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    87th Annual Academy Awards

    Feb 22, 2015

    This ceremony was announced not following the 86th Academy Awards, but rather approximately one month after the 85th annual event.  For some things that might be considered overly optimistic, but not when it comes to the Academy Awards.  The Oscars are the pinnacle of Awards Season and, without question, one of the most coveted pieces of recognition anyone in the industry can receive.  What people will take home the prizes this year?  HitFix will be here to tell you all about it.

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    87th Annual Academy Awards Final Polls Close

    Feb 17, 2015

    The Academy Awards are less than a week away, and that means that it is time to get all of those ballots turned in so that the number folks can count them.  This Sunday evening we will all learn the results and, don't kid yourself, every vote counts.  We do not advocate taking an "early and often" stance, but we do suggest you exercise your franchise (if you are lucky enough to be eligible).

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    2015 AMPAS Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner

    Feb 07, 2015

    As you certainly know by now, during the Academy Awards ceremony (this year, that'll be on February 22nd) there is that tape they roll about a previously held ceremony where they handed out a number of Oscars on the scientific and technical side of things.  Those Oscars are being given out tonight at this dinner.

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    87th Annual Academy Awards Final Voting Begins

    Feb 06, 2015

    It was actually about three weeks ago that the nominees for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were announced.  That means that you, if you are lucky enough to have a ballot to cast, have had quite a long time to catch up on your watching of the nominees.  Now, starting today, you can cast those final votes.  The polls close on February 17th and the Awards are on February 22nd.

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    Critics' Choice Movie Awards

    Jan 15, 2015

    TV Network - A&E

    Broadcast live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium. Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show’s host.

    "Birdman" leads with 13 nominations as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Boyhood" aren't that far behind. Who deserves the biggest nods?

    Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain all to be feted with special awards.

    The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing almost 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

    The “The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” are produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

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    87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    Jan 15, 2015

    As is tradition, this morning (at 8:30am on the east coast), the Academy Award nominees will be revealed.  You can bet that we at HitFix (even those of us on the west coast) will be bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and all-hands-on-deck-ified for it. 

    Voting for the winners commences on February 6th, with the 87th Annual Academy Awards being held on February 22nd, so we are at this point just over a month from the conclusion of Awards Season.

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    87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Polls Close

    Jan 08, 2015

    You have had more than a week, but fewer than two, and now today, the nominations polls are going to close for this year's Academy Awards ceremony.  One week from today, at an absurdly early hour if you live on the west coast, we're going to find out just which films have received nominations and, if you get your ballot in by the end of the day today, your vote will count.

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    87th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Voting Begins

    Dec 29, 2014

    Screen credits forms were due back at the beginning of the month and now, today, nominations voting starts for the 87th Annual Academy Awards.  From today until polls close on January 8th, you can submit your picks for nominees.  On the 15th of January, you'll learn if said picks received nominations and on February 22nd, you'll learn if they have won an Oscar.

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    87th Annual Academy Awards Official Screen Credits Due

    Dec 03, 2014

    Today marks one in a long list of required steps in the Academy Awards process.  Today, official screen credit forms are due.  Coming up in the not-too-distant future is nomination voting (that starts on 12/29) and nomination announcements on 1/15.  The Awards themselves will be handed out on February 22nd.

     

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    2014 AMPAS Governors Awards

    Nov 08, 2014

    Every summer, honorees for the Governors Awards are announced and then, roughly around now, the awards themselves are bestowed upon said honorees.  Tonight, the Academy will be handing out the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Honorary Awards to deserving individuals within the film community.  Should you miss tonight's event, highlights will be included in February during the main Academy Awards telecast.

    The awards are going to be presented to: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards

    Mar 02, 2014

    After months of speculation and jockeying for position and predictions and estimations and guesses and contemplation, the Academy Awards will be handed out tonight.  The event, which will air on ABC once more, will end all of the aforementioned speculation and HitFix will be providing live commentary and analysis on the winners, losers, and ceremony itself.  Last year, as you may recall, Seth MacFarlane hosted to distinctly mixed reviews but a whole lot of people watched.  Will this year's ceremony, which features the return of Ellen DeGeneres, do better?

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Final Voting Ends

    Feb 25, 2014

    At 5pm today, all Academy Award voting will come to an end.  Said voting began on Valentine's Day and the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place this coming Sunday, March 2nd.  That means that the people who do the counting have less than a week to get the numbers tallied.  It also means that we have less than a week to wait until we learn the results of the tallying.

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    2014 AMPAS Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner

    Feb 15, 2014

    During this dinner the various Scientific and Technical Academy Awards will be handed out.  As you are well aware if you watch the Academy Awards, we will get to see a series of clips from this dinner during the ceremony itself.

    The main Academy Awards ceremony itself will be held on March 2nd.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Final Voting Begins

    Feb 14, 2014

    After weeks--months--of talk and speculation and jockeying, final voting for the 86th Annual Academy Awards begins today.  That doesn't mean that the jockeying is going to end, just that it's going to ramp up a little bit more before it all comes to a close. 

    Final voting ends on February 25th, with the 86th Annual Academy Awards taking place on March 2nd.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon

    Feb 10, 2014

    Nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony were announced back in mid-January and final voting begins this Friday.  Before that happens though, it is time for the nominees luncheon, an event that is going to be occurring today.

