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Limiting Netflix Oscars Eligibility Could Violate Antitrust Laws, Justice Department Warns Academy

Per Variety: The Department of Justice has issued a warning to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The voting body of the Oscars could face potential legal problems if it opts to move forward with a new rule that limits the eligibility of Netflix and similar streaming services from the annual Academy Awards.

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Recap & Facts: The 91st Academy Awards

Last night were the 91st annual Academy Awards. There was much ado about this year’s Oscars leading up to last night’s ceremony. From losing Kevin Hart as their host to retracting a number of controversial decisions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found themselves under heavy scrutiny from passionate, vocal moviegoers and industry

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Winners: 71st Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild is hosting their annual awards ceremony Sunday night, one week ahead of the Academy Awards on February 24th. It is important to note that the WGA, like most guilds in the film industry, recognize achievements in mediums outside of film as well; however, I will only include the film categories here in

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Filmmakers Condemn Academy’s Decision To Bump Major Categories To Commercial Break

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their controversial decision to bump four Oscar categories– cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstylings and live-action shorts– to commercial breaks during this year’s broadcast of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. The announcement was met with harsh criticism from moviegoers and filmmakers alike. The Hollywood Reporter

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Winners: 72nd BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the British equivalent of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and last night they celebrated the biggest night of the year with the 72nd BAFTA Awards (the British Oscars). Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark period comedy The Favourite dominated the evening, winning an impressive seven categories

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Winners: The 71st Directors Guild of America Awards

Last night the DGA, the Directors Guild of America, handed out the awards during their 71st ceremony. Interesting fact: in all those years, only seven times has a director won top honors at the DGA’s and NOT gone on to win Best Director at the Academy Awards. Something to keep in mind when filling out

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Winners: The Critics’ Choice Awards

Last night was the Critics’ Choice Awards, the ceremony where every film critic who is somebody come together to honor the year that just was in film. The Critics’ Choice Awards are mostly important for your Oscar pool because no other organization has a better track record for accurately predicting that year’s Academy Award Winners.

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2019 BAFTA Awards Nominees

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is the British equivalent of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. And like the Academy, every year BAFTA holds their version of the Academy Awards. Monday the origination announced their nominees for this year’s show. Typically, these nominees include specific categories steered towards British films,

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2019 Writers Guild Awards Nominees

Every movie–good or bad, big or small– starts the same way, as words on a page. Those words tell a story and it’s up to the director and their team to bring that story to life on screen, hence the word “screenplay.” On the road to the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America, or

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2019 Golden Globe Awards Winners

The Golden Globes literally just wrapped up moments ago as we slink towards the Academy Awards next month. I personally do not put a lot of stock in the the Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press, who hosts the awards, have a rocky history when it comes to nominating the actual best of the best; instead,

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