"The Sisters Brothers" spins a unique Western yarn                "Colette" is another period piece showcase for Kiera Knightley                John C. Reilly looks like a late breaking Academy Award player in the Trailer for "Stan & Ollie"                Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for "Captain Marvel"                The Toronto International Film Festival boosts "Green Book" with its Top Prize                Updated Academy Award predictions for early September                "White Boy Rick" is a compelling character study and period piece                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders                Shane Black gives "The Predator" his signature clever spin                Venice Film Festival award winners include "The Favourite" and "Roma"                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders                Watch out for Ben Foster in Best Supporting Actor for "Leave No Trace"                "The Favourite" releases a new Trailer to build off of its positive festival buzz                "All About Nina" and "Fahrenheit 11/9": Films to look forward to in September                Trailer for "The Front Runner" and Buzz from Telluride suggest another Oscar player for Jason Reitman        

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Hollywood Contenders – Ten hopefuls remain in the race for Best Visual Effects

Tell me if this one sounds familiar to you…yesterday, a shortlist for one of the Academy Award technical categories was released. Yes, Oscar now has taken the Best Visual Effects category, which just two weeks ago released a (long) list of 20 contenders, and whittled it down to simply ten[...]

Hollywood Contenders – 112 Films are up for Best Original Score

Late last week, we had another shortlist hit the internet, courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (or AMPAS, as we all know by now). This one concerned which films were eligible to compete in the Oscar category of Best Original Score. Basically, the Academy decided that[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Nine finalists are left in the race for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations

Yesterday, the Academy announced the nine films that are left in the running for the five slots in Best Foreign Language Feature. As you might expect, the movies put on the short list here include both some surprising inclusions as well as some odd snubs. It’s a tight race for[...]

Hollywood Contenders – Seven Films are up for nominations in the Makeup and Hairstyling category

Yesterday afternoon, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made another category announcement. This time, it was the shortlist for the Best Makeup & Hairstyling category. The large field has been reduced to just seven contenders, with three set to be nominated for Oscars (this is the rare category[...]

74 candidates will fight it out for Oscar nominations in Best Original Song

Right at the tail end of last week, another short list hit the web, this one having to do with Best Original Song. This establishes which tunes from the flicks of 2015 will be eligible for Academy Award nominations. Voters now officially have 74 songs to sift through, all in[...]

Hollywood Contenders – The shortlist for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars has arrived

Yesterday, the Academy Award hopefuls in Best Visual Effects were whittled down to just 20, as voters can now focus in on the achievements they’re most fond of. This is one of the few categories where we actually get to see what the voters are considering in advance of the[...]

Hollywood Contenders – The Best Documentary Feature short list reduces the Oscar hopefuls to 15

Last night, the short list for Best Documentary Feature was revealed, whittling down the field of contenders to just 15. As always, there were some obvious picks and some surprises (both in terms of what was chosen and what wasn’t), but I think the overall list is pretty strong now.[...]

The Best Documentary Short Subject list is down to Ten contenders

Another day, another new list emerges to show us what titles are in contention for certain Academy Awards. Yes, today we have AMPAS announcing that they’ve pared down the list of films hoping to be nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject rather considerably. There were initially 74 entries vying for[...]

124 Documentaries will contend for Oscar nominations this year

As is always the case around this time of year, the Academy has given us a hint as to what’s eligible for nominations in certain categories. Today, I have the recently released list of eligible contenders in Best Documentary Feature to share with you all. There’s 124 docs in total[...]

81 countries will compete for Best Foreign Language Feature at the Oscars

I wonder if Oscar’s ears were burning. A day after I took a preliminary look at the Best Foreign Language Feature race, the Academy has gone ahead and revealed the 81 countries, and as such 81 titles, that will be competing for a citation at their ceremony. It’s a large[...]
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