Awards Watch

Oscar’s Short Films

Short film producers, promoters and the people that love them are again having their hearts broken by the Academy Awards. There is a big push to drop the short film award categories from the Oscar telecast in an effort to … Continue reading

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2012 Slamdance Winners

Amidst the heady week of activities in Park City, Utah, the Slamdance Film Festival had one of its strongest line-ups in years. Savvy buyers and programmers sampled the films at the event, which was held at the Treasure Mountain Inn … Continue reading

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Sundance Short Film Awards

Prior to the Saturday evening Awards Gala to be hosted by actress Parker Posey, the Sundance Film Festival held a special awards event to honor jury prizes and honorable mentions in the short film competition categories at this year’s Festival. … Continue reading

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Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards

It has become a tradition at the Sundance Film Festival that The Creative Coalition, the advocacy group that promotes arts education and protection for the arts community, salutes its own with its annual dinner gala The Spotlight Initiative Awards. This … Continue reading

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Von Trier Awards Upset

The National Society of Film Critics, the last critics group to name its top awards of the year, surprised the film community by naming MELANCHOLIA, Danish director Lars von Trier’s meditation on the end of the world, as the Best … Continue reading

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Producers Guild Nominees

The Producers Guild Awards are typically one of the most reliable predictors of the Oscars. In the last decade, the PGA winner has gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture six times, including the last four in a … Continue reading

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London Film Critics Nods

With London’s position as one of the most film-friendly environs on the planet, it is interesting to see the films and performances that the London Film Critics Circle has selected for their end of year nods. Most reflect their American … Continue reading

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Awards Season Roundup

Winners from critics groups during this hectic awards season have been fast and furious in the past week. While the top contenders are certainly emerging for top films and best performances, there is no clear consensus winner. This is adding … Continue reading

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European Film Awards

With awards season in full swing in the US, it is worth noting that the European film community had its big celebration this past weekend with the European Film Awards in Berlin, Germany. Some of the winners are Oscar also-rans, … Continue reading

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Gotham Award Winners

For the first time in its history, two films shard the top prize at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were held in New York City on Monday night. In an unprecedented tie, the films THE TREE OF LIFE by … Continue reading

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