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These Are the 15 Films in Competition for an Oscar Best Documentary Nomination
These Are the 15 Films in Competition for an Oscar Best Documentary Nomination
The road to the Oscars is long and winding. Though everyone’s wrapping up their coverage of 2016, formulating lists and bestowing awards, we’ve still got a little under three months until the Academy Awards telecast actually airs on February 26. But some categories do get off and running in advance of the official nominations announcement on January 24, with larger slates of films placed on a shortlist from which five selections are then culled. The race for the Best Documentary Feature prize officially began yesterday, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their fifteen picks for the cream of this year’s nonfiction crop.
Don’t Be a Dick, Watch the ‘Weiner’ Trailer
Don’t Be a Dick, Watch the ‘Weiner’ Trailer
A real card, that Anthony Weiner. He was an unusually passionate — read: noisy — Democratic representative in Congress for twelve years, railing tirelessly to better New York’s 9th district through planned housing and government assistance programs. A noted proponent of LGBT causes and other urgent social issues, Weiner was well-liked by his constituents. Until the fateful day of May 27, 2011 when Weiner tweeted a photo of his dong-outline bulging through his briefs to a young woman who was following him on Twitter. (Though, c'mon, who hasn’t been there? Am I right, fellas?) It sparked a scandal and stuck Weiner with the stench of perversion, culminating in his resignation from Congress in June of that same year.
The Full Rundown of Sundance 2016 Deals (So Far)
The Full Rundown of Sundance 2016 Deals (So Far)
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival is now in full swing, with masterpieces and disaster pieces alike having already screened for knife-sharpening critics. Sundance is where the indie breakouts of the year to come first capture critical attentions and generate buzz, but in a more immediate sense, the festival provides free-agent films with a precious opportunity to secure distribution. Sundance acts as a bustling film marketplace, where studios eager to find the next Brooklyn or The Diary of a Teenage Girl wheel and deal with producers to get the rights to the festival’s offerings. Below, we’ve compiled a full rundown of all the deals made at this year’s Sundance thus far — treat it like a preview of coming attractions, a guide to the future highlights of 2016.