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‘Force Majeure’s Ruben Ostlund Does “Worst Man Cry” Over Oscar Snub – Video

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After winning the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize in Cannes and going on to strong box office, great word of mouth and making the Foreign Language Oscar shortlist in December, Swedish helmer Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure was shockingly omitted from the Academy’s nominations roster on Thursday. Today, Ostlund good-naturedly posted the video above to YouTube in which he watches the nominations with producer Erik Hemmendorff from New York — while eating apples, questioning the… Read

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Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Gathered Oscar Nominated & Not-Nominated For One Memorable Party

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Last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, held just hours after the Oscar nominations were announced, was a big night of celebration for a lot of movies like Boyhood, Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Still Alice, Whiplash and others who managed to win a slew of trophies Thursday night — while still basking in the glory of their multiple Oscar nods. It made for a surreal day of kudos overload. For others, passed over by Oscar earlier in the day, the ceremony might have… Read

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Checks Back Into Theaters After Oscar Nom Haul

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Fox Searchlight dodged enough champagne corks last night following its big Oscar nominations day to decide it will rerelease Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel in select cities for special return engagements beginning today. Searchlight led all studios in Oscar noms yesterday with 20, with Grand Budapest and studio sibling Birdman landing a leading nine noms apiece. The pic was an early starter by awards-season standards, opening in the U.S. on March 7 after a world… Read

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Oscar Nom Anomaly: Keaton & Carell Trade Laughs For Gravitas

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For all the sour headlines about comedy never getting the respect it deserves from the Academy, whenever a comedic actor gets serious on screen, and pulls it off with the greatest degree of nuance – voters love it. Seriously, they do. Typically, you'll see a comedian type slipping their way into the best actor Oscar category – for either playing comedy or drama. But this year there's an anomaly as two actors ,who originally cut their teeth in the laugh genre, are… Read

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Oscar Nom Reactions – Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch & More

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Refresh for latest… Best Picture The Imitation Game “Much gratitude to the Academy for recognizing The Imitation Game in eight categories. Telling Alan Turing’s story was the experience of a lifetime and we never thought it would lead us here. On behalf of everyone who worked on this film, in any capacity, we say thank you." -Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, Producers "We told the story of Alan Turing, a man that history forgot and who suffered a… Read

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Sony Pictures Classics’ Tom Bernard On Why Indies Ruled The Oscar Noms Today

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Sony Pictures Classics hit an all-time company record this morning, collecting 18 Oscar nominations, outstripping their 2010 high when the label counted 13 nods.  Unlike some other arthouse distributors that have either fallen in love with day-and-date VOD strategies or took their niche titles too wide (only to watch them burn); SPC unspools their films the old-fashioned way: They platform ‘em, city by city. While such Oscar-nominated fare like Weinstein Co.'s The Imitatio… Read

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Oscars: IFC Films Grows Up With ‘Boyhood’ Nomination

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Throughout the years, IFC Films has always found a place at the Oscar table, scoring noms for such films as 2002’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding (original screenplay) and 2009’s In the Loop (adapted screenplay). The year is extra special, not only because the distributor racked up eight Oscar nominations this morning, but because it’s 12-year-in-the-making drama Boyhood was recognized in six categories: best picture, director (Richard Linklater), supporting actor (Ethan… Read

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Biggest Oscar Snubs: No Love From The Academy – Photo Gallery

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Some awards contenders like Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel had plenty to celebrate on Oscar nominations morning. Others like Selma director Ava DuVernay, American Sniper‘s Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert docu Life Itself, Jennifer Aniston and The Lego Movie had a rougher wake-up call. Click on Jen Aniston to see Oscar’s biggest 2015 snubs and weigh in: Did the Academy get it right? Read

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Oscar Nominations: Noms By Studio

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UPDATED: The annotated list of Oscar nominations by studio: Fox Searchlight — 20 Sony Pictures Classics — 18 Warner Bros — 16 Weinstein Company — 9 Disney — 8 IFC Films/Sundance Selects — 8 Paramount — 7 Focus Features — 6 20th Century Fox — 4 Universal — 3 GKIDS — 2 Music Box Films — 2 American Experience Films — 1 Area 23a — 1 Cohen Media Group — 1 DreamWorks Animation — 1 Netflix — 1 Open Road Films — 1 Radius — 1 Relativity Media — 1 Related Oscar Nominations: Noms By… Read

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Oscars: ‘Boyhood’s Ethan Hawke On How Indie Films Survive “Corporate Maelstrom”

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Ethan Hawke scored his fourth Oscar nomination today for IFC Films’ Boyhood, and his second as supporting actor after 2001’s Training Day. What makes Hawke’s turn in Boyhood sublime is the fact he had to play the character across 12 years on and off; the divorced father of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who grows from 5 to 18 years old.  How did Hawke jump in and out of character? “When [Best Director nominee Richard Linklater] approached me with this idea, I had a clear idea of… Read

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Oscar Toon War? ‘Lego Movie’ Bricks Nomination, Rivals Spring Into Action

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Although there were more than the usual number of snubs and surprises in this morning’s Oscar nominations, easily the most animated cries of shock came in, well, the Animated Feature category. If ever there was a sure thing going into today’s nominations, it was that Warner Bros’ blockbuster toon The Lego Movie not only would be nominated but was the presumed front -runner for the win. It’s a real shame for talented director-writers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, who… Read