Handicapping the 2015 short film Oscar races

Handicapping the 2015 short film Oscar races

Need a little help with your office pool? We're here for you...

If you've been reading us this season then you know we've already given you pretty thorough analyses of this year's short film categories. I watched all the films that made it to the final consideration stage and offered up thoughts on each and some somewhat informed predictions. In the end, though, it was still tricky to guess, but I did get four of the five animated players right. Now, with nominees announced, it seems worth it to review. So let's…

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Ava DuVernay on screening 'Selma' at the White House 100 years after 'Birth of a Nation'

Ava DuVernay on screening 'Selma' at the White House 100 years after 'Birth of a Nation'

'A moment heavy with history and light with pure, pure joy all at once.'

Last week, Ava DuVernay took "Selma" to screen at the White House 100 years after "Birth of a Nation" became the first film to do so. To say the least, the occasion meant a great deal to the filmmaker.

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25 Most Anticipated films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

25 Most Anticipated films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Double the fun for Kristen Wiig and Cobie Smulders

If we've survived the Golden Globes, if the Oscar nominations have been announced and if the nation's television critics have finished getting the lowdown on what's new for the next six months, it can only mean one thing: Sundance Film Festival time.

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'Boyhood,' Ava DuVernay win top honors from gay and lesbian critics

'Boyhood,' Ava DuVernay win top honors from gay and lesbian critics

Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore win for acting

"Boyhood" has kept its precursor dominance strong with a win from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association's Dorian Awards. Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore took top honors while Ava DuVernay won director of the year.

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'Spider-Man,' 'Guardians,' 'Turtles' nominated by 3D society

'Spider-Man,' 'Guardians,' 'Turtles' nominated by 3D society

Might wanna narrow these down, folks...

The International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society has announced nominees for the year, and as best I can tell, it's pretty much every film released on 3D that landed a spot. That's probably not true, but it certainly seems that way.

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The Coen brothers will head up the 2015 Cannes Film Festival jury

The Coen brothers will head up the 2015 Cannes Film Festival jury

Eight of the duo's films have screened in competiton

It looks like the Coen brothers will be celebrating wrap on the now-filming "Hail, Caesar!" by heading up the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Tuesday morning in France. It marks the first time the fest will be chaired by two people.

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The 11 Most Psychotic Oscar-Winning Characters

And the Oscar goes to... craycray.

Let's face it: Psychos make good movie characters. Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch a deranged monster do his thing. Please, kill some strangers. Eat their remains if you like. Or just laugh maniacally. Any and all psychos are welcome.

Join us as we pick out the 11 most psychotic characters ever to earn acting Oscars. We've got recent wins, classic crazy people of the '70s, and we even travel back to the '30s for one particular moment of cuckoo cinema. Let's sharpen our knives and prepare for one insane, murderous trip.

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Exclusive: Anne Dorval makes things clear in new clip from Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy'

Exclusive: Anne Dorval makes things clear in new clip from Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy'

Cannes winner finally comes to U.S. this Friday

Awards season is tailor-made for disappointment, but you can add Anne Dorval to the list of actresses who clearly did not get the praise they were due. The 54-year-old French Canadian collaborated with writer/director Xavier Dolan for the fourth time with "Mommy," a drama which finally hits U.S. theaters on Friday and, boy, she's pretty damn great in it.

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How former lumberjack Dennis Gassner conjured a forest for 'Into the Woods'

How former lumberjack Dennis Gassner conjured a forest for 'Into the Woods'

Production Designer picked up his fifth nomination to date for the musical

Over the past three decades, Dennis Gassner has had a hand in creating many of Hollywood's most memorable on-screen worlds, from classic period ("Bugsy") to surreal contemporary ("The Truman Show") to other-wordly fantasy ("The Golden Compass"). This year, he's back at it again with "Into the Woods," his first foray into the classic movie musical.

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Off the Carpet: 'Sniper' aims for Oscar with box office dominance

Off the Carpet: 'Sniper' aims for Oscar with box office dominance

But is the road already paved for this year's winners?

The "Selma," #OscarsSoWhite thing was like kerosene to a match this weekend, and frankly, the reductivism on both sides made it impossible to even have a real conversation about it. So let's let that breathe for a beat. I have no epiphanies about it and neither does anyone else endlessly gnawing on it. Let's talk about what's out there now.

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