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Why Birdman Should Win Best Picture

Birdman, Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is the type of film that insults the state of the industry it inhabits, as well as the tastes of the audience that consumes it. Read on to find out why this qualifies the film for top honors, no questions asked!

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Why Birdman Is Now The Clear Best Picture Frontrunner At The Oscars

This year's Best Picture Oscar race has been an incredibly tight one, with various frontrunners jumping ahead before receding back into the scrum over the last few months. Recently it looked like Richard Linklater's Boyhood was a lock, what with its big win at the Golden Globes, but now it seems the tide has changed.

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Birdman Was Originally Going To End With This Epic Johnny Depp Cameo

Of all the films nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman has what can certainly be called the most ambiguous ending. But that wasn't always the case.

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Little Kids Reenacting The Best Picture Nominees Is Adorable

This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."

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Watch Michael Keaton Act Out Birdman Scenes, As Rewritten By Little Kids

While Michael Keaton has earned heaps of praise and an Academy Award nomination for his darkly dramatic turn in Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, we will never forget that most of the star's career has been dedicated to work in comedy.

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Monday Movie Memo: Birdman And American Sniper Move Up The Oscar Charts

Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.

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Forget Boyhood! We Might Have A New Best Picture Frontrunner

For the past few years, the Producers Guild Awards have had a tremendously strong influence on the Academy Awards. In fact, the last seven PGA winners have wound up going on to take home the Best Picture prize at the Oscars. As a result, it’s certainly notable that Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman took home the award at this year’s ceremony – but it’s also interesting to note that the other two major winners weren’t even nominated by the Academy.

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Emma Stone's Reaction To Her Oscar Nomination Is Filthy And Perfect

Just about everyone is either “surprised,” “shocked,” “delighted” or “thrilled.” Too few actors actually drop F-bomb in their statements, however, which makes Emma Stone’s forwarded statement the best we’ve read in years… if not ever.

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Can Any Film Beat Boyhood For Best Picture?

Phase Two of the marathon is all about maintaining momentum if you are the leader, and introducing doubt if you are a neighboring competitor. Do you think any film can slow Boyhood’s roll between now and February 22?

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Directors Guild Goes With American Sniper And Clint Eastwood Over Selma

Are these five DGA nominees locks for Oscar? Not exactly. There have been exceptions over the years, where one or two DGA nominees didn’t carry over to Oscar’s ballot.

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10 Big Golden Globes Winners And Losers

Now that the dust has settled and all of the results are in, it’s time to look at the big winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes. Who or what gained the most momentum? Who or what lost the most? Read on to find out!

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2015 BAFTA Nominations, See The Complete List

The 2015 BAFTA Nominations were announced this morning and there were some surprising nominations among big time snubs.

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The 20 Best Movies Of 2014, According To Metacritic Users

If you ask me, no one really likes putting together a “best movies” list. It’s no easy task and your order is forever changing depending on your mood and environment. So it’s times like this when I enjoy turning the reigns over to outside sources. The community over at Metacritic has put together its annual best-of rankings, including the 20 best movies of 2014.

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5 Big Things The PGA Noms Tell Us About The Oscars

The Producers Guild Association is the latest group to drop its selection for the best of 2014, and those of us tracking each step of the Oscar marathon found more than enough interesting elements to single out.

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Watch This Supercut Of Epic Movie Shots From 2014

This supercut of 2014's best shots of cinematography might just leave you with stars in your eyes. Check out what one editor thought was the best of the best online.

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Why Michael Keaton Thinks The Birdman-Batman Comparisons Are Superficial

When you first see ads for Birdman, it’s easy to make a comparison between real-life Michael Keaton and his character Riggan Thomson. Both became famous after starring in a massively popular superhero franchise, and both tried to make a name for themselves with other, more "serious" projects after a brief spell.

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Awards Blend: Angelina Jolie And Unbroken Just Received A Christmas Miracle

A number of films moved up and down the Awards Blend charts as we sailed past Christmas. As of Friday, December 26, here’s where I think our major contenders stand.

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The Academy Awards Just Disqualified Birdman From Competing In This Oscar Category

Antonio Sanchez, Alejandro Inarritu and Fox Searchlight worked quietly but furiously behind the scenes to appeal to the Academy branch so that the score could remain in contention. But it is being reported that the response was “overwhelming” in favor of not making this score eligible.

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The 2015 Critics Choice Nominations: Get The Complete List Here

The CCMAs are selected by critics, and have no direct influence on the Oscars. But as I mentioned in the last episode of Awards Blend (our weekly Oscar podcast), recognition by groups like SAG and the BFCA only help a film’s Oscar campaign, and an omission by a key organization like the BFCA can damage a campaign (or, at the very least, set it back).

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Michael Keaton Has The Best Reason Not To Be Jealous Of A New Batman

Michael Keaton just shut down every other Batman to follow him in what is undoubtedly the best response to any question... ever.

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