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2018 Independent Spirit Awards: Winners List (Updating Live)

The 33rd Independent Spirit Awards are taking place on Saturday, March 3 in Los Angeles. While Oscar favorites such as “Get Out” and “Lady Bird” are in the running for top honors, smaller indie picks like “The Florida Project” and “The Rider” are also in the mix.The full list of nominees is below, updating live.Best […]

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Lina Wertmüller on What Being the First Female Director Nominated for an Oscar Means to Her

Plenty of ink has been spilled on the fact that, with her Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig has joined an all-too-exclusive group: the sorority of just five women who have been deemed worthy of a directing nod from the Academy. Few people recall, though, that the barrier was first broken in 1977, and […]

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Who Should Win at Sunday’s Oscars? Cast Your Vote!

With under a week until Oscar night, Variety is polling readers to see their predictions on who will take home the top prizes.Though it’s unlikely any category will be as dramatic as last year’s best picture mix-up, the biggest night in film is still a competitive race.Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which has […]

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It’s ‘The Shape of Water’ vs. ‘Get Out’ for Three Top Oscars, and Jordan Peele Will Win One

As Oscar voters ponder their ballots (which are due Tuesday), two films are rising to the top of three key races: Best Original Screenplay, Director, and Picture. (We’ll discuss the Acting races later.) In each category, writer-directors Guillermo del Toro and Jordan Peele, with fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” and suspense thriller “Get Out” […]

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BAFTA Award Winners, as They Arrive

As ever, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations for the Ee British Academy Film Awards favor homegrown fare. Thus many nomination slots that might have included such Hollywood films as “The Post” or “Wonder Woman” went to the likes of “Dunkirk,””Darkest Hour,” and “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”Leading the BAFTA field […]

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Humanitas Prize Winners Include ‘Mudbound’, ‘The Post’ & ‘Lady Bird’

The Humanitas Prize winners were unveiled tonight, awarded annually to encourage, stimulate and sustain the nation’s screenwriters. The 43rd annual honors for the first time separated feature film categories by genre, with Netflix’s Mudbound and Fox’s The Post tying for drama, A24’s Lady Bird winning for comedy and Fox’s Ferdinand winning for family. Other film […]

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