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A bunch of fantastic movies came out, this year but these are the ones that came out on top. Congratulations to the winners of this year's Academy Awards! As a side note, there are a lot more categories than I remembered.
With the announcement of Seth McFarlane hosting, the plethora of snubs in the directing category, along with the lack of Javier Bardem and Leonardo Dicaprio in the supporting actor category, I have my doubts that I will watch this year ‘s Academy Awards. But there is one moment I’ll tune in for. This year presents a strong field of animated features, of such quality that I believe we are in the beginning of a renaissance for animation.
The 2013 Academy Awards nominations have been announced. The big three in terms of nominations are Lincoln with 12 nominations, Life of Pi with 11 nominations, and Silver Lining Playbook and Les Miserables tied for third with 8 nominations each. A full list of nominees are available below.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its list of documentaries that are eligible for nomination in the upcoming 2013 Oscars. If you’re like me and have a running bet with your friends on awards night, use this list to get caught up on the front runners this season. If this 15 film list seems extensive, it’s actually been narrowed down from 126 films to the 15 films below. Happy studying!
Seth MacFarlane, hot off his live-action directorial debut in Ted, has been officially announced as the host of the 85th Academy Awards. It's definitely a surprising choice, but one I'm wholly in favor of. After Eddie Murphy's dissapointing departure, and James Franco's even more dissapointing performance before that, this could be just what the ceremony needs to feel fresh again.
Brett Ratner, director of the Rush Hour films and X-Men 3, was selected a few months ago as the producer of this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Recently he expressed his wish that Eddie Murphy would host the program, and according to Deadline, Murphy is on-board and an official announcement is due out any day.
The nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards are in, and they're... unsurprising. Pretty much what anyone should have expected really. The King’s Speech has come in the strongest with 12 nominations, 10 for True Grit, and The Social Network has picked up 8. Oh, also Christopher Nolan didn't get a director's nod, so there's that. Read on for the full list of nominations.
Piranha 3D isn’t being screened for critics, which is probably a bad sign. Or, it could just mean that the Weinstein Company doesn't think their target audience cares very much what critics think (they're probably right). Regardless, they aren't completely ignoring what their contemporaries think, and have released this appeal to the Academy Awards. ‘Hollywood treasure’ Jerry O’Connell leads the cast of the film through their reasons why Piranha 3D should be nominated for well, everything.
Curious about Logorama, winner of the Prix Kodak at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Animated Short? Well awesomely, the short, in its entirety, has been uploaded to Vimeo for your viewing pleasure. It's a really interesting and somewhat nonsensical take on logos and branding in modern society, animated in a really fun and unique way. Check it out below: