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  • Birdman
    'Birdman' soars with Florida Film Critics Circle
    December 19, 2014: After anomination phasewhich saw "Birdman"lead the way with eight nominations, the final votes are in for the 2014 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards (full disclosure: I'm a voting member). Alejandro González...
  • Boyhood Director and Actress
    Despite raves, Boyhood is not the instant classic some proclaim
    Richard Linklater's Boyhood(2014) is being raved as the best picture of the year by a vast number of critics. With a boatload of award nominations from organizations like the Screen Actor's Guild and the Golden Globes, it will more than...
  • Boyhood
    'Boyhood' dominates the Detroit Film Critics Society list of 2014 winners
    "Boyhood" won big with the Detroit Film Critics Society, who just moments ago announced their 2014 winners in ten different categories. The film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Richard Linklater and Best...
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    'Birdman', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Critics Choice Awards Nominations
    The Broadcast Film Critics Association (of which I am a voting member) has announced their nominees for the 20th annual Critics' Choice Awards, and they tend to be a pretty good indicator for the Academy Awards. That's despite the BFCA...
  • Michael Keaton really is Birdman
    Kansas City Film Critics Circle names 'Birdman' Best Film of the year
    The battle between "Birdman" and "Boyhood" continues, and in Kansas City, "Birdman" has claimed another victory. The Kansas City Film Critics Circle named "Birdman" as it's Best Film of 2014 at the 48th...
  • 2015 Oscar predictions: December
    2015 Oscar predictions: December
    Welcome to the thick of awards season ladies and gentleman. The critics are giving their best-of kudos and the other televised award shows, SAG and the Golden Globes, have announced their nominees. The puzzle is starting to come together, and even...
  • Birdman Flies To New Heights
    Golden Globes Mania: 5 Things To Know
    Awards season takes a dramatic turn with the announcement of the nominees for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. One look at this year's crop from The Hollywood Foreign Press and we can see that 2014 may be remembered for how well it offered...
  • Few surprises with the 2015 Golden Globe nominations
    Few surprises with the 2015 Golden Globe nominations
    Award season continues to heat up as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations for the Golden Globe awards. There were few surprises in the motion picture categories as "Birdman" and "Boyhood" continue...
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    'Birdman' tops the 2015 Golden Globes nominations
    Not to disparage our own WAFCA Awards or any other critic group awards, but now the big boys are coming out to play. This morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed their nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes, and while there were a...
  • SAG Award 2015 nominations announced: HBO, ‘Birdman’ on top
    TV's HBO, 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' for films lead 2015 SAG Award nominations
    The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations were announced Wednesday morning. The announcements were webcasted and televised live simultaneously on the TNT and TBS websites and TV networks. Television’s “Desperate...
  • The SAG nominations start Oscar season
    The SAG nominations start Oscar season
    The Screen Actors Guild gets Oscar season started with the announcement of their nominations for the SAG Awards. The awards can be viewed on TNT on January 25, 2015. It’s been a bit of a slow year for movies this year. There are a few...
  • FYI on AFI's top 11 films of 2014
    FYI on AFI's top 11 films of 2014
    “They are a part of our American cultural heritage,” said American Film Institute (AFI) President and CEO Bob Gazzale of the movies cited for the AFI AWARDS 2014. Considered culturally and artistically representative of the motion...
  • Boyhood Director and Actress
    AFI names top films and television shows of 2014
    The American Film Institute has named their top films and television shows of the year. In alphabetical order, their chosen films are:American SniperBirdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)BoyhoodFoxcatcherThe Imitation GameInterstellarInto...
  • AFI Awards
    AFI Awards squeeze 11 into top 10 films, pick best of TV
    Not a day goes by in December without some new group announcing their best films of then year. Today's edition belongs to the American Film Institute as they label their top 10 films and TV shows from the year. Well, actually make that their...
  • WAFCA 2014
    DC Film Critics Name 'Boyhood' Best Film of 2014; 'Birdman' Wins Five Awards
    The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (of which I am a member) has announced the winners of the 2014 WAFCA Awards, and it continues the string of success for Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama, Boyhood. The indie film took home...