'Birdman' Eyes Oscar After Winning 2015 Producers Guild Award


On Saturday night, the Producers Guild of America announced the winners of their annual awards, and while it wasn't quite as exciting as last year when there was a tie between Gravity and 12 Years a Slave for the top prize, this certainly makes the race for the 87th Academy Awards a little more interesting. While Boyhood won Best Drama and The Grand Budapest Hotel won Best Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes, neither of the Best Picture nominees won the PGA awrd. Instead, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's stellar Birdman got the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

 Posted 16 hours ago in Awards, Movie News | Comments

Get Your Tickets Now for AMC's Best Picture Showcase Marathon

Best Picture Showcase

"The Best of the Best is Back." Your last chance to see these in theaters! AMC has unveiled details for their latest version of the Best Picture Showcase. For years, AMC has been hosting marathon screenings of all of the Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards, so moviegoers of all kinds can catch up before the big show next month. This year, with eight nominees including Boyhood, Selma and Whiplash, AMC is splitting the screenings across two consecutive Saturdays, " so you can attend one day, or both days. Or, enjoy all the films in one day with the 24-hour marathon in select markets." More info on the films and theaters below.

 Posted January 21 in Awards, Events, Movie News | Comments

Honest Movie Posters Skewer Some of the 2015 Oscar Nominees

Honest Posters: Oscars 2015

It seems like everyone has something to gripe about with this year's nominations for the 87th Academy Awards (except for maybe the nominees themselves), and we even looked at some of the most egregious snubs along with the pleasing surprises from this year's field of honorees. But rather than gripe about the nominations, The Shiznit (via The Playlist) took aim at most of the big players this awards season and gave them honest movie posters. American Sniper, Selma, The Theory of Everything, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Foxcatcher and more all get skewered. Love or hate the movies, these are clever.

 Posted January 20 in Awards, Humor, Posters | Comments

'Grand Budapest Hotel' is Back in Theaters, 'Birdman' Expands, Too

The Grand Budapest Hotel / Birdman

that the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced, there's plenty of people who are trying to figure out how to see the eight Best Picture nominees. Most of them are still in theaters, and Fox Searchlight is making it easier to catch their two big nominees on the big screen this weekend. The studio has just announced that Wes Anderson's wonderful The Grand Budapest Hotel will return to theaters in select cities this weekend, and they're also expanding Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's impressve film Birdman, which landed nine nominations yesterday, to even more screens yet again. More info below!

 Posted January 16 in Awards, Movie News | Comments

Biggest Snubs & Surprises from 87th Academy Award Nominations

The LEGO Movie

This morning the nominations were announced for the 87th Academy Awards, and we'd be lying if we didn't say there were some glaring omissions in those who were selected by voters this year. Some of them are just unforgivable and don't make any sense whatsoever. Of course, it's a competitive year, so we understand some people being excluded, but when you look at some of the nominees themselves, it's easy to see where The Academy really dropped the ball with some of the nominations this year. But there were also some surprises among their many mistakes as well. So let's look at the snubs and surprises this year.

 Posted January 15 in Awards, Movie News | Comments

87th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2014

Academy Awards

The complete list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning live via online/television broadcast. The selection seemed to be quite diverse, with some snubs, but lots of acclaim as well focusing on the excellent films from 2014. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right down to it! This year, The Academy selected a total of eight Best Picture nominee films, including: Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Selma (!), Whiplash and American Sniper. So without further ado, here is the full list of 2015 nominees from 2014…

 Posted January 15 in Awards, Discuss, Movie News | Comments

Eastwood, Iñárritu, Linklater & Anderson Land DGA Nominations

Directors Guild Awards

As we continue into the awards season in early 2015, more guilds are announcing their nominees/awards for the outstanding films of 2014. Next up is the Directors Guild of America, one of the heavy weights and usually strong indicators of what's to come. The DGA announced nominees for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film 2014, and it's a rather eclectic and odd list of selections this year, not at all what we were expecting yet also exactly what we were expecting. Except for Clint Eastwood. How the hell did he end up on here? The two biggest snubs are Ava DuVernay of Selma and David Fincher of Gone Girl, who should've taken the spots given to Tyldum and Eastwood instead. Oh well. Full list below.

