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Academy Awards

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  • NYFCC: Five things we learned about awards contenders at this year's show

    NYFCC: Five things we learned about awards contenders at this year's show
    One of the more prestigious but informal of the year’s awards shows went down Monday, as the New York Film Critics Circle ceremony was held here at a downtown restaurant. “Boyhood” and Richard Linklater ran through much of the ticket,...
  • Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock

    Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock
    Chris Rock’s Oscar-hosting stint in 2005 didn’t exactly pass universal muster. So it’s not likely -- in the jittery, offend-lightly world of modern awards-show hosting -- that  he’ll be given the gig again any time soon. But...
  • Writers Guild nominations analysis: Another beating for 'Unbroken'

    The Writers Guild of America (WGA) always offers some quirks when it comes to forecasting the Oscars as the guild disqualifies many movies that will eventually wind up on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' list. Two reasons for...
  • Five top film directors on tipsy chats, mysterious packages and more

    Five top film directors on tipsy chats, mysterious packages and more
    Film directors work in a bubble of sorts, on their sets with their teams and their rules. They don’t often get to see how their peers run their productions. So it’s no surprise that this year’s Envelope Directors Roundtable found five...
  • Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards

    Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell to host Film Independent Spirit Awards
    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are doubling down on hosts this year, enlisting Fred Armisen and Kristen Bell to emcee the freewheeling beachside ceremony. The "Portlandia" co-creator and the "House of Lies" actress will preside over the first live...
  • Watching the literary film contenders

    The Oscar race is so different from book prizes. After a book wins one major prize -- say, the Pulitzer -- it's less likely to wind up as a contender for the National Book Award. Literary judges like to spread the love around. Movies are different. Each...
  • 'Citizenfour,' 'Finding Vivian Maier' among DGA documentary nominees

    'Citizenfour,' 'Finding Vivian Maier' among DGA documentary nominees
    The Directors Guild of America announced its nominations Wednesday for outstanding directorial achievement in documentaries: Dan Krauss for "The Kill Team," John Maloof and Charlie Siskel for "Finding Vivian Maier," Jesse Moss for "The Overnighters,"...
  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders

    'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads British film award contenders
    Comic confection "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is the surprise front-runner for the British Academy Film Awards, while English acting darlings Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch are competing in the best-actor category. Wes Anderson's "Hotel"...
  • Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' gets Chicago screening

    Jennifer Aniston's 'Cake' gets Chicago screening
    Last Fall, Jennifer Aniston hired a top Oscar consultant to help juice her chances of being nominated for her performance in the film "Cake" — which has yet to receive more than a handful of qualifying public screenings in LA. Starring a...
  • Kevin Hart, Betty White, Kathy Griffin, Oscars: this week

    Kevin Hart, Betty White, Kathy Griffin, Oscars: this week
    The College Football Playoff Championship will tower over programming this week. Also on tap are Betty White's birthday, the return of "Saturday Night Live" and the announcement of Oscar nominations. Here's hoping that Oregon and Ohio State deliver an...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Five great acceptance speeches

    Golden Globes 2015: Five great acceptance speeches
    Surprisingly, a lot of acceptance speeches Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards were good. Although the ponderous thanking of agents and executives can become numbing and tipsy celebrity wins (who can forget Jack Nicholson faux-mooning the audience in 1998)...