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Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Issues Statement on Oscar Diversity

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by Charles Bramesco January 19, 2016 @ 9:11 AM
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The greatest outrage stirred by last week’s announcement of the Oscar nominees was not the Best Picture snub for Carol or the absurd exclusion of Todd Haynes from the Best Director category, but rather the troubling homogeneity of the twenty men and women nominated in the acting categories. Specifically, many have taken issue with the fact that this year’s Oscar slate looks about as white as a Whole Foods before noon on a Sunday. The social media hashtag OscarsSoWhite resurfaced within minutes after the nomination announcement had finished, and Spike Lee has even called for a boycott of the ceremony as a response to the blatant lack of diversity in this year’s picks.

Celebrating the Invisible Artistry and Great Direction of ‘Spotlight’

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by Matt Singer January 14, 2016 @ 11:06 AM
Open Road Films
The 2016 Academy Award nominations have just been announced, but Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight has been the frontrunner for months. It was anointed the film to beat for Best Picture way back in September, when it debuted to rapturous reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Sure enough, when John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs revealed this year’s nominees, the drama about the Boston Globe reporters who revealed a sex-abuse cover-up within the Catholic Church earned six nods, including Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Picture. According to most experts (and Google search results) it’s sitting in pole position heading into the home stretch of awards season.

2016 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Revenant’ Leads with 12 Noms, ‘Mad Max’ with 10

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by Erin Whitney January 14, 2016 @ 7:23 AM
ABC
We made it! Oscar nominations day has finally arrived, putting to rest all of your endless predictions about the most ambiguous awards season in decades, until, of course, we start prognosticating about the nominees. The 2016 Oscar nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. E.T. and you can watch them live below.

DGA Nominations Include ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Mad Max,’ and ‘The Big Short’

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by Erin Whitney January 12, 2016 @ 1:34 PM
20th Century Fox
We’re in the middle of an Oscar season that’s more unpredictable than ever before, especially following Sunday’s particularly nutty Golden Globes. But in all the unknown, one possible indicator has appeared to (hopefully) make our Academy Awards forecasts a little easier.

Why Can’t an Animated Film Be Nominated For Best Director at the Oscars?

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by Mike Sampson January 12, 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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There’s a director who has been nominated for six Oscars. He even won once. His 2015 film was a critical and commercial success. It made over $350 million and has a 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
There’s another director who has been nominated for...

Oscars Foreign-Language Voters Slim Potential Nominees to Nine-Film Shortlist

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by Charles Bramesco December 30, 2015 @ 10:36 AM
From a sweeping slate of submissions with roots in over 80 countries, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foreign-Language Executive Committee has pared down to nine entries. The official lineup of the final five nominees will be named on January 14, but even in this semifinal round, as it were, there are plenty of surprise omissions.

Caitlyn Jenner Takes Up Mya Taylor’s ‘Tangerine’ Oscar Campaign

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by Charles Bramesco December 29, 2015 @ 8:51 AM
Magnolia Pictures
With the official nomination announcement just a couple short weeks away, Oscar season is in full swing, and everybody loves a surprise category spoiler. In 2015, female performers had a particularly strong showing at the movies, leading to an overstuffed slate of potential Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress nominees. But actresses Kiki Kitana Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, the dark horses to end all dark horses, have recently taken on a champion of their cause who might just have the necessary public profile to push them over the top.