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Oscars 2021: The Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From Chadwick Boseman to Frances McDormand

After all the talk about the unexpected and unpredictable, the 93rd Academy Awards delivered with surprise wins in the lead actor categories for Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand. Another shocker was that best picture was not announced last — they saved the lead acting categories for that.Also surprising was how smoothly the ceremony went with […]

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35 Must-See Movies Rejected by the Oscars in 2021

The long and winding road to the 93rd Academy Awards is almost over, as the 2021 Oscar winners are set to be revealed this Sunday, April 25. Expected contenders such as “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Mank,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Sound of Metal,” and “Minari” all racked up multiple nominations across various […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Cinematography Predictions

The cinematography race pits Joshua James Richards (“Nomadland”) against Erik Messerschmidt (“Mank”), Phedon Papamichael (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”), Dariusz Wolski (“News of the World”), and Sean Bobbitt (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). Of the five, only Papamichael has been previously nominated (for “Nebraska”). Although Messerschmidt won the coveted ASC award, Richards is the […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Editing Predictions

This season’s editing race features five Best Picture nominees with very visceral stories: Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” (serving as her own editor), Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal,” Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” and Emerald Fennel’s “Promising Young Woman.” However, “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ is now the favorite, […]

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2021 Ace Eddies: ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Takes Film Drama Prize, ‘Ozark,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ for TV

With just eight days to go before the Academy Awards, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” took the top prize at the Ace Eddie Awards, winning Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic), for acclaimed editor Alan Baumgarten Matthew Friedman and Andrew Dickler won Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy) for “Palm Springs,” which did not receive any […]

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‘Trial of the Chicago 7,’ ‘Palm Springs’ & ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Top Ace Eddie Awards Winners

You can hire the best actors, the best screenwriter, and the most inspired director, but without top-tier editing, the result can be an embarrassing mess. The American Cinema Editors are the best of the best in keeping Hollywood moving, especially during a pandemic-effected era. The organization handed out their Ace Eddie Awards on Saturday with […]

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‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Split the Mpse Golden Reel and Cas Sound Awards

Darius Marder’s experimental “Sound of Metal” — the Oscar favorite for Best Sound — was surprisingly snubbed at the 68th annual Mpse Golden Reel Awards for sound editing on Friday, but it rebounded on Saturday to take sound mixing honors at the 57th annual Cas Awards. The sound editors presented a three-way split between Aaron […]

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‘Soul,’ ‘Tenet’ and ‘Greyhound’ Win Mpse Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors handed out their awards in a virtual ceremony with Pixar’s “Soul, “Tenet” and “Greyhound” among the winners.The Mpse also awarded “The Trial of the Chicago 7” for outstanding achievement in sound editing – feature dialogue / Adr, and outstanding achievement in sound editing – feature musical went to “Eurovision Song […]

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Artios Awards: ‘Soul,’ Borat’ and ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Among Casting Society of America Winners

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Minari,” “One Night in Miami,” “Soul” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” were among the feature films honored by the Casting Society of America at the 2021 Artios Awards.The 36th annual Artios Awards, held by the Casting Society of America in its first-ever worldwide virtual ceremony, honored excellence in casting across […]

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How Aaron Sorkin’s Team Set Up ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ with a Sprawling Prologue — Exclusive Video

Narratively speaking, Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” stands apart from the rest of the Best Picture and Original Script nominees for its scope and multi-layered approach. The fact-based drama balances three story threads in a “Rashomon” fashion: the overheated courtroom drama, how the peaceful demonstrations turned violent during the ’68 Democratic Convention […]

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