Category Awards

Oscar Talk: 'Argo' Wins DGA


On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss the state of the race post-DGA win for "Argo," the Academy Nominees Luncheon, rank the animated shorts, and more. Kris is gung-ho all the way on "Argo," while I argue that in many categories including Best Picture and Director, this race is too close to call.

Next week: the rest of the shorts and the contest for be...

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Watch: All The Oscar Acceptance Speeches From Affleck to Adele


While some unfortunate folk got ushered offstage aggressively by the "Jaws" playoff music (the genius-or-uncalled-for debate continues), the night's biggest Academy Awards winners stole the show with their great speeches...

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Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Rolls Her Eyes and Gives Virtual “F*** You” to Reporters Backstage at Oscars


Jennifer Lawrence is developing a strong reputation as a lovable loose cannon. After winning the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical award at the Golden Globes for her work in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," she received criticism from the peanut gallery (Twiticism?) for shreiking "I beat Meryl" (an apparent reference to "The First Wive's Club").

After her big Oscar win i...

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Academy Unveils 2013 Oscar Poster Featuring Every Best Picture Winner from 1927-2012


The Academy unveils its newest poster in celebration of the 85th Academy Awards on February 24. English artist Olly Moss collaborated with Gallery1988 to create a poster that features Oscar statuettes from each year of the the award show's history; each one is inspired by the Best Picture winners, from 1927's "Wings" to 2012's "The Artist...

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Has It Come To This? Jessica Chastain Responds To Reports Of Alleged Beef With Jennifer Lawrence


Every awards season, there are really only two moments of true suspense during the ceremonies: The reading of the names of the winning film or actor in each category, and the views of the hopeful, pensive faces of those who represent them...

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UPDATED '5 Broken Cameras' Oscar Contender Detained En Route to Oscars, Issues Statement: "Example of what my people face every day"


“5 Broken Cameras.”

UPDATE: Emad Burnat, co-director of "5 Broken Cameras," has issued a statement about his and his family's detention at LAX en route to the Oscars:

"Last night, on my way from Turkey to Los Angeles, CA, my family and I were held at US immigration for about an hour and questioned about the purpose of my visit to the United States...

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2013 Spirit Award Predictions: Will It Be the ‘Silver Linings’ or the ‘Southern Wild’ Show?


Everyone's talking about who will and should win the Oscars in five days, but there's another award show this weekend too: The Spirit Awards, which go down Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica and honor the best in independent filmmaking. And it's looking like a showdown between two films.

It came as something of a surprise when David O...

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'Argo' Continues Its Guild Award Sweep As Ben Affleck Wins The DGA Prize, Rian Johnson & Lena Dunham Also Take Awards


It's been one of the most exciting and unpredictable award seasons in memory; a rich, diverse field of contenders, almost all of which are very good, and for the longest time it seemed like almost any of them could have taken the Best Picture award at the Oscars...

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Oscars: The Playlist Guide To The Live-Action, Animated & Documentary Short Nominees


We don't know about you, but until the last few years, whenever it came time to make our picks for Oscar pools/wagers, there's always one section of the awards that so often comes down to luck — the short films...

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'Argo' Wins Again at USC Scripter Awards


Unstoppable awards juggernaut "Argo" won yet another award Saturday night as New York screenwriter Chris Terrio, Wired journalist Joshuah Bearman ("The Great Escape") and ex-CIA analyst Tony Mendez ("The Master of Disguise") won USC's 25th annual Scripter Award. The Scripters go to adapted scripts as well as the original writers...

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