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Awards Watch Launches with New Fandango Video Series 'The Frontrunners'

Posted by Dave Karger on December 12, 2012

Hello, Fandango fans! This week we are launching our Awards Watch movie guide, which will keep you updated throughout the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award season. I'm particularly excited about the launch of my new original video series, The Frontrunners, where I will interview top award contenders and give my analysis and predictions for the season's biggest prizes. Starting today I will also be compiling weekly ranked lists of the main competitors in the six major categories.... More



SAG Award Noms: 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' Lead the Way

Posted by Sean Oconnell on December 12, 2012

Awards trackers got an early start Wednesday morning as the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominations for the 19th Annual SAG Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.    The results were, in a word, surprising. While heavy-hitters such as Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook continued to gain awards momentum, a number of unusual names made it into the race (at the expense of some... More

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Awards Watch Launches with Dave Karger's Oscars Picks

Posted by Dave Karger on December 11, 2012

Hello, Fandango fans! This week we are launching our Awards Watch movie guide, which will keep you updated throughout the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award season. I'm particularly excited about the launch of my new original video series, The Frontrunners, where I will interview top award contenders and give my analysis and predictions for the season's biggest prizes. Starting today I will also be compiling weekly ranked lists of the main competitors in the six major categories.... More

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The Awards So Far: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Leads Race with Critics

Posted by Erik Davis on December 11, 2012

A lot has already been written about awards season and which films are the top contenders, but there’s still a long ways to go. Before we get to the big awards nominations that much of the world plays attention to (Oscars, Golden Globes), we have several awards handed out by various organizations and critics groups. As of now, we’ve heard from critics groups in New York, LA, Boston and The Broadcast Film Critics Association (with many more on the way), as well as organizations like... More



Bradley Cooper Tops Day-Lewis As National Board of Review Unveils Winners; 'Zero Dark Thirty' Dominates

Posted by Derrick Deane on December 05, 2012

If you thought it was going to be a smooth ride to the podium for Daniel Day-Lewis, think again. Leave it to the National Board of Review to give the best actor honor to Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook. The Board also awarded the best supporting actress award to Ann Dowd, even though she's the lead in Compliance. The rest of the list shakes out as expected though, as Zero Dark Thirty dominated with best film, best director (Kathryn Bigelow) and best actress (Jessica Chastain)... More

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'Les Miserables' Will Open on Select IMAX Screens on Christmas Day

Posted by Sean Oconnell on December 04, 2012

Have you dreamed a dream about experiencing Les Miserables in the largest screen format possible? Your Christmas wish is about to come true.    Universal Pictures and IMAX Corporation announced that Tom Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of the stage musical Les Miserables will open in select markets in IMAX on Dec. 25. The film will begin its limited domestic IMAX run in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal day-and-date with its domestic release on Christmas Day. Internationally,... More

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Annie Awards Poll: You Pick the Best Animated Movie of 2012

Posted by Derrick Deane on December 04, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, the Annie Award nominations were announced and while the list is quite lengthy, we decided to put the big prize, best animated feature, up for a vote. Each year the Annie Awards honors the best work in the field of animation – movies, TV and other media forms (hence the lengthy nominations list) and picking a winner this year might be difficult. Frankenweenie was honored yesterday by the New York Film Critics Circle for best animated feature, but that doesn't... More



'The Hobbit' Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About the Film and 48 fps?

Posted by Sean Oconnell on December 04, 2012

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will hold its press junket in New York City this week, meaning that the director and his cast will be seen on various media outlets talking up the first chapter in the planned Hobbit trilogy.   It also means that Warner has begun screening the film in earnest for journalists who are covering the press days, and reactions to the fantasy thriller started hitting the Web Tuesday morning. Critics weighed in on the film itself, as well... More



Discuss: NY Film Critics Reveal Winners; Daniel Day-Lewis, Rachel Weisz Win For Acting, 'Zero Dark Thirty' Best Picture

Posted by Derrick Deane on December 03, 2012

The New York Film Critics Circle voted and announced their 2012 winners today, well in advance of other critics' circles. Most of the selections were as expected; Daniel Day-Lewis picked up best actor honors and Tony Kushner notched a best screenplay win for Lincoln. The announcements weren't without a few question marks. Perhaps the most notable was the selection of Rachel Weisz for best actress for her performance in The Deep Blue Sea (no, not the shark movie). The film received... More

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Weekend Chatter: Are This Season's Oscar Movies Too Long?

Posted by Sean Oconnell on November 30, 2012

Can a movie be too long? It’s a loaded question. A movie that flies by for one audience member might feel like an eternity to the person they are sitting next to. There are certain movies we wish could go on forever, and others we actually walk out on.    This discussion gathered some heat earlier this week when a Variety columnist tackled the extended lengths of this season’s awards contenders, many of which are making their way to theaters as we speak.    “Not... More

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