• Oscar predictions 2018 - who'll bag the biggest awards?
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    Oscar predictions 2018 - who'll bag the biggest awards?

    All the runners and riders.

  • Donald Sutherland to receive honorary Oscar
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    The Wrap

    Donald Sutherland to receive honorary Oscar

    Veteran actor joins indie filmmaker Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, and French filmmaker Agnes Varda.

  • ‘Mudbound’ First Trailer: Dee Rees’ Powerhouse Drama Goes From Sundance Darling to Oscar Contender
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    ‘Mudbound’ First Trailer: Dee Rees’ Powerhouse Drama Goes From Sundance Darling to Oscar Contender

    The director of "Pariah" and "Bessie" returns with her most high profile movie to date, and it's already an acclaimed darling.

  • Oscars: Fox Plans Big Best Picture Push For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’; Peter Chernin Says The Time Has Come
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    Deadline

    Oscars: Fox Plans Big Best Picture Push For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’; Peter Chernin Says The Time Has Come

    EXCLUSIVE:   With the six-month-long awards season kicking off today in Venice with the already critically well-received  Downsizing (which now heads to Telluride and Toronto along with countless other hopefuls debuting in the fall/holiday corridor so friendly to Oscar contenders), there is one major studio determined to make sure everyone knows their summer blockbuster will also be going for the gold–  and they aren’t about to let you forget it. 20th Century Fox will be…

  • 10 Most Anticipated New Films of Oscar Season
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    Variety

    10 Most Anticipated New Films of Oscar Season

    Oscar season is officially on our doorstep as the 74th annual Venice Film Festival is set to take flight a week from today with the world premiere of Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing.” Recent contenders like “Birdman,” “Spotlight,” and “La La Land” have begun their journeys on the Lido before taking the season by storm. Commencing in... Read more »

  • 10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017
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    Kevin Polowy

    10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017

    Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

  • The Academy Has Made Its Move, Could Next Year's Hashtag Read #OscarsSoDiverse?
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    Elle

    The Academy Has Made Its Move, Could Next Year's Hashtag Read #OscarsSoDiverse?

    Prepare to see Priyanka Chopra, Gal Gadot and more hit the red carpet...

  • Academy Invites Record 774 New Members — Including Your Favorite Superheroes
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    Variety

    Academy Invites Record 774 New Members — Including Your Favorite Superheroes

    The Academy announced on Wednesday that it’s inviting 774 new members — a record-breaking number. It marks the second year in a row that the institution has broken its own record; last year, it set a new high-water mark by inviting 683 new members. Among the high-profile actors newly invited to the Academy are “Wonder... Read more »

  • Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host for 2018 Honors
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host for 2018 Honors

    Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, who also oversaw the last show, will also be reteaming with him for the 90th Academy Awards.

  • Why ‘Blade Runner 2049′ Could Be Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ Masterpiece
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    Why ‘Blade Runner 2049′ Could Be Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ Masterpiece

    We dissected the full-length trailer of the Denis Villeneuve sequel, and we're delighted to see that the master DP refuses to play it safe.

  • Laura Dern may be the next President of the Academy
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    Ben Bussey

    Laura Dern may be the next President of the Academy

    The 'Jurassic Park' and 'Blue Velvet' star is said to be interested in taking over as head of the Oscars board.

  • Oscars: Multi-Part Docs Like 'O.J.: Made in America' No Longer Eligible for Academy Consideration
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Oscars: Multi-Part Docs Like 'O.J.: Made in America' No Longer Eligible for Academy Consideration

    A new rule for the nomination of animated features also could favor studio releases at the expense of smaller, indie animated movies.

  • King Kong Lives: Revisiting the terrible Kong flop you never saw
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    Ben Falk

    King Kong Lives: Revisiting the terrible Kong flop you never saw

    Films about King Kong have a chequered history – for every great Ray Harryhausen stop-motion battle, there’s a cheesy cash-in featuring the mega-monkey’s offspring. Kong survives the fall from the Empire State Building, is fitted with an artificial heart – yes, really – then falls in love with a Lady Kong and has a kid with her.

  • Academy Accountants Hire Security Amid Oscars Crisis
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Academy Accountants Hire Security Amid Oscars Crisis

    "This isn't something we typically deal with," a PricewaterhouseCoopers representative said. "But the firm felt it was necessary based on the number of people outside their homes."

