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Top 5 Oscars highlights: Julianne Moore finally won, power of 'Glory,' ...

23 February 2015 12:11 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

It’s been a long, crazy ride. That seems to be a sentiment echoed every year as the Oscar season comes to a close, having seen so many contenders become pretenders, front-runners changing with the announcement of every new precursor, and records kept or broken. It’s hard to put into words just what this year truly meant, and only time will tell if the academy’s choices really were the right ones, but for now, here are some of the things that stuck out as highlights: -Break- 1. Julianne Moore has an Oscar … at last! “Far from Heaven.” “Boogie Nights.” “The Hours.” “The End of the Affair.” Those are just the films for which Julianne Moore lost at the Oscars. There’s also “Safe,” “Magnolia,” “Short Cuts,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The Big Lebowski,” “Children of Men,” and any number of great performances she wasn’t »

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How 'The Slap' Represents Broadcast's Failure to Copy Cable

20 February 2015 11:23 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With "The Slap," a star-studded miniseries intending to provoke thought and incite debate, NBC has thrown their hat into the “prestige limited series” game currently dominated by HBO ("Olive Kitteridge," "True Detective") and SundanceTV ("Top of the Lake," "The Honorable Woman"). It stars, among others, Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, Zachary Quinto and Thandie Newton; is directed by Oscar nominee Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right"); and is adapted from an acclaimed Australian series (of the same name) by playwright Jon Robin Baitz, who also created ABC's soapy family drama "Brothers and Sisters." That mix seems an ideal basis for a well-acted, perceptive family drama, or in other words, exactly what "The Slap" wants to be. Baitz's adaptation shares the same structure, characters and thematic underpinnings as the original Australian production. In his opening episode, family and friends gather for »

- David Canfield

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The Slap Review – TV NBC – High Drama Meets Flaccid Characterizations

12 February 2015 12:49 PM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

The Slap, an 8-episode recreation of an Australian miniseries, which is based on a popular novel, is NBC‘s latest attempt at “Event Television,” but it is a tricky, sloppy effort that purports to be an examination of, to varying degrees, “reality,” but in the sense that demands the quotation marks.

As the promos, and name, give away, the show revolves around what happens to a family when one moment, a slap, throws everything into turmoil. This leads us to, as we get toward the end of the show, a great many secrets being revealed.

There could hardly be more of a misrepresentation of what this show is about.

After watching the show’s trailer, and perhaps hearing a very basic outline, you might get the idea that the show is about trying to get past a horrible mistake. A child is shown to be rather unruly, and his parents »

- Marc Eastman

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Anna Kendrick To Perform At 87th Oscars; New Presenters Announced

9 February 2015 7:45 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Actress and singer Anna Kendrick will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Out of the woods and on to the Oscar stage, Anna will be performing something special that is sure to be an “Only on the Oscars” moment.” says Zadan and Meron.

Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in the 2009 film “Up in the Air.” Her other film credits include “Into the Woods” (2014), “Pitch Perfect” (2012) and the “Twilight” film series.

In 1998, at the age of 12, Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for “High Society.” She will star in the films “The Last Five Years,” “The Hollars,” and “Pitch Perfect 2” later this year.

Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Octavia Spencer will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. »

- Michelle McCue

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Lucy Hill named eOne Australia acquisitions head

5 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Lucy Hill promoted to head of acquisitions for eOne, Australia.

Lucy Hill has been promoted to head of acquisitions for Entertainment One Films (eOne), Australia, based in Sydney.

Former acquisitions manager Hill, who joined Hopscotch Films (acquired by eOne in 2011) in 2007, will now lead film acquisition efforts for eOne’s Australian team.

She will report to eOne Film Australia MD Troy Lum.

During her tenure at the company Hill has worked on titles including The Kids are All Right, The Sapphires, Philomena, Pride, The Little Death and The Water Diviner.  

“I am delighted to announce Lucy’s well-deserved promotion. She has a strong track-record and great instincts about the creative, understands our market and audiences, and is a true champion of local filmmakers,” said Lum.

eOne Australia production and acquisitions executive Rachel Okine left the company in autumn of last year. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Lucy Hill earns eOne stripes

5 February 2015 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Lucy Hill promoted to head of acquisitions for eOne, Australia.

Lucy Hill has been promoted to head of acquisitions for Entertainment One Films (eOne), Australia, based in Sydney.

