All hail Michael Fassbender's possessed 'Macbeth' in gorgeous new trailer

Posted by · 9:30 am · June 4th, 2015

Justin Kurzel’s imagery pops in the UK trailer for “Macbeth” starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

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Cate Blanchett says she told reporter she hasn't had sexual relationships with women

Posted by · 4:57 am · May 17th, 2015

During a press conference for “Carol” at the Cannes Film Festival, Cate Blanchett says she clarified with a trade reporter that she had not had sexual relationships with women.

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Review: Cate Blanchett masters all the signals for Todd Haynes' 'Carol'

Posted by · 5:41 pm · May 16th, 2015

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara deliver remarkable performances in Todd Haynes’ “Carol.”

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Does WB have another awards player with Chilean miners disaster flick 'The 33'?

Posted by · 2:54 pm · April 28th, 2015

Alcon Entertainment is making a risky move putting “The 33” in the heart of awards season. Will it surprise or be another “Good Lie”?

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This 'Black Mass' trailer sets the stage for Johnny Depp's return to form

Posted by · 9:37 am · April 23rd, 2015

The trailer for Scott Cooper’s “Black Mass” gives us a nice, long look at Johnny Depp as Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger in what could be an awards derby player at the end of the day.

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Set your calendars: Academy announces Oscar telecast dates for 2016, 2017 and 2018

Posted by · 9:19 am · April 9th, 2015

The Academy Awards announced a timetable for the 2016 awards season as well as broadcast dates for the 2017 and 2018 telecasts.

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Oscars move on as Craig Zadan and Neil Meron insist departure was their decision

Posted by · 2:01 pm · March 26th, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are not returning to produce the 88th Academy Awards next year.

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Vin Diesel makes a silly comment about how 'Fast 7' should win best picture

Posted by · 12:24 am · March 25th, 2015

Vin Diesel makes some startling predictions about “Fast 7” and the 2016 Academy Awards.

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Salma Hayek's passion project is finally coming to theaters in August

Posted by · 2:27 pm · March 24th, 2015

“Kahlil Gilbran’s The Prophet” is heading to theaters in August and that means U.S. distributor GKids is hoping to land their seventh Best Animated Feature nomination.

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Hard to believe: John Williams is not scoring Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

Posted by · 11:39 am · March 18th, 2015

Due to a medical issue, the 83-year-old composer had to withdraw from scoring Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.” Thomas Newman will replace him.

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Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan will fight on in 'Suffragette' this awards season

Posted by · 2:12 pm · March 17th, 2015

Focus Features adds “Suffragette” to its awards season arsenal. The period piece stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.

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Dare to dream: Oscar producer's tweet suggests team may not return

Posted by · 10:11 am · March 9th, 2015

Three-time Oscar producer Craig Zadan suggests he and partner Neil Meron may not return for a fourth Academy Awards telecast.

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Round Up: 'Brooklyn' and 'Danish Girl' set dates and Spielberg's latest gets a title

Posted by · 12:26 pm · March 4th, 2015

New release dates for “Brooklyn” and “The Danish Girl” and Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller gets a title in this awards season news update.

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Report: Academy Old Guard wants to go backward with just 5 Best Picture nominees

Posted by · 1:12 am · March 4th, 2015

The faction of the Academy who believes the current Best Picture nominee system needs to be changed are simply grasping at straws in attempt to take the Oscars dangerously backward.

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First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets in line as 'Snowden'

Posted by · 10:00 am · March 3rd, 2015

Open Road Films has released the first image of Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” which features Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the infamous leaker Edward Snowden.

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New Awards Season Rules: Would more nominees help solve the Oscars' diversity problem?

Posted by · 5:25 pm · February 26th, 2015

New rules for the Oscar game after the 87th Academy Awards season mercifully comes to an end, including comedy hosts, that Labor Day weekend launch and potentially expanding the nominee number in seven other categories.

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First Look: Eddie Redmayne goes from Oscar to 'The Danish Girl'

Posted by · 5:25 pm · February 26th, 2015

The first image of Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery, in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” has been revealed.

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Fox Searchlight gets into the Dakota Johnson business with 'A Bigger Splash'

Posted by · 11:02 am · February 19th, 2015

Fox Searchlight’s amazing run continues as it picks up U.S. rights to Luca Guadagnino’s follow up to “I Am Love,” “A Bigger Splash.” The new thriller stars Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Matthias Schoenaerts.

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