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my picks for tonight’s 89th Academy Awards (the Oscars for 2016’s films)

Update:

Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed 11 out of the 24 categories, which is slightly better than last year, when I guessed 10 out of 24.

Previous 02.26.17:

I’ve now seen as many of the nominated films as I will be able to before tonight’s ceremony, and here finally are my educated guesses about who will take home each award — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.

I have not noted a “should win” for the feature documentary category,
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Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners List

Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners List
The 89th Annual Academy Awards kicked off Sunday at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and as expected, the A-Listers came dressed to impress.

La La Land star Emma Stone wowed in a classy, custom-created Givenchy gown, while Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson opted for a blue velvet Alberta Ferretti dress, which featured a thigh-high slit. The men looked just as handsome, with Stone's co-star, Ryan Gosling, sporting a Gucci suit, and Fifty Shades Darker star Jamie Dornan in a cream-colored tuxedo jacket.

And while the red carpet looks were undoubtedly fabulous, all eyes were on the night's big winners. See the full list of everyone who took home a shiny statuette and check back throughout the night for updates!

Best Picture

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea *Winner*

Denzel Washington, [link
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Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List

Academy Award Winners 2017: Updated List
The 89th Academy Awards are taking place on Sunday, honoring the best in film from the past year.

All eyes will be on “La La Land,” which tied the all-time record with 14 nominations. It’s widely seen as the frontrunner for best picture, and is in the running for top awards like best actor, actress, and director.

Other top competitors include “Arrival” and “Moonlight,” which nabbed eight nominations each. Three films — “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Lion,” and “Manchester by the Sea” — follow those up with six noms apiece.

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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the ceremony, which airs live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre. Keep up with an updated winners list below.

Best picture:

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Lead actor:

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,
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Oscars 2017: full list of winners

Simon Brew Feb 27, 2017

La La Land, Emma Stone, Hacksaw Ridge and Suicide Squad are all Oscar winners. Here's the full list...

For the 89th time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - that'd be AMPAS, to its mates - has handed out its world-famous collection of gongs.

The full list of winners from this year's awards? Right here. Jason Statham, you'll notice, was callously snubbed again. What's more, his shark-fighting movie, Meg, won't be out in time for the 90th Oscars either. Sigh. Those that did win? Well, Suicide Squad is now an Oscar-winning movie, picking up as many gongs as ArrivalHacksaw Ridge also snagged a couple of gongs, whilst Moonlight triumphed. And - after a confusing moment when Warren Beatty read out the wrong winner (not his fault, we might add) - it ultimately upset La La Land and took Best Picture too.

Here's what won.
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‘Arrival’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer to Produce TV Thriller ‘The Scrawl’

‘Arrival’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer to Produce TV Thriller ‘The Scrawl’
Arrival’ screenwriter Eric Heisserer has come on board to executive produce the supernatural series “The Scrawl” — the first TV project from the newly-launched Penchant Entertainment.

Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter have launched Penchant with plans for two to three feature films annually for multiple platforms, and two to four scripted TV projects for network and non-traditional outlets.

Heisserer won the Writers Guild of America award on Sunday for writing “Arrival” in the best adapted script category and is nominated for an Oscar in the same category. “The Scrawl” is a one-hour drama series written by “Heroes Reborn” scribe Zach Craley, exploring the aftermath of collective negativity giving birth to an actual monster. South Korean movie “Killer Toon” served as the inspiration for “The Scrawl.”

Penchant developed “The Scrawl” and will executive produce along with South Korea’s Cj Entertainment, which released “Killer Toon.”

Penchant is also developing a
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Writers Guild Awards 2017: Complete Winners List!

Let's hear it for the writers!

The Writer's Guild of America held their annual awards show on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, where Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Donald Glover's breakout series, Atlanta were among those recognized for their achievement of the written word.

Read on below to see the full list of winners.

More: John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Lin-Manuel Miranda Among 2017 Oscars Performers

Film Winners

Original Screenplay

Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer; Based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang; Paramount Pictures

Documentary Screenplay

Command and Control, Telescript by Robert Kenner & Eric Schlosser, Story by Brian Pearle and Kim Roberts; Based on the book Command and Control by Eric Schlosser; American Experience Films

Television And New Media Winners

Drama Series

The Americans, Written
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Writers Guild Award Analysis: It’s Still ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’ At the Oscars

Writers Guild Award Analysis: It’s Still ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’ At the Oscars
The Writers Guild Awards and the Academy writing nominees always don’t line up; many films are ineligible. This year, those included Oscar-writing nominees “Lion” and “The Lobster.”

This year, the WGA and the Academy differed dramatically. While the WGA deemed “Moonlight” and “Loving” as Original Screenplays, the Academy considered both as Adapted; only “Moonlight” landed a nomination.

At the WGA, as at the BAFTAs, Barry Jenkins’ script for “Moonlight” competed for the Original Screenplay Award against both Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” and Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” Unlike the BAFTAs, Jenkins emerged the winner over Lonergan, a sign of strength for “Moonlight,” which is nominated for eight Oscars.

