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Surprises & Snubs Of The 2013 Oscar Nominations: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, 'Dark Knight Rises' & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2013 11:47 AM
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The announcement of the Academy Award nominations are many things, but rarely are they dull. Every time it looks like the precursors are pointing to a predictable line-up, the Academy find a way to throw a spanner in the works, and skip over those who seemed like sure-fire locks, while nominating those who might have otherwise been overlooked by prognosticators and predictors.

Oscar Nominations 2013: 'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' & 'Silver Linings Playbook' Lead Academy Awards Field

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 10, 2013 8:51 AM
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So here we are. The moment that basically every film fan (even if some are openly hostile to the idea) sees as their Superbowl; the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, for the 85th time, in this case. Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone took to the stage at 5.30 PST to deliver the news, after months of the usual feverish speculation. So how did things turn out?

DGA Award TV Nominees Include Rian Johnson, Lena Dunham, Louis C.K., Philip Kaufman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 3:19 PM
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Perhaps as further evidence that great storytelling is happening just as often on the small screen as it is in the multiplex, this year's DGA nominees for televison feature more than a few names who are seasoned in the feature film world, so let's get right to it.

American Society Of Cinematographers Nominate 'Anna Karenina,' 'Les Miserables,' 'Life Of Pi,' 'Lincoln' & 'Skyfall'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 12:27 PM
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We're about 18 hours until Oscar nominations time, but even after the DGAs yesterday and the BAFTAs at stupid o'clock this morning, there's still time for one more precursor to sneak in under the wire, and this time, it's the American Society of Cinematographers, the major equivalent to a guild award (although it's not a guild, or a union) for the directors of photography of the movie world.

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' & 'Life Of Pi' Lead BAFTA Nominations, Haneke & Tarantino On Best Director List

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 9, 2013 2:53 AM
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This week is so awards-heavy that the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (or BAFTA, to their mum) had to squeeze their announcement in at 7.30 GMT, a time when it's dark in the U.K, New York and Los Angeles. And while BAFTA can often back British fare over the films that have otherwise dominated the awards conversation, this year saw them stick fairly closely to the awards narrative in general, with "Skyfall," "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Anna Karenina" all failing to sweep the board in the way that some had suggested (though all made the 'Best British Film' nominees).

'Twilight: Breaking Dawn II' Dominates The Razzie Awards Nominations For The Worst Movies of The Year

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 8, 2013 6:33 PM
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The 33rd annual Razzie Nominations have been announced. In case you've been living under a rock, the parodic award ceremony (dis)honors the worst films each year, usually just a few days before the Academy Award nominations are announced. This year is no different and "Twilight" fans will be receiving a little painful raspberry in the eye. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" has been nominated in every single categories. The Bill Condon-directed film even managed the feat of 11 nominations in only 10 categories, including Worst Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Lead Male and, well,... every other category.

Oscars: Final Nomination Predictions For The 2013 Academy Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 8, 2013 2:00 PM
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After months of rumor, speculation and second-guessing, Thursday morning will see Seth MacFarlane (who is, of course, hosting the ceremony itself) and Emma Stone unveil the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards, the biggest and most prestigious moment of the film awards season.

Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Kathryn Bigelow, Steven Spielberg & Tom Hooper But Not Quentin Tarantino

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2013 1:26 PM
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Last year, Steven Spielberg may have missed out for "War Horse," but this year his colleagues are making sure he's honored for his much better-received "Lincoln." The Director's Guild Award nominations have arrived this afternoon, two days before the Academy unveils their Oscar nominations, and generally speaking, they tend to be a good indicator of who will be honored next month at the Dolby Theater.

'The Master,' 'Looper,' 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower' All Pick Up WGA Award Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 4, 2013 1:26 PM
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We're now less than a week away from the announcement of the Oscar nominations, and in the last major guild announcement to arrive, the Writers Guild of America have announced their nominees for the best screenplays of the year.

Producers Guild Nominate 'Skyfall' & 'Django Unchained' Alongside Usual Awards Suspects

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 2, 2013 5:44 PM
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We've had such a nice time getting drunker and fatter over the holiday period that we almost thought there was an awards season on. It's been a few weeks since the last big precursor nominations, so a quiet status quo has set in, now all the films are in theaters somewhere ("Zero Dark Thirty" doesn't go wide til next week, it should be said). So it almost took us by surprise that the Producers Guild Awards nominations were announced today.

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