Live blogging the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Live blogging the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Follow along as we watch Michael Strahan wrestle with the material

Hey everyone! We've been up working almost non-stop since 5:30 AM for the Academy Award nominations and haven't napped yet.  That means it's time to live-blog the 2015 Critics' Choice Awards right?  Who's excited?  Anyone got an over/under for a "LEGO Movie" or "Dick Poop" call out? 

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Rosamund Pike wishes Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens were also nominated for 'Gone Girl'

Rosamund Pike wishes Carrie Coon and Kim Dickens were also nominated for 'Gone Girl'

First timer has been sort of busy with a new addition

LOS ANGELES — Rosamund Pike has had other things on her mind lately than the Oscar nominations. She's been on the circuit attending the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala and the Golden Globes, but there's been this new addition who has sort of preoccupied her free time.  The "Gone Girl" star says she was "stunned" and that her lead actress Oscar nomination is "amazing," but that she was also completely unprepared for it all.

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Marion Cotillard made fun of her friends for saying she'd get an Oscar nomination

Marion Cotillard made fun of her friends for saying she'd get an Oscar nomination

'Two Days, One Night' star thrilled Dardennes' movie is coming to the Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES — As always, there were a number of surprises Thursday morning with the announcement of the 87th Academy Awards nominations, but one of the biggest ones was Marion Cotillard's nod in the lead actress category for "Two Days, One Night."  

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'Birdman' and 'Grand Budapest' lead 2015 Oscar nominations as snubs abound

'Birdman' and 'Grand Budapest' lead 2015 Oscar nominations as snubs abound

"Lego Movie," Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal don't make the cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards Thursday morning and Fox Searchlight's "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" led all nominees with nine each. "The Imitation Game" followed with eight and "Boyhood" and "American Sniper" each found six nominations. "The Theory of Everything," "Whiplash," "Interstellar" and "Foxcatcher" were the other films to receive major recognition earning five each.

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'Groundhog Day's' Harold Ramis to receive WGA Awards lifetime achievement award

'Groundhog Day's' Harold Ramis to receive WGA Awards lifetime achievement award

'Ghostbusters' and 'Groundhog Day' writer to receive posthoumous honor

Harold Ramis, the man behind "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day," passed away last February at the age of 69. Like many, the Writers Guild of America hasn't forgotten the impact he made over a 38-year career. The organization announced Tuesday that they will honor the writer/director/actor with the WGA's 2015 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards ceremony next month. Ramis' wife, Erica Mann Ramis, and family will accept the award on his behalf.

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That time Taylor Swift, Lorde and Eddie Redmayne were the center of the Golden Globes

That time Taylor Swift, Lorde and Eddie Redmayne were the center of the Golden Globes

FOX and WB In Style parties were the place to be after the big show

BEVERLY HILLS — Once the Golden Globes show is over, the party really begins. Actually, let's rephrase that: that's when the "parties" begin. This year there were six on the grounds of the Beverly Hilton and another just a few miles away. But, as you'd suspect, the place to be is where the winners are and for the movie world that meant the FOX/20th Century Fox/Fox Searchlight shindig or the now legendary annual Warner Bros./In Style fete. The former featured big winners from "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Birdman," "How To Train Your Dragon 2" and FX's "Fargo." The latter is the party where every possible movie, TV and music star collides in a shoulder-to-shoulder extravaganza of pop culture. There was one moment at the WB/In Style event, however, which just has to be discussed before anything else.

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Review Season Premiere: 'Looking' - 'Looking for Results' and maybe some music

Review Season Premiere: 'Looking' - 'Looking for Results' and maybe some music

The boys are back in a cabin in the woods

A year after it tried to live up to an unfathomable and unfair wave of hype that crowned it the "gay" "GIRLS," HBO's "Looking" returned for its second season Sunday night.  The series began by introducing us to three "almost" best friends, Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Augustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) and Dom (Murray Bartlett) and then almost immediately sent them their separate ways for most of the first eight episodes.  Augustin moved out of his apartment to be with his then boyfriend Frankie (O.T. Fagbenle), Dom seemed to mostly hang out with his own roommate, Doris (Lauren Weedman), and Patrick pretty much became the center of the show.  Not what most people expected based on the TV spots and outdoor ads.

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Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's 'Mistress America' finds a home with Searchlight

Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig's 'Mistress America' finds a home with Searchlight

First Sundance acquisition two weeks before the festival begins

Sundance is about two weeks away and the first major acquisition has already occurred. Fox Searchlight has picked up Noah Baumbach's "Mistress America" which is scheduled to premiere on Jan. 24 in Park City, Utah.  "America" is the second collaboration between Baumbach and Greta Gerwig after 2012's critically acclaimed dramedy "Frances Ha." Once again the duo co-wrote the screenplay, Baumbach directed and Gerwig stars.  She's joined ths time around by newcomer Lola Kirke and a relatively unknown cast.  

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'Grand Budapest' dominates BAFTA as 'Selma' snub raises Oscar red flags

'Grand Budapest' dominates BAFTA as 'Selma' snub raises Oscar red flags

'Birdman' and 'Theory of Everything' tie with 10 nominations each

The most important thing to consider when looking at the 2015 BAFTA Awards nominations is that the voting process is actually (mostly) the opposite of the Academy Awards.  For the Best Film and acting categories, the entire membership can vote on the nominations and winners. Other honors, such as Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Director, Editing, Make-Up & Hair, Original Music, Production Design, Sound, and Special Visual Effects, are determined completely by their respective branches. That means, for the most part, that the BAFTA nominations are a reflection of broad support in the top five races. Keep that in mind.

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2015 BAFTA Awards nominations

2015 BAFTA Awards nominations

'Grand Budapest Hotel' leads with 11 nominations

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominees for the 2015 BAFTA Awards early Friday morning. 

For complete analysis of this year's nominations and what they could mean for the upcoming Oscar nods click here.

The complete list of this year's BAFTA Awards nominees is as follows:

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