Read More: Yes, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ Really Will Win Director and Picture Oscars — Here’s Why

However, in the Oscars’ Original Screenplay contest, lauded playwright and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lonergan (“You Can Count On Me,
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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Americans’ Win Big

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2017 Writers Guild Awards Winners: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Atlanta’ and ‘The Americans’ Win Big
Live from New York! And also Los Angeles! It’s the 2017 Writers Guild Awards, honoring the best in writing for television, film and new media. This year’s big winners included some of the season’s most lauded productions — including “Moonlight,” “Arrival,” “Atlanta” and “The Americans.”

While “Moonlight” and “Arrival” will compete against each other in the Adapted Screenplay category at the Oscars, they were entered in the WGA Awards in different categories, allowing both to make off with an award. “The Americans” pulled out a win for Drama Series, while “Atlanta” snapped up both Comedy Series and New Series. Other winners included “Command and Control,” “Saturday Night Live,” “BoJack Horseman” and “This Is Us.”

Read More: The IndieWire 2016-17 Awards Season Winners Guide

Check out our full list of winners — noted in bold — all updated live as the awards were announced at concurrent ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles this evening.
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Interview: 'Arrival' Screenwriter Eric Heisserer Explains How, and Why, He Challenges Himself

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When talking about success in Hollywood, luck often comes up. And while the whims of the universe certainly have a lot of sway over everything, there is simply no substitution for good, old fashioned hard work. So if you're an aspiring screenwriter, pay attention to Arrival screenwriter Eric Heisserer. His is a classical, head down, put in the work, kind of success story. Before 2016, Heisserer was king of the horror reboot thanks to the hat trick of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination 5, and The Thing. That also made him the king of seeing what happens when you hand in your pages and then step away from a production. So starting with 2013's Hours, which he also directed, Heisserer sought more control over projects that originated with him (Aka spec...

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2017 Oscar Nominations Include ‘La La Land,’ ‘The Lobster,’ and Isabelle Huppert

The glitz, the glamour, the gift baskets that do as much to sway voters as a slaved-over work of art — it’s the 89th Academy Awards! AMPAS unveiled their take on the year that was 2016, which adds up, expectedly, to many of the names and endeavors we’ve seen fêted over the last few months. (We’ve done our part, too, and think you’ll be much better-served following us than them.)

Due to a conscious choice to avoid awards chatter around these here parts, we’re not going to change things up more or less at the last minute. We instead will just get to the list (via Washington Post), which is topped by La La Land with 14 nominations, and so:

Best picture

La La Land

Moonlight

Manchester by the Sea

Arrival

Fences

Lion

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Best director

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land

Barry Jenkins,
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2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations

2017 Oscar Awards Nominees: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nominations
The 89th Academy Awards nominees were revealed on Tuesday morning, and as expected, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's musical movie, La La Land, earned the most nominations.

La La Land earned 14 nominations, making the film tied with Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nods in history.

Previous Oscar-winning and nominated actors -- including Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe -- read off the nominees in the pre-taped Oscars announcement.

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Here's the full list of nominees:

Best Picture:

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea

Denzel Washington, Fences

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Vigo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Supporting Actor:

Dev Patel, Lion

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations – Full nominations announced

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Author: Scott Davis

Happy 2017 Oscar nominations day! Yes, the award season madness is almost at its conclusion with the biggest awards show of them all just a month away and today sees the long-awaited announcement of just who will be going head-to-head to get their hands on a famed Oscar. And as a special treat, you can watch the live stream of the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards right here. We will be updating the post as the nominations come in, so scroll down for those.

So, just who will walk away with the honours? Will Damien Chazelle’s La La Land follow early predictions (and our five-star review) and “land” a record-breaking number of nominations? Will Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight featured heavily too? Could we see Andrew Garfield and Mel Gibson get nods for the brilliant Hacksaw Ridge? And could Hell or High Water continue its
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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

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Oscars 2017: Listen to Selections from 110 Scores Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award
A total of 145 scores were recently announced as being eligible for this year’s Academy Award, with everything from perceived frontrunner “La La Land” (Justin Hurwitz) and “Jackie” (Mica Levi) to outliers like “Sausage Party” and “Elle.” The final five will be nominated on January 24. In the meantime, avail yourself of this Spotify playlist featuring selections from 110 of the eligible scores — as well as the full list of every eligible score.

Read More: Oscar Best Score Contenders: The Inside Story of Creating 5 Diverse Frontrunners

Read More: Oscars 2017: Listen to 70 Songs Eligible for This Year’s Academy Award

The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love,
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145 Film Scores In Running For 89th Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards.