Former acquisitions manager Hill, who joined Hopscotch Films (acquired by eOne in 2011) in 2007, will now lead film acquisition efforts for eOne’s Australian team.

She will report to eOne Film Australia MD Troy Lum.

During her tenure at the company Hill has worked on titles including The Kids are All Right, The Sapphires, Philomena, Pride, The Little Death and The Water Diviner.  

“I am delighted to announce Lucy’s well-deserved promotion. She has a strong track-record and great instincts about the creative, understands our market and audiences, and is a true champion of local filmmakers,” said Lum.

eOne Australia production and acquisitions executive Rachel Okine left the company in autumn of last year. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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For Your Consideration: Sundance and Next Year's Oscars

3 February 2015 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now that it's all over, let's take an Oscar-specific look at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which could very well serve as a partial crystal ball into what will be happening in the awards race a year from now.  In the past few years, the Best Picture-nominated likes of "Precious," "An Education," "The Kids Are All Right," "Winter's Bone" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" all debuted at the festival. Last year was obviously no exception, with Sundance arguably being the film festival Mvp when it came to the Oscars. Park City premieres "Boyhood" and "Whiplash" both received Best Picture nominations, with the former the shaky frontrunner to end up winning (the first time a Sundance film will have ever done so). Is this year's lineup heading for a similar victory? It's clearly way too soon to know anything for certain, but here are our early best bets: Best PictureFour »

- Peter Knegt

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Oscar Track Records for Previously-Nominated Acting Vets

3 February 2015 7:07 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

The 87th Academy Awards acting race is almost evenly divided between veterans and first-time nominees.

Nine of the 20 nominees in the four acting categories are newcomers — four lead actors (Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch), two lead actresses (Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones), two supporting actresses (Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone) and one supporting actor (J.K. Simmons).    

As for the 11 veterans, the number of Oscar nominations between them ranges from 19 to one. Four of them have previously taken Oscars home.

Meryl Streep received her 19th nomination this year for her supporting role as The Witch in Disney’s Into the Woods, the film adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s musical. She holds the record for most acting nominations ever received and is one of six actors to have won three or more Oscars. Streep was first nominated in 1979 for her »

- Anjelica Oswald

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How Indie Filmmakers Have Transformed TV

30 January 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's a paradox. Independent films -- the kind that are often dramas or comedies about everyday people, rather than superheroes -- have all but vanished from theaters, which now show mostly popcorn action blockbusters. And yet, many of the filmmakers who used to make those indie movies have found a home on TV, where that same character-driven sensibility makes their work a critical and commercial success.

Exhibit A is surely Lena Dunham. Her 2010 movie "Tiny Furniture" never played in more than 21 theaters or sold as much as $400,000 in tickets, but her HBO series "Girls," which has a similar directorial and thematic approach, has made her a star.

In recent years, a number of her fellow indie directors and writers have made the same transition, from the art-house to your living room, mostly via premium cable or streaming outlets Netflix and Amazon. Alongside Dunham at HBO, there's Cary Joji Fukunaga ("True Detective »

- Gary Susman

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StreamFix: 6 Oscar Frontrunners in Great Roles on Netflix

26 January 2015 5:31 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Newsflash: We still have awhile before the Oscars. It's like a month away. But we can prepare anyway by revisiting the greatest hits of our leading nominees in the acting categories. Put on your angriest Annette Bening face and join us for this trip into prestige pictures currently streaming on Netflix. "The Kids are All Right" (Julianne Moore) Julianne Moore didn't pick up a nomination, but costars Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo did in this family drama (with funny moments) about a lesbian couple attempting to embrace the new-found presence of their kids' sperm donor. "The Kids are All Right" feels like a lost James L. Brooks gem set in 2010, and every performance has endearing and (intentionally) maddening moments. Julianne might play the most conflicted character at all, and she wears that indecision and personal guilt well.  "My Week With Marilyn" (Eddie Redmayne) Is this a great movie? No. In fact, »

- Louis Virtel

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What ‘Birdman’s’ Big Awards Weekend Means for a Wild Oscar Race

25 January 2015 8:42 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Back-to-back wins for Alejandro Inarritu’s daring comedy at SAG and Producers Guild Awards help throw awards season into disarray

This was supposed to be the weekend that would clear things up in the Oscar race. Instead, it was a weekend that threw the race into disarray, sending one contender soaring and another faltering.

