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This Day in Oscar History: November 23 (2014)

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This Day in Oscar History: November 22 (2014)

Here's what happened today in Oscar History.

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Trailer Watch: Annie, updated (2014)

New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#2-#4)

Annie, updated

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Oscar in Box Office History (Week 47, 2014)

Every week, we'll take a look back 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years into the box office past to explore how Oscar's nominees were doing at the box office that weekend historically. All data is taken from Box Office Mojo. The first section under each year is the positioning of all Oscar nominees during that weekend at the box office. The second section is an alphabetical list of those films and the categories in which they were nominated. And to start each week off, we'll be looking at the films releasing over the weekend that have the best chance of getting Oscar nominations and specifying the categories where we think they have the best chance at this stage of the game. Please let us know if you like our new feature or if you want to see more information and we'll see what we can do!

This Year: Potential Oscar Nominees Releasing This Weekend

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (Wide)

Oscar Potential: Original Song.

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The NEW Friday Face-Off #68

We started over at the beginning of August 2013, but with a new, more streamlined methodology to collecting votes. Just choose one selection in each of the ten categories below. Our first few weeks will be to select winners in cases of ties or in years where multiple categories existed for each discipline. After that, we'll go into the full face-off contest where each winner will then move on to a second round to face off against others.

Here is this week's ten face-offs. So, let's get started.

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Oscar Predictions: November Predictions, Pre-Precursors

At the end of November, the first precursors will start going out. That means Oscar season will be in full swing. As a result, we're putting together our final pre-precursor predictions below. We've also included commentary from each of our contributors.

The tough part for us is to build consensus based off buzz for films that haven't been seen yet (Exodus, Into the Woods) and compare that with buzz for films that have been seen and hailed (Birdman, Boyhood). Predictions will be in flux for the next couple of months, but as critics finally get their eyes on various films and their prizes start rolling out, we'll see just how the landscape looks and which films will be top contenders and which will be also-rans.

We've added two new categories this time out: Best Animated Feature (now that we have the full list of contenders) and Best Cinematography (because it's the only category that has a lot of precursor action that we haven't already included).
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This Day in Oscar History: November 21 (2014)

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Screener Watch: Focus Features

Focus Features has sent us two films from their 2014 releases for consideration. The Boxtrolls and The Theory of Everything.

The Boxtrolls

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Dee Bradley Baker, Steve Blum, Nika Futterman, Pat Fraley, Fred Tatasciore, Max Mitchell, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Maurice LaMarche, James Urbaniak, Brian George, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg
Director: Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Premise: From IMDb: "A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow."
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Poll: Best Supporting Actress (1951 – 1955)

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Best Supporting Actress Poll: 1951 - 1955

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Shortlist: Live-Action Short Film

The Academy has announced the ten short films that will be competing for the final three-to-five slots for the Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film. Below is that list.

10 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN 2014 OSCAR® RACE

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Trailer Watch: Exodus, updated (2014)

New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#4-#8)

Exodus, updated

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Feed the Queue #199

Here are the results of last week's poll.

  1. Her
  2. The Wolf of Wall Street
  3. Philomena
  4. Before Midnight
  5. Prisoners
  6. The Book Thief

Her wins and goes into my queue.

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Oscar Profile #214: Warren Beatty

BeattyBorn March 30, 1977, (Henry) Warren Beaty (later Beatty) is the younger brother of actress/dancer/writer Shirley MacLaine. Their mother, Kathlyn (née McLean) was a Canadian born drama teacher, their father, a school administrator. Both Warren and his sister were taught to excel from an early age.

A star football player in high school, Beatty turned down ten football scholarships to study liberal arts. After a year, he quit school to move to New York to study acting with Stella Adler. By 1957 he was making appearances in TV dramas and was a semi-regular on the comedy series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis in its first season, 1959-60. He made his Broadway debut in 1959’s A Loss of Roses for which he was nominated for a Tony.

Beatty made his film debut in 1961’s Splendor in the Grass opposite Natalie Wood for which he received the first of his 18 Golden Globe nominations to date. He was immediately cast in the same year’s The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone opposite Vivien Leigh, followed by 1962’s All Fall Down opposite Eva Marie Saint. He took 1963 off, returning in 1964 with Lilith opposite Jean Seberg, then two in 1965, the title role in Mickey One and Promise Her Anything opposite Leslie Caron and one in 1966, Kaleidoscope opposite Susannah York.

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This Day in Oscar History: November 20 (2014)

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Nov. 21-23, 2014)

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What Are You Watching? (Nov. 21-23, 2014)

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