The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:

“The Abolitionists,” Tim Jones, composer

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie,” Jake Monaco, composer

The Accountant,” Mark Isham, composer

Alice through the Looking Glass,” Danny Elfman, composer

Allied,” Alan Silvestri, composer

Almost Christmas,” John Paesano, composer

American Pastoral,” Alexandre Desplat, composer

The Angry Birds Movie,” Heitor Pereira, composer

Anthropoid,” Robin Foster, composer

“Armenia, My Love,” Silvia Leonetti, composer

Assassin’s Creed,” Jed Kurzel, composer

Autumn Lights,” Hugi Gudmundsson and Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson, composers

The Bfg,” John Williams, composer

Believe,” Michael Reola, composer

Ben-Hur,” Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders, composers

“Bilal,” Atli Ӧrvarsson, composer

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna,
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Oscars 2017: Best Original Score Category Whittled Down, with ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’ Moving Forward

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Oscars 2017: Best Original Score Category Whittled Down, with ‘La La Land’ and ‘Jackie’ Moving Forward
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has announced the 145 scores eligible in the Best Original Score category, includeing work from “Jackie” and “La La Land.” The latter film, a musical directed by “Whiplash” helmer Damien Chazelle, picked up the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s award for Best Music earlier this month; “Jackie” was the category’s runner-up. Notably absent, meanwhile, are “Arrival” (which just landed a Golden Globe nod), “Manchester by the Sea” and “Silence.”

Read: ‘La La Land’: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s ‘City of Stars’ Duet Will Sweep You Off Your Feet – Listen

Justin Hurwitz composed and orchestrated the “La La Land” score, while “Jackie” marks “Under the Skin” composer Mica Levi’s second silver-screen effort. Decades after becoming one of the world’s most renowned film composers, Ennio Morricone won last year’s Oscar for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.
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‘Arrival’ Could Never Have Been Made By a Studio: Here’s Why

‘Arrival’ Could Never Have Been Made By a Studio: Here’s Why
Look under the hood and many of the Hollywood studios’ best movies are independently financed, like Paramount Pictures’ “Arrival.” The studio won the brainy sci-fi thriller in a Cannes 2014 bidding war, plunking down a record $20 million for North America and other territories — but only after it was already financed and packaged with Oscar-nominated Denis Villeneuve, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner.

Arrival” was initially developed at Twentieth Century Fox, where director-producer Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment has sustained a rich first-look production deal for 10 years that stretches back to the first “Night at the Museum.” Levy, who studied English and Theater at Yale, has continued to direct family movies like “Cheaper By the Dozen” and DreamWorks’ “Real Steel;” meanwhile, 21 Laps also produced “Date Night,” the $2-million Sundance A24 hit “The Spectacular Now” (developed from the bestseller), and discovery Matt and Ross Duffer’s breakout sci-fi Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

Levy and
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‘Arrival’ Could Never Have Been Made By A Studio: Here’s Why — Consider This

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‘Arrival’ Could Never Have Been Made By A Studio: Here’s Why — Consider This
Look under the hood and many of the Hollywood studios’ best movies are independently financed, like Paramount Pictures’ “Arrival.” The studio won the brainy sci-fi thriller in a Cannes 2014 bidding war, plunking down a record $20 million for North America and other territories — but only after it was already financed and packaged with Oscar-nominated Denis Villeneuve, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner.

Arrival” was initially developed at Twentieth Century Fox, where director-producer Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment has sustained a rich first-look production deal for 10 years that stretches back to the first “Night at the Museum.” Levy, who studied English and Theater at Yale, has continued to direct family movies like “Cheaper By the Dozen” and DreamWorks’ “Real Steel;” meanwhile, 21 Laps also produced “Date Night,” the $2-million Sundance A24 hit “The Spectacular Now” (developed from the bestseller), and discovery Matt and Ross Duffer’s breakout sci-fi Netflix series “Stranger Things.”

Levy and
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Sandman Movie Writer Quits, Wants a TV Show Instead

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Sandman Movie Writer Quits, Wants a TV Show Instead
Back in March, New Line Cinema's highly-anticipated adaptation of Sandman suffered a huge blow when it lost Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who had been attached to both direct and star in the movie. Today we have word that the project has now lost its screenwriter, Eric Heisserer, who came aboard in March, just one day after Joseph Gordon-Levitt left the project. While doing press for his new movie Arrival, the writer says he's taken himself off the project, and that this Neil Gaiman comic would be better suited as a TV show.

io9 caught up with Eric Heisserer, whose other writing credits include this year's hit low-budget thriller Lights Out, Hours, The Thing, Final Destination 5 and The Nightmare on Elm Street reboot. The writer says he just couldn't see eye to eye with the studio about the direction a Sandman movie should take. Here's what Eric Heisserer had to say
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'Sandman' Loses Director and Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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'Sandman' Loses Director and Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Just yesterday, we reported that Warner Bros.' adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic comic book Sandman had brought on a new writer in Eric Heisserer (Hours). The project seemed to finally be picking up steam. And that report from The Hollywood Reporter seemingly confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had finally decided to both direct and star in the movie. Today, that is no longer the case.

The actor has announced his exit from the project on his personal Facebook page. He sites creative differences with New Line as the reason for his departure. At this time, it isn't known who will come aboard to direct, and if that director will star in the movie as Joseph Gordon-Levitt had planned to do. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has this to say about leaving the project in the lurch.

"So, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back,
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