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Streaming Movies Ruled by ‘Croods 2,’ HBO Max’s ‘Tom & Jerry,’ and Netflix’s ‘Bigfoot Family’

This week, it’s all about awards and animation. Wherever you look — VOD charts (“The Croods: A New Age”), Netflix (“Bigfoot Family”), theaters (“Tom & Jerry”), and HBO Max (“Tom & Jerry”), cartoons are king. This weekend, Disney ups the ante with “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Disney+ and in theaters. Meanwhile, “Minari” was […]

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Chadwick Boseman Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor

Chadwick Boseman has won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the 78th annual Golden Globes presented on Sunday night. The prize continues Boseman’s streak of posthumous wins throughout the movie awards season for his performance as Levee in George C. Wolfe’s August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” available on […]

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‘Trial of the Chicago 7,’ ‘One Night In Miami’ Lead WGA Awards Film Noms

The Writers Guild of America announced their film nominees for the delayed 2021 WGA Awards and, once again, the films that didn’t qualify shaped the list of honorees more than those who did. Awards season players “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Promising Young Woman” made the cut as expected in the Original Screenplay […]

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Australian Academy Announces Film & TV Nominees for Aacta International Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) announced its nominees in the film and newly-created television categories for its 10th Aacta International Awards.Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” leads the film nominations, earning six nods, including best film, best direction in a film and nods for stars Frances McDormand, David Strathairn and Swankie. “The Trial of […]

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Oscars: Best Sound Predictions 2021

How fortuitous that we have some of the most innovative and imaginative use of sound in the very first season that the Academy merged sound editing and sound mixing into a single category. From now on, it’s about the total sound craft, and “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Tenet,” and “Soul” are the standouts, with “The […]

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“Mank” leads the Critics Choice Nominations

Mank and Minari led the 26th annual Critics Choice nominations with 12 and 10 nods respectively. This post is in progress so please refresh for updatesBest PictureDa 5 Bloods (Netflix) Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) Mank (Netflix) Minari (A24) News of the World (Universal Pictures) Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios) Promising […]

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2021 Spirit Awards Nominations List: ‘Never Rarely’ Dominates with 7 Noms, ‘Minari’ Strong

The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards are just under three months away, and this morning the nominations for the 2021 ceremony arrive. Last year’s Spirit Awards were dominated by “Uncut Gems,” which won the prizes for Best Actor (Adam Sandler), Best Director (Josh and Benny Safdie), and Best Editing. Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” took home […]

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Chadwick Boseman’s Widow Gives Emotional Gothams Speech: ‘The Most Honest Person I Ever Met’

Late actor Chadwick Boseman was honored at the 2021 Gotham Awards, held virtually by the Independent Film Project, on Monday night with the event’s Actor Tribute Award. The event included testimonies from Andre Holland and his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward. Boseman was also nominated at the Gotham Awards for Best Actor thanks to his performance […]

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How to Watch the 2020 Gotham Awards Live Online

The 2020 Gotham Awards have already made history, with all of this year’s best feature nominees directed by women. The ceremony, which will livestream on the Independent Filmmaker Project and Variety’s Facebook pages beginning at 8 p.m. Et, is sure to offer more of the same.The 30th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards contenders are led […]

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From ‘Malcolm & Marie’ to ‘Cherry,’ 7 Latecomers Look to Upend the Oscar Race

Pity this year’s Oscar voters. The Academy screening portal is already overwhelmed by hundreds of indie wannabes, international submissions, and documentaries. And just when film festivals, critics groups, and online screenings started to solidify frontrunners like “One Night in Miami,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and “Nomadland,” this crazy year brings a second wave of brand-new […]

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