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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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Saoirse Ronan, ‘Three Billboards’ Triumph at Ireland’s Film and Drama Awards

Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan took home the best actress prize at the Irish Film and Television Academy’s Film and Drama Awards, which took place in Dublin on Thursday night. Ronan’s win for her leading role in Great Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” came exactly a decade after she was named Ifta’s Rising Star of 2008, following her breakthrough […]

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2018 BAFTA Awards: Who is hosting and presenting, which nominees will be there?

The February 18 BAFTA Awards will be hosted by Joanna Lumley (“Absolutely Fabulous”) and air on a tape-delayed basis on both BBC One in England and BBC America in the United States. Sixteen of this year’s 20 nominees in the acting categories are schedule to attend Sunday’s ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.All five Best […]

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‘The Last Movie Star’ Trailer: Burt Reynolds Takes A Victory Lap

When is a movie from tastemakers A24 not a movie from A24? When it’s conspicuously absent from their own website. Yep, “The Last Movie Star” isn’t rubbing elbows with Oscar contender “Lady Bird” or festival faves “Lean On Pete” and “Hereditary.” But reassured, this movie is from the studio, who have partnered with DirecTV to […]

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Greta Gerwig Reveals the ‘Dunkirk’ Scene That Made Her Cry and More of Her Favorite Moments From Oscar Nominees

Greta Gerwig knows a thing or two about crafting a perfect scene. After all, what is “Lady Bird” but the agglomeration of dozens of perfect scenes? Gerwig recently attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (via Collider) to talk all things “Lady Bird,” but Gerwig made sure to spend some time talking about the scenes […]

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Why Oscar Voters Prefer Period Movies in Key Artisan Categories

When the Motion Picture Academy announced the Oscar noms on Jan. 23, there was the usual assortment of period and futuristic fare, but three contemporary films also made the final cut as best picture contenders: “Get Out,” “Lady Bird” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”But that trend didn’t hold up in the below-the-line categories of […]

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