Tagged: Best Picture

Oscars: Academy will Nominate Between Five and 10 Best Picture Films

After nominating 10 films for Best Picture in each of the past two years, the Academy has announced that it will only have between five and 10 nominees next year. Films must receive at least 5% of first place votes in order to qualify.

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‘My Fair Lady’ Remake: Would it Be ‘Loverly?’

India and Pakistan have not always gotten along -- or so I've heard -- but that could be changing. Today, in what is perhaps the most important collaboration since the Partition of 1947, India's @kalsnats and Pakistan's @Farah_Khan1 share their love for the age-old classic, My Fair Lady.

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‘The King’s Speech’ Rules the Oscars

A banner night for the The King's Speech as it won many of the top Oscars, including Best Picture. The other big winners of the night were Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hooper, Christian Bale, and Melissa Leo.

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Golden Globes: “One Giant Celebrity Steakhouse”

The Golden Globes had one of their most controversial nights last night. Rebecca Rose recovers from her post-awards show hangover to give you the highlights, the lowlights and everything in between.

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Best Picture of the 1990s

Some truly fantastic films competed for votes in a bid to be the Best Picture of the 1990s. But in the end, Schindler's List was the clear winner over Braveheart and Forrest Gump. Kit Bowen takes a closer look.

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How to Train Your Dragon for an Oscar

Dreamworks' 'How to Train Your Dragon' is the early leader for Best Animated Feature, and could follow "Up" as the second consecutive animated film to be nominated for Best Picture. Kit Bowen reviews what is arguably Dreamworks Animation's best film to date.

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Best Picture of the Decade?

Our Oscar Decades Series kicks off with a look at the Best Pictures of the 2000s. Our staff writers voted and the verdict was clear -- The decade's best Best Picture is Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

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‘Bright Star’ Doesn’t Quite Shine Enough

After receiving excellent reviews, some critics feel "Bright Star" could be a sleeper Best Picture nominee. But while Adam Spunberg found the film delightful, it also left something to be desired. Spunberg examines this film on 19th century English poet John Keats' short and tragic romance.

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Is this Tarantino’s Year to Shine at the Oscars?

Quentin Tarantino won a screenplay Oscar for "Pulp Fiction" in 1995, but his eyes are on a bigger prize. "Inglourious Basterds" is his best shot yet at Best Picture. Is this Tarantino's year, or is filmmaker too violent and too unusual to win over the Academy? Michaela Zanello reports.

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‘Up in the Air’ is Truly a Film for Our Times

In these trying times, "Up in the Air" is a perfect film for this era and deserves multiple Oscars, Mallory Pickard writes. It's the favorite for Best Adapted Screenplay, and may get recognition for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director.

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Youngpeter: An Education in Chanel

Strong female characters highlight "An Education" and "Coco Before Chanel." While the British "Education" could be nominated for several Oscars, including Carey Mulligan for Best Actress, the French "Chanel" might be in line for score and costume Oscars. Christa Youngpeter compares the two films.

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Can JJ Abrams Fly ‘Star Trek’ to Planet Oscar?

JJ Abrams took over the Star Trek franchise and made last summer's film a box office blockbuster. Now, with 10 Oscar nominees for Best Picture, some are saying the movie could boldly go where no Star Trek film has gone before. Mallory Pickard takes a closer look.

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Campbell: Don’t Give Avatar Best Picture

James Cameron's "Avatar" is getting significant Best Picture buzz, and that doesn't please Colin Campbell. He says rewarding the film would be a mistake for the Academy, much like their decision to give Best Picture to "Titanic" 12 years ago. Campbell says the story just isn't strong enough.

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Early Year Films Shut Out in Awards Season

Back in April, Adam Spunberg looked at strong early films like "State of Play" and "Sunshine Cleaning," and asked how they'd fare in awards season. So far, not so good. Jeremy Martin looks at the history of early-year films, and sees why movies like "Sugar," "In the Loop," and "Moon" may not be nominated.

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Producers Guild Nominees Announced

Matching the Oscars, the Producers Guild of America increased its best picture nominee list to 10 this year. Today's nominees included James Cameron (right) for "Avatar," "Up in the Air," "Inglourious Basterds," and surprisingly, "Star Trek." Kit Bowen offers her analysis of the PGA picks.

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