    The 86th Annual Academy Awards will take place on March 2nd.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    Jan 16, 2014

    This morning, bright and early, we will learn what movies and what individuals have been nominated for an Academy Award at the upcoming ceremony.  The Oscars will be handed out on Sunday March 2nd, giving everyone about six weeks to debate, argue, cajole, and generally convince everyone that they deserve to win the award.

    If Awards Season wasn't in high gear already, it certainly will be after this morning.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Voting Ends

    Jan 08, 2014

    Voting on Academy Award nominees began two days after Christmas, and many out there have been on pins and needles waiting to hear what movies and individuals have been nominated.  While we won't find that out until next Thursday, all nomination voting ends today at 5pm Pacific.

    The 86th Annual Academy Awards will be held on March 2nd.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Voting Begins

    Dec 27, 2013

    Come mid-January, the 16th in fact, we will learn just who has been nominated for an Oscar at the 86th annual ceremony.  Today though the voting for nominees begins with all voting to be finished at the end of the day on January 8th.  The Awards Season is, unquestionably, in full swing.

    The 86th Academy Awards will take place on March 2nd.

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    86th Annual Academy Awards Official Screen Credits Due

    Dec 02, 2013

    Today is the last day for hopeful nominees to turn in screen credits forms to the Academy.  Actually voting for nominees will begin on December 27th, with nominations being announced on January 16th and the awards ceremony itself taking place on March 2nd of next year.

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    2013 AMPAS Governors Awards

    Nov 16, 2013

    This year will mark the fifth annual Governors Awards, an event that celebrates the great and good work that members of the Hollywood community have done.  We get to see both lifetime achievement awards presented as well as humanitarian ones.  This year, Angelina Jolie, Piero Tosi, Angela Lansbury, and Steve Martin will all be honored. 

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    85th Annual Academy Awards

    Feb 24, 2013

    This year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will, once more, hand out statuettes to the best and brightest work we saw on the big screen during the previous calendar year.  The Oscars are but one of a number of awards that filmmakers can win during the season, but many would consider them the highest honor as well.  Seth MacFarlane is hosting the ceremony.

    You had best have your office pool entry ready to go, for tonight is the Oscars.  Watch, enjoy, and be sure to keep checking back in with us as the ceremony progresses.

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    85th Annual Academy Awards Final Polls Close

    Feb 19, 2013

    This is it, the home stretch, the final run, the moment before the moment.  The final polls close today.  The ceremony itself will be on the 24th, this Sunday night, but after the polls close today there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to change what is going to be in those envelopes.

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    2013 AMPAS Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner

    Feb 09, 2013

    Do you know how during the Oscars ceremony they roll that package about the awards handed out at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner?  Yes, well, this is that awards dinner.  The main awards ceremony is in another two weeks, but don't let that fool you -- these awards are no joke and reward some very deserving individuals.

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    85th Annual Academy Awards Final Voting Begins

    Feb 08, 2013

    The 85th Annual Academy Awards are now just over two weeks away (and the Scientific and Technical Awards are tomorrow).  The final ballots are heading out today and are due back on February 19th.  We are not all that far away from the end of a long Awards Season, and the best is yet to come.

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    85th Annual Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    Jan 10, 2013

    Bright and early this morning (earlier if you live on the West Coast), we will learn just what films and which filmmakers have been nominated for awards at the upcoming Oscars ceremony.  This year, the Academy Awards will be held on February 24th, little more than a month from now.

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    85th Annual Academy Awards Nomination Polls Close

    Jan 04, 2013

    Those who are allowed to vote in the Academy Awards nominations process have had more than two weeks to turn in their ballots.  Presumably however, as in the real world, people will procrastinate.  Well, that procrastination ends today -- all voting must be completed by 5pm today.  The nominations will be announced on January 10th.

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    85th Annual Academy Awards Nomination Voting Begins

    Dec 17, 2012

    From today until January 3rd, a select few individuals will be voting on nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards.  The nominations themselves will be announced on January 10th with the Oscars airing on February 24th.

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    2012 AMPAS Governors Awards

    Dec 01, 2012

    The Governors Awards will be handed out for the fourth time this evening.  Last year, James Earl Jones and Dick Smith were recipients of Honorary Awards, while Oprah Winfrey took home the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.  The event will take place at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

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    85th Annual Academy Awards Official Screen Credits Due

    Nov 30, 2012

    In the first of roughly eight million five hundred thousand and forty two deadlines that have to be met for the 85th Annual Academy Awards (being held Sunday February 24, 2013), today the official screen credit forms are due.  This provides us (and the Academy) with the final listing of whom is eligible to win what.

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    84th Annual Academy Awards

    Feb 26, 2012

    After all the ballots, all the politics, all the shmoozing and the punditry, the Academy Awards are going to air live this evening.  Eddie Murphy, who was nominated for his work on "Dreamgirls," was going to host this year, but he dropped out and once and future host Billy Crystal is stepping in again.  Will Crystal be able to bring his legendary abilities to the fore once more?  Will your favorite take home the most coveted film award in the business?

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    Academy Awards

    Feb 22, 2009

    Hugh Jackman hosts the 81st Annual Academy Awards.  Producers Larry Mark and Bill Condon expect to make some dramatic changes to the show as well as lots of surprises.

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