows the camera work that went into the more grander scenes, including that stunning opener on the L. »

- Paul Heath

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'52Hz, I Love You': Film Review

24 January 2017 9:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Evidently, there is a lonely whale out there in the ocean somewhere whose song can be heard at 52 hertz. Similarly, some lonely souls in contemporary Taipei sing at a frequency they hope will connect them to the love of their lives in the fluffy romantic confection 52Hz, I Love You, the latest from budding Taiwanese superstar director Wei Te-Sheng.Wei made his way to the international stage when his musically inclined romance, Cape No. 7, became Taiwan’s all-time box office champ in 2008 to that time (besting the likes of Titanic, The Dark Knight and The Return of the King), »

- Elizabeth Kerr

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La La Land Ties All-Time Oscar Record with 14 Nominations

24 January 2017 11:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed their list of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards, and there was a very clear favorite this year. La La Land came out on top, scoring a record-tying 14 nominations, including Best Picture. The only other movies in history to accomplish that were All About Eve and Titanic, which did so twenty years ago. So it has been a really long time since a movie has been able to assert its dominance over the Oscar nominations in the way La La Land has.

Director Damien Chazelle really nailed it with his ode to old school Hollywood musicals and it is clear that he has a serious knack for pairing music and movies. His last movie, Whiplash, was also nominated for five Oscars and won three, including J.K. Simons for Best Supporting Actor. La La Land is on an entirely new level though, »

- MovieWeb

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'La La Land' Ties With 'Titanic' and 'All About Eve' for Most Oscar Nominations

24 January 2017 7:22 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

La La Land's multiple Oscar nominations has put the musical movie in an elite group.

Director Damien Chazella's film earned 14 nominations on Tuesday, making it tied with James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster, Titanic, and the classic 1950 film, All About Eve.

News: Black Actors Nominated in Every Acting Category for First Time in Oscar History

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were both nominated for their lead roles in La La Land, while Chazella is up for Best Director. The film is also up for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score -- to name a few.

La La Land can only hope to sweep the Oscars like Titanic did in 1998. The film won 11 of the 14 awards it was up for, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Original Song. However, Titanic's leading man and lady, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, did not take home statues that year. In »

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‘Arrival’ Joins Elite Club of Sci-Fi Oscar Best Picture Nominees

24 January 2017 5:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With a best picture nomination Tuesday, Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” joined the short list of science-fiction films that have been nominated for the film industry’s top prize.

Previous to the Academy’s expansion of the category in 2009, sci-fi nominees were a rarity. There was “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” in 1982 and … that was basically it. Though some would categorize Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” George Lucas’ “Star Wars,” or even David Fincher’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” within the genre.

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With eight, “Arrival” earned the second-highest number of noms (tied with “Moonlight”), clinching nods for director, adapted screenplay, cinematography,  sound editing, sound mixing, production design, and editing — in addition to best picture. Since 2009, movies such as “District 9,” “Avatar,” “Inception,” and “Her” have picked up best picture nominations. “Gravity” and “The Martian” have joined the fray as well, but purists might not consider their baked-in-reality premises strictly sci-fi. »

- Kristopher Tapley

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