  • Oscars: New Photos Show PWC Accountant Tweeting, Mixing Envelopes Backstage
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    Variety

    Oscars: New Photos Show PWC Accountant Tweeting, Mixing Envelopes Backstage

    Variety obtained exclusive photos of Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous Best Picture envelope mix-up — leading up to and during Sunday’s gaffe in which 'La La Land' was erroneously named best picture over 'Moonlight'

  • Oscars: Two Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake Won't Work on Show Again, Academy President Says
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    Associated Press

    Oscars: Two Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake Won't Work on Show Again, Academy President Says

    The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscar show. Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, remains under review. Boone Isaacs broke her silence Wednesday following the biggest blunder in the 89-year history of the Academy Awards.

  • Warren Beatty Calls on Motion Picture Academy to Clarify Oscar Fiasco
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    Warren Beatty Calls on Motion Picture Academy to Clarify Oscar Fiasco

    Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading La La Land as best picture winner rather than Moonlight. “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible,” said Beatty. Since Sunday’s broadcast, the academy has largely left the explaining to PwC, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for the “La La Land” mistakenly being read as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

  • Five of the worst movies to ever win Oscars
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    Ben Skipper

    Five of the worst movies to ever win Oscars

    The Oscars are typically I signal of filmmaking of the highest quality. We all rant about how the Academy gets it wrong sometimes of course, but it’s not often genuinely bad films are rewarded.

  • Oscars: How an Accountant's Tweet Turned Into the Biggest Mistake in Academy History
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Oscars: How an Accountant's Tweet Turned Into the Biggest Mistake in Academy History

    Chaos erupted both onstage and behind the scenes after a starstruck accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers handed Warren Beatty the wrong envelope for best picture.

  • Academy, Oscar Accountants Offer More Apologies; Investigation Launched
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Academy, Oscar Accountants Offer More Apologies; Investigation Launched

    It’s been less than 24 hours since the most notorious fubar in Oscar history — the mistaken announcement that La La Land had won best picture, when in fact the award was meant for Moonlight — and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper has now issued an unusual second apology, while the Academy is announcing that it will conduct an investigation of the way the tell-tale envelopes are handled at the Oscar ceremony while offering an apology of its own. Going beyond the first statement of apology that was issued Sunday night, three hours after the Oscar broadcast ended, PwC on Monday sent out what it called a “revised statement” in which it squarely shoulders the blame for the incident, cites PwC partner Brian Cullinan for the mistake and offers another apology to all involved in the embarrassing drama that played out on national television.

  • Oscars 2017: Was Leonardo DiCaprio to blame for Warren Beatty's epic fail?
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    Tom Butler

    Oscars 2017: Was Leonardo DiCaprio to blame for Warren Beatty's epic fail?

    DiCaprio to blame? The biggest moment of the 2017 Oscars came when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture winner when the actual winner was ‘Moonlight’. It’s since emerged that Beatty was actually holding the envelope for Best Actress which announced ‘La La Land’s Emma Stone as the winner, so you can understand the confusion from the presenters. Some people on Twitter are suggesting that it’s all Leonardo DiCaprio’s fault.

  • Oscars 2017: Nicole Kidman's crazy 'boomerang' clapping goes viral
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    Tom Butler

    Oscars 2017: Nicole Kidman's crazy 'boomerang' clapping goes viral

    Despite losing out in the Best Supporting Actress category, ‘Lion’ star Nicole Kidman somehow managed to dominate the conversation online, all thanks to her crazy clapping.

  • Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try
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    Yahoo Movies

    Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try

    The Best Sound Mixing category doesn’t typically get a lot of ink at the Academy Awards, but something truly historic unfolded when the 2017 winner was announced Sunday night. Then, around 9:32 p.m. ET Sunday, O’Connell finally won. “Thank you so much! I can’t even tell you what this means to me,” an exuberant O’Connell, who shared the awards with fellow sound mixers Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace, said as he stepped to the stage to a hearty ovation.

  • Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award
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    Gregory Wakeman

    Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award

    Mahershala Ali picked up the very first Academy Award on Sunday night, as he was recognised for his stunning performance in ‘Moonlight’. It turns out that Mahershala Ali broke new ground with his Academy Award win, too, as he became the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar. It couldn’t have occurred at a better time, too, as it comes just a few weeks after Donald Trump’s executive order to ban the inhabitants of seven countries that are prominently made up of Muslims proved hugely divisive and controversial.