 Posted January 13 in Awards, Movie News | Comments

Watch: AFI Awards Montage Chronicles 120 Years of Cinema History

AFI's March of Time

In the heart of awards season, there's a lot of Hollywood patting themselves on the back for all the work they've put into cinema over the years. Of course, since we're cinephiles, we're more than happy to watch them do it every year. And today we have a little piece from the American Film Insititute (AFI), who handed out their awards last Friday (check out the honorees right here), and during the awards luncheon, played a video that simply runs through 120 years of cinema history (with some television at the end since AFI also honors that medium). We start in 1894 and move quickly through tons of highlights from the relatively short history of filmmaking. We've come a long way on the big screen in a short time. Watch!

 Posted January 12 in Awards, To Watch | Comments

Watch: 72nd Golden Globes Highlights with Amy Poehler & Tina Fey

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

Last night brought the 72nd Golden Globes, the first major awards show of the year honoring the best in film and television. And while we're only paying attention to the big screen winners, which included Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel as big winners, the entire show was full of some wonderful moments. There were heartfelt speeches (which were a little rushed towards the end), with many featuring tears (which also made my eyes get a little watery) and one hell of a fantastic (though all too brief) final hosting run for the dynamic duo of Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, who got relatively edgy last night. Watch!

 Posted January 11 in Awards, To Watch | Comments

2015 Golden Globe Awards Winners - 'Boyhood' Wins Best Drama

Golden Globe Award

The winners of the HFPA's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the precursor to the Academy Awards, have been announced tonight at a ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton hotel, hosted by the incredibly talented Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, back for three years in a row as some of the best hosts they've had. Our list below will be updated with all film-related winners as they're revealed during the ceremony's live broadcast. The nominees were odd as usual, and we're not sure who will win with so many great films in the running, so let's find out what the HFPA likes this time. Find out which films took home Globes! List below.

 Posted January 11 in Awards, Discuss, Movie News | Comments

'Grand Budapest Hotel' Leads Nominations for 2015 BAFTA Awards

BAFTAs / The Grand Budapest Hotel

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards don't arrive until Thursday, January 15th (that's less than a week), and the Golden Globes get handed out this Sunday at 8pm ET on NBC. But across the pond, our friends from the United Kingdom have just announced their nominations for the British equivalent of the Oscars. The nominations for the 68th Annual BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) were announced this morning, and Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed closely by Birdman and The Theory of Everything with 10 nominations each.

 Posted January 9 in Awards, Movie News | Comments

'Whiplash' & 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Land 2015 WGA Award Noms

WGA Awards / Guardians of the Galaxy

It's a big week for awards news now that the season of accolades is in full swing. This week we've already gotten the Producers Guild Awards nominees, and this morning the American Society of Cinematographers announced their nominations for the best cinematography. Now it's the Writers Guild of America (WGA) announcing their nominations for screenwriting. Last year's winners included Her, Captain Phillips and Stories We Tell, and this year there's an eclectic list of nominees including Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Damien Chazelle's Whiplash and even Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. No joke.

 Posted January 7 in Awards, Movie News | Comments

'Birdman', 'Unbroken', 'Mr. Turner' Score 2015 ASC Award Nods

ASC Award Nods

The 2015 awards season rolls on with the latest announcement of nominees for the American Society of Cinematographers. The ASC Award, as it's known, is one of the top prizes in cinematography. Last year, Emmanuel Lubezki won for his work on Gravity, and he's back in the running again this year for his work on Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. The four other nominees for the 2015 ASC Award have been revealed, with at least one weird choice that many did not see coming - The Imitation Game. There were an impressive number of beautifully-shot films this year, so don't forget this is not the definitive list.

 Posted January 7 in Awards, Movie News | Comments

2014 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Include 'Boyhood' & More

Boyhood / PGA

Awards season is in full swing. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards are airing this Sunday, January 11th, and the nominations for the Academy Awards are coming in just under two weeks. In the meantime, the nominations for the Producers Guild Awards have been revealed. The PGA award nominees are a solid predecessor to the Oscars with the honor of winning being nearly the equivalent of winning Best Picture. In addition, the PGA awards usually give us a pretty good idea of what films will actually be nominated for Best Picture when the Oscar nominations roll around. So what films made the cut this year?

 Posted January 5 in Awards, Movie News | Comments




Alex's Top 10 of 2014
1. Mommy
2. Whiplash
3. Force Majeure
4. Selma
5. The Overnighters
6. Blind
7. John Wick
8. Snowpiercer
9. The Imitation Game
10. Birdman
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Ethan's Top 10 of 2014
1. Wild
2. Boyhood
3. Whiplash
4. Guardians / Galaxy
5. The LEGO Movie
6. Gone Girl
7. Life Itself
8. Birdman
9. The Raid 2
10. They Came Tgthr
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