What happened?

Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” which was considered the leader of the race mostly by default even though it didn’t look anything like a typical Best Picture winner, had a chance to seal the deal but turned out to be a shaky frontrunner instead. »

- Steve Pond

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Watch Those As the World Turns Scenes Julianne Moore Mentioned in Her SAG Award Speech

25 January 2015 8:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

In her acceptance speech for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, Still Alice star Julianne Moore gave a shout-out to her early days on the soap opera As the World Turns. "When I was on As the World Turns," Moore, 54, said to cheers, "I was so excited when they wrote two parts for me, the classic twin sister role, the good and the evil one ... and then I realized it was super boring to act by myself. And what I really loved, what I really craved, was being with another actor. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Daily | Previewing Sundance 2015

22 January 2015 8:02 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

The 31st edition of the Sundance Film Festival opens tonight in Park City and what we'll do here, as succinctly as possible, is provide a guide to the guides. For some, such as Julia Sutherland in the Financial Times, Sundance is "a bellwether of economic trends within the industry." For others, like Brian Moylan in Guardian, it's all about the Big Race. He notes that the festival "has produced a slew of titles that have made the Academy Awards shortlist—including, in recent times, Precious, Little Miss Sunshine, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone." But if it wins, "Boyhood would be the first to actually scoop the prize (and, if it did, it would be beating another Sundance alumnus, Whiplash)." » - David Hudson »

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Julianne Moore Says She Doesn’t Need a Memorial Service After MMI Salute

21 January 2015 4:24 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the heels of her second Golden Globe win and fifth Academy Award nomination, Julianne Moore, flanked by her husband and two children, sat back and soaked up the Museum of the Moving Image’s salute in her honor.

“You know when you’re young, you’ll pursue things without any knowledge of where they’ll lead, and not knowing how they’ll shape your life,” Moore professed to the crowd. “But because this is a retrospective, it’s forcing me to look back and consider what it was that led me here. A lot of it was luck, (and) it was almost certainly my interest in story.”

The 29th annual Mmi Salute served as a monument to her own story.

The event came at a time of change for the museum, which in 10 days will welcome Sony Pictures Classics founder and co-president Michael Barker into the co-chairman role previously assumed by Herbert S. »

- Alexa Harrison

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Oscar Best Picture Nominees Are Box Office Lightweights

15 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Oscar voters stuck to the arthouse and steered clear of the multiplexes this year.

Siding with art over commerce makes 2014’s slate of best picture nominees the weakest crop of contenders from a box office perspective in recent history.

This is the first time since 2007 that no film up for the top prize has collected $100 million domestically by the time nominations were announced. Only one film, “American Sniper,” looks positioned to ever hit that benchmark.

As it stands, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is the highest-grossing contender, having made $59.1 million Stateside.

“I don’t know if less people are going to watch [the Oscars], but it does mean that less people will be invested in the telecast,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It’s simply a numbers thing.”

Among the eight films up for best picture, the average gross before nominations were announced was $25.4 million. In contrast, »

- Brent Lang

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Ava DuVernay is the 9th Woman Snubbed a Best Director Nomination for a Best Picture Nominee

15 January 2015 7:50 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ava DuVernay's snub in the Best Director category for "Selma" at this morning's Oscar nominations is disappointing, but not unprecedented. Prior to DuVernay, eight different women were denied Best Director nominations for movies that garnered Best Picture nominations. They are: 1. Randa Haines, "Children of a Lesser God" (1986) 2. Barbra Streisand, "Prince of Tides" (1991) 3. Valerie Faris (co-director with Jonathan Dayton), "Little Miss Sunshine" (2007) 4. Loveleen Tandan (Danny Boyle's co-director in India; he won the award), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008) 5. Lone Scherfig, "An Education" (2009) 6. Lisa Cholodenko, "The Kids are All Right" (2010) 7. Debra Granik, "Winter's Bone" (2010) 8. Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty" (2013) Meanwhile, only four women have actually earned nominations for Best Director in the history of the ceremony: Lina Wertmüller for "Seven Beauties" (1976), Jane Campion for "The Piano" (1993), Sofia Coppola for "Lost in Translation" (2003), and Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker" (2009). Bigelow is the only woman to win the award.  »

- Louis Virtel

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